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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Savage Arenaby Joe Tasker; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    I could never again maintain that I was caught up in this game unwillingly. I knew now what I wanted to do. Willingly would I accept the hardship and fear, the discipline and the sacrifices, if only I could be given back the chance to climb that mountain.? Joe Tasker lies, struck down by a tooth abscess, in a damp, bug-infested room in the Himalaya,... 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Shipton and Tilmanby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.53

    Using unpublished diaries, Jim Perrin, the acclaimed author of The Villain and Menlove , tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with... more...

  • Kingdoms of Experienceby Andrew Greig

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 12.49

    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$ 13.33

    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...

  • Last Hours on Everest: The gripping story of Mallory and Irvine?s fatal ascentby Graham Hoyland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An expert mountaineer cracks Everest?s most intriguing mystery - did Mallory and Irvine reach the summit before they perished on its slopes? more...

  • When the Alps Cast Their Spellby Trevor Braham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    The sport of mountaineering was pioneered 150 years ago by a diverse cross-section of Victorians, following in the footsteps of earlier local explorers who ventured into the upper regions of ice and snow in search of game and minerals. By the early years of the 19th century, a growing interest in the study of geological and glaciological phenomena... more...