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Ken Duncan · · Ft Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2004 · Points: 2,885

How about a list of your favorite adventure books. Not just climbing but any good story.
Here are some of mine:

The Long Walk - Rawicz
Blind Corners - Tabin
Eiger Dreams - Krakauer
Rowing to Latitude - Fredston
Lost in Mongolia - Angus
Endurance - Lansing
Touching the Void - Simpson
Kon Tiki - Heyerdahl
The Sex Lives of Cannibals - Troost
Undaunted Courage - Ambrose
The Man Who Walked Through Time - Fletcher
Kabloona in a Yellow Kayak - Jason
The Long Way - Moitessier
Minus 148 - Davidson
Deborah and The Mountain of My Fear - both by Roberts
Adrift - Callahan
Alive - Read
Arctic Daughter - Aspen
Going Inside - Kesselheim
Southwest Circle Quest - LeCompte

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 290

"South", by Shackleton. All time favorite.

Steve Williams · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 235

Anything by Eric Shipton

Klimbien · · St.George Orem Denver Vegas · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 410

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon. amazon.com/dp/1439159866/re…

dragons · · MWV, NH · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 630
Touching the Void - Joe Simpson
Rachel Vecchitto · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 10
Tradster · · Phoenix, AZ · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 0

Gorilla Monsoon
Touching the Void
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

EeT · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

I second lost city of Z. Kiss or kill confessions of a serial climber, awesome book

Hobo Greg · · My Van · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 120

Further Than Any Man, about captain James Cook. Epic.

mark felber · · Wheat Ridge, CO · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 28

"Adrift" and" Endurance" are excellent books. OLH is right, anyone who liked "Endurance" should read "South", just to get Shackleton's perspective on the whole adventure.

"No Picnic on Mt. Kenya" is another excellent story.

Jake Gluck · · Prescott, AZ · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 20

Running Man by Charlie Engle
Unbroken by Laura Hilenbrand
Jumping Fire by Murry Taylor
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre by Richard Grant
The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens

nruea · · . . . CO · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 338

Some of my favorites:

A Walk Across America (70's), Peter Jenkins
Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose (Lewis and Clark)
Centennial, James Michener
Marking The Sparrows Fall, Wallace Stegner
Wilderness Journal of Everett Ruess
Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
People of the Deer, OR, The Desperate People, Farley Mowat
And No Birds Sang, Farley Mowat
To Hell And Back, Audie Murphy
The Wild Muir
Black Elk Speaks
Captured By The Indians, Drimmer
The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev
Touching the Void,
Of Men and Mountains, Douglas

Ken Duncan · · Ft Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2004 · Points: 2,885

We Die Alone - Howarth. Incredible survival story

Brandon S · · Weehawken, NJ · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 3

Is it too obvious or just uncool? I really enjoyed it.

Into Thin Air - krakauer

stolo · · Shelby, NC · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 115

Short, but fun read. Fun pictures. Drawn: the art of ascent.

amazon.com/Drawn-Art-Ascent…

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