Thin Air: A Ghost Story

Thin Air: A Ghost StoryThe Himalayas, 1935 Kangchenjunga Third highest peak on earth Greatest killer of them all Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to tackle the sacred summit But courage can only take them so far and the mountain is not their only foe As mountain sickness and the horrors of

Ascent into Hell

Ascent into HellThere is but one aim the summit, the summit of Mount Everest What starts with a trouble free trek into the Nepalese highlands explodes into a gripping tale of hardship, peril, and adversity Pushed beyond their physical and mental limits, climbers drop by the wayside Their primal instincts for

The White Road

The White RoadA cutting edge thriller about one man s quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, Journey to the Dark Side , ex adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so

The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent

The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First AscentDownright thrilling Conefrey really gives us a sense of what it must have been like, battling exhaustion and frigid temperatures to get to the top of the world A must read Booklist At 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it s a far harder climb In this definitive

Limits of the Known

Limits of the KnownDavid Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity s and his own relationship to exploration and extreme risk Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their

The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on Everest

The Storms: Adventure and tragedy on EverestIn August 1979 twenty seven year old Mike Trueman set sail from the south west coast of Wales, en route to Cornwall The young army helicopter pilot was helping to move his friend s yacht from Northern Ireland to the south coast of England But as they sailed out into the Irish Sea, the sky turned

Spod zamarzniętych powiek

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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Continental Divide: A History of American MountaineeringIn Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal The White Mountains

My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir

My Old Man and the Mountain: A MemoirIn 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as Big Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world He returned home a hero My Old Man and the Mountain is Leif Whittaker s engaging and humorous story of what it was like to grow up

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

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest DisasterA bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon, but journalist mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt Everest, saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down He was wrong The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless including

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous SurvivalTouching the Void is the heart stopping account of Joe Simpson s terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1985 A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost bitten, with news that

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