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              A Mountaineer's Life
               

              A Mountaineer's Life (Hardback)

              By Steck, Allen; Foreword by Roper, Steve

              • RRP: $74.67
              • $74.67
              • Internationally sourced

              Sixteen year old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer's life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 exped...ition to Makalu, a 1963 first ascent of the south face of the Clyde Minaret, and a 1965 first ascent of the Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan. In 1967 with Steve Roper he co-founded and edited Ascent magazine. Two years later, his interest in the far reaches of the world led him to partner in Mountain Travel, America's first true adventure travel company. These are stories from the days when climbing was discovery, when men like Steck forged new routes, both literal or literary. With dry humor and detailed recall, he captures the excitement and intrigue of a time when there were few rules and no guidelines. As he says, We do not deceive ourselves that we are engaging in an activity that is anything but debilitating, dangerous, euphoric, kinesthetic, expensive, frivolously essential, economically useless and totally without redeeming social significance. One should not probe for deeper meanings.
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              ISBN 9781938340703
              Released NZ 24 Oct 2017
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              Closer to the Ground: An outdoor family's year on the water, in the woods and at the table

              Closer to the Ground: An outdoor family's year on the water, in the woods and at the table (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tomine, Dylan; Foreword by McGuane, Thomas; Illustrated by McClure, Nikki

              • RRP: $39.99
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              The deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea. With illustrations by Nikki ...McClure. This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world -- and the ways it teaches us how to live -- with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure as keen as a child's. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.
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              ISBN 9781938340505
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
              Publisher Patagonia Books
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              Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing in Patagonia

              Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing in Patagonia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chambers, Cameron

              • RRP: $39.99
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              A blip of prosperity at the turn of the 20th century brought American trout to Patagonia, then for a half-century they were forgotten to fight wars and build a nation. Rediscovered by fishermen a half-century later, the fish had grown to epic proportions. In Chasing Rumor, Camero...n Chambers chronicles his modern-day pilgrimage to the rivers of Patagonia in pursuit of these legendary 20-pound trout. What started as a trip focused on catching fish became a love affair with the Patagonian landscape, environment, and, mostly, the people. From a business mogul turned B&B owner to a kid determined to save a local trout population, Chasing Rumor is at times the story of a handful of fishermen, and at other times a tale of enormous trout.
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              ISBN 9781938340406
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2015
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              Slow Is Fast: On the Road At Home
               

              Slow Is Fast: On the Road At Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Photographs by Zimmerman, Kanoa; Filmed/photographed by Keene, Kellen

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Slow Is Fast recounts the experiences of Dan Malloy, Kellen Keene, and Kanoa Zimmerman during their 50-day, 700-mile bicycle adventure down the California coast. Along the way they meet artisan farmers, artists and craftsmen, road kill, and many great waves.

              ISBN 9781938340741
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2017
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              Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete
               

              Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By House, Steve; Johnston, Scott; Foreword by Twight, Mark

              • RRP: $90.50
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              • Internationally sourced

              In Training for the New Alpinism: The Climber Athlete's Manual, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of US National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any... mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston, who combined have over 60 years of experience, demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, whether you live in the city or the country, whether you are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals will grow exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will
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              ISBN 9781938340239
              Released NZ 18 Mar 2014
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