Admittedly, I'm a pretty voracious reader. So before I even set foot on Mount Rainier I read as much as I possibly could about mountaineering and climbing. That, inevitably, led to many interesting outdoor adventures and instruction books. For the last 20 years I have been in search of a first edition of "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills" to add to my collection. Last week I was able to finally secure a copy and I could not be more excited!
Anyone else have an outdoor book collection they are willing to share with the community?
well, looks like a lot of dust on the old book shelf, but it was fun going down memory lane.
Like I have said before, backpacking is like a gateway drug on the way to mountaineering, so be careful out there! lol
@Philreedshikes These are great, thanks for sharing!
I have read 'The White Spider' more times than I can remember. In your time in Europe did you ever get a chance to see the Eiger? It's on my bucket list...maybe hike to the bottom, maybe not.
I also appreciate your 'Advance Rockcraft' copy. I don't think there was ever more than one edition if I'm not mistaken.
Heh - I have those books, and yeah, I don't think any other editions were ever published. I bought mine back in the late seventies as a teen. My friends and I did a lot of single-pitch stuff in the Niagara Gorge.
That's fantastic! Admittedly, my collection of outdoor-based books is virtually non-existent (so far). I'm hesitant to start because if I go down that rabbit hole like I did with my martial arts library, I'm worried that I'll spend so much money that my wife would probably leave me. 🙂
That said... (runs off to start looking at books)
@REI-JohnJ That is such a cool book!
Unfortunately none of my books are vintage, but I'm slowly gathering a collection! Sadly most of my books are still in a box, as I recently moved across the country, but this is my most recent addition that I am super psyched to read:
Thanks for sharing! I loved Louv's 'Last Child in the Woods', I had no idea he had another book out. I'll definitely be picking this one up!