Hiking and Climbing
Backpackers' Ultra Food
More than 50 Ultra Light, Ultra Delicious, Ultra Nutritious One-Pot Backpacking Meals
Paperback ISBN: 1889921513
Backpackers and hikers work hard to be deep in the wild, and they deserve spectacular food all day long. Backpacker's Ultra Food offers strategies and recipes for creating and dehydrating “one-pot wonders
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.
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.
A Blistered Kind of Love
One Couple's Trial by Trail
Paperback ISBN: 0898869021
Describes one young suburban couple's adventure-filled trek along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, detailing the personal and physical challenges they faced, their unique encounters with wildlife and fellow hikers, the stunning scenery they discovered, and their ultimate success. Winner of the 2003 Barbara Savage Miles from Nowhere Award. Simultaneous.
The Essential Wilderness Navigator
Paperback ISBN: 0071361103
Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional ‘sixth sense,’ tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die
Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Hardcover ISBN: 158479853x
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.
In the Grip of Avalanches
Paperback ISBN: 0156032546
An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim. By the author of Rowing to Latitude. Reprint.
The Lost Art of Walking
The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism
Hardcover ISBN: 159448998x
A cultural commentator and author of such works as Sex Collectors and The Food Chain evaluates walking from a range of disciplines to consider how the activity has inspired sporting events, mystical revelations, and artistic legacies. 17,500 first printing.
The Other Side of Everest
Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0812931599
A filmmaker describes his experiences on an Everest expedition during the devastating storm of 1996 that claimed eight lives, offering a personal view of the challenges, rewards, and risks of mountaineering in the world's high places