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Mountaineering & Climbing

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  • Extreme Adventuresby Andy Torbet

    Transworld 2015; US$ 30.38

    Andy Torbet has been to some of the world?s most dangerous places in his previous career as a soldier and now as an explorer, adventurer and TV presenter on programmes such as Coast . But, he insists, you don?t need to go to the farthest flung corners of the globe to find real challenge and push yourself to the very edge of your capabilities. There... more...

  • Facing Upby Bear Grylls

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 8.45

    At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his... more...

  • Ger McDonnell: His Life & His Death on K2by Damien O'Brien

    The Collins Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    K2 is one of the world?s most difficult and unpredictable mountains. At 8,611 metres/28,251 feet, the world?s second tallest mountain is regarded by most climbers as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering. On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the... more...

  • Glacier Mountaineeringby Mike Clelland; Andy Tyson

    Falcon Guides 2009; US$ 15.99

    This is the only book to clearly illustrate and systematically guide readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques and, just like our other books that are illustrated by Mike Clelland, it is guaranteed to entertain the whole way through. more...

  • Hamish's Mountain Walkby Hamish Brown

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • How to Climb 5.12by Eric Horst

    Falcon Guides 2011; US$ 18.99

    A manual for intermediate climbers to make the physical and mental jump to advanced climbing ability. It offers streamlined tips and suggestions on such critical issues as cutting-edge strength training, mental training, and climbing strategy. more...

  • How to Rock Climb!by John Long

    Falcon Guides 2010; US$ 18.99

    Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. more...

  • How to Slackline!by Hayley Ashburn; Scott Rogers

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 18.99

    Originating in the climbing world, slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing that has been anchored between two stable objects. How to Slackline!  covers the short history of slacklining and the sport?s rapid growth since the advent of the Gibbon Trickline, which brought slacklining to enthusiasts outside the climbing... more...

  • Instant rock climbingby Infinite Ideas

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 2.95

    This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for anybody who?s been climbing for a short while and wants to improve their technique. Clearly the best place to practise climbing skills is on a climbing wall or (harnessed securely) on a rock face, but we hope these ideas will give you some tips on what kit to invest in, help you improve... more...

  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.45

    One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest , starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This 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... more...