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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Extreme Adventuresby Andy Torbet

    Transworld 2014; US$ 27.60

    Andy Torbet has been to some of the world's most dangerous places, in his previous career as a soldier and now as an explorer and tv presenter. But you don't need to go to far flung corners of the globe to find real adventure and to push yourself to the very edge. Here in Britain, between towering cliffs and stormy seas, lie some of the most exciting... 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$ 14.53

    WINNER OF THE 2013 BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2013 MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS PRIZE, BANFF FESTIVAL For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific... more...

  • Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventuresby Bear Grylls

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 18.10

    A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest, described as 'honest and compelling' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. more...

  • Savage Summitby Jennifer Jordan

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Though not as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on... 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...

  • Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineersby Ian R Mitchell

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Winner of the Outdoor Writers GUld Award for Excellence In this new book on pre-mountaineering ascents and near ascents in the Highlands, we have at last a work which does justice to those who lived and worked, travelled and fought in the Highlands before Walter Scott. PROF. BRUCE LENMAN Marvelous account of mountaineering's prehistory...... 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; US$ 27.23

    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...