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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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Aftershock: The Quake on Everest and One Man's Quest

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by Mountain, Jules
Jules Mountain is a survivor. The odds of surviving his type of cancer were one in five; the odds of dying on Everest are one in sixty. But just as he reaches Base Camp in April 2015, the giant earthquake in Nepal sets off an avalanche that will kill 21. Jules is within touching distance of his life's ambition and is now faced with an agonising choice about his next move.
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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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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

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by Robert Macfarlane
Mountaineering is among the more unusual pastimes - fraught with risk, its intrigue lies in its ability to attract more enthusiasts than it perhaps should. But why is this is case?
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Bear Grylls Epic Adventures Series - Epic Climbs

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by Grylls, Bear
Ever wanted to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls? Learn all about some of the most epic climbs in the history of mountaineering. Journey to the European Alps, the Himalayas, the Karakoram Range, and the polar region of North America. Find out about the dangers of rock falls, avalanches, terrifying blizzards, and hidden crevasses. With stunning photography throughout, the book also includes a chapte...
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Italian Dolomites - Via Ferratas Volume 2 - Southern Dolomites, Brenta and Lake Garda

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by Graham Fletcher
Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites- Volume 2 is John Smith and Graham Fletcher’s Cicerone guide to exploring the wonders of these Italian mountains. Via ferratas, or protected routes comprising fixed cables, ladders and bridges, aid ascents to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers, thus opening up previously unseen routes to many more walkers. Via Ferrata climbing in the Dolomites is an exhila...
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The Book of the Bivvy

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by Ronald Turnbull
The Book of the Bivvy is Ronald Turnbull’s irreverent Cicerone guide to the joys of the bivouac world. The author’s instructive and practical yet humorous and wry look at the bivouac is one of the few books dedicated to discovering more about this unexplored territory. The book is a combination of how and why people should bivouac. Accounts of bivvy bag nights and expeditions alternate with practical chapte...
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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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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men & Mountains

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by Krakauer, Jon
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain clim...
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West Country Climbs - Rockfax

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by Glaister, Mark
The summer of 2010, will see the publication of the new Rockfax guidebook - "West Country Climbs" - a major new Rockfax guide to one of the UK's most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book will be fashioned in Rockfax's award-winning layout and design, and will be copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experie...
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Climbing Beyond: The world's greatest rock climbing adventures

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by Pearson, James
Whether you are scaling the world's most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock climbing is one of the world's most exciting sports. From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock climbing's b...
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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.'What drives us to go to our limits and beyond? What does it take to make dreams come true over all else? And how can you turn fear into courage? From Everest to K2, The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the story of Bonita N...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

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by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht
How to get out alive from almost every possible life or death situation. The book is divided into sections like Great Escapes and Entrances, Leaps of Faith, Adventure Survival. Each one including gems like how to survive when your parachute doesn't open and how to leap from a moving car to a motorcycle. Each entry clearly laid out and well illustrated.
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Bristol Book of Days

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by Amphlett D
Taking you through the year day by day, The Bristol Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from...
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