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A few books from Alpine Club's collection on display at Sherman-Fairchild Library

To request a book or DVD, please add it on the Library Discussion page

We have a large library that is now housed at the Sherman-Fairchild Library (SFL) on campus. Before spring 2010, it was at the Caltech Y. This page lists the books in an organized fashion. Now that we use the SFL to hold our books, you may see what books are available using the Caltech Library System (CLS) catalog.

This list is NOT UP-TO-DATE for print books! Please check SFL page for our list of print books.

Usage

To search the Caltech Library System, do a subject search for "alpine club". The exact search tag is "Caltech Alpine Club collection". You may also search by title, author, etc. just as you would for any book at the library. The location of our books is listed as "SFL Alpine Collection". The books are physically located on the 3rd floor of SFL near the back (close to the restrooms), and the shelf is well labeled. Because all the books are physically housed together, it is amenable to browsing. You can also browse the books in the library without checking them out; the photocopiers are on the first floor. If you don't have a Caltech ID that works with the photocopiers, you can talk to the librarians and get a copy card. The charge is reasonable, about 10 cents / page.

The checkout period system we're doing is unique. We're classifying our materials into three categories: DVDs, long-term, and short-term. DVDs are on the library's standard 3-day DVD rental system. Long-term books are on the library's standard checkout period, which is usually the length of the semester, and you may renew/recall online (please do not hesitate to recall an item if you want it).

Guidebooks are in the short-term checkout category, which should be 5 days (but this may change). The idea is that you have enough time to borrow them for a weekend, and still return them (and let them get processed) in time for someone else to use them next weekend. Guidebooks to out-of-state areas, as well as novels, are in the long-term category.

It's important to return books promptly, since they must be processed. If you return a guidebook on Friday morning, no one will be able to check it out in time for the weekend! It's easy to return books now, because there are library drop-off slots across campus (and perhaps even at JPL?).

Please return long-term checkout books when you're done with them, and don't assume they aren't in demand just because no one has recalled them, since many people are hesitant or too polite to recall books.

One of the major benefits of SFL is the 24-hour access. The general public cannot checkout books, but they can browse (between the hours of 9-5 on weekdays) and make photocopies. JPL employees can register for free to get a library card and then enjoy full privileges. The same is probably true for all Caltech affiliates, e.g. Hunting Library research staff.

The current librarian is Pratyush; thanks also to Vadim for organizing the transfer from the Y to SFL in spring 2010. If you have book requests (new books, or duplicate copies of very popular books), please contact him or mention it on this page's Talk page. We try to carry all the available guidebooks on local areas (and have 2 or more copies of very popular areas), and a good representation of other CA areas. We also add non-guide books, like instructional books and climbing related fiction. We'd like to add about 20 books per year. We also accept personal donations, so please consider this.

Our complete collection of Tom Harrison maps, along with all our equipment, is still at the Caltech Y. They are open M-F 9-5.




Special Collections

1. The Michael J. Ybarra Memorial Collection The family of Michael Ybarra has graciously donated over 50 books from Michael's collection to the Alpine Club library. More information on Michael and the donated books are available here.

2. The Drew Dembowski Collection Drew Dembowski has donated over 150 classic books to our collection. These are mostly hardcover first editions from authors like Bonnington, Hillary, Messner, Shipton, and more. The full list of books can be found here.

