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  • The Ogre by Doug Scott
    The Ogre (Hardback) Doug Scott

    The Ogre, by Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the overdue and personal account of his and Chris Bonington's first ascent and their dramatic descent on which Scott suffered two broken legs and Bonington smashed ribs.

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  • The Solace of Fierce Landscapes by Belden C. Lane
    The Solace of Fierce Landscapes (English, Paperback) Belden C. Lane

    Explores the impulse that has drawn seekers into the wilderness for centuries and offers testimony to the healing power of mountain silence and desert indifference. This book shows that the very indifference of the wilderness can release us from the demands of the endlessly anxious ego.

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  • Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps by Stephane Maire
    Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps (Paperback) Stephane Maire

    Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps presents a selection of classic routes in the main climbing areas of Switzerland. Featured are over thirty climbs, including world famous peaks such as the Matterhorn (Mont Cervin) and the Monch. Written by Stephane Maire, each route features technical notes, a route description and topo, and stunning photos.

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  • The Alps by Stephen O'Shea
    The Alps (English, Paperback) Stephen O'Shea

    A blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (The Washington Post).

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  • Tides by Nick Bullock
    Tides (Hardback) Nick Bullock

    Tides, the follow-up to Nick Bullock's critically acclaimed debut book Echoes, is a gripping memoir that captures the very essence of what it means to dedicate one's life to climbing.

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  • Mountains by Graham Park
    Mountains (English, Hardback) Graham Park

    The Earth's active mountain systems are explained, describing how plate tectonic processes have shaped them. Park then looks more briefly at some of the older mountain systems whose tectonic origins are more obscure. It will inform both amateur and professional geologists.

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  • Colliding Continents by Mike Searle
    Colliding Continents (English, Paperback) Mike Searle

    Gargantuan geological forces created the spectacular mountain ranges of the Himalaya and Karakoram. Mike Searle, one of the world's most experienced field geologists, tells the scientific story, illustrating it with his own photographs, and accounts of his mountaineering and research in the region.

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  • Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: 1 by Doug Scott
    Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: 1 (Hardback) Doug Scott

    On 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington's expedition to the mountain's immense south-west face. In Up and About, the first volume of his autobiography, Scott tells his story from his birth in war-time Nottingham to the summit of the world.

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  • Mountain Geography by Martin F. Price
    Mountain Geography (English, Hardback) Martin F. Price

    Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. This title gives students a foundation for understanding the geographical processes occurring in the world's mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole.

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  • In the Shadow of Ben Nevis by Ian Sykes
    In the Shadow of Ben Nevis (Paperback) Ian Sykes

    In the Shadow of Ben Nevis is the autobiography of Ian 'Spike' Sykes. It tells his story from growing up during WWII, to his time with the RAF Kinloss mountain rescue, a stint with the British Antarctic Survey, before a return to Scotland where he set up the Nevisport shops and was a key player in the Nevis Range ski and MTB centre development.

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  • Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
    Continental Divide (English, Paperback) Maurice Isserman

    A story of adventure and aspiration in the high peaks that makes a vivid case for the importance of mountains to American national identity.

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  • Limits of the Known by David Roberts
    Limits of the Known (English, Hardback) David Roberts

    A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.

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  • Wild Country by Mark Vallance
    Wild Country (Paperback) Mark Vallance

    In Wild Country, Mark Vallance traces his story, from childhood influences like Robin Hodgkin and Sir Jack Longland, to two years in Antarctica, where he was base commander of the UK's largest and most southerly scientific station at Halley Bay, before his fateful meeting with Ray Jardine, the man who invented Friends, in Yosemite.

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  • Mischief Among the Penguins by H. W. Tilman
    Mischief Among the Penguins (Paperback) H. W. Tilman

    Mischief among the Penguins is H.W. Tilman's 1961 book about his voyage to the Southern Ocean islands of Crozet and Kerguelen. It bears testament to his ocean navigation skills and seamanship. The accounts of the island anchorages, their snow-covered heights, geology and the flora and fauna pay tribute to the interests and ingenuity of his crew.

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  • The Third Dimension by Jon Mathieu
    The Third Dimension (English, Paperback) Jon Mathieu

    This book considers the variegated world of mountains and their development during the last 500 years. At the book's heart stands the question of whether and in what way the 'three-dimensional history' of mountain people may reveal distinctive forms of development.

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  • Dolpo by Gerda Pauler
    Dolpo (Paperback) Gerda Pauler

    In Dolpo: People and Landscape, Gerda Pauler explores the individuals, communities and culture that makes the remote region of Dolpo in Nepal one of the most fascinating places in the Himalaya. Interviews with Dolpo's inhabitants, meticulous research and stunning photography make this book a must-read for anyone with an interest in Asia and Nepal.

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  • The Mountains of Ireland by Gareth McCormack
    The Mountains of Ireland (English, Hardback) Gareth McCormack

    This landmark collection showcases the Irish mountains at their very best. Gareth McCormack has spent over 20 years exploring Ireland's hills, going to extraordinary lengths to capture summits in the wildest, most dramatic light. This is a definitive portrait of the country's most dynamic landforms.

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  • The Mountains of California by John Muir
    The Mountains of California (English, Paperback) John Muir

    The Mountains of California By John Muir

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  • Lake District Mountain Landforms by Peter Wilson
    Lake District Mountain Landforms (Hardback) Peter Wilson

    The mountain landforms of the English Lake District are described and explained by a lively text that is beautifully complemented by colourful line diagrams and superb photographs.

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  • Lake District Mountain Landscape by Alastair Lee
    Lake District Mountain Landscape (Hardback) Alastair Lee

    Lake District Mountain Landscape is a spectacular photographic perspective on the Lake District from award-winning mountain photographer and filmmaker Alastair Lee. With an emphasis on the mountain heights, Lee captures the majesty of the 'English Alps' in all seasons and conditions with 360-degree panoramas in ethereal light from the high peaks.

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