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Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstensz Pyramid In Papua At Age 65

by Carol Masheter eBookIt.com (November 27, 2014)

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...


Climbing Mt. Whitney

by Peter Croft, Wynne Benti & Glen Dawson Spotted Dog Press, Inc. (October 30, 2014)

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...


One More Step

by Bonner Paddock & Neal Bascomb HarperOne (March 17, 2015)

In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements—redefining...


REACHING THE SUMMITS

by François-Guy Thivierge, Patrick Morrow & Jean-Pierre Danvoye Éditions Sylvain Harvey (November 16, 2011)

Adventurer and mountaineer François-Guy Thivierge is one of the rare individuals to have conquered the highest peak on each of the seven continents and to have explored both poles. His book, aimed at both the...


In the Shadow of Mount McKinley

by William N. Beach Derrydale Press (April 12, 2000)

These tales and descriptions of the Mt. McKinley area of Alaska were written by one of the world's most famous big game hunters.


The Mountain

by Ed Viesturs & David Roberts Touchstone (October 08, 2013)

In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love...


True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.

In June 1950, a team...


Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents' Highest Peaks

by Mike Hamill Mountaineers Books (May 04, 2012)

The first comprehensive guidebook of climbing routes to the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents


Bradford Washburn, An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon

by Bradford Washburn & Lew Freedman WestWinds Press (May 01, 2013)

Here at last is the thrilling memoir of the legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn, one of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the twentieth century. Drawing from decades of memories, journals,...


U.S. Army Guide to Rigging

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (January 08, 2013)

Have you ever tried to rig your own sailboat? How about tying up the boat to the dock? Have you ever made a ladder or hoist? Learning rigging can be tricky, but with the U.S. Army Guide to Rigging (FM 5-125),...


Peak Performance: The First Welsh Woman to Climb Everest

by Tori James Accent Press (December 20, 2012)

The youngest British woman and first Welsh woman to climb Everest


Sports: The Complete Visual Reference

by QA international Collectif Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

You will find everything you need to know about the history, rules, techniques, tactics, records, and even facilities and equipment. In addition, profiles on athletic training and psychological preparation will...


Classic Motor Cartoon Book

by John Stoneham Austin Macauley Publishers (November 30, 2020)

Classic motorcars have been featured in movies and pop songs for over seven decades and contributed to the fun of driving historic cars.

This book of motor cartoons illustrates the adventure and romance of classic...


A Youth Wasted Climbing

by David Chaundy-Smart Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (May 04, 2015)

David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of...


Finding Jim

by Susan Oakey-Baker Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (September 25, 2013)

Finding Jim describes Susan Oakey-Baker?s struggle to confront the realities of life after the death of her husband, renowned mountain guide Jim Haberl, the first Canadian to summit the most difficult mountain...


Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

by John Martin & Jon Jones Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (December 02, 2016)

With over 15,000 copies of previous editions sold internationally, this completely revised and updated new edition is now in full colour and destined to remain the bestselling guide to one of the world?s most...


The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2020)

Winner of the 2020 National Outdoor Book Award for Best History/Biography

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed...


Girl Scouts Handbook

by W. J. Hoxie Racehorse (September 04, 2018)

The Girl Scouts of America has evolved over the last hundred years from the original group of eighteen into an organization with thousands of members nationwide.

First published in 1913, Girl Scouts Handbook...


Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

by Ann Marie Brown Moon Travel (May 27, 2019)

Explore granite domes, thundering waterfalls, and towering trees: Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon reveals the best of these stunning national parks. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible Itineraries: Unique and...


Moon Zion & Bryce

by W. C. McRae & Judy Jewell Moon Travel (April 29, 2019)

Explore the colorful hoodoos, canyons, and iconic arches of all five of Utah's national parks with Moon Zion & Bryce. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas ranging from one...


Moon Glacier National Park

by Becky Lomax Moon Travel (June 12, 2017)

Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

Lush green parkland, jagged summits, and glacier-carved basins: forge your own path with Moon Glacier National Park. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic itineraries,...


Guide to Making Fire without Matches

by Christopher Nyerges & Al Cornell Skyhorse (March 03, 2020)

Learn How to Start a Fire, Even When It Seems Impossible!

Since the dawn of mankind, fire has been a staple of survival. Whether it is used to keep warm, cook food, or scare away predators, fire is an essential...


White Mountain

by Robert Twigger Pegasus Books (October 03, 2017)

Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus,...


Higher Calling

by Max Leonard Pegasus Books (January 02, 2018)

Written with verve and enthusiasm, A Higher Calling explores why mountains have such a magnetic appeal to cyclists the world over. Max Leonard, himself an accomplished amateur cyclist, does not forget the pain,...


Ghosts of K2

by Mick Conefrey Oneworld Publications (May 05, 2016)

K2 is almost 800ft shorter than Everest, yet it’s a far harder climb. Many great mountaineers became obsessed with reaching its summit, not all of them lived to tell of their adventures. Capturing the depth...


