Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her hand in marriage, but instead has some of his friends light her name at dusk across the mountain. When Marie dies in an avalanche, pregnant with their first child, Andreas' heart is broken. He leaves his valley just once more, to fight in WWII - where he is taken prisoner in the Caucasus - and returns to find that modernity has reached his remote haven. . .
An Invitation… To the Life of Your Dreams is a mountain-conquering inspirational fiction of love, life and adventure. It empowers readers through a journey of transformation and discovery, from modern London to the ancient wisdom of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China.
Photographer and writer Jamie Grant captures the magic of an Antarctic summer on the remote, mountainous island of South Georgia. Mixing images and prose this is an intimate study of wildlife, conservation and wilderness at the ends of the world.
With essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with excursions to the Alps and a trip to the Bugaboos, Warnings Against Myself opens up the beautiful, obsessive world of mountain climbing to climbers and non-climbers alike.
Rocky Mountain Books | ISBN 9781-771601306
The Family That Conquered Everest.......In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to set foot on the summit of the world’s highest peak after a two month journey filled with emotion, loyalty, adventure and terror.
From long alpine ridges to steep north faces, climbers have pushed standards in the Canadian Rockies. Bold and Cold presents a narrative history by the people who risked life and limb to establish these long, difficult and sometimes scary climbs.
Of Mountains and Men tells the story of three young students – William Bell, Ian McKean, and James Ogilvie – killed together on the Matterhorn in 1948. In unearthing the stories of their lives, Mateo Cabello explores motivation and passion for mountains.