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  • Cairngorm Johnby John Allen; Robert Davidson

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sacred Summitsby Peter Boardman; Chris Bonington

    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...

  • Hanging Onby Martin Boysen

    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...

  • Sir Edmund Hillaryby Kristine Brennan

    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...

  • Phyllis Mundayby Kathryn Bridge

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 9.99

    In 1924 Phyllis Munday did what no other woman had done before reached the summit of Mt. Robson. She climbed close to 100 mountains in her lifetime. more...

  • HMS Bermuda Daysby Peter Broadbent

    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 year’s training at HMS Ganges, and... 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...

  • Cry from the Highest Mountainby Tess Burrows; His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Joanna Lumley

    Eye Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    Their goal was to raise money and awareness for the Tibetan cause. They chose to climb to the point furthest from the center of the Earth, some 2,150 meters higher than the summit of Everest to read out peace messages they had collected from children around the World in the lead up to the Millennium. Their mission was to promote Earth Peace by highlighting... more...