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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • K2: Triumph And Tragedyby Jim Curran

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 12.21

    In the summer of 1986 there were nine expeditions on K2. Twenty-seven climbers reached the summit; thirteen died trying. This is a gripping first hand account of one of the worst tragedies in the history of mountaineering. more...

  • K2: Triumph And Tragedyby Jim Curran

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    In the summer of 1986 there were nine expeditions on K2. Twenty-seven climbers reached the summit; thirteen died trying. This is a gripping first hand account of one of the worst tragedies in the history of mountaineering. more...

  • Hamish's Mountain Walkby Hamish Brown

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86

    Hamish Brown?s account of his epic walk has been the inspiration for generations of hillwalkers. Sandstone Press is proud to present, not a mere reprint, but a complete reimagining of the book in a modern font, with a new introduction and appendix, and a new, extended colour plate section all provided by Hamish Brown. This will be a book that every... more...

  • No Place to Fallby Victor Saunders

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    No Place to Fall is Victor Saunder?s follow up to his Boardman Tasker Prize winning debut book Elusive Summits. Covering three expeditions to familiar and unfamiliar ranges in Nepal, the Karakoram and the Kumaon, each shares the exhilaration of attempting new alpine-style routes on terrifyingly committing mountains. In 1989 Victor Saunders and Steve... more...

  • Letters from Everestby George Lowe

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 17.07

    In this touching book, unpublished letters from the George Lowe collection are brought together for the first time to describe the day-to-day moments of the historic 1953 Everest expedition. Lowe met Hillary while working in New Zealand's Southern Alps just after the war and struck up a friendship. Little did he know it would be the beginning of a... more...

  • True Summitby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.99

    In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. Maurice Herzog, the leader of the expedition, became a national hero in... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby David Roberts; Conrad Anker

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • To Ride the Mountain Windsby Leslie Symons

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    To Ride the Mountain Winds, possibly the first history of aerial mountaineering to span the whole period from the 18th century to the present day, is written for everyone interested in the history of mountaineering and also those interested in the history of aviation and the limits to which pilots have pushed their machines and their skills. This... more...

  • Denali's Howlby Andy Hall

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Denali?s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska?s Mount McKinley?known to the locals as Denali?one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent... more...

  • The Eiger Obsessionby John Harlin

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 13.99

    In the 1960s an American named John Harlin II changed the face of Alpine climbing. Gutsy and gorgeous -- he was known as "the blond god" -- Harlin successfully summitted some of the most treacherous mountains in Europe. But it was the north face of the Eiger that became Harlin's obsession. Living with his wife and two children in Leysin, Switzerland,... more...