Best Mountain Climbing Books
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1. SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
Author: by John 'Lofty' Wiseman
William Morrow Paperbacks
“A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it-Outside magazineThe ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survivalRevised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers.
From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.
Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.
2. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival)
Author: by Donnie Eichar
A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller! What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain.
Eerie aspects of the mountain climbing incidentunexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clotheshave led to decades of speculation over the true stories and what really happened.
As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the untold story of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers’ own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author’s retracing of the hikers’ fateful journey in the Russian winter.
3. The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest
Author: by Mark Synnott
Dutton (April 13, 2021)
If you’re only going to read one Everest book this decade, make it The Third Pole… A riveting adventure. OutsideShivering, exhausted, gasping for oxygen, beyond doubt … A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Mark Synnott into an unlikely expedition up Mount Everest during the spring 2019 season that came to be known as the Year Everest Broke.
What he found was a gripping human story of impassioned characters from around the globe and a mountain that will consume your souland your lifeif you let it.The mystery? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world, where no one had stood before.
They were last seen eight hundred feet shy of Everest’s summit still going strong for the top. Could they have succeeded decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? Irvine is believed to have carried a Kodak camera with him to record their attempt, but it, along with his body, had never been found.
Did the frozen film in that camera have a photograph of Mallory and Irvine on the summit before they disappeared into the clouds, never to be seen again? Kodak says the film might still be viable…. Mark Synnott made his own ascent up the infamous North Face along with his friend Renan Ozturk, a filmmaker using drones higher than any had previously flown.
4. Into Thin Air
Author: by Jon Krakauer
National Bestseller “A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.” PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt.
Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more-including Krakauer’s-in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas.
He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer’s highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber’s death.
5. Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots – Portable Waterproof Knot Book
Author: by John E. Sherry
J. E. Sherry Company
Pro-Knot – The portable waterproof knot book! With over one million knot cards sold and more 5 Star reviews – over 5,000 – than any other knot book author on Amazon, Pro-Knot is America’s favorite knot reference. This Outdoor Knots version will serve you well whether you are lashing down a kayak on the roof of your car (use the Trucker’s Hitch), hanging an adjustable line in camp (use the Tautline Hitch), tying a boat to a dock (Cleat Hitch), or you just need a quick peek at the good old Bowline Knot while outdoors.
And being completely waterproof solid plastic means you can take them with you anywhere without worry – great for wilderness survival kits, boating, camping, and emergency preparedness. This six card set is easy to understand with clear illustrations for the 23 best all-purpose rope knots – see complete list of knots below.
If it’s on this card set, it is a proven, useful and trusted knot! These rope knots are universal for survival, boating, climbing, prepping, search and rescue, home and ranch, scouts, camping, paddle sports and any outdoor activity involving rope.
6. The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots: 200 Practical Knots for Sailors, Climbers, Campers & Other Adventurers
Author: by Geoffrey Budworth
Skyhorse (April 5, 2016)
Know-tying is an important skill, even essential if you are a boater, sailor, hiker, climber, or fishermen. Here in full color are the knots you need to know. The fundamental skill of tying knots is useful in countless situations, both indoors and out.
The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it, whether you’re constructing a trout fly, repairing a hammock, mooring a boat, securing a load to a car roof rack, or engaging in a rescue or survival situation.
Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this is an invaluable manual that explains through clear line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features.
Types of knots detailed include:Wagoner’s hitchEnglishman’s loopScaffold knotCordelette anchorTrident loopLobster buoy hitchThe book also contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types. It helps you choose the right rope for every task.
7. The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: (over 15,000 copies sold)
Author: by Geoffrey Budworth
From the co-founder of the International Guide of Knot Tyers, comes an oversize, easy-to follow guide perfect for sailers, campers, fishermen, climbers, and everyone else who might want or need to tie a solid, useful knotThis beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots.
Using clear photographs and diagrams, as well as straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions, any reader can master knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, and household uses. Climbers will feel safer knowing they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot. Home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf.
