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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Miracle in the Andesby Nando Parrado

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.00

    ? Miracle in the Andes is an astonishing account of an unimaginable ordeal. In straightforward, staggeringly honest prose, Nando Parrado tells us what it took?and what it actually felt like?to survive high in the Andes for 72 days after having been given up for dead. If you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down.? ?Jon Krakauer, author... more...

  • The Kangchenjunga Adventureby Frank Smythe

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.36

    ‘We went to Kangchenjunga in response not to the dictates of science, but in obedience to that indefinable urge men call adventure.? In 1930, an expedition set out to climb the world?s third-highest mountain, Kangchenjunga. As yet unclimbed, a number of attempts had been made on the peak, including two in the previous year. The Kangchenjunga Adventure... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing is your essential handbook for when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including: technical skills: tips and reminders on the key techniques equipment: choosing the right skis and looking after them finding the best... more...

  • No Such Thing as Failureby David Hempleman-Adams

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, David Hempleman-Adams is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and... more...

  • Escape from Lucaniaby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.95

    In 1937, Mount Lucania was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Located deep within the Saint Elias mountain range, which straddles the border of Alaska and the Yukon, and surrounded by glacial peaks, Lucania was all but inaccessible. The leader of one failed expedition deemed it "impregnable." But in that year, a pair of daring young climbers... more...

  • The Mountaineering Handbookby Craig Connally

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 20.00

    Part 1: Mountaineering 1. Introduction Who's It For? 2. Let's Go Climbing Together Get Your Head Ready Get Your Skills Ready Fast and Light Get Your Body Ready Get Your Gear Ready Get Started Base Camp The Alpine Start The Approach The Climb Onto the Rock Retreat Be Resourceful Be Tough Have Fun... more...

  • Unjustifiable Risk?by Simon Thompson

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 29.17

    A social, economic and cultural history of British rock climbing and mountaineering charting the conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of those who have shaped its development over 200 years. Today's climbers share a desire to escape from urban society but what makes them take that unjustifiable risk? more...

  • Mountaineersby Royal Geographical Society; The Alpine Club

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled,... more...

  • Kingdoms Of Experienceby Andrew Greig

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 13.29

    In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge.The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman. Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge. In this extraordinary book, Greig chronicles... more...

  • Summit Feverby Andrew Greig

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 22.46

    When poet Andrew Greig was asked by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. Summit Fever has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit, insight and the... more...