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Freedom Climbers – Bernadette McDonald

Published: 2011 Images: 24 pages colour and B&W selection What the publisher says: Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s

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Freedom Climbers – Bernadette McDonald

Published: 2011 Images: 24 pages colour and B&W selection What the publisher says: Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s

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Jason Cordero Ages of Silence oil on linen The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2013

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Jason Cordero Ages of Silence oil on linen The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2013

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Hooker & Brown – Jerry Auld

Published: 2009 Reading style: easy Images: no (fiction) What the publisher says: Rumi, a geology student and climber, is drawn to the legend of Hooker and Brown. The two peaks had been forgotten since they were first discovered and marked on

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Hooker & Brown – Jerry Auld

Published: 2009 Reading style: easy Images: no (fiction) What the publisher says: Rumi, a geology student and climber, is drawn to the legend of Hooker and Brown. The two peaks had been forgotten since they were first discovered and marked on

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Ararat – Frank Westerman

Published: 2008 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: In Search of the Mythical Mountain Mount Ararat in Turkey is where, as biblical tradition has it, Noah’s Ark ran aground and God made his covenant with mankind. Now it

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Ararat – Frank Westerman

Published: 2008 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: In Search of the Mythical Mountain Mount Ararat in Turkey is where, as biblical tradition has it, Noah’s Ark ran aground and God made his covenant with mankind. Now it

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sky icebergs

“Collage from the series Sky Icebergs. These are icebergs and mountains created out of the Atlas of Deep Sky Splendors during the past winter. They are small wonders made out of photographs of expansive worlds.” Via Little Paper Planes and

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sky icebergs

“Collage from the series Sky Icebergs. These are icebergs and mountains created out of the Atlas of Deep Sky Splendors during the past winter. They are small wonders made out of photographs of expansive worlds.” Via Little Paper Planes and

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Moments of Doubt and other mountaineering writings – David Roberts

Published: 1986 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering and adventure by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers

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Moments of Doubt and other mountaineering writings – David Roberts

Published: 1986 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering and adventure by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers

The Will to Climb - Ed Viesturs and David Roberts

The Will to Climb – Ed Viesturs with David Roberts

Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: 8 pages, colour What the publisher says: The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world’s tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalayas,

The Will to Climb - Ed Viesturs and David Roberts

The Will to Climb – Ed Viesturs with David Roberts

Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: 8 pages, colour What the publisher says: The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world’s tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalayas,

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Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure – Huw Lewis-Jones

Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: throughout What the publisher says: A stunning account of pioneering mountain photography and modern portraiture, with new commissions from leading photographers and alpinists alongside historic treasures from the world’s finest collections. …A visual celebration

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Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure – Huw Lewis-Jones

Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: throughout What the publisher says: A stunning account of pioneering mountain photography and modern portraiture, with new commissions from leading photographers and alpinists alongside historic treasures from the world’s finest collections. …A visual celebration

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paper mountains

Geometric Paper Art via Colossal and creator Matthew Shlian.

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paper mountains

Geometric Paper Art via Colossal and creator Matthew Shlian.

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The Enchanted Mountains – Robin Fedden

Published: 1962 Reading style: easy Images: no What the publisher says: A quest in the Pyrenees Travel in strange country can restore lost sight, bring again the wide-eyed vision of childhood, the poet’s sense of ‘belonging’. There are places which

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The Enchanted Mountains – Robin Fedden

Published: 1962 Reading style: easy Images: no What the publisher says: A quest in the Pyrenees Travel in strange country can restore lost sight, bring again the wide-eyed vision of childhood, the poet’s sense of ‘belonging’. There are places which

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The Cloud Forest – Peter Matthiessen

Published: 1961 Reading style: moderate Images: large B&W selection What the publisher says: Peter Matthiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest regions on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard, Under the Mountain

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The Cloud Forest – Peter Matthiessen

Published: 1961 Reading style: moderate Images: large B&W selection What the publisher says: Peter Matthiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest regions on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard, Under the Mountain

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The Totem Pole – Paul Pritchard

