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  • 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...

  • Addicted to Dangerby Jim Wickwire; Dorothy Bullitt

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...

  • The Mt. Shasta Bookby Andy Selters; Michael Zanger

    Wilderness Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Mt. Shasta Book is the ultimate guide to safely the hiking, backpacking, and climbing routes up the 14,162-foot mountain. In addition, this guide covers the area?s skiing, snowboarding, water activities, and mountain biking trails. With over 50 combined years of experience as Shasta guides, the authors are seasoned experts on the mountain and... more...

  • One Best Hike: Mt. Whitneyby Elizabeth Wenk

    Wilderness Press 2008; US$ 10.95

    The most popular route to Mt. Whitney's summit is the 22-mile round-trip Mt. Whitney Trail. Although the hike is non-technical, would-be hikers need to be prepared for the altitude, long distance, elevation gain, mountain weather, and other potential dangers. Author and seasoned Sierra hiker Elizabeth Wenk provides the authoritative, step-by-step... more...

  • Heroic Effortsby Jennifer Lois

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Recent Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association, Sociology of Emotions Section. Many search and rescue workers voluntarily interrupt their lives when they are called upon to help strangers. They awake in the middle of the night to cover miles of terrain in search of lost hikers or leave work to search... more...

  • Rock Climbingby Frances Ridley

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2006; US$ 6.99

    Download is a series of books for older pupils with a low reading ability. This series of readers uses extreme sports, fast cars and popular culture as a theme to turn reluctant and less able teenagers back to reading. more...

  • In High Placesby Dougal Haston

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49

    In his own words Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love of climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation; his reputation was forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes (of which the most famous was the Eiger Direct). Infused... more...

  • 7x7 - Seven Peaks Seven Islandsby Nigel Vardy

    Ecademy Press Ltd 2011; US$ 14.99

    In 1999 British mountaineer Nigel Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips and suffered severe heel damage trapped overnight in a savage, life-threatening storm below the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. This is an inspiring, highly-readable personal account of how he went on to climb the highest mountains on the world's... more...