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Mountaineering & Climbing

  • "Mountain of Destiny"by Harald Höbusch

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 90.00

    A study of how Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak on earth, became the German "mountain of the mind." more...

  • ¡Desafiando la gravedad! Escalada en roca (Defying Gravity! Rock Climbing)by Christine Dugan

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Using their hands, feet, and determination, rock climbers defy gravity and conquer amazing challenges! Readers will learn about the important aspects a rock climber must go through to prepare for a climb--from choosing the right climbing equipment to mapping out a training schedule. This book uses detailed images and informational text in conjunction... more...

  • 100 000 dollars pour l'Everestby Yves Ballu

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    « L?Everest, pour des mecs qui n?en ont rien à battre de la montagne, y?a pas pire châtiment ! » Basile, un guide d?origine citadine reconverti en éducateur de rue, les a prévenus. Mais avec une prime de 100 000 dollars à la clé, Freddo, Karim et Kevin qui n?ont jamais mis les pieds en montagne, sont prêts à prendre tous les risques. C?est précisément... more...

  • 180° Southby Yvon Chouinard; Doug Tompkins; Chris Malloy; Jeff Johnson

    Patagonia 2013; US$ 9.99

    180° South takes readers behind the scenes of the film, 180° South , made by Chris Malloy, to learn more about the people who made the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that inspired Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug... more...

  • 7x7 - Seven Peaks Seven Islandsby Nigel Vardy

    Panoma Press 2011; US$ 6.99

    Mountaineer Nigel Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips and suffered severe heel damage trapped in a savage, life-threatening storm below the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain yet he then went on to climb the highest mountains on the world's seven largest islands, from the frozen Arctic to jungle-clad active volcanoes. more...

  • 7x7 - Seven Peaks Seven Islandsby Nigel Vardy

    Ecademy Press Ltd 2011; US$ 14.99

    In 1999 British mountaineer Nigel Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips and suffered severe heel damage trapped overnight in a savage, life-threatening storm below the summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. This is an inspiring, highly-readable personal account of how he went on to climb the highest mountains on the world's... more...

  • Across the Country from Thonon to Trentby Douglas Freshfield

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99

    This is a true 'Boys' Own' adventure story of how three English schoolboys spent the summer of 1863 trekking through the Swiss and Italian Alps before conquering Mont Blanc. It is an utterly unique journal written by one of that party who would go on the become one of the great mountain and travel writers of the Victorian era and make a huge contribution... more...

  • Addicted to Adventureby Bob Shepton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing... more...

  • Addicted to Dangerby Jim Wickwire; Dorothy Bullitt

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 20.99

    Adventurist Jim Wickwire has lived life on the edge -- literally. An eyewitness to glory, terror, and tragedy above 20,000 feet, he has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have... more...

  • Adventure Sports Coachingby Matt Berry; Jane Lomax; Chris Hodgson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by adventure sports coaches, such as the dynamic natural... more...