Finding “Images D’Escalades” earlier this year led me to works by F.S. Smythe, a top mountaineer in his day who was also known for his wonderful writing and photography. Among his published books is “A Camera in the Hills,” which is a collection of pictures he took during two expeditions to the British Hills and Swiss Alps between 1938 and 1939 – in addition to the photos, Smythe also discusses the technical details and composition behind each making it an excellent resource for those learning about landscape and mountaineering photography.

The Summit of Mont Blanc

On the Ridge of the Weisshorn
Gathering Storm
The Matterhorn Through the Trees

On the Summit of the Aiguille de Bionnassay
The Matterhorn at Sunrise
Early Morning on the Zermatt Weisshorn
Clouds over Courmayeur
Descending the Aiguille de Bionnassay
The Aiguille de Bionnassay from the East
Mont Blanc: The Last 1,000 Feet
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Climbing the Alps in the 1940’s
Yosemite in the Sixties
The 1921 Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition
Thirty Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography