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  • The Endless Knot

    K2 Mountain of Dreams and Destiny

    by Kurt Diemberger

    'A monumental book … I defy anyone to read it and remain unmoved.' Stephen Venables, Alpine Journal Acclaimed as one of the most powerful accounts of mountain adventure and tragedy ever written, The Endless Knot is a harrowing account of the 1986 K2 disaster. A rare first-hand account from a survivor at the very epicentre of the drama, The Endless Knot describes the disaster in frank detail. Kurt ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Alive

    The Story of the Andes Survivors

    by Piers Paul Read

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes.Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Into Thin Air

    by Jon Krakauer

    Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt EverestThis is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Walking the Americas

    ‘A wildly entertaining account of his epic journey’ Daily Mail

    by Levison Wood

    LONGLISTED IN THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL CATEGORY OF THE 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDSSUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERBY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS**,** WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael PalinWalking the Americas chronicle... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Touching the Void

    by Joe Simpson

    The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear ... Read more

    $9.48 AUD

  • This Game of Ghosts

    by Joe Simpson

    When Simon Yates cut the rope and sent his friend plummeting to an ordeal few mountaineers can have contemplated, the outcome was totally unpredictable. That Joe Simpson survived is a revelation of the power of the human spirit to overcome fear, pain and deprivation of almost unimaginable intensity. He did not expect to live it all over again - more than once. The first test was to write his ... Read more

    $9.58 AUD

  • Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

    by Peter Zuckerman and 1 more

    “Gripping, intense. . . . Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].”—Kate Tuttle, Boston GlobeWhen Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the world’s ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Aftershock

    One Man's Quest and the Quake on Everest

    by Jules Mountain

    Jules Mountain is a survivor. The odds of surviving his type of cancer were one in five; the odds of dying on Everest are one in sixty. But just as he reaches Base Camp in April 2015, the giant earthquake in Nepal sets off an avalanche that will kill 21. Jules is within touching distance of his life's ambition and is now faced with an agonising choice about his next move. Aftershock is a heart ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Lost Explorer

    Finding Mallory on Mount Everest

    by Conrad Anker and 1 more

    In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer.On 8 June 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine were last seen climbing towards the summit of Everest. The clouds closed around them and they were lost to history, leaving the world to wonder whether or not they actually reached the summit - some ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • In the Mountains

    The health and wellbeing benefits of spending time at altitude

    by Ned Morgan

    Mountains have forever been steeped in poetry, symbolism and mystery, inspiring everyone from the explorers who wish to scale every peak to those who wish to walk in the valleys, ski the slopes or take in the crisp air and feel renewed once more. These rooftops of the world encourage us to see the bigger picture, appreciate the world around us and the sensations in our own bodies. The mountains ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mud, Sweat and Tears

    The Phenomenal Number One Bestseller

    by Bear Grylls

    'Well told, personable, fast-paced, and undoubtedly a fascinating read' Daily TelegraphGripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike.Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Edmund Hillary - A Biography

    The extraordinary life of the beekeeper who climbed Everest

    by Michael Gill

    Edmund Hillary – A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains.The author, Michael Gill, was a close ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Outback Survival

    by Bob Cooper

    Outback Survival is a timeless, practical run down on everything you need to know to survive in the outback.Bob Cooper's incredible bushcraft skills have been developed through more than 25 years of experience in Australia's harsh outback. He has picked up tools of survival from the experiences of living with traditional Aboriginal communities, instructing with Special Forces Units, lecturing with ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • No Shortcuts to the Top

    Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

    by Ed Viesturs and 1 more

    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. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Summit 8000

    Life and Death with Australia's Greatest Mountaineer

    by Andrew Lock

    A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks in the world, including Mount Everest - twice.Here Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. Andrew's story is ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Miracle In The Andes

    72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

    by Nando Parrado

    In October 1972, Nando Parrado and his rugby club teammates were on a flight from Uruguay to Chile when their plane crashed into a mountain. Miraculously, many of the passengers survived but Nando's mother and sister died and he was unconscious for three days.Stranded more than 11,000 feet up in the wilderness of the Andes, the survivors soon heard that the search for them had been called off - ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Push

    A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk and Going Beyond Limits to Climb the Dawn Wall

    by Tommy Caldwell

    THE STORY BEHIND THE HARDEST CLIMB IN HISTORY & ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY 'DAWN WALL''Heart-stopping, absorbing' Daily Mail'The most daring free climber on the planet' The TimesIn 2015 climber Tommy Caldwell took on the hardest challenge of his life, spending 19 days freeclimbing Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - regarded as the most difficult climb in history and a route nobody had ever done ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Annapurna

    The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak

    by Maurice Herzog and 1 more

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSONIn 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking courage and grit manifest on every page, Annapurna is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.As well ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Eiger Dreams

    by Jon Krakauer

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb.In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The White Spider

    by Heinrich Harrer

    A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history.Heinrich Harrer, author of ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ and one of the twentieth century’s greatest mountaineers, was part of the team that finally conquered the Eiger’s fearsome North Face in 1938. It was a landmark expedition that ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Into The Silence

    The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

    by Wade Davis

    WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZEA monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest‘The price of life is death’For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits

    by Ant Middleton

    The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN.Without fear, there’s no challenge. Without challenge, there’s no growth. Without growth, there’s no life.Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner, or the next closed door. In ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Living Mountain

    A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland

    by Nan Shepherd and 2 more

    AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD

  • Everest the Cruel Way

    The audacious winter attempt of the West Ridge

    by Joe Tasker

    On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD