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Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Mountain Climbing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (2017)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”―Conrad AnkerFor nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers―the 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…
Author(s): The Mountaineers

2. The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference–From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue (2017)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListWritten 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 everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics and rescuing, the manual combines practical how-to instruction with clear graphics, illustrations, and awe-inspiring alpine imagery. #139,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #30 in Rock Climbing #191 in Mountain Climbing…
Author(s): Marc Chauvin, Rob Coppolillo

3. Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain (2019)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListMount Qingcheng, one of China’s mystical mountains, has been the birth place of discovery, realization and preservation of the recipes that stimulate the deep potential of the human body for generations. This is the book of a Daoist master and spiritual guide Wang Yun as a young seeker and tells the tales of his inner journey which now guides the reader on a path of healing, rejuvenation and actualization of the body’s innate potential.Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain brings Wang Yun’s knowledge and wisdom to the West for the first time. · It serves as a guide to health and…
Author(s): Wang Yun

4. Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak (2015)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListIn the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy Hall, a journalist and son of the park superintendent at the time, was living in the park when the tragedy occurred and spent years tracking down rescuers, survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of the expedition in a powerful retelling that will mesmerize the climbing community as well as anyone interested in…
Author(s): Andy Hall

5. Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListA 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 incident—unexplained 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 clothes—have led to decades of speculation over…
Author(s): Donnie Eichar

6. No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks (2007)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListFor eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.A preternaturally cautious climber who once turned…
Author(s): Ed Viesturs, David Roberts

7. Rocky Mountain National Park (2015)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListRocky Mountain National Park offers an unparalleled climbing experience: rugged and untamed beauty, sweeping vistas, towering alpine walls split by perfect crack systems, and quiet isolation – all close enough to the Front Range for the serious daytripper to make it back home in time for dinner. In the making for nearly 30 years, Rocky Mountain National Park: A Comprehensive Guide to Scrambles, Rock Routes, and Ice/Mixed Climbs on the High Peaks provides an all-inclusive compendium of the author’s intimate knowledge of the Park. A unique combination of color photography and…
Author(s): Richard Rossiter

8. Tears in the Wind: Triumph and Tragedy on America’s Highest Peak (2016)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List“This is an incredible account of what it takes, physically and emotionally, to take on a climb like Denali. The author endured so much on that mountain, and his description is vivid and emotional. I recommend this book to anyone. You don’t have to be interested in climbing to enjoy this slice of adventure and terror. I could not recommend this book more!”– K. Hymel In this riveting account of an expedition to climb Denali, the author describes how a childhood fascination with mountaineering led to the adventure of a lifetime. As an average middle-aged guy, he began mountain climbing as a pastime,…
Author(s): Larry Semento

9. Climbing Colorado’s Mountains (Climbing Mountains Series) (2015)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListColorado is home to thousands of mountains, and hikers and climbers across the state enjoy the sport of getting to their summits. From the Front Range to the Sangre de Cristo Range, the Park Ranges to the Sawatch Range, and the Elk Range to the San Juan Mountains, Climbing Colorado’s Mountains will take you to the highest mountaintops of every major range and subrange in the state, with delightful detours to the highest sand dunes, hills, and mesas that make Colorado’s topography the most exciting in the country.   More than fifty highpoints offer…
Author(s): Susan Joy Paul

10. Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber’S Guide (2001)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate ListDescribes over 900 routes on the lower elevation cliffs that lie along the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park including some of the best traditional and sport cragging in the State of Colorado. Areas covered include:Alligator RockBig Thompson CanyonCedar Park SlabCombat RockCow Creek CanyonCragsDeer Ridge ButtressDeville RocksEagle RockFall River Road CragsGlen Haven Picnic AreaIroncladsJurassic ParkKinnikinnik CragsLumpy RidgeMacGregor SlabMonasteryPalisadesPiz BadilleProspect MountainSandbeach RocksSpur 66 Crags*This title is sold at a maximum discount of 42%….
Author(s): Bernard Gillett

11. Climbing the Mountain; Discovering Your Path to Holiness (2007)

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List2007 revised and updated editon. paperback.States; in 2003 Jesus revealed a mission of great mercy to Anne, a lay apostle. The volumes , which anne recorded from locutaions, came from God the Father, Jesus, Mary, and many saints. This book contains the story of how this mission began and how it has blossomed into a world-wide apostolate, under the watchful eye and in complete obedience to the Catholic Church. Also featured, is a summary of Annes’s Mystical Experiences of heaven and her personal call to holiness thant each of us must hear. #843,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to…
Author(s): a lay apostle Anne

Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mountain climbing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Climbing the Mountain

Author(s): Allan Moffat, John Smailes
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 2017, Size: 34 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2296205

Mentoring for Learning: “Climbing the Mountain”

Author(s): Harm Tillema, Gert J. van der Westhuizen, Kari Smith (eds.)
Publisher: SensePublishers, Year: 2015, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1377634

Climbing the mountain : cancer, exercise, and well-being

Author(s): Stoller, Mitchell R.; Stoller, Paul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2015, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1488073

Crag Survival Handbook: The Unspoken Rules of Climbing

Author(s): Matt Samet
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, Year: 2013, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1337076

The Wild Within: Climbing The World’s Most Remote Mountains

Author(s): Simon Yates
Publisher: Vertebrate Graphics Ltd, Year: 2012, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2321985

Climbing Mountains in Stilettos: Not Your Average Trail Guide to Life

Author(s): Ann Tinkham, Carol Brunelli
Publisher: , Year: 2007, Size: 902 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 427890

Climbing Self Rescue: Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations

Author(s): Molly Loomis, Andy Tyson
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, Year: 2006, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1685098

Climbing the Equator, Running the Jungle: Adventures in the Jungles and Mountains of Ecuador

Author(s): Neville Shulman
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers, Year: 2005, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 750848

Climbing the mountain: The scientific biography of Julian Schwinger

Author(s): Jagdish Mehra, Kimball Milton
Publisher: OUP, Year: 2000, Size: 7 Mb, Download: djvu
ID: 292063

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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