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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • Lydia Bradey: Going Up is Easyby Laurence Fearnley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.73

    In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a truly remarkable achievement but also an internationally controversial one. Going Up is Easy details for the first time the events surrounding... more...

  • Klettern in der Halleby Gabi Flecken; Detlef Heise-Flecken

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 13.35

    Die Herausforderung, eine steile Wand zu erklimmen und sich dabei voll auf seinen Sicherungspartner zu verlassen, verspricht Spannung pur. Damit dieses "Abenteuer? in Freizeit und Schule rundum sicher gestaltet werden kann, gibt das vorliegende Buch eine praxisorientierte, klar strukturierte und gut bebilderte Anleitung zum Klettern im Toprope.... more...

  • Spirits of the Airby Kurt Diemberger; Audrey Salkeld

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    Kurt Diemberger belongs to an elite mountaineering club. He is one of only two climbers to have made first ascents of two 8,000-metre peaks Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. His Broad Peak ascent was the first eight-thousander climbed in alpine style without oxygen. He had climbed the major Alps north faces (the Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses)... more...

  • The Mammoth Book Of Everestby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    This selection of the very best writing on Everest begins with the first attempts and continues, via Mallory's failed bid and Hillary and Tenzing's triumph, to the disasters of recent years. It features 35 white-knuckle accounts of climbing on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the... more...

  • Darkness Descendingby Ken Jones

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    In January 2003, Ken Jones, an adventurer and former British Special Forces soldier, was caught in a devastating avalanche as he climbed deep in the frozen wilderness of Romania's Carpathian Mountains. Swept over the edge of a 75-foot cliff, he plummeted to the rocks below. Against all odds, he survived the fall--regaining consciousness shrouded... more...

  • Backpacker Magazine's Peak Baggingby Brendan Leonard

    Falcon Guides 2015; US$ 11.99

    A how-to book for climbers with information on scrambling skills, gear, alpine hazards, and acclimation, published under the imprimatur of "Backpacker" magazine. more...

  • 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...

  • The Stormsby Mike Trueman

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend?s yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England. But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned progressively darker and the winds gathered pace.... more...

  • Nanga Parbat Pilgrimageby Hermann Buhl; Hugh Merrick; Ken Wilson

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners... more...

  • No Such Thing as Failureby David Hempleman-Adams

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, David Hempleman-Adams is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and... more...