Guidebooks

TITLE AUTHOR AREA ED PB AC NOTES
Bay Area Top Ropes (SuperTopo) McNamara, C. Bay Area, CA 1st 2010 2010 covers top-roping routes in the Bay Area mainly. We have the BayAreaTopRopes pdf (128 pages, 9.7 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Bishop Area Rock Climbs Croft, P. and Lewis, M. Bishop 3rd 2008 2008 Lone Pine area, Bishop Creek, Buttermilks, Happys, Round Valley
Bishop Bouldering (book) Young, W. and Ryan, M Bishop 1st 2007 2007
Bishop Bouldering Survival Guide Ryan, M. Bishop 2nd 1999 2006
Owen River Gorge Climbs Lewis, M. Bishop 9th 2000 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Owen River Gorge Climbs Lewis, M. Bishop 10th 2005 2006
Southern Sierra Rock Climbing: Domelands Vernon, G. Domelands 1st 1992 2007 2 Copies; one thanks to Mac Pigman
Indian Creek: a climbing guide Bloom, D. Indian Creek 2004 2006 donated by S. Becker
A Complete bouldering guide to Joshua Tree Miramontes, R. Jtree 2003 2006
Rock Climbing Joshua Tree Vogel, R. JTree 1992 2010 This giant book covers the whole park, but descriptions are very short. If your climb is in the western part of the park, Vogel's newer "JTree West" guide is by far better. But for the eastern park, this (as of 2010) the only comprehensive guidebook. amazon.com link
Joshua Tree National Park Vogel, R. JTree 1997 2007 small, thin book from 1997. amazon.com link
Joshua Tree National Park Vogel, R. JTree 1997 2009 copy 2
Joshua Tree Select Vogel, R. JTree 1990 2007 Older, small book. Useful for finding recommended climbs. amazon.com link
Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West (Falcon Guide) Vogel, R. JTree 1st 2006 2006 Giant book. Quail Springs to Hidden Valley; this is the new '06 edition. amazon.com link
Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West (Falcon Guide) Vogel, R. JTree 1st 2006 2008 copy 2
The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree: 60 Favorite climbs Winger, C and Winger, D. JTree 1st 2004 2007 2 copies (2nd one donated by V. Baidin, 2010)
Needles Moser, Vernon and Paul Needles MISSING ?
Classic Rock climbs: Red Rocks (Falcon Guide) Swain, T. Red Rocks 2001 2006
Red Rock Canyon Brock, R. and McMillen, J. Red Rocks 1st 2005 2007
Red Rocks Climbing (SuperTopo) Barnes, G. Red Rocks 1st 2004 2006 covers longer routes mainly. We have the RedRocks pdf (64 pages, 4.2 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Red Rocks: A Climber's Guide Handren, J. Red Rocks 1st 2007 2007 with color photos
Climbers Guide: Riverside Quarry Anderson, L. Riverside Quarry 1st 2005 2006 Riverside is a local area with hard sport climbs
A Rockclimber's Guide to the Alabama Hills Strassman, M. Sierra 1st 2002 2009 link
Rock Climbs: The Sierra East Side Bartlett, A and Allen, E. Sierra 1988
Southern Sierra Rock Climbing: Sequoia/Kings Moser, Vernon and Hickey Sierra
Climber's Guide to SoCal Hellweg, P. and Warstler SoCal 2nd 1993 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Five Star Bouldering in Southern California Bertini, Close, Newell SoCal 1st 2005 2006 covers: Black Mtn, trmway Boulders, Horse Flats, Culp Valley
Hidden Treasures East: Big Bear Basin (San Bernardino Mtns) Singer, B. SoCal 2nd 2008 2008 Update to "Hidden Treasures"
Southern California Bouldering guide Fry, C. SoCal 1990
Southern California Sport Climbing Mayr, Troy SoCal 3rd 2006
Sport Climbing Santa Monicas Anderson, L. SoCal 2nd 2003 2006 2 copies
Stoney Point Guide Hellwig and Fisher Stoney Point 1982
Urban Rock: Stoney Point Climber's Guide Owen, C. Stoney Point 2nd 1997
Urban Rock: Stoney Point Climber's Guide Owen, C. Stoney Point 2nd 1997 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Rock Climbing Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks Vogel, R. and Gaines, B Tahquitz 3rd 2001 2006 2 copies
Rock Climbing Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks Vogel, R. and Gaines, B. Tahquitz 3rd 2001 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Rock Climbing Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks Vogel, R. and Gaines, B Tahquitz 3rd 2001 2008 3rd copy
Rock Climbs of Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks Vogel, R. Tahquitz 1992
Tahquitz and Suicide Rock Gaines and Vogel Tahquitz 1st 1993
Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks Wiltz, C. Tahquitz 6th 1979 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Tahquitz and Suicide Rock Barnes, G., McNamara, Roper, Snyder Tahquitz 1st 2003 2006
Road To the Nose (SuperTopo) McNamara, C. Yosemite Valley 1st 2011 2011 covers how to train for and climb various routes on The Nose, El Capitan. We have the Road2Nose pdf (62 pages, 2.7 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Tram Bouldering Miramontes, R. Tramway (on Mt. San Jacinto) 1st 2007 2009 link
Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah & the Arizona Strip Goss, T. Utah 1st 2006 2009 link
Williamson Rock Mayr, T. and Sweeney, A. Williamson 1st 1997 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
A Climber's Guide to Yosemite Valley Roper, S. Yosemite 1982 2007 an old classic; we have two copies ??
Rock Climbing Tuolomne Meadows (Falcon Guide) Reid, D. and Falkenstein, C. Yosemite 4th 2006 2006
Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select Reid, D. Yosemite 2nd 1998 2007
Tuolumne Free Climbs (SuperTopo) McNamara, et al. Yosemite 1st 2003 2007 2 copies. We have the pdf (216 pages, 18 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Tuolumne Ultra Classics (SuperTopo) McNamara, et al. Yosemite 1st 2002 2009 link We have the pdf (65 pages, 2.3 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Yosemite Big Walls (SuperTopo) McNamara, Chris and Sloan, E Yosemite 2nd 2007 2007 We have the pdf (210 pages, 16 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Yosemite Valley Bouldering (SuperTopo) Wilder, M Yosemite 1st 2007 2011 We have the pdf (160 pages, 18.4 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Yosemite Climbs Meyers, G. Yosemite
Yosemite Climbs: Big Walls Reid, D. Yosemite 3rd 1998 2007
Yosemite Free Climbs (Falcon Guide) Reid, D. Yosemite 2nd 1998 2006 3rd edition comes out in 2007
Yosemite Valley Free Climbs (SuperTopo) McNamara, et al. Yosemite 1st 2003 2007 We have the Yosemite Classics pdf (150 pages, 5.3 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes (SuperTopo) McNamara, C. and Leuven, V. Yosemite 1st 2010 2010 link. The club also has the PDF version online for members only (access is restricted).
The Climbers Guide to Squamish McLane, K. Squamish 2005 2009 link
50 Classic Climbs of N. America Roper, S. and Steck, A. North America 1982 2007 the classic!
50 Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List Kroese, M. North America 1st 2001 2007

