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The Ogre by Doug Scott

Thought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott himself stands apart from the traditional long-winded Himalayan epic, says Natalie Berry.

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Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last year. We've picked our favourites.

Mastermind by Jerry Moffatt

Jerry Moffatt's latest book Mastermind uses his own experience, that of professional climbers and the teachings of sports academics to create a lesson in climbing psychology. This beautifully designed and highly informative book is a pleasure to read, says Theo...

The Art of Freedom by Bernadette McDonald

John Porter, author of the acclaimed Alex MacIntyre biography One Day as a Tiger, examines this new book on the legendary Voytek Kurtyka, shortlisted for this year's Boardman Tasker award and longlisted for an award at Banff.

The Magician's Glass, by Ed Douglas

In the age of clickbait, long-form journalism has suffered a decline in the climbing media. The Magician's Glass by Ed Douglas...

The Last Hillwalker by John Burns

The Last Hillwalker is a memoir of the hills, exploring through a series of stories the relationship between man and nature, our...

Chris Bonington Mountaineer - Revised Edition

First published in 1989, the life story of our most celebrated mountaineer has been re-released by Vertebrate. It's...

Mostly Mischief by HW Tilman

In this reprint of one of HW Tilman's nautical books, he voyages through ice-choked polar seas in a tiny wooden boat in search of...

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Andy Kirkpatrick reads from Unknown Pleasures

In these three short video clips climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick tells us why his new book, Unknown Pleasures, is not your normal climbing narrative but a book that's always asking questions about life, death, relationships and all the bits in between. 

Unknown Pleasures by Andy Kirkpatrick

Andy Kirkpatrick's new book, Unknown Pleasures, is now available to pre-order.

Ten top tales of mountain adventure: 30% off biographies

It's the middle of November so you know what that means. Roll on the Coca-Cola truck and press play on the John Lewis advert. If you're mulling over what to get your climbing friends this year, we've put together this helpful...

Pre-order now: The Ogre by Doug Scott

Doug Scott's two-part biography, The Ogre, is now available to pre-order ahead of publication on 23 November.

Bernadette McDonald pens long-awaited biography of Polish alpinist Voytek Kurtyka

Multi-award winning author Bernadette McDonald pens long-awaited...

Vertebrate Publishing books shortlisted for 2017 Boardman Tasker Award

Three Vertebrate Publishing titles shortlisted for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Award

The Last Hillwalker, by John Burns

From John Burns, author of UKHillwalking feature 10 Types of People You'll Meet on the Summit, comes 'The Last...

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