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  • Beyond the Verticalby Layton Kor

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 28.99

    Layton Kor is pre-eminent in American mountaineering. He is considered the best rock climber of his generation, and his list of first ascents of technically difficult rock climbs, both free and aid, is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the story in his own words of these groundbreaking and suspenseful climbs. Supplementing... more...

  • The Boys of Everestby Clint Willis

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    The Boys of Everest', which received enormous praise when published in hardback, tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing acheivement and heartbreaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington.... more...

  • Climbing Ramabangby Gerry Galligan

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Deep Playby Paul Pritchard; John Middendorf; Andy Parkin

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, Paul Pritchard's Deep Play is a unique, stylish and timeless commentary reflecting the pressures and rewards of climbing some of the world's hardest and most challenging rock climbs. Pritchard started climbing in Lancashire before moving to join the vibrant Llanberis scene of the mid... 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...

  • Echoesby Nick Bullock; Paul Pritchard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86

    "As I sat cradling the man's head, with his blood and brains sticking to my hands, I heard a voice " my own voice. It was asking me something. Asking how I had ended up like this, desperate and lost among people who thought nothing of caving in a man's head and then standing back to watch him die." Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security... more...

  • Girl on the Rocksby Katie Brown; Ben Moon

    Falcon Guides 2008; US$ 18.99

    Girl on the Rocks is designed to inspire women intrigued by the sport, but intimidated by its male dominance and stereotype as "extreme;" to instruct women on technique, strength, and mental agility from a woman's perspective; and to empower women to climb harder and with more courage. Written for any woman interested or involved in the sport,... 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...

  • Hanging Onby Martin Boysen

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    The start of a love affair. 'I kicked off my shoes and prepared to climb in stocking feet, aware of an enormous sense of occasion as I laid hands on the rock and stepped up on the first rounded hold. It was not a hard climb but that was unimportant. I felt instinctively at home and at the finish experienced such a surge of happy elation that I knew... more...