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The 10 Best Mountain Climbing Books of All-Time
Doctor of Climbology is your shortcut to becoming cultured in climbing. An imperfect, unscientific guide to 55 must-read, must-see, must-hear climbing stories from masters of the art. To find out which stories are really worth reading—or watching or hearing—we asked more than 35 writers, publishers, and filmmakers, plus Climbing readers, for their favorites. Click here to see our picks in digital and film. Note: We only considered books written in or translated into English. Freedom of the hills! In three Italian POWs, imprisoned in East Africa at the height of World War II, escape the monotony of prison life by breaking out and attempting 17,foot Mount Kenya, using only a drawing of the peak on a food tin to plan their route.
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I asked Andrew Szalay to put together an article on the best mountain climbing books, because I could think of no one better suited to write about the subject than Andrew. Andrew Szalay is a DC-denizen like I used to be. While he calls the flatlands home he stills thinks often of the big ranges around the world. Andrew writes extremely eloquently and thoughtfully about the current state of Alpinism and the world of mountaineering literature and writing on his blog The Suburban Mountaineer. I highly recommend checking it out. In , David Roberts returned home with two climbing partners after completing the hardest new route in Alaska to date.