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- 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...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99
In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer. On 8 June 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine were last seen climbing towards the summit of Everest. The clouds closed around them and they were lost to history, leaving the world to wonder whether... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 4.99
No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss. Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28 of the great first-hand accounts of extreme mountaineering, from legendary names. Featuring: · Heinrich Harrer - first conqueror of the notorious Eigerwand. · Robert... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 9.99
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...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
'As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination ? Across this blank space was written one challenging word, "Unexplored"' In 1937 two of the twentieth century's greatest explorers set off to explore an unknown area of the Himalaya, the breath-taking Shaksgam mountains. With a team of surveyors and Sherpas, Eric Shipton and H.W.... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99
Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing is your essential handbook for when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including: technical skills: tips and reminders on the key techniques equipment: choosing the right skis and looking after them finding the best... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 12.68
Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. His accomplishments are staggering. He has summited Everest twelve times. He is the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown, in one climb, a feat previously thought impossible. He was nominated for the prestigious piolet d'Or in 2004 for climbing... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38
In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a truly remarkable achievement but also an internationally controversial one. Going Up is Easy details for the first time the events... more...
- Falcon Guides 2015; US$ 13.99
Climbing: From Gym to Rock is a pocket-size instructional climbing book with the backing of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) that focuses on getting indoor climbers outdoors. The book will feature information on environment and terrain, types of crag, best practices, and more. Photos will be throughout. more...