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Spirit High - The Mick Parker Story, James Knight
1 James Knight Spirit High - The Mick Parker Story
Xoum Publishing 245150 Sydney 2015 1921134666 / 9781921134661 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition On 21 May 2009, after weeks of gruelling climbing, Mick Parker reached the summit of Makalu in the Himalaya, 8463 metres above sea level. He was now a veteran of the '8000ers club' - those elite adventurers who have scaled the world's highest mountains. What's more, as with all his climbs, he'd done it without the help of bottled oxygen, guides or Sherpas: a method that was extremely dangerous, but revered by purists. The stunning achievement crowned a ten-year climbing career that had begun in suburban Victoria, before taking on New Zealand, the US, South America, and finally the ultimate challenge - the Himalaya. His face slathered in sunscreen, Mick smiled, squinted, took a photo of the magnificent vista, then prepared for the long descent. Thirteen days later, he was found dead in his Kathmandu hotel room. He was only 36. A story of courage, determination and high-altitude adventure, Spirit High details the exhilarating but all-too brief life of Mick Parker. An Aussie larrikin who knew no fear, but cared deeply for his fellow human, it is a tale of triumph, tragedy and chasing your dreams - no matter where they take you. All proceeds from the sale of this title will go to the Michael Parker Foundation to assist with the education and ease the hardship of disadvantaged children in Nepal, Northern Pakistan and Australia. 257 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Australia; Biography & Autobiography; Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering. ISBN/EAN: 9781921134661. Inventory No: 245150. Paperback 
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Storms of Silence, Joe Simpson
2 Joe Simpson Storms of Silence
Jonathan Cape 232598 London 1996 First Edition 0224042165 / 9780224042161 Hardcover Good Condition Good A moving account of the authorís maverick life as a mountaineer. Behind the tales of adventure is a brooding disquiet as he struggles to come to terms with the grinding poverty and violence lurking so close to the surface of life. Joe Simpson recalls the severe snowstorm that put an end to an attempt with four others on Gangchempo, and the infection that forced him to abandon the climb on Cho Oyu in Tibet. During that expedition he has a disturbing encounter with a party of political refugees and a 4-year-old boy fleeing across the Tibetan border. He becomes obsessed with stories of Chinese brutality in the old-world Tibet they overran by force 40 years ago. He also begins to question the ethics of playing rich menís games in Third World countries, contributing little to the local people who endure a fearful struggle to survive. Oppression abroad makes him see mindless violence in his hometown of Sheffield in a new light. The book ends with his first trip to the Andes in Peru since Touching the Void. Side edge of dust jacket has a few pieces missing. Small stain mark to outer page edges. 304 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering. ISBN: 0224042165. ISBN/EAN: 9780224042161. Inventory No: 232598. Hardcover 
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How To Rock Climb! [How To Rock Climb Series], John Long
3 John Long How To Rock Climb! [How To Rock Climb Series]
Chockstone Press 232252 Colorado 1993 Second Edition 0934641641 / 9780934641647 Softcover Good Condition How to Rock Climb!, now in its fourth edition, is the world's top instructional book on climbing. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the rock--are presented in John Long's classic style. Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more. It is the essential how-to book for rock climbers everywhere. 186 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering; United States; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 0934641641. ISBN/EAN: 9780934641647. Inventory No: 232252. Paperback 
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Sport Climbing [How To Rock Climb Series], John Long
4 John Long Sport Climbing [How To Rock Climb Series]
Chockstone Press 232251 Colorado 1997 Third Edition 1575400782 / 9781575400785 Softcover Good Condition Covers basic movement, belaying safety and use of sport climbing equipment. Appropriate information for gym and outdoor sport climbers. 154 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering; United States; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 1575400782. ISBN/EAN: 9781575400785. Inventory No: 232251. Paperback 
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Dead Lucky, Lincoln Hall
5 Lincoln Hall Dead Lucky
Random House 245157 Australia 2007 1741664616 / 9781741664614 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Foreword by Lachlan Murdoch The day I summitted Mount Everest was the day I died Lincoln Hall set off for Everest in early May 2006. Five weeks after reaching Base Camp in Tibet, he began his push for the summit. After three days of climbing higher into the oxygenless air, he was blessed with a perfect summit day. For a few minutes, Hall was the highest man on the planet. His Sherpa companions arrived, photos were taken, and the climbers commenced their long descent. Then things began to go horribly wrong. Hall was struck by cerebral oedema - highaltitude sickness - in the aptly named 'death zone'. Drowsiness quickly became overpowering lethargy, and he collapsed in the snow. Two Sherpas spent hours trying to revive him, but as darkness fell he was pronounced dead. The expedition's leader ordered the Sherpas to descend to save themselves. The news of Hall's death travelled rapidly from mountaineering websites to news media around the world, and by satellite phone to Hall's family in Australia. Early the next day, Dan Mazur, an American mountaineering guide with two clients and a Sherpa, was star show less 422 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. ISBN/EAN: 9781741664614. Inventory No: 245157. Paperback 
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Extreme Eiger: The Race To Climb The Direct Route Up The North Face of the Eiger, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
6 Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb Extreme Eiger: The Race To Climb The Direct Route Up The North Face of the Eiger
Simon & Schuster 241935 Great Britain 2015 1471134601 / 9781471134609 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine The North Face of the Eiger was long renowned as the most dangerous climb in the Swiss Alps, one that had cost the lives of numerous mountaineers. In February 1966, two teams - one German, the other British/American - aimed to climb it in a straight line from bottom to top. Astonishingly, the two teams knew almost nothing about each other's attempt until both arrived at the foot of the face. The race was on. John Harlin led the four-man British/American team and intended to make a swift dash for the summit. The Germans, with an eight-man team and a mass of equipment, planned a slow, relentless ascent. Watching on was a young journalist reporting on the climb for the Daily Telegraph, Peter Gillman - for the Eiger is the most public of mountains, where tourists can observe the life-and-death struggles on the face from telescopes at the nearby hotels. Almost 50 years on, Gillman recalls the dramatic events on the North Face of the Eiger, and assesses their effect on those who took part. One man died and others were permanently injured through frostbite. For Chris Bonington, it opened a path to a career and reputation as Britain's foremost mountaineer. It was an epic ascent with profound consequences, redolent of a golden age of adventure and mountaineering. 394 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Sports & Pastimes; Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering. ISBN/EAN: 9781471134609. Inventory No: 241935. Hardcover 
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