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  • K2by Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • Early Days in the Range of Lightby Daniel Arnold

    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...

  • Sir Edmund Hillaryby Kristine Brennan

    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...

  • Grasping for Heavenby Frederic V. Hartemann; Robert Hauptman

    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...

  • A Test of Willby Warren Macdonald

    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...

  • Shattered Airby Bob Madgic

    Burford Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    The compelling account of recklessness, tragedy, courage and rescue, a book whose sobering depiction of Nature's danger is tempered by unforgettable portraits of the triumphant human spirit. more...

  • Colorado Adventure Guideby Curtis Casewit

    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...

  • Massachusetts & Western Connecticut Adventure Guideby Elizabeth Dugger

    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...

  • Romantic Escapes in New Hampshireby Robert Foulke

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    Where to eat, where to stay and what to do are covered. The Foulkes also throw in tidbits such as tasty regional recipes, a bit of poetry by Emerson and a love letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Chicago Daily Herald. "[The] captivating prose invokes the spirit and visual appeal of the places described. [The book] provides perfect fodder for couples... more...

  • 46 Daysby Brew Davis; Jennifer Pharr Davis

    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...