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A special thanks

The project would not have been possible without the kind advice, assistance and encouragement of the following people:

Malcolm Eldridge, member of the British Alpine Club
Glyn Hughes, honorary secretary of the British Alpine Club
Urs Kneubühl, director of the Swiss Alpine Museum
Laudo Albrecht of Pro Natura's Aletsch Centre
Hans-Ueli Klossner of the Mountain Guide Office Grindelwald
Joe Luggen, director of tourism in Grindelwald
Thomas Antonietti of the cantonal museum of history in Valais
Samuel Michel, director of Grindelwald's Heimatmuseum
Hans Peter Holzhauser, scientist at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Kaspar von Almen, former owner of the Hotel Jungfrau on Wengern Alp
Andreas von Almen, owner of the Hotel Bellevue - Des Alpes on the Kleine Scheidegg
The Jungfrau Railways


Thomas Antonietti, "Bauern, Bergführer Hoteliers", Hier + Jetzt, 2000
Karl Baedeker, "Baedeker's Switzerland" Baedeker, 1897
Samuel Brawand, "Grindelwalder Bergführer", Heimatvereinigung Grindelwald, 1973
Ronald Clark, "The Early Alpine Guides", Phoenix House, 1949
Ronald Clark, "The Alps", Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973
W.A.B. Coolidge, "Swiss Travel and Swiss Guide-Books", Longmans, Green, and co., 1889
Gavin de Beer, "Alps and Men", Edward Arnold, 1932
Claire Eliane Engel, "A history of mountaineering in the Alps", Allen and Unwin, 1950
Fergus Fleming, "Killing Dragons", Granta, 2000
Verena Gurtner, "Jungfrau Express", de Prato Books, 1997
L. Gaulis, R. Creux, "Pionniers suisses de l'hôtellerie", Editions de Fontainemore, 1976
Ulrich Halder, "Die Villa Cassel im Spiegel der Zeit", 2000
John Murray "Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Switzerland 1838", Leicester University Press, 1970
Jim Ring, "How the English made the Alps", John Murray, 2,000
Rudolf Rubi and Emil Sutter, "Bergführer im Glück und im Leid", Emil Sutter, 1998
John Ruskin, "Sesame and Lilies", George Allen, 1893
Leslie Stephen, "The Playground of Europe", Longmans, Green, and co., 1899
Les Swindin, "Bernese Oberland selected climbs" Alpine Club guidebooks

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