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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • To the End of the Earthby Tom Avery

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out... more...

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.66

    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...

  • The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disastersby Hamish MacInnes

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • 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...

  • Everest - The First Ascentby Harriet Tuckey

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.43

    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... more...

  • High Crimesby Michael Kodas

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 9.99

    High Crimes is journalist Michael Kodas's gripping account of life on top of the world--where man is every bit as deadly as Mother Nature. In the years following the publication of Into Thin Air , much has changed on Mount Everest. Among all the books documenting the glorious adventures in mountains around the world, none details how the recent... more...

  • Training for the New Alpinismby Steve House; Scott Johnston; Mark Twight

    Patagonia Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    In Training for the New Alpinism , Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston... more...

  • High Crimesby Michael Kodas

    Hyperion 2008; Not Available

    High Crimes is journalist Michael Kodas's gripping account of life on top of the world--where man is every bit as deadly as Mother Nature. In the years following the publication of Into Thin Air , much has changed on Mount Everest. Among all the books documenting the glorious adventures in mountains around the world, none details how the recent... more...