Published: 1999 Reading style: easy Images: small B&W selection What the publisher says: The remarkable story of a man who climbed back to a new life… Paul Pritchard gained a reputation as a climber of routes of extreme technical difficulty

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The Totem Pole – Paul Pritchard

Published: 1999 Reading style: easy Images: small B&W selection What the publisher says: The remarkable story of a man who climbed back to a new life… Paul Pritchard gained a reputation as a climber of routes of extreme technical difficulty

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K2, Triumph and Tragedy – Jim Curran

Published: 1987 Reading style: easy Images: colour throughout What the publisher says: K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. In the summer of 1986 there were nine expeditions on K2. The author was the only English-speaker at K2

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K2, Triumph and Tragedy – Jim Curran

Published: 1987 Reading style: easy Images: colour throughout What the publisher says: K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. In the summer of 1986 there were nine expeditions on K2. The author was the only English-speaker at K2

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Against the Wall – Simon Yates

Published: 1998 Reading style: easy Images: yes, 8 pages colour What the publisher says: Simon Yates is ‘the one who cut the rope’ in Joe Simpson’s award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void. Afterwards Yates

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Against the Wall – Simon Yates

Published: 1998 Reading style: easy Images: yes, 8 pages colour What the publisher says: Simon Yates is ‘the one who cut the rope’ in Joe Simpson’s award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void. Afterwards Yates

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Chomolungma Sings the Blues – Ed Douglas

Published: 1997 Reading style: easy Images: no What the publisher says: Travels round Everest “Everest is usually presented as being all about the triumph of the human spirit, the overcoming of impossible odds. And in a way it is, but

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Chomolungma Sings the Blues – Ed Douglas

Published: 1997 Reading style: easy Images: no What the publisher says: Travels round Everest “Everest is usually presented as being all about the triumph of the human spirit, the overcoming of impossible odds. And in a way it is, but

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Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand and their legends – Donald K. Swearer, Sommai Premchit, Phaithoon Dokbuakaew

Published:  2004 Reading style: moderate Images: colour and black and b&w The mountains of northern Thailand constitute part of northern Thai identity. They inspire fear and awe, respect and love, curiosity and creative imagination. They define both the physical and

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Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand and their legends – Donald K. Swearer, Sommai Premchit, Phaithoon Dokbuakaew

Published:  2004 Reading style: moderate Images: colour and black and b&w The mountains of northern Thailand constitute part of northern Thai identity. They inspire fear and awe, respect and love, curiosity and creative imagination. They define both the physical and

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The Sun, the Wind and the Rain – Lisa Westberg Peters

Published: 1988 Reading style: easy Images: picture book What the publisher says: Illustrated by Ted Rand This is the story of two mountains. The earth made one. Elizabeth in her yellow sun-hat made the other. In a simple lyrical text,

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The Sun, the Wind and the Rain – Lisa Westberg Peters

Published: 1988 Reading style: easy Images: picture book What the publisher says: Illustrated by Ted Rand This is the story of two mountains. The earth made one. Elizabeth in her yellow sun-hat made the other. In a simple lyrical text,

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geosphere

         “You can either call it Complexism or Networkism … where imaginary landscapes of interconnected entities are the prevailing theme.” Via artist/designer Tatiana Plakhova and photographers Tatiana Avilova and Ekaterina Kislova - Complexity Graphics.

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geosphere

         “You can either call it Complexism or Networkism … where imaginary landscapes of interconnected entities are the prevailing theme.” Via artist/designer Tatiana Plakhova and photographers Tatiana Avilova and Ekaterina Kislova - Complexity Graphics.

