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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Climbing & mountaineering books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Climbing & mountaineering category. Presented with a red border are the Climbing & mountaineering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Better Bouldering by John Sherman Better Bouldering

This full-color book reveals the techniques and tricks gleaned from John Sherman's 42-year career as one of America's most respected and notorious bouldering gurus.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Tarragona Climbs - Catalunya Selected Sport Climbs in the Province of Lleida by Pete O'Donovan Tarragona Climbs - Catalunya Selected Sport Climbs in the Province of Lleida

A second edition of the highly-acclaimed selective guidebook to the one of the finest sport climbing venues in the world: the Catalan province of Tarragona in Northeast Spain
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

A Mountaineer's Life by Allen Steck, Steve Roper A Mountaineer's Life
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* Allen Steck is a living legend, one of the best climbers with dozens of dramatic first ascents * Climbed with legend John Salathe * Long-time editor of Ascent Magazine * His nickname is The Silver Fox * Worked at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Beyond the Secret Howff by Ashie Brebner Beyond the Secret Howff

A legendary figure in the `bothying' scene, Allister (`Ashie') Brebner fell in love with the Scottish hills as a boy. Ashie writes with honesty and insight about the magnificence of the Scottish outdoors, joining a tradition of writers inspired by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Climbing Beyond The world's greatest rock climbing adventures by James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini Climbing Beyond The world's greatest rock climbing adventures
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From historic rock-faces to never-before summited peaks, Climbing Beyond brings the incredible experience of climbing hard and climbing high to life.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Southern Sandstone Climbs by Daimon Beail Southern Sandstone Climbs

The Southern Sandstone climbing area is situated in the Southeast of England on the borders of Kent and East Sussex. It offers some superb top-rope climbing and bouldering on beautiful sandstone formations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia Snowdon, Glyders, Carneddau, Eifionydd and outlying areas by Steve Ashton, Rachel Crolla, Carl McKeating Scrambles in Snowdonia Snowdon, Glyders, Carneddau, Eifionydd and outlying areas
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Guidebook to 80 graded scrambles in Snowdonia, North Wales. This revised edition of Steve Ashton's classic guide is illustrated with photo topos, and includes 16 routes selected by the updaters, as well as all the classic routes including the Snowdon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Magician's Glass Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life by Ed Douglas The Magician's Glass Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life

The Magician's Glass by award-winning writer Ed Douglas is a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing, including the controversy of the first ascent of Cerro Torre and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Coming Soon

Mountain Footfalls by Ian R. Mitchell Mountain Footfalls

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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Wild Mountain Times by Phil Gribbon Wild Mountain Times

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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Climbing From First-Timer to Gym Climber by Nate Fitch, Ron Funderburke Climbing From First-Timer to Gym Climber
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The first in a progression series aimed at beginner climbers, Climbing: From First-Timer to Gym Climber walks you through your first time trying to rock climb.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Climbing From Rock to Ice by Nate Fitch, Ron Funderburke Climbing From Rock to Ice
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There are similarities in movements on ice, rock, and mixed terrain. The way a climber moves his or her body and the thought processes in movement on ice are remarkably similar to the way in which a climber approaches rock...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Horcones Valley (Normal) and Vacas Valley (Polish Glacier) ascent routes by Jim Ryan Aconcagua and the Southern Andes Horcones Valley (Normal) and Vacas Valley (Polish Glacier) ascent routes

Guidebook to climbing Aconcagua in Argentina. With descriptions for the Normal route (taking 12 days) or the Vacas Valley route (14 days). The treks cover difficult mountain terrain up to 6962m and are suitable for experienced walkers and mountaineers. Also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1 by James Rushforth Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

Guidebook to via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites covering the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei and Corvara, with advice on choosing the best base. Comprehensive route descriptions for 75 graded routes with maps, topos...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Mountains Of The Mind A History Of A Fascination by Robert (Y) Macfarlane Mountains Of The Mind A History Of A Fascination

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDOnce we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Other books in this genre

The Alpinedale 2018 Mountaineering with an Airedale Terrier by Antje Becker The Alpinedale 2018 Mountaineering with an Airedale Terrier

Being both an ardent mountaineer and Airedale aficionado, I simply could not dump my dog, Luzie, in a boarding kennel during my holiday and still enjoy the climbing. So instead, I trained her from an early age to accompany me...
Format: Calendar - Released: 17/07/2017

Climbing 2018 Wall Calendar by Willow Creek Press Climbing 2018 Wall Calendar

Twelve stunning, full color photographs typify the mental control, strength, endurance, technical knowledge and agility to climb sheer rock walls. The large format wall calendar features daily grids with ample room for jotting appointments, birthdays and reminders; six bonus months...
Format: Calendar - Released: 14/07/2017

The Girl Who Climbed Everest Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains by Bonita Norris The Girl Who Climbed Everest Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains

One woman's journey facing the world's toughest and most dangerous summits and the lessons she has learnt along the way. Gripping and inspiring, this is a story of determination, passion and overcoming fear.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

The Girl Who Climbed Everest Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains by Bonita Norris The Girl Who Climbed Everest Lessons learned facing up to the world's toughest mountains

One woman's journey facing the world's toughest and most dangerous summits and the lessons she has learnt along the way. Gripping and inspiring, this is a story of determination, passion and overcoming fear.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

Scottish Rock: The Best Mountain, Crag, Sea Cliff and Sport Climbing in Scotland South by Gary Latter Scottish Rock: The Best Mountain, Crag, Sea Cliff and Sport Climbing in Scotland South

Volume 1 of Scottish Rock covers a proliferation of Scottish crags up to the natural demarcation of the Great Glen. There are selected climbs in Arran, Arrochar Area, Mull & Iona, Glen Coe & Glen Etive, Ardgour & Ardnamurchan, Ben...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan by Mark Horrell Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan

This is the tale of Mark Horrell's not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan; of how one man's boredom and frustration is conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. But that's enough about his attempt; there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Scrambles in Ulster and Connacht Great Scrambling Routes by Alan Tees Scrambles in Ulster and Connacht Great Scrambling Routes

Scrambling is a hands-on sport and without the stop-start of rock climbing, the joy of it can be appreciated more freely. Here, Alan Tees guides mountaineers to exhilarating scrambles in the most beautiful parts of the northwest of Ireland.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2017

Lofoten Climbs Rockfax Rock Climbing on Lofoten and Stetind in Arctic Norway by Chris Craggs Lofoten Climbs Rockfax Rock Climbing on Lofoten and Stetind in Arctic Norway

This is the second Rockfax guidebook to this spectacular and beautiful area, the first 2008 volume won the Banff Guidebook of the Year Award and put Lofoten very much on the map. Fully updated and for the first time including...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2017

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