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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • 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...

  • One More Stepby Bonner Paddock; Neal Bascomb

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • One More Stepby Bonner Paddock; Neal Bascomb

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • Mountain Madnessby Robert Birkby

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2008; US$ 14.99

    "You're either cruisin' or you're bummin', so you might as well cruise."--Scott Fischer. Mountain climber Scott Fischer's mantra would lead him to scale the highest and most treacherous peaks on earth. Best known as one of the guides who perished near the summit of Mount Everest during the tragic spring of 1996, Scott... more...

  • Annapurnaby Maurice Herzog; Nea Morin; Janet Adam Smith

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mountaineer Maurice Herzog gives a gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable... more...

  • A Slender Threadby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.60

    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...

  • One Day as a Tigerby John Porter; Stephen Venables

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    ‘The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.? In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures... more...

  • The Naked Mountaineerby Stephen C. Sieberson; Lou Whittaker

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Naked Mountaineer recounts a series of solo journeys to some of the world?s most exotic peaks in places such as Switzerland, Japan, and Borneo. However, it is far from the typical heroic mountain-expedition book. Although Steve Sieberson did reach many summits, in most cases his travels were more memorable for what he encountered along the way... more...

  • Facing Upby Bear Grylls

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.12

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

  • Eiger Dreamsby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.78

    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...