New Books and DVDs in the Library!

We’ve added about 80 books and dvds to the library catalog.  They’re ready for checkout – and ready for your comments and reviews!

There are three ways to add a book or dvd review

  • Write one and send us an email about it
  • Put it in the comments section below this post
  • Join LibraryThing and post your review there

Or… just enjoy the books.  You can see the full list of new books on our LibraryThing page, but here are some highlights:

Fallen Giants: a history of Himalayan mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremes, Isserman and Weaver.  You can read the NY Times Review here.  The authors, who used the AAC Library for their research, will be at the American Mountaineering Center to talk about their book on January 8th, so stay tuned for more information about the BWAMM speaker series!

Through a Land of Extremes: the Littledales of Central Asia, Clinch and Clinch. Here’s the Amazon blurb: “On August 4, 1895, at a 19,000 ft. pass on the north side of Goring La in Tibet, only 48 miles from Lhasa, a 43-year-old Englishman, his 55-year-old wife, and a fox terrier confronted over 150 Tibetans armed with primitive matchlocks. The Englishman was St George Littledale. His wife, Teresa, had shared in all of his adventures. In the 19th century, Teresa and George Littledale were known as the greatest English explorers of their day, journeying further into the hidden lands of Asia than any Western explorer had previously achieved. Yet, because they never published their own account of their journeys, for over a century their story has remained largely forgotten. Now, the authors, having discovered the Littledales’ diaries and letters, have for the first time pieced together their remarkable, adventurous, and courageous lives.”

New to the children’s book collection is John Muir: America’s Naturalist.

New guidebooks include

  • Mountaineering in Slovenia
  • Nepal and Indian Himalayan Footprint Handbooks
  • Lander Sport Climbs
  • Vegas Bouldering
  • Trout Creek Climbing
  • Fun Climbs Colorado: best family climbing vacations – by the AAC’s own Sibyll Hechtel
  • The Canadian hiker’s and packpacker’s guide – with a dedication to retired AAC librarian Virginia Boucher!
  • Arizona Technical Climbing: rappelling, swimming and exploring the remote and beautiful gorges of Arizona
  • Colorado Snow Climbs
  • Guide to the Rwenzoir: The Mountains of the Moon
  • Clear Creek Canyon Rock Climbs

There are 25 new DVDs, including:

  • The Endless Knot, from Serac Films
  • Yoga for Climbers – read Matt Samet’s Climbing mag review here
  • Farther Than The Eye Can See – Erik Weihenmayer’s Everest ascent – Here’s a Youtube trailer
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