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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767924703
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory" while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. 75,000 first printing.
Toproping
Toproping
Paperback      ISBN: 1560447532
Inside you'll find everything the beginning climber needs to know about toproping: basic and advanced anchor set-ups, belay techniques, lowering from fixed anchors and more.
Hiking & Backpacking: A Complete Guide
Hiking & Backpacking
A Complete Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0393313344
A companion book to the Trailside PBS-TV series offers comprehensive information about hiking throughout the U.S., covering equipment and food, hiking skills, choosing a campsite, traveling with kids, and hiking long distances. Original. TV tie-in.
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375408894
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, Wade Davis vividly re-creates Britain’s epic attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s. With new access to letters and diaries, Davis recounts the heroic attempts of George Mallory and his fellow climbers to conquer the mountain in the face of treacherous terrain and furious weather. Davis shows how the exploration originated in nineteenth-century imperial ambitions, and he takes us far beyond the Himalayas to the trenches of World War I, where Mallory and his generation found themselves and their world utterly shattered. In the wake of a war that cost millions of lives, the Everest expeditions, led by these scions of Britain’s elite, became a symbol of national redemption. Beautifully written and rich with detail, Into the Silence is a classic account of exploration and mountaineering, and a timeless portrait of a few iconic men.
The Best Hikes of the Twin Cities
The Best Hikes of the Twin Cities
Paperback      ISBN: 1591930898
There are some spectacular hikes throughout the Twin Citiesí lakeshores and parks. Kate Havelin has found the best of the best and collected them into one convenient book. As an added feature, she has included a few great trails for night hikes too!
Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking
Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking
Paperback      ISBN: 1598802755
Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking is a 180-page compact guide covering Tahoe and the Northern Sierra region of California, perfect for campers and hikers looking for a backcountry campsite or a place to pitch a tent. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby hiking or biking trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. You'll also learn what campsites and trails allow dogs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a rating for difficulty. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions lead campers and hikers to the best of this famous destination. This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon California Camping and Moon California Hiking.
Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
Snowstruck
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.
A Philosophy of Walking
A Philosophy of Walking
Paperback      ISBN: 1781688370
Charting the many different ways we get from A to B, the author draws attention to the thinkers who saw walking as a central part of their practice, from Henry David Thoreau to Nietzsche, making us reconsider this everyday activity.
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Dark Summit
The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805083103
Traces the stories behind the numerous tragic deaths and near-misses that occurred on Mount Everest in 2006, investigating the high-risk factors and unscrupulous activities that are believed to have compromised the ascents of such climbers as David Sharp and Lincoln Hall.
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Paperback      ISBN: 0767924711
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory" while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.