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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. Plus enter #BOOKWORM code in the checkout and get an extra 15% off when you spend £30 or more. 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.

Font 5 + 6 guidebook

5+6 Fontainebleau

5+6 Fontainebleau bouldering guidebook with 3975 Straight ups in Central and Southern Fontainebleau

Our Price: £27.00
RRP: £30.00
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.

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00

Book of the Bothy

Celebrating bothies nationwide

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
Cycling home from Siberia

Cycling Home from Siberia

A rite-of-passage adventure full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

Mud Sweat & Gears

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
Peak District Walks walking cards pack 1

Peak District Walks

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

Our Price: £10.80
RRP: £12.00

Wild Swim

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £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 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 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 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 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

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

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.

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00
Front cover of Echoes by Nick Bullock

Echoes: Nick Bullock

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

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £20.00

Eruption

The Untold Story of Mt St Helens

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £20.00
One Day as a Tiger

One Day As A Tiger

Alex MacIntyre and the birth of light and fast Alpinism

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £20.00

The Bond

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

Our Price: £21.60
RRP: £24.00

The Longest Climb

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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
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.

Our Price: £13.45
RRP: £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.

A Bit Scott-ish Mike Cardens

A Bit Scott-ish

Join Mike Cardens and his mate Scott as they pedal through Scotland in search of Adventure, Nature, and Lemon Drizzle Cake

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00

Adventures in Mind

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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00

Anderl Heckmair, My Life

Memoirs of an Eiger North Face Pioneer

Our Price: £16.20
RRP: £18.00

Ascent of Rum Doodle

Comical cult classic detailing the spoof ascent of 40,000 foot peak, Rum Doodle

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
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.

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
Chris Bonnington

Chris Bonington Mountaineer

This books breaks down 30 years of Chris Bonnington's climbing with pages of wonderful photographs - an inspiration to any mountaineer

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £20.00
Climbs and punishment: Felix Lowe

Climbs and Punishment

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
Cycling home from Siberia

Cycling Home from Siberia

A rite-of-passage adventure full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

Cycling the Earth

A life changing race around the world

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00

Cycling the Great Divide

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00
Days to Remember - Rob Collister

Days to Remember

Short tales and reflections from renowned mountain guide Rob Collister.

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
Distant Snow: John Harding

Distant Snows

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

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £20.00

Doug Scott: Up and About

The first volume of legendary climber and mountaineer Doug Scott’s autobiography

Our Price: £21.60
RRP: £24.00

Fallen Pieces of the Moon

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00

Hell and High Water

One man's attempt to swim the length of Britain

Our Price: £9.90
RRP: £11.00

Higher Than the Eagle Soars

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

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur

Into Thin Air

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

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00

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.

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00

Last Days of the Arctic

Icelandic photojournalist, Axelsson, uses his striking photography to depict the fragile lifestyle of the Inuit way of life

Our Price: £40.50
RRP: £45.00
Micro Adventures by Al Humphries

Microadventures

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00

One Man’s Everest

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

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00

Preposterous Tales

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

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £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

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £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.

Our Price: £20.70
RRP: £23.00

Ridiculous Mountains

The hilarious adventures of the doctor and his hapless companions climbing and walking in the Scottish Highlands

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
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.

Our Price: £16.20
RRP: £18.00

Snowblind

Daniel Arnold's collection of thrilling mountaineering stories

Our Price: £9.90
RRP: £11.00

Straight Up

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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00

Tall Stories

A biography of the Scottish kayaking legend, Andy Jackson

Our Price: £13.50
RRP: £15.00

The Beckoning Silence

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

The Fight for Everest 1924

E.F. Norton and other members of the expedition

Our Price: £21.60
RRP: £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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00

The White Spider

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

The Year

Reawakening the Legend of Cycling's Hardest Endurance Record: Dave Barter tells the stories of the cyclists who fought to establish and break it.

Our Price: £14.40
RRP: £16.00

Trailhead

The dirt on all things trail running

Our Price: £12.60
RRP: £14.00

Unjustifiable Risk

Simon Thompson explores the social, economic and cultural history of rock climbing and mountaineering in Britain

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00
Waterlog Roger Deakin

Waterlog

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £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

Our Price: £22.50
RRP: £25.00
Font 5 + 6 guidebook

5+6 Fontainebleau

5+6 Fontainebleau bouldering guidebook with 3975 Straight ups in Central and Southern Fontainebleau

Our Price: £27.00
RRP: £30.00
Avalanche Essentials

Avalanche Essentials

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

Our Price: £10.00
RRP: £11.00
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.

Our Price: £8.10
RRP: £9.00
Bloc France Bouldering Guide

Bloc France

Guide to the lesser known sandstone bouldering venues in France

Our Price: £26.10
RRP: £29.00

Book of the Bothy

Celebrating bothies nationwide

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
Essential guide to British bouldering

Boulder Britain

180 venues, 3,200 problems. A comprehensive guide to all the brilliant bouldering in Britain. Broad scope with stunning photography

Our Price: £22.50
RRP: £25.00

Canoeing

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

Our Price: £16.20
RRP: £18.00

Canoe Camping

Thorough and inspiring guide to canoe camping

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00
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

Our Price: £7.65
RRP: £8.50

Exploring Greenland

Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness

Our Price: £18.00
RRP: £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

Our Price: £18.90
RRP: £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

Our Price: £19.80
RRP: £22.00
Fontainebleau Top Secret Guidebook

Fontainebleau Top Secret

The second volume of Fontainebleau blocs from David Atchinson-Jones

Our Price: £24.30
RRP: £27.00

Free Skiing

Written by Jimmy Oden to help free skiers reach as much good skiing as possible, as safely as they can

Our Price: £25.20
RRP: £28.00

Great British Bike Rides

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

Our Price: £22.50
RRP: £25.00
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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
Lake District Rock guidebook

Lake District Rock

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

Our Price: £27.00
RRP: £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.

Our Price: £13.45
RRP: £14.95

Lost Lanes

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

Our Price: £13.50
RRP: £15.00

Lost Lanes Wales

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

Our Price: £13.50
RRP: £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

Our Price: £10.80
RRP: £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.

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

Mud Sweat & Gears

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

Our Price: £9.00
RRP: £10.00

Navigation in the Mountains

This definitive navigation guide is ideal for hill walkers, mountaineers and leaders.

Our Price: £14.40
RRP: £16.00
OS Explorer Map

OS Explorer Maps

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

£8.99

Outdoor First Aid

Comprehensive guide to first aid in the outdoors

Our Price: £14.40
RRP: £16.00

Peak District Trail Running

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

Our Price: £11.70
RRP: £13.00
Peak District Walks walking cards pack 1

Peak District Walks

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

Our Price: £10.80
RRP: £12.00

Rockfax Pokketz Climbing Guide

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

Our Price: £8.95
RRP: £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.

£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.

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £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?

Our Price: £9.90
RRP: £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

Our Price: £22.50
RRP: £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.

Our Price: £13.50
RRP: £15.00
150 wild runs

Wild Running

150 great adventures on the trail and fells of Britain

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00

Wild Swim

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00
Wild Swimming book

Wild Swimming

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

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00
Wild Swimming France

Wild Swimming - France

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

Our Price: £13.50
RRP: £15.00
Ben Nevis Winter Climbs

Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Ben Nevis; the centre of Scottish winter climbing

Our Price: £15.30
RRP: £17.00

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