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K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world’s most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the TopEd Viesturs, one of the world’s premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores…

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Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award: “Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].” —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008,…

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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents….

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The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference–From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue

Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering…

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Rappelling: Rope Descending and Ascending Skills for Climbing, Caving, Canyoneering, and Rigging (How To Climb Series)

In Rappelling you’ll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling.  Rappelling…

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Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series)

In David Black’s Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons, readers learn the hazards and risks of canyoneering, the skills required to gain mastery of canyoneering style and technique, and simple, effective ways to negotiate…

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RAPPELLING, TC 21-24, ARMY MILITARY MANUAL

CHAPTER 1. TOWER RAPPELLING Section I. 1-1. Rappel Master 1-2. Rappel Safety Officer 1-3. Rappel Lane NCO 1-4. Rappeller 1-5. Belayer 1-6. Belay Safety Section II. Preoperational Briefings and Safety Procedures Safety 1-8. Safety Briefing 1-9. Tower Safety…

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Rappelling (How To Climb Series)

In Rappelling you’ll find everything you need to know about descending a rope, from the most basic to advanced techniques, including knots, rigging strategies, rappel devices, and more. Included is a comprehensive discussion of ropes, slings, and all the hardware used in rappelling.  Rappelling…

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Achieving The One Arm Chin Up: A Training Guide For Mastering The Ultimate Bodyweight Exercise

Performing a One arm chin up is an incredible feat of strength. Very few people will ever accomplish this exercise, but it can be done by anyone willing to put in the time and effort that’s required there…

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing: what could be more exciting?   A day of danger spent dangling from a rock! An exciting adventure spent way up in the sky!  With only a few ropes, carabiners, and clips,  rock climbers take on…

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