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Mountain Books

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Boodwah, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure if there’s already a forum list of the best books on mountains, skiing, climbing etc. Be good to have one.
    This new one just arrived for my collection, it’s superb. If you love maps and the Alps, get it.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    May I expand the envelope of your topic?

    Just finished reading this and can recommend.

     
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  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    But I'll get back to mountains for you now.

     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And while I'm here.

     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    This also arrived the other days, amazing winter photes of Tassy

     
  7. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Remiss of me not to include this one.
    Also a call out to @Bogong who I think has a larger mountain library than most.

     
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    pegasusSki One of Us

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    Skiing the High Plains
     

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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    A classic of AUS ecology and conservation. My best mate's mum ran a second hand bookshop with a great section on AUS natural environment.
     
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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    A book that contributed to my early activism in the Alps and motivated me to get involved in the campaign to stop logging in the Wongungarra Valley in the early 2000s - now a declared wilderness zone in the Alpine NP.
     
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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great find at the St Kilda PS fete:
     
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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    pegasusSki One of Us

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    There was one in the Healesville Op shop from memory
     
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  14. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty sure I got this in the Bright oppy. It's a relic but still good.
     
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    pegasusSki One of Us

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    First to see Ramshead's book in an Oppy to win a prize!
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Furniture, google it, you need some, a book case.
     
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    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the opposite of Marie Kondo. Very appropriate for 2020.
     
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    StuckinQld One of Us

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    I’ll have to go dig the photo out later, but I was a big fan of Mountain Memories by Mick Hull. Picked up my autographed copy from him at the ski show in Melbourne many years ago.
     
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    Ramshead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Noooo! That will mean it has stopped selling!!! Will post some of my fave books soon
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't have a copy, but if you can find it the memories of an early manager of the Snow Revellers ski club are a really interesting read. The Mitchell Library in Sydney has a copy.
     
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    StuckinQld One of Us

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    I have a bit of a thing for penguins and Antarctica, I’ll look forward to tracking down a copy.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was was given two separate library copies to read by friends at the same time, pressure was on.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Elyne Mitchell. Wow. I devoured her ‘Silver Brumby’ books as a child. Slightly off-topic, but I remember @robbo mcs telling me recently that she was also a champion representative skiier (must have been back in the 30s or 40s?).
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is a good read:

     
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    Yes and yes.
     
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    She certainly had an amazing life:) These are worth a read

    https://www.alpineaccess.com.au/stories-from-the-backcountry/elyne-mitchell-main-range-legend

    https://www.australianalpineclub.co...of-skiing-in-the-snowy-mountains.html?start=4
     
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    Even has a picture with my grandfather in it.
     
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    Only wish I could own one of the places in this.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have that one
     
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    my library region has a copy, time to put a hold on it!
     
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    The worst thing about this is realising what isn't there.....a few of my books must be living on other folks shelves!
     
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    This was a good read was a considered countenance to Krakauer's "Into Thin Air".
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    I enjoyed this read as well.
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    Sadly poignant
    RIP
     
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    It wasn't until I read this book that I realised what an epic climb these guys pulled off. Still rates as one of the best climbs on Everest.

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    While on Everest

    Alfred Gregory’s official photographic doco of the 1953 First Ascent

    Lincoln ‘s account of the first Australian Ascent, new route, no supplemental oxygen.
    RIP
     
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    Victim of home renovator's disease..... :(
     
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    got... got... This is like swapping cards at school.
     
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    And my dad has a pic in it too!
     
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    I haven’t read this. Will have a look.

    Simpson’s ‘This Game of Ghosts’ is well worth a read.
     
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