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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.74
After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire?s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 15.95
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 22.00
Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you?re already an experienced mountaineer, you?ll... more...
- 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...
- 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, from... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 18.07
Fergus Fleming is a freelance writer living in London and Gloucestershire. Educated at Oxford University and City University, London, he trained as an accountant and barrister and has worked as a furniture maker. Fergus is also the author of Amaryllis, a portrait of his aunt, and of several children's books. Barrow's Boys is published by Granta Books. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Rucksack Guide - Winter Mountaineering is your essential handbook for the winter 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: from choosing the right crampons to ice climbing navigation: various techniques... more...