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  • Hiking and Backpackingby Victoria Logue

    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...

  • Tom Weirby Tom Weir; Hamish Brown

    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...

  • The Mountain Withinby Alexander Huber; Anna Brailovsky

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 26.95

    One of the best mountaineers of our generation ?nally reveals the details of his many exciting extreme alpine ascents?ascents in which his only equipment is a pair of shoes and a small bag for holding chalk. Clinging to the crevasses in mountain walls, with muscles bulging as he makes his free ascent, Huber has become one of the world?s most recognized... more...

  • Vertical Pleasureby Mick Fowler

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Vertical Pleasure is the first set of climbing memoirs from Mick Fowler ? Britain?s hardest-climbing tax inspector, the ?Mountaineer?s Mountaineer? and recipient of the Piolet d?Or. Vertical Pleasure begins with Fowler?s early teenage years on easy British rock and Swiss 4000m peaks under the guidance of his father. A frenzied spell follows, with... more...

  • Climbing Ramabangby Gerry Galligan

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 29.17

    Gerry Galligan?s first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-continent, while in the mountains they experience storms,... more...

  • On the Ridge Between Life and Deathby David Roberts

    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...

  • One Mountain Thousand Summitsby Freddie Wilkinson

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster. One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on his numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with the survivors, the families of the lost... more...

  • A Test of Willby Warren MacDonald

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    On the night of April 9, 1997, Warren Macdonald , a fit and experienced bushwalker, set out to climb Mount Bowen on Hinchinbrook Island, an unspoiled tropical paradise off the Australian coast. These would be his last steps as a fully intact human being: a freak rock fall pinned him for two days alone under a one-ton boulder, resulting in a double... more...

  • Climbing Essaysby Jim Perrin; Robert Macfarlane

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...

  • View From The Summitby Edmund Hillary

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also the man who repaid his debt... more...