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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • The Indoor Climbing Manualby John White

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    In this comprehensive guide, experienced climber and coach John White shows how to climb indoors and introduces the reader to a range of exercises and techniques that will not only improve their indoor climbing but also help them to climb more safely and effectively outside. Climbing on artificial walls has been growing in popularity since the idea... more...

  • Chomolungma Sings the Bluesby Ed Douglas

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    If there is one mountain that is known across the whole world, it must be the highest - Everest. To the people who live at its feet she is Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World. The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine close to the summit in 1924 lent the mountain a tragic romanticism, of young men risking everything for a dream. When... more...

  • Chomolungma Sings the Bluesby Ed Douglas

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 10.38

    If there is one mountain that is known across the whole world, it must be the highest - Everest. To the people who live at its feet she is Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World. The disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine close to the summit in 1924 lent the mountain a tragic romanticism, of young men risking everything for a dream. When... more...

  • Best Climbs Los Angelesby Damon Corso

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 23.99

    Best Climbs Los Angeles narrows down the thousands of climbing routes across the 4,500 square miles of Los Angeles County to the absolute best 300 routes. These are the routes that display the hidden beauty and deep rooted climbing history of Los Angeles. From clipping bolts with humpback whales and dolphins on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, to... more...

  • Everestby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn?t rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach... more...

  • Climbing Anchors Field Guideby John Long; Bob Gaines

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 13.99

    With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors .   Designed for quick use by climbers on site, this book shows how to properly place and configure natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical... more...

  • Nanda Deviby Eric Shipton; Jim Perrin; Stephen Venables; Hugh Ruttledge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    ‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.? Nanda Devi is one of the most inaccessible mountains in the Himalaya. It is surrounded by a huge ring of peaks, among them some of the highest mountains in the Indian... more...

  • The Ascent of Nanda Deviby H W Tilman; Stephen Venables; Jim Perrin; Hugh Ruttledge

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    ‘I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it.? – H. W. Tilman, on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi. In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Two years later an expedition led by H. W. Tilman reached the summit. It was the highest mountain to be climbed until 1950. The Ascent... more...

  • Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Areaby Tresa Black

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 29.99

    Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area offers options for multiple ascents in more than 20 areas around the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the nuts and bolts of routes and ratings, information on coffee shops, and brewpubs, and other amenities in each area is included, along with notes on where rock climbers can take their four-footed climbing... more...

  • One Day as a Tigerby John Porter; Stephen Venables

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    ‘The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.? In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures... more...