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Vertebrate Publishing

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  • 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...

  • Nanda Deviby Eric Shipton; Jim Perrin; Stephen Venables; Hugh Ruttledge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    ‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.? Nanda Devi is one of the most inaccessible mountains in the Himalaya. It is surrounded by a huge ring of peaks, among them some of the highest mountains in the Indian... more...

  • Beyond Limitsby Steve McClure

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Beyond Limits is the autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world's top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion for climbing and how it has dictated... more...

  • One Day as a Tigerby John Porter; Stephen Venables

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    ‘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...

  • The Ascent of Nanda Deviby H W Tilman; Stephen Venables; Jim Perrin; Hugh Ruttledge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    ‘I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it.? – H. W. Tilman, on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi. In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Two years later an expedition led by H. W. Tilman reached the summit. It was the highest mountain to be climbed until 1950. The Ascent... more...

  • Everestby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn?t rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself.? In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach... more...

  • Freedom Climbersby Bernadette McDonald

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Freedom Climbers is the multi award-winning book by Bernadette McDonald, now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to Vertebrate Publishing.   Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world?s leading Himalayan climbers.... more...

  • The Wild Withinby Simon Yates

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86

    'All mountaineers develop differently. Some go higher, some try ever-steeper faces and others specialise in a particular range or region. I am increasingly drawn to remoteness ? to places where few others have trod.'   The Wild Within is the third book from Simon Yates, one of Britain's most accomplished and daring mountaineers. With his insatiable... more...

  • Echoesby Nick Bullock; Paul Pritchard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86

    “As I sat cradling the man?s head, with his blood and brains sticking to my hands, I heard a voice – my own voice. It was asking me something. Asking how I had ended up like this, desperate and lost among people who thought nothing of caving in a man?s head and then standing back to watch him die.? Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security... more...

  • No Place to Fallby Victor Saunders

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    No Place to Fall is Victor Saunder?s follow up to his Boardman Tasker Prize winning debut book Elusive Summits. Covering three expeditions to familiar and unfamiliar ranges in Nepal, the Karakoram and the Kumaon, each shares the exhilaration of attempting new alpine-style routes on terrifyingly committing mountains. In 1989 Victor Saunders and Steve... more...