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Vertebrate Publishing

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  • Kamet Conqueredby Frank Smythe

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Frank Smythe??????s fascinating book Kamet Conquered tells of his successful bid to make the first ascent of Kamet (7,756 metres) in 1931. Through Smythe, an experienced high-altitude mountaineer, the reader experiences all the tension, fatigue, discomfort and struggle of a major expedition but is also able to enjoy the sublime descriptions of nature... more...

  • Always a Little Furtherby Alastair Borthwick

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Alastair Borthwick??????s classic tale of camping, hiking and climbing tells of the freedom and fellowship enjoyed by climbers in Scotland in the 1930s. His beautiful, vivid descriptions of the landscape are only rivalled by his colourfully drawn, highly entertaining cast of characters, all of whom are passionate about the outdoors and their place... more...

  • Adventures in the Northlandsby Tony Howard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 1.99

    'Lightning hit the cliff high above us, sending a dumper-load of rocks thrumming like jagged cannonballs out of the clouds to explode around us. Bill took a direct hit on his helmet, which was smashed. He hung limply and silently on the rope. His face, which was streaming with blood from a gash in his head, was a ghastly shade of white. For a horrible... more...

  • Adventures in Mindby Heather Dawe; Al Powell

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    ‘The last descent and I can’t let myself think it’s in the bag. Anything could happen, take it easy, take no risks. Just get to the finish and win. ‘The challenge and anticipation that pushes me to try harder. The obsessive urge to achieve. It’s not all about winning. Why do I do it?’ Growing up in Bristol, Heather... 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$ 5.99

    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... more...

  • The Riddle of Sphinx Rockby Ronald Turnbull; Colin Brash

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 3.99

    ‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each year and has seen the birth of two separate sorts of hill sport. In The Riddle of Sphinx Rock, award-winning outdoor writer Ronald... more...

  • One Day as a Tigerby John Porter; Stephen Venables

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 21.80

    ‘The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.? In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures... more...

  • Conquistadors of the Uselessby Lionel Terray; David Roberts; Geoffrey Sutton

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    ‘I have given my whole life to the mountains. Born at the foot of the Alps, I have been a ski champion, a professional guide, an amateur of the greatest climbs in the Alps and a member of eight expeditions to the Andes and the Himalayas. If the word has any meaning at all, I am a mountaineer.? So Terray begins Conquistadors of the Useless– not with... more...

  • The Central Buttress of Scafellby Graham Wilson; Elizabeth Cripps

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    Few climbs are awarded the honour of being reduced to their initials. CB, the Central Buttress of Scafell, considered for years to be the hardest climb in the British Isles, is one of them. ‘Have any of you ever noticed a bayonet-shaped crack descending from the skyline about midway between Moss Ghyll and Botterill?s Crack on Scawfell? No? Has it... more...