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Fiction    Push For The Summit

*** BK Australian Blood On The Lotus - Novel about a climber, Tibet, CIA, and a few twists...
** BK Australian Bright Air - Mystery/Thriller
*** VD Cliff Hanger - (Action, R) Sly Stallone and his bolt gun run amuck.
* BK Spurred Ambition - rockclimbing romance (?)
**** VD The Eiger Sanction - (Action, R) Clint Eastwood plays James Bond on the Eiger in the Swiss Alps

Narratives    Push For The Summit

***** BK Camp 4: Recollections Of A Yosemite Rockclimber - Yosemite's Camp 4 in the 1960s, back in the day of Harding, Powell, Robbins, Pratt, Chouinard
**** BK Climb, The: Tragic Ambitions on Everest - 1996 Everest Tragedy
**** BK Climbing Free - My Life in the Vertical World. Lynn Hill Autobiography.
**** BK Close Calls: Climbing Mishaps and near death experiences - Recounts 68 true tales of climbers who let their guard down and lived to tell about it.
**** BK Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest - A deeply personal love story & a penetrating look into the world of professional climbers
**** BK The Second Death of George Mallory - The Enigma and Spirit of Mt Everest
***** BK Vertical World of Yosemite, The - Yosemite climbs described by the climbers who made the first ascents
***** BK Where The Mountain Casts Its Shadow. - The Personal Costs of Climbing. Winner of Mountain Literature Award at 2003 Banff Mountain Book Festival.

Non-Fiction    Push For The Summit

***** BK Australian Alone Across Australia - One mans trek across a continent.
***** BK Australian Arapiles - a million mountains - Full colour coffee table book; not a climbing book: itís a book about a great climbing area.
***** VD Australian Base Climb - (Doco) Two Australians team up to climb and base jump from the Great Trango Tower in Pakistan
**** BK Between a Rock and A Hard Place - A recounting of a harrowing epic and dramatic escape.
***** BK Climbing High - A womans account of surviving the '96 Everest tragedy.
**** DV Everest (IMAX) - (Doco) Follows the IMAX team's ascent of Everest in 96
***** VD Australian Hard Way To The Top, The - (Doco) Mt Buffalo granite aid climbs, Ozymandias and Lord Gum Tree
*** VD Masters of Stone 4 - Pure Force - (Doco) Climbing & BASE jumping in Yosemite, California, Spain, etc.
***** BK Australian Rock Climbing In Australia - Stunning coffee table book of photographs
***** DV Salathe - Blood Sweat And Bagels - (Doco) Free Climbing The Salathe Wall on El Capital, Yosemite.
***** DV Touching the Void - The movie of the popular book by Joe Simpson.
***** DV Vertical Frontier - A history of the Art, Sport, and Philosophy of Rock Climbing in Yosemite.

Instructional    Push For The Summit

**** BK Advanced Rock Climbing - How to Rock Climb Series
**** BK Advanced Rockcraft - Informative book covering 'leading' & 'old fashioned hard aid'
**** BK Basic Rockcraft - Royal Robbins instructional manual
**** BK Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique. - One of a series of eight Mountaineers Outdoor Expert books
***** BK Big Walls - How to Rock Climb Series
***** BK Climb On - Skills for more efficient climbing - How to rockclimb series.
**** BK Climbing Anchors - How to Rock Climb Series
***** BK Climbing Big Walls - Basic to advanced instruction for climbing Big Walls.
***** BK More Climbing Anchors - How to Rock Climb Series
**** BK Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills - The Bible for climbers and mountaineers
***** BK Self-Rescue - How to Rock Climb Series

Guides (Australian)    Push For The Summit

*** BK Australian Climb Tasmania - Selected Best Climbs - Guidebook
***** BK VCC 2006 Mt Buffalo Rock Climbing Guide - Awesome Granite in an alpine environment!

123 of 178 books, 127 of 203 movies reviewed. 562 total reviews.


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