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  • Building Your Own Climbing Wallby Steve Lage

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 17.99

    If you want to get a total body work out, climbing is the way to do it, and building your own climbing wall allows you to train and have fun any time you want, rather than having to drive to a climbing gym during open hours.  Building Your Own Climbing Wall  provides the essential information you need to plan and construct your own indoor or outdoor... more...

  • Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manualby Mykel Hawke

    Running Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    "Survival is 10% knowledge and 90% attitude"—Hawke 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...

  • 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...

  • Meetings on the Edgeby Mags MacKean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Meetings On The Edge is a travel memoir by Mags MacKean, a once-frustrated journalist for the BBC, who took the plunge and abandoned a ten-year career to follow her dream to become a mountaineer. The book explores the impact of a solitary journey as well as unexpected encounters with some fascinating people along the way. The different natural environments... more...

  • Echoesby Nick Bullock; Paul Pritchard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86

    “As I sat cradling the man?s head, with his blood and brains sticking to my hands, I heard a voice – my own voice. It was asking me something. Asking how I had ended up like this, desperate and lost among people who thought nothing of caving in a man?s head and then standing back to watch him die.? Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security... more...

  • After Everestby Paul Little; Carolyne Meng-Yee

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A fascinating exploration of the life of mountaineer and adventurere, Edmund Hilary - penetrating beyond the legend to reveal a character of paradoxes. more...