Interested in tackling the iconic Wonderland Trail this year? Now is the time to apply!
Happy Wonderland Trail, Eve! Let the reservation fun begin tomorrow at 9am, PST! Good luck beautiful hopeful hikers! https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-permit.htm
Outdoor writer Lauren Danner recommends J Robert Harris' excellent wilderness trekking memoir "Way Out There."
“This book makes me want to get in the car, go to the airport, and go way out there somewhere.”
Hear Linnea Westerlind of Year of Seattle Parks and the author of the "Discovering Seattle Parks" guidebook share fascinating facts about Seattle's myriad parks.
Foreword Reviews' summary of Heather Hansen's excellent and topical new narrative "Wildfire."
Armchair Birders make great Armchair Cloudspotters! Read Anne Kilgannon's delightful review of A Sideways Look at Clouds here...
What does a 1st-time Alaska visitor read to get ready?
Peggy Mullen, owner of River City Books in Soldotna, recommends Erin McKittrick's excellent Cook Inlet adventure narrative "Mudflats and Fish Camps."
Join us for a special online chat with elite climber Andy Kirkpatrick. Andy's climbing career has specialized in winter climbs and big walls – Chamonix, Antarctica, Patagonia, Greenland, Alaska, and, his first love, Yosemite’s El Capitan, which he has climbed more than 30 times, including 5 solos and 2 one-day ascents. In this edition of the Mountaineers Books Web Series, Andy will discuss climbing tips that he has collected in his book 1001 Climbing Tips – the “stuff that w...orks for me . . . those little things that can make a tiny, or massive, improvement to your climbing.”
Climbing magazine once described Andy as a climber with a “strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult,” with a reputation “for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond, sometimes with partners and sometimes alone.”
In addition to 1001 Climbing Tips, Andy is the author of the adventure tales, Psychovertical, which won the 2008 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and Cold Wars, which won the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize. He has also authored a technical book on soloing titled Me, Myself and I, as well as Unknown Pleasures, a collection of his works. 1001 Climbing Tips includes advice for big wall, ice, mixed, and alpine climbing, as well as safety, training, packing and travel and much more.
Andy will be joining this web event from his home in Ireland. His presentation will run about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period. Feel free to register for the event even if you can’t attend on March 21, because in the days following Mountaineers Books will email you a link to the recorded presentation. Click below to register.
Free to attend! Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regis…/8648615916834167555…
For her newly released book 'Wildfire," author Heather Hansen spent nearly two years following Boulder's elite Station 8 wildland fire crew.
"I worked out, ate, and went on emergency calls, and planned burns with them. I learned what scares them, what makes them laugh, what motivates them, and what they’re proud of, and that helped me give readers a more complete picture of firefighters and fire."
The Photography Committee of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club will host a book talk with author and wilderness trekker J Robert Harris on March 28 at 6:30 pm at the Metropolitan Opera Guild in NYC. See what it is like....Way Out There!
We're so thrilled to be able to offer the now complete Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Series--Southern California, Northern California, Oregon and Washington. No matter your experience level or aspiration there's a PCT trial segment that's just right for you.
We're thrilled to get our hands on the brand new Northern California guidebook from Mountaineers Books! This completes their series for the Pacific Crest Trail.... They're excellent books and are especially useful to all of you who are planning section hikes along the trail. We'll have the last one in our store soon.
Congratulations to all of the authors!
In celebration of women making a difference, including our own Madi Carlson, author of Urban Cycling, fierce family bike advocate, and BikePortland's new Family Biking columnist. #InternationalWomensDay