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Mountain

Mountain

by Sandy Hill

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 351 PAGES

This stunning celebration of the allure of climbing and grandeur of the great peaks features 350 black-and-white and color images by nature photographers and adventurers spanning two centuries, among them, Ansel Adams, Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn and Galen Rowell. (EXP97, $85.00)

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

by Jon Krakauer

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

In this bestseller, climber and journalist Krakauer reconstructs a minute-by-minute account of what went wrong on the great mountain in 1996. (HML13, $15.95)

The Conquest of Everest, Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent

The Conquest of Everest, Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent

by Huw Lewis-Jones | George Lowe

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

Huw Lewis-Jones brings together the remarkable imagery and rare materials from the private archives of legendary climber and photographer George Lowe, who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Norbu Tenzing Norgay on that first triumphant expedition to Mount Everest. (HML120, $39.95)

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

by Fergus Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago. (ALP16, $14.00)

Himalaya, Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope on the Roof of the World

Himalaya, Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope on the Roof of the World

by Broughton Coburn | Richard C. Blum | Erica Stone

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

This beautifully photographed overview of the geology, history and people of the Himalayas includes contributions by several National Geographic photographers, introductions by Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama, and an afterward by Sir Edmund Hillary. (HML78, $35.00)

 
Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map


by National Geographic

  • 2004
  • MAP

A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000. (HML77, $11.95)

Everest, A Trekker's Guide

Everest, A Trekker's Guide


by Kev Reynolds

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

A brief pocket guide to seven treks in the Everest region (including one in Tibet) with sketch maps, good general information and a few photographs. (NPL45, $24.95)

Tour of the Matterhorn

Tour of the Matterhorn


by Hilary Sharp

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A compact guide to the eight-to ten-day hike around the Matterhorn, as well as shorter variants and peak ascent. With color and black-and-white photos, maps and elevations. (SWZ49, $19.95)

Everest

Everest


by Royal Geographical Society | Jan Morris

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

Culled from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, this collection of 400 unique photographs and their descriptive captions relay the astonishing record of the first ascent of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953. With introduction by travel writer Jan Morris, who was there to cover the story from the base camp at 20,000 feet. (HML136, $59.95)

Everest the First Ascent, How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain

Everest the First Ascent, How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain


by Harriet Tuckey

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

Harriet Tuckey's book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr. Griffith Pugh, who transformed the British approach to high-altitude mountaineering, opening the way to the golden age of Himalayan climbing. (HML118, $18.95)

No Shortcuts to the Top, Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

No Shortcuts to the Top, Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks


by Ed Viesturs

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

An exhilarating account of mountaineering by the first American to scale the world's 14 peaks that over 8,000 meters high, without the aid of bottled oxygen. (EXP45, $14.99)

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69


by Edward Whymper

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Edward Wymper's classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps. (ALP02, $16.00)

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