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61. High And Wild: Essays And Photographs
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62. Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West:
63. The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental
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64. Climbing California's High Sierra,
$24.95
65. The Right Mountain: Lessons From
$13.10
66. Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
$12.97
67. Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and
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68. Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, Second
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69. Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a
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70. Wilderness First Aid: Emergency
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71. Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya:
$17.71
72. The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The
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73. Medicine: For Mountaineering &
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74. Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes
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75. The American Alpine Journal 2001
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76. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
77. To the Summit: Fifty Mountains
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78. Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets
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79. Alpine Climbing: Techniques to
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80. Cross-Country Skiing: Building

61. High And Wild: Essays And Photographs on Wilderness Adventures
by Spotted Dog Press (CA)
Hardcover (31 December, 2002)
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Isbn: 1893343081
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not a photography bk per se
This is not a photography book. It's more for mountaineering buffs. But, his photos are included in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars another great book
some of the stories here are in shorter form in his other books, but the full accounts are in this book as well as new ones.most of the pictures in the book aren't in his other books, which makes it worthwhile in itself.unlike his more recent work, this is more like his older work with climbing and skiing stories.sad that these are among Galen's final writings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Galen Rowell's nicest book!
This is an amazing book. Some of the best color I've ever seen in one of Galen Rowell's books and with the new essays and new photographs, I'm really glad I bought it even though I already have the original book that came out in the 70's.This is basically a completely new book!Hats' off to the publisher! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Himalaya Mountains    3. Mountaineering    4. Mountains    5. Special Interest - Adventure    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Travel    9. United States    10. United States - General   


62. Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West: Quail Springs to Hidden Valley Campground (Regional Rock Climbing Series)
by Falcon
Paperback (01 April, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars SWEEEET!
Just got my copy and after spending a couple hours with this guide, all I can say is Wow! Kinda thick, but so much info and really liked the history section. Can't wait to visit some of the new spots...
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Subjects:  1. California    2. Guidebooks    3. Joshua Tree National Park    4. Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.)    5. Mountaineering    6. Parks & Campgrounds    7. Rock climbing    8. Special Interest - General    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Travel - United States    12. United States - Pacific - California    13. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


63. The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers
by Desiderata Institute
Paperback (June, 2003)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
Before I read this book, I was afraid to lead and would back off leads if I thought there was a chance I might fall.I had led a couple 5.9s, and easier routes, on bolts.Last week, I led a sustained 5.10d, last month I took my first lead fall on a 5.10c, and yesterday I led 5.10b as if it were 'no big deal.'The Rock Warrior's Way has transformed my view of leading and of climbing in general, and has opened up a whole new world of climbing for me.Thank you, Arno!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars A tedious read
This brings a lot of new-age mysticism to rock climbing. There are definitely some valuable insights but you have to wade through a bunch of tired prose to find them. Overall, it won't do as much for your climbing as spending that time climbing.

5-0 out of 5 stars fine
A very fine book, a must for those who seriously want to achieve their goals. Only with comitment goals can be conquered. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Mental discipline    2. Mountaineering    3. Outdoor Skills    4. Psychological aspects    5. Rock climbing    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation   


64. Climbing California's High Sierra, 2nd: The Classic Climbs on Rock and Ice
by Falcon
Paperback (01 December, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely a keeper
This is actually the second edition to "Sierra Classics: 100 Best Climbs in the High Sierra," although it has a new name.I gave the first one 5 stars and I feel just as strongly about this one.There has been some minor tweaking of the route selections, but the total number described is about the same.
2-0 out of 5 stars More a collection of anectodes than a guide book
This book is more a collection of climbing history and anectodes than a profound guide book. In particular for easier climbs (less than 5.9) the technical route description is usually less than 2 sentences. Consistent information on wall height, number of pitches, typical climbing times, rock quality and necessary gear are missing completely. Only for some routes (mostly rated 5.10a or higher or very popular ascents in the Mt. Whitney range) handdrawn topos are provided that let you guess some of the details in advance. The only valuable information available for EVERY route is a photo of the mountain with the line of ascent. 5-0 out of 5 stars The must have guide for all aspiring High Sierra climbers.
This is the 2nd edition of Moynier's and Fiddler's High Sierra "best of" guide. John Moynier and Claude Fiddler are very experienced Sierra climbers/guides with hundreds of routes and dozens of firsts to their respective credits. The authors have painstakenly selected over 100 outstanding routes ranging from moderate class 3 peak bagging exercises to Grade V walls and Grade VI linkup routes. The represented climbs are among the most popular and most sought after climbs in the range. Climbers of all skills and goals will benefit from this guide. They provide topos, verbal approach, climbing and descent descriptions and a rich historical perspective on climbing in the Range of Light.Read more

Subjects:  1. Mountaineering    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Travel - United States    5. United States - Pacific - California    6. United States - West - Pacific (General)    7. Travel / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)   


65. The Right Mountain: Lessons From Everest On the Real Meaning of Success
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (October, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Applies in so many ways
Climbing Mt. Everest is not on my to do list, never will be. However I have my own mountians, to me just as big. The Right Mountain clearly illustrated the need to have several things right in order to succeed, from the training in preparation for when the opportunity does present itself to the planning and understanding of each individuals' roles to ensure success. No one gets to the top of Everest without great training, plannning and teamwork, combined with sound decision making. 4-0 out of 5 stars Simple = best
For those who purchased this book looking for a dramatic story about Mt. Everest and didn't notice that it was also a tome on personal growth, you should ashamed of yourself!Perhaps you should learn how to read, or not read at all.The point of the book is not the goal, but the journey and the lessons learned along the way.Each lesson is very simple and clear; the way lessons should be.The concepts described reminded me of the ones found in "Way of the Peaceful Warrior"; both books are concise and easily understandable.The story may be lacking in drama, but again, that's not what this book is about.A great read for anyone in business.

5-0 out of 5 stars The RIght Book is "The RIght Mountain"
One of my favourites.I give this book to everyone as a gift.There are many "motivational" books written, but this one is inspiring and truly meaningful. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business Life - Inspirational    4. Business/Economics    5. Careers - General    6. Everest, Mount (China and Nepa    7. Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)    8. Leadership    9. Motivation (Psychology)    10. Mountaineering    11. Personal Growth - General    12. Succes    13. Success    14. Advice on careers & achieving success    15. Business & Economics / Leadership    16. Climbing & mountaineering   


66. Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (October, 2001)
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Sales Rank: 105054
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading - excellent value
The books is written in a easy to follow style,no-nonsense,and contains both academical info about avalanches and practical , hot tips. A lot of valuable information is packed up in this book. The book is also copiously illustrated with both photos and graphical drawings to reinforce the knowledge contained in the text.
5-0 out of 5 stars Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain.
The Best Avalanche book I have ever read. I would recommend to pros and novices alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best of my avalanche books
I own 6 of the most popular books on avalanche safety; this is by far the best. The core information needed to assess avalanche risk is given in some detail but the explanations are presented in "everyday" terms and are quite easy to understand. None-the-less,Tremper never talks down to his readers and the full level of complexity inherent in the subject matter is maintained. This is simply a very well written book by an author who appearantly is able to write well naturally.He would probably do very well writing about any subject. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Avalanches    2. Mountaineering    3. Outdoor Skills    4. Safety measures    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Winter Sports    8. Outdoor survival skills   


67. Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and Parallel Techniques for All Conditions (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (October, 2001)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this bible for telemark skiers, author Paul Parker covers everything you'll need to know to free your heel. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Truly a bible of free heel skiing
Great book that all free heel skiers should read. Eye opener is that "Telemark" is just a turn - free heel skiing is hell of a lot more. Good reasoning why you should do the tele the way Mr Parker is proposing. This book changed my free heel skiing for good.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Learning to Telemark.
The book is wonderful.5-0 out of 5 stars it works!
Using only this book and a few random tips from strangers, I picked up telemarking in two days.(I also started with 25 years of alpine experience.)This book is clear, concise, and effective.It made all the difference in the world in getting me skiing expert trails reasonably well by the end of my second day.I am nowhere near handling moguls, glades, ice, cornices, etc., but I did have twenty or so graceful, linked turns in a steep bowl ... Read more

Subjects:  1. History    2. Skiing - Alpine    3. Skiing - General    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Telemark (Skiing)    7. Skiing   


68. Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, Second Edition
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (August, 1999)
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Sales Rank: 50422
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money and time: Incredibly out of date
I found this book a total waste of money, starting from totally useless route descriptions with incorrect altitudes of the camps and non-existing penitentes fields featured in them and finishing with an awfully bad and old photos. Basically, one will gain more by doing search for your planned route on Google.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good intro, not enough about routes
This book is a good intro to Aconcagua (history, geography, etc), it helps plan a trip with good tips on preparation and local arrangements.However, it does not spend enough time describing the trails and the difficulties of each route.Even the normal route, the most popular one, is not described in depth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Secor's guide. I read it before climbing Aconcagua and when I was on the mountain I felt as if I had already been there because of the accurate description in the book. The book has also good general advice on equipment, guides, weather, and acclimatization. Definitely a good companion for a wonderful adventure. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aconcagua, Mount    2. Aconcagua, Mount (Argentina)    3. Argentina    4. Guidebooks    5. Hiking    6. Mountain Climbing    7. Mountaineering    8. South America    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Climbing & mountaineering    12. Climbing   


69. Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (February, 2002)
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Isbn: 0898868874
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A harsh look to the world of an alpinist
In compilation of his articles written over a period of 20 years, Twight provides a harsh and bittering look to an extreme alpinist's , a punk's, and a man's world who keeps losing friends, year by year. One can really figure out inner development of Twight, who sought more and more complex, unrepeated routes every year, which have been crowned by 63 hour ascent of Czech Direct on Denali. On his way to alpine perfection, Twight sees experiences near death situations, success, loss of friends, breaking up from intimate ones, the trust amd the alchemy of partnership, dysfunctional family, etc.. As his rage gets calmer, but the passion gets deeper, he shaves more and more of his attitude to alpinism for perfection, just like a samurai who keeps fighting not anymore for war, but the way of the sword and inner peace gained looking for it.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very Twight
Long, long ago, I saw Mark give a show in Boulder.It was laced with profanity and although it was entertaining at times, it was also so dependant upon proving that Mark was different, better, more intense and more... Twight, than any of us could ever be, and ultimately, that made the whole seem less than the sum of the parts.Over the years, I've read his articles and have seen more of his talks, all of which were a testament to the Mellowing of Mark.Yes, he has mellowed, but that is not to suggest that he is mellow.5-0 out of 5 stars Opinions are good
In Kiss or Kill, Mark reveals his inner turmoils, uses them to push himself harder, and then puts them on paper. He writes in an opinionated form but backs himself up with facts. Whether you care to practice alpinism or not during your lifetime, no one can disagree that Mark has completed routes that no one else will ever repeat. This book, although none of the chapters are ordered, is about life when everything is said and done. Mark opens up so much and spills out so many of his inner turmoils that one cannot read this book without realizing that they at one point dealt with at least some of the same issue(s). Relationships, all-talk individuals, interviews and death... it's all in this book. Anyone who grew up in the punk and hardcore scene will be able to relate to Mark from the start. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Essays    2. General    3. Mountaineering    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Climbing & mountaineering   


70. Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care For Remote Locations
by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Paperback (February, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wilderness First Aid for the real world outdoorsman
This book is a comprehensive guide to First Aid in the wilderness.It points out many injuries and illnesses that you'd commonly find while in the wilderness, and easy-to-follow explainations of what they are, what caused them, how to prevent them, and how to treat them.This is perfect for a Boy Scout or Girl Scout class in First Aid for an upcoming trip; as I use it as the text for the class I teach.5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant Comprehensive Basic and Advanced First Aid Book
This is an excellant book especially if you have no experience at all in dealing with emergancy first aid.It give clear, consice information on everything from simple to complete lacerations, emergancy child birth towhat to have in a First Aid Kit. Extremely well written and easy tounderstand. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services    2. First Aid    3. General    4. Handbooks    5. Health & Fitness    6. Health/Fitness    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Mountaineering    9. Wounds and Injuries    10. injuries    11. therapy    12. Accident & emergency medicine    13. Non-Classifiable   


71. Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (March, 1998)
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Sales Rank: 328769
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Having gone through the preparation to climb Kili, I found this book to be very informative ... especially the sections on traveling through Tanzania and Kenya.Much thanks to the other reviewers for warnings on the use of Diamox and the need for conditioning.

