Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

Library

The library exists mainly thanks to donations from club members. If you wish to donate any books, DVD’s or other items on a mountaineering or outdoors theme your donation would be more than welcome.

Items are available to club members only – please return within 3 months. You may be requested to return the item sooner if someone else wishes to borrow it.

Entertainment

Title Author Description Category Media Enquire
Above The clouds Diaries of Anotoli Boukerev Entertainment Book
Epic Stories of Survival from the worlds highest peaks Entertainment Book
Flames of Adventure Simon Yates Simon Yates Entertainment Book
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to know Sir Ranulph Fiennes Ranulph Fiennes autobiography Entertainment Book
Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters Edited by Hamish Macinnes (I think the title says it all!) Entertainment Book
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage Herman Buhl Entertainment Book
The Villain Biography of Don Whillans (highly recommended) Entertainment Book
Touching the Void Film Four Award winning film of the story of Joe Simpson & Simon Yates ?ouch! Entertainment DVD
Touching the Void Film Four Award winning film of the story of Joe Simpson & Simon Yates ?ouch! Entertainment DVD

Guidebooks

Title Author Description Category Media Enquire
North Devon and Cornwall Climbers’ Club Guide Rock climbs Guidebook – Climbs Book
Yorkshire Limestone Yorkshire Mountaineering Club Rock climbs Guidebook – Climbs Book
On Peak Rock British Mountaineering Council BMC guide (older, bulkier version but still valid) Guidebook – Climbs Book
North Wales Classics Rockfax Rockfax handy pocket guide to Snowdonia climbs Guidebook – Climbs Book
Skye and the Hebrides (Volume 1) Scottish Mountaineering Council Rock and ice climbs Guidebook – Climbs / Winter Book
Skye and the Hebrides (Volume 2) Scottish Mountaineering Council Rock and ice climbs Guidebook – Climbs / Winter Book
Black Cuillin Ridge Scramblers’ Guide S P Bull Rock scrambles Guidebook – Scrambles Book
Scrambles & Easy Climbs In Snowdonia I think you can work this one out for yourself! Guidebook – Scrambles / Climbs Book
West Highland Way Countryside Commission official guide Guidebook – Walking Book

Instructional

Title Author Description Category Media Enquire
Mountain Navigation Peter Cliff Navigation Techniques Instructional Book
A Manual of Modern Rope Techniques Nigel Shepherd Climbing, abseiling, belaying incl Alpine ropework Instructional Book
Alpinism – An Introduction to Safe Alpine Mountaineering Peter Cliff Various Alpine Techniques Instructional Book
Pocket Book of Rock Climbing Knots not known Pamphlet – Learn to tie 16 practical rock climbing knots Instructional Book
Mountain Navigation Peter Cliff Navigation Techniques Instructional Book
The ABCs of Avalanche Safety S A Ferguson, E R La Chapelle Pocket guide Instructional Book
Winter Climbing Rockfax – Neil Gresham, Ian Parnell “The positive approach to improving your winter climbing” Instructional Book
Climbing ? Terms & Techniques Ken Crockett Instructional Book
Get Out On Rock Instructional Guide to rock Climbing by Libby Peter & Neil Gresham – excellent Instructional Book
Learning to Climb on Indoor Walls A Jingo-Wobbly beginners guide Instructional Book
Mountain Navigation Basic instruction Instructional Book
Rock Climbing Mountain leader training handbook ? very good Instructional Book
Training For Climbing Fitness Exercises Instructional Book
Alpine Essentials British Mountaineering Council Official BMC skills and techniques for alpine mountaineering and via ferrata Instructional DVD

Maps

Title Author Description Category Media Enquire
Memory Map Navigator & Cartography series including Snowdonia Maps CD
Bob Graham Round 1:40,000 of the area of the Lake District covered by the Bob Graham Round Maps Map