Travel Literature

Travel Literature

We found 44 items
View
Sort by
View as

Ascent of Rum Doodle

Paperback
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...
In Stock
Online Stock:
12 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 3 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 2 in stock
  • Warehouse - 9 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

Facing Up

Paperback
by Bear Grylls
Account of the ascent that made Bear Grylls the youngest person to climb Everest and return alive.
In Stock
Online Stock:
41 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 2 in stock
  • Warehouse - 39 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

The White Spider

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
10 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 8 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

One Man's Everest

Hardback
by Kenton Cool
The story that emerged from the Everest base camp on 21st May 2013 was remarkable even in its bare essentials. A British climber had marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's highest peak by climbing not just Everest but the two huge mountains next to it, all in one go. It was an astonishing feat of endurance. Kenton Cool and his Sherpa partner, Dorje Gylgen, had gained and lost ten ver...
In Stock
Online Stock:
12 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - Out of stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 12 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£20.00
£20.00

Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing

Hardback
by Steve McClure
Beyond Limits is the autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world's top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion for climbing and how it has dictated and shaped his life.
In Stock
Online Stock:
10 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 3 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 7 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£20.00
£20.00

Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places

Paperback
by Shepton, Bob
Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Mala...
In Stock
Online Stock:
9 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 7 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

Annapurna - The First Conquest of an 8000 Metre Peak

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
9 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 7 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

The Mountains of My Life

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
9 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 5 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 5 in stock
  • Warehouse - 4 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£12.99
£12.99

Psycho Vertical

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
8 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 5 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 3 in stock
  • Warehouse - 3 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

The Death Zone

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
7 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - Out of stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 7 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

No Way Down

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
7 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 5 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 2 in stock
  • Warehouse - 2 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

The Beckoning Silence

Paperback
by Joe Simpson
Since the epic tale of his survival in the Andes, recounted in Touching the Void, Simpson has lived a life full of adventure but haunted by death. Insisting that he played a simple game on a dangerous stage because it seemed the best way of living, Simpson analyses his fascination with the mountains. Simultaneously enticed and intimidated, fascinated and repelled he examines what compels people to put thems...
In Stock
Online Stock:
6 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - Out of stock
  • Bristol Store - 1 in stock
  • Warehouse - 6 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

Into The Silence

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
6 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 1 in stock
  • Warehouse - 4 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99

The Man Who Cycled the Americas

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
6 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 5 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent

Paperback
by Mick Conefrey
Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent provides a ground-breaking new account of the expedition which finally conquered the world’s highest peak. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, the author Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain. Fr...
In Stock
Online Stock:
6 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 5 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 1 in stock
  • Warehouse - 1 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

This Game of Ghosts

Paperback
by Joe Simpson
Touching the Void was Joe Simpson's account of his near fatal accident on Peru's Siula Grande. He never expected to be in the same situation again. However fate had other ideas and later in the Himalayas another near fatal fall forced him to again examine why he should be so lucky when so many of his climbing friends and colleagues are not. This Game of Ghosts is the sequel to Touching the Void, and continu...
In Stock
Online Stock:
5 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - Out of stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 5 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

Dark Shadows Falling

Paperback
by Joe Simpson
In 1992 an Indian climber was left to die on Mount Everest, despite being just 30 metres or so from another climbing team's camp. The controversy sparked by this event and by the increasing abuse of Mount Everest for financial gain appalls Joe Simpson and is the basis for this gripping polemic.
In Stock
Online Stock:
4 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - Out of stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 4 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

Touching The Void

Paperback
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.
In Stock
Online Stock:
4 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 3 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 1 in stock
  • Warehouse - 1 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

Learning to Breathe

Paperback
by Andy Cave
At the age of sixteen, Andy Cave followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and became a miner - one of the last recruits into a dying world. Every day he would descend 3,000 feet into Grimethorpe pit. But at weekends Andy escaped from the pithead to a very different world - testing his nerve on the cliffs and mountains around Britain, and forging endearing friendships with his new companions. End...
In Stock
Online Stock:
4 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - 1 in stock
  • Warehouse - 2 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

The Two-Year Mountain - A Nepal Journey

Paperback
by Phil Deutschle
The Two Year Mountain – A Nepal Journey by Phil Deutschle is a tense and moving autobiographical story recording the author’s experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a remote Himalayan village in 1977. This 2012 issue by Bradt contains four additional chapters detailing the authors return to the town, after the Maoist Civil war.
In Stock
Online Stock:
4 available
Click & Collect
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 3 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 1pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99
View
Sort by
View as