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Bookshelf
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!
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
Adventureman
Jamie McDonald embarks on his biggest challenge ever - running 200 back-to-back marathons
£10.00
Between the Sunset and the Sea
A view of 16 British Mountains from the adventurous pen of Trail editor Simon Ingram
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
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
Wild Country
Vallance traces his story from commander of a scientific station at Halley Bay, to manufacturing Friends, opening a climbing wall, running an outdoor store and presiding over the BMC
Sale: £13.45
Was: £14.95
Sold Out
The Maverick Mountaineer
The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch; climber, scientist and inventor
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
The Bond
Two epic climbs in Alaska and a lifetime's connection...
Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00
Eruption
The Untold Story of Mt St Helens
Sale: £18.18
Was: £20.00
The Old Ways
Walking a 1000 miles or more in search of a route to the past, only to be delivered to the contemporary
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Cycling the Earth
A life changing race around the world
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Rocky Rambler’s Wild Walks
The first Lake District walking guide to put the children in charge
Sale: £7.20
Was: £8.00
Trailhead
The dirt on all things trail running
Sale: £12.60
Was: £14.00
How to Slackline!
Comprehensive guide to rigging and mastering the techniques of walking tricklines, highlines and longlines
Sale: £12.72
Was: £14.00
Alpinist 57
The spring 2017 edition
£12.50
Alpinist 56
The winter 2016 edition
£12.50
Alpinist 54
The summer 2016 edition
£12.50
Alpinist 53
The spring 2016 edition
£12.50
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
Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 6
Unique journal presenting a series of breathtaking adventures, expeditions and discoveries
£10.00
Sidetracked Magazine - Vol 5
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 3
Issue 3 of Wilderness a new high quality US publication dedicated to exploration, character and grit
£18.00
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 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
Grand Adventures
Adventure Guru, Alastair Humphreys, shares tips and tales of Grand Adventures
Sale: £15.45
Was: £17.00
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
Hell and High Water
One man's attempt to swim the length of Britain
Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00
Book of the Bothy
Celebrating bothies nationwide
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Bikepacking
Laurence McJannet details all the basics required to get started with bikepacking or to make the leap to longer journeys
Sale: £15.45
Was: £17.00
The Year
In The Year, Dave Barter resurrects the legend of the year record – a challenge nearly as old as bicycles themselves – and the cyclists who pushed themselves to establish and break it
£20.00
Cycling home from Siberia Cycling Home from Siberia
A rite-of-passage adventure full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
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
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
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
Cycling the Great Divide
From Canada to Mexico on North America’s Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike route
Sale: £15.45
Was: £17.00
Bivvy advice from Ronald Turnbull The Book of Bivvy
Learn about the history of bivvying and whether you're new to using a bivvy or have been using them for years', this book will leave you inspired for your next adventure
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Ray Way Tarp Book The Ray-Way Essential Tarp Book
Everything you need to know when looking into a tarp and how to use one
Sale: £20.00
Was: £22.00
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
Canoe Camping:  the essential guide NEW  Canoe Camping; An Essential Guide
Mark Scriver's comprehensive guide to a safe and enjoyable canoe camping trip. 
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Canoe Camping
Thorough and inspiring guide to canoe camping
Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Navigate...naturally The Natural Navigator
An introduction into navigation by nature; combining natural science, folklore and the history of travel
Sale: £11.82
Was: £13.00
The Stick Book The Stick Book
Things to do with a stick
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Adventures in Mind
The challenge and anticipation. The obsessive urge to achieve. It's not all about winning.
Sale: £11.81
Was: £13.00
The Tower
A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre by Kelly Cordes
Sale: £17.10
Was: £19.00
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
The Storms
A candid account of Mike Trueman, a British Army Gurkha officer who survived the Fastnet disaster and the 1996 Everest storm
Sale: £11.82
Was: £12.99
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
Chasing the Cold
Frederik Paulsen's Quest for all Eight Poles
Sale: £22.73
Was: £25.00
Abode of the Gods: Trekking in Nepal
Kev Reynold's inspirational book capturing the wonders of trekking in Nepal
Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Snowblind
Daniel Arnold's collection of thrilling mountaineering stories
Sale: £9.90
Was: £11.00
The Fight for Everest 1924
E.F. Norton and other members of the expedition
Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00
The Blind Man of Hoy
Red Szell follows his dreams and attempts to climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy
Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
Doug Scott: Up and About
The first volume of legendary climber and mountaineer Doug Scott’s autobiography
Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00
Fallen Pieces of the Moon
Account of a sea-kayak trip along the west coast of Greenland
Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Climbing Down
Full of 'little big walks', rambling digressions and wise asides
Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
How Not to Travel the World - Lauren Juliff How Not to Travel the World
Julio's account of her life changing decision to put her life on hold and travel the world
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Wild Nights
Award-winning travel editor is in search of a truly 'extreme' night out
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Straight Up
Forthright collection of stories from Steve Berry's early expeditions to the Himalaya
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Exploring Greenland
Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness
Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Anderl Heckmair, My Life
Memoirs of an Eiger North Face Pioneer
Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00
Ridiculous Mountains
The hilarious adventures of the doctor and his hapless companions climbing and walking in the Scottish Highlands
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
In Some Lost Place
The first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
Sale: £21.60
Was: £24.00
The Full English
Pedalling through England, mid-life crisis and truly rampant man-flu
Sale: £8.10
Was: £9.00
WIlderness Weekends
Phoebe Smith reveals 26 of the best places in the UK where you can go wild camping
Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
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
The Beckoning Silence
Exploratory account of Joe Simpson's final confrontation with the Eiger
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
150 wild runs Wild Running
150 great adventures on the trail and fells of Britain
Sale: £15.30
Was: £17.00
Peak District Trail Running
22 off-road routes for trail and fell runners from 5 km to 28 km
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Pocket First Aid
Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine provides the basic information on a multitude of medical problems but is still small enough to take with you whenever you need it.
