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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • High Exposureby David Breashears; Jon Krakaeur

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 12.49

    For generations of adventurers, from Mallory to Hilary, Norgay to Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But as the public's fascination with mountaineering reaches an all time high, the question remains - why climb? In High Exposure, legendary rock climber, mountaineer and film-maker David... more...

  • First Ascentby Stephen Venables

    Octopus 2014; US$ 21.60

    An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history. more...

  • First Ascentby Stephen Venables

    Octopus 2014; Not Available

    An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history. 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; US$ 5.99

    "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...

  • Chomolungma Sings the Bluesby Ed Douglas

    Constable & Robinson 2014;

    If there is one mountain that is known across the whole world, it must be the highest - Everest. To the people who live at its feet she is Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World. The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine close to the summit in 1924 lent the mountain a tragic romanticism, of young men risking everything for a dream.... more...

  • K2: Triumph And Tragedyby Jim Curran

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 7.99

    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; US$ 7.99

    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...