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- Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
Vertical Pleasure is the first set of climbing memoirs from Mick Fowler ? Britain?s hardest-climbing tax inspector, the ?Mountaineer?s Mountaineer? and recipient of the Piolet d?Or. Vertical Pleasure begins with Fowler?s early teenage years on easy British rock and Swiss 4000m peaks under the guidance of his father. A frenzied spell follows, with... more...
- Derrydale Press 2003; US$ 17.99
Though this book was written with women in mind (there is a section on hiking while pregnant, for example), men will enjoy the ins and outs of proper equipment and how to use it, difficulty level of various mountains, the kinds of terrain a child may or may not be able to handle, and the health and spiritual benefits of walking in the mountains. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00
What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death , David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating... more...
- Channel View Publications 2007; US$ 59.95
Offers an examination of the behaviour, attitudes and motivations of backpacker tourists as well as the growth of the infrastructure behind backpacker tourism phenomenon throughout the world. This volume provides theoretically informed case studies of individual destinations of backpackers. more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
How we walk, where we walk, why we walk tells the world who and what we are. Whether it's once a day to the car, or for long weekend hikes, or as competition, or as art, walking is a profoundly universal aspect of what makes us humans, social creatures, and engaged with the world. Cultural commentator, Whitbread Prize winner, and author of Sex Collectors... more...
- Atria Books 2009; US$ 15.00
Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After... more...
- Tracks Publishing 1999; US$ 9.99
Aimed specifically at the novice outdoor adventurer, this comprehensive guide explains the essential gear, preparations, precautions, and techniques required for day hiking and short backpacking trips. Through informative, entertaining, and encouraging personal anecdotes, the guide emphasizes the physical, aesthetic, and spiritual benefits of spending... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95
A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First... more...