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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...


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,...


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

* Guidebook details 80 climbing routes throughout Alaska * Includes photos, many with route overlays, topo route maps, climbing difficulty and time information, ratings, and more Alaska mountain guides Mike...


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

• Approximately 35 new techniques, safety considerations, and subjects • National Outdoor Book Award winner in first edition • First edition of this popular title has sold 50,000 copies Thousands of rock...


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

* An astonishing tale of perseverance * Wonderful insight into 19th century Tibet * A moving tale of adventure and discovery In the late 1800's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian...


The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors

by James Edward Mills

• Chronicles the first all-African American summit attempt on Denali, the highest point in North America • Part adventure story, part history, and part argument for the importance of inspiring future generations...


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 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 Call of the Ice: Climbing 8000-Meter Peaks in Winter

by Simone Moro & Monica Meneghetti

* Adventure memoir from a renowned winter climber at the top of his game * Moro reflects on some of his most significant climbs * A bestseller in Italy, this is the first English-language edition of Moro's story...


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

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...


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...