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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the Worldby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the World is your essential handbook for planning and undertaking mountaineering expeditions around the world. It offers concise guidance and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including: where to go: tips on gaining sponsorship, permits and the best times to visit ... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing 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 equipment: choosing the right skis and looking after them finding the best... more...

  • In the Shadow of Denaliby Jonathan Waterman

    Lyons Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    A classic in the genre of mountain literature?with a new preface by the author more...

  • Adventure Sports Coachingby Matt Berry; Jane Lomax; Chris Hodgson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by adventure sports coaches, such as the dynamic natural... more...

  • The Mammoth Book Of Everestby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    This selection of the very best writing on Everest begins with the first attempts and continues, via Mallory's failed bid and Hillary and Tenzing's triumph, to the disasters of recent years. It features 35 white-knuckle accounts of climbing on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the... more...

  • Annapurnaby Arlene Blum

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 18.95

    In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans—and the first women—to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the world?s tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems, storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts... more...

  • Above the Cloudsby Anatoli Boukreev

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    When Anatoli Boukreev died on the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest adventurers of our time. In Above the Clouds , both the man and his incredible climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries on the infamous 1996 disaster, written shortly after his return-are immortalized.... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 12.00

    This is the adventure story of the year -- how Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the explorer who may have conquered Everest seventy-five years ago. On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine were last seen climbing toward the summit of Mount Everest.... more...

  • Over the Edgeby Greg Child

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; Not Available

    “The climbers swept up in the events of August 2000 are people little different from the rest of us. Though their climbing skills taught them a thing or two about survival, it was their individual characters and their compassion for one another that kept them alive. more...

  • Miracle in the Andesby Nando Parrado

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.00

    ? Miracle in the Andes is an astonishing account of an unimaginable ordeal. In straightforward, staggeringly honest prose, Nando Parrado tells us what it took?and what it actually felt like?to survive high in the Andes for 72 days after having been given up for dead. If you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down.? ?Jon Krakauer, author... more...