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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 White Spider

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by Heinrich Harrer
A classic of mountaineering literature, The White Spider tells the story of the harrowing first ascent of the Eiger's North Wall, one of the most legendary and terrifying climbs in recorded history. Heinrich Herrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet, was a member of the four-man party that scaled the previously untouchable North Wall of the Eiger in 1938.
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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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Fun Bloc - Fontainebleau Bloc-bouldering

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by Atchison-Jones
Fontainebleau Fun Bloc is a new photo topo style guidebook to the very best areas of the forest. This is a unique style that includes over 1600 photo topos, which makes recognising the problems very easy, and includes every single problem in an area 1a-8c. This book will appeal to every level of climber, and particularly groups of boulderers that are of mixed ability who all want to climb in the same genera...
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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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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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Revelations : Jerry Moffatt

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by Jerry Moffatt
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focussed on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport-climber, brilliant competitor and a pioneer in the new game of bou...
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Boulder Britain: The Essential Guide to British Bouldering

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by Niall Grimes
While the UK now has a good selection of guides to many local areas, both in print and online, there is nothing that covers the entire country. Boulder Britain changes that.
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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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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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