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Rox and Fix

Architect, artist, and designer Josef Frank channelling mountains in the 1940s. The motif, with its pointed mountain silhouettes, uses contours that draw the eye deeper and deeper into the pattern. This approach to design is common within Chinese art, and it was

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Rox and Fix

Architect, artist, and designer Josef Frank channelling mountains in the 1940s. The motif, with its pointed mountain silhouettes, uses contours that draw the eye deeper and deeper into the pattern. This approach to design is common within Chinese art, and it was

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The Slaves of the Cool Mountains – Alan Winnington

Published:  1959 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: Beijing, 1956: foreign correspondent Alan Winnington heard reports of slaves being freed in the mountains of south-west China. The following year he travelled to Yunnan province and spent several

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The Slaves of the Cool Mountains – Alan Winnington

Published:  1959 Reading style: moderate Images: no What the publisher says: Beijing, 1956: foreign correspondent Alan Winnington heard reports of slaves being freed in the mountains of south-west China. The following year he travelled to Yunnan province and spent several

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Alpentraum – Beat Presser

Published:  1998 Reading style: moderate Images: throughout What the publisher says: In the book Alpentraum, Beat Presser presents photographs of his native country. The ninety magnificently reproduced black and white photographs are accompanied by literary quotations drawn from three centuries.

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Alpentraum – Beat Presser

Published:  1998 Reading style: moderate Images: throughout What the publisher says: In the book Alpentraum, Beat Presser presents photographs of his native country. The ninety magnificently reproduced black and white photographs are accompanied by literary quotations drawn from three centuries.

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Bogda Mountains and the Turpan Depression

‘The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains, is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes, and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level.’ via US Geological Survey.

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Bogda Mountains and the Turpan Depression

‘The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains, is a strange mix of salt lakes and sand dunes, and is one of the few places in the world that lies below sea level.’ via US Geological Survey.

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Mixed Emotions – Greg Child

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★★ Published:  1993 Reading style: easy Images: none Lasting memory: “I’ve never been certain whether I’m a climber who writes or a writer who climbs.” And so begins Mixed Emotions, the first collection of Greg Child’s mountain

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Mixed Emotions – Greg Child

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★★ Published:  1993 Reading style: easy Images: none Lasting memory: “I’ve never been certain whether I’m a climber who writes or a writer who climbs.” And so begins Mixed Emotions, the first collection of Greg Child’s mountain

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Herbert Matter’s mountains

     Herbert Matter, Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer. via travelbrochuregraphics.com

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Herbert Matter’s mountains

     Herbert Matter, Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer. via travelbrochuregraphics.com

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The Ice Warriors – Jerzy Porębski and Marek Berger

well, this is cool… Lodowi Wojownicy [Ice Warriors] – a comic based on the journal of Krzysztof Wielicki who, in 1979, was part of the Polish team that set out  to claim the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. Published by the

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The Ice Warriors – Jerzy Porębski and Marek Berger

well, this is cool… Lodowi Wojownicy [Ice Warriors] – a comic based on the journal of Krzysztof Wielicki who, in 1979, was part of the Polish team that set out  to claim the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. Published by the

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya - Greg Child

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas – Greg Child

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★ Published:  1988 Reading style: medium Images: B&W throughout Lasting memory: An engaging chronicle of Greg Child’s climbing experiences in the Garwhal Himalaya and Karakoram during the late 70s and 80s, covering three compelling peaks; Shivling, Broad

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya - Greg Child

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas – Greg Child

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★ Published:  1988 Reading style: medium Images: B&W throughout Lasting memory: An engaging chronicle of Greg Child’s climbing experiences in the Garwhal Himalaya and Karakoram during the late 70s and 80s, covering three compelling peaks; Shivling, Broad

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Piolets d’Or

the 2012 Piolet d’Or program makes for great reading.

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Piolets d’Or

the 2012 Piolet d’Or program makes for great reading.

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The Sound of Gravity – Joe Simpson

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★ Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: no, fiction Lasting memory: The Sound of Gravity, Joe Simpson’s second attempt at a work of fiction, fails to satisfy with the strength we are accustomed to from his non-fiction

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The Sound of Gravity – Joe Simpson

The Mountain Library rating: ★★★★ Published: 2011 Reading style: easy Images: no, fiction Lasting memory: The Sound of Gravity, Joe Simpson’s second attempt at a work of fiction, fails to satisfy with the strength we are accustomed to from his non-fiction