View from the Summit

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743400674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In a fascinating memoir by the first man to mount the peak of Everest, Hillary discusses the adventures that shaped his life, from the South Pole to the Ganges River. Reprint.

View from the Summit

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Doubleday UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 309

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The life story of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not About the Summit

Author: Ian Hibbert

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483440737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ian Hibbert chronicles his adventures climbing the world’s highest mountains in this gripping series of tales that reveals the power of grit, determination, and will. Filled with pictures, these memoirs delve into the challenges he overcame climbing the exotic mountains of the South American Andes, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Africa, and New Zealand. At each stop, he enriched his body and soul. In the Peruvian mountains, he paid little mind to the Sendero Luminoso terrorists, even though a police chief guarded the group at the Los Portales Hotel. When a member of the group needed to convert U.S. dollars to Peruvian Intis at the bank, the National Police were employed to guard the delivery. At Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world at the Tibet-Nepal border of the Himalayan range, he was almost arrested and thrown into the brig amid the SARS outbreak when he was found to have an elevated temperature at a border crossing.

Hiking New Hampshire

Author: Larry Pletcher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493034596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Outdoor photographer, writer, and veteran hiker Greg Westrich adds new hikes to Hiking New Hampshire, making it one of the most comprehensive resources on hiking the finest trails in the Granite State. Each of the hike descriptions contains easy-to-follow driving directions, up-to-date trail information, accurate maps and elevation graphs, full color photos, and information on the wildlife and attractions of the area. The hikes range from easy strolls to overnight backpacking excursions along mountain peaks and ridge tops. The guide also includes information on hiking with children, barrier-free trails, and no-trace camping tips.