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cass


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favourite books on climbing?
i recommend Maurice Herzog's 'Annapurna' about the first assent of Annapurna back in 1952
Joe Simpsons - Touching the Void and The Game of Ghosts

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Rock Jocks, Wall Rats and Hang Dogs
by John Long, absolutely hillarious.

White Spider is a classic as well.


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   Extreme Alpinism by Mark Twight


leadingedge


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Into Thin Air for sure.


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About himalayan climbing, and Everest climbing in particular, "Into thin air" is a great book. Of course, there are many many great books out there.
Just one advice:
IMHO, Reinhold Messner is the greatest climber in mountainering history, BUT HE IS A VERY POOR WRITTER !!!!!
So, read about Messnerīs climbs, but if possible try a book not written by himself

JUAN


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I am in definate agreement about Messner's writing. I've been in the process of reading one of his books for two months now. Its like a chore.


corckclmbr


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John Sherman's "Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America" is a must-read. If you love bouldering, it is informative, inspiring and, at times, hysterical. The story about Bob Williams epoxying his hand to Right Side of Red Wall on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder made my side hurt ... enjoy


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Mark Twight- "Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber."
Krakauer- "Eiger Dreams."
Anatoli Boukreev- "The Climb."
Dickinson- "The Other Side of Everest." (this book details what was happening on the NORTH side of Everest during the tragedy of 1996 involving people and teams approaching from the Khumbu Ice Fall route).
Olsen- "The Climb Up To Hell." (about the North Wall of the Eiger)
Wickwire- "Addicted to Danger."
Curran- "K2- Triumph and Tragedy."
Jamling Tenzing Norgay- "Touching My Father's Soul."
Anker and Roberts- "The Lost Explorer."
Jochen Hemmleb & others- "Ghosts of Everest" (great pics in this book as well)
Venables: "Everest: Alone at the Summit."

On a more spiritual note, Matthiessen "The Snow Leopard." An absolute CLASSIC.


leadingedge


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Or 'dark shadows falling'


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