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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • Prelude to Everestby Ian R Mitchell; George Rodway

    Luath Press Ltd 2014;

    Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas'... more...

  • Higher Than The Eagle Soarsby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.94

    High and wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described... more...

  • A Slender Threadby Stephen Venables

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.37

    Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree... more...

  • The Callingby Barry Blanchard

    Patagonia 2014;

    With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Metis (half-breed) kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. He describes early climbs attempted with nothing to guide him but written trail descriptions and the cajones... more...

  • A Walk in the Cloudsby Kev Reynolds

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountainsis a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative collection of memories and short stories fromKevReynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook author who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century. These recollections trailReyonlds'journeys through some of his favorite and most memorable lessons... more...

  • Snow on the Equatorby H.W. Tilman; Jim Perrin

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    To those who went to the War straight from school and survived it, the problem of what to do afterwards was particularly difficult.? For H.W. Tilman, the solution lay in Africa gold prospecting, mountaineering and a 3,000-mile solo bicycle ride across the continent. Tilman was perhaps the greatest explorer of his time, a famed mountaineer and pioneering... more...

  • Hanging Onby Martin Boysen

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    The start of a love affair. I kicked off my shoes and prepared to climb in stocking feet, aware of an enormous sense of occasion as I laid hands on the rock and stepped up on the first rounded hold. It was not a hard climb but that was unimportant. I felt instinctively at home and at the finish experienced such a surge of happy elation that I knew... more...

  • Denali's Howlby Andy Hall

    Transworld 2014; US$ 28.79

    In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to locals as Denali, 'The High One' - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall grew up in the mountain's shadow, the son of the ranger on duty at the time of the tragedy, and has spent... more...

  • Denali's Howlby Andy Hall

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Denali?s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska?s Mount McKinley?known to the locals as Denali?one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent... more...

  • First Ascentby Stephen Venables

    Octopus 2014; US$ 21.42

    An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history. more...