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Armchair Mountaineering

A Listmania! list by P. J. Skilton "Catflap" (UK)
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The White Spider
1.  The White Spider by Heinrich Harrer
The list author says:
  "A truly, stunningly good read.  I just want to go and look at it now."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Touching The Void
2.  Touching The Void by Joe Simpson
The list author says:
  "The author is my inspiration as an armchair mountaineer"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
3.  Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "If you read this one, you must read the next one as well....."
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Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
4.  Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm by Matt Dickinson
The list author says:
  "and then you really should read the next one as well by which time"
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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
5.  The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev
The list author says:
  "you will then have seen the same experience from three very different perspectives."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

The Beckoning Silence
6.  The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson
The list author says:
  "In my view (limited by my armchair) the best of the rest from the pen of Joe Simpson"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Against The Wall
7.  Against The Wall by Simon Yates
The list author says:
  "Some don't like his style, but I found this to be a good read."
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Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine
8.  Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine by Jochen Hemmleb
The list author says:
  "Was this expedition really necessary?  You read and decide."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Coronation Everest
9.  Coronation Everest by Jan Morris
The list author says:
  "An account of that all important first sumit success on Everest"
6.99   Used & New from: 2.91
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Worst Journey In The World
10.  The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The list author says:
  "Not a mountaineering book, but just as cold and frightening.  Well worth the read."
Used & New from: 9.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 18/04/2005
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