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  • Mountain Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Grabbed straight from the headlines, these disasters leave tragedy, destruction, and years of anguish: The Eiger, Mount Everest, Mount Hood, Siula Grande, Denali, The Deadly Fourteeners, and more. 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...

  • Beyond the Mountainby Steve House; Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 18.96

    "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...