Mountain Climbing Area Guidebooks

TITLE AUTHOR AREA ED PB AC NOTES
Alaska: a climbing guide Wood, M. and Coombs, C. Alaska 1st 2001 2009 link
Alaska Climbing (Supertopo) Puryear, J. Alaska 1st 2006 2009 link

We also own the PDF version, which members can access (23 MB, 239 pages) (access is restricted)

Denali: Summit of North America (pocket guide) Kikstra, H. Alaska 1st 2006 2009 link
Denali climbing guide Secor, R. J. Alaska 1st 1998 2009 link
Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mt McKinley's Classic Route Coombs, C. Alaska 1st 1997 (6th printing 2008) 2009 link

We also have portions of it scanned in for members: on equipment (3 MB PDF) and the route itself (15 MB PDF).

Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies Dougherty Canadian Rockies 1992
Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1: Columbia River to Stevens Pass Beckey, F. Cascades 2nd
Summit Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes Smoot Cascades
Mount Rainier: a climbing guide Gauthier, M. Cascades 1999 2006 donated by S. Becker
Mt. Shasta Book: Guide to Hiking, Climbing, Skiing and Exploring the Mtn and Surrounding Area Selters, A. and Zanger, M. Cascades 3rd 2006 2007 best Shasta book there is
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Nelson, J. and Potterfield, P. Cascades 1st 1993 2007 Revised 3rd printing; newer edition has two volumes
Climber's Guide to the High Sierra, The Roper, S. Sierra 1976 Caltech Y also has copies
Climbing California's Fourteeners Porcella and Burns Sierra 1st 1991
Climbing California's Fourteeners Porcella and Burns Sierra 2nd 1998 2006
Climbing California's High Sierra Moynier, J. and Fiddler, C. Sierra 2nd 2001 2007
Climbing California's Mountains Anderson, J. Sierra 2003 2007 non-technical climbing routes
Climbing Mount Whitney Wheelock and Condon Sierra
Eastern Sierra Ice Climbing Parker, R. "SP" Sierra 1st 2004 2006 very thin book; recommended! We have the pdf (25 pages, 3 MB) for club members (access is restricted).
High Sierra Climbing (SuperTopo) McNamara, C. Sierra 1st 2004 2007 We also own the PDF version, which members can access (access is restricted). 176 pages
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada King, Clarence Sierra 1872 2007 (we have a recently reprinted edition)
The Good, the Great and the Awesome Croft, P. Sierra 1st 2002 2006 top 40 high Sierra Rock climbs
The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails Secor, R.J. Sierra 1st 1992 Caltech Y also has copies
The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails Secor, R.J. Sierra 1st 1992 2007 Revised 1997 printing; from Mac Pigman
The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails Secor, R.J. Sierra 2nd 1999 2006
The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails Secor, R.J. Sierra 3rd 2009 2009 New 3rd edition; link
The Mountains of California Muir, J. Sierra 1894 2007 1993 printing; from Mac Pigman
Mexico's Volcanoes: a climbing guide Secor, R.J. Mexico 2nd 1993 2007 donated by J. Jamison
Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca Johnson, B. Peru 2nd 2009 2010 Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Meeting the Mountains Kapadia, H. Himalaya 1st 1998 2010 donated by P. Tiwary link
Guide to the Worlds Mountains Kelsey, M. R. World 3rd 1990

