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Vertebrate Publishing

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  • The Kangchenjunga Adventureby Frank Smythe

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.36

    ‘We went to Kangchenjunga in response not to the dictates of science, but in obedience to that indefinable urge men call adventure.? In 1930, an expedition set out to climb the world?s third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga. As yet unclimbed, a number of attempts had been made on the peak, including two in the previous year. The Kangchenjunga Adventure... more...

  • Nanga Parbat Pilgrimageby Hermann Buhl; Hugh Merrick

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat – the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners... more...

  • The Stormsby Mike Trueman

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend?s yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England. But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned progressively darker and the winds gathered pace.... more...

  • Jerry Moffatt - Revelationsby Jerry Moffatt; Niall Grimes

    Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 18.94

    When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber,... 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...

  • 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...