Backpacking

Author: Adrienne Hall

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070260276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 1811

Offers tips on equipment, clothing, supplies, cooking, physical fitness, safety, and protecting the environment

Up

A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

Author: Patricia Ellis Herr

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307952088

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 9108

When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains. In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating--and sometimes harrowing--adventures climbing all forty-eight of New Hampshire's highest mountains. Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peakbaggers are afforded, and will laugh out loud as Trish urges herself to "mother up" when she and Alex meet an ornery--and alarmingly bold--spruce grouse on the trail. This is, at heart, a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to foster independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her "that small doesn't necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible."

Trekking Nepal, 8th Edition

A Traveler's Guide

Author: Stephen Bezruchka, M.D.,Alonzo Lyons

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594854101

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 6838

"Any Nepal travel guidebook will give you details, details, details. But read Stephen Bezruchka's Trekking Nepal, the best for background and thorough trekking advice." -- Christian Science Monitor, on the 7th edition * Co-written by veteran Nepal trekkers with more than 60 combined years of experience in the region * New 8th edition reflects the most current political information and includes both popular and lesser-known trekking destinations After much political unrest, tourism to Nepal is again on the rise as a travel destination. New features of the 8th edition include: * Expanded coverage of areas outside of the primary trekking routes, as well as of less-traveled routes near major trailheads * New details on trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions * New "DIY" information for independent exploring: how to make contact with villagers, use local maps, find porters and guides, understand pricing guidelines, and arrange travel necessities such as water purification and meals

THE BACKPACKER'S HANDBOOK

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071460136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 1665

"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."—Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys—such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked terrain. As a gear advisor, this book is unequaled. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Now in its third edition, The Backpacker's Handbook also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Indeed, there is little about backpacking Chris Townsend does not cover. This trusted reference will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of backpacking the wilderness. "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."—Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."—Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."—Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Author: Lonely Planet,Lindsay Brown,Stuart Butler,Bradley Mayhew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741792720

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 1768

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!

The Will to Climb

Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna-The World's Deadliest Peak

Author: Ed Viesturs,David Roberts

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0307720438

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 281

View: 5720

"The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made -- or attempted the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges. As a high school student in the flatlands of Rockford, Illinois, where the highest objects on the horizon were water towers, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. In The Will To ClimbViesturs brings the extraordinary challenges of Annapurna to vivid life through edge-of-your-seat accounts of the greatest climbs in the mountain s history, and of his own failed attempts and eventual success.

No Shortcuts to the Top

Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

Author: Ed Viesturs,David Roberts

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767924711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 3958

A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most dangerous climbs as he pursued the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, discussing some of his own close calls and rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers.

Kangchenjunga

A Trekker's Guide

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781852842802

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 7078

At 28,169ft (85886m) Kangchenjunga in far north-eastern Nepal is the world's third highest peak. It's a huge, spectacular mountain with five tops and five glaciers dominating a spur from the main Himalayan axis. The trek to its base via the Nepalese foothills has been describing quite simply as The Most Beautiful Walk in the World.This book is a guide to that trek. It describes the trails, villages and views, gives a potted history of some of the mountains, and adds background interest for anyone planning a visit to the area. It's a sparsely populated region with a greater sense of isolation than in more populated areas of Nepal. The trails are rougher, the facilities more primitive and the routes less well defined, offering a different kind of experience to that of the more mainstream routes and with the undisputed scenic grandeur for which Nepal is famous.

It's Only the Himalayas

And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker

Author: S. Bedford

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1927366488

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 9490

A laugh-out-loud travel memoir that reveals backpacking’s awkward side. Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara—who’s exasperatingly perfect. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters an absurd series of misadventures that render her embarrassed, terrified, and queasy (and in a lot of trouble with Philippine Airlines). Whether she’s fleeing from ravenous lions, dancing amid smoking skulls, trekking Annapurna underprepared, or (accidentally) drugging an Englishman, Sue’s quick-witted, self-deprecating narrative might just inspire you to take your own chaotic adventure.

Highpoint Adventures

The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

Author: Charlie Winger,Diane Winger

Publisher: Winger & Associates Inc

ISBN: 9780967146638

Category: Nature

Page: 302

View: 3727

Highpoint Adventures has selected the easiest route up each of the 50 American state highpoints and includes detailed route descriptions, expert advice on planning, tips on equipment and safety, easy to understand ratings, instructions on reaching trailheads and access points, and elevation profiles and maps to find your way.

Above the Clouds

The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer

Author: Anatoli Boukreev

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250097487

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 835

When Anatoli Boukreev died on the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest adventurers of our time. In Above the Clouds, both the man and his incredible climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries on the infamous 1996 disaster, written shortly after his return-are immortalized. There also are minute technical details about the skill of mountain climbing, as well as personal reflections on what life means to someone who risks it every day. Fully illustrated with gorgeous color photos, Above the Clouds is a unique and breathtaking look at the world from its most remote peaks.

A journey north

one woman's story of hiking the Appalachian Trail

Author: Adrienne Hall

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8297

Chronicles the author's adventures of hiking the Appalachian Trail with her boyfriend from Georgia to Maine, while exploring the trail's historical background and the contemporary issues now facing it.