DVDs

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
Cliffhanger (DVD) NA 1st 1993 2010 imdb link
Committed (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2007 Film about hard grit climbing in Britain
Dosage IV (DVD) NA IV 2006 2010 Caldwell, Sharma, Graham, Rands
Dosage V (DVD) NA V 2008 2008 Caldwell, Rodden, Graham, Kehl, Lindner, Woods
The Eiger Sanction (DVD) NA 1st 1975 2008 Spy/mountaineering movie with Clint Eastwood
Everest (DVD) NA 1st 1999 2008 From the IMAX film
Front Range Freaks(DVD) NA 1st 2003 2009 link
Harvest (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2008 Teton Gravity Research ski film
Higher Ground (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2007 Film about several rock and ice climbers: missing??
Into Thin Air (DVD) NA 1st 1997 2010 imdb link
King Lines (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2007 Film about Chris Sharma
Luxury Liner: The first ascent of Supercrack (DVD) NA 1st 2009 2009 link
Masters of Stone, 3 and 4 (2 disc DVD) NA 1st 90s 2009 link
Masters of Stone, 5 (DVD, thin case) NA 1st 2000 ? 2007 link
Masters of Stone, 6 (DVD) NA 1st 2009 2009 link
North Face (blu-ray) NA 1st 2008 2010 link
Pilgrimage (DVD) Lowell, J. 1st 2003 2009 Chris Sharma and Katie Brown. link
Prophecy, the (DVD) NA 1st 2003 2008 Teton Gravity Research ski film
Psyche (DVD) NA 1st 2008 2008 Steve McClure, Dave Birkett, Andy Kirkpatrick; dir. Alastair Lee
pw07 (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2008 Powder Whores telemark ski film
Staying Safe in Bear Country (DVD) NA 2001 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Take it to the limit (DVD) NA 1st 2000 2010 imdb link
The Fine Line (DVD) NA 1st 2010 2010 Rocky Mountain Sherpas link
To the Limit (DVD) NA 1st 2007 2010 imdb link
Touching the Void (DVD) NA 1st 2003 2008 Movie/documentary based on the book
The Unbearable Lightness of Skiing (DVD) Greg Hill 1st 2008 2009 Backcountry ski film shown at Banff '08/'09 film festival; see greghill.ca for info
Vertical Frontier (DVD, thin case) NA 1st 2002 2007 documentary about climbing in Yosemite; imdb link, and website
Vertical Limit (DVD) NA 1st 2000 2010 imdb link
Yearbook (DVD) NA 1st 2004 2008 Matchstick Productions ski film

Hiking

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
Afoot and Afield in Los Angeles County Schad, J. 1991
Best in Tent Camping, The: Washington and Oregon: a guide for campers who hate RV's, Concrete Slabs and Rednecks with portable stereos (no author)
Best Short Hikes in Southern Sierra Whitehill, K. & T.
Day Hikes of the Santa Barbara Foothills Ford, R. MISSING ?
Essential Guide to Wilderness Camping and Backpacking in the US, The Cook 1994
Exploring Oregon's Wilderness: a guide for Hikers, Backpackers, climbers, xc skiers and paddlers Sullivan 2nd
Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness Swedo, S. 1st 2004 2010 donated by B. Smith. link
Hiker's Guide to California, The Adkinson, R. Two copies
Hiking in Topanga State Park McAuley, M. 3rd 1991 2007 donated by J. Jamison
Hiking the Grand Canyon Annerino, J.
Hungry Hiker's Book of Good Cooking, The McHugh, G. 1993
John Muir Trail Wenk, E. and Morey, K. 4th 2007 2007
Self-Propelled in the Southern Sierra Vol. 2, copy 1 Jenkins, J.C. Caltech Y also has copies
Self-Propelled in the Southern Sierra Vol. 2, copy 2 Jenkins, J.C. Caltech Y also has copies
Sierra North: 100 Back-Country Trips, copy 1 Winnett, T. 6th Caltech Y also has copies
Sierra North: 100 Back-Country Trips, copy 2 Winnett, T. 6th MISSING ? Caltech Y also has copies
Sierra South: 100 Back-Country Trips Winnett, T. and Schwenke, K. 4th Caltech Y also has copies
Sierra South: 100 Back-Country Trips Winnett, T. and Schwenke, K. 5th Caltech Y also has copies
Sierra South: Backcountry Trips in Californias Sierra Nevada Morey, K., White, M., Corless, S., Elliot, A., Tirrell, C. and Winnett, T. 8th 2006 2010 donated by B. Smith. link
The 2 oz. backpacker: A problem solving manual for use in the wilderness Wood 1982
Trails of the Angeles (w/ map) Robinson, J. W. Caltech Y also has copies

