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Mountaineering & Climbing

Most popular at the top

  • 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...

  • Dark Summitby Nick Heil

    Penguin Group Australia 2009; Not Available

    'Enthralling from start to finish, Heil has created a timely, thought-provoking story that will thrill adrenaline junkies and armchair adventurers.' Publishers Weekly On 15 May 2006, forty climbers walked past a young Briton named David Sharp as he lay dying on the side of Mount Everest.  A week later, another death was reported around 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...

  • Killing Dragonsby Fergus Fleming

    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...

  • Together on Top of the Worldby Phil and Susan Ershler; Robin Simons; Susan Ershler

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 27.24

    On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36.... more...

  • Together on Top of the Worldby Phil and Susan Ershler; Robin Simons; Susan Ershler

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; Not Available

    On May 16, 2002, Phil and Susan Ershler reached the top of Mt. Everest and became the first couple in history to scale the fabled Seven Summits. What made their achievement all the more remarkable was that Susan was not a mountain climber, but a high-powered Fortune ® 500 executive who had never hiked or climbed until she met Phil at the age of 36.... more...

  • Denali's Howlby Andy Hall

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Denali?s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska?s Mount McKinley?known to the locals as Denali?one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Winter Mountaineeringby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    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...