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Eleven Miles To Freedom The Rock Climber S Guide To Elevenmile Canyon

Author : Ben Schmitt
ISBN : 9781257789337
Genre : Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir (Colo.)
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A rock climbing guide to Elevenmile Canyon. Features topos, descriptions, and pictures of established sport and traditional routes encountered in the canyon.
Category: Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir (Colo.)

Freedom Climbers

Author : Bernadette McDonald
ISBN : 9781594857577
Genre : History
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Freedom Climbers (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." —Boardman-Tasker Prize See this book trailer for Freedom Climbers made by RMB Books, its publisher in Canada, where the cover is slightly different from the Mountaineers Books U.S. edition * Behind the Iron Curtain, Cold War mountaineers found freedom on the world's highest peaks—and paid an awful price to achieve it * Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Prize, Banff Grand Prize, and American Alpine Club Literary Award Freedom Climbers tells the story of Poland's truly remarkable mountaineers who dominated Himalayan climbing during the period between the end of World War II and the start of the new millennium. The emphasis here is on their "golden age" in the 1980s and 1990s when, despite the economic and social baggage of their struggling country, Polish climbers were the first to tackle the world's highest mountains during winter, including the first winter ascents on seven of the world's fourteen 8000-meter peaks: Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, and Lhotse. Such successes, however, came at a serious cost: 80 percent of Poland's finest high-altitude climbers died on the high mountains during the same period they were pursuing these first ascents. Award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald addresses the social, political, and cultural context of this golden age, and the hardships of life under Soviet rule. Polish climbers, she argues, were so tough because their lives at home were so tough—they lost family members to World War II and its aftermath and were so much more poverty-stricken than their Western counterparts that they made much of their own climbing gear. While Freedom Climbers tells the larger story of an era, McDonald shares charismatic personal narratives such as that of Wanda Rutkiewicz, expected to be the first woman to climb all 8000-meter peaks until she disappeared on Kanchenjunga in 1992; Jerzy Kukuczka, who died in a fall while attempting the south face of Lhotse; and numerous other renowned climbers including Voytek Kurtyka, Artur Hajzer, Andrej Zawaka, and Krzysztof Wielicki. This is a fascinating window into a different world, far-removed from modernity yet connected by the strange allure of the mountain landscape, and a story of inspiring passion against all odds. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.
Category: History

Mountaineering The Freedom Of The Hills

Author : The Mountaineers
ISBN : 9781594854088
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker * 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing * With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title * Printed on 100% recycled paper Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition -- it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators -- reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Freedom To Fall

Author : Carol Hampson
ISBN : 1452555621
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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He climbed, only to let go—and now she must follow ... Shockwaves had already reached the rock-climbing community when Carol was awakened in the night with the news of her son’s death. Chris Hampson—a well-known climber whose grace, warmth, commitment, and Zen-like focus inspired many friends—had fallen to his death in Yosemite National Park. This moving memoir tells how a mother, seeking to understand her son’s passion and confronting deep questions of mortal life, learns to climb up from despair. She had always believed that to encourage her children’s freedom was the greatest gift she could give. But now that belief is shaken. Grasping for ground, struggling to accept his passing, she discovers a remarkable truth: love transcends time and space. You never really lose who you love. The first anniversary of Chris’s death is marked by Carol’s pilgrimage to Yosemite where, among perennial climbers and granite gods, she scatters his ashes and begins to release him.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Don Graydon
ISBN : 0898863090
Genre : Mountaineering
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Revised, the 5th edition redefines the basics with the latest information on climbing techniques, snow and glacier travel, weather, safety, first aid, and leadership. Expanded chapters on first steps, belaying, and aid climbing and pitoncraft, plus several new sections on rock climbing, help broaden skill and expertise. Freedom covers the latest in equipment, including plastic boots, specialized rock shoes, step-in/clamp-on crampons, interior-frame packs, modern.
Category: Mountaineering

Mountaineering Freedom Of The Hills

Author : The Mountaineers
ISBN : 9781680510058
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall
Category: Sports & Recreation

