Mountaineering

The term mountaineering describes the sport of mountain climbing, including ski mountaineering. Hiking in the mountains can also be a simple form of mountaineering when it involves scrambling, or short stretches of the more basic grades of rock climbing, as well as crossing glaciers.

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Le otto montagne
Alone on the Wall
Thin Air
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
The White Road
Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
Summit
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
The Everest Files (Everest Files, #1)
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete
The Abominable
The Shining Mountain: Two Men On Changabang's West Wall
The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on Everest
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
Annapurna
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
The White Spider
Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
High Crimes: the Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
Endurance by Alfred LansingA Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldStarship & the Canoe by Kenneth BrowerLast Child in the Woods by Richard LouvArctic Dreams by Barry López
Books for Outdoor Guides
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Into Thin Air by Jon KrakauerThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonK2 by Ed ViestursAnnapurna by Maurice Herzog
Worshipping Mountains
98 books — 49 voters


Rebecca Solnit
[In mountaineering, if] we look for private experience rather than public history, even getting to the top becomes an optional narrative rather than the main point, and those who only wander in high places become part of the story.
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

... where mountains are sacred & where risk & death are constant companions- the Himalayas.
Bernadette McDonald, Tomaz Humar

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