Climbing the Seven Summits

Author: Mike Hamill
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594856495
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from Climbing the Seven Summits * First and only guidebook to climbing all Seven Summits * Full color with 125 photographs and 24 maps including a map for each summit route * Essential information on primary climbing routes and travel logistics for mountaineers, with historical and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits* -- the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters " club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality. With Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different approaches to tackling the list, as well as details on what you'll need to plan an expedition and what to expect from each climb. For each mountain you'll learn about documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America. Throughout you'll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook. And, because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains! *Within mountaineering circles there is debate over which peaks are considered the official Seven Summits. For the purposes of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are based on the continental model used in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia, also referred to as the 'Bass list.'

The Seven Summits of Success

Author: Robert Heller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857084736
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

When Rebecca Stephens first formed her goal of climbing Everest she was a young journalist with hardly any climbing experience, but with a strong vision and limitless determination to achieve her dream. It was a highly ambitious goal for such an inexperienced climber. Yet only four years on, she became the first British woman to climb the highest mountain in the world. That achievement led directly to her second great ambition: to be the first British woman to climb the Seven Summits, the tallest peak on each of the world's seven continents. In this inspiring book, Rebecca Stephens and management guru Robert Heller join forces to explore the mental skills, practical abilities and psychological powers that enabled her to achieve her dream. Whatever your personal ambition may be, the lessons of this unique book will lead you to identify, master and scale your own individual heights.

Moving Mountains

Author: James Wilde
Publisher:
ISBN: 1478715545
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Wilde explains how his dream to climb the seven continental summits transformed into the quest to bring clean drinking water to those in need in the Northern Province of Uganda.

No Summit Out of Sight

Author: Jordan Romero
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481432764
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A record-setting teen mountaineer recounts the story of how he successfully climbed Mount Everest at the age of 13 and completed all seven summits two years later, describing the inspiration, training and challenging work that enabled his achievements.

Akyat

Author: Romi Garduce
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1492920185
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Funny, entertaining, educational and inspiring especially for adventurers who don't have a lot of extra money, tied up on a full-time job, and not born with superhuman strength. A book about a long journey to an impossible adventure quest that took so many years to complete, spanning many countries in all seven continents – to achieve a dream... The dream of climbing Mt Everest and all the highest mountains in all continents. 'Akyat' is a Filipino word that means 'climb' (the book is written in English).

Die Verlorenen von New York Die letzten berlebenden 2

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920901
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ob es jemals wieder so wird wie früher? Täglich stellt sich Alex diese Frage. Denn seit der Mond aus seiner Umlaufbahn verschoben wurde, geht es im New Yorker Alltag ums nackte Überleben. In den Fenstern der Hochhäuser brennt kein Licht mehr; kaputte Autos verstopfen die Kreuzungen; Plünderer ziehen durch die Straßen auf der Suche nach den letzten Lebensmitteln. New York ist eine Insel der Armen geworden - wer konnte, hat die Stadt längst verlassen. Verzweifelt kümmert sich Alex um seine Schwestern Briana und Julie. Doch eine Frage wagt er nicht zu stellen: Was, wenn ihre Eltern nicht nur vermisst sind, sondern Schlimmeres passiert ist?

Soul Surfer

Author: Bethany Hamilton
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 9783765570827
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Im Jahr 2003 verlor die damals 13-jährige Profisurferin Bethany Hamilton durch die Attacke eines über 4 Meter großen Tigerhais ihren linken Arm. Doch sie gab nicht auf: mit Mut, einem starken Willen und ihrem unerschütterlichen Glauben an Gott gelang ihr ein außergewöhnliches Comeback. Bereits zwei Jahre später surfte sie trotz ihrer Behinderung wieder in der Weltspitze und wurde 2007 US-amerikanische Surfmeisterin. Seitdem ist viel passiert. Bethanys Leben wurde mit hochkarätigen Stars wie Helen Hunt und Dennis Quaid fürs Kino verfilmt. Doch dass sie nicht nur hinter die Kulissen eines Hollywoodfilmdrehs blicken konnte, sondern auch als gefragter Gast in Talkshows, Gemeinden und für Hilfsorganisationen wie World Vision um die Welt reist, beschreibt sie in dieser erweiterten Neuausgabe ihres Bestsellers Soul Surfer. Meine Geschichte.

Verloren

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher:
ISBN: 3473583952
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Das Leben in der beschaulichen Kleinstadt Perdido Beach wird für Sam und seine Freunde zum Albtraum: Plötzlich verschwinden alle Bewohner spurlos, die älter als fünfzehn Jahre sind. Eine gigantische Mauer umschließt die Stadt. Es gibt kein Entrinnen, nur die nackte Angst, denn schon bald ziehen marodierende Banden durch die Straßen. Ein erbitterter Kampf ums Überleben beginnt - und ein Kampf gegen die Zeit: Sam wird in 299 Stunden selbst fünfzehn.