Annapurna

14 treks including the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary

Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones,Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624493

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 850

This guidebook describes 14 multi-day treks in Nepal's captivating Annapurna region, among the foothills of the mighty Himalaya. Routes range between 24km and 200km (15-124 miles) and between 4 and 23 days, with maximum altitudes from 1750m to 5416m. With accommodation options including a mixture of homestay, camping and lodges, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their surroundings and experience the warmth and richness of Nepalese hospitality and culture. As well as detailed route description and sketch mapping, the guide presents a wealth of information to help make the most of a trip, including practical advice on transport, visas and permits, when to go, what to take and health and safety. There are notes on different styles of trekking, tips on cultural etiquette and fascinating background information on the region's history, plants and wildlife, culture and religion. Areas covered include Machhapuchhre, Pokhara and Lamjung Himal. The varied treks showcase this inspiring landscape, offering stunning vistas of snow-clad peaks and verdant valleys. From the classic Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary to lesser-known routes, this is the definitive guide to exploring Nepal's most popular trekking region.

Women on High

Pioneers of Mountaineering

Author: Rebecca A. Brown

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 4775

In a time when a woman’s sphere was decidedly limited to hearth and family, a number of courageous women were stepping out, stepping up, and making history far from the comforts of the homefire. Mountaineering’s early days found male climbers garnering praise and admiration for daring summit ascents while women were relegated to the role of faithful observers. But not all women were satisfied with the view from the valley— many yearned for the thrill of gazing down on the world from the peaks of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mount Washington. In this exciting addition to the literature of mountaineering, journalist Rebecca Brown chronicles the lives and achievements of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts, but often surpassed them. Brown explores the motivations that led such women as Annie Smith Peck, Lucy Walker, and Meta Brevoort to ignore convention, criticism, and censure to become accomplished, respected outdoorswomen whose mountaineering feats are as extraordinary today as they were at the turn of the century. Women on High will thrill armchair adventurers with tales of dangerous summit attempts, blinding white outs, and narrow escapes; transfix mountain historians with details of first ascents, period gear, and first-hand accounts; and captivate anyone who loves a good story about the mountains.

The Rough Guide to Nepal

Author: David Reed,James McConnachie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 140538512X

Category: Travel

Page: 492

View: 5703

The Rough Guide to Nepal is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Nepal has to offer. Discover the vibrant regions of Nepal from the easternmost tea hills of Ilam to the wildlife-rich jungle of the far west, and from the high Himalayas to the Kathmandu Valley. Fully updated and reshaped after the country’s recent change in government, The Rough Guide to Nepal contains in-depth accounts of all Nepal’s highlights from Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas to wildlife reserves and spectacular mountain viewpoints in Nepal. Colour sections explore Nepal’s ethnic hill peoples and dramatic mountain trails whilst expert accounts offer an introduction to the history, culture and natural life of this exciting and resurgent country. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Nepal whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Nepal, bars in Nepal and restaurants in Nepal for every budget. This Rough Guide to Nepal includes an extensive section on trekking with practical advice and maps on the best places to trek, raft and mountain bike. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Nepal

Tents in the Clouds

The First Women's Himalayan Expedition

Author: Monica Jackson,Elizabeth Stark

Publisher: Seal Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781580050333

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 4011

Documents the expedition of three British women to unexplored areas on the border of Nepal in Tibet in 1955.

Climbing High

A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

Author: Lene Gammelgaard,Press Seal

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060953616

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7077

On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But a raging storm and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight of her team's climbers, including its renowned leader Scott Fischer, perished in a tragedy that would make headlines around the world. In her riveting account, Gammelgaard takes us from her weeks of determined training to the exhilaration of arriving in Nepal to the arduous climb and deadly storm that forced her and her fellow climbers to huddle throughout the night, hoping to stay alive. Gammelgaard also writes movingly of Everest's awesome beauty; of the passion and commitment required to face the daunting challenge of climbing to high altitudes; and of the complex personal relationships forged in the pursuit of such dangerous ventures. Arlene Blum, author of the classic account of women and mountaineering, Annapurna: A Woman's Place, calls Climbing High "an honest and deeply personal account."

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 7350

Keeper of the Mountains

The Elizabeth Hawley Story

Author: Bernadette McDonald

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1927330165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7019

Beginning in 1946, Elizabeth Hawley worked for Fortune magazine as a researcher. Shortly thereafter, she left both her job and the United States itself to travel the world, and thus began her lifelong attraction to the exotic and remote sovereign state of Nepal. In the years that followed, she began reporting on the political and cultural events taking place in her adopted homeland for the likes of Reuters and Time Inc., letting the world in on the strange community of mountaineers, pilgrims and politicians who were descending on Kathmandu, whether in search of adventure, enlightenment or prestige. Despite the fact that Elizabeth Hawley has never climbed a mountain or visited the hallowed grounds of Everest base camp, she has become the most important record keeper and inspirational authority figure regarding the expeditions, stories, feats, scandals and disasters in the Nepal Himalaya. Now 90 years of age, she has commanded the respect of such legendary personalities as Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington, Tomaž Humar and Ed Viesturs. With production under way on a film examining her life and legacy, it is likely that Hawley will continue to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of all visitors looking to experience the legend and grandeur of the world’s most celebrated mountain landscape.