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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • Left for Deadby Beck Weathers; Stephen G. Michaud

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    With a new preface by the author ? As featured in the upcoming motion picture Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal   ?I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling?quite... more...

  • Miracle in the Andesby Nando Parrado

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00

    In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence. Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many... more...

  • No Shortcuts to the Topby Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00

    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

    "Wonderfully illuminating. . . . An exhilarating blend of scholarship and adventure, displaying dazzling erudition, acute powers of analysis, a finely honed sense of cultural history and a passionate sense of the author's engagement with his subject." -- Los Angeles Times ?Fascinating stuff. . . a clever premise. . . . Goes back three centuries,... 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...

  • Psychoverticalby Andy Kirkpatrick

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.09

    WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE 2008 Metro magazine recently wrote that Andy Kirkpatrick makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton. Words like boldness, adventure and risk were surely coined especially for him. As one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, he goes vertically where other climbers (to say nothing of... more...

  • Against The Wallby Simon Yates

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Tomaz Humarby Bernadette McDonald

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    In August, 2005, Toma? Humar was trapped on a narrow ledge at 5900 metres on the formidable Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. He had been attempting a new route, directly up the middle of the highest mountain face in the world - solo. After six days he was out of food, almost out of fuel and frequently buried by avalanches. Three helicopters were poised... more...

  • The Villainby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers. His epoch-making first ascent of Annapurna's South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made - but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself. Whillans... more...