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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Annapurnaby Maurice Herzog; Joe Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    One of the great works of mountaineering literature WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSON In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking... more...

  • Tomaz Humarby Bernadette McDonald

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Psychoverticalby Andy Kirkpatrick

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.38

    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... more...

  • Aspiringby Kieran Kelly

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 20.90

    Aged 54, Kieran Kelly, a man terrified of heights, decided to learn to climb mountains. It was a decision taken to ward off his fears of ageing, and to fill the void in his life left as his children grew up and moved away from home. On the perilous slopes of Mount Aspiring in New Zealand, Kieran was to discover more than just how to climb mountains.... more...

  • Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadowby Maria Coffey

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    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$ 15.98

    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$ 12.78

    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... more...

  • Death Zoneby Matt Dickinson

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    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...