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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • The Indoor Climbing Manualby John White

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    In this comprehensive guide, experienced climber and coach John White shows how to climb indoors and introduces the reader to a range of exercises and techniques that will not only improve their indoor climbing but also help them to climb more safely and effectively outside. Climbing on artificial walls has been growing in popularity since the idea... more...

  • My Lifeby Anderl Heckmair; Reinhold Messner; Tim Carruthers

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    In 1938 Anderl Heckmair made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, a monumental climb that cemented his place in history. In My Life he tells the story of how he turned from a fragile child wrapped, ‘quite literally, in cotton bindings,? into one of the most important mountaineers in the world. Leaving school in 1920, Heckmair dedicated... 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...

  • 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...

  • Left for Deadby Beck Weathers

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 7.99

    I am neither churchly nor a particularly spiritual person, but I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling?quite literally a dead man walking?into camp and the shaky start of my return to life. On May 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single... more...

  • No Shortcuts to the Topby Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.99

    This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time. For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing?s holy grail: to stand atop the world?s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No... more...

  • Mountains of the Mindby Robert Macfarlane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world?s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination?and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains... 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...

  • Fatal Mountaineerby Robert Roper

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Willi Unsoeld became an international hero during the Kennedy years, when he emerged as probably the greatest American climber of the Himalayan golden age. Displaying the sort of vigor that President Kennedy so admired, Unsoeld became the most visible hero of an ascent of Everest's previously-unclimbed West Ridge -- an ascent that cost him parts... more...