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- 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
May 1996 began like most other climbing seasons on Mount Everest. The arrival of spring brought the usual pre-monsoon period, with teams of hopeful mountaineers ready to reach for the roof of the world. Among the dozens of climbers were Jon Krakauer and Anatoli Boukreev (who would both later write their own accounts of what followed) and Matt Dickinson.... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
? No Way Down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history.? ? Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed ?Graham Bowley?s No Way Down does a great job of putting you on the mountain.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 13.99
What makes a good explorer? Adaptability, ambition, stamina, self-confidence, curiosity, optimism, authority?and fund-raising ability. Though few of us will ever have to face a charging elephant, or survive solely on penguin stew, when it comes to project management, crisis aversion, or any number of everyday problems, there is much we can learn... more...
- 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$ 12.83
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...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made -- or attempted ? the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.83
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$ 12.83
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...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 16.58
'A gripping, almost unbelievable story of survival that offers insight into a largely misunderstood domain.' The Sun Herald Lincoln 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...