Karakoram

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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • 8000 metres
  • In this book, renowned British mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains. Alongside stunning photography, he describes his expeditions - many as Alpine-style ascents - capturing the beauty, harshness and danger of these mountains. Read more
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Netherlands
2013
  • 8000 metres
  • In this book, renowned mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing the highest mountains known to man; the success and failures, the expeditions and partners; the beauty, harshness and danger of Earth's loftiest environs. The first British climber to reach all 14 of the world's peaks over 8000m, and the 15th person ever to do... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • 8000 metres
  • In this book, renowned mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing the highest mountains known to man; the success and failures, the expeditions and partners; the beauty, harshness and danger of Earth's loftiest environs. The first British climber to reach all 14 of the world's peaks over 8000m, and the 15th person ever to do... Read more
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  • China to Chitral
  • In China to Chitral H.W. "Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang, the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts, before escaping to a crumbling British Empire with a crossing of the Karakoram to the new nation of Pakistan.In 1951 there still persisted a legend that a vast mountain, higher... Read more
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Belgium
  • China to Chitral
  • In China to Chitral H.W. "Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang, the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts, before escaping to a crumbling British Empire with a crossing of the Karakoram to the new nation of Pakistan.In 1951 there still persisted a legend that a vast mountain, higher... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Exploring the Himalayas
  • The water was icy cold and my feet were getting numb so I had to come out of the chilled water leaving my motorcycle stranded.She was still standing upright with the heavy loads without a stand The repetitive calling of the mighty Himalayas was irresistible to Mukul and he set out, away from his mundane living, answering the call, testing his... Read more
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  • Exploring the Himalayas
  • The water was icy cold and my feet were getting numb so I had to come out of the chilled water leaving my motorcycle stranded.She was still standing upright with the heavy loads without a stand The repetitive calling of the mighty Himalayas was irresistible to Mukul and he set out, away from his mundane living, answering the call, testing his... Read more
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  • In Pakistan
  • Despite warnings of incipient danger, the author and his reluctant wife journeyed to Pakistan to see what had happened to the country that had fascinated him since first reading Kipling in grammar school and that he had come to love through many visits. They were warmly welcomed by old friends and introduced to others who told them of... Read more
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  • In Pakistan
  • Despite warnings of incipient danger, the author and his reluctant wife journeyed to Pakistan to see what had happened to the country that had fascinated him since first reading Kipling in grammar school and that he had come to love through many visits. They were warmly welcomed by old friends and introduced to others who told them of... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Across the Roof of the World
  • Wilfred Skrede was nineteen in 1941 when the Nazis occupied his homeland of Norway. Determined to reach a training camp of the free Norwegian Air Force located in Toronto, Canada, the daring young man set off across Russia, Siberia, China, Turkestan and India before finally reaching his destination in far away North America, more than one year... Read more
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  • Across the Roof of the World
  • Wilfred Skrede was nineteen in 1941 when the Nazis occupied his homeland of Norway. Determined to reach a training camp of the free Norwegian Air Force located in Toronto, Canada, the daring young man set off across Russia, Siberia, China, Turkestan and India before finally reaching his destination in far away North America, more than one year... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Beyond the Mountain
  • Reinhold Messner calls Steve House the best high-altitude climber in the world today, an honour he declines. 'Being called the 'best , says Steve, 'makes me very uncomfortable. My intention is to be as good as I can be. Mountaineering is too complex to be squeezed into a competition. It is simply not something that lends itself to comparison.... Read more
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  • Beyond the Mountain
  • Reinhold Messner calls Steve House the best high-altitude climber in the world today, an honour he declines. 'Being called the 'best , says Steve, 'makes me very uncomfortable. My intention is to be as good as I can be. Mountaineering is too complex to be squeezed into a competition. It is simply not something that lends itself to comparison.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Maraini
  • Maraini: Acts of Photography, Acts of Low is an extraordinary selection of the photography of Fosco Maraini in a beautifully printed, multilanguage, oversized hardcover edition. Maraini's career as an ethnologist, photographer, filmmaker, mountaineer, writer and professor spans a period of more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for his work on... Read more
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  • Maraini
  • Maraini: Acts of Photography, Acts of Low is an extraordinary selection of the photography of Fosco Maraini in a beautifully printed, multilanguage, oversized hardcover edition. Maraini's career as an ethnologist, photographer, filmmaker, mountaineer, writer and professor spans a period of more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for his work on... Read more
