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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Tomaz Humarby Bernadette McDonald

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.60

    In August, 2005, Toma? Humar was trapped on a narrow ledge at 5900 metres on the formidable Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. He had been attempting a new route, directly up the middle of the highest mountain face in the world - solo. After six days he was out of food, almost out of fuel and frequently buried by avalanches. Three helicopters were poised... more...

  • Everest - The First Ascentby Harriet Tuckey

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.61

    WINNER OF THE OUTSTANDING GENERAL SPORTS WRITING AWARD, BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS PRIZE, BANFF FESTIVAL WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN AWARD, BIOGRAPHERS? CLUB For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and... more...

  • Mountains of the Mindby Robert Macfarlane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world?s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination?and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains... more...

  • The Guga Stoneby Donald S Murray; Douglas Robertson

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 10.49

    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...

  • With Bare Handsby Alain Robert

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Alain Robert spent his youth on the unforgiving cliffs of southern France, climbing with his bare hands, with no ropes for protection. In 1982 he fell head-first onto solid rock, suffering a five-day coma and multiple fractures. He was told he would never climb again. But this didn't stop him. In 1994, he climbed his first skyscraper, in Chicago ?... more...

  • Flakes, Jugs, and Splittersby Sarah Garlick

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 16.99

    With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. 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...

  • Aspiringby Kieran Kelly

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 24.54

    Aged 54, Kieran Kelly, a man terrified of heights, decided to learn to climb mountains. It was a decision taken to ward off his fears of ageing, and to fill the void in his life left as his children grew up and moved away from home. On the perilous slopes of Mount Aspiring in New Zealand, Kieran was to discover more than just how to climb mountains.... more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 1999; US$ 14.54

    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...

  • Climbing Anchors Field Guideby John Long; Bob Gaines

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 13.99

    With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors .   Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical... more...