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    • Forever on the Mountain

    • The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
    • By: James Tabor
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven veteran climbers, members of Joe Wilcox's 12-man expedition, at 20,000 feet on Alaska's Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged. Despite the availability of massive resources, no rescue was mounted, and all seven men died. The tragedy was one of the most controversial, bitterly contested, and mysterious tragedies in all of mountaineering history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Book, Fantastic Narration

    • By S. Smail on 12-01-13
    • The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
    • By: James Tabor
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 07-06-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Impossible Climb

    • Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
    • By: Mark Synnott
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    The Impossible Climb is an emotional drama driven by people exploring the limits of human potential and seeking a perfect, choreographed dance with nature. Honnold dared far beyond the ordinary, beyond any climber in history. But this story of sublime heights is really about all of us. Who doesn’t need to face fear down fear and make the most of the time we have?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Missed opportunity...

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-26-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Eiger Dreams

    • Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jon Krakauer fan

    • By Justin J DeMutiis on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Adrenaline Series

    • High, Epic, and Rough Water
    • By: Matt Dickinson, Sebastian Junger, Greg Child
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    For fans of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and other T-type personalities, comes this collection of thrill-seeking adventures: Epic takes you to the world's most famous peaks, High confronts Everest and K2, and Rough Water brings you survival stories from the sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read, but frustrating

    • By Chris on 01-12-07

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Sixty Meters to Anywhere

    • By: Brendan Leonard
    • Narrated by: Brian Hansbury
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When Brendan Leonard moved to the West at age 23, he was a mess. He had a tenuous grip on sobriety, only six months after his last drink had landed him in yet another jail cell. It was the final mistake in a long list that included multiple arrests, wrecked cars, broken bones, fistfights, and ruined relationships. In Montana, he took his first steps into the Rocky Mountains, unwittingly beginning a decade-long obsession with climbing and a journey that would take him all over the West and Europe. 

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Touching the Void

    • By: Joe Simpson
    • Narrated by: Stephen McGann, Simon Chandler
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Joe Simpson, with just his partner Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed west face of the remote 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into base camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • compelling

    • By Rose on 04-14-07

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Mountains of the Mind

    • Adventures in Reaching the Summit
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: James A. Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert Macfarlane reveals how the mystery of the world's highest places has come to grip the Western imagination - and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains were feared as the forbidding abodes of dragons and other mysterious beasts. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Critical Hours

    • Search and Rescue in the White Mountains
    • By: Sandy Stott
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Sandy Stott, the "Accidents" editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains - along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • History of Search and Rescue Operations on White Mt.

    • By Ronda on 03-07-19
    • Search and Rescue in the White Mountains
    • By: Sandy Stott
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-19
    • 3 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

    • By: Clarence King
    • Narrated by: Rafael Neve
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is an engrossing blend of scientific exploration and personal adventure. Clarence King describes the ascent of Mounts Tyndall, Shasta, and Whitney with a scientific poet’s eye, and makes the grandeur of the cliffs, the peaks, the glaciers, and the meadows of Yosemite Valley come alive through his remarkable gifts of portrayal. King describes nature like a master painter while his portrait of the people of California 20 years after the Gold Rush finds engaging expression in a subtle shift of style.

    Regular price: $32.89

    • Tides

    • A Climber's Voyage
    • By: Nick Bullock
    • Narrated by: Nick Bullock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Nick Bullock is a climber who lives in a small, green van, flitting between Llanberis, Wales, and Chamonix in the French Alps. Tides, Nick’s second work, is the much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, EchoesTides is a gripping memoir that captures the very essence of what it means to dedicate one’s life to climbing.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Clever Title and a Few Good Lines

    • By Susan on 03-13-19
    • A Climber's Voyage
    • By: Nick Bullock
    • Narrated by: Nick Bullock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 02-12-19
    • 2 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $24.95

    • High

    • Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
    • By: Matt Dickinson, Jim Haberl, Chris Bonington
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Everest and K2 are among the Earth's most dangerous places, yet the world's best climbers can't stay away from them. This audio program offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. You'll hear writing from Matt Dickinson, Chirs Bonington, David Roberts, and others whose stories remind us, in vivid accounts, why Everest and K2 are so feared yet so irresistable to climbers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Huldren on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Mysterium

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Froderberg
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mysterium, known as Mount Sarasvati, looms over the Indian Himalayas as the range's tallest peak. Sarasvati "Sara" Troy is determined to reach the peak for which she was christened, and to climb it in honor of her mother, who perished in a mountaineering accident when Sara was just a child. She asks her father, a celebrated mountaineer and philosophy professor, to organize and lead the expedition. The six climbers he recruits are an uneasy mix. The party's journey is harrowing, taking them on a path that evokes the hell, purgatory, and heaven of Dante's Inferno.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Epic

    • Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks
    • By: Greg Child, David Roberts, Stephen Venables
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    "Epic" is a mountaineering term that evokes a sense of treacherous disaster. The climb that went wrong: fighting blinding snowstorms and horrific avalanches; days spent tentbound running low on food, water, and oxygen; surviving broken bones and shattered spirits. This program offers a collection of the most memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the worst possible conditions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chronicles of misery.

    • By CWW on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $17.47