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181. Gunks Guide (Regional Rock Climbing
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182. Travels Amongst the Great Andes
183. Classic Rock Climbs No. 22: Sam's
184. Living on the Edge: The Winter
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185. Basic Essentials Knots for the
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186. Beyond the Summit: Setting and
187. The Mont Blanc Massif: The 100
$26.95
188. Rock Climbing Utah
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189. Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate
190. Rock Climbing New Mexico (Regional
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191. The Tahoe Sierra: A Natural History
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192. Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows,
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193. Fall of the Phantom Lord: Climbing
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194. High Altitude Medicine and Physiology
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195. Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's
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196. Free Riding in Avalanche Terrain:
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197. Five Miles High
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198. Climbing Mt. Whitney
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199. Bolivia: A Climbing Guide
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200. The Last Step: The American Ascent

181. Gunks Guide (Regional Rock Climbing Series)
by Falcon
Paperback (01 December, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Gunks Guide
Simple concise, covers a lot of territory for it's size.Gives background on the different climbing areas, but again the descriptions are brief.An excellent guide for those who don't want much fluff. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Hiking    2. Mountaineering    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Travel - United States    6. United States - Mid Atlantic - New York    7. Climbing & mountaineering    8. Climbing    9. Rock climbing    10. New York   


182. Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
by Rockbuy Limited
Hardcover (30 April, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Andes    2. Classic travel writing    3. Climbing & mountaineering   


183. Classic Rock Climbs No. 22: Sam's Throne, Arkansas
by Chockstone Pr
Paperback (October, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ozark climbing at its best
This book is very informative and easy to read.Gives great route descriptions; and the topos make finding your way around the area and locating the different routes a breeze.This is a "must have" book for climbing in the Sam's Throne area.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and interesting
As climbing becomes more poplular, more guide books are being writen.I have found that most of these books give less than adequate descriptions of the area of interest.This book does not fit this catagory.Instead ClayFrisbee gives very informative route descriptions and provides good toposto add to finding a specific route.His description of the history andspecifics of the route also make the book more interesting to read thanmost climbing guidebooks. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Hiking    2. Mountaineering    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Travel - United States    6. United States - South - Arkansas    7. Rock Climbing    8. Outdoors    9. Arkansas   


184. Living on the Edge: The Winter Ascent of Kanchenjunga
by Gibbs Smith
Hardcover (March, 1987)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Haunting Tale
Although it took me awhile to get into this book, by the last several chapters, I was riveted. The beginning is rather disjointed, and made me wonder where she was going with all this, but I suppose the author was just leading into her lifestyle "on the edge." Sometimes she tended to wander from the main plot when talking about meditation and other related subjects, which I found boring.5-0 out of 5 stars PERSONAL , HARROWING ACCOUNT OF A WINTER HIMALAYAN CLIMB...
The author, Cherie Bremer-Kamp, and her lover, Chris Chandler, a medical doctor, together with the assistance of an inexperienced Sherpa guide, attempted in the dead of winter to climb the north face of Kanchenjunga, which, at 28,168 feet, is the third highest peak in the Himalayas.
5-0 out of 5 stars The perils of pushing too far
I am sorry that this book is out of print. I read it shortly before embarking on my own, extremely modest Himalayan climbing career, and it was a powerful warning. An adventure idealist, Cherie Bremer-Kamp and herpartner set out to climb the world's third highest-mountain, in the middleof the Himalayan winter. Eschewing the big-expedition approach to climbing,they attack the mountain alone apart from an inexperienced local guide.They did not lack for courage, experience, or skills. Cherie's climbingpartner and lover had climbed Everest and was a medical doctor. They mightreasonably have known as much as anyone about the dangers of the extremecold and the effects of altitude. The final chapters are too gruelling torecount here - in fact the few sentences in which Cherie recounts themoment they realise they are in DEEP trouble are as gut-churning in theirsimplicity as anything I have read. Were they courageous? Were theyridiculously naive? My take is that they were people for whom risk was anessential ingredient in life - but it is not a risk until you stand to losesomething, and they lost more than anyone should have to. A brave andpainful book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Description and travel    2. Fiction    3. Kanchenjunga (Nepal and India    4. Kanchenjunga (Nepal and India)    5. K√•anchenjunga (Nepal and India)    6. Mountaineering    7. Nonfiction - General   


