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In the Path of an Avalanche: A True Story

by Vivien Bowers Greystone Books (January 06, 2012)

On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn’t have a chance. A combination of factors...

The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....

Sky's Witness

by C. L. Rawlins Henry Holt and Co. (September 29, 2014)

Thoreau joked that he was a "self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms," never dreaming that such a need might exist. But such is the author's work and that of his various helpers, from ski bums...

Badluck Way

by Bryce Andrews Atria Books (January 07, 2014)

"Much more than a coming-of-age story, Badluck Way is an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals, and the necessary damage that can occur when boundaries...

The Light In High Places

by Joe Hutto Skyhorse (November 15, 2009)

Hutto is living in a tent at twelve thousand feet, where blizzards occur in July and where human wants become irrelevant and human needs can become a matter of life and deathto study the Rocky Mountain bighorn...

Ghosts of K2

by Mick Conefrey Oneworld Publications (May 05, 2016)

K2 is almost 800ft shorter than Everest, yet it’s a far harder climb. Many great mountaineers became obsessed with reaching its summit, not all of them lived to tell of their adventures. Capturing the depth...

Badluck Way

by Bryce Andrews & Pete Simonelli Simon & Schuster Audio (March 30, 2015)

The gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Badluck Way is also an ode to the satisfaction of hard work on some of the wildest and most beautiful land in the world....

Everest, Revised & Updated Edition

by Broughton Coburn, Mark Peckham & Conrad Anker Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2015)

David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking experience. The...

Steep Trails

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (September 10, 2018)

‘When a man plants a tree, he plants himself. Every root is an anchor, over which he rests with grateful interest, and becomes sufficiently calm to feel the joy of living.’

Steep Trails encompasses a delightful...

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

by Sarah Garlick Falcon Guides (April 01, 2009)

Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it's about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it's about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding...

Seton Gordon's Scotland

by Hamish M. Brown Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

Seton Gordon was only a boy when he began exploring the Cairngorms, fascinated by its wildlife and seeking to photograph all he saw - he later became a pioneer naturalist, photographer and folklorist. He wrote...

Seton Gordon's Cairngorms

by Hamish M. Brown Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

Seton Gordon really created himself as naturalist, photographer and writer, the first such in the country, his first book appearing when he was eighteen. In all he wrote 27 books, two specifically about the...

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Leonard M. Adkins & J. Richard Wells The University of North Carolina Press (August 03, 2018)

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes...

Death on Mount Washington

by Randi Minetor Lyons Press (May 01, 2018)

On Mount Washington, it’s lack of preparation, not the mountain, that kills. The weather is highly changeable with wind gusts of 140 mph and -35 degree temps. Then there are the avalanches and icefalls. Combine...

Unknown Pleasures

by Andy Kirkpatrick Vertebrate Digital (February 19, 2018)

‘The idea of owning anything except the experience is hubris.’

Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing,...

Large Mammals of the Rocky Mountains

by Jack Ballard Falcon Guides (May 01, 2018)

This is the ultimate guide to big mammals of the Rocky Mountains—Elk, Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Bison, Black Bears, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lions, and Whitetail Deer. This book offers up substantive yet...

Rough Beauty

by Karen Auvinen Scribner (June 05, 2018)

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, Karen Auvinen, an award-winning poet, ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions with...

Deadly Peaks

by Robert Hauptman & Frederic V. Hartemann Falcon Guides (October 01, 2016)

Deadly Peaks is a collection of the most notable mountaineering disasters and near-disasters in history. Exhaustively researched by two of the most respected authorities on mountaineering history, the book is...


by Justin Lichter Falcon Guides (April 16, 2016)

Lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or tucked into your backpack, Survive Mountains is the must-have item to keep with you in case you find yourself in a mountainous survival situation. Including...

The Mountains of California

by John Muir Dover Publications (November 15, 2017)

A great hero of America's conservation movement, John Muir (1838–1914) was active in establishing the Yosemite Valley as a protected national park and in awakening interest in the importance of safeguarding...

The Yosemite

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (October 23, 2017)

‘All these colours, from the blue sky to the yellow valley smoothly blending as they do in a rainbow, making a wall of light ineffably fine.’

Having spent significant time obsessively exploring and learning...

In Sight of Yellow Mountain

by Philip Judge Gill Books (July 21, 2017)

‘This is The Good Life meets A Year in Provence’. Sue Collins, The Nualas

‘A luminous, funny and profound reading experience.’ Sebastian Barry

First, a dream of escaping the city… and then a century-old...

