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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Climbing Everestby Bear Grylls

    Transworld 2013; US$ 2.80

    Released to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the first ever ascent of Mount Everest and updated with a new introduction from Bear Grylls. On the 29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history as they took their first triumphant steps on the top of the world. On 16 May 1998, Bear Grylls followed those same footsteps, achieving... more...

  • Elusive Summitsby Victor Saunders

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    Elusive Summits is the award winning first book by British mountaineer Victor Saunders, winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Documenting climbs in the 1980s, at a time when the greatest mountains in the greatest ranges had been climbed by numerous routes, collected like sets of stamps and written about extensively by the... more...

  • The Guga Stoneby Donald S Murray

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...

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

    Patagonia 2014; US$ 19.99

    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

    Hachette Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • Rucksack Guide - Mountain Walking and Trekkingby Alun Richardson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Rucksack Guide: Mountain Walking and Trekking is your essential handbook for when travelling on hills and mountains. Offering concise guidance, from technical skills, to navigation and survival, the book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is presented clearly, making it simple to understand in testing conditions. more...

  • One More Stepby Bonner Paddock; Neal Bascomb

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.74

    In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements—redefining our ideas of normal and proving that life is never truly limited for any of us. Bonner Paddock summited 19,341 foot-high Mount... 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...

  • 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...