185. Basic Essentials Knots for the Outdoors, 2nd (Basic Essentials Series)
by Globe Pequot
Paperback (01 March, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Generally useful, sometimes difficult to follow
Cliff Jacobson's second edition of this book is, by and large, a very handy field guide. Most of the illustrations are easy-to-follow, but some are infuriating and frustrating. As a plus for left-handed folks, he includes how-to diagrams for them, too. 3-0 out of 5 stars Good basic book; some technical errors...
Knots for the Outdoors is a great take-along knot manual.If you are looking for useful knots and a book with clear illustrations from which to learn them, then this is a good choice.If you are as "hung up"on technical accuracy as I, then have a care.For example, learning to tiethe Fisherman's Knot from this manual may be lead one to believe that theyhave also mastered the Water Knot. This confusion arises because Water Knotis the subtitle used on the Fisherman's Knot illustration.Of course,these are two different knots.3-0 out of 5 stars handy, practical, and (usually) easy to follow
A brief guide to the basic knots every camper should know. Left-handed illustrations are unique. Generally well illustrated with clear, step-by-step tying diagrams. Starts with a good introduction to types of rope and their care.Read more

Subjects:  1. Camping    2. Knots and splices    3. Outdoor Skills    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Active outdoor pursuits    7. Marine engineering    8. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


186. Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals
by Portfolio Hardcover
Hardcover (23 October, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Can Change Your Thinking
Todd Skinner has written a book that invites you to change how you think about challenges and obstacles.Especially pertinent were his specifics such as considering "measuring your progress from where you are to the summit" instead of where you began.There are several "aha" moments to be found in Beyond the Summit that do not ask you to understand a complex model of management or leadership, that are quite profound and immediately useful.Practical and inspirational.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful, challenging, inspiring
Is there a better metaphor for success in your endeavors than mountain climbing?So if you want the ultimate in success why not study the ultimate in mountain climbing.The lessons that Todd Skinner brings down from the summit are striking, challenging and forcefully introspective.Having read "Beyond the Summit" I found myself frequently putting the book down long enough to ask myself where I might find my personal 'first ascension.'An incredible book with a powerful story and life-changing lessons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Having just heard Todd speak, I must say, he is by far one of the most influential people I have ever heard in person. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Executive Management    5. General    6. Management    7. Management by objectives    8. Motivational    9. Mountaineering    10. Psychological aspects    11. Strategic Planning    12. Success in business    13. Business & Economics / Motivational   


187. The Mont Blanc Massif: The 100 Finest Routes
by Mountaineers Books
Hardcover (June, 1996)
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Isbn: 0898864771
Sales Rank: 1105104
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Mont Blanc area as seen by a local
This book is about inspiration, about learning the mountains. Besides the descriptions, you'll only need a map, a compass... and your experience, which can be basic for the first trips, but should be high for the last ones, especially in case problems (bad weather, injuries...) happen.3-0 out of 5 stars Nice Overview But Not A Guide
For those who know NOTHING about Mont Blanc, it is a nice start.This book was a nice introduction to Mont Blanc, but it was not sufficiently detailed to do any serious planning for a climb to the summit.There are plenty of routes, but no detailed maps, like perhaps a 1:50,000, or 1:100,000 scale.Also, there was no detailed explaination of the hut system and how to actually make reservations, etc.In addition, there were no phone numbers or addresses for more detailed information.Furthermore, there was no discussion of where to park cars, or get off of trains to start via the cable cars.Also, there were no climatology graphs for temperature or precipitation on Mont Blanc.There were not even recommendations for more detailed guide books.In my opinion, Mount Whitney, California has exponentially better information with a computer message board, maps, and very detailed guide books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational book for aspirant alpinists
The book is an inspiration to anyone contemplating visiting the Mont Blanc Massif to climb.Route descriptions for 100 routes with inspirational colour photos of each route.My only regret is that my skill is not up toclimbing most of the routes - but one can always dream. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Essays & Travelogues    2. Europe - France    3. France    4. Guidebooks    5. Italy    6. Mountaineering    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Travel    9. Climbing & mountaineering    10. Switzerland   


