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- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94
In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend?s yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England. But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned progressively darker and the winds gathered pace.... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat – the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing history with the first ascent of Hubble, now widely... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
In 1938 Anderl Heckmair made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, a monumental climb that cemented his place in history. In My Life he tells the story of how he turned from a fragile child wrapped, ‘quite literally, in cotton bindings,? into one of the most important mountaineers in the world. Leaving school in 1920, Heckmair dedicated... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
‘The best climbing book I?ve ever read.? Lito Tejada Flores High Ed Drummond is one of the great characters of the British climbing scene. An inspired climber and writer, he made first ascents across the UK and wrote some of the most unusual articles in the mountaineering world. In doing so, he won two Keats prizes, a National Poetry prize and created... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82
Few climbs are awarded the honour of being reduced to their initials. CB, the Central Buttress of Scafell, considered for years to be the hardest climb in the British Isles, is one of them. ‘Have any of you ever noticed a bayonet-shaped crack descending from the skyline about midway between Moss Ghyll and Botterill?s Crack on Scawfell? No? Has it... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
Beyond Limits is the autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world's top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion for climbing and how it has dictated... more...
- Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 13.99
With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors . Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical... more...
- Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 18.35
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...