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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.

Alone on the wall book Alex Honnold

Alone on the Wall

Exciting, uplifting and truly awe-inspiring; Alex Honnold shares first-hand insights into the essential truths of risk and reward in the face of extreme danger.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

Book of the Bothy

Celebrating bothies nationwide

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00

Grand Adventures

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

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

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
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

Wild Swim

River, lake, lido and sea: the best places to swim outdoors in Britain

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

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.

Alpinist 60 - Winter 2017 edition

Alpinist 60

The Winter 2017 edition

£12.50
Alpinist 59 Magazine: the autumn 2017 edition

Alpinist 59

The Autumn 2017 edition

£12.50

Alpinist 56

The winter 2016 edition

£12.50

Alpinist 55

The autumn 2016 edition

£12.50

Alpinist 54

The summer 2016 edition

£12.50

Alpinist 53

The spring 2016 edition

£12.50
Like the wind magazine 14

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 14

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

£9.00
Like the wind magazine volume 13

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 13

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

£9.00
Like the wind running magazine

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 12

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

£9.00
Like the wind magazine

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 11

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

£9.00

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 10

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

£9.00

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 9

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 8

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 8

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 7

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 7

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 6

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 6

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 5

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 5

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 4

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 4

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

£9.00
Like the Wind running Volume 2

Like the Wind Magazine Vol 2

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

£9.00
Sender Magazine issue 2

Sender Magazine

independent quarterly MTB magazine focussing on the wilder side of mountain bike culture

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 10

Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 10

Unique journal of spine-tingling and awe-inspiring adventures, expeditions and discoveries

£12.00

Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 9

Unique journal presenting a series of breathtaking adventures, expeditions and discoveries

£10.00

Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 8

Unique journal presenting a series of breathtaking adventures, expeditions and discoveries

£10.00

Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 7

Unique journal presenting a series of breathtaking adventures, expeditions and discoveries

£10.00

Wilderness Magazine Volume 4

Issue 4 of Wilderness a new high quality US publication dedicated to exploration, character and grit

£18.00

Wilderness Magazine Volume 2

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

£18.00

Wilderness Magazine Volume 1

Issue 1 of Wilderness a new high quality US publication dedicated to exploration, character and grit

£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.

Alone on the wall book Alex Honnold

Alone on the Wall

Exciting, uplifting and truly awe-inspiring; Alex Honnold shares first-hand insights into the essential truths of risk and reward in the face of extreme danger.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Art of Freedom by Bernadette McDonald

Art of Freedom

The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka, by Bernadette McDonald

Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00
Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick

Cold Wars

Kirkpatrick's wry sarcasm and the often ridiculous situations of big-wall climbing give this book many laugh-out-loud moments yet honest and insightful

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Front cover of Echoes by Nick Bullock

Echoes: Nick Bullock

A compelling exploration of freedom from one of Britain's most outstanding adventure mountaineers

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00

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 Bond

Two epic climbs in Alaska and a lifetime's connection...

Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00

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 push tommy caldwell

The Push

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

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane

The Wild Places

Robert MacFarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains in Britain and Ireland

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Wild Country: The Man Who Made Friends

Wild Country

A remarkable personal story, offering fresh perspectives on the role of the outdoors in British life and the development of climbing at its most revolutionary.

Sale: £13.45
Was: £14.95

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.

Adventures in Mind

The challenge and anticipation. The obsessive urge to achieve. It's not all about winning.

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
BetaMonkeys - the evolution of falling

BetaMonkeys

Ed O'Grady's collection of honest and hilarious climbing cartoons

£9.00
Born to run: Chris Mcdougall

Born to Run

Christopher McDougall explores a hidden tribe, ultra-running and the greatest race the world has never seen in this written account of extraordinary endurance.

