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Himalayan Climber

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by Scott Doug
'The photos are of the climbs that have captured my imagination, have taken me out of myself, gripped with fear, shattered with exhaustion, or filled with wonder just to be there. If they stimulate and motivate others to take a step into the unknown, then this book will have been of some value.' Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 sparked a revolution...
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Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 kilometres across the roof of the world

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by Pauler, Gerda
The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. It is a trail that winds for 1,700 kilometres through Nepal - across the 'roof of the world', over ice-covered passes, crossing high-mountain deserts and through some of the most remote areas on earth. This path is perhaps the ultimate walk. In 2012, Himalaya veteran Gerda Pauler set out to walk the length of the trail to rai...
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The Boardman Tasker Omnibus: Savage Arena and Everest the Cruel Way; The Shining Mountain and Sacred Summits

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by Boardman, Peter
Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker were at the cutting edge of mountaineering during the 1970s and early 1980s. Talented writers as well as climbers, they left two legacies. One was their great endeavour, their climbs on high peaks with bold, lightweight and innovative methods; the second and more lasting achievement was the books they wrote and left behind. The Boardman Tasker Omnibus brings together four books...
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In the Shadow of Ben Nevis

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by Sykes, Ian
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian 'Spike' Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It was the beginning of a journey which would see him involved in some of the most legendary call-outs in Scottish ...
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My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest

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by Smythe, Tony
Frank Smythe's mountaineering achievements in the decade before the Second World War became a part of climbing history. His intensive Alpine climbing, followed by two Himalayan expeditions - to Kangchenjunga in 1930 and success the following year on Kamet, the highest summit then reached - became the prelude to Everest. And in 1933 on that great mountain, climbing alone and without supplementary oxygen h...
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The Storms: Adventure and Tragedy on Everest

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by Trueman, Mike
In August 1979 twenty-seven-year-old Mike Trueman set sail from the south-west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall. The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend's yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England. But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned progressively darker and the winds gathered pace. Over the next twenty-four hours the two young sailors battled...
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The Alpine 4000m Peaks - By the Classic Routes

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by Richard Goedeke
Batôn Wick’s guide to the Alpine 4000m Peaks by Richard Goedeke details the classic mountaineering routes of the Alps’ highest peaks. With routes for all abilities, the guide is a good resource of practical information on route access, route descriptions, maps and photography for all areas. Suitable for advance planning of a trip, as well as precise planning of ascents. Some general technical guidance for m...
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On Thin Ice

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by MICK FOWLER
Mick Fowler - Britain's most successful exponent of lightweight mountaineering in the greater ranges describes his international climbs - an important book recording several historic ascents. Climbs include Aksu in Kirgistan, Taweche in Nepal, Changabang in India, Arwa Tower in India, Mount Kennedy in Alaska and Siguniang in China - the latter received international acclaim and was awarded the American "Gol...
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A Dream Of White Horses

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by Drummond, Edwin
Ed Drummond's climbing essays initially gained prominence in the prestigious American Journal Ascent. First published in a book in 1987 they formed a loose autobiography covering an eventful private life from school and college days in the sixties, a long sojourn in the United States and a return to Europe in the mid-eighties. Yet it is principally a climbing book so the main chapters concern big climbs: ...
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Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage - The Lonely Challenge

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by Hermann Buhl
Hermann Buhl's momentous ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953 (after Annapurna and Everest, the third 8000m peak to be climbed) set an agenda for adventurous mountaineers that inspires to this day. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, published after his historic first ascent, fired the imagination of a generation of climbers. The book's closing moments, the account of his prolonged summit climb, still thrills with its sin...
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Conquistadors of the Useless

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by Lionel Terray
An engagingly written portrait of the times and climbs of premier French Mountainerer, Lionel Terray including the Eigerwand, Fitzroy, Annapurna and more.
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