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Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby Garon Coriz » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:04 am

Anyone know any good guide books specific to the mountains themselves? I'm most interested in the Khumbu and Annapurna regions at the moment. Thanks!

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Re: Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby Scott » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:28 am

Here are some of the books I have.

Book covers only some of the peaks that can be climbed with trekking permits:

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Climbing ... 950&sr=8-2

This one is good (but it is expensive now; I'd check the library since you live in a big city), but outdated (it also covers the most technical of the peaks that can climbed with a trekking permit):

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Peaks-Ne ... 950&sr=8-1

This is more a history book rather than a guidebook, but it have route drawings for all of the routes of the 8000 meter peaks:

http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Worlds-1 ... 072&sr=1-9

This book covers all the 8000 meter peaks and some of the 6000 and 7000 meter peaks, but it isn't very detailed and is also pretty outdated:

http://www.amazon.com/Hikers-Climbers-W ... 196&sr=1-1

The Lonley Planet Trekking in Nepal mentions very briefly the climbs that can be done with a trekking permit.

The Trailblazer books also have route descriptions of the peaks that can be done with a trekking permit:

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Annapurn ... 392&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Everest- ... 448&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Langtang ... 508&sr=1-1

Be aware that several of the "trekking peaks" are highly technical (such as Kusum Kanguru). The term "trekking peak" just means that you can climb them with a trekking peak permit; rather than means that they are non-tehncial.

Example:

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(Peak in background)

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Several of the trekking peaks are pretty easy, so there are lots of choices if you choose to do one. Other high peaks (including everything over 6500 meters) require expedition permits.
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Re: Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby Joe White » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:35 am

Scott wrote:Here are some of the books I have.

Book covers only some of the peaks that can be climbed with trekking permits:

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Climbing ... 950&sr=8-2

This one is good (but it is expensive now; I'd check the library since you live in a big city), but outdated (it also covers the most technical of the peaks that can climbed with a trekking permit):

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Peaks-Ne ... 950&sr=8-1

This is more a history book rather than a guidebook, but it have route drawings for all of the routes of the 8000 meter peaks:

http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Worlds-1 ... 072&sr=1-9

This book covers all the 8000 meter peaks and some of the 6000 and 7000 meter peaks, but it isn't very detailed and is also pretty outdated:

http://www.amazon.com/Hikers-Climbers-W ... 196&sr=1-1

The Lonley Planet Trekking in Nepal mentions very briefly the climbs that can be done with a trekking permit.

The Trailblazer books also have route descriptions of the peaks that can be done with a trekking permit:

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Annapurn ... 392&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Everest- ... 448&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Trekking-Langtang ... 508&sr=1-1

Be aware that several of the "trekking peaks" are highly technical (such as Kusum Kanguru). The term "trekking peak" just means that you can climb them with a trekking peak permit; rather than means that they are non-tehncial.

Example:

Image

(Peak in background)

Image

Several of the trekking peaks are pretty easy.


Now that's a proper SP response! Thanks Scott, that's really helpful!
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Re: Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby Garon Coriz » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:06 pm

Holy smokes! Thanks for that amazing reply, Scott. Hope things are going well for ya! :D
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Re: Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby AdamsKerr » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:18 pm

what do you have planned now Garon?
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Re: Guide Book to the Himalaya

Postby Dan Shorb » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:04 am

AdamsKerr wrote:what do you have planned now Garon?


Yeah.
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