Favorite books on Himalayan mountaineering?

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Re: Favorite books on Himalayan mountaineering?

Post by oldhikerQ » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:31 am

My favorites are already listed.

In The Throne Room of the Mountain Gods, Galen Rowell
Below Another Sky, Rick Ridgeway
Stories Off the Wall, John Roskelley

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: Favorite books on Himalayan mountaineering?

Post by Dave_Ayers » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:37 pm

In addition to some of those already listed, I've enjoyed reading the Anatoli Boukreev books The Climb and Above the Cloud's. IMO, The Climb is a superior account of the '96 Everest fiasco vs. the Krakauer version.

While backpacking, I like short story compilations. The Mammoth Book of Climbing Adventures edited by Jon Lewis has some fine Himalaya accounts IIRC. I tore it in two halves to keep the weight down.

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Re: Favorite books on Himalayan mountaineering?

Post by davidsheridan » Mon May 20, 2019 11:25 am

If you are interested in Pakistan, this book is incredible. I highly recommend it. It also gets deep into the Himalaya of course. It is an artful book that travels the length of the Indus river as a travel adventure and also teaches you all sorts of history: https://www.amazon.com/Empires-Indus-St ... 0393338606

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