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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Shipton and Tilmanby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.14

    Using unpublished diaries, Jim Perrin, the acclaimed author of The Villain and Menlove , tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with... more...

  • Hanging Onby Martin Boysen

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    The start of a love affair. I kicked off my shoes and prepared to climb in stocking feet, aware of an enormous sense of occasion as I laid hands on the rock and stepped up on the first rounded hold. It was not a hard climb but that was unimportant. I felt instinctively at home and at the finish experienced such a surge of happy elation that I knew... more...

  • Addicted to Dangerby Jim Wickwire; Dorothy Bullitt

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...

  • A Walk in the Cloudsby Kev Reynolds

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountainsis a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative collection of memories and short stories fromKevReynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook author who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century. These recollections trailReyonlds'journeys through some of his favorite and most memorable lessons... more...

  • Annapurnaby Nea Morin; Janet Adam Smith; Maurice Herzog

    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 Day to Die Forby Graham Ratcliffe

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.31

    On the night of 10-11 May 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest's history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air becoming an international bestseller. But has the whole story been told? A Day to Die For reveals the full, startling facts that... more...

  • Touching My Father's Soulby Jamling Tenzing Norgay; Broughton Coburn

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.72

    A book of adventure, wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Touching My Father's Soul recounts Tenzing's son, Jamling Norgay's treacherous climb to the world's most forbidding summit. As retold in Krakauer's Into This Air , the 1996 IMAX climbing expedition collided with tragedy. As the climb unfolds so too does Norgay's inner journey.... more...

  • The Callingby Barry Blanchard

    Patagonia 2014;

    With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Metis (half-breed) kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. He describes early climbs attempted with nothing to guide him but written trail descriptions and the cajones... more...

  • Prelude to Everestby Ian R Mitchell; George Rodway

    Luath Press Ltd 2014;

    Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas'... more...

  • The Second Death of George Malloryby Reinhold Messner; Tim Carruthers

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory's tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory?s attempt--whether or not it succeeded--remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory's body was finally found, we have lost, Messner... more...