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Product Description: * One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century* Shipton’s Everest explorations set the stage for its conquest by Edmund Hillary Eric Shipton was an adventurer when adventure meant traveling to places for which no maps existed, scaling mountains whose heights were uncalculated, and encountering people whom no westerner had ever met...read more

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9781594858970 | Reprint edition (Mountaineers Books, April 1, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: * One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century* Shipton’s Everest explorations set the stage for its conquest by Edmund Hillary Eric Shipton was an adventurer when adventure meant traveling to places for which no maps existed, scaling mountains whose heights were uncalculated, and encountering people whom no westerner had ever met.

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Product Description: The explorers chronicled in this collection push the limits―of endurance, weather, altitude, or personal achievement. Some make history, such as the first American climber to ascend Kilimanjaro in 1932; others, such as the leader of an 1896 team attempting a first ascent of Canada's Mount Lefroy, never return...read more
By Christine Woodside (editor)

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9781628420210 | Appalachian Mountain Club, October 21, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The explorers chronicled in this collection push the limits―of endurance, weather, altitude, or personal achievement.

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Product Description: Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Edward Whymper, which is now, at last, again available to you...read more

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9781486490349, titled "Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69" | Lightning Source Inc, March 1, 2013, cover price $14.94 | About this edition: Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.
9781443772518, titled "Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69" | Reprint edition (Lightning Source Inc, October 31, 2008), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
9780792269236 | Reprint edition (Natl Geographic Society, October 1, 2002), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A new edition of the mountaineering classic, first published in 1871, describes the author's nine years climbing the Alps, including his many attempts to climb the Matterhorn until, on his eighth attempt, he became the first to succeed on an expedition that would claim the lives of four of his companions.
9780486289724 | Dover Pubns, May 14, 1996, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: First conqueror of Matterhorn describes early mountain climbing, excitement and danger of climbing the high peaks — violent storms, falling rocks, frigid temperatures, glorious alpine scenery, and the thrill of conquest.
9780712609968, titled "Scrambles Amongst the Alps/in the Years 1860-69" | Reprint edition (Century Hutchinson, September 1, 1986), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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Product Description: Who wouldn't want to stand on top of the world--at the summit of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain? Thousands have made the climb. Not all who attempt it reach the summit. Some die trying. Pete Athans has stood on top of the world seven times...read more

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9780761365068 | Millbrook Pr, September 1, 2012, cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Who wouldn't want to stand on top of the world--at the summit of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain?

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Product Description: One of the best mountaineers of our generation ?nally reveals the details of his many exciting extreme alpine ascents—ascents in which his only equipment is a pair of shoes and a small bag for holding chalk. Clinging to the crevasses in mountain walls, with muscles bulging as he makes his free ascent, Huber has become one of the world’s most recognized and photographed extreme alpine climbers...read more
By Anna Brailovsky (trans)

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9781602399884, titled "The Mountain Within: The True Story of the World's Most Extreme Free-Ascent Climber" | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, June 24, 2010, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: One of the best mountaineers of our generation ?

The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall’s death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.  If David Sharp’s death was shocking, it was hardly singular:  despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the commercial operator who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountain’s north side—and who some believe was partly accountable for Sharp’s death. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus.Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, Dark Summit is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control.

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9780805083101 | Henry Holt & Co, April 29, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.
9780307356420 | Random House of Canada Ltd, April 29, 2008, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, Nick Heil recounts the harrowing story of the deadly and controversial 2006 climbing season on Everest.

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9780805089912 | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, February 3, 2009), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: "A dramatic story, ably and convincingly told .
9780307356437 | Random House of Canada Ltd, February 3, 2009, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, Nick Heil recounts the harrowing story of the deadly and controversial 2006 climbing season on Everest.

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9781429937184 | Henry Holt & Co, April 1, 2010, cover price $9.99

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9781400157709 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 1, 2008), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.
9781400107704 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 1, 2008), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.

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Product Description: What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one...read more

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9780979065958 | Pgw, September 1, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers?

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Product Description: Thrilling first-hand accounts by those who conquered the world's great mountain peaks. First Ascent takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, it tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail the first ascents of the most daunting peaks...read more

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9781554074037, titled "First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs" | Firefly Books Ltd, September 12, 2008, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Thrilling first-hand accounts by those who conquered the world's great mountain peaks.

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9780749680510 | Gardners Books, August 14, 2008, cover price $21.80

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9781897563250 | Creative Co, January 1, 2009, cover price $8.95

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9781599201573 | Smart Apple Media, August 1, 2008, cover price $31.35

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Product Description: Clint Willis’s book tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss...read more

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9781905798216 | Gardners Books, July 7, 2008, cover price $18.50 | About this edition: Clint Willis’s book tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent.

Shares the personal behind-the-scenes stories of famous mountaineers to reveal the events that compelled them to risk their lives and personal relationships.

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9780312290658 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, November 1, 2003), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Shares the personal behind-the-scenes stories of famous mountaineers to reveal the events that compelled them to risk their lives and personal relationships.

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9780312339012 | Reprint edition (Griffin, April 30, 2005), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Shares the personal behind-the-scenes stories of famous mountaineers to reveal the events that compelled them to risk their lives and personal relationships, in a collection of portraits that includes coverage of such adventurers as Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, and Lynn Hill.

