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Summit 8000

Author : Andrew Lock
ISBN : 0522871054
Genre : Mountaineering
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"A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock- the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks in the world, including Mount Everest-twice. We learn 'why does he do it?' Why does anyone take on such a challenge, knowing how easily they might be killed? Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. His story is one of extraordinary passion, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us through his sixteen-year odyssey to achieve the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering. We are taken through the victories, the near-misses and the tragedies. The intense human drama of the expeditions infuses Summit 8000-funny, fierce and always fascinating stories about survival, climbing rivalries and mountaineering politics. The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his journeys add rich texture to his tale, culminating in his 2014 trip to Everest, where he was witness to the deadliest avalanche in the peak's history."

Guinness World Records 2015

Author : Guinness World Records
ISBN : 9781908843708
Genre : Reference
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The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

A Directory For The Navigation Of The South Pacific Ocean

Author : Alexander George Findlay
ISBN : UOM:39015011408567
Genre : Atmospheric circulation
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8000 Metres

Author : Alan Hinkes
ISBN : 9781783620234
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this stunning large-format book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the first time in one place his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains, in the Himalaya and Karakoram. While the photographs - despite being taken in impossible conditions - capture the beauty and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the world, the text describes the minute-by-minute struggle to survive in 'the death zone', let alone climb to the summits, often solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. As well as reflecting on the Yorkshire childhood and first Alpine ascents that got him to his first 8000m summit attempt, and the life that he has led and plans to lead since becoming the first Briton to reach all the 8000ers, Alan recalls the climbing companions he met along the way, several of whom have died in their beloved mountains, the trek-ins, the base camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A book to challenge and inspire mountain-lovers everywhere.

Sth 67 Oconomowoc 67 Bypass Summit Ave Lang Road Waukesha County

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American Practical Navigator

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ISBN : UOM:39015081890074
Genre : Nautical astronomy
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Hiking Yellowstone National Park

Author : Bill Schneider
ISBN : 9780762786145
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 46. 42 MB
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Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America’s most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker’s paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national treasure. Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Yellowstone National Park. Features Hikes suited to every ability Detailed directions Elevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and information on hiking in bear country Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail.

True Summit

Author : David Roberts
ISBN : 9781476737874
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. Maurice Herzog, the leader of the expedition, became a national hero in France, and Annapurna, his account of the historic ascent, has long been regarded as the ultimate tale of courage and cooperation under the harshest of conditions. In True Summit, David Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. Using newly available documents and information gleaned from a rare interview with Herzog (the only climber on the team still living), Roberts shows that the expedition was torn by dissent. As he re-creates the actual events, Roberts lays bare Herzog's self-serving determination and bestows long-delayed credit to the most accomplished and unsung heroes. These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved it.

Geology And Scenery Of The Central Wasatch Range Salt Lake And Summit Counties Utah

Author : Miriam H. Bugden
ISBN : 9781557913425
Genre : Geology
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This self-guided geologic trip will lead you through times when inland seas, ancient mountains, vast mud flats, sandy deserts, and massive glaciers ruled Utah's landscape. You will learn how colliding crustal plates changed Utah's face, how the metallic ores of the Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon mining districts formed, how regional geological structures affect our local geology, and why the sheer walls of Big Cottonwood Canyon are so different from the tame, rolling hills of the Park City area.

The Recent Mammals Of Arizona

Author : E. Lendell Cockrum
ISBN : CORNELL:31924002904161
Genre : Mammals
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