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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,...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


First Ascent

by Stephen Venables

"What transformed pure physical delight into something deeper was the fact that no-one had been here before..." Discover the fascinating stories of the men and women who have scaled the world's highest peaks....


Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps

by Fergus Fleming

In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history's greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of the Alps. Fleming recounts the...


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...


Climbing: Gym to Crag: Building Skills for Real Rock

by S. Peter Lewis & Dan Cauthorn

* Surpasses other training guides with a new level of instruction, clarity, and safety * "Key Transition Exercises" teach the skills you'll need to move from gym climbing to rock climbing * Climbing technique...