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Italian Dolomites - Via Ferratas - Volume 1

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by John Smith
This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, it covers the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei and Corvara. Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. Stunning photography completes this inspiration...
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The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk and Going Beyond Limits

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by Caldwell, Tommy
'A real page-turner . . . captivating and deeply moving' Climb magazine In 2015 freeclimber Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days summiting Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - the hardest climb in history. It was the culmination of seven years planning and a lifetime's determination. Here, he recounts how he got there, the falls and set backs (being held hostage, losing his index finger, the break-up of...
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Mountains Of The Mind: A History Of A Fascination

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by Macfarlane, Robert (Y)
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-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange ...
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Julian Alps of Slovenia: Mountain Walks and Short Treks

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by Justi Carey & Roy Clark
The Julian Alps of Slovenia in a walking guide from Cicerone Press with 58 hiking routes including a couple of multi-day itineraries, grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices for casual walkers to experienced hill walkers, and accessible from popular holiday destinations, with descriptions accompanied by colour sketch maps.
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Scrambles in the Dark Peak: Easy summer scrambles and winter climbs

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by Sleaford, Terry
This guide describes 41 scrambles in the Dark Peak and Roaches areas of the Peak District, most of which can be done all year round. The selection of routes are graded 1 to 3, offering a range of scrambles to suit all abilities. Both classic and lesser known routes are featured, taking in areas such as Kinder Scout, the Wilderness Gullies, Bleaklow, Chew Valley and Crowden.
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Walking the Munros: Volume 1 : Southern, Central and Western Highlands

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by Kew, Steve
This guidebook presents 69 challenging and inspiring routes to climb 139 Munro mountains, including Scotland's highest peak, Ben Nevis. Part of a two-part set, this first volume covers the southern, central and western Highlands (south of the Great Glen), taking in stunning areas such as Glen Coe, Glen Shee, Lochaber and Mull. Covering popular and lesser-known routes, it is ideal both for Munro-baggers and ...
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The Girl Who Climbed Everest: Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains

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by Norris, Bonita
'What I've learned from climbing mountains is that we can push ourselves far beyond what we think we are capable of, and it's outside of our comfort zones that the most amazing things happen.'
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Pyrenees Walks and Climbs

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by Kev Reynolds
Essential guidebook of walks and climbs in the Pyrenees, with over 170 day walks, multi-day walks, climbing routes and mountaineering ascents. Covers valleys and peaks on both sides of the border with France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag, as an introduction to one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. The active walker, trekker and climber is spoilt for choice. There are exquisite valleys an...
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Ascent of Rum Doodle

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by W.E. Bowman
The Ascent of Rum Doodle is an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak and has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956. Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer...
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Into The Silence

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by Wade Davis
In 1924, an expeditionary team headed by George Mallory attempted to conquer Everest. Britain was reeling from the effects of the First World War, and there was a hope that scaling the world's highest mountain would hand a much-needed boost to the nation's psyche.
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Psycho Vertical

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by Andy Kirkpatrick
Psycho Vertical is Andy Kirkpatrick’s award-winning biography that won him the *Boardman Tasker Prize* of 2008. Having already earned a reputation as an accomplished mountaineer and big-wall climber, he took on a thirteen-day ascent of Reticent Wall on California’s El Capitan (the hardest big-wall climb ever soloed by a Briton), a climb around which he has decided to frame this, his autobiography.
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The Mountains of My Life

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by Walter Bonatti
The Mountains of My Life collects Walter Bonatti's classic writings detailing his exploits on numerous expeditions to different mountains of the world, as well as the real story behind the controversy over the events on K2 that changed his life. Bonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, and these awe-inspiring writings capture the adventure, audacity and magnitude of his craft.
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The 4000m Peaks of the Alps

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by MARTIN MORAN
The "4000m Peaks of the Alps" provides a practical companion guide to the Alpine 4000ers with detailed description of every worthwhile route from Facile (F) to Difficile (sup) (D+/TD-). As well as the 50 major mountains, every significant subsidiary top is visited by one or more route. In total over 230 routes are described, ranging from beginners' climbs on the Breithorn and Allalinhorn to magnificent gran...
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Rock Climbing: Mountain Leader Training Handbook Volume 2

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by Libby Peter
This is the official handbook of 'the Mountaineering Instructor, Single Pitch, Climbing Wall and Climbing Wall Leading Award Schemes'. Written by one of the best known rock climbing instructors in the UK this is the definitive and comprehensive 'how to rock climb' textbook, now in its revised and updated second edition. It covers un-roped bouldering and movement skills as well as every aspect of single and ...
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Extreme Alpinism

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by Mark Twight
For accomplished climbers who want to take it to the next level, this is the book for you. Mark Twight provides expert advice on how to approach the world's most demanding routes. He covers training for psychological fitness and gives tips on clothing.'
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No Way Down

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by Graham Bowley
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 tells of the horrifying and inspiring events that happened on the world’s second highest mountain on August 1st 2008. As an exhausted band of climbers celebrate reaching the summit of K2 beneath a beautiful clear blue sky, far below them their ropes are swept away by the collapse of an ice shelf.
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The Matterhorn:The Most Dangerous Mountain

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by Steffan Kjaer
No other mountain in the world is as fascinating as the Matterhorn. Since the dramatic first ascent in 1865, the drama and the myths have created a unique interest in this mountain, which has probably caused the deaths of more mountaineers than any other. Each year, thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, but only one in five succeeds. And every season, the mountain claims the lives of ten to twe...
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Mountain Days & Bothy Nights

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by Dave Brown
A classic of mountain writing and still in demand over ten years after its first publication, this book takes you to the little places of big importance along one mountain-climber's trail. Fishgut Mac, Desperate Dan, Stumpy and the Big Yin stalk hill and pub, escaping from gamekeepers, staying awake sleeping in bothies (Scottish mountain cabins). Ideal for nostalgic climbers, this book is by two well-known ...
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Yeti: An Abominable History

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by Hoyland, Graham
What leads us to believe in monsters? What happens when we meet the brutal creatures of our nightmares? Tales of the yeti, the `Abominable Snowman' of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently, no one has been able to identify...
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Lofoten Climbs Rockfax: Rock Climbing on Lofoten and Stetind in Arctic Norway

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by Craggs, Chris
This is the second Rockfax guidebook to this spectacular and beautiful area, the first 2008 volume won the Banff Guidebook of the Year Award and put Lofoten very much on the map. This guide has been updated and expanded with a completely new set of crag photographs, plus some fantastic maps and all the new developments from the nine years since the last book was published. For the first time also included i...
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