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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.

Font 5 + 6 guidebook

5+6 Fontainebleau

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

Sale: £27.00
Was: £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.

Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00

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 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: £8.50
Was: £15.00
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

£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 12

Sidetracked Magazine

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

£10.00
Wilderness magazine volume 4

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 Maverick Mountaineer

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

Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
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
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.

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

Sale: £8.10
Was: £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 Earth

A life changing race around the world

Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00

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

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

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
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
Swell: a Waterbiography by Jenny Landreth

Swell

A waterbiography by Jenny Landreth, the story of the fearless 'swimming suffragettes' who forced the door for equal access to swimming

Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00

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

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
Font 5 + 6 guidebook

5+6 Fontainebleau

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

Sale: £27.00
Was: £30.00
Bloc France Bouldering Guide

Bloc France

Guide to the lesser known sandstone bouldering venues in France

Sale: £26.10
Was: £29.00

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
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

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

Navigation in the Mountains

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

Sale: £14.40
Was: £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

Sale: £14.40
Was: £16.00
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

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

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
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
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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