Undiscovered Scotland

by W.H. Murray Vertebrate Digital (August 25, 2015)

In Mountaineering in Scotland, climber and mountaineer W.H. Murray vividly describes some of the most sought-after and classic British climbs on rock and ice, including the Cuillin Ridge on Skye and Ben Nevis....

Mountains of Tartary

by Eric Shipton Vertebrate Digital (August 25, 2015)

In Undiscovered Scotland climbing and mountaineer W.H. Murray transports the reader to the wilds of Scotland, exploring the hills and climbing on ice, rock and snow. Murray, a former prisoner of war, is relishing...

On the Nose

by Hans Florine & Jayme Moye Falcon Guides (September 01, 2016)

Hans Florine embodies the genius of "and"—collaborative and competitive, fast and safe, audacious and disciplined, visionary and quantitative. The themes that run through Florine's 101 ascents of Yosemite's...


by Jeff Henry Falcon Guides (December 30, 2016)

Lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or tucked into your backpack, Survive Snow Country is the must-have item to keep with you in case you find yourself in a snowy survival situation. Including...

Kid’s Guide to Types of Landforms - Children's Science & Nature

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What are landforms? Why should you study them? You study landforms because they are part of geology. They help you to better understand life here on Earth. This book will not just show you what landforms are,...

Exploring the Woods - Children's Science & Nature

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Get your kids’ feet and hands dirty even only virtually with this Exploring the Woods Science and Nature children’s book. This book aims to show children what is out there and all the amazing things they...

Grandfather Mountain

by Randy Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2016)

With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized...

Southern Appalachian Celebration

by James Valentine The University of North Carolina Press (September 26, 2011)

With this stunning collection of images of the Southern Appalachians, James Valentine presents an enduring portrait of the region's unique natural character. His compelling photographs of ancient mountains,...

Mountain Nature

by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2010)

The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things--from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black...

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Leonard M. Adkins & J. Richard Wells The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2013)

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every...

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

by Stephanie B. Jeffries & Thomas R. Wentworth The University of North Carolina Press (September 22, 2014)

This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience...

Notes from the San Juans: Thoughts about Fly Fishing and Home

by Steven J. Meyers WestWinds Press (August 27, 2013)

Notes from the San Juans is the story of a man who has been seduced by the pleasures of the mountains and the joys of fly fishing and bright mountain streams-but it is also very much a story of human values...

Desert Rims to Mountains High

by Richard F. Fleck WestWinds Press (August 21, 2013)

Fleck's eloquent accounts of climbing peaks and exploring the intermountain deserts of the American West reflect an intimate firsthand knowledge of and reverence for the region.


by Jack Turner Thomas Dunne Books (November 09, 2001)

Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan,...

Dark Summit

by Nick Heil Henry Holt and Co. (April 28, 2008)

The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on...

Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains

by Vladimir K Arsenyev & Jonathan Cornelius Slaght Indiana University Press (September 19, 2016)

In Russia's Far East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a region known for its remote highlands and rugged mountain passes where tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. In this collection...

Warnings against Myself: Meditations on a Life in Climbing

by David Stevenson University of Washington Press (April 05, 2016)

From his youthful second ascent of the north ridge of Mount Kennedy in the Yukon’s Saint Elias Range, an in-and-out on skis for which he had not entirely learned how to ski, to a recent excursion across the...

The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History

by Harry Thurston & Wayne Barrett Greystone Books (August 26, 2011)

The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras....

Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains

by Simon Ingram William Collins (March 12, 2015)

‘I watched the mirror for a last view, for now, of the frozen mountains of Glen Coe. As the road bent and the outline of Buachaille Etive Mor slid into sight, I did what I always did, and always would. I felt...

Mountains and Moorlands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 11)

by W. H. Pearsall Collins (July 19, 2012)

An invaluable introduction to the upland regions of Britain – their structure, climate, vegetation and animal life, their present and past uses and the problems of their conservation for the future. This edition...

Beyond the Deep: The Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave

by William Stone & B.J. Pennacchini Grand Central Publishing (May 30, 2010)

Two members of a team who descended into the Huautla cave complex in Mexico describe their perilous and deadly trek into one of the world's deepest caves.

The Huautla in Mexico is the deepest cave in the Western...