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Climbs and punishment: Felix Lowe

Climbs and Punishment

Felix Lowe's witty and engaging chronicle of riding to Rome in the footsteps of Hannibal

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

Cycling the Great Divide

From Canada to Mexico on North America’s Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike route

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Days to Remember - Rob Collister

Days to Remember

Short tales and reflections from renowned mountain guide Rob Collister.

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
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

Eat Sleep Cycle

Eat, Sleep, Cycle follows Anna's 4000-mile solo ride around the coast of the UK.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

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

Hell and High Water

One man's attempt to swim the length of Britain

Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00

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
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur

Into Thin Air

A brilliantly evocative tale of human tragedy and endurance by Jon Krakauer

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Micro Adventures by Al Humphries

Microadventures

This beautifully illustrated guide to uprooting the mundane in your life, written by Mr Microadventure himself

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Ueli Steck my life in climbing

My Life in Climbing

A revealing memoir from Ueli Steck, one of the world's most elite climbers

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

One Man’s Everest

Gripping and enthusiastic autobiography by Kenton Cool - one of the greatest mountaineers of our time

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

Preposterous Tales

Exhilarating tales of insane adventures from Gresham and Emmett with stunning photography to wow and inspire

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
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
Remote Exposure Book

Remote Exposure

Buisse goes beyond the basics to equip you with the tools you need to create captivating, strong, and compelling images that do justice to your adventures.

Sale: £20.70
Was: £23.00

Run or Die

World champion ultra runner Kilian Jornet shares his passion for running in the worlds mountains

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Running Hard: Steve Chilton

Running Hard

Steve Chilton gives an insight into the golden age of fell running through this classic and humorous story of rivalry and friendship.

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

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

Tall Stories

A biography of the Scottish kayaking legend, Andy Jackson

Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00

The Fight for Everest 1924

E.F. Norton and other members of the expedition

Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00

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

The White Spider

Heinrich Harrer's account of the ascent of the infamous North Face of the Eigerwand

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

Trailhead

The dirt on all things trail running

Sale: £12.60
Was: £14.00
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

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
Bloc France Bouldering Guide

Bloc France

Guide to the lesser known sandstone bouldering venues in France

Sale: £26.10
Was: £29.00

Book of the Bothy

Celebrating bothies nationwide

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00

Canoe Camping

Thorough and inspiring guide to canoe camping

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

Exploring Greenland

Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness

Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Feed Zone Cook Book

Feed Zone Cookbook

Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas' quick, tasty, and healthy recipes to meet all of your nutritional needs

Sale: £18.90
Was: £21.00
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

Great British Bike Rides

40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales

Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
Guyrope Gourmet cookery book

GuyRope Gourmet - A Camping Cookbook

Josh Suttons - Campsite cookery guide

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 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

Lost Lanes

Jack takes us on a journey of 36 Glorious bike rides in Southern England

Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00

Lost Lanes Wales

Jack Thurston takes to his bike and explores Wales and the border counties

Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
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
Making Tracks in the Peak District

Making Tracks in the Peak District

10 enjoyable walks for youngsters around the Peak District, with child-friendly instructions and illustrations.

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00

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
OS Explorer Map

OS Explorer Maps

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

£8.99
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

Rockfax Pokketz Climbing Guide

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

Sale: £8.95
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
The Scottish Bothy Bible: Geoff Allan

The Scottish Bothy Bible

Geoff Allan navigates you across burns and bogs, from Viking longhouses to highland homesteads, to reveal Scotland's unique and hidden network of bothies.

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
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

£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
Ultimate Navigation book

Ultimate Navigation Manual

Covers every navigation technique you will ever need. Techniques used by special forces and search and rescue teams from around the world.

Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
150 wild runs

Wild Running

150 great adventures on the trail and fells of Britain

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

Wild Swim

River, lake, lido and sea: the best places to swim outdoors in Britain

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Wild Swimming book

Wild Swimming

River, lake, lido and sea: the best places to swim outdoors in Britain

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Wild Swimming France

Wild Swimming - France

Discover and swim in the most beautiful rivers, lakes and waterfalls in France

Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
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

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