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The Mountaineers Books publishes the best in climbing literature, boasting a list of books chronicling the greatest climbing adventures ever pursued.
The Mountaineers Books publishes the best in climbing literature, boasting a list of books chronicling the greatest climbing adventures ever pursued. From H.W. Tilman and Eric Shipton to Mark Twight and John Sherman, some of the worlds most accomplished climbers and writers make their literary home with The Mountaineers Books. The first two books in our Mountaineering Anthology series promise to excite and thrill, pulling together excerpts from our best dramatic histories and adventure narratives. Glorious Failures is an engaging collection of the most famous and infamous almost-summits. Each of these early attempts often rival the first successful ascent in fame and notoriety. The story of the 1956 American expedition to K2, which came tantalizingly close to the summit only to be forced back by illness and weather, is told in fascinating detail by Jim Curran.
- Stories from the world's most experienced and respected climbers
- Selections are united by a single compelling theme
- Forewords by John Harlin and Mark Synott