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  • Rechtsfragen der Bergrettung.by Martin Eimer

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 88.69

    Hauptbeschreibung Bergsport wird immer beliebter. Die zunehmende Zahl an Bergsportlern steigert aber zwangsläufig auch die Gefahr von Gebirgsunfällen und den Bedarf an organisierter Hilfeleistung für gefährdete, verunglückte oder vermisste Bergsportler. Wer ist hierfür zuständig und trägt Kosten und Risiken der häufig aufwendigen und nicht selten... more...

  • Climb Beyond: The future of indoor climbingby Matthias Heise

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 28.92

    As indoor climbing gets increasingly popular, ClimbBeyond proposes a new way to make it even more fun. With the innovative product, climbers can create an unlimited amount of boulder routes. How? All a climbing gym needs is a camera, a laser projector and a tablet. The routes are projected onto walls so you can help beginners with lead climbing and... more...

  • Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manualby Mykel Hawke

    Running Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    "Survival is 10% knowledge and 90% attitude"?Hawke more...

  • The K2 Man (and His Molluscs)by Catherine Moorehead; Rob Burns

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Probably the greatest mountaineer of his day,' claimed Kenneth Mason in his definitive mountaineering history, Abode of Snow. Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer... more...

  • To Ride the Mountain Windsby Leslie Symons

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    To Ride the Mountain Winds, possibly the first history of aerial mountaineering to span the whole period from the 18th century to the present day, is written for everyone interested in the history of mountaineering and also those interested in the history of aviation and the limits to which pilots have pushed their machines and their skills. This... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Traditional Lead Climbingby Heidi Pesterfield

    Wilderness Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    Traditional Lead Climbing is the first and only guidebook intended to teach rock climbers how to lead with gear. Unlike other types of climbing such as sport and direct-aid climbing, ?trad? climbing relies on placing your own gear as you climb from the ground. It?s also one of the more dangerous climbing activities, where expert guidance is a must.... more...