Books tagged: mountain climbing

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Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a Summary of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 368 pages.
Tales From The Mountainside: Adventures From Youth To Old Age
You set the price! Words: 29,150. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Essay » Author profile
"Tales From The Mountainside: Adventures From Youth To Old Age" is a collection of essays from mountain climber and outdoorsman Verl Rogers. He recounts humorous and ambitious adventures from youth to his 80s on outings covering everything from climbing to fishing with family in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Roaring Mountain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After Gary Gray was killed by an avalanche while mountain climbing in the North Cascades, he was buried under tons of ice and snow. Three years later his body was recovered, triggering a series of amazing events that belies belief. The miraculous phenomena are related by Gary's mother with anecdotes by his family, hoping that it will give comfort and inspiration to other bereaved parents.
Far, Far, The Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,160. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Wilfrid Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the success of the 1953 Everest expedition. This book describes Noyce's life and achievements and seeks to show his motivation and driving force.
Over the Hills
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,690. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In Over the Hills, Peter Steele recounts the story of his turbulent childhood in England and his student years at Cambridge University. There he learned mountaineering and medicine, culminating in his selection as medical officer to the ill-fated 1971 International Expedition to Mount Everest.
The Mountain
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part twelve. Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
At a plant on Cona-3-Cha, Eldon receives visions of his future. He scales two mountains of different times and places in synchronicity. An outside higher power evidently wants to help him in his search for the Source in ways beyond mere ibee understanding. This is based on an actual event in eastern Tennessee in May of 2001.
The Valley of Volcanoes
Price: $5.23 USD. Words: 14,070. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
In a part of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa lies the most famous African mountain of all, Mount Kilimanjaro. But there are other mountains nearby to climb; such as Mount Meru, Mount Elgon, Mount Hanang and the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai. This little book gives insights about them and advice that will help you successfully reach their summits.
Connector
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
“Connector” is a drug created via lab accident that briefly gives those who take it tremendous powers, then induces them to commit bizarre suicides. The protagonists, former lovers, have the drug and, for good reasons cannot give it away. The plot concerns their flight from those who would kill them for it, the friends – or are they? – who help them, and their own rediscovery of one another.
The President - Hobo Chronicles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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When The Hobo tries to get justice for a fractured skull, the Hobart police refuse to arrest the perpetrator. Instead they try to entrap the innocent victim, giving him no choice but to sleep in the woods. In order to stay sober, he spars in hard gyms with great Australian fighters. Even when fit and sober, he realizes without the puppet master, he’ll never get to fight in Australia ever again.
Freefall
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Henry Gunderson faces his deepest fears after falling headlong into a crevasse. In order to survive the mountain, he must must come to terms with a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years. His nephew forms a rescue party back at base camp, but their efforts are met with disaster and the lead climber's emotional scars from previous expeditions resurface in the higher elevation.