Book Recommendations


Summit Murder Mystery Series beginning with Murder on Everest by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins

I Come from the Stone Age (1965), by Heinrich Harrer author of Seven Years in Tibet.  I Come from the Stone Age is the story of the first ascent of Puncak Jaya lead by Harrer in 1962.  “Limited Copies Available”  Contact Irion Books for details 480-699-0068.

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2 by Jennifer Jordan

Seven Summits by Dick Bass, Frank Wells and Rick Ridgeway

Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent by Steve Bell, Dick Bass and Pat Morrow

Seven Summits by Steve Bell

Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits by Bo Parfet and Richard Buskin

The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil

The Summit (Everest, Book 3) by Gordon Korman

Into Thin Air (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Jon Krakauer

Everest by Broughton Coburn, Tim Cahill and David Breashears

The Climb (Everest #2) by Gordon Korman

Everest: The West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers

The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest by Steve Jenkins

The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Everest: Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Ascent of Everest, 32 Firsthand Accounts of the Most Memorable Climbs by Jon E. Lewis and Doug Scott

Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest by Maria Coffey and Chris Bonington

High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed by Michael Kodas

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks by David Roberts and Ed Viesturs

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 by Graham Bowley

Peak by Roland Smith

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering’s Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters by James M. Tabor

Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley by Art Davidson

Lonely Planet Tibet (Country Travel Guide) by Bradley Mayhew

The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old’s Summit of Mt. Everest by Bear Grylls

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer