If you are into mountain climbing, fascinated about the struggles of a mountain climber, wondering about the life of mountaineers, or just love reading about mountains in general – Here is a list of the top 10 best books about mountain adventure.
10 Best Books about Mountain Adventure:
Touching the Void
Author – Joe Simpson
If you recommended the movie to your friends, I bet you will send this book as a gift to someone else as well. Joe Simpson and his pal Simon Yeats have to make abrupt and unexpected decisions to endure the complicated route up the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. It is an astonishing book on hardship, heroism, and survival and indeed one of the best mountaineering books ever been published.
This Game of Ghosts
Author – Joe Simpson
It follows the entire mountain climbing career of the author from its commencement in Scotland, to large Alpine courses around Chamonix and his eminent fight back for survival in the Andes. It is the sequel to “Touching the Void” and is a must-read for adventure lovers.
Everest: the West Ridge
Author – Thomas Hornbein
It talks about the first attempt of Willi Unsoeld and Thomas Hornbein to ascend Everest. It is an astonishing book of endurance, resilience, and survival and is considered one of the best Everest books even today.
The Crystal Horizon
Author – Reinhold Messner
This book is about how Messner arrived at the high point of Everest alone and without the utilization of oxygen, on August 20, 1980. He elucidates his expedition through Tibet, the inexplicable nation of snow peaks and ruined monasteries.
Author – Maurice Herzog
It is an official story of the triumphant effort of the first climb of an 8000-meter peak. It also portrays the difficulties such as snow blindness, frostbite, and near-death experiences the French Alpine had to go through to be recalled to date.
No Shortcuts to the Top
Author – Ed Viesturs
The author is the only American who have ascended all 14 peaks in the world of eight thousand meter peak. It presents a lot of the near-death experiences that appeared every day in front of the mountaineer. Like all of the books on mountaineers, this story is also about courage and survival.
Into Thin Air
Author – Jon Krakauer
It presents journalist Jon Krakauer as he climbs Everest during the crucial spring of ’96. Kracker like a professional orator writes the story without failing of providing excitement. It also concentrates on some of the commercial setup issues in Everest. It created an adequate storm over the niceties expressed in the book.
No Way Down
Author – Graham Bowley
This book presents the traumatizing story of 2008 incidents that happened on K2, one of the most perilous mountains on planet earth, that a huge group of climbers distressing for their existence after an ice shelf collapsed, brushing away all the ropes and their reasonable chances of getting downward alive.
The Shining Mountain
Author – Peter Boardman
The Shining Mountain is a story about two men, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman’s expedition around in 1976 around the west wall of Changabang, Himalayas. It is an enthralling book on plotting and execution of a death-defying journey. But certainly, what makes this book, success is the ability to express every detail of the expedition which succeeded to entice the readers.
The White Spider
Author – Heinrich Harrer
This book by the author of Seven Years in Tibet will capture your mind from page 1, not only because it is a tale of horror, death, and tragedy but also because it also presents how the north face of Eiger was dominated in 1938.
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