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Mountain Books

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

  1. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think I have this version. I may have seen it in LifeLine and bought it or not bought it. Have a paperback version. Great tale! FA new route on the Big One!
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    I think I've read it. I'll have to check it out to make sure. If not I'll give it a read.
     
  3. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Went to a lecture by Joe Simpson back in the 90s at ANU. F me, if that man ever offers to go climbing with you, run away. How he is even alive (and that's not counting when he broke his leg on Aconcagua) is beyond me.
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    This is another good read from a fellow Gold Coast kid and a great and humble human.
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  6. skifree

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

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

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  8. climberman

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    Lovely series of books.
     
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  9. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    This just arrived, seems to be a Covid project. Second edition already on the way!

     
  10. pegasusSki

    pegasusSki One of Us

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    Hey Boodwah- do you place the orders with a separate card and hustle them in a carrier bag into the back shed?
    Then they get promoted to the house over several months...
    Then, when, the Missus sees a new book she doesn't recognise:
    "I've had that one for years, nearly new from the Op shop".

    hmmm...a new thread I think...
     
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  11. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    While not strictly Mountain books, I've enjoyed reading books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
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    pegasusSki One of Us

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    His first autobiography Living Dangerously [late 80s] goes into his army life, the 70s and 80s in detail and is perhaps a better read. Covers off in a chapter or 2 the Transglobe expedition of the late 70s early 80s - (covered in Towards the Ends of the Earth).

    I think Mad Bad abridges all that, but catches up with his 90s trips and Everest bid.

    I've also got Mind over Matter which is about his crossing of the Antarctic Continent in the early 90s. He never claimed the full crossing of the island,- and iceshelf as they didn't get that far ;-), but they later worked out they had at least crossed the continent...there's a gear list which is of interest - mostly simple gear.

     
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  13. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup, my books and her shoes, two sheds.
     
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    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe shouldn't have started this thread, booklist getting longer by the day...
     
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    pegasusSki One of Us

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  16. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This one is a stunner, pretty sure @Rimey grabbed one in Cham:

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    The bookshop on the main st of Cham is extraordinary.
     
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  17. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have this one, was going to link :)
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is nice too:

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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And then of course there is the bible:

     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another staple in the bookshelf:

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  22. climberman

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    I have this too - it was the first real descent guide I had heard of. Andrew didn't know what to charge for sending to Oz, so he asked for a tub of vegemite as he 'has a thing for weird spreads'.
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have some
    It’s disturbing to see what an armchair mountaineer I am LOL
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @skifree will approve as image includes bookshelves
     
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    I saw ranulph fiennes speak at the opera house a couple of years ago. He didn't crack a smile the entire night, yet everyone was in stitches - the driest sense of humour I've ever seen. Was a serious life highlight.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't find my "Rumdoodle"
     
  27. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Belongs in euphemism thread
     
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    Most of my mountain or ski related books are sitting in my place in Jindy. However, have this at home in Sydney. Not mountain related, not skiing related, but I think it is in the spirit of things, and a cracking read

     
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    You need to get out more bro!
    All those words, not enough pulling!
    Wait!!
     
  30. malas1

    malas1 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This bloke lost a few climbing partners
     
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  31. DPS Driver

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    I don't have that many but we do share many of the same books. Mine are all in storage. We've just finished the last of our complete renovation today. Taking 12 months and 5 days to complete. Yippee.
    we downsized considerably so not sure if the books will find a shelf in these digs.
     
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    Yeah mine were in boxes for a long time after moving in with +1. Magically when we bought some shelves my books filled 90% of it LOL
     
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    When we were packing up the old house my wife said "what do you want to do with all your bloody books". I think the look she got from me answered the question.
     
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    I did. Well used. Brings back memories and stokes the addiction.
    This title is Cham porn and guidebook with maps and detailed routes.
    At 4.5 kg there's plenty of it, which lead to a stand off at the BA checkin at Geneva airport on my departure.
    Ideally combined with Anselme Baud's "Mont Blanc and the Aiguille Rouge" and the IGN maps 3630OT Chamonix and 3530ET Samoens (which covers the Aiguilles Rouge).

    and all available from that shop in Cham
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    Remembering Stu and Dale.
     
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    Really enjoyed this, a nice uplifting read.
     
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    If the walls could talk.
     
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    Circled. One of the three outdoor bookshelves. Oops.

     
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    My Xmas addition.
     
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    Touching The Void was one of the best books I have read, amazing story. But it wasn't Aconcagua, it was in Peru somewhere. Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside the Himalayas which certainly presents problems, but as a climb it is pretty easy.
     
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    Siula Grande. Peru, near to Huascaran.
     
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    A couple of favs

     
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    You're right. My copy of 'Touching the Void' is somewhere in boxes under the house. I should have checked before posting.

    One of the other mountain books I've got is the one produced on the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Some great photos and quite humourous at times.
     
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    In the ghost book - his other book - there's the shot of him hanging on a rope when he got rescued in the Alps. Absolute deadpan. He probably does spill into a different category..
     
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    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    For photos of the mountains of Tasmania, I don't think this book can be beaten
     
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    Haven’t got it yet but this is supposed to be really good
    http://www.grantdixonphotography.com.au/book/
    PS: met Dombrovskis and his camera in the Great Ravine on the Franklin River in 81
     
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    I’ve got that Grant Dixon one, it’s beautiful
     
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    This arrived for Christmas, will be skiing lots of lines in my head this NH winter.