188. Rock Climbing Utah
by Falcon
Paperback (01 April, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Often considered the mecca of American rock climbing, Utah has almost as many routes as it has inhabitants. This is best reflected in Stewart Green's hefty guide, which weighs in at a whopping 537 pages. Green has indeed taken an admirable stab at rounding up descriptions, photos, and beta for every route worth mentioning. He takes the reader from the remote corners of Castle Valley and the Island in the sky to the oft-traveled crags of Salt Lake's Little and Big Cottonwood canyons. Route descriptions are thorough and easily understood. More importantly, most of the route maps are superimposed over actual photographs to insure that readers actually find the walls they are after.Green emphasizes the use of clean aid techniques and doesn't include routes that don't take clean aid.This is admirable and is aimed at protecting the soft rock of some of the desert climbs. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Climb On! to the Wonders of Utah
Rock Climbing Utah offers the most comprehensive guide to climbing the best rock Utah has to offer. Utah boasts some of the most diverse, beautiful, and bizarre rock formations imaginable.From the granitecanyons of the Wasatch, to the lunar-like sandstone of Canyonlands RockClimbing Utah will introduce you to the most unbelievable experiences inyour climbing career.It is difficult to cover such a wide spectrum ofclimbing routes, ecosystem changes, and skill levels but this guide does awonderful job.For a broad overview of underrated climbing that oftenrivals Yosemite, this guide is difficult to match. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Guidebooks    2. Mountaineering    3. Rock climbing    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Travel - United States    7. United States - Mountain - Utah    8. United States - West - Mountain (General)    9. Utah    10. Travel / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)   


189. Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (July, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars For armchair climbers...
One more book for armchair climbers. It's a good book, but it's basically useless to the real weekend warriors. With the noted exception of Lynn Hill and 2 or 3 others, all the climbers in this book are offering routes that are way beyonb the ability of the average climber. Yes, they are professional climbers, and yes, they want to show off their greatest achievements; so if this book will make you dream, it won't make you want to get up and follow in their footsteps !

5-0 out of 5 stars This Transcends the Climbing Category
50FC is a terrific book about climbing, but it really plays to a much broader audience. Its about climbing and specific ascents, but then climbing and ascents are really about a whole lot more. The book has absolutely killer photos, clear maps laying out the technical aspects of each ascent, portraits and profiles of the individual climbers, and very readable discussion about each particular climb and climber being profiled. The various chapters are each a separate world, laying out the geography of climbing and the broad differences between one face and another, as unique as the characters and personalities involved. The author is a climber who took a number of the photos himself, so this is told from the POV of someone who knows what climbing is about, but not in a condescending way (no pun). Kroese writes clearly, so that anyone can get excited about what's happening up above. I have never climbed, which is what makes 50FC even more intriguing. Its about 50 distinct challenges, and the different ways people plan and conquer those challenges. The methods and process draw a good parallel to any sport, or even business. An inspiring view of high-altitude acheivement. A great book to give someone as a gift. But keep a copy for yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Standard for North American Climbing has been set...
After reading this book several times, my enthusiasm for it just continues to grow.This book is one of the most monumental assets to mountaineering since "The White Spider, The Story of the North Face of the Eiger."It raises the bar on climbing levels and performance to such heights that even experienced mountain climbers will get shivers reading some of the stories.It exposes a cross section of the best climbers in Amercia while telling stories of their favorite ascents.Anyone who enjoys mountaineering books or adventure books will consider this a asset to their library, and it is so readable that anyone who picks it up will have trouble putting it down.What a book!5 Stars.. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Mountaineering    3. Mountaineers    4. North America    5. Photoessays & Documentaries    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Climbing & mountaineering    9. Novels, other prose & writers    10. Travel & holiday guides   


190. Rock Climbing New Mexico (Regional Rock Climbing Series)
by Falcon
Paperback (01 April, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Sports & Recreation    3. Travel    4. United States - Mountain - New Mexico    5. United States - West - General    6. Travel / United States / West / General   


191. The Tahoe Sierra: A Natural History Guide to 112 Hikes in the Northern Sierra
by Wilderness Press
Paperback (June, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive but lacking in organization
Wilderness Press hit a high mark with their Sierra North and Sierra South books.This comprehenisve guide to the Lake Tahoe Sierra is to be commended for being very comprehensive, containing 112 hikes that touch on all corners of the Tahoe area.The descriptions sparkle much more than than the typical dry text in these sort of guides as well.
5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable
This book was one of the first that my wife and I bought upon coming to California in 1980. It has since fallen into at least ten pieces from overuse. This new version is also excellent. 5-0 out of 5 stars Best Tahoe area hiking guide
The fourth edition of this book is a vast improvement on the initial release (3 editions ago).If you are looking for a complete trail guide to the Tahoe Basin, this is the one you want. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Guidebooks    2. Hiking    3. Natural history    4. Rock climbing    5. Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev    6. Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - Pacific - California    11. United States - Pacific - Nevada   


192. Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows, 4th (Regional Rock Climbing Series)
by Falcon
Paperback (01 March, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


193. Fall of the Phantom Lord: Climbing and the Face of Fear
by Anchor
Paperback (17 August, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Dan Osman risks his life as a matter of course. While on the ground he shuffles simply enough from ad hoc carpentry gigs to loosely defined relationships, dodging cops along the way in a crummy, unregistered pickup. But get him on some obscenely vertical rock, and he becomes a high priest of climbing aesthetes. For two years, Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars The Toddhunter story?
That's what I got from the authors take on Dan Osman. The title leads you to believe it's about Dan.That's wrong most of the time. I felt the author's main goal was to write an autobiography but believing no one would read it used Dan Osman to suck us in.5-0 out of 5 stars Marvelous
This is one of my all-time favortie adventure books, and I've read many, both modern and classic. Todhunter's book is a marvelous excursion into the realm of fear and adrenaline, poignant and poetic, the inside story on what is otherwise external in nature, i.e. risking your life for mysterious reasons. Anyone who has ever taken seemingly foolish risks should rush out and get this book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Dan Osman is not the Phantom Lord
If you are expecting a biography of Dan Osman, this really isn't it.Although the author gives details of Osman's life, the book is really aboutthe author's own journey; balancing his risk-taking activities with familyresponsibilities and his relationship with Dan Osman. The Phantom Lord is ametaphor the author uses for one's own fear; ie the book is about theauthor and Osman dealing with their fears. Therefore, the book is halfabout Osman and half about the author. For what it delivers, the book isvery well written. In retrospect to Osman's subsequent death, it is veryinteresting. If you are uninterested in the author's journey, as I was, thesections where he talks about himself are easily skipped. The parts, aboutOsman, that I found interesting are fairly short and I'd recommend climbersto borrow it. He spends quite a number of pages explaining various climbingterms; therefore, I'd also recommend it to the general reader for itsexcellent writing. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Outdoor Skills    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Todhunter, Andrew    6. United States    7. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


194. High Altitude Medicine and Physiology (A Hodder Arnold Publication)
by A Hodder Arnold Publication
Hardcover (15 December, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. Acclimatization    2. Altitude, Influence of    3. Infectious Diseases    4. Medical    5. Medical / Nursing    6. Mountain sickness    7. Mountaineering    8. Physiological aspects    9. Physiology    10. Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine    11. Sports Medicine    12. Diving & hyperbaric medicine    13. Medical / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine    14. Medicine | Physiology   


195. Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide, Second Edition
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (October, 1999)
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Subjects:  1. Asia - India    2. Asia - Southwest    3. China    4. Guidebooks    5. Hiking    6. Mountaineering    7. Tibet    8. Tibet (China)    9. Travel    10. Travel - Foreign    11. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    12. Walking, hiking, trekking    13. Trekking    14. Guides   


196. Free Riding in Avalanche Terrain: A Snowboarder's Handbook
by Canadian Avalanche Association
Paperback (December, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical Snow Analysis Examples and info
This handbook is a gem.Being a longtime boarder, I decided to make a point to increase my awareness of terrain and route selection in the backcountry and get more familliar with avies.This book is helping me accomplish that goal.5-0 out of 5 stars Freeriding in Avalanche Terrain
Great book.Excellent infomation and pictures.Not too tech.Good first book to read on the subject or to reinforce current knowledge. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Sports & Recreation    3. Winter Sports   


197. Five Miles High
by The Lyons Press
Paperback (01 May, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A certain style of expedition...
Well written and with occasional engaging flashes of humor, Five Miles High gives a well-drawn picture of the large Himalayan expeditions of the past. At the same time as expedition members are having their food cookedfor them and having their gear carried by numerous "coolies",they are walking a much greater distance, and in some ways subsisting inharsher conditions, than climbers do today. The contrasts with the presentday are perhaps the most interesting thing about this book. "Boy'sFirst Adventure Book"-ish illustrations at the chapter headings add acharming retro touch.

