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Limits of the Known
A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.
David Roberts, "veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures" (Washington Post), has spent his career documenting voyages to ...
The Climb Up to Hell
In the heart of the Swiss Alps stand the three majestic peaks of the Bernese Oberland, Europe's most famous mountain range. The highest, at 13,638 feet, is the Jungfrau. Next is the Mönch at 13,465 feet. But it is the smallest, the Eiger, rising 13,...
Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
Former Navy Air Rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest, also known as "the death zone", when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to pu...
Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest
ean: 9780694525379, isbn: 0694525375,
As Climbing Leader of the famed 1996 IMAX Everest Filming expedition, Jamling Tenzing Norgay was able to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father, Tenzing Norgay, who with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest i...
A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife
The author looks back at a lifetime's worth of hunting, fishing, and camaraderie in the Northeast Kingdom. A North Country Life is the story of author Sydney Lea's powerful connection to his family, friends, and the northern outdoors. Loosely organiz...
Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
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 incredible exploits of the men whose cent...
Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits
In early 2003, a young Wall Street investment banker named Bo Parfet set out to accomplish something very few had done before - climbing the highest mountain on every continent. He was not a professional climber, but what began as a casual interest w...
The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch.
George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in hi...
Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World's Highest Peaks
Named one of the "Five Adventure Books You Need to Read This Summer" by Backpacker Magazine.
For listeners of Into Thin Air, riveting high-altitude drama and the passion and drive that inspire outsized mountaineering achievements.
Master of Thin Ai...
Ghosts of K2
At 28,251 feet, K2 might be almost 800 feet shorter than Everest, but it's a far harder climb. It will kill you on the way up and the way down.
Mick Conefrey guides us through the early story of the legendary mountain and the extraordinary attempts...
Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber
Sit back and join the ride with this collection of edge-of-your-seat climbing stories by Mark Twight, aka Dr. Doom. "Somewhere out there somebody understands these words and knows they matter. They were written in blood, learned by heart." (Mark Twig...
Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award
Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride.
In this ground-break...
Space Below My Feet
ean: 9781407963853, isbn: 1407963856,
In 1945, Gwen Moffat deserted from her post as dispatch rider in the Army and went to live rough in Wales and Cornwall, climbing and living on practically nothing. She hitch-hiked her way around, travelling from Skye to Chamonix and many places in be...
Everest - The First Ascent
On 29 May, 1953, the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached. The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved - except the man who made the ascent possible. Now, for the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, ra...
Touching the Void
Joe Simpson, with just his partner Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed west face of the remote 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into ...
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