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Section Library

The section library maintains a collection of mountaineering literature for the benefit of section members. Currently, the collection contains approximately 566 books as of November 2012 and more books are added on a regular basis. The

titles cover everything from guidebooks, technical instruction, biography, coffee table picture books to mountaineering fiction.

See our library online at flexlists.com. Books can be sorted by title, author, year, and status, and can be searched by keywords. If you find a book you would like to sign out, please contact our librarian, Charlie Breakey at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Books will be available for pick-up at the next section meeting or at the Breakey's residence in Montgomery.

A sample of some of the titles in the collection includes:

  • Annapurna, Maurice Herzog, 1950
  • The Last Blue Mountain, Ralph Barker, 1959
  • Summits and Secrets, Kurt Diemberger, 1970
  • Everest: Southwest Face, Chris Bonnington, 1973
  • Climbing Ice, Yvon Chouinard, 1978
  • Annapurna: A Woman's Place, Arlene Blum, 1980
  • The Savage Arena, Joe Tasker, 1982
  • The Guiding Spirit, A.J.Kaufman, 1986
  • Touching the Void, Joe Simpson, 1988
  • Bow Valley Rock, Chris Perry et al, 1988
  • In High Places, Dougal Haston, 1997