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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Facing Upby Bear Grylls

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 8.82

    A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest, described as 'honest and compelling' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. more...

  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomitesby Graham Fletcher; John Smith

    Cicerone Press 2009; US$ 21.80

    Guidebook to via ferrata routes in Northern, Central and Eastern Italian Dolomites, Europe. Via ferrata climbing -- using routes with fixed cables, ladders and bridges -- is a great way for walkers and scramblers (with a head for heights) to get to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers. more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 1999; US$ 14.54

    Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt EverestThis is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.In... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.46

    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...

  • The White Spiderby Heinrich Harrer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history. 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...

  • The Guga Stoneby Donald S Murray; Douglas Robertson

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 10.49

    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...