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7500m Peaks of the World.
by Chakra Karki

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English

Pages

329

Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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P 1 Gyachung Kang<br />P 8 Himalchuli<br />P 14 Ngadi Chuli<br />P 21 Annapurna II<br />P 33 Nanda Devi<br />P 47 Chomo Lonzo<br />P 51 Namcha Barwa<br />P 64 Kamet<br />P 71 Kongur Tagh<br />P 83 Jannu<br />P 103 Gurla Mandhata<br />P 119 Saser Kangri<br />P 126 Changtse.<br />P 133 Kankar Punsum<br />P 143 Mount Gongga<br />P 153 Annapurna III<br />P 177 Muztagh Ata<br />P 191 Kula Kangri<br />P 198 Communism Peak<br />P 213 Mamostong Kangri
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Perf...
by Steven Kotler

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller</b></p><P>In this groundbreaking book,<i> New York Times</i>–bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.<p>Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream,<i> The Rise of Superman</i> explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. <p>At its core, this is a book about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where—if anywhere—our limits lie.
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The...
by Cory Reese

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

September 05, 2016

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Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer.<br /> <br />In “Nowhere Near First,” Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.<br /> <br />“Nowhere Near First” is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. <br /> <br />“Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you’re at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book’s a winner!”
<br /><b>~ Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner</b> <br /> <br />“Cory Reese’s book, Nowhere Near First, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Reese’s story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society.” <br /><b>~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher, UltraRunning Magazine</b> <br /> <br />“Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere Near First tells his story of perseverance and survival in a vivid, down and dirty way that peaks with his extraordinarily positive way of looking at life.”<br /><b>~ Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America</b>
Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edi...
by Lee Parks

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Alone on the Wall
by Alex Honnold

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

November 09, 2015

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<p>The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.</p><br /><p>Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. <em>Alone on the Wall</em> recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.</p>
A Guide to Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHAT...
by , Adam Slutsky

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

March 06, 2015

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Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper!<BR><BR>A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With <i>A Guide to Improvised Weaponry</i>, you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this book teaches you how to turn your lipstick, your wristwatch--even the shoes on your feet--into strategic self-defense tools. Traditional weapons can be expensive, dangerous, and in the blur of an attack, easily turned against you, but with his life-saving advice, you can avoid these risks and defend yourself by deploying the hidden tactical uses of 100 ordinary items.<BR><BR>Whether you're out grocery shopping, riding in an elevator, or enjoying a stroll through the park, <i>A Guide to Improvised Weaponry</i> shows you how to control your environment and become your own bodyguard--ready and able to act when you need to.
Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons L...
by John Kretschmer

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<p><i>"I know you'll want to read more after you finish <b>Sailing a Serious Ocean</b>. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."</i> -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF <b>ROUNDING THE HORN</b></p> <p>After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure.</p> <p>In <i>Sailing a Serious Ocean</i>, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.</p> <p>Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.</p>
Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle...
by Dana L. Ayers

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English

Pages

169

Publication Date

August 29, 2015

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<h3><b>Witty, observant, and full of cringe-worthy confessions and heartwarming encouragement, <i>Confessions</i> celebrates both running and life.</b></h3><br /><br />Part <i>Bridget Jones</i>, part <i>Forrest Gump</i>, Dana Ayers chronicles her awkward mishaps and adventures in transitioning from childhood bookworm to accidental accomplished athlete. Over the last ten years, Ayers has completed a vast array of races. She runs them all while admittedly not getting much faster, much thinner, or much more disciplined—though she has managed to be on national television, split open her pants, and get electrocuted. Ayers intersperses her hilarious yet relatable struggles with insights about how and why she keeps running.<br /><br />A self-proclaimed ambassador of slow runners, Ayers has completed dozens of endurance challenges, including Tough Mudder, the Ragnar Relay, Muddy Buddy, Warrior Dash, Run Amuck, the Army Ten-Miler, the Country Music Marathon, and many more mud runs, obstacles courses, and races. Her race descriptions will entertain seasoned runners and non-runners alike. Woven into the chaos of her running adventures is compassionate reassurance for anyone who feels like they aren’t fast enough, athletic enough, or strong enough to finish a tough race.<br /><br />Though told with humor, <i>Confessions’</i> stories share an underlying theme of Ayers’ serious reverence for the sport of running and the running community. Ayers describes experiences such as participating in a 1,000-mile relay for Boston Marathon bombing victims, and being overcome by emotion while observing wounded veterans struggling to finish a race. Her stories prove how life-enriching it can be to physically fight for something and to cheer on others who are doing the same.<br /><br />For anyone who has considered trying a marathon, an obstacle race, or simply taking up running for the first time, Ayers is your ambassador. If she can do it, you can too.
Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
by Bryon Powell

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 12, 2011

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Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners—those running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles—is growing astronomically each year.<br /><br />Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the “impossible.”<br /><br />About the Author<br /><br />Bryon Powell is a former Washington, DC, attorney who left his job to devote himself to running ultramarathons full time. He publishes the popular trail running and competes in ultras nationwide. His articles have also been published in Outside, Running Times, Trail Runner, Competitor, and UltraRunning. Bryon is a contributing editor at Trail Runner and is an advisory board member of the American Trail Running Association. He lives in Park City, Utah. As a runner, he has twice placed in the top ten at the Leadville 100 (’06 & ’09), twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100 (’05 & ’06), and was part of the first American team to place in the top three at Morocco’s Marathon des Sables (’09).<br />
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills - 2nd Edition
by , Lee McCormack

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

May 04, 2010

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Advance your mountain biking experience with Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.With firsthand advice and personal experiences from world champion Brian Lopes, this book includes high-quality photos, detailed instruction, and techniques and tips for every skill level and riding style so you can start riding with greater confidence. <BR><BR>Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

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