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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...

  • 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; Stephen G. Michaud

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 7.99

    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 literally a dead man walking?into... 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...

  • No Shortcuts to the Topby Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown/Archetype 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

    "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...

  • Fatal Mountaineerby Robert Roper

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Against The Wallby Simon Yates

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Annapurnaby Maurice Herzog; Joe Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    One of the great works of mountaineering literature WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSON In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking... more...