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A Furious Exaltation
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Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
If you bite off more than you can chew, chew hard! This is a true story of a trip that put me in way over my head and out of my comfort zone; the experience of a day in the high peaks of the New Zealand Alps that has changed the way I think about life.
To Be Brave, My Life: Royal Robbins
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,020. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Royal Robbins' accomplishments as a rock climber are legendary. This first volume of his autobiography details his historic solo ascent of the Leaning Tower in Yosemite, and chronicles his youth growing up in LA. Robbins' adventurous life story stands as a beacon of inspiration to those who ever pondered how to reach higher by reaching within. He relates climbing in terms everyone can understand.
Tempting the Throne Room
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
2013 was the deadliest season ever seen in the Karakoram. When John Quillen found his climbing partner lying face down with a shattered leg in the snow high on the flanks of Broad Peak, the drama had just begun. See what transpired through first hand accounts of the deaths of three team members on this ill fated expedition to the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods.
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill
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Series: World Adventurers Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill chronicles the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This book is for climbers and hikers interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and for anyone who feels over the hill and needs to make a life change.
In the Footsteps of Mallory: A journey to the North Col of Everest
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell wanted to see Everest from its Tibetan base camp, one of the most famous mountain views in the world, but he also wanted to climb a little higher up the mountain and have a sense of what it might have been like for George Mallory, the first explorer to climb it. This is the story of his expedition to over 7000m on the North Col of Everest.
Points of Contact: On the Practice, Philosophy, and Pleasures of Fell Walking
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Price: $4.70 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Are you passionate about walking and climbing, perhaps in areas such as Scotland and the English Lake District? Or do you simply have a curiosity about those activities and those places? Points of Contact is the book for you. Knitting geology, history, and meteorology into an illuminating exploration of the world of fell and hill walking, it is by turns descriptive, humorous, and poetic.
Contour Lines: On the Path to a Thousand Mountains
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Price: $4.70 USD. Words: 75,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mick Harney returns with more unique perspectives on fell and hill walking in Scotland and the English Lake District. He offers a fresh crop of new and compelling insights, including many detailed descriptions of individual mountains, the paths we take to them, and what they reveal to and about us.
The True Peruvian Route: An ascent of Aconcagua, South America's highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell was privileged to climb Aconcagua with a man who had climbed the mountain more times than any other, and who had discovered one of its main routes. It soon became clear that you don't get a record like that unless you really care about getting to the top every time you set foot on the mountain. This is the story of their climb.
Elbrus By Any Means: An unconventional ascent of Europe's highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 17. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,150. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell boards a cable car at the village of Azau, a ski resort in the Baksan Valley on the southern side of Elbrus, the first of many forms of transport he takes across both summits as he traverses the mountain to its wilder northern side. This is the humorous account of an unusual ascent of Europe's highest mountain, and will appeal to anyone with a total disregard for cheating.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Basic Military Mountaineer Course - Equipment, Knot Tying, Rope, Cold Weather Clothing, Injuries, Terrain, Evacuation, Weapons, Animals, Bivouac Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Written by the Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS), this workbook provides crucial information about mountain warfare training. The untrained mountain Soldier has two foes - the enemy and the mountain. But he can make a friend and ally of the mountain by learning to know it.
The Chomolungma Diaries: What a commercial Everest expedition is really like
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 16. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,430. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Are you tired of reading mountaineering disaster stories which focus on all that's negative about climbing Everest? This book aims to dispel the popular myths surrounding Everest by telling the true story of an ordinary climber on an ordinary commercial expedition to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Mountain Operations Field Manual - FM 3-97.6, FM 90-6 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Mountain Operations Field Manual describes the tactics, techniques, and procedures that the United States (US) Army uses to fight in mountainous regions.
The Ascent of Manaslu: Climbing the world's eighth highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: British English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell sets out to climb Manaslu with regular climbing partners Mark and Ian in Autumn 2011. A more luckless trio of wannabe mountaineers would be hard to find. Between them they had made no fewer than eight attempts to climb an 8000 metre peak without success. Would it be any different this time? This is the story of their expedition.
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8000 metre peak circus in Pakistan's Karakoram mountains
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: British English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is the tale of Mark Horrell's not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan; of how one man's boredom and frustration is conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. But that's enough about his attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill
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Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood
(5.00 from 1 review)
A father-and-son memoir about a bookworm and a firefighter, a creature of contemplation and one of locomotion, the recollections of a child's journey from infancy to just before his wedding day set against an increasingly treacherous mountain climb. The theme is timeless: What's left for a father to tell and to give his son when that son has already become his own man?
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Military Mountaineering Field Manual - FM 3-97.61 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Military Mountaineering Field Manual (FM 3-97.61) details techniques soldiers and leaders must know to cope with mountainous terrain. These techniques are the foundation upon which the mountaineer must build.
In the Footsteps of Whymper: Climbing Ecuador's volcanoes
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey in the highlands of Ecuador following in the footsteps of the Victorian mountaineer Edward Whymper, who is best-known for making the very first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1879 he made first ascents of nearly all of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
Snowshoes and Shipton: Climbing Muztag Ata in the Chinese Pamirs
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,300. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
The great mountain explorer Eric Shipton failed to reach the summit of Muztag Ata, vomited from exhaustion on the way down and arrived back with frostbite. Undeterred by Shipton's failure, Mark Horrell thought he'd have a go at the mountain himself. Despite its gentle appearance, it reaches an impressive height of 7546m, higher than he'd ever climbed before. This is the diary of his adventure.
Islands in the Snow: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: British English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Two friends set out on a trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal which involved climbing two trekking peaks - Mera Peak and Island Peak - and crossing the difficult Amphu Labtse pass. One of them had climbed Mera in 2004, and the other had climbed Island in 2005, but neither of them had done both or crossed the Amphu Labtse. This is the diary of their journey.
The Tomb of Chewang Nima: An expedition to climb Baruntse in Eastern Nepal
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,600. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
One of the pros of climbing in Nepal is that it's possible to have great experiences just trekking to the foot of a mountain, before even starting to climb it. But it had been an unlucky year in the Himalayas for many climbers, and Mark Horrell arrived to climb Baruntse just days after it had claimed the life of one of the greatest of all Sherpas. This is the diary of his expedition.