Instructional

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
ABCs of Avalanche Safety, The LaChapelle, E. 2nd Avalanche safety info
ABCs of Avalanche Safety, The Ferguson, S. and LaChapelle, E. 3rd 2003 2007 Avalanche safety info
Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher Houston, M. and Cosley, K. 1st 2004 2006
Avalanche Handbook, The McClung, D. and Schaerer, P. 3rd 2006 2007 Avalanche safety info
The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated Curtis, R. Rev. updated 2005 2010 donated by V. Baidin
The Backpacker's Handbook Townsend, C. 3rd 2004 2010 donated by V. Baidin; the Y has an older edition
Backpacking: One Step at a Time Manning, H. 4th 1986 2010 A classic book on backpacking; donated by V. Baidin
Backpacking Basics Winnett, T. 4th 1994 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Big Walls Long, J. and Middendorf, J. 1st 1994 Duplicate?
Big Walls (how to climb series from Falcon) Long, J. and Middendorf, J. 1st 1994 2006 donated by S. Becker. Note: this book is by now quite outdated. For modern techniques and gear, see the excellent online book How to Big-Wall Climb by Chris MacNamara of supertopo.
Climbing: Training for Peak Performance Soles, C. 1st 2002 2006 donated by S. Becker
Climbing Anchors Long, J. 1st 1993 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Climbing Anchors Long, J. 2nd 2008 2010
Climbing Ice Chouinard, Y. 1st 1978 2008 link
Climbing Self-Rescue Tyson, A. and Loomis, M. 1st 2006 2009 link
The Complete Walker IV Rawlins, C. and Fletcher, C. 4th 2002 2010 originally from '68, this is the backpacker's bible that has sold over 400,000 copies. In addition to information on hiking, this also includes tips on wildlife, tents and paraphernalia, outdoor cooking, clothing,etc. donated by V. Baidin
Don't Get Eaten: The Dangers of Animals That Charge or Attack 2003 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Everyday Wisdom: 1,0001 Expert Tips for Hikers Backpacker Magazine 1997 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Extreme Alpinism Twight, M. 1st 1999 2009 link
Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Selters, A. 2nd 1999 2007 donated by S. Becker
Going Higher: oxygen, man and mountains Houston, C. 4th 1998 2007 donated by S. Becker
Going Higher: oxygen, man and mountains Houston, C., Harris, D. and Zeman, E. 5th 2005 2009 link
Gym Climbing: Maximizing Your Indoor Experience Mountaineers Outdoor Expert 2004 2010 donated by V. Baidin
The Hiking Engine: A Hiker's Guide to the care and Maintenance of Feed and Legs 2001 2010 donated by V. Baidin
How to Climb: Advanced Rock Climbing Long, J. and Luebben, C. 1st 1997 2008 link
How to Climb: How to Ice Climb! Luebben, C. 1st 1998 2008 link We have 2 copies
How to Rock Climb! Long, J. 3rd 1998 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
How to Rock Climb! Long, J. 4th 2004 2009 Not sure when we got this
Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique Gadd, W. 1st 2003 2006
Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique Gadd, W. 1st 2003 2009 2nd copy, link
Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing Lowe, J. 1st 1996 2008 link
Learning to Climb Indoors (How to Climb series) Horst, E. 2006 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Making Camp: The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers and Skiers Backpacker Magazine 1997 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Medicine for mountaineering Wilkerson, J.A. 3rd 1985
Medicine for mountaineering Wilkerson, J.A. 5th 2001 2006 excellent text
More Climbing Anchors Long, J. 1st 1993 2010
Mountain Weather Renner, J. 1st 2005 2007
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Cox, S. and Fulsaas, K. 7th 2003 2006 newest edition, as of 2006 (next edition comes out Oct 2010)
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Graydon, D. 5th 1992 Two copies; Caltech Y also has copies. SFL now has 3 copies total.
The New Wilderness Handbook (revised and updated) Petzoldt, P. and Ringholz, R. C. rev. updt. 1984 2010 donated by V. Baidin
NOLS Cookery Pearson, C. (ed.) 5th ed 2004 2010 how to cook in the backcountry, and suggested menus
Northwest Mountain Weather Renner
Remote Exposure: A guide to hiking and climbing photography Buisse, A. 1st 2011 2011 Link
Secrets of the snow: visual clues to avalanche and ski conditions LaChapelle, E. 1st 2001 2007 Avalanche safety info
The Self-Coached Climber: The Guide to Movement Training Practice Hague, D.M. and Douglas, H. 1st 2006 2010 link
Snow Sense: guide to evaluating Avalanche Hazard Fredston, T. and Fesler, D. 4th 1999 2007 Avalanche safety info
Traditional Lead Climbing Posterfield, H. 1st 2002 2007 Gift from Mac Pigman
Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your performance Horst, E. 2nd 2008 2010 link
Wilderness Basics: Hiking, Backpacking, Paddling, Mountain Biking Anderson, K. and Tavernier, A. (Sierra Club, San Diego chapter) 3rd 2004 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Winning the Avalanche game (VHS video) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center 1993 2006 donated by S. Becker; VHS

