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Bookshelf - Books, Magazines and Boardman Tasker shortlists

Here's whats on our bookshelf here at Alpkit. Books we love; books that caught our eye; books that inspired us or just a good read. Save 10% of RRP on all books with free UK delivery on every order. We are constantly re-ordering and mixing up the selection so keep checking back!

Bookshelf Best Sellers our official chart of our best selling books and guides

Here are our best selling books and guides over the past few months. These are the books that are consistently in high demand.

Waterlog Roger Deakin

Waterlog

Roger Deakin's tale of his liquid journey around the British Isles and the people he meets along the way.

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

A Lake District Grand Tour

Join Mike Cardens and his son Richard as they pedal through Lakeland in search of a Challenge, History, Wildlife, and Scones.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

Mud Sweat & Gears

A realistic and endearing approach to the classic but gruelling ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

Magazines high quality magazines and journals

Specialist magazines from around the world. These are the mags that feature great photography, are as good to touch as they are to see and always have well written articles of adventure and the love of wild places.

Like the wind magazine

Like the Wind Magazine

Exquisitely produced and beautifully illustrated quarterly running magazine; it's not how to run, it's why we run

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

Wilderness Magazine Volume 2

Volume 2 of Wilderness, a new US high quality publication we've specially imported dedicated to exploration, character and grit

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

Boardman Tasker award for mountain literature

The Boardman Tasker prize is an annual award that recognises great mountain writing whether its fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry. Here are some winners and those shortlisted over recent years. If you are looking for something new to read then this is a good place to start.

Eruption

The Untold Story of Mt St Helens

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
One Day as a Tiger

One Day As A Tiger

Alex MacIntyre and the birth of light and fast Alpinism

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

The Calling

Barry Blanchard charts his progress from a kid on the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world.

Sale: £17.10
Was: £19.00

The Longest Climb

Following the gruelling 5000 mile journey from the lowest point on earth to the peak of everest

Sale: £10.53
Was: £11.70
the push tommy caldwell

The Push

The memoirs of Tommy Caldwell: a climber’s journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
The Ogre: the biography os a mountain by doug scott

The Ogre

Doug Scott’s biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Kinder Scout: The People's Mountain

Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain

A celebration of a northern English mountain, composed by writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty.

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

Great Reads books that share our love of the outdoors and mountain environments

Our staff pick of great reads. Books we love, books we share and books find inspiring. Some old, some new and all worth tucking into your pack to while away the quiet hours.

8000 Metres

Yorkshireman Alan Hinkes tells his story of climbing 14 of the worlds highest mountains, all over the fabled 8000 metres

Sale: £20.25
Was: £22.50
Distant Snow: John Harding

Distant Snows

John Harding's recollections of 60 years of worldwide mountaineering, travel, and adventure.

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

Fallen Pieces of the Moon

Account of a sea-kayak trip along the west coast of Greenland

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

Grand Adventures

Adventure Guru, Alastair Humphreys, shares tips and tales of Grand Adventures

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

Higher Than the Eagle Soars

Autobiography of Stephen Venables including a revelatory series of never-recorded adventures on four continents

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Kinder Scout: The People's Mountain

Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain

A celebration of a northern English mountain, composed by writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty.

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

A Lake District Grand Tour

Join Mike Cardens and his son Richard as they pedal through Lakeland in search of a Challenge, History, Wildlife, and Scones.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Put me back on my bike: In search on Tom Simpson - William Fotheringham

Put Me Back On My Bike

William Fotheringham explores the tragic story of British cycling legend Tom Simpson

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

Snowblind

Daniel Arnold's collection of thrilling mountaineering stories

Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00

Straight Up

Forthright collection of stories from Steve Berry's early expeditions to the Himalaya

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00

The Beckoning Silence

Exploratory account of Joe Simpson's final confrontation with the Eiger

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

The Storms

A candid account of Mike Trueman, a British Army Gurkha officer who survived the Fastnet disaster and the 1996 Everest storm

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Waterlog Roger Deakin

Waterlog

Roger Deakin's tale of his liquid journey around the British Isles and the people he meets along the way.

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

Eruption

The Untold Story of Mt St Helens

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

Exploring Greenland

Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Guyrope Gourmet cookery book

GuyRope Gourmet - A Camping Cookbook

Josh Sutton's guide to campsite cookery, and proof that campsite cookery can be more than just beans and pasta!

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00

Mud Sweat & Gears

A realistic and endearing approach to the classic but gruelling ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
One Day as a Tiger

One Day As A Tiger

Alex MacIntyre and the birth of light and fast Alpinism

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

The Calling

Barry Blanchard charts his progress from a kid on the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world.

Sale: £17.10
Was: £19.00
The Ogre: the biography os a mountain by doug scott

The Ogre

Doug Scott’s biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Training for New Alpinism

Training for the New Alpinism

Detailed instructions on how to plan and execute training that is tailored to your individual circumstances

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00

Troll Wall

The untold story of the British first ascent of Europe's tallest rock face

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

Maps and Guides to educate, inform, inspire and entertain

Books of a slightly more practical nature. They are here to educate, inform, inspire and also entertain.

