Climbing is the activity of using one's hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep object. It is done recreationally, competitively, in trades that rely on it, and in emergency rescue and military operations. It is done indoors and out, on natural and man-made structures. ...more

The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest
The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride and Other Essays from the Vault
The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again
The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
Ascent into Hell
Sixty Meters to Anywhere
How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion
The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day
Winter 8000: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
Limits of the Known
The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
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End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Alone on the Wall
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers
9 Out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Climbing Performance
Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Climbing Anchors
Blood River by Tim ButcherSavage Harvest by Carl HoffmanThe Lost City of Z by David GrannIf I Can't Have You by Gregg OlsenFinding Everett Ruess by David  Roberts
What happened to them?
51 books — 42 voters
Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonCrystal Horizon by Reinhold MessnerK2 by Ed Viesturs
Worshipping Mountains
161 books — 63 voters

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George Mallory
People ask me, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is of no use.'There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behaviour of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron... If you cannot understa ...more
George Mallory, Climbing Everest: The Complete Writings of George Mallory

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