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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...


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...


In the Shadow of Mount McKinley

by William N. Beach

These tales and descriptions of the Mt. McKinley area of Alaska were written by one of the world's most famous big game hunters.


The Mountain

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts

In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love...


True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna

by David Roberts

In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.

In June 1950, a team...


Bradford Washburn, An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon

by Bradford Washburn & Lew Freedman

Here at last is the thrilling memoir of the legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn, one of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the twentieth century. Drawing from decades of memories, journals,...


Peak Performance: The First Welsh Woman to Climb Everest

by Tori James

The youngest British woman and first Welsh woman to climb Everest


To the Last Breath

by Francis Slakey

A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey decided to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean,...


Soldier Mountaineer

by N Kumar & N N Bhatia

In the annals of Indian Mountaineering Colonel Narinder Kumar, affectionately called ‘Bull’ by his friends due to his physical prowess, has played a highly significant role. Without him the history of Indian...


Mount Hood The Deep Blue Zone

by Hubert A Allen

Mountaineering crossed a threshold in popular culture when it caught national attention on television in December 2006 with the live coverage of the search for three climbers lost on Oregon's Mount Hood. Literally...


The Simpson Incident

by Hubert A Allen

This is an autobiography of an amature American climber and his misadventures.  Early misadventures in the 1970s occur in Illinois where the author accidentally causes the closing of buildering on a water plant,...


Tides

by Nick Bullock

Nick Bullock is a climber who lives in a small green van, flitting between Llanberis, Wales, and Chamonix in the French Alps. Tides, Nick’s second book, is the much-anticipated follow-up to his critically...


Mountaineering: a Personal History

by Keith A. Brueckner

High atop a mountain, Keith Brueckner grappled with fear at the sight of an immense wall of steep ice and snow, a looming overhang, and the descending grey of storm high on a face. Time after time as he bravely...


Recompense: Streams, Summits and Reflections

by Brian Irwin

Recompense: Streams, Summits and Reflections is a compilation of essays, some of which have been previously published. Divided into personal, experiential pieces, regional, historical selections and fishing...


The Great Quest

by Matthew Gilbertson & Eric Gilbertson

Eric and Matthew were born in Berea, KY in 1986 and started hiking with their Dad in the nearby hills and hollers of Kentucky as soon as they could walk. They started college in the fall of 2004 at the Massachusetts...


Kilimanjaro Outward Bound

by Salim Manji

A true story of adventure, survival, training and hiking over 300 kilometers and reaching The snow caps of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been said that without the instinct for adventure in human beings, any civilization,...


Of Caves and Caving

by John E. Gillett

"What is caving? Caving is fun. Caving is in the darkness. Caving is illuminating. Caving is dangerous. Caving is a minority sport for idiots." This book comes tantalizingly close to explaining the reasons why...


Mountain Heroes

by Huw Lewis-Jones

A fascinating view of the personalities that make up the world of mountaineering, from world-famous explorers to native sherpas.

 


Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area

by Tresa Black

Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area offers options for multiple ascents in more than 20 areas around the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the nuts and bolts of routes and ratings, information on coffee...


Trad Climber's Bible

by John Long & Peter Croft

Traditional, or simply, trad climbing, is a do-it-yourself adventure requiring the climbing team to negotiate the climb and to carry, hand-place and remove most if not all components of the roped safety system....