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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Psychoverticalby Andy Kirkpatrick

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.38

    WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE 2008 Metro magazine recently wrote that Andy Kirkpatrick makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton. Words like boldness, adventure and risk were surely coined especially for him. As one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, he goes vertically where other climbers (to say nothing of... more...

  • Elusive Summitsby Victor Saunders

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Elusive Summits is the award winning first book by British mountaineer Victor Saunders, winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Documenting climbs in the 1980s, at a time when the greatest mountains in the greatest ranges had been climbed by numerous routes, collected like sets of stamps and written about extensively by the... more...

  • Blank on the Mapby Eric Shipton; T.G. Longstaff; Jim Perrin; Hugh Ruttledge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    ‘As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination … Across this blank space was written one challenging word, “Unexplored?? In 1937 two of the twentieth century?s greatest explorers set off to explore an unknown area of the Himalaya, the breath-taking Shaksgam mountains. With a team of surveyors and Sherpas, Eric Shipton and H.W.... more...

  • One Man?s Everestby Kenton Cool

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. His accomplishments are staggering. He has summited Everest eleven times. He is the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown, in one climb, a feat previously thought impossible. He was nominated for the prestigious piolet d'Or in 2004 for climbing... 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, from... 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...

  • 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...