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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadowby Maria Coffey

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain?... more...

  • The Villainby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.61

    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. ... more...

  • A Day to Die Forby Graham Ratcliffe

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 10.88

    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... more...

  • Death Zoneby Matt Dickinson

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.61

    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...

  • 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...

  • Walking in Croatiaby Rudolf Abraham

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 20.42

    Mountain walking and trekking guide to Croatia, Europe with walks in the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Slavonia, the islands (Peljeöac, Korcula, Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Loöinj and Cres) and around Zagreb. 26 routes from easy day walks to treks and via ferrata over varied terrain. Includes full background information and hut... more...

  • Trekking in the Alpsby Kev Reynolds

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 26.18

    An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. Illustrated with clear overview maps and route profiles throughout. more...

  • DK EyeWitness Guides: Everestby Rebecca Stephens; Rebecca Stevens

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2001; Not Available

    From the greatest record-breaking heights to hidden peaks beneath the sea Eyewitness Everest is an original and exciting new guide to the enthralling challenges of life and death on the world's greatest mountain ranges. Written by Rebecca Stephens MBE the first British woman to climb Everest this absorbing account contains everythng you ever wanted... more...

  • Halfway to Heavenby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2009; Not Available

    Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After... more...

  • Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everestby Judy Tenzig; Tashi Tenzing

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 19.31

    In 2003, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa's historic ascent of Mount Everest, an event which became the defining moment in 20th-century adventure and delivered fame and glory to the men who took part in the expedition. All, perhaps, except Tenzing, who, after a brief honeymoon period with... more...