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This list of books, articles, and films is nowhere near complete or current. But we hope it can function as at least a start for anyone wishing to browse around within the area of mountaineering culture studies.

For a lengthier introduction to a small selection of books read and reviewied by MCSG members, consider visiting our Summer 2013 Book Reviews page.

Adams, Vincanne, Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnology of Himalayan Encounters (Princeton, New Jersey: University of Princeton Press, 1996)

Ahluwalia,  H. P. S., Beyond the Himalayas: In Search of the Ancient Silk Route (Mumbai: Kamlesh Shah, 1999)

Ahluwalia,  H. P. S., ed., Eternal Himalaya (New Delhi: Interprint, 1982)

Ahluwalia,  H. P. S., Faces of Everest (New Delhi: Vikas, 1978)

Ahluwalia,  H. P. S., Hermit Kingdon, Ladakh (New Delhi: Vikas, 1980)

Ahluwalia,  H. P. S., Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer (Calcutta: Rupa, 1995)

Aitken, Bill, Footloose in the Himalaya (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2003)

Alexander, Caroline, ‘Murdering the Impossible’, National Geographic Magazine 210, 5 (November 2006), <>

Allen, Charles, A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India (London: Andre Deutsch, 1982)

Anker, Conrad, and David Roberts, The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999)

Archer, Kenneth, Roerich, East and West: Paintings from the Nicholas Roerich Museum (Bournemouth: Parkstone Press, 1999)

Astill, Tony, Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance 1935 (London and Hong Kong: Tonny Astill, 2005)

Auldjo, John, Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc (London: Longmans, 1828)

Bachelard, Gaston, Air and Dreams, trans. Edith R. Farrell and C. Frederick Farrell (1943; Dallas: The Dallas Institute Publication, 1988)

Baku, Yumemakura, and Jiro Taniguchi, The Summit of the Gods (Wisbech: Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2009)

Ball, John, ed., Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1859)

Band, George, Everest: The Official History (London: HarperCollins 2003)

Barry, Martin, Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month, 1834 (Edinburgh: W. Blackwood &Sons, 1836)

Bates, Robert H., Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing in English before 1946 (Portsmouth: Peter E. Randall, 2001)

Benson, Claude E., Mountaineering Ventures (London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, [1928?])

Bishop, Peter, The Myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation of Sacred Landscape (London: The Athalone Press, 1989)

Blum, Arlene, Annapurna: A Woman’s Place (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1998)

Blum, Arlene, Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life (New York: Scribner, 2005)

Bonington, Chris, and Charles Clarke, Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983)

Bonington, Chris, The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering (London: BBC Books, 1992)

Bonington, Chris, The Everest Years: A Climber’s Life (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1986)

Boukreev, Anatoli, and G. Weston DeWalt, The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (London: Macmillan, 2001)

Bourdillon, T. D., ‘The Use of Oxygen by Acclimatized Men’, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 153, 910 (December 1954), pp. 24-32

Boyle, Danny, dir., 127 hours (2010)

Breashears, David, dir., Everest (1998)

Breashears, David, High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Other Unforgiving Places (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1999)

Bridges, Robert, ed., The Spirit of Man (London: Longmans & Co., 1916)

Bruce, C. G., ‘The Organization and Start of the Expedition’, The Geographical Journal 64, 6 (December 1924), pp. 434-6

Bruce, C. G., The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922 (London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1923)

Bruce, C. G., Twenty Years in the Himalaya (London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1910)

Buchan, John, The Last Secrets (London: Thomas Nelson, 1923)

Buhl, Herman, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, trans. Hugh Merrick (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1956)

Burke, Edmund, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, ed. Adam Phillips (1757; Oxford: World’s Classics, 1990)

Burnet, Thomas, The Sacred History of the Earth, ed. Basil Willey (London; Centaur, 1965; first published in Latin in 1681, and in English in 1684)

Burrard, Colonel S. G., and H. H. Hayden, A Sketch of the Geography and Geology of the Himalaya Mountains and Tibet (Calcutta: Geological Survey of India, 1907-8)

Cahall, Fitz, ‘Climber Cory Richards’,

Cavell, Janice, Tracing the Connected Narrative: Arctic Exploration in British Print Culture, 1818-1860 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008)

Chatwin, Bruce, Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989 (London: Penguin, 1996)