5-0 out of 5 stars 1938 American Expedition to K2
Five Miles high is an extremely interesting and very readable firsthand account of the 1938 American Expedition to climb K2, the second highest peak in the world. The book is a reissue of the original book describingthe expedition and is authored by two team leaders with additionalcontributions by the other four team members. Of particular interest istheir description of their trek through the Karakoram just to reach themountain in the days when the primary hauling of supplies was done byponies and porters. The contrast between the preparations and effortsinvolved in this expediton and the efforts described in all of the currentMt. Everest books is amazing. All in all, you'll find this a very enjoyablebook to read. The same authors also wrote a second book describing their1953 expedition - K2, The Savage Mountain. This one also has been recentlyreissued. ... Read more

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198. Climbing Mt. Whitney
by Spotted Dog Pr Inc
Paperback (01 September, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars re: climbing Mt. Whitney
This book was very accurate & informative.I even used it forreference when I actually did the hike.I had never undertaken a hike of this magnitude before but with the accurate trail & milage description, plus the tips for training & altitude sickness, ( I came from the flatland), I was able to successfully complete & summit the hike strong & in the time frame I had anticipated.

5-0 out of 5 stars BestWhitney guide out there
I have both the 1997 and 2005 editions of this guide. How do you improve an already great guide? Ask climber Peter Croft to coauthor. Recommending any guide book with Croft as a coauthor is pretty much a no-brainer. So HIGH-FIVE for CLIMBING MT. WHITNEY.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Croft & Benti's Climbing Mt. Whitney book was so helpful in planning our climb of Whitney via the Mountaineers Route. Instead of descending via the Whitney Trail back to the Portal, we used one of Croft's four loop routes and returned to the North Fork drainage via the John Muir Trail, pass Guitar & Arctic Lakes, then back to the North Fork drainage via Whitney/Russell Col. We found this new book to be a vast improvement over any other Whitney book just because of Croft's new take on challenging hikes in the region. Croft is a hilarious writer and his sense of humor was a great treat. His route additions make this book stand out above the competition. ... Read more

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199. Bolivia: A Climbing Guide
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (March, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Tribute to Yossi
This is a great book covering Bolivian mountaineering--not basic hiking and trekking, but the true climbs.5-0 out of 5 stars A correction to the editorial...do not include review!
I just wanted to let you know that my friend Yossi Brain, the author of this book, was killed in an avalanche while climbing in Bolivia in 1999. (The latest (4th) edition of my book, the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia, is dedicated to him.) Therefore, it's no longer accurate to say that he currently lives in La Paz, Bolivia. Perhaps, 'He lived in La Paz, Bolivia, until his death in an avalanche in 1999.'

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
From Planeta Journal - Before his death in 1999, the author was a professional mountain guide and adventure traveler based in La Paz. A colleague and friend wrote: "His books are the best that have beenwritten about Bolivia's trekking and climbing in decades." In thisuseful book Brain provides a number of choices of where to climb, includingnew and lesser-known routes in the cordilleras--Real, Apolobamba, QuimsaCruz, and Occidental. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bolivia    2. Guidebooks    3. Mountaineering    4. Reference    5. South America    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Climbing & mountaineering   


200. The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (July, 1999)
list price: $21.95 -- our price: $15.58
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Isbn: 0898866324
Sales Rank: 14439
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Last of Its Kind
This expedition of the first Americans (and third group) to summit K2 took place in 1978--which for me doesn't seem like ancient history. But while the equipment was relatively modern, communication was archaic by today's standards. No GPS, no satellite phones, no internet uplinks--the wife of one climber learns of his fate by telegram! Also, because this was Pakistan and not Nepal, there were no Sherpas and only a very small number of high altitude porters and none in the final stages.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great read ... gripping at times
I had intended to stretch the reading of this over a couple of weekends.Instead I read it in two sittings.I literally could not put it down!I especially liked the author's account of his experience in the "death zone" while making his successful assault on one of the more difficult peaks in the Himalaya - without supplemental oxygen!I had always thought I would like to climb in the Himalaya.After reading the part about Wickwire's bivouac near 28,000 feet, I think I will be satisfied just reading about it.I highly recommend this excellent book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Be sure to dress warmly!
The most amazing thing about this book is the sense of being there it creates for the reader.If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be on a high-altitude expedition, this is the book.I've read a number of other mountaineering books, but this one stands out in putting the reader in the action.Aside from that, the book is also an inspiring story of heroes who knew what they wanted and were willing to do whatever it took to get it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountain Climbing    2. Mountaineering    3. Special Interest - Adventure    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Climbing & mountaineering    7. Himalayas    8. India    9. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY   


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