1001 Climbing Tips

An irregular instruction manual for anyone who hangs off stuff or just hangs around in the mountains

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00

7+8 Fontainebleau

7+8 Fontainebleau bouldering guidebook with 3748 Straight ups in Central and Southern Fontainebleau

Sale: £27.90
Was: £31.00
Avalanche Essentials

Avalanche Essentials

Avalanche Essentials - A step-by-step system for safety and survival

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
best tea shop walks in the peak district

Best Tea Shop Walks in the Peak District

Never miss out on afternoon tea again with Norman and June Buckley's collection of easy-going Peak District walks.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Bloc France Bouldering Guide

Bloc France

Guide to the lesser known sandstone bouldering venues in France

Sale: £26.10
Was: £29.00
Bouldering Essentials

Bouldering Essentials

The complete guide to bouldering, from beginner to expert there is something for everyone

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

Canoeing

A modern book on the traditional open canoe and its paddling techniques from the open canoe master Ray Goodwin

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

Canyoning in the Alps

Simon Fowler provides detailed information to the best canyoning adventures in Northern Italy and Ticino

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
Climbing Games book

Climbing Games

A book for every climber heading to the gym whether instructing or with a group of friends

Sale: £9.72
Was: £10.80

Exploring Greenland

Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Feed Zone Portables

Feed Zone Portables

A modern way of thinking to design and produce food that you want to eat whilst out on an extended adventure

Sale: £19.80
Was: £22.00
Fontainebleau Top Secret Guidebook

Fontainebleau Top Secret

The second volume of Fontainebleau blocs from David Atchinson-Jones

Sale: £21.87
Was: £24.30
Guyrope Gourmet cookery book

GuyRope Gourmet - A Camping Cookbook

Josh Sutton's guide to campsite cookery, and proof that campsite cookery can be more than just beans and pasta!

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Lake District Trail Running Guide Book

Lake District Trail Running

Helen Mort's compilation of 20 off-road routes for trail and fell runners from 5 to 17 km

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Lake District Climbs and Scrambles guidebook

Lake District Climbs and Scrambles

Local mountaineer Steve Goodwin's guide to mountaineering days out on the Lakeland Fells 

Sale: £13.77
Was: £15.30
Lake District Rock guidebook

Lake District Rock

The new and up-to-date edition of Lake District Rock, published by WIRED guides

Sale: £27.00
Was: £30.00
Lakeland Walks walking card pack

Lakeland Walks

25 classic Lakeland walks for new and experienced fell walkers, on durable and weatherproof walking cards.

Sale: £13.45
Was: £14.95
Lightweight Camping by John Traynor

Lightweight Camping

Tips, tricks, and tales from a seasoned camper to help adventurers make the most of a comfortable, independent, low-cost, and mobile life under canvas.

Sale: £10.53
Was: £11.70
Making Tracks in the Lake District

Making Tracks in the Lake District

10 enjoyable walks for children around the Lake District, with child-friendly instructions and illustrations

Sale: £10.80
Was: £12.00
OS Explorer Map

OS Explorer Maps

1: 25 000 trusty walking maps for exploring, navigating, route planning, and getting unlost

Sale: £8.09
Was: £8.99
Peak Bouldering Rockfax

Peak Bouldering

In this comprehensive 2014 guide Adrian Berry and Alan James compile a list of all the bouldering problems within the Peak District

Sale: £24.30
Was: £27.00

Peak District Trail Running

22 off-road routes for trail and fell runners from 5 km to 28 km

Sale: £10.53
Was: £11.70
Peak District Walks walking cards pack 1

Peak District Walks

20 classic Peak District walks on durable, weatherproof walking cards.

Sale: £10.80
Was: £12.00

Peak Rock

The most comprehensive history of climbing in the Peak District published since 1966

Sale: £30.78
Was: £34.20

Rockfax Pokketz Climbing Guide

Compact climbing guidebooks for the North East and South East Peak District

Sale: £8.96
Was: £9.95
Running Beyond: Ian Corless

Running Beyond

Ian Corless takes us on a journey across the globe, passing by some of the world's most inspiring and wonderful trails along the way.

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain.

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

This 300 page book defines everything you will need to know about staying alive in avalanche terrain

Sale: £14.58
Was: £16.20
Survival guide book

The Wilderness Survival Guide

You're hiking in the wilderness with a backpack full of gear and a phone for emergencies. But if you can't get a signal and you lose your pack... what then?

Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00
Top 500 Summits: A lifetime of hillwalkling

Top 500 Summits

Inspiration and guidance for a lifetime of hillwalking on the UK's top 500 summits, from experienced and passionate mountaineer Barry K Smith

Sale: £20.25
Was: £22.50
Training for New Alpinism

Training for the New Alpinism

Detailed instructions on how to plan and execute training that is tailored to your individual circumstances

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
150 wild runs

Wild Running

150 great adventures on the trail and fells of Britain

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Wild Swim Book by Jack Hudson, Wild Swimming Brothers

Swim Wild

Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer; accounts and anecdotes of expeditions from the Wild Swimming Brothers

Sale: £13.77
Was: £15.30
Ben Nevis Winter Climbs

Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Ben Nevis; the centre of Scottish winter climbing

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Winter Skills

Winter Skills

Planning on going out in the hills this winter? - This is the book for you, ranging from tips and tricks for navigation to advanced climbing techniques

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

8000 Metres

Yorkshireman Alan Hinkes tells his story of climbing 14 of the worlds highest mountains, all over the fabled 8000 metres

Sale: £20.25
Was: £22.50

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