Assignments

Why We Climb Assignment

Project Assignment 

Pick a Mountain Assignment

Pick a Mountaineer

Project Prospectus

Readings

Week One:

CFP – Global Mountains Conference

Climbing Theory: A Handbook

CFP Panel on Verticality – ICHG2018 Warsaw

Malone Conference: Heights and Depths of History

 

Week Two:

Thinking Mountains Conference

Reidy, “The Most Recent Orogeny”

 

Long – Wall Rats – Yosemite

Rosenfeld – Why Men Climb

Huxley – Chamois

 

Week Three:

Daumal, Mount Analogue

 

Week Four:

Reidy – Tides of History – Chapter Eight

Reidy – From Oceans through Islands to Mountains

Reidy – Mountains and Minds – Chicago Proposal

 

Week Five:

Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind

Assignment: Pick a Mountain

 

Week Six:

Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind

 

 

Week Seven:

Pick a Mountaineer Assignment Due

(Example: Reidy on Halford John Mackinder)

 

Schrepfer – Introduction

Schrepfer – Part I

Schrepfer – Chapter 8

Schrepfer – Epilogue

 

The Curse of the Female First Ascent

 

Week Eight:

Maurice Hertzog, Annapurna

 

Week Nine:

Maurice Herzog, Annapurna

Journal Article Review Assignment Due

 

Week Ten: Spring Break

 

Week Eleven:

Bozeman Rock Climbing – Chapter One – Introduction

Bozeman Rock Climbing – Chapter Two – Geology

Bozeman Rock Climbing – Chapter Three – History

 

Taylor – Mapping Adventure

 

Week Twelve:

Taylor – Moralists

Taylor – Dirtbags

Prospectus and Sources Assignment Due

 

Week Thirteen:

Sherry Ortner, Life and Death on Everest

 

Week Fourteen:

Sherry Ortner, Life and Death on Everest

 

“Patagonia’s Philosopher King” in The New Yorker

Chouinard_1972

You can also see the original one here: http://climbaz.com/chouinard72/chouinard.html

Chouinard – Coonyard I

Chouinard – Coonyard II

 

Week Fifteen:

Final Research Project Due