Best Mountain Books (Ever!)

I thought about widget-ing to GoodReads but in the end I didn’t feel like doing that, so I’ll just keep adding to this post of the best and most awesome nature/ mountain/ adventure reads as we go along. It’s evergreen, as they say.

Of course “best” is subjective. There’s no real criteria to what makes the list but for me these selections were memorable: particularly humorous in their truth, or told of incredible feats, or have an ability to inspire that exceeds that of others, or some indescribable quality… There is true story and there is fiction.

What else do you think should be added to the list?

  • Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of The Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day (2013), Paul Zuckerman
  • The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road (2012), Paul Theroux
  • The Canterbury Trail (2011), Angie Abdou
  • Where the Clouds Can Go (2009 expanded version, 1935), Conrad Kain
  • The Bear’s Embrace: A True Story of a Grizzly Bear Attack (2000), Patricia Van Tighem
  • A Walk in the Woods (1997), Bill Bryson
  • Into The Wild (1996), Jon Krakauer
  • Deliverance (1970), James Dickey
  • Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During, and After (1952), Heinrich Harrer

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