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  • A Test of Willby Warren MacDonald

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    On the night of April 9, 1997, Warren Macdonald , a fit and experienced bushwalker, set out to climb Mount Bowen on Hinchinbrook Island, an unspoiled tropical paradise off the Australian coast. These would be his last steps as a fully intact human being: a freak rock fall pinned him for two days alone under a one-ton boulder, resulting in a double... more...

  • One Mountain Thousand Summitsby Freddie Wilkinson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99

    An insider's account of one of the deadliest and most controversial tragedies in mountaineering history - the 2008 K2 disaster. more...

  • The Will to Climbby Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The bestselling author of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made ? or attempted ? the ascent As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber... more...

  • Above The Cityby Alicia M. Kershaw; Ginger Thrash

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2005; US$ 35.00

    Above the City: Hiking Hong Kong Island is a unique comprehensive guide to walks and hikes on Hong Kong Island. Many Hong Kong residents and visitors enjoy a few famous hikes, but then are at a loss to find more routes. more...

  • The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updatedby Rick Curtis

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear-such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment-first aid, and Leave No Trace comping,... more...

  • Beneath Blossom Rainby Kevin Grange

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    A travel memoir of the Snowman Trek, a 24-day journey through the Himalayas of Bhutan more...

  • John Muir Trailby Elizabeth Wenk; Kathy Morey

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Running from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada, the 212-mile John Muir Trail passes through some of the most dramatic mountain terrain in the United States. Each year, thousands of backpackers traverse some or all of the trail, relying on Wilderness Press's John Muir Trail. The completely updated edition of this Sierra classic... more...

  • Climbing Essaysby Jim Perrin; Robert Macfarlane

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...

  • The Lost Art of Walkingby Geoff Nicholson

    Harbour Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Walking was once the only way to get around but now we just walk to the bus stop, station or car. Or we walk as a lifestyle choice - trekking holidays, charity walks, urban explorations. Geoff Nicholson's The Lost Artof Walking brings pedestrianism back to the centre of life by musing on his own walks, reflecting on writers, artists, musicians and... more...

  • Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Parkby Jack P. Hailman; Elizabeth D. Hailman

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 15.95

    Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Park is the first guide dedicated entirely to the loop trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, trails that return hikers to their starting point without the necessity of retracing steps or walking on roads. Having explored the park extensively for over 30 years, Jack and Elizabeth Hailman describe and map... more...