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Essential Reading Package-EXHML91

Item EXHML91. Buy these 4 items as a set for $85 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

HML120
Huw Lewis-Jones, George Lowe (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
2013
240
0500544239
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

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

HML13
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1999
360
0385494785
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this bestseller, climber and journalist Krakauer reconstructs a minute-by-minute account of what went wrong on the great mountain in 1996.
$16.00

Everest, A Trekker's Guide

NPL45
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2012
255
1852843063
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

HML77
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2004
2
1566951828
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000.
$11.95

Khumbu Trekking Map

NPL47
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566951240
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Everest, Summit of the World

NPL67
Harry Kikstra
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
96
1898481547
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An Illustrated pocket guide for climbers with detailed descriptions of approaches from both Tibet and Nepal, step-by-step detail and maps.
$16.95

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills

GEN267
The Mountaineers
Mountaineers
2010
592
1594851379
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Trekking in the Himalaya

HML130
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2013
252
1852846054
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

NPL10
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2011
448
0898866138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

Everest 1953, The Epic Story of the First Ascent of Everest

HML137
Mick Conefrey
Mountaineers
2014
301
1594858861
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Taking advantage of previously unavailable diaries, letters, memoirs, archival documents and interviews, this clearly-written history adds new details to the story of the first successful Everest expedition.
$19.95

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

TBT33
Sherry B. Ortner
Princeton University Press
2001
376
0691074488
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas.
$39.95

Sherpas, Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal

NPL13
James Fisher
University of California Press
1990
205
0520069412
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of the change that mountaineering brought to Sherpa society.
$31.95

Coronation Everest

HML42
Jan Morris
Lyons Press
2000
150
1580800475
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account from the Everest base camp on the return of Hillary and Norgay from the summit of Mt. Everest, a classic by the great British historian and travel writer. The electrifying news of Hillary and Norgay's successful summit coincided with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth -- and the dawn of a new age for the British Empire.
$14.95

Everest

HML136
Royal Geographical Society, Jan Morris (Foreword)
Aa Balkema
2015
288
1781450447
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$59.95

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

HML118
Harriet Tuckey
Lyons Press
2014
424
1493003836
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

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

HML123
George Craig
Trafalgar Square
2013
128
1780973527
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Everest, The Mountaineers Anthology IV

NPL49
Peter Potterfield (Editor)
Mountaineers
2003
240
089886903X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of eyewitness accounts by Greg Mallory and Sandy Irvine, Edmund Hillary, Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other climbers over the decades.
$16.95

High Adventure

NPL48
Sir Edmund Hillary
Oxford University Press
2003
245
0195167341
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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."
$19.95

Into the Silence

HML101
Wade Davis
Vintage Books
2011
656
0375408894
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

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

HML119
Graham Hoyland
HarperCollins
2013
320
0007455755
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Climber, author and film director Graham Hoyland was the 15th Briton to climb Everest . Here he pieces together all the facts, including never-seen-before evidence, to answer the most compelling question: did Mallory make it to the top?
$26.99

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

EXP45
Ed Viesturs
Broadway Books
2007
368
0767924711
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Crystal Horizon

HML69
Reinhold Messner, Jill Neate (Translator), Audrey Salkeld (Translator)
Mountaineers
1998
322
0898865743
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Messner's account of the first successful solo ascent of Everest, which he accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen in 1980.
$29.95

The Mountain, Epic Adventures on Everest

HML124
Ed Viesturs
Touchstone
2013
352
1451694733
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Viesturs -- who has been on eleven expeditions to Everest and has stood on the summit seven times -- brings experience to this richly detailed account.
$27.00

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

A Life on the Edge, Memoirs of Everest and Beyond

HML121
Jim Whittaker
Mountaineers
2013
320
1594856664
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Everest Revealed, The Private Diaries and Sketches of Edward Norton, 1922-24

HML134
Christopher Norton
Trafalgar Square
2015
144
0750955856
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The journals of this truly intrepid Englishman and leader of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition offer a vivid impression of Everest before it was surmounted. Includes sketches of wildlife, flowers and fellow climbers.
$29.95

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

NPL42
Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Broughton Coburn, Dalai Lama (Introduction)
HarperCollins
2002
316
0062516884
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

Above All Things

HML133
Tanis Rideout
Berkley Books
2014
405
0425268144
PAPER
Literature
2/4/2014
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt and well-researched novel focusing on George Mallory’s third fatal attempt at climbing Mount Everest. Rideout brings to life Mallory’s struggles as well as those of his wife, Ruth.
$16.00

Himalayan Voices, An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

HML35
Michael Hutt (Editor)
University of California Press
1991
280
0520070488
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$33.95

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

HML55
W. E. Bowman
Trafalgar Square
2010
192
0099530384
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

