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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Rucksack Guide - Rock Climbingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Rucksack Guide - Rock Climbing is your essential handbook when climbing. It offers concise guidance and support for any situation you might find yourself in, including: technical skills: tips and reminders on the key climbing techniques rope work: what knots to use in certain situations and how to tie them types: aid climbing, free climbing,... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Winter Mountaineeringby Alun Richardson

    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...

  • 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...

  • Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineersby Ian R Mitchell

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Winner of the Outdoor Writers GUld Award for ExcellenceIn 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 LENMANMarvelous account of mountaineering's prehistory... as coulourful... 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...

  • 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...

  • Addicted to Dangerby Jim Wickwire; Dorothy Bullitt

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 20.99

    Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...

  • Against The Wallby Simon Yates

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    Simon Yates is 'the one who cut the rope' in Joe Simpson's award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void . Afterwards, Yates continued mountaineering on the hardest routes. Perhaps the most testing of all was one of the world's largest vertical rockfaces, the 4, 000-ft East Face of the Central Tower of Paine in Chile.... more...

  • Annapurnaby Maurice Herzog; Nea Morin; Janet Adam Smith

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mountaineer Maurice Herzog gives a gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable... 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...