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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of ...

Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air is a riveting first-hand account of a catastrophic expedition up Mount Everest. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide R...

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Published: Oct 1999

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of ...

Jon Krakauer

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous de...

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Published: Apr 1998

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing...

Andy Hall

In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska's Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy Hall, a journalist and son of the park superintende...

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Published: Apr 2015

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary ...

Peter Zuckerman

"Gripping, intense. . . . Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]."—Kate Tuttle, Boston GlobeWhen Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as lo...

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Published: Jun 2013

Accidents in North American Climbing ...

American Alpine Club

Descriptions and in-depth analysis of rock climbing and mountaineering accidents. Learn from the mistakes of others, so you'll be a safer climber.• Beginners and expert climbers alike rely on the stories and analysis in Accidents to...

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Published: Sep 2017

Accidents in North American Climbing ...

American Alpine Club

Every year, novice climbers and experts are injured or killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has documented the year's most teachable climbing accidents, providing invaluable les...

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Published: Sep 2018

Accidents in North American Mountaine...

American Alpine Club

Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has documented the year's most teachable climbing accidents, providing invaluable lessons to climbers. In Accidents in North American Mountaineering, each significant incident is analyzed so climbe...

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Published: Sep 2016

Over the Edge: A True Story of Kidnap...

Greg Childs

Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason Smith and John Dickey, four of America's best young rock climbers-the oldest of them only 25- were asleep in their portaledges before dawn on August 12,2000, high on the Yellow Wall in Pamir-Alai mou...

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Published: Mar 2015

How to Climb: Self-Rescue, 2nd

David Fasulo

Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

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Published: Jun 2011

Colorado Mountain Dogs

M. John Fayhee

There is no luckier dog than one that is frolicking in the Colorado High Country. Whether skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, on the river, or on a lofty summit, dogs in the Colorado mountains are the happiest creatures on ...

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Published: Apr 2014

Alone on the Wall

Alex Honnold

The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold are "set to inspire multitudes more" climbers (Men's Journal).Only a few years ago, Alex Honnold was little known beyond a small circle of hardcore climbers. Today, at the age...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and...

Mark Horrell

In April 2014 Mark Horrell went on a mountaineering expedition to Nepal, hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest.He dreamed of following in the f...

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Published: Jan 2017

Beyond the Mountain

Steve House

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can le...

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Published: Jan 2012

Continental Divide: A History of Amer...

Maurice Isserman

"Essential reading for anyone with a connection to mountains." ―Conrad AnkerIn Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. ...

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Published: Apr 2017

After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest - ...

Lou Kasischke

New deluxe paperback edition with Book Group Questions and a Q&A with the Author.Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain's history. Lou Kasischke was there. After ...

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Published: Oct 2015

Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from De...

Aaron Linsdau

Windy Corner on Denali has claimed lives, fingers, and toes. What would make someone brave lethal weather, crevasses, and slick ice to attempt to summit North America's highest mountain? Denali has claimed over one hundred lives. It s...

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Published: Nov 2017

Climbing Anchors Field Guide, 2nd

John Long

With more than 100 full-color photos and detailed captions showing how to create safe and simple rock-climbing anchoring systems, this is a take-to-the-crag companion book to our huge-selling Climbing Anchors. Designed for quick use ...

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Published: Nov 2014

The Great American Dirtbags: More Tal...

Luke Mehall

The Great American Dirtbags is a collection of 20 short stories. The book is a follow up to Climbing Out of Bed, and the main focus is mountain town culture and the dirtbag climbing existence. Mehall describes himself as a "born...

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Published: Apr 2014

Halfway to Heaven: My White-Knuckled-...

Mark Obmascik

Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer ca...

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Published: May 2010

K2: Life and Death on the World's Mos...

Ed Viesturs

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the TopAt 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 th...

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Published: Aug 2010

The Will to Climb: Obsession and Comm...

Ed Viesturs

As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest pe...

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Published: Oct 2012

One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Un...

Freddie Wilkinson

The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster. One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on hi...

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Published: Jul 2011

Accidents in North American Mountaine...

Jed Williamson

Every year, novice climbers and experts are injured or killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Since 1948, the American Alpine Club has been documenting the year s most significant and teachable climbing accidents, pr...

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Published: Aug 2014
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