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Epic: Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks
Epic is a collection of the most memorable accounts of expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the worst possible conditions. This is a volume that is certain to strike a chord with al…
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By the time David Roberts turned twenty-two, he had been involved in three fatal mountain climbing accidents and had himself escaped death by the sheerest of luck.

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K2: Triumph and Tragedy
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K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, at 8611 metres only a couple of hundred metres lower than Everest and is one of the most unrelenting and testing of the worlds 8000-metre peaks.

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Dark Shadows Falling
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* Concise, objective account of the 1996 Everest debacle
* One of Simpson's most controversial and challenging books
* Short listed for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Award
In 1992, an Indian climber wa…
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A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
There have been many "firsts" in Jim Whittaker's life. He was the first North American to summit Mount Everest. As the first manager and employee, and ultimately the CEO, of fledgling Recreational Eq…
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Climbing High: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But a raging storm and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight of her…
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One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story Tragedy and True Heroism on K2
In one of the most deadly events in Himalayan climbing, 11 climbers died on K2 in August, 2008. In One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story Tragedy and True Heroism on K2, climber and writer F…
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Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens…
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The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna--the World's Deadliest Peak
The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna- - The World's Most Deadly Peak Book Description Ed Viesturs has contributed to The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitmen…
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Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer
When Anatoli Boukreev died on the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, both the man and his incredible climbs on…
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High Adventure: The True Story of the First Ascent of Everest
Fear lives among Everest's mighty ice-fluted faces and howls across its razor-sharp crags. Gnawing at reason and enslaving minds, it has killed many and defeated countless others. But in 1953, Edmund…
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Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone."

Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. Indeed, Hall attempted to climb t…
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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

Did Mallory and Irvine reach Everest's summit 30 years before Hillary and Tenzing? Until now, clues about what happened to these two Everest pioneers had been scant and misleading. Until now, no one…

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Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
Ten days passed with no rescue attempt, while more than half an expedition was stranded and dying at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. The bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that…
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The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest
On June 8, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere near the summit of Mount Everest, leaving open the tantalizing question of whether they had reached the summit of Everest…
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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2…
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In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley
Two hundred and sixteen miles south of the Arctic circle is Denali, otherwise known as Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, rising more than twenty thousand feet into the Alaskan sky.…
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The Mountains of My Life (Modern Library Exploration)
Published for the first time in English, The Mountains of My Life collects the classic writings of world-famous mountaineer Walter Bonatti, and tells the real story of the 1954 controversy over the e…
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Crystal Horizon: Everest: The First Solo Ascent
On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Mesner reached the summit of Everest alone and without the use of oxygem. His vivid account of this extraordinary achievement forms the core of "The Crystal Horizon." Mes…
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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But t…
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Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
This is a homage to a man who ventured where most fear to tred. Before his tragic death in 1996, mountaineer Scott Fischer scaled the highest and most treacherous peaks on Earth and became, for many,…
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Thin Air
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Above an eerie realm of endless snow covered spires . . . Each step appears increasingly impossible. Disorientation and fatigue make the climber's head swim and the body threaten to collapse. For Gre…
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K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest Mountain
The 1953 American expedition to the second highest peak in the world.
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