Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

16 September 2019 | By Andy Hall | Filed in: climbing.

Denali s Howl is the white knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska s Mount McKinley known to the locals as Denali one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world Only five survived.Journ

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

16 September 2019 | By Mark Synnott | Filed in: climbing.

The climbing community had long considered a free solo ascent of El Capitan an impossible feat so far beyond human limits that it was not worth thinking about When Alex Honnold topped out at 9 28 am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gave a colle

Limits of the Known

16 September 2019 | By David Roberts | Filed in: climbing.

David 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 Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre

16 September 2019 | By Kelly Cordes | Filed in: climbing.

Patagonia s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges But controversy has swirled around this ice capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959 Since then a debate has raged

Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring Climbers

16 September 2019 | By Chris Noble | Filed in: climbing.

Through interviews with some of North America s most notable climbers, this book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world What are the sacrifices and what are the re

After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy—One Survivor's Story

16 September 2019 | By Lou Kasischke | Filed in: climbing.

Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died It was the worst tragedy in the mountain s history Lou Kasischke was there Now he tells the harrowing story of what went wrong, as it has never been told before including why the climbers were desperately late and out of time H

Statement: The Ben Moon Story

16 September 2019 | By Ed Douglas | Filed in: climbing.

On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty four year old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra striped wall of limestone Two minutes later he had made rock climbing h

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

16 September 2019 | By Maurice Isserman | Filed in: climbing.

In 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 sti

Sixty Meters to Anywhere

16 September 2019 | By Brendan Leonard | Filed in: climbing.

Sixty Meters to Anywhere Trailer Live from Brendan Leonard on Vimeo CLICK HERE to sign up and download a free chapter from Sixty Meters to Anywhere When Brendan Leonard finished substance abuse treatment at age 23, he was lost He knew what not to do not drink alcohol and not get arrested ag

Drawn: The Art of Ascent

16 September 2019 | By Jeremy Collins | Filed in: climbing.

A graphic adventure that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors Shivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, both geographic and artistic, about his life and what he was doing with it As a result, he left

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

16 September 2019 | By Bernadette McDonald | Filed in: climbing.

A profound and moving biography of one of the international climbing world s most respected, complicated and reclusive mountaineers Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing His v

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

16 September 2019 | By John Porter | Filed in: climbing.

A revelatory and poignant memoir showing mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst as it draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant climbing legend In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacI

With Every Breath (Wanderlust #1)

16 September 2019 | By Lia Riley | Filed in: climbing.

BREATHE DEEP AND JUMP IN At the ends of the earth, Patagonia is a land where ambition trumps reason and the savage summit of La Aguja lures the most determined climbers It s also the last spot a play it safe girl like Auden Woods expects to find herself But she ll lace up her brand new hik

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16 September 2019 | By Dave MacLeod | Filed in: climbing.

As Wolfgang Gullich said, getting strong is easy, getting strong without getting injured is hard Sooner or later, nearly all climbers get injured and it will be injuries that ultimately dictate how far you get in climbing, if you let them Unfortunately, the data shows it takes over a decade just

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

16 September 2019 | By Jon Krakauer | Filed in: climbing.

A 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 Kr

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

16 September 2019 | By Joe Simpson | Filed in: climbing.

Touching 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 1995 A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost bitten, with news that th