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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Day to Die Forby Graham Ratcliffe

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    On the night of 10-11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest's history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air becoming an international bestseller. But has the whole story been told? A Day to Die For reveals the full, startling facts that led to the... more...

  • The Villainby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • Death Zoneby Matt Dickinson

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    It seemed like any other season on Mount Everest. Ten expeditions from around the world were preparing for their summit push, gathered together to try for mountaineering's ultimate prize. Twenty-four hours later, eight of those climbers were dead, victims of the most devastating storm ever to hit Everest. On the North face of the mountain, a British... more...

  • With Bare Handsby Alain Robert

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Alain Robert spent his youth on the unforgiving cliffs of southern France, climbing with his bare hands, with no ropes for protection. In 1982 he fell head-first onto solid rock, suffering a five-day coma and multiple fractures. He was told he would never climb again. But this didn't stop him. In 1994, he climbed his first skyscraper, in Chicago ?... more...

  • No Way Downby Graham Bowley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    No Way Down is the the gripping, terrifying story of a brutal struggle for survival on the upper slopes of the Himalayan K2, the world's most hostile terrain, by Graham Bowley. K2, August 1st, 2008. Thirty climbers are attempting the summit of the most savage mountain on Earth. They make it. But before they start their descent an ice shelf... more...

  • Touching My Father's Soulby Broughton Coburn; Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    A book of adventure, wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Touching My Father's Soul recounts Tenzing's son, Jamling Norgay's treacherous climb to the world's most forbidding summit. As retold in Krakauer's Into This Air , the 1996 IMAX climbing expedition collided with tragedy. As the climb unfolds so too does Norgay's inner journey. His desire... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.49

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome... more...