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- Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
From his early years Tom Weir MBE was set on making his way as an explorer, writer and photographer, a progress interrupted by World War Two but then leading to expeditions ranging from the Himalayas to Greenland. For over forty years his feature ?My Month? appeared in the Scots Magazine, reflecting his fascination with Scotland, its remote corners,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2010; US$ 26.95
One of the best mountaineers of our generation ?nally reveals the details of his many exciting extreme alpine ascents?ascents in which his only equipment is a pair of shoes and a small bag for holding chalk. Clinging to the crevasses in mountain walls, with muscles bulging as he makes his free ascent, Huber has become one of the world?s most recognized... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95
The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster. One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on his numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with the survivors, the families of the lost... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00
On the night of April 9, 1997, Warren Macdonald , a fit and experienced bushwalker, set out to climb Mount Bowen on Hinchinbrook Island, an unspoiled tropical paradise off the Australian coast. These would be his last steps as a fully intact human being: a freak rock fall pinned him for two days alone under a one-ton boulder, resulting in a double... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 15.62
The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also the man who repaid his debt... more...
- Atria Books 2010; Not Available
Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...