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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.

Wild Swim

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

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
there is no map in hell

There is No Map in Hell

The epic story of Steve Birkinshaw's record-breaking run across the lake district fells

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
Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick
Sold Out

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

Hell and High Water

One man's attempt to swim the length of Britain

Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00

Mud Sweat & Gears

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

£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.

Alpinist 62 - Summer 2018 edition

Alpinist Magazine

a quarterly magazine dedicated to alpinism and adventure climbing: the classic publication that has inspired many an adventure over the years

Sale: £11.25
Was: £12.50
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.

Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick
Sold Out

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

Eruption

The Untold Story of Mt St Helens

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 Maverick Mountaineer

The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch; climber, scientist and inventor

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
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

Abode of the Gods: Trekking in Nepal

Kev Reynold's inspirational book capturing the wonders of trekking in Nepal

Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00

Adventures in Mind

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

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
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.

£9.00

Grand Adventures

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

£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
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

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 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
Cold Wars by Andy Kirkpatrick
Sold Out

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

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

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 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

£10.00

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 Maverick Mountaineer

The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch; climber, scientist and inventor

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
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
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

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.

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

Bikepacking

Laurence McJannet details all the basics required to get started with bikepacking or to make the leap to longer journeys

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
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: £10.53
Was: £11.70

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

Canoe Camping

Thorough and inspiring guide to canoe camping

Sale: £13.77
Was: £15.30

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
Duct Tape tips and tricks by Kristin Hostetter

Don’t Forget The Duct Tape

Tips and tricks for repairing and maintaining outdoor and travel gear. Give your gear a chance of new life or simply hack it into the gear of your dreams

Sale: £6.88
Was: £7.65

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

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 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
Lakeland Walks walking card pack

Lakeland Walks

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

£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

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
OS Explorer Map

OS Explorer Maps

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

£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.

£12.00

Peak Rock

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

Sale: £30.78
Was: £34.20
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
Bivvy advice from Ronald Turnbull

The Book of Bivvy

Whether you're wondering why to bivvy, how to bivvy, or where to bivvy, let The Book of Bivvy show you the way!

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
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
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

Wild Guide: Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Hidden places, great adventures and the good life in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales

£16.00
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

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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