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Climbing literature

Post by pillick » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:10 am


What is the best climbing literature that you have read? Fiction and non-fiction.....

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Post by dom » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:13 am

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Post by MargheritaIntrona » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:28 am

Sharper Edges - AdK :wink:

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Post by iank » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:46 am

Feeding the rat - Al Alvarez
Boardman Tasker Omnibus
High Adventure - Edmund Hillary
Annapurna - Maurize Herzog
Touching the void - (Accident prone bloke)
Moutaineering - The Freedom of the Hills(very good guide to everything you need to know about climbing from sport to organising expeditions etc....)

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Post by JonoJ » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:22 am

Dragon's Wrath - Drakensberg Climbs, Accidents, and Rescues
R O Pearse

Barrier of Spears - The drama of the Drakensberg
R O Pearse

The Epic Of Everest - written in 1927, before Hillary's ascent
Sir Francis Younghusband

Touching the Void
Joe Simpson

Eiger Dreams - Ventures among men and mountains
Jon Krakauer

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Post by Marshall » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:39 am

In no particular order.

Encounters With the Dragon - John Hone (SA). Really good stuff!
Climbing Free - Lynn Hill
Between a Rock & a Hard Place - Aron Ralston
The Flame of Adventure - Simon Yates
Against the Wall - Simon Yates
The Beckoning Silence - Joe Simpson
Dark Shadows Falling - Joe Simpson
Over the Edge - Greg Childs
Vertical Pleasure - Mick Fowler

Generaly I battle to get into climbing books, but thse ones were awesome. Encounters With the Dragon is a coffee table book on the Drakensberg. But includeds all sorts of climbing history & the like. The photography is simply amazing. Its pricy, but worth it.

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Post by Justin » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:36 pm

Great Days by Walter Bonatti (which I have read and enjoyed)
- Follow the link for a list of more books by Bonatti.
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Post by codger » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:03 pm

mountains of my life .. bonatti

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Post by ant » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:22 pm

Learning to Breath - Andy Cave

Beckoning Silence - Joe Simpson

Addicted to Danger: A Memoir about Affirming Life in the Face of Death
by Jim Wickwire

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