Highlights of the author’s half-century of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas introduce the reader to four illustrated historical narratives on topics that dominate life in the Himalayas: Tibetan Buddhism, the science of earthquakes, political intrigue, and societal pressures in the hills.
Bringing the exhilarating triumphs and challenges of mountain walking to life with wit, charm and raw candour, Just Another Mountain is a story of hope and redemption, and of how we can learn both to live and to love.
The iconic sight of Half Dome’s steep faces has inspired humans for over 7,000 years. It is a mountain born of unique geology, an ecological island in the sky, and an outcrop of inspiration. This is its history.
In a quiet village surrounded by the imposing Italian Alps, a series of brutal assaults take place. Police inspector Teresa Battaglia is called in but when more victims are discovered and a baby is kidnapped, Teresa’s investigation becomes a race against the clock.
Gary Gibson has made first ascents of over 4,750 routes. He has gone his own way, clashing with the climbing establishment of the day. Here Gary shares thoughts and memories, giving personal insights into this ‘controversial’ man.
Wife and mother. Teacher and musician. Marathoner and rock climber. At 66, Dierdre Wolownick became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan, and her memoir explores her intimate journey and the courage and persistence behind her remarkable climbing achievement.
In his lively, fast-paced history enriched with insightful firsthand experience, Jeff Smoot vividly chronicles the characters and events of the raucous, revolutionary late ‘70s and ‘80s in rock climbing. This contentious, entertaining period indelibly transformed the sport.
How do we trust each other, in love, in the community and on climbing ropes? The brilliant debut novel of trust and trauma, fear and falling, from the award-winning poet Helen Mort.
The poems and fictions of ‘Rock as Gloss’ offers a variety of approaches to ‘the rock in hand’, and enact a dialogue with the culture and literature of climbing and fell-walking, speaking to (and through) Menlove Edwards and others.
An intimate account of Alex Honnold's unprecedented, almost unimaginable feat: a 3,000-foot vertical climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, without a rope.
Lands of Lost Borders is the chronicle of Harris’ odyssey on the fabled Silk Road and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; a meditation on the essential longing to soar completely out of bounds.
Shaded by Stone is a reflective journey exploring Ari Schneider’s struggle to find purpose while climbing in the mountains and deserts of North America. Recounting some of his favorite climbs, often with his canine companion, Breezy, Shaded by Stone follows Schneider’s adventures while weighing risk and reward, dealing with life’s adversities, and searching for self-fulfillment.
In 1965 Tony Howard and friends made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall. Tony went on to found Troll Climbing Equipment but never stopped exploring. Quest into the Unknown, his autobiography, covers his extensive travels around the world.
Mick Fowler is the master of the small Himalayan expedition. He has been at the forefront of this approach for thirty years, balancing family life, work and annual trips to the greater ranges. No Easy Way is his third book.
Edmund Hillary – A Biography by Michael Gill profiles Sir Edmund Hillary – who made the first ascent of Everest in 1953 alongside Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, and went on to dedicate his life’s work to building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya.
The White Cliff focuses on the crucible of UK adventure climbing and, arguably, the best sea cliff in the world: Gogarth. This coffee-table book has a historical narrative into which are embedded essays and images by the various protagonists.