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  • On Thin Iceby Mick Fowler; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    On Thin Ice is Mick Fowler?s second set of climbing memoirs, following Vertical Pleasure. Here, the celebrated mountaineer records his expeditions since 1990. Despite work and family commitments, he has maintained a regular series of ?big trips? to challenging objectives around the world with a sequence of major successes: Taweche (1995, with Pat... more...

  • Beyond the Mountainby Steve House; Reinhold Messner

    Patagonia Books 2013; US$ 9.95

    What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. Steve House built his reputation on ascents... more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 15.95

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Placeby Aron Ralston

    Atria Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer... more...

  • Breaking Trailby Arlene Blum

    Scribner 2005; US$ 27.50

    Arlene Blum is a legendary trailblazer by any measure. Defying the climbing establishment of the 1970s, she led the first teams of women on successful ascents of Mt. McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Mt. Everest. In her long, adventurous career, she has played a leading role in more than twenty expeditions and forged... more...

  • Touch the Top of the Worldby Erik Weihenmayer

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 16.00

    Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual... more...

  • Together on Top of the Worldby Phil and Susan Ershler; Robin Simons; Susan Ershler

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36.... more...

  • Dead Luckyby Lincoln Hall

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone." Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. Indeed, Hall attempted to climb the mountain during a deadly season in which eleven people perished. And he was, in fact, pronounced dead, after collapsing from altitude sickness.... more...

  • Last of His Kindby David Roberts

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    American Brad Washburn had an impact on his protégés and imitators as profound as that of any other adventurer in the twentieth century. Unquestionably regarded as the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and as one of the finest mountain photographers of all time, Washburn transformed American attitudes toward wilderness and revolutionized... more...

  • Into the Silenceby Wade Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest?s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain?s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned.   In this magisterial work... more...