Backpacking

Author: Adrienne Hall

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070260276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 995

Offers tips on equipment, clothing, supplies, cooking, physical fitness, safety, and protecting the environment
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Annapurna, a woman's place

Author: Arlene Blum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 8563

Posted in Sports & Recreation

Up

A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

Author: Patricia Ellis Herr

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307952088

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 579

When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains. In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating--and sometimes harrowing--adventures climbing all forty-eight of New Hampshire's highest mountains. Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peakbaggers are afforded, and will laugh out loud as Trish urges herself to "mother up" when she and Alex meet an ornery--and alarmingly bold--spruce grouse on the trail. This is, at heart, a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to foster independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her "that small doesn't necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible."
Posted in Family & Relationships

Annapurna

14 treks including the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary

Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones,Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783624493

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 3625

This guidebook describes 14 multi-day treks in Nepal's captivating Annapurna region, among the foothills of the mighty Himalaya. Routes range between 24km and 200km (15-124 miles) and between 4 and 23 days, with maximum altitudes from 1750m to 5416m. With accommodation options including a mixture of homestay, camping and lodges, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their surroundings and experience the warmth and richness of Nepalese hospitality and culture. As well as detailed route description and sketch mapping, the guide presents a wealth of information to help make the most of a trip, including practical advice on transport, visas and permits, when to go, what to take and health and safety. There are notes on different styles of trekking, tips on cultural etiquette and fascinating background information on the region's history, plants and wildlife, culture and religion. Areas covered include Machhapuchhre, Pokhara and Lamjung Himal. The varied treks showcase this inspiring landscape, offering stunning vistas of snow-clad peaks and verdant valleys. From the classic Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary to lesser-known routes, this is the definitive guide to exploring Nepal's most popular trekking region.
Posted in Travel

No Shortcuts to the Top

Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

Author: Ed Viesturs,David Roberts

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767924711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 8523

A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most dangerous climbs as he pursued the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, discussing some of his own close calls and rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Trekking in the Himalayas

Author: Stefano Ardito

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854401495

Category: Travel

Page: 167

View: 7397

Each year, the Himalayas attract millions of visitors who follow myriad paths among splendid forests and icy peaks in search of ancient monuments and breathtaking panoramas. This handy volume presents 15 of the best routes in the Himalayas, from the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers to the Annapurna Sanctuary and the Rongbuk and Kabshung valleys at the base of Everest. Providing concrete advice on the necessary equipment, best times to embark on a trek, how and when to hire a guide, and much more, this addition to the popular White Star Guides series safely steers readers through this challenging and ever-fascinating area. Throughout the book, spectacular photographs demonstrate the awe-inspiring natural beauty that has insider information on each region featured in the book. Indices of useful addresses and key destinations in the Himalayas provide essential information for travelers. With its portable format, detailed information, and inspiring illustrations, this is an invaluable resource for outdoors enthusiasts, nature lovers, and hikers traveling to the Himalayas.
Posted in Travel

Highpoint Adventures

The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

Author: Charlie Winger,Diane Winger

Publisher: Winger & Associates Inc

ISBN: 9780967146638

Category: Nature

Page: 302

View: 9009

Highpoint Adventures has selected the easiest route up each of the 50 American state highpoints and includes detailed route descriptions, expert advice on planning, tips on equipment and safety, easy to understand ratings, instructions on reaching trailheads and access points, and elevation profiles and maps to find your way.
Posted in Nature

Breaking Trail

A Climbing Life

Author: Arlene Blum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156031165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 4513

The personal story of the first American woman climber to attempt Mount Everest describes her transformation from an overprotected Chicago youth to the leader of women climbing teams, describing her successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna and her receipt of a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. Reprint.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A journey north

one woman's story of hiking the Appalachian Trail

Author: Adrienne Hall

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8751

Chronicles the author's adventures of hiking the Appalachian Trail with her boyfriend from Georgia to Maine, while exploring the trail's historical background and the contemporary issues now facing it.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Guide to Nepal

Author: David Reed,James McConnachie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 140538512X

Category: Travel

Page: 492

View: 1578

The Rough Guide to Nepal is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Nepal has to offer. Discover the vibrant regions of Nepal from the easternmost tea hills of Ilam to the wildlife-rich jungle of the far west, and from the high Himalayas to the Kathmandu Valley. Fully updated and reshaped after the country’s recent change in government, The Rough Guide to Nepal contains in-depth accounts of all Nepal’s highlights from Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas to wildlife reserves and spectacular mountain viewpoints in Nepal. Colour sections explore Nepal’s ethnic hill peoples and dramatic mountain trails whilst expert accounts offer an introduction to the history, culture and natural life of this exciting and resurgent country. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Nepal whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Nepal, bars in Nepal and restaurants in Nepal for every budget. This Rough Guide to Nepal includes an extensive section on trekking with practical advice and maps on the best places to trek, raft and mountain bike. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Nepal
Posted in Travel

Women on High

Pioneers of Mountaineering

Author: Rebecca A. Brown

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 519

In a time when a woman’s sphere was decidedly limited to hearth and family, a number of courageous women were stepping out, stepping up, and making history far from the comforts of the homefire. Mountaineering’s early days found male climbers garnering praise and admiration for daring summit ascents while women were relegated to the role of faithful observers. But not all women were satisfied with the view from the valley— many yearned for the thrill of gazing down on the world from the peaks of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mount Washington. In this exciting addition to the literature of mountaineering, journalist Rebecca Brown chronicles the lives and achievements of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts, but often surpassed them. Brown explores the motivations that led such women as Annie Smith Peck, Lucy Walker, and Meta Brevoort to ignore convention, criticism, and censure to become accomplished, respected outdoorswomen whose mountaineering feats are as extraordinary today as they were at the turn of the century. Women on High will thrill armchair adventurers with tales of dangerous summit attempts, blinding white outs, and narrow escapes; transfix mountain historians with details of first ascents, period gear, and first-hand accounts; and captivate anyone who loves a good story about the mountains.
Posted in Social Science

Tents in the Clouds

The First Women's Himalayan Expedition

Author: Monica Jackson,Elizabeth Stark

Publisher: Seal Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781580050333

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 2516

Documents the expedition of three British women to unexplored areas on the border of Nepal in Tibet in 1955.
Posted in Social Science

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 1135

Posted in Library science

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 974

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Posted in Libraries

Working Woman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 5493

Posted in Women

Books in Print Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 816

Includes authors, titles, subjects.
Posted in American literature

The Rough Guide

Nepal

Author: David Reed,James McConnachie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nepal

Page: N.A

View: 6771

Posted in Nepal

Climbing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rock climbing

Page: N.A

View: 2575

Posted in Rock climbing

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2006

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780977268207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 6139

This 15th annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica

ISBN: 9780852293782

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2155

Posted in Encyclopedias and dictionaries