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Edmund Hillary - A Biography: The extraordinary life of the beekeeper who climbed Everest

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by Gill, Michael
Edmund Hillary - A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains.
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Scottish Island Bagging: The Walkhighlands Guide to the Islands of Scotland

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by Webster, Helen
'Scottish Island Bagging' by Helen and Paul Webster, founders of Walkhighlands, is a guide to the magical islands of Scotland. Focusing on the ninety-nine islands that have regular trips or means of access for visitors, plus fifty-five other islands which have no regular transport but are still of significant size or interest, the authors have described the best ways to experience each one. Of the island...
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The Ogre: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

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by Scott, Doug
'One of the greatest mountaineering survival stories never told.' - The Sunday Times Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by...
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Unknown Pleasures : Collected writing on life, death, climbing and everything in

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by Kirkpatrick, Andy
`The idea of owning anything except the experience is hubris.' Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing, Kirkpatrick is a master storyteller. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health and the media, it is easy to read, sometimes difficult to digest, and impossib...
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Waymaking: An anthology of women's adventure writing, poetry and art

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by Mort, Helen
Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape. Published in 1961, Gwen Moffat's Space Below My Feet tells the story of a woman who shirked the conventions of society and chose to live a life in the mountains. Some years later in 1977, Nan Shepherd published The Living Mountain, her prose bringing each contour of the Cairngorm mountai...
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There is No Map in Hell: The Record-Breaking Run Across the Lake District Fells

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by Birkinshaw, Steve
In 1986, the legendary fell runner Joss Naylor completed a continuous circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District, covering a staggering distance of over 300 miles - plus many thousands of metres of ascent - in only seven days and one hour. Those in the know thought that this record would never be beaten. It is the ultimate British ultramarathon. The person taking on this superhuman challenge w...
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Yorkshire Dales - Day Walks

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by Newman, Bernard
"Day Walks in the Yorkshire Dates" is the fourth title in "Vertebrate Publishing's" series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between 6 and 11 miles (10km and 17km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three geographical areas - south, east, and north - and include walks to ...
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Cycling in Sussex

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by Huston, Deirdre
Vertebrate’s “Cycling in Sussex” is a cycling guide aimed at the more leisure oriented cyclist, the family rider and the occasional mountain biker. The book covers 20 cycle routes ranging between 4km and 28km.
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Good Run Guide: 40 Great Scenic Runs in England & Wales

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by Piears, Louise
Running is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy, relieve stress and experience new places. The Good Run Guide is your companion to the great running to be found in some of the most scenic locations of England and Wales. Run through the stately grounds of Chatsworth in the Peak District; traverse Hadrian's Wall on the Scottish Border and visit the breath-taking castles of coastal Northumberland. Explore coa...
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First on the Rope: The Classic of French Literature

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by Frison-Roche, Roger
'First on the Rope' - the acclaimed English translation of the French fiction classic 'Premier de Cordee' by Roger Frison-Roche - is a tale about the harsh lives of mountain guides and their families in the French Alps in the 1920s and 1930s.
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The Last Hillwalker: A Sideways Look at Forty Years in Britain's Mountains

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by Burns, John D.
From somewhere out in the vast whiteness of the blizzard we hear a cry for help. Instinctively the three of us turn and head across the mountainside. We find two men and a woman, huddled together in the snow, unable to descend the steep icy slope between them and safety.
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Bothy Tales: Footsteps in the Scottish hills

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by Burns, John D.
I can move only with the aid of barrels of anti-inflammatory gel, sticking plasters and real ale anaesthetic. Martin and I descend from hours of walking to the small town of Middleton-in-Teesdale. I walk, stiff legged, into the campsite office and a plump, middle-aged woman looks up from her desk and can see the old timer is in trouble. "Oh, what a shame you weren't here last week," she says, pity radiating...
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Sky Dance: Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands

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by Burns, John D.
"Lord Purdey was shaking with anger. "Bring back the lynx? Over my dead body!" The environmental protestors murmured, and Rory stepped forward. `Your hunting has destroyed our hills and left them treeless wastes, devoid of wildlife. It's time that changed.' "Listen, you lentil-eating cat lover," Purdey barked through the megaphone, "men like me own Scotland. If we want to kill anything that moves and ...
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Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc Range: Classic Snow, Ice & Mixed Climbs

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by Laroche, Jean-Louis
Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc Range showcases the most beautiful lower grade snow, ice and mixed climbs (F to AD+) in the seemingly inexhaustible Mont Blanc Range. The routes described in this book should be within the capabilities of almost all mountaineers. Reflecting all recent changed topographical conditions due to the steady glacial retreat created by climate change, authors Jean-Louis Laroche and...
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The Everest Files

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by Dickinson, Matt
A THRILLING JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE OF EVEREST. In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other.An expedition that ended with mysterious disappearances ...and death. This is the mystery that eighteen-year-old Ryan Hart sets out to solve. Ryan is on a gap year adventure, working for a medical charity in Nepal. When a local girl begs him to inve...
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Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges: 60 Rock Routes from F4 to F6a+

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by Laroche, Jean-Louis
Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges presents the best rock climbs in the Mont Blanc range and on the Aiguilles Rouges, from F4 to F6a+. The selection is based on purely hedonistic criteria, including the beauty of the cliff, the variety of the climbing and the quality of the rock. The emphasis is on enjoyable climbs with easy access and descents. The routes cover a variety of rock types, cli...
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The Fight for Everest 1924: Mallory, Irvine and the Quest for Everest

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by Norton, E. F.
In 1924 Mount Everest remained unclimbed. Two British expeditions had already tackled what was known to be the highest mountain on Earth. The first, in 1921, found a route to the base. The second, in 1922, attempted the summit, reaching a record height of 27,320 feet before retreating. Two years later, a team that included Colonel E.F. Norton, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine returned to the Himalaya.Armed ...
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Scotland Mountain Biking Vol.2

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by McKane, Phil
"Scotland Mountain Biking - Wild Trails Vol.2" features 24 classic mountain bike rides across Scotland. Like the original Wild Trails guidebook (978-1-906148-10-2), this book features rides suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Split into three sections - Southern & Central Scotland, North West Scotland & Islands, and North East Scotland - this book includes challenging mountain passes, ...
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Echoes

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by Bullock Nick
"As I sat cradling the man's head, with his blood and brains sticking to my hands, I heard a voice - my own voice. It was asking me something. Asking how I had ended up like this, desperate and lost among people who thought nothing of caving in a man's head and then standing back to watch him die." Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious cri...
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Walking South Yorkshire

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by Haslam Rob
"Walking South Yorkshire" is a collection of 30 circular walks, between 2 and 8 miles (3 and 13 km) in length, that explore the ancient woodland and rural visitor attractions around Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. Attractions visited include: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wentworth Castle Gardens, Stainborough Park, Cannon Hall Museum, Old Moor RSPB Reserve, Monk Bretton Priory, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wors...
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