Ultimate High

Readers of Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Into Thin Air will recall Göran Kropp, the remarkable Swedish solo climber who loves to do what others label impossible. His goal was to reach and climb Mount Everest using his own physical means and without any outside assistance. In

No Way Down

In the tradition of Into Thin Air and Touching the Void, No Way Down by New York Times reporter Graham Bowley is the harrowing account of the worst mountain-climbing disaster on K2

The Climb

In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places David Breashears For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory … More

Dark Summit

Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, <I>Dark Summit</I> is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control.