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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,...

Peak Performance: The First Welsh Woman to Climb Everest

by Tori James

The youngest British woman and first Welsh woman to climb Everest

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,...

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 Donahue & 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

*Reveals the long view from an icon who, with age, has added wisdom to his list of accomplishments *Messner climbing firsts: the world's fourteen peaks taller than 8000 meters; Everest solo; Everest without...

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 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. Evanoffs life experiences encompass backcountry travel,...

Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains, 5th Edition

by Charles S. Houston & David E. Harris

The seminal work on how the body responds to high altitude, including the current science science in this edition

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 2008, Bonner Paddock summited 19,341-foot-high mount kilimanjaro, the world's tallest freestanding mountain. Four years later, he earned the elite triathlete title kona Ironman. Thousands have done each individually....

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

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 the 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 M. Burns

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