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, The Worst Journey in the World (London: Penguin, 1922)

Clark, Liesl, dir., Mountain of Ice: Antarctica’s Vinson Massif (2003)

Clissold, Frederick, Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, August 18th, 1822: With an Appendix Upon the Sensations Experienced at Great Elevations (London: Rivingtons and Cochran, 1823)

Coffey, Maria, Fragile Edge: Loss on Everest (1989; London: Arrow, 2003)

Conefrey, Mick, and Jordan, Tim, Mountain Men (London: Boxtree, 2001)

DaSilva, Rachel, ed., Leading Out: Women Climbers Reaching for the Top (Seattle, Seal Press, 1992)

David Hempleman-Adams, Emma Stuart and Sophie Gordon, The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography (London: Royal Collection, 2009)

De Saussure, Horace Bénédict, Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d’un essai sur l’Histoire Naturelle des environs de Genève (Neuchâtel : Samuel Fauche, 1779-96)

Dent, Clinton, ‘Physiological Effects of High Altitudes’, The Geographical Journal 1,1 (January 1893), pp. 46-8

Desio, Ardito, ‘The Ascent of K2’, The Geographical Journal 121, 3 (September 1955), pp. 261-72

Dickinson, Matt, The Death Zone (London: Hutchinson, 1997)

Doig, Desmond, Look Back in Wonder (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 1995)

Douglas-Hamilton, James, Roof of the World: Man’s First Flight Over Everest (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1983)

Douglas, Ed, ‘Route Masters’, The Observer (30 March 2003), <>

Ebenkamp, Paul, ed., The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and The Practice of the Wild (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2010)

Engel, Claire Eliane, A History of Mountaineering in the Alps (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1950)

Evans, Charles, and George Band, ‘Kangchenjunga Climbed’, The Geographical Journal 122, 1 (March 1956), pp. 1-12

Fortey, Richard, The Hidden Landscape (London, Pimlico, 1994)

Freedgood, Elaine, Victorians Writing About Risk (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

French, Patrick, Younghusband (London: HarperCollins, 1994)

Freshfield, Douglas W., ‘Of Mountains and Mankind’, The Geographical Journal, 24, 4 (October 1904), pp. 443-60

Freshfield, Douglas W., ‘The Conquest of Mount Everest’, The Geographical Journal 63, 3 (March 1924), pp. 229-37

Freshfield, Douglas, The Exploration of the Caucasus, 2 vols. (London: Edward Arnold, 1896)

Fu Tuan, Yi, Landscapes of Fear (Oxford: Blackwell, 1979)

Geffen, Anthony, dir., The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

Gesner, Conrad, On the Admiration of Mountains, trans. W. Dock (San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1937)

Gillman, Peter, and Leni Gillman, The Wildest Dream: Mallory, His Life and Conflicting Passions (London: Headline, 2000)

Gillman, Peter, ed., Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour (London” Little, Brown and Company, 1993)

Gregory, Alfred, Everest (London: Constable, 1993)

Gribble, Francis, The Early Mountaineers (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899)

Grylls, Bear, Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mt. Everest (London: Macmillan, 2000)

Habeler, Peter, The Lonely Victory, translated by David Heald (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978)

Hansen, Peter H., ‘Confetti of Empire: The Conquest of Everest in Nepal, India, Britain, and New Zealand’, <>

Hansen, Peter H., ‘Tenzing’s Two Wrist-watches: The Conquest of Everest and Late Imperial Culture in Britain 1921-1953’, Past and Present 149 (1995), pp. 170-97

Hansen, Peter H., ‘The Dancing Lamas of Everest: Cinema, Orientalism, and AngloTibetan Relations in the 1920s’, The American Historical Review 101, 3 (June 1996), pp. 712-47

Harding, Warren, Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing (Birmingham, Alabama: Menasha Ridge Press, 1975)

Hargreaves, Alison, A Hard Day’s Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1994)

Herzog, Maurice, Annapurna, trans. Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith (London: Jonathan Cape, 1952)

Herzog, Werner, dir., The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984)

Hillary, Edmund, and Desmond Doig, High in the Thin Cold Air (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1963)

Hillary, Edmund, and George Lowe, East of Everest: An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954 (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1956)

Hillary, Edmund, High Adventure (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1955)

Hillary, Edmund, Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1975)

