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- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 13.99
In the 1960s an American named John Harlin II changed the face of Alpine climbing. Gutsy and gorgeous -- he was known as "the blond god" -- Harlin successfully summitted some of the most treacherous mountains in Europe. But it was the north face of the Eiger that became Harlin's obsession. Living with his wife and two children in Leysin, Switzerland,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 16.95
Roughing it doesn't have to be uncomfortable...or expensive! Camping in Comfort is the complete guide to help you enjoy the latest advances in outdoor gear without wasting money on expensive, unnecessary paraphernalia. Packed with information on tents, sleeping gear, clothing, footwear, and camp kitchens, it also offers detailed information on... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
The perfect family getaway is closer than you think. This easy-to-use, affordable guide helps parents transform their own backyards into unforgettable family escapes-from insect safaris to sports camps, artist colonies to pet parades and block parties. * Great activities for kids of all ages-can be adapted for use by camp counselors, Scout and... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00
A travel writer describes in detail forty of the world's most singular and offbeat travel adventures, from paddling by sea kayak around the fjords of Greenland to an elephant safari through Botswana, detailing tour outfitters, gear, health tips, and more. more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.95
It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine ? he spent three years retracing the... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 30.00
After two years of training with the British Mount Everest Expedition, Edmund Hillary, along with Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, completed the challenging climb to become the first men to reach the summit of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953. But this historic achievement didn't mean the end of Hillary's adventures.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Mountain climbing is a difficult sport, at best, and its practitioners are unique. Here is a collection of interviews with 15 famed mountain climbers and three historians of the sport. Covering international climbing in all its aspects, including rock-face climbing, ice climbing, and high-summit ascension, these mountaineers relate their experiences,... more...
- Dundurn Press 2009; US$ 11.99
In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.00
This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area?s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed... more...