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  • Training for Climbingby Eric Horst

    Falcon Guides 2008; US$ 23.99

    Drawing on new research in sports medicine, nutrition, and fitness, this book offers a training program to help any climber achieve superior performance and better mental concentration on the rock, with less risk of injury. more...

  • Rappellingby Bob Gaines

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 23.99

    This book includes all the information you need to learn how to rappel. Techniques for climbing applications are covered in detail, including multi-pitch rappelling methods and rope management. Also discussed are single rope fixed-line rappelling techniques used in caving, canyoneering, and for industrial applications, along with improvised rope... more...

  • Backpacker Magazine's Outdoor Knotsby Clyde Soles

    Falcon Guides 2011; US$ 11.99

    Backpacker magazine?s Outdoor Knots brings you essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. More than 130 color photos accompany step-by- step instructions for tying 30 of the most useful knots for the outdoors, including joining knots, loop knots, and hitches. Also included is information... more...

  • Beyond Limitsby Steve McClure

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Beyond Limits is the autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world's top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion for climbing and how it has dictated... more...

  • The Stormsby Mike Trueman

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend?s yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England. But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned progressively darker and the winds gathered pace.... more...

  • Die Welt zu Füßenby Hans-Joachim Löwer

    Edition Raetia 2015; US$ 9.25

    Mit Sepp Dengg auf die Zugspitze, mit Olaf Reinstadler auf den Ortler, mit Marianne Ebneter auf die Jungfrau, mit Horst Fankhauser auf die Stubaier Gletscher. Große Ziele werden zu einem noch größeren Erlebnis, wenn man am Seil eines berühmten Guides geht. more...

  • Nanga Parbat Pilgrimageby Hermann Buhl; Hugh Merrick; Ken Wilson

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat – the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners... 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...