Climbing The American Ladder To Experience True Freedom

Author : Aldius A. Waite
ISBN : 9781700627889
Genre : Business & Economics
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As college graduates, we started out feeling very optimistic about our career goals, but when the struggles of life reaches us, as soon as we experience some turbulence, we suddenly want to change direction, but will stop ourselves short - fearing that we won't succeed; because after all, we never developed our passions. By reacting in this way, we won’t ever get to experience the life we dream about. We give up too easily; every day from here on out we’ll rush ourselves to get to work. And for what reason? We are headed nowhere. We are rushing into a brick wall.Improving your education doesn’t always guarantee that you are going to succeed, because it’s not about how much you learn, it’s about what you do with what you learn. You must know how to apply your education to real-world experiences. Mastering algebraic equations doesn’t make sense if you’ll never apply it to real life applications. In other words, the right education must help you get to where you want to go; it must enhance your blueprint for success. Academic education will teach you how to qualify for jobs, but it will not teach you how to create jobs, and it does not teach you how to be an entrepreneur.The right education is not academically polite, because it has nothing to do with test scores and pedagogical ideas; unless one’s goal in life is to become a university professor or something of the like.Real education is self-education: the education which teaches us about ourselves. We must learn who we are as individuals: what we like, what we don’t like, and we must be free to choose. We are not here to discover the world, but rather, we are in the world to discover ourselves. As James Allen said, “the world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors, which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.” Whatever path we choose, it should lead to work that gives meaning to our lives.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Mountaineers
ISBN : 9781594851377
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Art Of Freedom

Author : Bernadette McDonald
ISBN : 9781911342588
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the ‘night-naked’ speed climbs of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma and, above all, the alpine-style first ascent of the West Face of Gasherbrum IV. Dubbed the ‘climb of the century’, his route on GIV with the Austrian Robert Schauer is – as of 2017 – unrepeated. His most frequent climbing partners were alpine legends of their time: Polish Himalayan giant Jerzy Kukuczka, Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan and British alpinist Alex MacIntyre. After repeated requests to accept the Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award (the Oscars of the climbing world), Kurtyka finally accepted the honour in the spring of 2016. A fiercely private individual, he has declined countless invitations for interviews, lectures and festival appearances, but he has agreed to collaborate with internationally renowned and award-winning author Bernadette McDonald on this long-awaited biography. Art of Freedom is a profound and moving profile of one of the international climbing world’s most respected, complex and reclusive mountaineers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Journey To Freedom

Author : Scott Reall
ISBN : 9781418552558
Genre : Religion
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Do you long for change? Are you tired of going through life feeling defeated and stuck? Do you want to discover your potential and realize your purpose in life? If so then Journey to Freedom is for you. This guide helps you to change the things in your life that keep you from fulfilling your purpose. It offers tools along with an inspiring, practical, and hope-filled vision for permanently changing your spirit, mind, and body. Written by Scott Reall--founder of RESTORE, a life-changing ministry of the YMCA.
Category: Religion


Author : Mountaineers (Society)
ISBN : 0898868289
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This classic's fully updated seventh edition features 415 completely new illustrations and a new glossary of terms. A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Climbing The Ladder In Stilettos

Author : Lynette Lewis
ISBN : 9781418571054
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is your work deeply satisfying? Do you look forward to Monday morning and the start of each new day? If you could do anything in the world without fear of failing, what would you do? Whether you're stuck in a dead-end job or are living the career of your dreams, Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos is your go-to-guide for life as a woman in the working world. You'll hear the stories of incredible women who made that precarious climb up the ladder while keeping their fashionable stilettos and heart intact. Drawing from their stories and her own, Lynette Lewis shares the secrets to purposeful work, including how to: create a purpose statement for your life and work follow the "four principles of promotion" establish a "personal board of directors" keep enduring when unrecognized, unrewarded, and underpaid discover gifts in surprising places, and more! Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos will help you discover new joy, meaning, success, and satisfaction in your life's work. Why spend your time on anything less?
Category: Business & Economics