Hillary, Edmund, Schoolhouse in the Clouds (New York: Doubleday, 1964)

Hillary, Edmund, View from the Summit (London: Corgi, 1999)

Hopkirk, Peter, Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa (London: John Murray, 1982)

Houston, Charles, and Robert Bates, K2: The Savage Mountain (New York: McGraw Hill, 1954)

Howard-Bury, Charles, and George Leigh Mallory, Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition of 1921 (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1991)

Hunt, John, and Edmund Hillary, ‘The Ascent of Everest’, The Geographical Journal 119, 4 (December 1953), pp. 385-99

Hunt, John, The Ascent of Everest (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953)

Irving, R. L. G., The Mountain Way (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1938)

Isserman, Maurice, and Stewart Weaver, Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)

Jayal, N. D., and Mohan Motwani, eds, Conservation, Tourism and Mountaineering in the Himalayas (Dehradun: Natraj, 1986)

Jenkins, Mark, ‘The Good Company of the Dead’, Outside (August 1999), <>

Jenkins, Mark, ‘Yosemite Climbing’, National Geographic Magazine (May 2011), <> <>

Joshi, S. C., ed., Nepal Himalaya: Geo-ecological Perspectives (Nainital: Himalaya Research Group, 1986)

Kapadia, Harish, Across Peaks and Passes in Darjeeling and Sikkim (New Delhi: Indus, 2001)

Kapadia, Harish, Across Peaks and Passes in Garhwal Himalaya (New Delhi: Indus, 1999)

Kapadia, Harish, Across Peaks and Passes in Himachal Pradesh (New Delhi: Indus, 1999)

Kapadia, Harish, Across Peaks and Passes in Kumaun Himalaya (New Delhi: Indus, 1999)

Kapadia, Harish, Across Peaks and Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar and East Karakoram (New Delhi: Indus, 1999)

Kapadia, Harish, Exploring the Highlands of Himalaya (New Delhi: Indus, 2006)

Kapadia, Harish, Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses (Kolkata: Rupa, 2010)

Keay, John, When Men and Mountains Meet: the Explorers of the Western Himalaya (London: John Murray, 1977)

Keegan, John, The Face of Battle (New York: Viking Press, 1976)

Kenny, Anthony, complied by, Mountains: An Anthology (London: John Murray, 1991)

Kirchner, Walther, ‘Mind, Mountain, and History’, Journal of the History of Ideas 11, 4 (October 1950), pp. 412-47

Krakauer, Jon, ‘Death of an Innocent: How Christopher McCandless lost his way inthe wilds’, Outside (January 1993) <>

Krakauer, Jon, interview with host Terry Gross on Fresh Air (1996; distributed by National Public Radio and produced by WHYY FM in Philadelphia) <>

Krakauer, Jon, Into the Wild (New York: Random House, 1996)

Krakauer, Jon, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (London: Macmillan, 1997)

Lewis, Jon. E., The Mammoth Book of On the Edge: An Anthology of Climbing Adventures (London: Constable & Robinson, 2001)

Lopez, Barry, Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1986)

Lunn, Arnold, The Matterhorn Centenary (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1965)

Macdonald, Kevin, dir., Touching the Void (2003)

Macfarlane, Robert, Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (London: Granta, 2003)

Macfarlane, Robert, The Wild Places (London: Granta, 2007)

Malartic, Yves, Tenzing of Everest (New York: Crown, 1954)

Mantovani, Roberto, Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant (Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1997)

Marshall, Ian, Peak Experiences: Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003)

Mason, Kenneth, Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering Exploration and Mountaineering from Earliest Times to the Ascent of Everest (1955; London: Diadem, 1987)

Messner, Reinhold, ‘The Murder of the Impossible’, Mountain 15 (1971), <>

Messner, Reinhold, All 14 Eight-thousanders (Marlborough: The Crowood Press, 1988)

Messner, Reinhold, and Alessandro Gogna, K2: Mountain of Mountains (London: Kaye and Ward, 1981)

Messner, Reinhold, Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate (London: Kaye and Ward, 1979)

Messner, Reinhold, Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate, translated by Audrey Salkeld (London: Kaye and Ward, 1979)

Messner, Reinhold, Herman Buhl: Climbing without Compromise (London: Baton Wicks, 2000)

Messner, Reinhold, Solo Nanga Parbat (London: Kaye and Ward, 1980)

