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  • Between a Rock and a Hard Placeby Aron Ralston

    Atria Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer... more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...

  • Instant rock climbingby Infinite Ideas

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 2.95

    This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for anybody who’s been climbing for a short while and wants to improve their technique. Clearly the best place to practise climbing skills is on a climbing wall or (harnessed securely) on a rock face, but we hope these ideas will give you some tips on what kit to invest in, help you improve... more...

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

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    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$ 2.49

    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 should... more...

  • The Hardest Climbby Alistair Sutcliffe

    Bluemoose Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.99

    Sir Chris Bonnington. " Success on all the seven summits is a feat in itself, made all the more remarkable by the fact thay wre all summited at their first attempt. However, Alistair's hardest climb is his recovery from a near fatal brain haemmorhage. All of the survival skills that a climber uses every day in the mountains have, undoubtedly, helped... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this collection, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devil's Thumb. more...

  • Best Climbs Tahquitz and Suicide Rocksby Bob Gaines

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 23.99

    Best Climbs Tahquitz and Suicide gives climbers a selection of hundreds of the very best routes at two of the country's most popular climbing destinations. Full color photographs along with a contemporary design make this book as visually appealing as it is useful. more...

  • Glacier Mountaineeringby Mike Clelland; Andy Tyson

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 15.99

    This is the only book to clearly illustrate and systematically guide readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques and, just like our other books that are illustrated by Mike Clelland, it is guaranteed to entertain the whole way through. more...

  • How to Rock Climb!by John Long

    Falcon Guides 2010; US$ 18.99

    Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. more...