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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • K2: Triumph And Tragedyby Jim Curran

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, at 8611 metres only a couple of hundred metres lower than Everest. It is one of the most unrelenting and testing of the worlds 8000-metre peaks. Jim Curran came to K2 as a climbing cameraman with an unsuccessful British expedition, but stayed on through the climbing season. This is his account of... more...

  • K2: The Story Of The Savage Mountainby Jim Curran

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti,... more...

  • Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineersby Ian R. Mitchell

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 19.95

    Winner of the Outdoor Writers GUld Award for Excellence In this new book on pre-mountaineering ascents and near ascents in the Highlands, we have at last a work which does justice to those who lived and worked, travelled and fought in the Highlands before Walter Scott. PROF. BRUCE LENMAN Marvelous account of mountaineering's prehistory... as coulourful... more...

  • First Ascentby Stephen Venables

    Octopus Books 2014; Not Available

    "What transformed pure physical delight into something deeper was the fact that no-one had been here before..." Discover the fascinating stories of the men and women who have scaled the world's highest peaks. Featuring accounts of some of the world's most treacherous mountain climbs, this amazing collection covers the ascent of Mont Blanc in the 1780s,... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Mountain Walking and Trekkingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Rucksack Guide: Mountain Walking and Trekking 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 weather - from interpreting weather maps to dealing with thunderstorms navigation... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Alpinismby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Rucksack Guide - Alpinism is your essential handbook 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 the Alpine environment: dealing with hazards, altitude and avalanches navigation: various techniques to... more...

  • Conditioning for Climbersby Eric Horst

    Falcon Guides 2008; US$ 18.99

    The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design... more...

  • Better Boulderingby John Sherman

    Falcon Guides 2011; US$ 20.99

    This full-color book reveals the techniques and tricks gleaned from John Sherman's 30-year career as one of America's most respected and notorious bouldering gurus. more...

  • Climbby Kerry Burns; Cameron Burns

    Falcon Guides 2011; US$ 13.99

    A cliffhanging collection of 15 of the world's greatest climbing adventures and 2012 Colorado Book Award Finalist more...

  • Best Climbs Moabby Stewart M. Green

    Falcon Guides 2011; US$ 17.99

    With Best Climbs, FalconGuides introduces a new type of guidebook to some of America?s most popular climbing destinations. Written for nonlocal climbers who have only a few days to climb during each visit, these guides provides visually appealing, to-the-point information that filters out the classic routes and very best climbs. Written... more...