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Whether read before the trek, during the adventure, or after it's all over, these books remind us why we love the wild.
The White Spider, by Heinrich Harrer
There’s nothing quite like a harrowing struggle for survival in the unforgiving mountains to make you appreciate your cozy bed. Harrer's 1959 account of the first successful ascent of Eiger's notorious North Face is nothing short of nail-biting.
Text by Shey Kiester.