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Book Suggestions

Post by Paul Greenwood » Mon May 16, 2011 3:34 pm

Does anyone have a good book suggestion for me? Just finished the first volume of the royal robbins autobio and i'm waiting to find the second, I would recommend it to anyone.

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by gearheart » Mon May 16, 2011 5:21 pm

No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi - true story of Italian POW's escaping from a British POW camp to go climbing. Todd

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Post by staven » Tue May 17, 2011 7:48 pm

Second that. Also, The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz about a POW who escapes from a camp in Siberia and walks to India.

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by squamish climber » Wed May 18, 2011 7:09 am

Interesting, the first two suggestions seem relatively obscure but I'll have to try and dig those books up.
Another more 'modern' classic is Touching the Void, the story of Joe Simpson's crawl out of a crevasse with a busted up leg and down to base camp. It's a compelling story of human endurance.
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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by deep » Thu May 19, 2011 3:28 pm

I just read Beyond the Mountain by Steve House, I thought it was really good

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Post by paulc » Mon May 23, 2011 8:44 pm

Agree with No Picnic. Also suggest The White Spider by Harrer. About the first ascent of the N face of the Eiger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Spider

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by Bonobo » Tue May 24, 2011 10:04 am

Walden - Thoreau
Journeys in the Wilderness - John Muir

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by gearheart » Wed May 25, 2011 7:37 pm

More classics (along the White Spider line) would include Starlight and Storms by Gaston Rebuffat and the Mountains of my Life by Walter Bonnatti. Beckey's Challenge of the North Cascades is perhaps a local version of these French and Italian classics.

And who doesn't like reading really good guidebooks? Rebuffat's The Mont Blanc Massif is also probably worth tracking down.

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Post by slopr » Wed May 25, 2011 9:19 pm

master of rock - pat ament

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Post by BK » Thu May 26, 2011 5:16 am

Pretty good reading weather eh?

Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klien is a nice light little piece of fiction.

The Armegeddon Factor is similar (by Marci Macdonald, but many think it was ghost written by Margret Atwood)

A thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini .

The girl with the Dragon Tattoo series will keep anyones attention until Summer.

Anything by Tom Patey, Greg Child or John Long

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by dirty » Thu May 26, 2011 7:42 am

Bernard Montessier

The Long Way.

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Re: Book Suggestions

Post by Dru » Fri May 27, 2011 7:18 pm

The Villain, the biography of Don Whillans by Jim Perrin

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