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Kingdoms Of Experience: Everest, the Unclimbed Ridge

by Andrew Greig

In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge.The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers,...

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains

by Barry Blanchard

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...

Alaska: A Climbing Guide

by Colby Coombs & Michael Wood

The definitive climbing guidebook to Alaska's mountain peaks, from the Southeast to the Brooks Range, including Denali

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstensz Pyramid In Papua At Age 65

by Carol Masheter

Few people have heard of Carstensz Pyramid, a sharp fin of limestone 16,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountainous jungle in Papua, a part of the world wracked by political and tribal violence, where...

Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and Survival

by Cecil Kuhne

“He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free,...

Rock Climbing, 2nd Edition: Mastering Basic Skills

by Topher Donahoe & Craig Luebben

Best-selling climbing instructional, now fully updated, includes new, vetted alternatives to traditional techniques

Reinhold Messner: My Life At The Limit

by Reinhold Messner

"Messner is not only the greatest high-altitude mountaineer the world has ever known; he is probably the best it will ever know." -TIME

Climbing Mt. Whitney

by Peter Croft, Wynne Benti & Glen Dawson

People travel from all over the world to stand on the summit of Mt. Whitney the highest point in the contiguous United States. Miles of rugged granitic terrain, blue-green lakes, and impressive ridges are just...

On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet

by Luree Miller

The remarkable tale of five Victorian women who broke through society's boundaries to explore Tibet

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors

by James Edward Mills

A story for our times, inspiring all Americans to embrace their natural birthright in the great outdoors

The Call Of Ice: Climbing 8000-Meter Peaks in Winter

by Simone Moro & Monica Meneghetti

"It is thanks to Simone that interest in this highly challenging type of alpinism [winter climbing] has been renewed." -Reinhold Messner

One More Step

by Bonner Paddock & Neal Bascomb

In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements—redefining...

Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mt. McKinley's Classic Route

by Colby Coombs & Bradford Washburn

The definitive climbing guidebook to the classic West Buttress Route on Denali

Cry from the Highest Mountain

by Tess Burrows, Joanna Lumley & His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Their goal was to raise money and awareness for the Tibetan cause. They chose to climb to the point furthest from the center of the Earth, some 2,150 meters higher than the summit of Everest to read out peace...

Tilting at Mountains: Love, Tragedy, and Triumph on the World's Highest Peaks

by Pasaban Edurne

Climbing where only a handful of men have gone before, Edurne Pasaban is the first woman to climb all fourteen mountain peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

The Duke of Abruzzi: An Explorer's Life

by Mirella Tenderini & Michael Shandrick

An engrossing account of an incredible and complex explorer, the foremost of his time.

Kilimanjaro & East Africa: A Climbing and Trekking Guide, 2nd Edition

by Cameron Burns

Climb East Africa's highest peaks -- via non-technical and technical routes -- with this guidebook to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and more

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas

by Greg Child

A hard-core, big-wall climber learns mountaineering in the Himalayas.

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

by Andy Hall

In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down.


Andy Hall, a journalist and...

Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea

by Dave Costello

Perched impossibly on a ridge overlooking a 10,000-foot drop into Tibet, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa wait. Heel to toe, connected at the waist by a pair of carabineers that's connected to nothing...