Climbing The Holy Mountain Of Recovery

Author : Adrian Auler
ISBN : 9781490765310
Genre : Self-Help
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This story is about the development of my heroin addiction and my recovery from it. I struggled to escape from addiction for 17 years, but only succeeded after an ibogaine treatment. It is autobiographical, but I only describe traumatic episodes that contributed to addiction and sketch the highlights and milestones in my recovery. It is a memoir, as it offers a thematic view of my life and is moderate in scope; and a personal essay in which I offer insights about societys role in addiction. My intent is that addicts and their loved ones may better understand the nature of addiction so their approaches to treatment are better informed and more compassionate. At 66, I am a gentleman/hipster/Seeker and scholar, but Im not an armchair academic who wrote this book from a library: I was an addict for 22 years! Now I am blessed to be alive and have 18 years clean. My mission is to help addicts by educating the public and the professional community about addictions complexity and the efficacy of ibogaine for its treatment. I hope my story supports a change in social and medical attitudes so that the unheard voices of addicts will be honored, instead of just seeing them as social problems. Addiction put my life into suspended animation when I had a third of the credits I needed for a bachelors degree. 27 years later I returned to school; now I have bachelors degrees in Anthropology and Psychology and a Masters degree in East-West Psychology (EWP). I am currently a PhD. candidate in EWP at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California.
Category: Self-Help

Climbing And Walking Robots

Author : Manuel Armada
ISBN : 9783540294610
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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These proceedings present a full state-of-the-art picture of the popular and motivating field of climbing and walking robots, featuring recent research by leading climbing and walking robot experts in various industrial and emerging fields.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Still Lifting Still Climbing

Author : Kimberly Springer
ISBN : 9780814708606
Genre : Social Science
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Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement. Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape movements, mass incarceration, the U.S. Congress, welfare rights, health care, and labor organizing. Detailing the impact of post-1960s African American women's activism, they provide a much-needed update to the historical narrative. Ideal for course use, the volume includes original essays as well as primary source documents such as first-hand accounts of activism and statements of purpose. Each contributor carefully situates their topic within its historical framework, providing an accessible context for those unfamiliar with black women's history, and demonstrating that African American women's political agency does not emerge from a vacuum, but is part of a complex system of institutions, economics, and personal beliefs. This ambitious volume will be an invaluable resource on the state of contemporary African American women's activism.
Category: Social Science

Freedom Formula For Physicians

Author : Dave Denniston
ISBN : 9781599325682
Genre : Medical
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When doctors saved his daughter’s life when she was born nearly four months premature, Dave Denniston, CFA, instantly knew what his mission in life would be— fatherhood and helping doctors. He has spent every day since using his financial expertise to help physicians to realize their financial dreams. Inside, you will learn his proven system, the Freedom Formula for Physicians, which provides a five-step strategy for sound financial planning specifically tailored to the financial challenges of being a doctor. • Keep MORE of your hard-earned money while paying off school loans FASTER • Learn the hidden tax savings and strategies that could save you THOUSANDS of dollars • Reduce your taxable income in five ways WITHOUT taking a pay-cut • Learn the 10-minute test that you could apply EVERY YEAR to protect your portfolio from shocking losses & ensure you don’t have to start over again • Protect your family without paying thousands of dollars to an attorney using these three FREE tips • Retire comfortably and STAY RETIRED Freedom Formula for Physicians is your guide to discovering where you are financially, aligning your priorities, and moving straight ahead to a longer, financially stress-free retirement. For regular videos updates and newsletters on a variety of financial subjects, go to or contact him at [email protected]
Category: Medical


Author : Steven M. Cox
ISBN : 1904057276
Genre : Mountaineering
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This seventh edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has been completely revised to reflect rapid changes in mountaineering, including the development of new techniques and the introduction of new and improved equipment. Written by experienced climbers, it maintains the high standards set by previous editions, teaching safe, time-tested techniques and emphasizing the use of sound judgement in the mountains. New chapters have been added on waterfall ice and mixed climbing, stewardship and access issues and physical conditioning for climbing. This is the definitive manual on mountaineering, recognised and used worldwide and regarded as the essential tool for all climbers.
Category: Mountaineering

Climbing To The Top

Author : Lorenza Augusta Hall
ISBN : UCAL:C3448243
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Climbing Mount Improbable

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 9780393070521
Genre : Science
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A brilliant book celebrating improbability as the engine that drives life, by the acclaimed author of The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker. The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject—in writing that the New York Times called "a masterpiece"—Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth. The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins's eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs, the intricate silken world of spiders, and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Climbing Mount Improbable is a book of great impact and skill, written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age.
Category: Science