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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • Walking in Croatiaby Rudolf Abraham

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 20.42

    Mountain walking and trekking guide to Croatia, Europe with walks in the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Slavonia, the islands (Peljeöac, Korcula, Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Loöinj and Cres) and around Zagreb. 26 routes from easy day walks to treks and via ferrata over varied terrain. Includes full background information and hut... more...

  • Cairngorm Johnby John Allen; Robert Davidson

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2012; US$ 7.28

    For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In ‘Cairngorm John? (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled... more...

  • Climbing - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Stephen E. Schmid; Hans Florine

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    Editor Stephen E. Schmid is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. His doctoral work was in philosophy of mind and his current research focuses on motivation in sport and education. Schmid has been playing in the mountains and on rock for more than 20 years. Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Assistant... more...

  • The Call of Everestby Conrad Anker; Thomas Hornbein; Bernadette McDonald

    National Geographic Society 2013; US$ 28.00

    Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain.    In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 12.00

    Galen Rowell photographer, writer, and mountaineer An enigma for seventy-five years, George Leigh Mallory comes alive through the very separate personal connections of Conrad Anker and David Roberts, great mountaineers in their own right, who weave a spellbinding tale. more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 9.97

    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... more...

  • The Lost Explorerby Conrad Anker; David Roberts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Early Days in the Range of Lightby Daniel Arnold

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.95

    It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine — he spent three years retracing the... 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...

  • To the End of the Earthby Tom Avery

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    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...