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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Topropingby Bob Gaines

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 17.99

    This full color book includes everything beginning climbers need to know to safely toprope climbing routes, from tying knots to setting anchors to belaying. The author is an American Mountain Guides Association certified Rock Instructor. more...

  • When Men & Mountains Meetby H. W. Tilman

    Vertebrate Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    ‘We had climbed a mountain and crossed a pass; been wet, cold, hungry, frightened, and withal happy. One more Himalayan season was over. It was time to begin thinking of the next. “Strenuousness is the immortal path, sloth is the way of death.”’ First published in 1946, the scope of H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s When Men & Mountains Meet is broad, covering... more...

  • The Mountain Guide Manualby Marc Chauvin; Rob Coppolillo

    Falcon Guides 2017; US$ 23.99

    Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics... more...

  • The Sky's the Limitby Anna Magnusson

    Luath Press Ltd 2017; US$ 10.99

    There is a myth: that travel and exploration are the privileged pastimes of youth. Adventure has an age restriction, and the extraordinary an expiry date. Vicky Jack’s inspiring tale of courage, perseverance and strong-headedness reveals the falsity behind this myth as she becomes the oldest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The... 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...

  • Left for Deadby Beck Weathers; Stephen G. Michaud

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 9.23

    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...

  • 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,... 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...