7 Summits

Author: Ed Buckingham
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 9781909461505
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Most of us can watch an old episode of the holiday programme Wish You Were Here without it having the life-changing effect that it had on postman Edward Buckingham. For Ed, a young man from humble origins in Cornwall, the draw of Kilimanjaro and the high mountains of the world would change his life forever. It would also very nearly end his life during a fall from high on Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Drawn to high places, Ed embarked on a journey that would take him to the summit of the highest mountain on every continent. His seven summits actually involved ten summits - he climbed the highest summit in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, and the highest in Continental Europe, Mount Elbrus, as well as summiting Australia’s Mount Kosciusko and the far more remote Papua New Guinea summit of Carstenz Pyramid, the highest point in Australasia. And, of course, Cho Oyu. In 7 Summits, Ed tells of hardship and near-death experiences on Cho Oyu, the sheer scale and suffering in being the first Cornishman to ascend Everest, as well as his final summit, Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Ed develops as a man throughout his quest. Always humble, working hard for the Royal Mail delivering post to fund his trips, on his early trip to Aconcagua and on his first attempt on Mont Blanc he is very much a novice mountaineer, but his passion for the outdoors and willingness to help his fellow climbers is always there. During his fifteen-year quest Ed’s experience grows, particularly in the sub-Arctic of Alaska, where his ascent of Denali tested his stamina and equipment to the limit. At the culmination of his quest, he emerges as a capable climber, fit and strong and by sheer determination has become a world-class athlete, running full and ultra marathons, climbing mountains and delivering post.

Die Besteigung des Rum Doodle

Author: William E. Bowman
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783954030118
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Humor

»Die Besteigung des Rum Doodle« ist eine grandiose Bergsteigersatire aus den 50er Jahren, die niemals auf Deutsch erschienen ist. Das Buch genießt Kultstatus in Alpinistenkreisen und führte sogar dazu, dass ein ganzer Berg in der Antarktis »Rum Doodle« getauft wurde. Erzählt wird die abenteuerliche Geschichte einer Expedition, bei der so gut wie alles schief geht. Der Expeditionsleiter, ein ehrgeiziger und nicht zu beirrender Herr, ist mit der Zusammenstellung eines geeigneten Teams beauftragt. Er rekrutiert sieben sehr britische Gentlemen. Doch bald zeigt sich, dass keiner von ihnen seiner Aufgabe gewachsen ist. Der Navigator findet trotz Einsatz eines Kompasses nicht zum Ort der Vorbesprechung in London. Der Arzt ist ständig krank. Der Hauptkletterer leidet an Antriebslosigkeit. Die Qualitäten des Kochs spotten jeder Beschreibung. Der Übersetzer versteht die Sprache der Einheimischen nicht, und es werden 30 000 statt 3 000 Träger engagiert. Ein Missgeschick jagt das nächste und am Ende, na klar, haben sie den falschen Berg bestiegen.

Seven Summits

Author: Steve Bell
Publisher: Gramercy Books
ISBN: 0517227509
Release Date: 2006-05-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Tour the globe and witness spectacular feats of human determination, endurance, and strength. Travel with dedicated mountaineers as they climb the "Seven Summits"—the highest peak of each of the seven continents. Stunning full-color photographs capture the breathtaking scenery and courageous athleticism of the climbers. Essays and diaries of mountaineers, along with striking photos, capture these harrowing adventures and take readers to each of the Seven Summits: McKinley (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Vinson (Antarctica), Kilmanjaro (Africa), Elbrus (Europe), Kosciuszko (Australia), and Everest (Asia).

In eisige H hen

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3890291104
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Mountaineering accidents


Higher Love

Author: Kit DesLauriers
Publisher: Archer
ISBN: 1941729010
Release Date: 2015-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kit DesLauriers made history by being the first person to ski from the summit of each continent's highest mountain--after climbing it. Centered on her quest to climb and ski the Seven Summits,Higher Love is a hero's journey, rich with personal insights, life-threatening consequences, and a thrilling crescendo. Spanning seven continents in just two years, this is Kit's personal account of the secret journey that would change her heart and her life forever. From braving Antarctica's bone-chilling temperatures to trudging through an African rain forest, from corn snow on the continental slopes of Australia to blue ice on Everest, Kit leads you up each mountain and gives you a heart-racing ride back down. This candid, fast-paced story shows how inspiration, teamwork and honoring our true nature blazes the trail to every summit, on or off the mountain.

Mount Elbrus and Mount Kosciuszko

Author: Walter Glover
Publisher: Seven Mountain
ISBN: 0997683449
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

In this exciting mountaineering story, Walter Glover continues his quest to climb on the world's Seven Summits. As part of the Seven Mountain Story, this book contains vivid accounts of weather, people, and unexpected challenges. Glover includes his spiritual journey along with physical challenges, told with a healthy dose of humor.