Messner, Reinhold, The Big Walls: From the North Face of the Eiger to the South Face of Dhaulagiri, trans. Tim Carruthers (Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 2001)

Messner, Reinhold, The Crystal Horizon: Everest: The First Solo Ascent, trans. Jill Neate and Audrey Salkeld (Ramsbury: The Crowood Press, 1989)

Morris, James, Coronation Everest (London: Faber and Faber, 1958)

Morshead, H. T., ‘Report on the Expedition to Kamet, 1920’, The Geographical Journal 57, 3 (March 1921), pp. 213-19

Muir, John, My First Summer in the Sierra (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911)

Mukherjee, Uma Prasad, A Himalayan Album (Calcutta: Debashis Dutta, 1993)

Mukherjee, Uma Prasad, Album, translated by Debjani Chatterjee and Tara Chatterjee (Calcutta: Writer’s Workshop, 1997)

Mukherjee, Uma Prasad, Kailasa O Manasa Sarobara (Kolkata: Ghosh Publishers, 1977)

Mummery, A. F., My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus (1895; rev. edn London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1908)

Nash, Roderick, Wilderness and the American Mind (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973)

Neale, Jonathan, Tigers of the Snow (London: Little, Brown, 2002)

Neate, W. R., Mountaineering and its Literature: A Descriptive Bibliography of selected works published in the English Language, 1744-1976 (Milnthorpe: Cicerone, 1978)

Nicolson, Marjorie Hope, Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory: The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite (New York: Norton, 1959)

Noel, John, The Story of Everest (New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1931)

Noel, John, Through Tibet to Everest (London: Edward Arnold, 1927)

Norgay, Jamling Tenzing and Broughton Coburn, Touching My Father’s Soul: In the Footsteps of Sherpa Tenzing (London: Ebury, 2001)

Norgay, Tenzing, After Everest: An Autobiography, as told to Malcolm Barnes (London: Allen & Unwin, 1977)

Norgay, Tenzing, Man of Everest: The Autobiography, as told to James Ramsey Ullman (London: G. G. Harrap, 1955)

Norton, E. F., ‘The Personnel of the Expedition’, The Geographical Journal 64, 6 (December 1924), pp. 436-43

Norton, E. F., et al., The Fight for Everest: 1924 (London: Edwin Arnold, 1925)

Noyce, Wilfrid, Scholar Mountaineers: Pioneers of Parnassus (London: Dennis Dobson, 1950)

Noyce, Wilfrid, South Col: One Man’s Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953 (London: Heinemann, 1954)

Nyznik, Bruce, and Lawrence Schiller, dirs., The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

Odell, N. E., ‘So-Called “Deterioration” and the Use of Oxygen at High Altitudes’, The Geographical Journal 120, 1 (March 1954), pp. 131-3

Odell, Noel, ‘The Supposed Tibetan or Nepalese Name of Mount Everest’, The Alpine Journal 47 (1935), pp. 127-9

Olsen, Jack, The Climb Up to Hell (New York: Harper & Row, 1962)

Ortner, Sherry B., ‘Thick Resistance: Death and the Cultural Construction of Agency in Himalayan Mountaineering’, Representations 59, Special Issue: The Fate of “Culture”: Geertz and Beyond (1997), pp. 135-62

Ortner, Sherry B., High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989)

Ortner, Sherry B., Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999)

Ortner, Sherry B., Sherpas through their Rituals (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978)

Ortner, Sherry B., Who Shapes the Text?: Sherpas and Sahibs on Mount Everest (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990)

Ozturk, Renan, dir., Samsara (2008) <>

Peissel, Michel, Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1979)

Penn, Sean, dir., Into the Wild (2007)

Percy, Margaret, dir., Hillary and Tenzing: Climbing to the Roof of the World (2003)

Perrin, Jim, The Climbing Essays (Glasgow: In Pinn, 2006)

Phillimore, Colonel R. H., Historical Records of the Survey of India, 4 vols. (Dehradun: Survey of India, 1958)

Pugh, L. G. C. E., ‘Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition, 1960/61: The Scientific Programme’, The Geographical Journal 128, 4 (December 1962), pp. 447-56

Pugh, L. G. C. E., ‘Scientific Aspects of the Expedition to Mount Everest, 1953’, The Geographical Journal 120, 2 (June 1954), pp. 183-92

