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- Sandstone Press Ltd 2012; US$ 13.11
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In ‘Cairngorm John? (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled... more...
- 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...
- Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 18.99
Originating in the climbing world, slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing that has been anchored between two stable objects. How to Slackline! covers the short history of slacklining and the sport?s rapid growth since the advent of the Gibbon Trickline, which brought slacklining to enthusiasts outside the climbing... more...
- Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 21.04
Mit beispiellosem Engagement und eisernem Willen organisieren Gerold Biner und seine Schweizer Kollegen aus Zermatt den Aufbau einer Rettungsstation und ein Ausbildungsprogramm in Nepal. Dabei erleben sie wunderbare Fortschritte, aber auch dramatische Rückschläge. Eine Abenteuergeschichte, der es nicht an persönlichen Statements fehlt, sei es zur Leichtsinnigkeit... more...
- 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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28
Mountain tops have long been seen as sacred places, home to gods and dreams. In one climbing year Peter Boardman visited three very different sacred mountains. He began in the New Year, on the South Face of the Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea. This shark?s fin of steep limestone walls and sweeping glaciers is the highest point between the Andes and... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
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...
- 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...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 13.49
In 1961 the Royal Navy came up with a brilliant idea: why not take all its rogues, thugs and malcontents and place them on board its flagship, HMS Bermuda, where hard work and continuous exercising would keep them out of trouble?Joining this colourful crew was sixteen-year-old Peter Broadbent, fresh out of his years training at HMS Ganges, and... more...