The sign behind the desk in the National Park ranger station in Talkeetna, the gateway town for Denali, North America's highest mountain, had some news which could be interpreted one of two ways depending on whether you were a pessimist or an optimist.
79% of climbers had reached the summit that season, and the normal success rate was just 50%. Surely that meant it was a good year to climb Denali?
There had been an unprecedented spell of good weather on the peak known as Mt McKinley, one of the Seven Summits, a peak notorious for its severe conditions and cold temperatures that trapped climbers in storms for days on end. This year people were climbing straight up and reaching the summit without a hitch, and coming back down again days ahead of schedule.
Genre: Nonfiction, Sport, Mountaineering, Travel, United States
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2017 onward
Mysterious Things in the Woods; Mysterious disappearances, missing people; sometimes found...
What really is out there in the woods?
....Sometimes the scariest thing is evidence we can plainly see, but can’t completely understand...
Mysterious deaths in a forest said to be controlled by Satanists; Mountain climbers found inexplicably mutilated; large numbers of college aged men found dead in creeks; a hiker walks over the top of a hill in front of the rest of the hiking party and has vanished by the time they crest the hill, moments later; the little boy who says he was taken by a ‘shimmering woman’ in the forest; the village of native Inuits that ‘disappeared’; a child playing near their parents in a forest, disappears in the blink of an eye without making a so...
Genre: Children's eBooks, Science, Nature & How It Works, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Sport, Mountaineering
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward
A sampling of titles available from Patagonia Books. Patagonia Books is intended as a way to advance our love of books as well as nature and a reflective life. We publish a select number of titles on wilderness, wildlife, and outdoor sports that inspire and restore connection to the natural world. We also present books that raise awareness about not only the environmental challenges our world faces, but suggest ways that we can work together to slow the disintegration of our planet. This includes immediate activities, such as strategies to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as more in-depth examinations of the meanings of affluence, consumerism, and capitalism in the 21st Century. ...
Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Sport, Mountaineering, Travel
Size: 294 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2017 onward
-Reveiws-"Very useful and very educational book. Gave me a lot to think about when I bought my new hiking shoes. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to my friends." (Allen, G.)"This book is very practical. It helped me pick out a pair of hiking boots that no longer gives me blisters! I highly recommend you read this book before buying new hiking boots or go on a backpacking trip." (Carlos, M.)-Description-How to Select a Pair of Hiking Shoes is a terrific and unique guide which explains everything you need to know about how to find the hiking shoes that fit your feet perfectly and comfortably. Whether you are an ultralight backpacker or love to venture into rough and rugged terrains, this book will guide you about how to choose the kind of hiking shoes that can serve you f...
Genre: Nonfiction, Sport, Mountaineering, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 April 2017 onward
For this FREE mountaineering eBook collection from Vertebrate Publishing, we’ve picked extracts from eleven of our favourite mountaineering and exploration titles. Including works from Reinhold Messner, Edwin Drummond and Joe Tasker, these award-winning titles trace the history of mountains from the 1920s to the present day. From the tense and thrilling to the evocative and stirring, they record some of the most exciting events in climbing.Legendary explorer H.W. Tilman cycles across Africa in Snow on the Equator. Kurt Diemberger offers a harrowing first-hand account of the 1996 K2 tragedy in The Endless Knot, and Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre reveal exactly what goes on during climbing expeditions in their Boardman Tasker winning Shishapangma.You can find out more about the books featur...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Sport, Biographies, Mountaineering, Travel
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 April 2017 onward
Fired Up Body Series - Vol 6 - Bulging Biceps.
Paul Martin & William O'Brien have over 27 years experience in health & fitness and finally decided to open their vast array of knowledge to the public again. After many years of people asking the same questions, a collection of tried and tested exercises and methods are now available.
*William O'Brien MSc, PGCert, BSc(Hons), CertNatSci
Bodybuilding and health & fitness expert, international author and writer of numerous articles
Competitive bodybuilder 1993-1994
Latham's West Coast Championships – Intermediates 2nd place 1993
Latham's UK Championships Men's 80k – 4th place 1994...
Genre: Nonfiction, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Personal Health, Sport, Individual Sports, Mountaineering, Training
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 April 2017 onward
This edition carries mountain bike enthusiast to a whole new level of mountain biking. Also included is how to avoid injury when biking and stretching for mountain bikers in four easy. It is an interesting read....
Genre: Nonfiction, Sport, Cycling, Mountaineering
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2017 onward