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  • The Big Walks of Great Britainby David Bathurst

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 13.99

    From the South Downs Way to Offa’s Dyke, from the Thames Path to the Norfolk Coast Path, from Pembrokeshire to the West Highlands, there are big walks here to keep you rambling all year round. And what better way to discover the landscapes of Great Britain, from green and gentle dales to majestic mountains and rugged cliffs?An indefatigable walker,... more...

  • The Backpackerby John Harris

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 11.99

    ‘Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger…’John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend returns home and he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train... more...

  • Byways, Boots and Blistersby Bill Laws

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    "The great affair is to move: to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. This book celebrates the history of walking for leisure and pleasure. There's no shortage of the famous, and the not so famous, exponents of a good, long walk.: Dr Johnson and his faithful Boswell on... more...

  • Cold Warsby Andy Kirkpatrick

    Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    I was aware that I was cold - beyond cold. I was a lump of meat left for too long in a freezer, a body trapped beneath the ice, sinking down into the dark. 'I was freezing to death.' In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut "Psychovertical", mountaineering stand-up Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life's ambition to become one of the world's... more...

  • Troll Wallby Tony Howard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Norway, 1965. A team of young climbers from the north of England camp at the bottom of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe - the Troll Wall. No one has dared attempt this gigantic challenge before. Some say it will never be climbed. This will be the adventure of a lifetime. Rain and snow soak them as they climb. Avalanches and loose rock threaten... more...

  • Meetings on the Edgeby Mags MacKean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Meetings On The Edge is a travel memoir by Mags MacKean, a once-frustrated journalist for the BBC, who took the plunge and abandoned a ten-year career to follow her dream to become a mountaineer. The book explores the impact of a solitary journey as well as unexpected encounters with some fascinating people along the way. The different natural environments... more...

  • Zero Daysby Barbara Egbert

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    In April 2004, Barbara Egbert and Gary Chambers and their precocious 10-year-old daughter Mary embarked on a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada along the famed Pacific Crest Trail. This the well-told tale of their epic adventure, which required love, perseverance, and the careful rationing of toilet paper. Six months later, Mary would become the... more...

  • Almost Somewhereby Suzanne Roberts

    UNP - Bison Original 2012; US$ 19.95

    Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would... 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...

  • After Everestby Paul Little; Carolyne Meng-Yee

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A fascinating exploration of the life of mountaineer and adventurere, Edmund Hilary - penetrating beyond the legend to reveal a character of paradoxes. more...