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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...


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...


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...


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...


Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

by Reinhold Messner

Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn’t rely on his own strength and...


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,...


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...


Nanda Devi

by Eric Shipton, Jim Perrin & Stephen Venables

‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.’ Nanda Devi is one...


The Ascent of Nanda Devi

by H W Tilman, Stephen Venables & Jim Perrin

‘I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it.’ – H. W. Tilman, on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi. In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda...


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...


Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna

by Lionel Terray, David Roberts & Geoffrey Sutton

‘I have given my whole life to the mountains. Born at the foot of the Alps, I have been a ski champion, a professional guide, an amateur of the greatest climbs in the Alps and a member of eight expeditions...


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 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...


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

by Simone Moro & Monica Meneghetti

* A moving recollection of a life inspired by climbing and redeemed by nature * Stimson Bullitt came to climbing late in life, but with a passion that put him on rock well into his 80s * A memoir that teaches...