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Up: My Life's Journey to the Top of Everest

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by Fogle, Ben
My eyes lifted to the horizon and the unmistakable snowy outline of Everest. Everest, the mountain of my childhood dreams. A mountain that has haunted me my whole life. A mountain I have seen hundreds of times in photographs and films but never in real life. She looked angry. In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Ken...
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No Picnic on Mount Kenya

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by Felice Benuzzi
A rediscovered mountaineering classic and the extraordinary true story of a daring escape up Mount Kenya by three prisoners of war. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There a...
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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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Touching The Void

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by Joe Simpson
In "Touching the Void", Joe Simpson recounts his harrowing account of his ascent of the 21,000ft Siula Grande peak in the Peruvian Andes with his climbing partner Simon Yates. After reaching the summit in June 1995, Yates staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that his friend Simpson was dead.
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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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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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Mountains Of The Mind: A History Of A Fascination

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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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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Chris Bonington Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World

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by Bonington, Sir Chris
Chris Bonington Mountaineer is a photographic autobiography, documenting over sixty years of climbing the world's most beautiful and challenging mountains. Few climbers can match Bonington's climbing achievements. He is one of the most accomplished and respected climbers in the world. In this 2016 revised edition, which features over 500 photographs, we are given a frank perspective into the surreal, majest...
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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 Death Zone

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by Matt Dickinson
Everest Base Camp 10th May 1996: "Glancing into the sky she became one of the first people to see what was sweeping up from the lower valleys towards Everest¿great billowing lilac clouds¿they stood watching as the apocalyptic vision crept silently and swiftly towards them". A day later, eight climbers were dead and many more would die later, victims of one of the most terrible storms to hit Everest.
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The Man Who Cycled the Americas

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by Mark Beaumont
The Man Who Cycled the Americas tells the story of Mark Beaumont’s 15,000 miles and eight months’ long journey from Anchorage in Alaska to Ushuaia on the Tierra del Fuego, scaling along the way the highest peaks of the Americas: Mount McKinley and Aconcagua.
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Dark Summit

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by Nick Heil
Everest - the highest mountain in the world and the ultimate climbing challenge. In 2006, 11 people died attempting to reach the summit, the most fatalities since 1996. But unlike 1996, 2006 saw no surprise blizzard, only the constant dangers posed by unstable ice, merciless cold, thin air - and human nature. Nick Heil tells the shocking true stories of David Sharp, a young British solo climber, who was pas...
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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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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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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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Peak Limestone

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by James, Alan
Summer 2011 sees the publication of a new guidebook to the trade and sport routes of the many and varied cliffs scattered across Peak Limestone. This book takes the coverage in the Peak section of the well-received Northern Limestone Rockfax from 2004 (the Yorkshire section will be published later) and expands this with better photographic coverage, more cliffs and more routes. "Rockfax Peak Limestone" is t...
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Annapurna - The First Conquest of an 8000 Metre Peak

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by Maurice Herzog
Since first publication, when it sold 400,000 copies, “Annapurna” has acquired classic status. It is the enthralling account, by the leader of the French expedition, of the first conquest of Annapurna - at that time, and at more than 8,000 metres, the highest mountain ever climbed.
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