Himalaya Bound

by Michael Benanav Pegasus Books (January 02, 2018)

A gorgeous work of literary journalism that follows a nomadic family’s fraught migration to the high Himalayan plains, as a changing world closes in around them.

Following his vivid account of traveling with...


The Lost Explorer

by Conrad Anker, David Roberts, Jeffrey DeMunn & Michael McGlone Simon & Schuster Audio (July 01, 2004)

On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest twenty-nine...


The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown (February 18, 2020)

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of...


Touch the Top of the World

by Erik Weihenmayer & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling...


The Climb

by Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 13, 2010)

This is the gripping true account of the worst disaster in the history of Mt. Everest. On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by experienced leaders attempted to climb the highest mountain in the...


Alone on the Wall

by Alex Honnold, Andrew Eiden, Will Damron & David Roberts Blackstone Publishing (November 09, 2015)

Only a few years ago, Alex Honnold was little known beyond a small circle of hardcore climbers. Today, at the age of thirty, he is probably the most famous adventure athlete in the world. In that short time,...


Lessons from Everest

by Dr. Tim Warren Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

After a devastating failed attempt to climb Mt. Everest in 2007 and a brief period of mourning, Dr. Tim Warren became focused on learning the lessons that had been revealed to him while hiking alone for three...


Shattered Air

by Bob Madgic, Anthony Heald & Adrian Esteban Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2007)

On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite's fabled Half Dome, even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night's end, two would be dead from a lightning strike,...


The Boys of Everest

by Clint Willis & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This gripping account of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells the story of Bonington's Boys, a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent....


Denali's Howl

by Andy Hall & Jim Manchester Blackstone Publishing (June 12, 2014)

Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of themost deadly climbing disasters of all time.

In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's MountMcKinley--known to the locals as Denali--one of the...


Everest, Revised & Updated Edition

by Broughton Coburn, Mark Peckham & Conrad Anker Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2015)

David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking experience. The...


The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc

by Peter Foster & Lindsay Griffin Vertebrate Publishing (July 11, 2019)

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc by Peter Foster is the biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements...


Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park

by Stewart M. Green Falcon Guides (April 01, 2019)

Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park showcases the classic routes and best climbs in America's largest national park. Ideal for both local and nonlocal climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible...


John Gill: Master of Rock

by Pat Ament, Yvon Chouinard, John Gill & Dave Rearick Vertebrate Digital (November 15, 2018)

John Gill: Master of Rock is a captivating look into the life, achievements and ethos of boulderer John Gill. This new edition of the classic title is complete with photographs, personal impressions of Gill...


Cowboy Skills

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 16, 2016)

Cowboy Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the cowboy famous worldwide as both an outdoorsmen and rancher. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at rounding...


Crafts and Skills of the Native Americans

by David R. Montgomery Skyhorse (July 27, 2009)

Crafts and Skills of Native Americans is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made Native American famous worldwide as artisans and craftsmen. Readers can replicate traditional Native American...


Inner Ranges

by Geoff Powter & Chris Bonington Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (October 22, 2018)

Winner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Award for Climbing Literature

Winner of the 2019 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature

Shortlisted for the 2019 Boardman Tasker Award

Inner Ranges brings together...


Waymaking

by Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe & Camilla Barnard Vertebrate Digital (October 04, 2018)

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat's Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked...


No Easy Way

by Mick Fowler Vertebrate Digital (October 04, 2018)

‘If we were guaranteed success in everything we tried then life would be pretty boring.’

Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than...


Gym Climbing 2E - ebook

by Matt Burbach & Jon Glassberg Mountaineers Books (August 10, 2018)

Climbing has become a mainstream sport with more participants than skiing or snowboarding and, among the different types of climbing, gym climbing is the most popular. Where gyms were once a training ground...


Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 3rd Edition

by Bruce Tremper Mountaineers Books (August 10, 2018)

The more you know about snow stability, the better your travel and rescue skills. And the sharper your decision making, the better you’ll be able to avoid avalanche danger and have more fun in the winter backcountry....


Vantage Point

by The Editors of Climbing Magazine Falcon Guides (September 01, 2018)

For nearly 50 years, Climbing Magazine’s goal has been to inspire and entertain with compelling coverage of climbing in all its forms, from bouldering to the big walls, trad rock to sport climbing, ice climbing...


Backcountry Avalanche Safety

by Tony Daffern Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (November 06, 2017)

Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common.

In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of...


Honouring High Places

by Junko Tabei & Helen Y. Rolfe Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (November 06, 2017)

A collection of personal stories and reflections based on the memoirs of Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits.

Honouring High Places is a compelling collection of highlights...


Art of Freedom

by Bernadette McDonald Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books (August 07, 2017)

Winner of the 2017 Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature (Non Fiction). Winner of the 2017 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Awards.

A profound and...