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- Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Looking for outdoor inspiration or something to get your teeth into while you're stuck indoors? We have signed copies of many of our fantastic titles, ready and waiting to tide you through the next few weeks. Scroll down to see the options available.
Martin Boysen’s Hanging On, shortlisted for the 2014 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, follows his contributions to and experiences in British rock climbing in an insider’s account of British climbing’s golden age. From tackling teenage insecurity to suicidal fanaticism, Virgin on Insanity, the memoir of ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’, breaks new ground on the well-trodden heights of mountain writing. Steve McClure’s autobiography tells the story of a climber and his obsessive exploration of the sport, while trying to find the balance between risk and reward. One Day as a Tiger is John Porter’s poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, who was killed climbing the south face of Annapurna in the autumn of 1982. Winner of the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize, Cold Wars is the sequel to Andy Kirkpatrick’s acclaimed Psychovertical. Written with his trademark wit and honesty, Cold Wars follows Andy’s conflict between family life and the perilous path he has chosen. Norton of Everest is Hugh Norton’s sensitive and knowledgeable biography of his father’s remarkable life as a mountaineer, naturalist, artist, soldier and family man.
Titles by Tony Howard
Troll Wall is Tony Howard’s gripping account of one of the most dramatic first ascents in British climbing history. Winner of the Jury’s Special Award at the Norwegian Mountain Literature Prize in 2012, the tale is a fascinating insight into the challenges of climbing a big mountain wall. Tony Howard has travelled far and wide in search of unclimbed rock faces and remote trekking adventures. Tony Howard has travelled far and wide in search of unclimbed rock faces and remote trekking adventures. Quest into the Unknown maps his exploits from the Middle East to Scandinavia, Madagascar to Antarctica.
An updated edition of the 1980 publication to reflect the latest developments, The Darkness Beckons features over 400 breath-taking photographs and illustrations and is an inspirational read for anyone with an interest in exploration and adventure. Published in partnership with the Farming Life Centre and the Peak District National Park Authority, The Land that Made Us asks what makes for sustainability in the short and the long term.
Peter Foster’s biography of the scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown draws upon diaries, letters and extensive archival research to illuminate the highs and lows of Graham Brown’s scientific and climbing careers, allowing his voice to finally be heard. An autobiography by one of the great characters of the British climbing scene, A Dream of White Horses mixes climbing tales with an intense personal story told through a mixture of essays, poems and narrative which are at times exciting and at others surreal. In My Father, Frank, Tony Smythe tells the story of his father Frank Smythe, the prolific writer and photographer, whose extraordinary story was sadly cut short by his death from an illness in India.