Sale: £10.80
Was: £12.00
Peak Rock
The most comprehensive history of climbing in the Peak District published since 1966
Sale: £34.20
Was: £38.00
Tall Stories
A biography of the Scottish kayaking legend, Andy Jackson
Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
Fontainebleau Fun Bloc Bouldering
Versatile guide for every climber with 7000+ problems between 1a - 8c
Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
Free Skiing
Written by Jimmy Oden to help free skiers reach as much good skiing as possible, as safely as they can
Sale: £25.20
Was: £28.00
Font Climbs Fontainebleau Climbs
This is the English language edition of the most popular French guidebook to the best boulder groups in the celebrated Fontainebleau climbing area
Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
7+8 Fontainebleau
7+8 Fontainebleau bouldering guidebook with 3748 Straight ups in Central and Southern Fontainebleau
Sale: £31.00
Was: £35.00
Peak Bouldering Rockfax Peak Bouldering
In this comprehensive guide Adrian Berry and Alan James compile a list of all the bouldering problems within the Peak District
Sale: £27.00
Was: £30.00
Preposterous Tales
Exhilarating tales of insane adventures from Gresham and Emmett with stunning photography to wow and inspire
Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Bouldering Essentials Bouldering Essentials
The complete guide to bouldering, from beginner to expert there is something for everyone
Sale: £18.00
Was: £20.00
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
Sale: £22.50
Was: £25.00
Kapp to Cape
Reza Pakravan attempts to race to the end of the Earth cycling 11,000 miles from Nordkapp to CapeTown
£12.50
Climbing Games book Climbing Games
A book for every climber heading to the gym whether instructing or with a group of friends
Sale: £10.80
Was: £12.00
The White Spider
Heinrich Harrer's account of the ascent of the infamous North Face of the Eigerwand
Sale: £9.00
Was: £10.00
Troll Wall
The untold story of the British first ascent of Europe's tallest rock face
Sale: £16.20
Was: £18.00
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 Longest Climb
Following the gruelling 5000 mile journey from the lowest point on earth to the peak of everest
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
Vertical Mind Vertical Mind
Simple neurobiology for getting the most out of your climbing
Sale: £22.23
Was: £25.00
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: £18.00
Was: £20.00
Rockfax Pokketz Climbing Guide
Compact climbing guidebooks for the North East and South East Peak District
Sale: £8.95
Was: £9.95
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: £16.20
Was: £18.00
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: £7.72
Was: £8.50
Last Days of the Arctic
Icelandic photojournalist, Axelsson, uses his striking photography to depict the fragile lifestyle of the Inuit way of life
Sale: £40.50
Was: £45.00
Remote Exposure
Many hikers and climbers often come away feeling disheartened that their photography fails to visually translate their experiences. Buisse goes beyond the basics to give the reader the tools needed to create strong, compelling images
Sale: £20.70
Was: £23.00
Lightweight Camping by John Traynor Lightweight Camping
Aiming to help all adventurers make the most of a comfortable, independent, mobile life under canvas, offering seasoned camper's tips and tricks for, and tales about, having a great time without loads of costly gear.
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Outdoor First Aid
Comprehensive guide to first aid in the outdoors
Sale: £14.40
Was: £16.00
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
Mountaincraft and Leadership Mountaincraft and Leadership
A book for beginners and pros alike, dip in and out of this book for nuggets of knowledge for your hill days
£19.00
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
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: £16.50
Was: £18.00
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
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
Go Wild! book
Sold Out
Go Wild!
101 things to do before you grow up
£17.00
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
Guyrope Gourmet cookery book GuyRope Gourmet - A Camping Cookbook
Josh Suttons - Campsite cookery guide
Sale: £11.70
Was: £13.00
Great British Bike Rides
40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales
£25.00
Ascent of Rum Doodle
Comical cult classic detailing the spoof ascent of 40,000 foot peak, Rum Doodle
£9.00
Chamonix Mountain Adventures
This handy multi-sport guide by Hilary Sharp explores a selection graded routes in and around Chamonix in the French Alps
Sale: £13.50
Was: £15.00
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
£20.00
Avalanche Essentials Avalanche Essentials
Avalanche Essentials - A step-by-step system for safety and survival
Sale: £10.00
Was: £11.00

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