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  • 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...

  • Heights of Madnessby Jonny Muir

    John Blake 2009; US$ 9.99

    Swapping the nine-to-five grind for the freedom of the great outdoors, Johnny Muir set off on a 5,000-mile cycling and walking odyssey. His mission? To visit the summit of the United Kingdom?s 92 countries?in 92 days. Never mind unexploded shells in Yorkshire, biting bugs in the Cairngorms, or the grueling task of climbing the equivalent of 14 Everests,... 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...

  • Called Againby Jennifer Pharr Davis

    Beaufort Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days -- an average of 47 miles per day -- she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. The most amazing part of this... more...