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The Shining Mountain

by Peter Boardman & Chris Bonington

‘It’s a preposterous plan. Still, if you do get up it, I think it’ll be the hardest thing that’s been done in the Himalayas.’ So spoke Chris Bonington when Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker presented him...


Everest: The West Ridge

by Thomas F. Hornbein

"Not only did Hornbein play a crucial role in one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in the history of mountaineering, his account of the feat is one of the finest things ever written about this peculiar,...


Mountaineering Holiday: An Outstanding Alpine Climbing Season, 1939

by Frank Smythe

‘There is no holiday like a mountaineering holiday. For eleven months the mountaineer has sighed for the mountain wind on his cheek, for the lilt of the mountain stream, for the feel of rock in his hand, for...


Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World

by Sean Swarner

The 29,035-foot giant known as Mount Everest tortures its challengers with life-threatening conditions such as 100 mph winds, the dramatic loss of oxygen, snowstorms, and deadly avalanches. Climbers of Everest...


Kingdoms of Experience

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,...


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,...


The Mountain Knows No Expert: George Evanoff, Outdoorsman and Contemporary Hero

by Mike Nash

George Evanoff was a knowledgeable, experienced, and practical outdoorsman, who ironically lost his life in the mountains in an encounter with a grizzly. Evanoff's life experiences encompass backcountry travel,...


Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains, 5th Ed.

by Charles S. Houston & David E. Harris

* Cutting-edge information on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat altitude illness and hypoxia in everyday life * Interweaves fascinating research discoveries with dramatic first-person accounts * Authored by...


The Endless Knot: K2 Mountain of Dreams and Destiny

by Kurt Diemberger

‘A monumental book … I defy anyone to read it and remain unmoved.’ Stephen Venables, Alpine Journal Acclaimed as one of the most powerful accounts of mountain adventure and tragedy ever written, The Endless...


One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the birth of light and fast alpinism

by John Porter & Stephen Venables

‘The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.’ In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly...


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

by Colby Coombs & Bradford Washburn

* The only available guide devoted solely to the route used by 90 percent of all climbers who summit Denali * Historic aerial photos and introduction by one of the route's pioneers -- Bradford Washburn * Author...


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 Edurne Pasaban

On May 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 meters. This record-breaking accomplishment put the Basque woman on National...


The Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer's Life

by Mirella Tenderini & Michael Shandrick

Grandson of the first king of Italy, Luigi Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta, or the Duke of the Abruzzi, was one of the most celebrated explorers of the early twentieth century. This biography vividly recounts not only...


Elusive Summits: Four expeditions in the Karakoram

by Victor Saunders

Elusive Summits is the award winning first book by British mountaineer Victor Saunders, winner of the 1990 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Documenting climbs in the 1980s, at a time when the greatest...


Kilimanjaro & East Africa: A Climbing Guide

by Cameron M. Burns

Climb East Africa's highest peaks-via non-technical and technical routes-in this updated guide to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and more · More than 50 routes, including summit walk-ups and serious technical climbs...


Snow on the Equator

by H.W. Tilman & Jim Perrin

‘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...


Hanging On: A life inside British climbing's golden age

by Martin Boysen

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...


Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas

by Greg Child

Climbing a Himalayan peak was the stuff of Greg Child's wildest dreams. Then in the late 1970s came a surprise berth on an expedition that was to define his career as a high-altitude mountaineer and transform...


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

by Andy Hall

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...