Hiking and Climbing
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail
Paperback ISBN: 1426209207
Lightweight backpacking is safer, more comfortable, less expensive, and more fun than conventional/heavy backpacking. This engaging, colorful book demonstrates how and why. It is written by Andrew Skurka, the charismatic adventure athlete who has defined the light-and-fast style of backcountry travel and who was described by National Geographic Adventure as a "Gen Y version of Henry David Thoreau or John Muir." Skurka is a sponsored athlete, paid speaker, and writer who has created his own platform and is making a living doing it. He gives dozens of lectures a year, maintains a website and facebook page, and has thousands of followers. The guide begins with a big-picture discussion about lightweight backpacking: why go light, core principals, steps to lighten up, etc. A show-and-tell of lightweight gear follows, including an assortment of packs, shelters, stoves, clothing, and more. The author's personal vignettes are sprinkled throughout the book, making this is an intimate, inspiring, educational tome that might very well be worth reading for the stories alone. For years, hikers have turned to Colin Fletcher's bestselling classic The Complete Walker for sage hiking advice (dubbed the "Hiker's Bible" by Field & Stream). That book is now long outdated (last pubbed in 2002), and Skurka's guide is poised to take its place. There's nothing else out there on walking that's as all-inclusive or reliable.
The Practical Handbook of Walking & Orienteering
How to Cross Hills, Back Country and Rough Terrain in Safety and Confidence: a Professional Manual for Hikers, Paddlers, Horse Trekkers and Extreme Cy
Paperback ISBN: 178019403x
This accessible manual provides a handy reference for anyone exploring the great outdoors,, whether navigating by the stars in remote territory or planning a walking, cycling or kayaking trip.
Good Morning Midnight
Paperback ISBN: 1573223794
A portrait of former Capitol Hill speechwriter Guy Waterman follows his decision to leave civilization and live off the land in a Vermont cabin, describing his passionate pursuit of mountain climbing and his controversial suicide. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Ultimate Desert Handbook
A Manual for Desert Hikers, Campers, and Travelers
Paperback ISBN: 007139303x
Presents a guide on desert travel, exploration, and survival, presenting the desert not as an alien environment to be overcome or endured, but rather as an opportunity for anyone eager to learn about and safely enjoy a different kind of outdoor experience. This guide is intended for hikers, backpackers, vehicle travelers and campers.
Basic Illustrated Backpacking
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762747579
BASIC ILLUSTRATED BACKPACKING Expert hikers Harry Roberts and Russ Schneider take readers step-by-step through planning a trip for each skill level, selecting the proper gear and provisions (including the right boots), how to find you way through wilderness, prepare a good meal, and much more.
Tragic Ambitions on Everest
Paperback ISBN: 0312206372
A remarkable account of adversity and survival by a renowned climber, killed in an avalanche in 1997, describes how, in 1996, he braved a blinding storm to rescue a climbing expedition that had gone bad. Reprint. $85,000 ad/promo. NYT.
National Geographic Walking Washington, D.c.
The Best of the City, a Step-by-step Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1426217757
See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.