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Endurance

Alfred Lansing Author
Simon Prebble Narrator
(2008)

English

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the Sou... Read more

Frozen in Time

Mitchell Zuckoff Author
(2013)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from Mitchell Zuckoff, the author of New York Times bestseller Lost... Read more

High

Adrenaline (Series)

David Roberts Author
Matt Dickinson Author

English

Everest and K2, two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. Wit... Read more

Empire of Ice and Stone

Buddy Levy Author
(2022)

English

National Outdoor Book Awards WinnerThe true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it.In the summer of 1913, the wooden-hulled briganti... Read more

Donner Dinner Party

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales (Series)

Nathan Hale Author
(2013)

English

New York Times Bestselling Series!“These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody, action-packed stories from American history.” —New York Times   Discover the shocking an... Read more

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer Author
(1998)

English

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The epic account of the storm on the summit of Mt. Everest that claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer's—in guilt-ridden disarray.&#... Read more

Left for Dead

Beck Weathers Author
Stephen G. Michaud Author
(2000)

English

With a new preface by the author • As featured in the upcoming motion picture Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Wo... Read more

The Worst Journey in the World

Apsley Cherry-Garrard Author
Simon Vance Narrator
(2006)

English

This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-... Read more

Four Against the Arctic

David Roberts Author
Robertson Dean Narrator
(2005)

English

In 1743, a Russian ship was blown off course and trapped in ice off the coast of Svalbard (Spitzbergen), a barren Arctic island. Four sailors went ashore with only two days' supplies, and only twen... Read more

No Shortcuts to the Top

Ed Viesturs Author
David Roberts Author
(2006)

English

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter ... Read more

Ordeal by Hunger

George R. Stewart Author
Jeff Riggenbach Narrator
(2007)

English

The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846, eighty-seven people—men, women, and children—set out for California, persuaded... Read more

Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado Author
Vince Rause Author
(2006)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A harrowing, moving memoir of the 1972 plane crash that left its survivors stranded on a glacier in the Andes—and one man’s quest to lead... Read more

Dark Summit

Nick Heil Author
David Drummond Narrator
(2008)

English

In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hal... Read more

K2

Ed Viesturs Author
David Roberts Author
(2009)

English

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the TopAt 28,251 feet, the w... Read more

The Indifferent Stars Above

Daniel James Brown Author
(2009)

English

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat and Facing the Mountain comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier"An ideal pairing of talent and m... Read more

The Man Who Ate His Boots

Anthony Brandt Author
Simon Vance Narrator
(2010)

English

The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, the holy grail of nineteenth-century British exploration.After the triumphant end of the Napol... Read more

The White Cascade

Gary Krist Author
(2008)

English

The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In Febru... Read more

Into the Silence

Wade Davis Author
Enn Reitel Narrator
(2011)

English

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s fin... Read more

Shipwreck at the Bottom of...

Jennifer Armstrong Author
Taylor Mali Narrator
(2011)

English

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men sailed from England in an attempt to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Their ship, Endurance, became icebound and sank, stil... Read more

Death On the Ice

Cassie Brown Author
(2010)

English

Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's.  ... Read more

Annapurna

Maurice Herzog Author
Nea Morin Translator
(2011)

English

One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history. #1 New York Times Bestseller Annapurna I... Read more

1912

Chris Turney Author
(2012)

English

"The South Pole discovered" trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen's triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a... Read more

Eiger Dreams

Jon Krakauer Author
(2009)

English

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazine... Read more

Arctic Dreams

Barry Lopez Author
(2013)

English

This New York Times–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (Publishers Weekly).  ... Read more

Dead Mountain

Donnie Eichar Author
(2013)

English

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller that explores the gripping Dyatlov Pass incident that took the lives of nine young Russian hikers in 1959.What happened that night o... Read more

Denali's Howl

Andy Hall Author
(2014)

English

In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali. Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy ... Read more

In the Kingdom of Ice

Hampton Sides Author
(2014)

English

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and heroism in the Gilded Age from the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. &bul... Read more

Terra Incognita

Sara Wheeler Author
(2014)

English

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists... Read more

81 Days Below Zero

Brian Murphy Author
(2015)

English

"A riveting...saga of survival against formidable odds" (Washington Post) about one man who survived a World War II plane crash in Alaska's harsh Yukon territoryShortly before Christmas in 1943, fi... Read more

Everest

Broughton Coburn Author
Conrad Anker Author of introduction, etc.
(2015)

English

David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking exper... Read more

Alone on the Ice

David Roberts Author
(2013)

English

"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Austr... Read more

Buried in the Sky

Peter Zuckerman Author
Amanda Padoan Author
(2012)

English

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature "Gripping, intense...Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Ka... Read more

The Climb

Anatoli Boukreev Author
G. Weston DeWalt Author
(2015)

English

Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston... Read more

Marooned in the Arctic

Women of Action (Series)

Peggy Caravantes Author
Peggy Caravantes Author
(2016)

English

The first and only young adult book about Ada Blackjack and her remarkable, true-life survival story In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition—an attempt to claim... Read more

Beyond the Mountain

Patagonia (Series)

Steve House Author
Reinhold Messner Author of introduction, etc.
(2017)

English

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lun... Read more

Ice Ghosts

Paul Watson Author
(2017)

English

"Intriguing [and] enjoyable." —Ian McGuire, New York Times Book Review Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships, HMS Erebus and ... Read more

Alive

Piers Paul Read Author
(2016)

English

#1 New York Times Bestseller: The true story behind Netflix’s Society of the Snow—A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes. Spirits were high when the Fa... Read more

Iced In

Chris Turney Author
(2017)

