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- Wilderness Press 2008; US$ 10.95
The most popular route to Mt. Whitney's summit is the 22-mile round-trip Mt. Whitney Trail. Although the hike is non-technical, would-be hikers need to be prepared for the altitude, long distance, elevation gain, mountain weather, and other potential dangers. Author and seasoned Sierra hiker Elizabeth Wenk provides the authoritative, step-by-step... more...
- John Blake 2009; US$ 9.99
Swapping the nine-to-five grind for the freedom of the great outdoors, Johnny Muir set off on a 5,000-mile cycling and walking odyssey. His mission? To visit the summit of the United Kingdom?s 92 countries?in 92 days. Never mind unexploded shells in Yorkshire, biting bugs in the Cairngorms, or the grueling task of climbing the equivalent of 14 Everests,... more...
- NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00
Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Recent Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association, Sociology of Emotions Section. Many search and rescue workers voluntarily interrupt their lives when they are called upon to help strangers. They awake in the middle of the night to cover miles of terrain in search of lost hikers or leave work to search... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2012; US$ 13.11
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In ?Cairngorm John? (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49
In his own words Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love of climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation; his reputation was forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes (of which the most famous was the Eiger Direct). Infused... more...
- Ecademy Press Ltd 2011; US$ 14.99
In 1999 British mountaineer Nigel Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips and suffered severe heel damage trapped overnight in a savage, life-threatening storm below the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. This is an inspiring, highly-readable personal account of how he went on to climb the highest mountains on the world's... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 32.99
Disaster strikes. A ship goes down, a plane crashes, a party of travellers is cut off. But when the panic and confusion subside and the dead are counted, the survivors must find a way to keep surviving. And in desperation, unconstrained by law or conventional authority, the tactics they resort to can be both horrifying and ultimately self-destructive.... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
On Thin Ice is Mick Fowler?s second set of climbing memoirs, following Vertical Pleasure. Here, the celebrated mountaineer records his expeditions since 1990. Despite work and family commitments, he has maintained a regular series of ?big trips? to challenging objectives around the world with a sequence of major successes: Taweche (1995, with Pat... more...
- Beaufort Books 2013; US$ 24.95
In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days -- an average of 47 miles per day -- she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. The most amazing part of this... more...