Maps

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
National Geographic's Topo CD of California (on 10 CDs) National Geographic 2005 2006 topographic maps on CD, high quality!
Topo! Yosemite, for Mac (old, cerca '95) (no author) 1995 use the new Nat'l Geographic CDs instead
Tom Harrison maps (no author) 2007 Thanks to a deal with Tom Harrison and the Caltech Y, we have a complete set for the state of California!

Novels and Fiction

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High Altitude Mountaineer Boukreev, A. 2002 2010 donated by P. Tiwary. link
Annapurna Herzog, M. 1952 2008 story of the first ascent of a peak over 8000m
Beyond the Mountain House, S. 2009 2009 link
Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber Roper, S. 1st 1994 (2008 printing) 2010 link
Climbing Free: my life in the vertical world Hill, L. 1st 2002 2010 link Lynn Hill's autobiography
Climbing Without Compromise: Hermann Buhl Messner, R. and Hofler, H. 2000 2010 donated by P. Tiwary. link
Close-ups of the High Sierra Clyde, N. 2010 Original essays by Norman Clyde
Early Days in the Range of Light Arnold, D. 2009 2010 link
Eiger Dreams Krakauer, J. 1990 2008
Everest Coburn, B. 1997 2011 Coffee-table hardcover book, with great images from the IMAX film
Kamet Conquered Smythe, F. 2000 2010 donated by P. Tiwary. written in 1930s by the discoverer of the Valley of Flowers. part of this collection
Himalaya Alpine-Style: The most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks (hardcover) Venables, S. and Fanshawe, A. 1996 2010 donated by P. Tiwary. Excellent photos. link
Himalaya: Personal stories of grandeur, challenge and hope Coburn, B. 2006 2010 donated by P. Tiwary. link
In the Shadow of Denali Waterman, J. 1994 2006 donated by S. Becker
In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods (hardcover) Rowell, G. 1977 2009 a classic book from the famous Sierra photographer and climber
Into Thin Air Krakauer, J. 1st 1997 2007 donated by S. Becker
K2: The story of the savage mountain Curran, J. 1995 2006 donated by S. Becker. link
Kiss or Kill: confessions of a serial climber Twight, M. 1st 2001 2007 donated by S. Becker. link
Lou Whittaker: memoirs of a mountain guide Whittaker, L. with Gabbard, A. 1st 1994 2008 link
Minus 148: First Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley Davidson, A. 1st 1969 (9th printing 2007) 2009 link
Miracle in the Andes Parrado, N. 1st 2006 2007 donated by S. Becker. link
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Lonely Challenge Buhl, H. 1954 (rp. 1998) 2010 M. Twight says: "Book written by the climber who put 'hard' into the term 'hardman'. Unbelievable." donated by V. Baidin
No shortcuts to the top Viesturs, E. 2006 2008 link
The Beckoning Silence Simpson, J. 2003 2008 link
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest Boukreev, A and DeWalt, G. 1st 1997 2007 donated by S. Becker. link
The Games Climbers Play Wilson, Ken (ed.) 1978 2008 byline: "A collection of mountaineering writing". link
The Games Climbers Play vol 2 Perrin, Jim (ed.) 1983 2008 byline: "Mirrors in the Cliffs". link
The High Lonesome: Epic Solo Climbing Stories Long, J. 1st 1999 2007 Edited by John Long. link
The Last Season Blehm, E. 1st 2009 2011 The Last Season
The Mountains of my Life Bonatti, W. 2001 2010 The book is an autobiographical account of Bonatti's major climbs, including several sections on the much-discussed 1954 Italian expedition on K2. link
The Stone Masters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies Long, J. and Fidelman, D., ed. 1st 2009 2010 Great pictures; coffee table book. Includes many essays by climbers. link
The White Spider Harrer, H. 1959 2008 translated from German by Hugh Merrick; with additional chapters from Harrer and Maix. link
Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas Child, G. 2nd 1998 2006 donated by S. Becker. link
Touching the Void Simpson, J. 1988 2006 donated by S. Becker. link
When in Doubt Go Higher Fayhee, M. J. 1st 2002 2009 "best of" compilation from the 1970's Mountain Gazette magazine, with articles by Edward Abbey, Royal Robbins, Galen Rowell... " link
Yosemite: Half a Century of Dynamic Rock Climbing Huber, A. and Zak, H. 1st 2003 2010 History of Yosemite, with Alex Huber's personal history of recent events. Large, color photos; coffee table book. link

