Seven Summits:

-“Climbing the Seven Summits” by Mike Hamill

-”Seven Summits” by Dick Bass and Frank Wells with Rick Ridgeway

-”Seven Summits” edited by Steve Bell

-”Together on Top” by Phil and Susan Ershler




FitzGerald, Edward Arthur, T. G. Bonney, and George Charles Crick.

The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys. Charleston, SC: Nabu Press, 2010.

Secor, R. J. Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide. 2nd ed. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1999.
Taplin, Thomas E.

Aconcagua—The Stone Sentinel; Perspectives of an Expedition. Santa Monica, CA: Eli Ely, 1992.

Web Sites


Carstensz Pyramid:

Boardman, Peter. Sacred Summits. London, England: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. Harrer, Heinrich. I Come from the Stone Age. Boston: E. P. Dutton, 1965.

Matthiessen, Peter. Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone-Age New Guinea. New York: Penguin, 1987.“Seven Summit” by Steve Bell



Coombs, Colby. Denali’s West Buttress: A Climber’s Guide to Mount McKinley’s Classic Route. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1997.

Davidson, Art. Minus 148. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1999.

Kikstra, Harry. Denali–Mt. McKinley: Summit of North America. Dunblane, Scotland: Rucksack Readers, 2006.

Moore, Terris. Mount McKinley, The Pioneer Climbs. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1981.

Stuck, Hudson. The Ascent of Denali. Torrington, WY: The Narrative Press, 2004.

Washburn, Bradford, and David Roberts. Mount McKinley, Conquest of Denali. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

Waterman, Jonathan. High Alaska; A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker, and Mount Hunter. Golden, CO: American Alpine Club, 1991.

Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley, 1903–1990. 2nd ed. Golden, CO: American Alpine Club, 1991.

Wood, Michael, and Colby Coombs. Alaska: A Climbing Guide. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2002.


Mt. Elbrus:

Literature on Mount Elbrus is limited. Short stories of climbing on Mount Elbrus can be found in the two Seven Summits titles listed at the start of Resources.

Climbing in the Caucasus: A Collection of Historical Mountaineering Articles on the Caucasus Mountain Range.


Mt. Everest:

Bonnington, Christopher. Everest the Hard Way. New York: Random House, 1977.

Gillman, Peter, and Leni Gillman. The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2000.

Hemmleb, Jochen, and Eric Simonson, et al. Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1999.

Hemmleb, Jochen, and Eric Simonson. Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2002.

Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air. New York: Villard Books, 1997.
Noyce, Wilfred.

South Col: One Man’s Adventures on the Ascent of Everest 1953. Portsmouth, NH: Heinnemann, 1986.

Web Sites



Allan, Iain. The Mountain Club of Kenya Guide to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. 4th ed. Nairobi, Kenya: The Mountain Club of Kenya, 1998.

Burns, Cameron M. Kilimanjaro and East Africa: A Climbing and Trekking Guide. 2nd ed. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2006.

Dorr, Daniel. Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on the Top of Africa. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2010.

Ridgeway, Rick. The Shadow of Kilimanjaro: On Foot Across East Africa. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1999. Salkeld, Audrey.

Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa. New York: National Geographic, 2002.


Mount Kosciuszko:

“The Man from Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson


Vinson Massif:

Anderson, Robert Mads. To Everest Via Antarctica. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996.

Bass, Dick and Frank Wells, with Rick Ridgeway. Seven Summits. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1988.

Gildea, Damien. Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Mountain Safety Council, 1998.

Gildea, Damien. Mountaineering in Antarctica: Climbing in the Frozen South. Brussels, Belgium: Editions Nevicata, 2010.

Lansing, Alfred. Endurance: Shackelton’s Incredible Journey. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Lewis-Jones, Huy, and Martin Hartley. Face to Face: Portraits of Polar Explorers. Cornwall, England: Polarworld, 2008.