Please add reviews of any mountaineering books or films you've encountered.
"Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end."
- Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the Alps
"It is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves" - Edmund Hilary
|Feet in the clouds||Richard Askwith||History of Fell running|
|Life and Limb||Jamie Andrew||Essential Alps reading|| |
| ||The Munro Phenomenon||Andrew Dempster||Essential Munro baggers reading discovered at Strawberry Cottage|| |
|Touching the Void||Jo Simpson||Now out on DVD (5th April 2004). An awesome film that is a must-see. I don't know if its true, but apparently when Jo Simpson went to film this, he had a T-shirt that said: "Last one dead is a sissy"!||Nick|
|Into The Wild||Jon Krakauer (the same guy who wrote Into Thin Air)||It's a true story about a boy who decided to go and 'live off the land' in Alaska. Not strictly a mountaineering book, but interesting anyway. The film was released in November 2007, worth a watch with some nice shots of Alaska. Sad though.||Franco|
|Eiger Dreams||Jon Krakauer||A collection of stories about fools and heroes undertaking endeavours all over the world, including some of his own anecdotes - great book.||EDW|
|A View from the Summit||Sir Edmund Hillary||an autobiography of the first man up Everest, inspirational book about a guy who did so much more than what he is famous for, well worth reading.||EDW|
|The White Spider||Heinrich Harrer||An inspirational book about the assent of Eigerwand (north face of the Eiger) that all climbers should read before attempting any serious climb, it should scare you back to sense!||Ste|
|A slender Thread||Stephen Venables||True story (as they all tend to be) about the author breaking both his legs when his gear comes out on an abseil whilst climbing with Sir Chris Bonnington and friends in the Himalayas, great book. You'll never abseil off one bit of gear again!!||EDW|
|Death Zone||Matt Dickenson||A Journalist attempts to film Brian Blessed climb Everest by the North East Face. While the greatest number of deaths on the mountain in a single day occur, due to a massive storm. The author subsequently ascends Everest with a certain Al Hinkes, Brian Blessed never made it up. You'll look more carefully at the forecasts before setting out.||EDW|