Skiing

Note: Ski films are listed in the DVD section

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in CA: Shasta to Whitney Richins, P. 1st 1999 2006
Backcountry Skiing CA's High Sierra Moynier, J. 2nd 1999 2006
Cross-country skiing in Southern California Mezereny 1993
Rocky Mountain Skiing Walter, C.
Vol 1: ski tours of the sierra nevada (Lake Tahoe) Libkind, M. 2nd 1995 2006 for easier ski touring
Vol 2: ski tours of the sierra nevada (Carson Pass, Bear Valley, Pinecrest) Libkind, M. 1st 1985 2006 for easier ski touring
Vol 3: ski tours of the sierra nevada (Yosemite, Huntington/Shaver Lakes, Kings Canyon, Sequoia) Libkind, M. 1st 1985 2006 for easier ski touring
Vol 4: ski tours of the sierra nevada (East of the Sierra Crest) Libkind, M. 1st 1986 2006 for easier ski touring

Journals

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
Accidents in North American Mountaineering, selected issues from 1958 to 2010 (no author) 1996
Die Alpen (the journal of the Swiss Alpine Club), 1925 to 1969. The club no longer has these (no author) MISSING ?
Harvard Mountaineering, selected issues from 1940s to 1970s (no author)
Summit, mainly issues from the 70s (no author)
The American Alpine Journal, selected issues from 1976 to 2010 (no author)

Other

TITLE AUTHOR ED PB AC NOTES
Audobon field guide to North American Mammals Whitaker, J.O.
Audubon Handbook: Western Birds Farrand, J.
Bicycling Santa Barbara Lewis
Bicycling the pacific coast (Canada to Mexico) Kirkendall and Spring
Bushwalking in Australia Lonely Planet
Hidden Southern California: Including Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs Hidden Travel 2006 2010 donated by V. Baidin
Hot Springs of the Eastern Sierra Williams, G. III 1st 1988 2009 link; this book is ultra low-budget
Pacific Crest bicycle trail, The Paul, B.
Pacific NorthWest camping (WA, OR) Stienstra 1995
Pacific States Wildflowers Niehaus and Ripper
Rough Riding (about off-roading) Cepek and Wheelock about off-roading
South Pacific Handbook Dalton and Stanley
Sunset magazine's California National Parks (no author) 1971
Touring the LA area by bicycle Powers, P.
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (Best Hikes With Kids) 2007 2010 donated by V. Baidin

Special Collections

The Alpine club library has a few special collections, donated by specific individuals. They include (but are not limited to):