Miscellaneous:

9781429977425 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 2007), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Vertical World details the lives and accomplishments of the most influential climbers of this generation, sharing through casual conversation an intimate portrait of each climber, revealing their personalities and drive with great frankness and intimacy...read more

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9780762740086 | 1 edition (Falcon Pr Pub Co, January 1, 2007), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Vertical World details the lives and accomplishments of the most influential climbers of this generation, sharing through casual conversation an intimate portrait of each climber, revealing their personalities and drive with great frankness and intimacy.

Product Description: This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen...read more

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9780767924702 | Broadway Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: For eighteen years Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen.

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9780767924719 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, November 27, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that 'getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory' while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers.

Miscellaneous:

9780767926416 | Broadway Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $14.95

Prebinding:

9781435282872 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 22, 2008), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.

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A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that 'getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory' while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. Read by Ed Viesturs. Simultaneous.

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9780739339893 | Abridged edition (Random House, October 10, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most dangerous climbs as he pursued the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, discussing some of his own close calls and rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers.

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Product Description: Adventurers are among the world's most celebrated heroes, but cross a line and potential glory can become derision, madness and death. This text explores the darker psychological drama behind the most colourful and tragic exploits of 11 adventurers, famous and lesser-known.

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9780898869873 | Mountaineers Books, September 30, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Adventurers are among the world's most celebrated heroes, but cross a line and potential glory can become derision, madness and death.

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Product Description: Book by Putnam, William

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9781425910709 | Authorhouse, August 30, 2006, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: Book by Putnam, William

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Being the first married couple to complete the 'seven summits', Rob and Jo Gambi's story is interesting given that Rob has twice suffered from serious bouts of cancer - and once came very close to death stranded high in the Himalayas. The cancer has not stopped them from living life with an incredible intensity.

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9780749950835 | Gardners Books, August 25, 2006, cover price $32.45 | About this edition: Being the first married couple to complete the 'seven summits', Rob and Jo Gambi's story is interesting given that Rob has twice suffered from serious bouts of cancer - and once came very close to death stranded high in the Himalayas.

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Product Description: A true story, warts and all, of what really happened to ad exec and amateur climber Kevin Flynn during his days at the top of the world. In May 2004, Flynn reached the summit of Mt. Everest--but not without tears, laughter, failures, near-death experiences and great friendships...read more

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9780976743132 | Haystack Pr, March 31, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A true story, warts and all, of what really happened to ad exec and amateur climber Kevin Flynn during his days at the top of the world.

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Recounts the true stories of five women who climbed the dangerous K2 mountain, describing how they overcame the harshest climbing and weather conditions of any mountain in the world, addressing controversial issues about gender and mountain climbing, and describing the tragic deaths of three of the women on their descent. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780060587161 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, January 1, 2006), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Recounts the true stories of five women who climbed the dangerous K2 mountain, describing how they overcame the harshest climbing and weather conditions of any mountain in the world, addressing controversial issues about gender and mountain climbing, and describing the tragic deaths of three of the women on their descent.

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Recounts the true stories of five women who climbed the dangerous K2 mountain, describing how they overcame the harshest climbing and weather conditions of any mountain in the world, addressing controversial issues about gender and mountain climbing, and describing the tragic deaths of three of the women on their descent. 35,000 first printing.

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9780060587154 | William Morrow & Co, January 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Recounts the true stories of five women who climbed the dangerous K2 mountain, describing how they overcame the harshest climbing and weather conditions of any mountain in the world.

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Product Description: A wry, often funny, occasionally dark look at the world of climbing.

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9781592285402 | Lyons Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A wry, often funny, occasionally dark look at the world of climbing.

In a time when a woman¿s sphere was decidedly limited to hearth and family, a number of courageous women were stepping out, stepping up, and making history far from the comforts of the homefire. Mountaineering¿s early days found male climbers garnering praise and admiration for daring summit ascents while women were relegated to the role of faithful observers. But not all women were satisfied with the view from the valley¿ many yearned for the thrill of gazing down on the world from the peaks of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mount Washington. In this exciting addition to the literature of mountaineering, journalist Rebecca Brown chronicles the lives and achievements of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts, but often surpassed them. Brown explores the motivations that led such women as Annie Smith Peck, Lucy Walker, and Meta Brevoort to ignore convention, criticism, and censure to become accomplished, respected outdoorswomen whose mountaineering feats are as extraordinary today as they were at the turn of the century. Women on High will thrill armchair adventurers with tales of dangerous summit attempts, blinding white outs, and narrow escapes; transfix mountain historians with details of first ascents, period gear, and first-hand accounts; and captivate anyone who loves a good story about the mountains.
By Arlene Blum (foreword by) and Rebecca A. Brown

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9781929173136 | Appalachian Mountain Club, November 1, 2002, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In a time when a woman¿s sphere was decidedly limited to hearth and family, a number of courageous women were stepping out, stepping up, and making history far from the comforts of the homefire.

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9781929173426 | Appalachian Mountain Club, October 1, 2003, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Traversing a century of climbing that begins with Victorian enthusiasts and ends with the conquerors of the Himalayan peaks, Mountain Men tells the stories of the extraordinary men who were the first to climb the world's best-known mountains: the Matterhorn, McKinley, Everest, and K2...read more

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9780306812262 | Da Capo Pr, March 26, 2003, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Traversing a century of climbing that begins with Victorian enthusiasts and ends with the conquerors of the Himalayan peaks, Mountain Men tells the stories of the extraordinary men who were the first to climb the world's best-known mountains: the Matterhorn, McKinley, Everest, and K2.

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