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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • To the End of the Earthby Tom Avery

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out... more...

  • The White Spiderby Heinrich Harrer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 12.62

    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...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Denali's Howlby Andy Hall

    Transworld 2014; US$ 31.98

    In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska?s Mount McKinley ? known to locals as Denali, ?The High One? ? one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall grew up in the mountain?s shadow, the son of the ranger on duty at the time of the tragedy, and has spent... more...

  • A Slender Threadby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Higher Than The Eagle Soarsby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Everest - The First Ascentby Harriet Tuckey

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Blank on the Mapby Eric Shipton; T.G. Longstaff; Jim Perrin; Hugh Ruttledge

    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...

  • Death Zoneby Matt Dickinson

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    It seemed like any other season on Mount Everest. Ten expeditions from around the world were preparing for their summit push, gathered together to try for mountaineering's ultimate prize. Twenty-four hours later, eight of those climbers were dead, victims of the most devastating storm ever to hit Everest. On the North face of the mountain, a British... more...

  • The Villainby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers. His epoch-making first ascent of Annapurna's South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made - but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself. ... more...