Ralston, Aron, Between a Rock and a Hard Place (London: Simon & Schuster, 2004)

Rawling, Cecil Godfrey, The Great Plateau, Being an Account of Exploration in Central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition 1904-1905 (London: Edward Arnold, 1905)

Richards, Cory, and Anson Fogel, dir., Cold (2011)

Ring, Jim, How the English Made the Alps (London; John Murray, 2000)

Robertson, David, George Mallory (London: Faber, 1969)

Roper, Steve, and Allen Steck, eds.,The Best of Ascent: Twenty-five Years of the Mountaineering Experience (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1993)

Roper, Steve, and Allen Steck, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979)

Roper, Steve, Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber (Seattle: Mountaineers, 1994)

Royal Geographical Society and Mount Everest Foundation, The Mountains of Central Asia (London: Macmillan, 1987)

Rupwate, R. U., M. Chitaley and S. R. Kamat, ‘Cardiopulmonary Functional Changes in Acute Acclimatisation to High Altitude in Mountaineers’, European Journal of Epidemiology 6, 3 (September 1990), pp. 266-72

Ruttledge, H., Everest: The Unfinished Adventure (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937)

Ruttledge, Hugh, ‘The Mount Everest Expedition, 1933’, The Geographical Journal 83, 1 (January 1934), pp. 1-9

Salkeld, Audrey, and Tom Holzel, First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1986)

Salt, J. S. A., ‘Plotting the Vertical Photographs of the Second Mount Everest Flight’, The Geographical Journal 83.2 (1934), pp. 101-11

Schama, Simon, Landscape and Memory (London: HarperCollins, 1995)

Shackleton, Ernest, South (1920; London: Heinemann, 1970)

Sherpa, Mingma Norbu, Sherpa Culture: Sagarmatha National Park (Khumbu: National Park, 1982)

Shipton, Eric, ‘Everest: The 1951 Reconnaissance of the Southern Route’, The Geographical Journal 118, 2 (June 1952), pp. 117-41

Shipton, Eric, ‘More Explorations Round Nanda Devi’, The Geographical Journal 90, 2 (August 1937), pp. 97-107

Shipton, Eric, ‘Nanda Devi and the Ganges Watershed’, The Geographical Journal 85, 4 (April 1935), pp. 305-19

Shipton, Eric, ‘The Expedition to Cho Oyu’, The Geographical Journal 119, 2 (June 1953), pp. 129-37

Shipton, Eric, ‘The Mount Everest Reconnaissance’, The Geographical Journal 87, 2 (February 1936), pp. 98-107

Shipton, Eric, Michael Spender and J. B. Auden, ‘The Shaksgam Expedition, 1937’, The Geographical Journal 91, 4 (April 1938), pp. 313-36

Shipton, Eric, That Untravelled World: An Autobiography (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1969)

Shipton, Eric, The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951 (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1952)

Shipton, Eric, The six mountain-travel books (London: Diadem, 1985)

Simpson, Joe, Dark Shadows Falling (London: Jonathan Cape, 1997)

Simpson, Joe, Storms of Silence (London: Jonathan Cape, 1996)

Simpson, Joe, This Game of Ghosts (London: Jonathan Cape, 1993)

Simpson, Joe, Touching the Void (London: Jonathan Cape, 1988)

Smith, Albert, The Story of Mont Blanc (London: Bogue, 1853)

Smith, Ian, ed., The Apprenticeship of a Mountaineer: Edward Whymper’s London Diary 1855-1859 (London: London Record Society, 2008)

Smith, J. R., Everest: the Man and the Mountain (London: Whittles, 1999)

Smythe, Frank S., A Camera in the Hills (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1939)

Smythe, Frank S., Alpine Ways (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1942)

Smythe, Frank S., Behold the Mountains: Climbing with a Color Camera (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949)

Smythe, Frank S., Peaks and Valleys (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1938)

Smythe, Frank S., The six Alpine/Himalayan climbing books (London: Baton Wicks, 2000)

Snyder, Gary, Danger on Peaks (Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker Hoard, 2004)

Snyder, Gary, Mountains and Rivers Without End (Washington, D. C.: Counterpoint, 1996)

Snyder, Gary, Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint Press, 2004)

Snyder, Gary, The Blue Sky (New York: Phoenix Book Shop, 1969)

