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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Conditioning for Climbersby Eric Horst

    Falcon Guides 2008; US$ 18.99

    The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design... more...

  • Klettern in der Halleby Gabi Flecken; Detlef Heise-Flecken

    Meyer & Meyer 2010; US$ 12.94

    Die Herausforderung, eine steile Wand zu erklimmen und sich dabei voll auf seinen Sicherungspartner zu verlassen, verspricht Spannung pur. Damit dieses "Abenteuer" in Freizeit und Schule rundum sicher gestaltet werden kann, gibt das vorliegende Buch eine praxisorientierte, klar strukturierte und gut bebilderte Anleitung zum Klettern im Toprope.... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 9.99

    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; US$ 9.95

    “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...

  • Miracle in the Andesby Nando Parrado

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 10.99

    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 Publishing Group 2006; US$ 11.99

    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$ 13.99

    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...

  • Aspiringby Kieran Kelly

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 24.55

    Aged 54, Kieran Kelly, a man terrified of heights, decided to learn to climb mountains. It was a decision taken to ward off his fears of ageing, and to fill the void in his life left as his children grew up and moved away from home. On the perilous slopes of Mount Aspiring in New Zealand, Kieran was to discover more than just how to climb mountains.... more...

  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomitesby Graham Fletcher; John Smith

    Cicerone Press 2008; US$ 18.89

    Guide to Via Ferrata routes in Italy's Southern Dolomites, in the major mountain ranges of Civetta, Schiara and Pala as well as those to the west in the Brenta. Via ferrata climbing -- using routes with fixed cables -- is a great way for walkers and scramblers to get to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers. more...