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Vertebrate Publishing

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  • Alps Mountain Bikingby Steve Mallett

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 29.09

    Alps Mountain Biking is a guide to the western Alps. It reveals epic rocky descents, high-altitude blasts and hidden Alpine singletrack, all set against a backdrop of snowy peaks, pine forests and clear blue skies. This is some of the greatest singletrack, enduro and downhill riding the mountains have to offer. Featuring the Alpine hot spots alongside... more...

  • In Some Lost Placeby Sandy Allan

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world?s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-metre peak. Ten expeditions had tried and failed to... more...

  • Troll Wallby Tony Howard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Norway, 1965. A team of young climbers from the north of England camp at the bottom of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe - the Troll Wall. No one has dared attempt this gigantic challenge before. Some say it will never be climbed. This will be the adventure of a lifetime. Rain and snow soak them as they climb. Avalanches and loose rock threaten... more...

  • Deep Playby Paul Pritchard; John Middendorf; Andy Parkin

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, Paul Pritchard's Deep Play is a unique, stylish and timeless commentary reflecting the pressures and rewards of climbing some of the world's hardest and most challenging rock climbs. Pritchard started climbing in Lancashire before moving to join the vibrant Llanberis scene of the mid... more...

  • Vertical Pleasureby Mick Fowler

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Sacred Summitsby Peter Boardman; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Mountain tops have long been seen as sacred places, home to gods and dreams. In one climbing year Peter Boardman visited three very different sacred mountains. He began in the New Year, on the South Face of the Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea. This shark?s fin of steep limestone walls and sweeping glaciers is the highest point between the Andes and... more...

  • The Mantisby Philip Temple

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    It is not the courage to go back up that we need. It?s the courage to go down. Just to go on … ' In 1977 a British expedition led by Himalayan veteran Geoff Strickland, summiteer of K2 and Everest among others, set off to attempt the first ascent of unclimbed Puthemojar – the ‘Mantis? – in the Karakoram. 25,311 feet high, renowned for its difficulty,... more...

  • Climbing Downby Graham Wilson; Gerry Dale

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    Graham Wilson?s Climbing Down, selected as a Travel Book of the Week in The Guardian, features long distance walks in the Scottish, Welsh and English hills — but in manageable chunks. Wilson makes an entertaining companion; once he was fit enough for the Bob Graham Round, now he‘s the victim of a crumbling hip. So, he breaks the walks into sections... more...

  • Lure of the Mountainsby Michael D. Lowes

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes, a pupil of Beetham's at Barnard Castle School in County Durham, and with a foreword by Graham Ratcliffe MBE, the first Briton to have summited... more...

  • Hillwalkingby Steve Long

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain Training?s walking schemes. This fully updated third edition covers every aspect of walking in the hills, from clothing and equipment to... more...