The Lord of Death

TBT131
Eliot Pattison
Soho Press
2010
384
156947642X
PAPER
Mystery
6/1/2009
0
0
0
0
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 installment of Eliot Pattison's series, all featuring Shan Tao Yun in Tibet.
$14.00

For Kids

Climbing Everest, Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

HML56
Audrey Salkeld (Editor), Jennifer Emmett (Editor)
2003
0792251059
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six true tales of mountaineering on Everest, for kids 10 and older.
$21.00

Everest: The Contest

NPL50
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
96
0439401399
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this first book the kids go to mountaineering training camp and vye to make the team that will actually go to Everest. Thrills! Competition! Fun!
$6.99

Everest: The Summit

NPL52
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
112
0439411378
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this last book, the kids attempt the summit, where they must face not only the thin air and the impending storm -- but each other. Geared for ages 9-12.
$6.99

Everest: The Climb

NPL51
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
160
0439405068
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this second book, the kids test their mettle on the trek from base Camp, where they must face harsh conditions, disaster -- and each other.
$6.99

Peak

NPL70
Roland Smith
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
246
0152062688
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Pushed to become the youngest person ever to summit Everest, Peak Marcello (named by his mountain-climbing parents) has to overcome a rival team, his resentful father, searing cold -- and many frozen corpses -- in this suspenseful, gripping tale of adventure for young adults.
$7.99

Where Is Mount Everest?

NPL93
Nico Medina
Penguin Putnam
2015
112
0448484080
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of the "What Was, Where Is?" series, this illustrated kids' book introduces the world’s tallest mountain, including mountain climbing’s ancient beginnings, historic climbs and the modern commercialization of the sport. Written for children ages 8 to 12.
$5.99

Let's Explore... City

TVL668
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786572303
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Let's Explore... Mountain

TVL669
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573156
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on through the mountains with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

More Books

Nepal Map

NPL01
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865744826
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000, with insets of Kathmandu City and Kathmandu Valley.
$13.95

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

HML07
Maurice Herzog
Lyons Press
2010
256
1599218933
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
A 60th-anniversary edition of Maurice Herzog's classic, which he dictated from his hospital bed in Paris. French Minister of Youth and Sport in the 1960s and former mayor of Chamonix, Herzog recovered nicely.
$16.95

Everest, the West Ridge

HML10
Thomas F. Hornbein
Mountaineers
2013
194
0898866162
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Hornbein's vivid account of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, a classic of mountain climbing literature. Long thought out of reach, by Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld make a first ascent on the mountain via the spectacular West Ridge, which involved -- among other things -- an emergency bivouac at 28,000-feet.
$34.95

Everest, Mountain Without Mercy

HML20
Conrad Anker (Foreword), Broughton Coburn
National Geographic
2015
224
1426215851
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Spectacularly photographed, this book is an account of the making of the IMAX film on Everest, including an account of the 1996 disaster.
$28.00

Spectrum Guide to Nepal

NPL27
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
364
1566563321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the country, its people, history, culture and geography, featuring excellent maps and 200 color photographs.
$22.95

Trekking in the Everest Region

NPL31
Jamie McGuiness
Trailblazer
2009
322
1873756992
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to treks in the Everest region featuring route maps, village plans and concise information on preparations. Fifth Edition
$22.95

Mt. Everest

NPL36
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
1998
1
1572623861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A gloriously detailed, birds-eye view of Everest by the cartographers at National Geographic.
$19.99

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books

EXP12
Eric Shipton
Mountaineers
2011
800
0898865395
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shipton's extraordinary adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas, East Africa, Central Asia and Patagonia, now in paper.
$34.95

Mountain Madness, Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High

NPL64
Robert Birkby
Citadel Press
2009
368
0806528761
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid, candid biography of mountaineer Scott Fischer, who died on Mt. Everest in 1996, written by one of Fischer's close friends.
$16.95

The Epic of Mount Everest

HML132
Francis, Sir Younghusband
Aa Balkema
2006
340
1406703818
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A re-release of the 1926 classic by Younghusband, who condensed accounts of the first three British Everest expeditions, led by legendary George Leigh Mallory, into one volume.
$36.99

Everest Trekking Map

HML141
ITMB
ITMB
2009
1
1553415523
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
One-sided, colorful map of Everest at a scale of 1:100,000 that shows all known climbing routes to the top of the world with an emphasis on the Nepalese side. Indexed. 27" x 39"
$12.95

Worth Looking For

Mountain

EXP97
Sandy Hill
Rizzoli International
2011
351
0847834026
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
This stunning celebration of the allure of climbing and the grandeur of 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.
$85.00

The Wildest Dream, Conquest of Everest

HML122
Anthony Geffen (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2013
6314034744
DVD
Exploration
0
0
0
1
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.
$9.99