Everest and Mountaineering

July 20th is marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber confirmed to summit Mount Everest.  In his honor read one of these great books about Everest and mountaineering

Title Author Cover
One mountain thousand summits : the untold story of tragedy and true heroism on K2 Freddie Wilkinson One mountain thousand summits : the untold story of tragedy and true heroism on K2 cover image
The call of Everest : the history, science, and future of the world's tallest peak Conrad Anker The call of Everest : the history, science, and future of the world's tallest peak cover image
How to shit in the woods : an environmentally sound approach to a lost art Kathleen Meyer How to shit in the woods : an environmentally sound approach to a lost art cover image
Master of thin air : life and death on the world's highest peaks Andrew Lock Master of thin air : life and death on the world's highest peaks cover image
Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountains Jon Krakauer Eiger dreams : ventures among men and mountains cover image
Death on Mount Washington : stories of accidents and foolhardiness on the Northeast's highest peak Randi Minetor Death on Mount Washington : stories of accidents and foolhardiness on the Northeast's highest peak cover image
The Andes Val Pitkethly The Andes cover image
Conquering the seven summits of sales : from Everest to every business, achieving peak performance Susan Ershler Conquering the seven summits of sales : from Everest to every business, achieving peak performance cover image
Best climbs. Rocky Mountain National Park. Best climbs. Rocky Mountain National Park. cover image
Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime Stephen Alter Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime cover image
Limits of the Known. David Roberts Limits of the Known. cover image
No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits Jordan Romero No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits cover image
Climbing Colorado's mountains Susan Joy Paul Climbing Colorado's mountains cover image
The vast unknown : America's first ascent of Everest Broughton Coburn The vast unknown : America's first ascent of Everest cover image
A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers Hannah Kimberley A woman's place is at the top : a biography of Annie Smith Peck, queen of the climbers cover image
Drawn : the art of ascent Jeremy Collins Drawn : the art of ascent cover image
Mountaineering : the freedom of the hills Mountaineering : the freedom of the hills cover image
Mountaineering : training and preparation Mountaineering : training and preparation cover image
Hanging by a thread : the missions of a helicopter rescue doctor Emmanuel Cauchy Hanging by a thread : the missions of a helicopter rescue doctor cover image
The tower : a chronicle of climbing and controversy on Cerro Torre Kelly Cordes The tower : a chronicle of climbing and controversy on Cerro Torre cover image
A life on the edge Jim Whittaker A life on the edge cover image
Chasing Denali : The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds Behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering Jonathan Waterman Chasing Denali : The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds Behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering cover image
Snowblind : stories of alpine obsession Daniel Arnold Snowblind : stories of alpine obsession cover image
Halfway to heaven : my white-knuckled and knuckle-headed quest for the Rocky Mountain high Mark Obmascik Halfway to heaven : my white-knuckled and knuckle-headed quest for the Rocky Mountain high cover image
Chasing summits : in pursuit of high places and an unconventional life Garry Harrington Chasing summits : in pursuit of high places and an unconventional life cover image
The mountain : my time on Everest Ed Viesturs The mountain : my time on Everest cover image
Where you'll find me : risk, decisions, and the last climb of Kate Matrosova Ty Gagne Where you'll find me : risk, decisions, and the last climb of Kate Matrosova cover image
The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent Mick Conefrey The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent cover image
On the edge : the art of high-impact leadership Alison Levine On the edge : the art of high-impact leadership cover image
Climbing New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers : from casual hikes to challenging ascents Eli Burakian Climbing New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers : from casual hikes to challenging ascents cover image
Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond Rick Antonson Full moon over Noah's ark : an odyssey to Mount Ararat and beyond cover image
After the wind : 1996 Everest tragedy : one survivor's story Louis W Kasischke After the wind : 1996 Everest tragedy : one survivor's story cover image
The conquest of Everest : original photographs from the legendary first ascent George Lowe The conquest of Everest : original photographs from the legendary first ascent cover image
K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain Ed Viesturs K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain cover image
Annapurna : the first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet) Maurice Herzog Annapurna : the first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet) cover image
Sir Edmund Hillary Samuel Willard Crompton Sir Edmund Hillary cover image
Tracking the wild Coomba : the life of legendary skier Doug Coombs Robert Cocuzzo Tracking the wild Coomba : the life of legendary skier Doug Coombs cover image
180° south : conquerors of the useless 180° south : conquerors of the useless cover image
A few feet short : an uncommon journey to Everest Jamey Glasnovic A few feet short : an uncommon journey to Everest cover image
The summits of modern man : mountaineering after the enlightenment Peter H Hansen The summits of modern man : mountaineering after the enlightenment cover image
Kilimanjaro : the trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain Henry Stedman Kilimanjaro : the trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain cover image
After the fall : a climber's true story of facing death and finding life Craig DeMartino After the fall : a climber's true story of facing death and finding life cover image
To the edges of the Earth : 1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration Edward J Larson To the edges of the Earth : 1909, the race for the three poles, and the climax of the age of exploration cover image
Dead Mountain : the untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident Donnie Eichar Dead Mountain : the untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident cover image
Summiting Everest : how a photograph celebrates teamwork at the top of the world Emma Carlson Berne Summiting Everest : how a photograph celebrates teamwork at the top of the world cover image
Walter Harper, Alaska native son Mary F Ehrlander Walter Harper, Alaska native son cover image
Limits of the known David Roberts Limits of the known cover image
One more step : my story of living with cerebral palsy, climbing Kilimanjaro, and surviving the hardest race on earth Bonner Paddock One more step : my story of living with cerebral palsy, climbing Kilimanjaro, and surviving the hardest race on earth cover image
Himalayan quest Ed Viesturs Himalayan quest cover image
Sherpa : the memoir of Ang Tharkay Ang Tharkay Sherpa : the memoir of Ang Tharkay cover image