4-0 out of 5 stars An essential guide!
Cameron Burns has filled a void with the publication of this climbing and trekking guide for Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. While much is probably written about Kili, there is very little practical literature about Mount Kenya. The introductory pages are full of useful hints for traveling in Kenya that, from my recent experience there, all ring true. The route descriptions on Mount Kenya, while lacking in some detail, certainly convey the necessary information for a successful climb. It is already time for a new edition, however, since some of the features have changed. Kami Camp, for instance, no longer exists.

3-0 out of 5 stars Agree with Keith Kendall - Caution advised
As others have noted Mr. Burn's book is well written, and informative. But as Keith D. Kendall correctly observes in a review elsewhere on this page, the notion that a trek to the summit of a 19,000 foot peak may be accomplished without achieving a high level of cardiovascular fitness is not only misleading and potentially dangerous, but frankly absurd. Ditto for Mr. Burn's comments on the use of Diamox, which he either doesn't understand(his comments in the book indicate little experience with its correct use), or again, dismisses out of hand as he has never had to use it. You may. The information in the book is valuable, but as with everything else, it is only a single point of view. I liked the book a great deal, but take some pause when obvious misinformation is attributed to an `expert' source. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Guidebooks    3. Hiking    4. Kenya    5. Kenya, Mount    6. Kilimanjaro, Mount    7. Mountaineering    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. Tanzania    11. Travel    12. Climbing & mountaineering   


72. The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (July, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Story is slow, climbing is good
This book demonstrates that Reinhold is not a master of the writing craft even though he knows a lot about mountain climbing and other extreme adventures. The writing (or at least the translation) is wooden -- compare these books to those of Joe Simpson or Greg Childs. Still, there was much that was interesting in this book and many good photographs. Some of the details on the journey to Everest through Tibet were intriguing. All in all, this book deserves three stars and would be worthwhile recommending to someone who really enjoys mountaineering.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Diamond In The Rough
This book is truly a mountaineering masterpiece, but it might not seem so to those unaccustomed to Messner's writing style.Much appears to be lost in the translation to any English first-time reader.But I've read nearly all of his books and have learned how to soak it all in.Hidden in the sometimes laborious writings are crystal-clear windows into Reinhold's experiences and thoughts.His solo, oxygenless ascent is generally considered one of the most impressive events in mountaineering history.Considering that the ascent was undertaken during the monsoon makes it all that much more incredible.

5-0 out of 5 stars story of the first solo accent of Mnt. Everest
I could not say anything less then that Reinhold Messner's "The Crystal Horizon" is a great book. It is not a usual climber's book, but rather a strange mix of history, politics, religion, geography, meteorology, personal history and world views of the man who is beyond doubt the greatest living mountaineer. The book deals with the first solo accent of Mnt. Everest, accomplished during the monsoon season. It is ravenously illustrated and photographed. It is an exciting adventure. It is a riot and a sad story of a man who escapes to the mountain to find peace. It is well worth you time. Read more

Subjects:  1. 1944-    2. Biography    3. Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)    4. Italy    5. Messner, Reinhold,    6. Mountaineering    7. Mountaineers    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation   


73. Medicine: For Mountaineering & Other Wilderness Activities 5th Edition
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (October, 2001)
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Isbn: 0898867991
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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What do you do if you're 25 miles into the backcountry and a member of your hiking party develops appendicitis? Or if you're nearing the summit of a 14,000-foot peak and your climbing partner suffers a ruptured cornea from the altitude? If you thought ahead, you'd pull out your copy of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must For Serious Adventurers
This book comprises 3 main sections. The first section deals with some basic principles of diagnosis, evacuation and preventive medicine like immunisation, sanitation and disinfection.
5-0 out of 5 stars Medicine for Mountaineering
Excellent source of information for those having to deal with injuries in the wilderness. As a survival instructor I recommend it to all my classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Where is mine!
Here I am, ordering a replacement. Of all the books on health and first aid, this is the one I look to the most often. I live on a remote island and have used this book to judge the severity of injuries and the need for evacuation, or just the need for time. I am not a mountaineer, but my family does manage to get into scrapes....concussions, chainsaw injuries, broken glass and a recent allergic reaction. This last incident is what made me realize that my ancient copy was gone. This book has been better than any otherbook as far a raising my kids in a proactive way, especially when it comes to emergency room conversations! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. First Aid    2. First aid in illness and injur    3. First aid in illness and injury    4. General    5. Mountaineering    6. Mountaineering injuries    7. Outdoor Skills    8. Outdoor medical emergencies    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Climbing & mountaineering    12. Outdoor survival skills    13. Popular medicine   


74. Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs
by Fulcrum Publishing
Paperback (April, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Contents decent, book is falling apart.
The book seems pretty definitive regarding the 14ers. The author discusses different routes for each. Gives you tips on where the snags are, lets you know what to expect. Very good in all that.
5-0 out of 5 stars THE authority for Colorado's mountains.
This book is the absolute tops, every person I've met on Colorado's fourteeners knows Gerry Roach's name as a result of this book. It details nearly every route available for every fourteener in the state and offers great advice on things to watch for along the way (both scenery and challenging spots). If you're thinking about doing all the fourteeners or even just a couple, this book is more than worth the investment. It could cost $80 and people would still buy it as it is absolutely loaded with essential information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well-done
Very thorough and well-written. Necessary if you want to climb any of the fourteeners in Colorado. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Backpacking    2. Colorado    3. Guidebooks    4. Hiking    5. Mountaineering    6. Parks & Campgrounds    7. Travel    8. Travel - United States    9. United States - Mountain - Colorado   


75. The American Alpine Journal 2001 (American Alpine Journal, 2001)
by American Alpine Club
Paperback (August, 2001)
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Isbn: 0930410890
Sales Rank: 672912
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76. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
by Medi-Ed Press
Paperback (23 September, 2002)
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Sales Rank: 82398
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Amateur effort - not recommended
Wouldn't recommend it except to fill out your background reading of a fairly obsessive couple preparing to and then climbing. Much better books available such as "Kilimanjaro: A Guide to Climbing Africa's Highest Mountain, Includes City Guides to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam" by Henry Stedman.

4-0 out of 5 stars Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
The book provides an exceptional insight into climbing the mountain. Lots of information, practical tips and experiences. Written in an easy to read style. Invaluable to anyone like me who is intending to climb the mountain.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time
I've often thought about writing a book about a trip as a way to deduct the expense from my taxes, but I've refrained for fear that the result would end up like this book.Poorly written with very limited content, this book is of little interest and very limited use to anyone actually planning to climb Kilimanjaro.It's chief value is as personal account of the authors' climb, but you can find many similar accounts for free on personal websites everywhere. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Guidebooks    2. Kilimanjaro, Mount    3. Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)    4. Mountaineering    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Tanzania   


77. To the Summit: Fifty Mountains That Lure, Inspire and Challenge
by Konemann UK Ltd
Hardcover (29 February, 2000)

Isbn: 3829039654
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Eiger, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Everest: historic mountains steeped in climbing legend, not only for mountaineers, but for anyone attuned to the siren song of adventure. Here, in a coffee-table-ready collection of gorgeous photos, inspiring text, and factual data, author-climber Joseph Poindexter describes these legendary mountains and 46 more of the world's most magnificent climbs, "fifty places around the world, most of them cold, barren, starved of oxygen, subject to violent fits of weather--and beautiful--where human ambition collides with the glacial indifference of dangerous terrain." And Poindexter doesn't stop there--he also shares how you get to some of these peaks, when you would want to go, and, should you be so inclined, what route you might follow to get to the top. But, although each incredible page will make you want to quit your job and hitchhike to Timbuktu, Poindexter warns, "Do not attempt to embark on any of the routes described in this book without extensive physical training and formal instruction ... this is not a guidebook or manual of any kind." Maybe not, but it's a beautiful resource for mapping your daydreams. Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Pity from the shelf space ...
I don't like this book at all. It has been hastily put together. The quality of the pictures is often mediocre. And the words accompanying the picture are a mere rehash of well-known facts. Other reviewers have already commented on typographic errors. Despite its size, this is not an inspiring book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, too many typos
This is a excellent book and I highly recommend it. It has an abundance of wonderful stories, gorgeous photography, and unfortunately, a huge number of glaring typographic errors. I have rarely seen a book so thoughtfullydesigned contain so many mistakes! I hope they get it right in the nextprinting.