Snyder, Gary, The Gary Snyder Reader: Prose, Poetry, and Translations 1952-1998 (Washington, D. C.: Counterpoint, 1999)

Solnit, Susan, Wanderlust: A History of Walking (London: Penguin, 2000)

Spender, Michael, ‘Photographic Surveys in the Mount Everest Region’, The Geographical Journal 88.4 (1936), pp. 289-300

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ in Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, edited by Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988)

Stafford, Barbara Maria, Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature, and the Illustrated Travel Account, 1760-1840 (Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1984)

Stephen, Leslie, The Playground of Europe (London; Longmans, Green & Co., 1871)

Stevens, Stanley, Claiming the High Ground: Sherpas, Subsistence and Environmental Change in the Highest Himalaya (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993)

Stölzl, Phillip, dir., The North Face (2008)

Thesiger, Wilfred, The Life of my Choice (London: Collins, 1987)

Thompson, Mike, ‘Risk’, Mountain 73 (1980), pp. 44-6

Tichy, Herbert, Himalaya (London: Robert Hale & Company, 1971)

Tilman, H. W., ‘Explorations in the Nepal Himalayas’, The Geographical Journal 117.3 (1951), pp. 263-72

Tilman, H. W., The seven mountain-travel books (London: Diadem, 1983)

Traherne, Thomas, Centuries of Meditation, ed. by Bertram Dobell (New York: Cosimo, 2007)

Twain, Mark, A Tramp Abroad (1880; London: Chatto & Windus, 1901)

Tyndall, John, Hours of Exercise in the Alps (London: Longmans, 1871)

Tyndall, John, Mountaineering in 1861 (London: Longman, Green & Co., 1862)

Unsworth, Walt, Everest, 2nd edn (Yoevil: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1989)

Unsworth, Walt, Hold the Heights: The Foundations of Mountaineering (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1993)

Venables, Stephen, A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya (London: Hutchinson, 2000)

Venables, Stephen, Everest: Alone at the Summit (Bath: Odyssey Books, 1996)

Venables, Stephen, Everest: Kangshung Face (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1989)

Venables, Stephen, Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir (Seattle: Mountaineers, 1987)

Waller, Derek, The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia (Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, 1990)

Ward, Michael, and P. K. Clark, ‘Everest 1951: Cartographic and Photographic Evidence of a New Route from Nepal’, The Geographical Journal 158, 1 (March 1992), pp. 47-56

Ward, Michael, ed., The Mountaineer’s Companion (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1966)

Ward, Michael, Everest: A Thousand Years of Exploration (Glasgow: The Ernest Press, 2003)

Ward, Michael, James S. Milledge and John B. West, High Altitude Medicine and Physiology , 3rd edn (London: Arrow, 2000)

Warren, C. B., ‘The Medical and Physiological Aspects of the Mount Everest Expeditions’,  The Geographical Journal 90, 2 (August 1937), pp. 126-43

Weathers, Beck, and Stephen G. Michaud, Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (New York: Random House, 2000)

Wherry, George, Alpine Notes & The Climbing Foot (Cambridge: Macmillan & Bowes, 1896)

Whymper, Edward, Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 (London: John Murray, 1871)

Willis, Clint, Epic: Stories of Survival from the World’s Highest Peaks (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1999)

Willis, Clint, The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing’s Greatest Generation (London: Robson, 2006)

Wilson, Andrew, The Abode of Snow, 2nd edn (Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1876)

Wilson, Ken, The Games Climbers Play (London: Baton Wicks, 2006)

Workman, Fanny Bullock, and William Hunter Workman, Ice-bound Heights of the Mustagh: An Account of Two Seasons of Pioneer Exploration and High Climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya (London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1908)

Wyss-Dunant, ed., ‘The First Swiss Expedition to Mount Everest, 1952’, The Geographical Journal 119, 3 (September 1953), pp. 266-77

Young, Geoffrey Winthrop, On High Hills (London: Methuen, 1933)

Young, Geoffrey Winthrop, The Influence of Mountains upon the Development of Human Intelligence (London: Jackson,, Son & Company, 1957)

Younghusband, Francis, Everest: The Challenge (London: Nelson, 1936)

Younghusband, Francis, Everest: The Challenge (London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1936)

Younghusband, Francis, The Epic of Mount Everest (London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1926)


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