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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
?The authors bring extreme climbing to life. . . . Perhaps no author can rationalize why some choose to risk their lives . . . for the thrill of conquering a mountain. The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time.?? The Denver Post In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood atop Washington?s... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.00
The Longest Climb is the utterly compelling account of Dominic and his team's expedition from the Dead Sea to the peak of Everest. His team EverestMax were the first ever to make this extraordinary journey. Following an old Victorian route, Dominic cycled through Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India on his way to Tibet and the bottom... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 18.08
'A gripping, almost unbelievable story of survival that offers insight into a largely misunderstood domain.' The Sun HeraldLincoln Hall set off for Everest in early May 2006. Five weeks after reaching Base Camp in Tibet, he began his push for the summit. After three days of climbing higher into the oxygenless air, he was blessed with a perfect summit... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.55
'The best book about mountaineering ever ? It should be read by everyone who still understands the spirit of human endeavour, courage and sacrifice and who holds adventure in their heart.' Sunday TelegraphThe highest point on earth - the summit of Everest - is every climber's dream. In 1984, it was the goal of a small team of Australians. They planned... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.00
In 1997, Andy Cave returned from the Himalayas, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the savage ordeal, he must examine his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life so far. Will he have the courage to undertake such a challenge again? Does... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.00
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BILL BRYSON An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956. Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99
The true story of the tragedy and survival on one of the world's most dangerous mountains. In 1922 Himalayan climbers were British gentlemen, and their Sherpa and Tibetan porters were "coolies," unskilled and inexperienced casual laborers. By 1953 Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Everest, and the coolies had become the "Tigers of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
?He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below?he was sliding and bouncing down. He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing. There wasn't a chance... more...
- Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 21.80
The Arctic Circle Trail is the longest waymarked trail in Greenland, and runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut -- both with airport access. It traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra. There are excellent opportunities to see animals, birds and wild flowers and enjoy the use of free canoes and simple, free huts for shelter.... more...
- Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 21.88
Walking guide to u-Khahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban. 75 day walks, up to 20km, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, Cobham, Garden Castle and Bushman's Nek. more...