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- Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
From his early years Tom Weir MBE was set on making his way as an explorer, writer and photographer, a progress interrupted by World War Two but then leading to expeditions ranging from the Himalayas to Greenland. For over forty years his feature ‘My Month? appeared in the Scots Magazine, reflecting his fascination with Scotland, its remote corners,... more...
- 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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
I was aware that I was cold - beyond cold. I was a lump of meat left for too long in a freezer, a body trapped beneath the ice, sinking down into the dark. 'I was freezing to death.' In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut "Psychovertical", mountaineering stand-up Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life's ambition to become one of the world's... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2011; US$ 18.94
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber,... more...
- 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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, Paul Pritchard's Deep Play is a unique, stylish and timeless commentary reflecting the pressures and rewards of climbing some of the world's hardest and most challenging rock climbs. Pritchard started climbing in Lancashire before moving to join the vibrant Llanberis scene of the mid... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
"An exceptional book." - Winner - Boardman Tasker Prize 2009 Winner - Mountain Literature Award, Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009 Reinhold Messner calls Steve House the best high-altitude climber in the world today, an honour he declines. “Being called the ‘best,?? says Steve, “makes me very uncomfortable. My intention is to be as good as I can... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2013; US$ 15.95
Hiking & Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques provides backpackers of all skill levels with the fundamental techniques and advanced tricks of trailsmithing needed to plan and carry out an enjoyable and rewarding outdoor adventure. more...
- Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 11.16
Christel Zachert ist 67 Jahre alt, als sie beschließt, sich einen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen: Sie macht sich auf den Weg nach Tansania, um den Kilimandscharo, den höchsten Berg Afrikas, zu besteigen. Der Weg zum Gipfel führt sie durch alle Klimazonen und bietet ihr ein unvergleichliches Naturschauspiel. Christel Zachert überwindet Felsen, Eiseskälte und... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00
What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death , David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating... more...