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100 Years Up High

Mountain Media: Books #185

by Brendan Leonard January 3, 2012 Books

Mountain book reviews from Brendan Leonard

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Climbing Dictionary

Climbing Dictionary

by Brendan Leonard October 4, 2011 Books

“Climbing Dictionary: Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms & Lingo,” by Matt Samet

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The Six Moutain-Travel Books by Eric Shipton

Books: Shipton anthology, Homewaters and podcasts

by Brendan Leonard August 2, 2011 August - September 2011

Books: Shipton anthology, Homewaters and podcasts

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Books: "The Way Home: Essays on the Outside West" by James McVey

Books: “The Way Home: Essays on the Outside West” by James McVey

by Brendan Leonard July 5, 2011 Books

In his third book, author and University of Colorado professor James McVey takes the reader along on his experiences in the backcountry.

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Books: "The Quotable Chongo on How To Be Bitchin, Volume One" by Chongo

Books: “The Quotable Chongo on How To Be Bitchin, Volume One” by Chongo

by Brendan Leonard June 28, 2011 Books

Charles “Chongo” Victor Tucker III is one of the most legendary dirtbags in the history of dirtbags, and probably the most-famous dirtbag in the history of Yosemite.

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Books: "The Source of All Things" and "The Museum Collection"

Books: “The Source of All Things” and “The Museum Collection”

by Brendan Leonard June 1, 2011 Books

Brendan Leonard and Tara Flanagan review “The Source of All Things” by Tracy Ross and “The Museum Collection” by William Meriwether.

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Fourteeners and Fire Season

Fourteeners and Fire Season

by Brendan Leonard May 3, 2011 Books

Brendan Leonard reviews “Colorado’s Fourteeners” and “Fire Season.”

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Stone Mountains, Best Climbs and Skiing Tales

Stone Mountains, Best Climbs and Skiing Tales

by Brendan Leonard April 5, 2011 April 2011

“Stone Mountains,” by Jim Thornburg “Stone Mountains” is 10 pounds of coffee table awesomeness. Photographer Jim Thornburg masterfully captures it all in this 320-page behemoth — in his photos, the rock is the star just as much as the climber. There are plenty of photos of climbers on moderate routes, which makes the book inspirational […]

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Take A Seat

Take A Seat

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 Books

“Take A Seat,” by Dominic Gill In June 2006, Dominic Gill pedaled south from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on a tandem bicycle loaded with video equipment and everything he needed to survive, but an empty seat on the back of the bike. He planned to bicycle the longest land route in the world, to the southernmost […]

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Breaking Into the Backcountry

Breaking Into the Backcountry

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 Books

“Breaking Into the Backcountry,” by Steve Edwards In 2001, Steve Edwards, a 26-year-old Purdue University professor who had “never been much of an outdoorsman,” won a PEN/Northwest writing residency, earning him a seven-month stint as the caretaker of a backcountry homestead on Oregon’s Rogue River. He was a flatlander, a virgin fly-fisherman, 70 miles from […]

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