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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest on May 29, 1963.

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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)

The Wildest Dream, Conquest of Everest

The Wildest Dream, Conquest of Everest

by Anthony Geffen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • DVD

Haunted by George Mallory's story, Conrad Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance for this National Geographic IMAX documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson. (HML122, $9.99)

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)

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)

 
Khumbu Trekking Map

Khumbu Trekking Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2002
  • MAP

This National Geographic map of Sargmatha National Park and Everest (1:125,000) includes 100-meter contour lines, index, a city map of Kathmandu and overview map of Nepal. (NPL47, $11.95)

Mt. Everest


by National Geographic

  • 1998
  • MAP

A gloriously detailed, birds-eye view of Everest by the cartographers at National Geographic. (NPL36, $19.99)

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • REFERENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide. (REF02, $8.95)

Everest, Summit of the World

Everest, Summit of the World


by Harry Kikstra

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

An Illustrated pocket guide for climbers with detailed descriptions of approaches from both Tibet and Nepal, step-by-step detail and maps. (NPL67, $16.95)

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills


by The Mountaineers

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 592 PAGES

It's all here in this 50th anniversary edition of the essential mountaineering handbook, covering everything from choosing equipment and tying knots to basic rappelling techniques and planning an expedition. With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title. (GEN267, $39.95)

Trekking in the Himalaya

Trekking in the Himalaya


by Kev Reynolds

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

An absorbing primer as well as a celebration of the Himalaya's scenic magnificence, this is an inspirational and detailed guide to 20 memorable treks by a veteran expedition leader. (HML130, $29.95)

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A respected guide covering route planning, national parks, health, where to go and what to do in Nepal. With an overview of the geography, history, religion and culture of the region. (NPL10, $29.95)

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Essential Tibetan Buddhism


by Robert Thurman

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites. (TBT15, $14.99)

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering


by Sherry B. Ortner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas. (TBT33, $35.00)

Sherpas, Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal

Sherpas, Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal


by James Fisher

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 205 PAGES

A detailed study of the change that mountaineering brought to Sherpa society. (NPL13, $29.95)

Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath

Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath


by Maurice Herzog

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Conrad Anker provides a new foreword for this 60th-anniversary edition of Maurice Herzog's classic, dictated from his hospital bed in Paris. French Minister of Youth and Sport in the 1960s and former mayor of Chamonix, Herzog recovered nicely. (HML07, $16.95)

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books


by Eric Shipton

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 800 PAGES

Shipton's extraordinary adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas, East Africa, Central Asia and Patagonia, now in paper. (EXP12, $34.95)

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
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 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, $26.95)

Everest, 60 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World


by George Craig

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 128 PAGES

Craig traces the history of fascination with climbing the world's highest peak, from its "discovery" in the 19th century right up to the most recent triumphs and tragedies. (HML123, $29.95)

Everest, The Mountaineers Anthology IV

Everest, The Mountaineers Anthology IV


by Peter Potterfield

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A collection of eyewitness accounts. (NPL49, $16.95)

High Adventure

High Adventure


by Sir Edmund Hillary

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

A classic of 20th-century mountaineering, this 50th anniversary edition of young Hillary's personal account of his historic ascent of Everest, written the heady days after the celebrated climb, includes a new preface by the author and black-and-white photos. Hillary modestly attributes his success to "a goodly share of imagination and plenty of energy." (NPL48, $19.95)

Into the Silence

Into the Silence


by Wade Davis

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 656 PAGES

In this thrilling portrait of George Mallory and fellow climbers, Davis vividly recreates Britain's heroic attempts to scale Everest in the 1920s, putting the whole enterprise into the context of World War I and British Imperial ambitions. (HML101, $16.95)

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)

Last Hours on Everest, The Gripping Story of Mallory and Irvine's Fatal Ascent


by Graham Hoyland

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Climber, author and film director Graham Hoyland was the 15th Briton to climb Everest and during one of his nine expeditions to the mountain was responsible for the discovery of George Mallory s body. (HML119, $26.99)

Mountain

Mountain


by Sandy Hill

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER

Published with the American Alpine Club, this stunning celebration of the allure of climbing and grandeur of the great peaks features images by nature photographers and adventurers spanning two centuries, Ansel Adams, Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn and Galen Rowell among them. Sandy Hill, one of the first women to reach all seven summits, and others provide concise essays but it is the 350 oversized, sumptuously produced black-and-white and color photographs that entrance. (EXP97, $85.00)

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)

The Crystal Horizon

The Crystal Horizon


by Reinhold Messner | Jill Neate | Audrey Salkeld

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 322 PAGES

Messner's account of the first successful solo ascent of Everest, which he accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen in 1980. (HML69, $29.95)

The Mountain, Epic Adventures on Everest


by Ed Viesturs

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 352 PAGES

Viesturs -- who has been on eleven expeditions to Everest and has stood on the summit seven times -- brings experience to this richly detailed account. (HML124, $27.00)

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard


by Peter Matthiessen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The most perceptive, acutely observed and personal of all his books, Matthiessen's account of a five-week journey through Nepal with naturalist George Schaller combines their quest for the elusive cat with a moving introduction to Buddhism and the people and culture of the Himalayas. (NPL03, $17.00)

The Vast Unknown, America's First Ascent of Everest

The Vast Unknown, America's First Ascent of Everest


by Broughton Coburn

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 300 PAGES

Published to coincide with the climb's 50 anniversary, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 profiles the legendary team of climbers. (HML126, $26.00)

The Young Adventurer's Guide To Everest, From Avalanche To Zopkio

The Young Adventurer's Guide To Everest, From Avalanche To Zopkio


by Jonathan Chester

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Youngsters will be captivated by Chester's superbly photographed, informative A-to-Z introduction to mountaineering. (NPL68, $7.95)

A Life on the Edge, Memoirs of Everest and Beyond


by Jim Whittaker

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

The legendary mountaineer recalls not just his remarkable feats in the Himalayas but also the details of his personal life, coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s and his time as the first employee, manager and CEO of REI. (HML121, $24.95)

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)

Touching My Father's Soul, A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

Touching My Father's Soul, A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest


by Jamling Tenzing Norgay | Broughton Coburn | Dalai Lama

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES

A personal account of the business of Everest, the 1996 IMAX Expedition and, most significantly, of a son who is grappling with the legacy of a famous father. (NPL42, $15.99)

Above All Things

Above All Things


by Tanis Rideout

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 405 PAGES

A heartfelt and well-researched novel focusing on George Mallory's third fatal attempt at climbing Everest. Rideout brings to life Mallory's struggles as well as those of his wife, Ruth. (HML133, $16.00)

Himalayan Voices, An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

Himalayan Voices, An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature


by Michael Hutt

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

A collection of 20th-century Nepali poetry and short fiction, much of it translated into English for the first time. This anthology offers insight into Nepal's literary traditions, society and culture. (HML35, $31.95)

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

The Ascent of Rum Doodle


by W. E. Bowman

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This hilarious send-up of the great British mountaineers, originally published in 1956, is hardly handicapped by the fact that Bowman never set foot in the Himalayas. (HML55, $15.95)

The Lord of Death

The Lord of Death


by Eliot Pattison

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Exiled Beijing investigator Shan Tao Yun has his hands full when he happens upon an overturned bus (full of suddenly freed Tibetan monks) -- and two women shot -- on the slopes of Mt. Everest. The exceptional sixth intallment of Eliot Pattison's series, all featuring Shan Tao Yun in Tibet. (TBT131, $14.00)

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