Fishermen will fight big fish with more confidence. Filled with fascinating knot lore, The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots is perfect for anyone wishing to learn advanced knotting techniques for any purpose at all. Featuring illustrations throughout, sections include:Overhand knotsFigure of eight knotsBowlines and sheet bendsCrossing knotsAnd other useful knotsWhether for practical use or just for fun, this is a great place to start knottingso grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!
8. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bob Anderson
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3 million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage (“tech neck), and for people using computers.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled Stretches for the Digital World, with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
9. Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
Author: by The Mountaineers
The definitive guide to mountains and climbing … Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the bible of mountaineeringand now it’s even better than ever The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century New editionfully updated techniques and all-new illustrations Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbersthe standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages.
For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund.
They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safetythere is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition.
10. New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More than 500 Cascades and Waterfalls
Author: by Greg Parsons
Hundreds of beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes across New EnglandLovers of all nature, Greg Parsons and Kate Watson are particularly fascinated with waterfalls. This new edition contains dozens of new waterfalls and provides extensive trail and road updates to existing ones.
Waterfalls in every New England state are described according to type, height, trail length, and difficulty. Also included in this edition for the first time are color photographs, GPS coordinates for both the trailhead and the waterfall, and the size of the watershed area.
With easy- to- follow maps and appendices of the best swimming holes and day trips, New England Waterfalls delivers a wealth of information for seekers of these regional treasures. 100 color photographs, 20 maps
11. Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide
Author: by Erik Stensland
Rocky Trail Press
If you are heading to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this hiking guide. Written by an avid outdoorsman who has spent the last 15 years hiking every trail in the park, this guide covers everything you need to know to have a safe and amazing experience in one of our nation’s most beautiful national parks.
This guide covers nearly 200 miles of trail from marshland to alpine tundra. Each trail in the book is progressively more difficult making it easy to find the hiking trails which match your fitness level. The hikes are accompanied by large full-color photos, easy to read custom maps, elevation profile graphs and engaging descriptions, as if you were being shown around by the author.
He highlights what to look for, when is the best time to go, safety considerations of each hike and wildlife you might encounter on the way. With nearly 100 pages of introductory material, you are introduced to everything you need to know to have a fun, safe and informed time in the Rocky Mountains.
12. Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers
Author: by Steve House
Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.
Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.
This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year.
13. Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
Author: by Dolores Kong
Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for easy-to-follow hikes in an area of Maine that has long captivated artists, millionaires, generations of families, and even presidents. Stroll along Ocean Path to see the pink granite cliffs, blue skies, and white surf.
From atop Cadillac Mountain, watch fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay below. Look inside for: Casual hikes to longer adventures Hikes for everyone, including families Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps Trail Finder for best hikes for views, children, dogs, and ocean lovers GPS coordinates
14. Colorado's Fourteeners, 3rd Ed.: From Hikes to Climbs
Author: by Gerry Roach
A classic guidebook known for its accuracy and comprehensiveness, Colorado’s Fourteeners has been updated to include GPS coordinates, revised topographic maps, expanded route details, and new descriptions reflecting alterations to trail access. Besides the often-climbed standard routes, the guide describes many alternative and technical routes.
15. The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites
Author: by Ty Gagne
On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne masterfully lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
More than a cautionary tale, it is a tribute to all the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. This is a must read for anyone who hikes the Whites.”In his first book, Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the last Climb of Kate Matrosova, Ty Gagne established his credentials as a writer of well-researched and objective analysis of mountain accidents.
Moreover, Where You’ll Find Me reads like a novel, a book I couldn’t put down. In his latest book, The Last Traverse, Gagne takes the combination of analysis and storytelling to a new level in a tale of survival and tragedy in the White Mountains.”-Mark Synnott, author of The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life and The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest
16. Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova
Author: by Ty Gagne
TMC Books LLC
On Feb.15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.
At thirty-two, Matrosova was ultra-fit and healthy and had already summited much larger mountains on several continents. Her gear included a rescue beacon and a satellite phone. Yet, despite their best efforts, more than forty expert search and rescue personnel, a New Hampshire Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, and a Civil Air Patrol Cessna airplane could not reach her in time to save her.What went wrong?
Where You’ll Find Me offers possible answers to that question, demonstrating why Matrosova’s storywhat we know and what we will never knowrepresents such an intriguing and informative case study in risk analysis and decision-making.