Hiking and Climbing
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
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Paperback ISBN: 074349282x
A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.
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.
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.
John Muir Trail
The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0899974368
California's John Muir Trail stretches 212 miles from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley. Dividing the trail into 13 sections, Wenk, an experienced backpacker, describes the entire trail, both northbound and southbound, and gives detailed directions and UTM coordinates for important junctions, lateral trails, campsites, bear boxes, and points of interest. Each trail section also includes an elevation profile and a chart listing elevations, distance from the previous point, and total mileage. Wenk gives advice on planning and preparing for a trip, with information on permits, gear and supplies, nearby towns and resupply points, and bears. An appendix offers 13 color topographic maps from the John Muir Trail Map-Pack by Tom Harrison Maps. Numerous b&w photos are also included. Wenk teaches biology at Cerro Coso Community College. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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 Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 076274099x
View the spectacular waterfalls, gorges, and canyons of the nationally known Superior Hiking Trail, step back into Native American history alongside the quarries of Pipestone National Monument, or see bald eagles and other wildlife in Bear Head Lake State Park. Highlighting the history and geography of each route, this book introduces more than forty of the finest trails the Gopher State has to offer.
Moon Take a Hike Minneapolis and St. Paul
Hikes Within Two Hours of the Twin Cities
Paperback ISBN: 159880202x
A comprehensive guide to the best trails in and around these two cities, featuring the Best River Hikes and the Best Hikes for Families as well as a tour of wetlands, prairies, and forests.