English

"The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It's basically Murphy's Law on steroids." —Chris Turney On Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather ... Read more

Island of the Blue Foxes

Stephen R. Bown Author
(2017)

English

The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told The immense 18th-century sci... Read more

The White Cascade

Gary Krist Author
Robert Fass Narrator
(2018)

English

From renowned writer and travel journalist Gary Krist comes the never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Ca... Read more

Bound by Ice

Sandra Neil Wallace Author
Rich Wallace Author
(2017)

English

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's BookThis thrilling and terrifying true story of the 1879 search for the North Pole follows the frightening fates of the USS Jeannette crew as disaster strikes — and... Read more

Annapurna

Arlene Blum Author
Maurice Herzog Author of introduction, etc.
(2018)

English

In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalayas to make history as the first Americans—and the first women—to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the ... Read more

Surviving Antarctica

They Survived (Series)

Matt Doeden Author
(2019)

English

Explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew hoped to be first to cross Antarctica from sea to sea, until their ship became trapped in the ice and began to sink. Survivors endured more than five-hundred... Read more

Edmund Hillary--A Biography

Michael Gill Author
(2019)

English

Edmund Hillary – A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured aroun... Read more

Labyrinth of Ice

Buddy Levy Author
Will Damron Narrator
(2019)

English

"Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating—and at times disturbing—true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. ... Read more

No Summit out of Sight

Jordan Romero Author
Kyle Tait Narrator
(2020)

English

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen-and he didn't stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights. On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirt... Read more

One Man's Climb

Adrian Hayes Author
Ranulph Fiennes Author of introduction, etc.
(2019)

English

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.Sitting just lower than Everest at 8,611 meeres above sea level o... Read more

The Next Everest

Jim Davidson Author
Jim Davidson Narrator
(2021)

English

This program includes excerpts read by the author.One of Atlas & Boots' Top 10 Adventure Travel Books of 2021A dramatic account of the deadly earthquake on Everest—and a return to reach the s... Read more

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer Author
(2021)

English

In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides's In the Kingdom of Ice, a "gripping adventure tale" (The Boston Globe) recounting Dutch polar explorer William Barents' three harrowing Arctic expedit... Read more

The Third Pole

Mark Synnott Author
(2021)

English

***NPR Books We Love selection***“If you’re only going to read one Everest book this decade, make it The Third Pole. . . . A riveting adventure.”—OutsideShivering, exha... Read more

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer Author
Fred Sanders Narrator
(2021)

English

In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides's In the Kingdom of Ice, a "gripping adventure tale" (The Boston Globe) recounting Dutch polar explorer William Barents' three harrowing Arctic expedit... Read more

Madhouse at the End of the Earth

Julian Sancton Author
Vikas Adam Narrator
(2021)

English

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” (The New York Times) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—w... Read more

Ernest Shackleton

Little People, BIG DREAMS (Series)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Author
Olivia Holden Illustrator
(2020)

English

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Ernest Shackleton, the fearless Antarctic adventurer. When Ernest Sh... Read more

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado Author
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado Narrator
(2022)

English

"In climbing the Seven Summits, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado did nothing less than take back her own life—one brave step at a time. She will inspire untold numbers of souls with this story, for her ... Read more

The Deadly Race to the South...

Deadly Expeditions (Series)

John Micklos Jr. Author
Paul McCaffrey Illustrator
(2022)

English

In 1910, Sir Robert Falcon Scott led a team of Englishmen racing to be the first people to reach the South Pole. Amidst frigid temperatures and raging winds, Scott and four others made it to the po... Read more

Summiting Everest

Captured World History (Series)

Emma Carlson-Berne Author
Olivia Sofer Other
(2021)

English

The summit of Mount Everest the highest place on Earth. Could it be conquered? Could a climber literally stand on top of the world? No one had ever reached the summit and returned alive. Edmund Hil... Read more

Skiing into the Bright Open

Liv Arnesen Author
Ann Richardson Narrator
(2021)

English

In Skiing into the Bright Open Liv Arnesen describes the exhausting, exhilarating experience of being the first known woman to ski unsupported to the South Pole. From her childhood in Norway to the... Read more

Everest 1922

Mick Conefrey Author
(2022)

English

The dramatic and inspiring account of the very first attempt to climb Mount Everest, published to coincide with the centenary of the expedition of 1922.The first attempt on Everest in 1922 by Georg... Read more

Into the Great Emptiness

David Roberts Author
(2022)

English

A Library Journal Best Book of 2022 in Science and Technology The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the "dean of adventu... Read more

Highest and Hardest

Chris Kopczynski Author
(2022)

English

At age 16 Chris Kopczynski carved the words "Everest/Eiger" into the handle of his ice axe, marking his goal to climb the two mountains known as the "highest and the hardest." He accomplished that ... Read more

The White Death

McKay Jenkins Author
Grover Gardner Narrator
(2022)

English

In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mount Cleveland, Glacier National Park's tallest mountain, in winter.Two days lat... Read more

Into the Great Emptiness

David Roberts Author
Julian Elfer Narrator
(2022)

English

The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the "dean of adventure writing"By 1930, no place in the world was less well explore... Read more

My Journey to the Top of the...

Saray Khumalo Author
(2022)

English

In this truly remarkable life story, Saray Khumalo shares her epic journey to the top of the world: Mount Everest. From her childhood in Zambia and Zaire, to a corporate career in South Africa, thr... Read more

Forever on the Mountain

James M. Tabor Author
Stephen R. Thorne Narrator
(2022)

English

In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded at 20,000 feet on Alaska's Mount McKinley in a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days pass... Read more