Mountain Climbing as American Transcendental Pilgrimage: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Colorado 14ers Peakbaggers (Studies in Art and Religious Interpre

Mountain Climbing as American Transcendental Pilgrimage: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Colorado 14ers Peakbaggers (Studies in Art and Religious Interpre

By: Dennis Tobin (author)Hardback

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Fifty-four 14,000-foot mountains, or 14ers, are the focal points in the cultural geography of Colorado mountaineering. This work summarizes an analysis of both peakbagger narratives and mountaineering literature, and identifies spatial data of peakbaggers.

Contents

Introduction: inquiry; personification; portraiture. Literature review: geography; nature; pilgrimage; Qualitative methodology: data; diachrony; scale; narration; transection. Place: Colorado 14ers; pilgrimage landscape; poetic landscape; scale; spatial symbolism. Club organization and individual members: Colorado Mountain Club; Peakbagging. Who climbs?: time; age; extra; career; times. Climbers or pilgrims?: commodity; beauty; language; discipline; transcendental; sentimental; funeral; communitas; sport; intrinsic; analysis. Transcendental pilgrimage: religion; reiteration; transcendental Ziggurat model. Summary of conclusions. Appendices: the 54 Fourteeners of Colorado; Colorado Mountain Club mission statement; transect model; "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773467552
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773467552
  • ISBN10: 0773467556

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