Everest and Himalayas
75 Peaks in 52 Days
Paperback ISBN: 0715306901
Buried in the Sky
The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Paperback ISBN: 0393345416
Presents the stories of the sherpas who have acted as expert consultants to Westerners climbing the Himalayas, focusing in particular on Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, who survived when eleven other climbers died on K2 in August 2008. 15,000 first printing.
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 Crystal Horizon
Everest-The First Solo Ascent
Paperback ISBN: 0898865743
The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions
The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Paperback ISBN: 0805089918
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. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The 50th Anniversary of the Historic Climb
Paperback ISBN: 0195167341
Fear lives among Everest's mighty ice-fluted faces and howls across its razor-sharp crags. Gnawing at reason and enslaving minds, it has killed many and defeated countless others. But in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stared into its dark eye and did not waver. On May 29, they pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to pursue the impossible. At a terminal altitude of 29,028 feet, they stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the Southern Route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes. In defiance of these torturous conditions, Hillary remains enthusiastic and never hesitates in his quest for the summit. Despite the enormity of his and Norgay's achievement, he regards himself, Norgay, and the other members of his expedition as hardworking men, not heroes. And while he never would have reached the top without practiced skill and technical competence, his thrilling memoir speaks first to his admiration of the human drive to explore, to understand, to risk, and to conquer.
The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
Paperback ISBN: 1401309844
The author documents his effort to climb Mount Everest in the aftermath of the tragic 1996 storm that ended the lives of eight climbers and reveals the existence of mountain-based crime organizations preying on aspiring climbers.
An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
Paperback ISBN: 0684865459
The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the world's mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film "Everest."
Himalayan Sound Revelations
The Complete Singing Bowl Book
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1905398379
Second edition, expanded and corrected, adding a chapter and an appendix, of the worldwide 'bible' of Himalayan bowls and other instruments such as drilbu and tingsha. Everything is included, from care of the bowl to the Tibetan Bon philosophy behind it and from ancient China to exercises to train the ear in hearing the subtleties of the bowls.