Until you’ve consumed all of the best Mountain Climbing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (2017)
- The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference–From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue (2017)
- Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain (2019)
- Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak (2015)
- Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)
- No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks (2007)
- Rocky Mountain National Park (2015)
- Tears in the Wind: Triumph and Tragedy on America’s Highest Peak (2016)
- Climbing Colorado’s Mountains (Climbing Mountains Series) (2015)
- Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber’S Guide (2001)
- Climbing the Mountain; Discovering Your Path to Holiness (2007)
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (2017)
“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.
The Mountain Guide Manual: The Comprehensive Reference–From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue (2017)
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 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.
Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain (2019)
Mount 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.
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak (2015)
In 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.
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident (Historical Nonfiction Bestseller, True Story Book of Survival) (2014)
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.
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks (2007)
For 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.
Rocky Mountain National Park (2015)
Rocky 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.
Tears in the Wind: Triumph and Tragedy on America’s Highest Peak (2016)
“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.
Climbing Colorado’s Mountains (Climbing Mountains Series) (2015)
Colorado is home to thousands of mountains, and hikers and climbers across the state enjoy the sport of getting to their summits.
Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Valley: The Climber’S Guide (2001)
Describes 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.
Climbing the Mountain; Discovering Your Path to Holiness (2007)
2007 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.
Best Mountain Climbing Books: The Ultimate List
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To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth
Author(s): Vanessa O'Brien
ID: 2966547, Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books, Year: 2021, Size: 30 Mb, Format: epub
Metaphysics of Children's Literature: Climbing Fuzzy Mountains
Author(s): Lisa Sainsbury
ID: 2969613, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2021, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf
Climbing Washington's Mountains: 100 Classic Summit Routes to Washington's Cascade and Olympic Mountains
Author(s): Jeff Smoot
ID: 3443491, Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 26 Mb, Format: epub
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.