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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Everest - The First Ascentby Harriet Tuckey

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.98

    WINNER OF THE OUTSTANDING GENERAL SPORTS WRITING AWARD, BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS PRIZE, BANFF FESTIVAL WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN AWARD, BIOGRAPHERS? CLUB For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews,... more...

  • Fall of the Phantom Lordby Andrew Todhunter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    In 1989, while attempting a new route on a difficult overhanging rock face, climber Dan Osman fell. Again and again, protected by the rope, he fell. He decided then that it would not be in climbing but in falling that he would embrace his fear--bathe in it, as he says, and move beyond it. A captivating exploration of the daredevil world of rock climbing,... more...

  • Flakes, Jugs, and Splittersby Sarah Garlick

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 16.99

    With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. more...

  • Flying Off Everestby Dave Costello

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Perched impossibly on a ridge overlooking a 10,000-foot drop into Tibet, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa wait. Heel to toe, connected at the waist by a pair of carabineers that?s connected to nothing else, they stare down the North Face of Mount Everest, a red and white nylon tandem paragliding wing fluttering behind them. They know that... more...

  • The Guga Stoneby Donald S Murray; Douglas Robertson

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    In 1930, the last inhabitants of the isle of St Kilda were evacuated to the mainland. Shortly afterwards, following several acts of vandalism by local fishermen, Calum MacKinnon was sent back to the island to guard against further damage.Alone on the deserted island, he begins to re-imagine the conversations and stories from his years in the island... more...

  • Higher Than The Eagle Soarsby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    High and wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described... more...

  • Left for Deadby Beck Weathers; Stephen G. Michaud

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lydia Bradey: Going Up is Easyby Laurence Fearnley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a truly remarkable achievement but also an internationally controversial one. Going Up is Easy details for the first time the events... more...

  • Miracle in the Andesby Nando Parrado

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.00

    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...