4-0 out of 5 stars a worthy compilation of world wide mountaineering
This text may well qualify as the "mother" of all coffee table books. As a matter of fact the librarian who checked it out to me remarked that by merely screwing 4 legs into this monster you could build a coffee tableworthy of holding the remainder of your coffee table book collection!This book is much more than the pretty face many large format booksdisplay, there is a lot of substance worth reading between the covers. Overall a worthy compilation of world wide mountaineering.It containsmany historical glimpses and a wide range of international climber bio'sfrom 1800's to present day.Photos range in quality from excellent tograiny and underexposed.While many historical photos are included it isof course expected they would not be up to today's photo standards forclarity however many apparent recent photo selections either did not standup to the publishing and enlargement demands or editing was compromised forpacking the pages with images.Since climbing of course does not alwaystake place in picture perfect lighting there will of course need to berepresentative samples to illustrate less than ideal weather conditions.Page 231 full page picture of the east face of Mt. Whitney has been reverseprinted.I was distressed to find such an obvious error in printing for anotherwise incredible bookI did not have the time or resources to verifyall the other mountain profile photos but I might like to challenge thedefinition/graphic chosen for CAM.It is quite the resource...take a lookfor yourself. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Climbing & mountaineering   


78. Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
by Owl Books
Paperback (03 October, 2006)
list price: $17.00 -- our price: $11.56
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Isbn: 0805081356
Sales Rank: 272291
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Climate science + mountaineering + more = Superb book!
This is one of the best books I've picked up in years.Mark Bowen has produced a landmark piece of work.It's both extremely informative as well as being very readable.
5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book - in several dimensions
This is travelogue, musings, science, story-telling, and a gentle (non-polemic) argument about a critical present-day issue.The previous reviewers (especially the first two) and Bill McKibben's dust-jacket comment are good guides.Some of the author's descriptions of mountain scenery are quite beautiful.Although I always have been concerned about climate change based on the "precautionary principle" and "responsibility to future generations" ideas, this book helped me put some meat on the thin bones of my understanding.It also reached me at an emotional level, since the reader spends so much time with the scientists and get a close-up view of how they arrive at their understandings.
5-0 out of 5 stars We are on Thin Ice
This book gets technical in the middle but it explains the politics and scientific mechanizations of Global Warming very well.If you are a creationist and still believe the world is flat,this book is not for you.Buy Ann Coulter's new book of fairy tales for your feelgood.
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Subjects:  1. Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology    2. Environmental Science    3. Mountaineering    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS    7. Popular science    8. Science / Environmental Science   


79. Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (November, 2004)
list price: $21.95 -- our price: $14.93
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Isbn: 0898867495
Sales Rank: 40252
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars good book, well thought out
I agree with the reviewers above (below) that this book complements "Freedom of the Hills". In particular it focuses more on the decision making process than most books of these types. Although I've never traveled with either of the authors, they seem like lovely people and the stories they tell flesh them out for the reader. They also answered a question I had when I wrote them via email. In all, a solid book that it would do to put on your bookshelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for anyone venturing into the mountains
The section on Common Problems with Decision Making was alone worthy the purchase!I could identify many issues and suggestions with my own experiences. Very well laid out book and a must read for anyone venturing into the sport of climbing, or those of us who wish to brush up on skills and ponder ways of continuous learning no matter the level of prior experience. One of definite climbing "bibles" written by people who do it for a living and are prepared to share their experiences and knowledge. Five stars IMHO!!! Happy climbing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for all aspiring and experienced climbers
A gem of a book for all aspiring and experienced climbers. Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley are highly respected working mountain guides. Their book is full of practical and modern advice based upon their years of climbing around the world. Climbers of every level will want this well written addition to their library. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Handbooks, manuals, etc    2. Mountaineering    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Climbing & mountaineering   


80. Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills For Fun And Fitness (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
by Mountaineers Books
Paperback (30 October, 2005)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $15.56
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Isbn: 0898868629
Sales Rank: 36155
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent comprehensive primer on enjoying the snow via skis
Aspiring skiers will love Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills For Fun And Fitness: it joins others in Mountaineers' 'Outdoor Expert' series, providing a long-time PSIA instructor's techniques using step-by-step photos and learning activities to back instruction. Common problems receive sidebars of easily-accessed information, while technique is surveyed for different terrain and snow conditions. Cross-Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills For Fun And Fitness: isn't just about technique, though: it includes games, health concerns, and tips on selecting skis and clothing. An excellent comprehensive primer on enjoying the snow via skis.
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Subjects:  1. Cross-country skiing    2. Skiing - CrossCountry    3. Skiing - General    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation   


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