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- Ecademy Press Ltd 2011; US$ 14.99
In 1999 British mountaineer Nigel Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips and suffered severe heel damage trapped overnight in a savage, life-threatening storm below the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. This is an inspiring, highly-readable personal account of how he went on to climb the highest mountains on the world's... more...
- Atria Books 2010; Not Available
Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...
- Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 23.99
Best Climbs Tahquitz and Suicide gives climbers a selection of hundreds of the very best routes at two of the country's most popular climbing destinations. Full color photographs along with a contemporary design make this book as visually appealing as it is useful. more...
- 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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
"An exceptional book." - Winner - Boardman Tasker Prize 2009 Winner - Mountain Literature Award, Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009 Reinhold Messner calls Steve House the best high-altitude climber in the world today, an honour he declines. “Being called the ‘best,?? says Steve, “makes me very uncomfortable. My intention is to be as good as I can... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.00
This book 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 achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His inner circle ? which came to be know as Bonington?s Boys ? included... more...