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- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00
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...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it.... 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...
- Hardie Grant Books 2005; US$ 11.45
In April 1997, Macdonald and a fellow climber and hiker decided to climb to the summit of Mount Bowen, on an island off the coast of Australia. One night, while his companion was asleep, Macdonald stepped out of the tent to heed a call of nature and wound up lying in a creek, his legs pinned under a massive rock. It was raining, too. Hard. He stayed... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
San Juan National Forest, Aspen, Vail, Mesa Verde National Park, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Sorings, Telluride, Durango - plus all the smaller towns and attractions. Accommodations, restaurants, shopping for every budget. Plus hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, backpacking, with all the details on where to do it, the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
I bought this travel guide out of curiosity when I went back home to visit my parents. I grew up in N.H., went to school at UCONN, and spent a lot of time in Massachusetts - so I am familiar with the area. Sometimes, when you live in a place, however, you take your home for granted and don't see the sights in your back yard. Traveling 1500 miles... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 13.99
From the South Downs Way to Offas 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...
- 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 Johns 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...
- Beaufort Books 2011; US$ 12.95
46 Days chronicles the trials, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis's record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike through the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew lead her pit crew, the group of generous, loving hikers who supported Jen along the way, providing company along the epic trail and as much food as Jen could stomach.... more...