An engrossing story of passion and exploration that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order, from the biographist shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most perilous mountain. In One Man's Climb, Adrian Hayes details his attempts to climb K2, and the powerful lessons he learned on the way.
David Howe tells the story of the Lake District, England’s most dramatic landscape, from volcanoes and glaciers to centuries of farming, mining, mountain climbing and poetic awe. He reveals Lakeland as a seamless web where lives and landscape weave together.
Seeking freedom and challenge, Alan Brown plots an epic coast-to-coast trip through the wild interior of the Highlands, eschewing roads, creature comforts and high-tech gear. With curiosity and an open mind, he explores landscape, nature, history – and his own resilience.
As Earth’s axis tilts, icy Northern winter days gradually yield to the intensifying light and warmth – and nature reawakes. Scotland’s leading nature writer Jim Crumley chronicles the wonder, the tumult, the spectacle of spring: the genesis of nature’s year.
In late July 1776, fathers Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Francisco Vélez de Escalante set out from Santa Fe to chart a route to the new Spanish missions in California. In this adventure-history, David Roberts travels the Spaniards’ forgotten route, using Escalante’s first-person report as his guide. Blending personal and historical narrative, he relives the glories, catastrophes and courage of this desperate journey.
Iain Campbell has always been fascinated by mountains. His new book recounts a journey from the mouth of the Indus in Karachi to its source on the Tibetan plateau, where it springs from the ‘Lion’s Mouth’ on Mount Kailash.
Mountaineering history began on Denali in 1910 with the legendary story of four gold miners who claimed to have summited after climbing more than 8,000 feet. Was it a hoax? Climber Jon Waterman brings this colorful mystery to life.
After nearly a decade of climbing to reach all 82 alpine summits over 4000m, Ben Tibbetts describes his journey on each ascent through a series of stirring adventures, into which are woven stories from the historical climbs.
A Few Feet Short is a search for enlightenment, quest for spiritual guidance, and simple pilgrimage along ancient and well-trodden trails through the Himalaya that begins with that age-old question ‘What do I want to do with my life, anyway?’
This collection of includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, and award-winning profiles of mountaineering greats including Barry Blanchard, Lena Rowat, Raphael Slawinski, and many more.
Author and artist Heather Dawe explores the drive behind mountain running and racing, and of how simply being in the mountains has inspired climbers, writers, artists and innovators such as Nan Shepherd and Walter Bonatti.
When Susan Purvis learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, in this riveting new memoir.
An intriguing biography of renowned Austrian alpinist Paul Preuss, who achieved international recognition for his remarkable solo ascents and for his advocacy of an ethically “pure” alpinism. This is the first English language volume to be published on Paul Preuss.
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.