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  • Uberleben auf Allen Kontinenten [Surviving on All Continents]
  • These tales range from the author's first mountain hike as a young man in his native Austria and his increasingly extreme climbs in the Alps to expeditions and adventures on all continents, where survival was sometimes only a matter of luck.One chapter describes his first expedition to the Karakoram, in 1961, another the third ascent of the... Read more
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  • Uberleben auf Allen Kontinenten [Surviving on All Continents]
  • These tales range from the author's first mountain hike as a young man in his native Austria and his increasingly extreme climbs in the Alps to expeditions and adventures on all continents, where survival was sometimes only a matter of luck.One chapter describes his first expedition to the Karakoram, in 1961, another the third ascent of the... Read more
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  • PASSIE VOOR EEN BERG
  • In 1967 beklom Robert Eckhardt aan het touw van een gids z'n eerste berg; 25 jaar later doet hij in zijn eerste boek 'Passie voor een berg' verslag van zijn bergtochten.Het boek begint met de passie van een klimmer: jarenlang dromen van een berg en hem dan beklimmen, genieten van het graniet in Bergell, de uitdaging van verticale... Read more
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  • PASSIE VOOR EEN BERG
  • In 1967 beklom Robert Eckhardt aan het touw van een gids z'n eerste berg; 25 jaar later doet hij in zijn eerste boek 'Passie voor een berg' verslag van zijn bergtochten.Het boek begint met de passie van een klimmer: jarenlang dromen van een berg en hem dan beklimmen, genieten van het graniet in Bergell, de uitdaging van verticale... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Sheila's Guide to Ladakh
  • Have you ever heard of Ladakh or know where it is located? Even India locals will answer, “No,” when asked that question. Ladakh is situated in Northern India; a land of monasteries or "gompas" (as they are called here), surreal landscape, surrounded by the Zanskar range in the South, Ladakh range in the North and great Karakoram range in the... Read more
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  • Sheila's Guide to Ladakh
  • Have you ever heard of Ladakh or know where it is located? Even India locals will answer, “No,” when asked that question. Ladakh is situated in Northern India; a land of monasteries or "gompas" (as they are called here), surreal landscape, surrounded by the Zanskar range in the South, Ladakh range in the North and great Karakoram range in the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Tales of the Silk Road
  • Tales of the Silk Road describes one of the author's several journeys between Europe and the Orient. The trip sought routes taken by Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, and Papal emissaries. Beginning in Venice, as did Polo, the path led mostly overland through Anatolia and Central Asia and China before proceeding to Islamabad via the Karakoram... Read more
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Belgium
  • Tales of the Silk Road
  • Tales of the Silk Road describes one of the author's several journeys between Europe and the Orient. The trip sought routes taken by Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, and Papal emissaries. Beginning in Venice, as did Polo, the path led mostly overland through Anatolia and Central Asia and China before proceeding to Islamabad via the Karakoram... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Tajikistan - Loosening the Knot
  • The narrative is of travels through Tajikistan, the poorest country economically in Central Asia. As the Soviet Union disintegrated, the economy collapsed, the people suffered extreme privation and large elements of the country reverted to what became known as a "yak economy".Shortly after the declaration of independence in 1991, the country... Read more
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  • Tajikistan - Loosening the Knot
  • The narrative is of travels through Tajikistan, the poorest country economically in Central Asia. As the Soviet Union disintegrated, the economy collapsed, the people suffered extreme privation and large elements of the country reverted to what became known as a "yak economy".Shortly after the declaration of independence in 1991, the country... Read more
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Netherlands
  • On the Trail of Genghis Khan
  • The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century - a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still... Read more
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  • On the Trail of Genghis Khan
  • The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century - a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Up One Side and Down the Other
  • Aconcagua - The highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. This is the story of one typical expedition from a fairly average climber who was successful. It also serves as a typical description of what such expeditions are like for those aspiring to climb the seven summits or other high peaks with guided groups. Read more
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Belgium
  • Up One Side and Down the Other
  • Aconcagua - The highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. This is the story of one typical expedition from a fairly average climber who was successful. It also serves as a typical description of what such expeditions are like for those aspiring to climb the seven summits or other high peaks with guided groups. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Karakoram | TerraQuest
  • De kracht zit hem in het feit dat deze kaart in delen is geplastificeerd en daardoor ook - ondanks de plastic laag - makkelijk in delen is te vouwen. Deze kaart is gericht op de trekkings in het gebied die nauwkeurig staan ingetekend, zo ook de mogelijke campsites onderweg. Terraquest say 'TerraQuest maps are designed and developed primarily... Read more
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