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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...


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

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,...


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...


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

* This classic established Child as one of the great mountaineering writers of our time * Describes Child's apprenticeship to such climbing legends as Doug Scott, Don Whillans, and Alan Rouse * Written with...


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...


Rucksack Guide - Alpinism

by Alun Richardson

Rucksack Guide - Alpinism is your essential handbook when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance, from technical

skills, to navigation and survival. The book is colour-coded for easy

reference and all information...


Rucksack Guide - Mountain Walking and Trekking

by Alun Richardson

Rucksack Guide: Mountain Walking and Trekking is your essential

handbook for when travelling on hills and mountains. Offering concise

guidance, from technical skills, to navigation and survival, the book

is colour-coded...


The Mountaineering Handbook: Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top

by Craig Connally

Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice

If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The...


Everest 1951: The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951

by Eric Shipton & Stephen Venables

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. They climbed from the south, from Nepal, via the Khumbu Glacier – a route first pioneered in 1951 by a reconnaissance expedition...