Just finished The Impossible Climb and looking for a new book about climbing/climbers to get me through these dark wet days
The Ascent of Rum Doodle.
Hard to beat.....
Thanks Andy, good book but read it while doing Ama Dablam and spent the time matching the characters in the book to those out with us
I enjoyed Tommy Cauldwell’s book, The Push, the most.
I thought Andy Pollitts autobiography "Punk In The Gym" was excellent
If you find soloing interesting, then I can thoroughly recommend Jules Lines's Tears of the Dawn: fascinating, well-written and attractively produced.
Some of my other favourites:
Paul Pritchard: Deep Play: brilliant evocation of a particular time and culture in British climbing, which has stood the test of time very well;
Paul Pritchard: The Totem Pole: very different but equally gripping - particularly scary and inspiring if you've ever had a serious climbing accident;
Johnny Dawes: Full of Myself: unique;
Wade Davis: Into The Silence: if you want something historical - meticulously researched, magisterial account of the three 1920's Everest expeditions and their cultural context.
Not quite mountaineering Steve but Apsley Cherry-Garrard's 'Worst Journey in the World' is an excellent read.
Life on the edge, Eric Jones
Saw a review of a new book called The Moth and the Mountain, a non-fiction account of a Mallory-era guy who thought the way to climb Everest would be to ditch a plane on it's higher slopes and scramble the rest.
sounds interesting, and what a visionary!
Recently read and enjoyed 'no picnic on Mount kenya' and 'into the silence'
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, there’s enough here to keep me going right through the winter. I went for Punk in the Gym to start with as I’m still a punk at heart.
> Not quite mountaineering Steve but Apsley Cherry-Garrard's 'Worst Journey in the World' is an excellent read.
An absolutely wonderful book. Unbelievable privation. Heartbreaking.
I always go back to WH Murray's "Mountaineering in Scotland". Of its time, but wonderful writing.
Echoes of a Dream - A Crag Rats Tale by Richard McHardy.
A great read.
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