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  • 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 applicationsare 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 withimprovisedrope... more...

  • Training for Climbingby Eric Horst

    Falcon Guides 2008; US$ 23.99

    "Covering everything from mental exercises to injury prevention to nutrition to goal specific workouts, Training for Climbing is a must read for climbers of any ability who are looking to take their performance to the next level." - Climbing Magazine 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cold Warsby Andy Kirkpatrick

    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...