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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Halfway to Heavenby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2009; Not Available

    " Halfway to Heaven , Mark Obmascik's account of his quest to climb all of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, should prove an inspiration to middle-aged mountaineers everywhere. For all of his comically recounted misadventures, Obmascik has the true mountaineer's love of high places, and a professional writer's gift of conveying that love to the reader."... more...

  • Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everestby Judy Tenzig; Tashi Tenzing

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.49

    In 2003, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and tenzing Norgay Sherpa's historic ascent of Mount Everest, an event which became the defining moment in 20th-century adventure and delivered fame and glory to the men who took part in the expedition. All, perhaps, except tenzing, who, after a brief honeymoon period with... more...

  • Facing Upby Bear Grylls

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 8.83

    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...

  • Halfway to Heavenby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2009; Not Available

    " Halfway to Heaven , Mark Obmascik's account of his quest to climb all of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, should prove an inspiration to middle-aged mountaineers everywhere. For all of his comically recounted misadventures, Obmascik has the true mountaineer's love of high places, and a professional writer's gift of conveying that love to the reader."... more...

  • Addicted to Dangerby Jim Wickwire; Dorothy Bullitt

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    Jim Wickwire is a partner in the law firm of Wickwire, Greene, Crosby, Brewer & Seward. He lives in Seattle with his wife and has five children and twin granddaughters. 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...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 1999; US$ 13.63

    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$ 9.47

    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...