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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • The Girl Who Climbed Everestby Bonita Norris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    'What I've learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable of, and it's outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen.' What drives us to go to our limits and beyond? What does it take to make dreams come true over all else? And how can you turn fear into courage? From Everest... more...

  • The Pushby Tommy Caldwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'The most daring free climber on the planet' The Times A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan. On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history... more...

  • Scrambles in Ulster and Connacht: Great Scrambling Routesby Alan Tees

    The Collins Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Scrambling is a hands-on sport and, without the stop-start of rock climbing, the joy of it can be appreciated more freely. Here, Alan Tees guides mountaineers to exhilarating scrambles in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. All abilities are catered for in these graded routes, from straightforward scrambles to serious routes where the... more...

  • The Mountain Guide Manualby Marc Chauvin; Rob Coppolillo

    Falcon Guides 2017; US$ 23.99

    Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics... more...

  • Norton of Everestby Hugh Norton; Wade Davis

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    Major Norton gave the order to fire two or three times … Their advanced machine gunners could be seen rushing forward and establishing themselves in commanding posts … Almost at once the ridge we were occupying was swept by machine gun fire … E.F. Norton lived a life of distinction in the declining years of the British Empire.... more...

  • In the Land of Giantsby Gabi Martínez; Daniel Hahn

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 11.99

    ‘The imagination has its sanctuaries, too.’ High up in the Hindu Kush, between the ancient pagan Kalash people and the new medievalists of the Taliban, a charismatic young Spaniard, Jordi Magraner, made his home, mastering the local languages and customs before meeting his death in the most mysterious way. In this magisterial book, Gabi Martínez... more...

  • The Everest Yearsby Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Sir Chris Bonington is a household name as a result of his distinguished mountaineering career during which he has lead pioneering expeditions to the summits of some of the most stunning mountains in the world. The Everest Years shares the story of his relationship with the highest and most sought-after peak on the planet, Everest , and his... more...

  • Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experienceby Eric Brymer; Robert Schweitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Understanding the motivations behind those who partake in extreme sports can be difficult for some. If the popular conception holds that the incentive behind extreme sports participation is entirely to do with risking one’s life, then this confusion will continue to exist. However, an in-depth examination of the phenomenology of the extreme sport... more...

  • Aftershockby Jules Mountain

    Eye Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    Jules Mountain is a survivor. The odds of surviving his type of cancer were one in five; the odds of dying on Everest are one in sixty.But just as he reaches Base Camp in April 2015, the giant earthquake in Nepal sets off an avalanche that will kill 21 . Jules is within touching distance of his life's ambition and is now faced with an agonising choice... more...

  • Walking the Americasby Levison Wood

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS , WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight... more...