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Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter about Almost Everything
Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter about Almost Everything
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4.0 out of 5 stars Both funny and informative - like a clown with a thesaurus, 17 July 2014
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Levitt and Dubner have done it again, a brilliantly entertaining book that simply explains the economic approach the authors adopt in the first two books.

I learned a lot from the first two in the freakonomics series, but this short book does a wonderful job of breaking down the thought process behind basic economic thinking. Well worth a read.


Deep Play: Climbing the world's most dangerous routes
Deep Play: Climbing the world's most dangerous routes
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read, if a little confusing in parts, 14 Sep 2013
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Having read quite a few other pieces of mountaineering literature, Paul Pritchard's name cropped up often- after reading his book, it's clear to see why.

This is an excellent collection of essays written by the author over a lifetime of bagging amazing ascents, and climbing alongside some of the all time greats like Johnny Dawes and Silvo Karo.

One thing to note though is that, on occasion, it can be difficult to know who some of the essays refer to - this is all cleared up in the notes for each essay at the back however, so I'd recommend giving them a read if you're a little lost!

Overall a fantastic must read for climbers and non climbers alike!


The Pull-up Bible (The Bible Training Series Book 2)
The Pull-up Bible (The Bible Training Series Book 2)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informational book, 4 Sep 2013
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This acts a great guide for someone interested in working their upper body strength and mass. Quite a short book, but full of good, simple instruction with pictures to illustrate the correct way to carry out each exercise. Particularly good for climbers too!


Cold Wars: Climbing the fine line between risk and reality
Cold Wars: Climbing the fine line between risk and reality
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up title for fitzpatrick, 5 Aug 2013
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After reading Andy's first book psychological, I'm pleased to say that his second effort doesn't disappoint.

Gloriously witty and effortlessly cool, this book is a reality check for any aspiring mountaineer on the flip side of the coin, when expeditions don't quite work out. A must read ....


Psychovertical
Psychovertical
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 9 April 2013
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This was my first read on big wall climbing, and after reading, it certainly won't be my last! Superbly written and covering a nice cross section of climbing, from gritstone to alpine to big wall. Well worth a read.


Touching the Void
Touching the Void
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4.0 out of 5 stars Touching the truth, 14 Mar 2013
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An amazing, inspiring story, skilfully told and expertly narrated by both Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon.

This book deals with more than just the nuts and bolts of a tragic sequence of events- it delves deep into the human psyche and gives us a glimpse of what it must be like to experience true desperation, and motivation. A must read from a fantastic author.


Eiger Dreams: Ventures among men and mountains
Eiger Dreams: Ventures among men and mountains
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 31 Jan 2013
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This book does much to show the humility of climbing. Where many books in this genre tend to focus on dominating peaks or scaling summits, Jon Krakauer shows us that climbing big mountains is more about the simple love of the sport than anything else.


Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, frankly written!, 22 Jan 2013
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If you're looking for an honest, Frank and at times self deprecating account of one of the most famous adventurers of our time, read this book!


Facing Up: A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest
Facing Up: A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read, 3 Jan 2013
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Inspirational and honest writing from a young man who risked it all in pursuit of a dream. Well recommended for anyone with a love of the outdoors, climbing aspirations or just after a good account of what it's like to conquer the world's highest mountain.


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