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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • A Slender Threadby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree... more...

  • Higher Than The Eagle Soarsby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disastersby Hamish MacInnes

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 9.99

    Caught way up on the mountain, no one is safe, from the archetypal nightmare of Tony Kurtz, seen to freeze to death by his stranded rescuers as he hung off the Eiger, to events that unfolded on the Grand Teton, where rescuers narrowly escaped being clubbed to death by their reluctant rescuees. This collection of 35 first-hand accounts will shock... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of On The Edgeby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss. Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28 of the great first-hand accounts of extreme mountaineering, from legendary names. Featuring: · Heinrich Harrer - first conqueror of the notorious Eigerwand. · Robert... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer. On 8 June 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine were last seen climbing towards the summit of Everest. The clouds closed around them and they were lost to history, leaving the world to wonder whether... more...

  • Blank on the Mapby Eric Shipton

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    'As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination … Across this blank space was written one challenging word, "Unexplored"' In 1937 two of the twentieth century's greatest explorers set off to explore an unknown area of the Himalaya, the breath-taking Shaksgam mountains. With a team of surveyors and Sherpas, Eric Shipton and H.W.... more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Mountaineering in Remote Areas of the Worldby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    The essential handbook for planning and undertaking mountaineering expeditions around the world. Offering concise guidance, from technical skills, to navigation and survival, the book is colour-coded for easy reference, making it simple to understand in testing conditions. more...

  • Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing is your essential handbook on the mountain. It offers concise guidance, from technical skills, to navigation and survival. The book is colour-coded for easy reference, making it simple to understand in testing conditions. more...