Preserve Mountaineering Knowledge for Generations to Come

Mountaineers Books invites you to join us in sharing the world’s stunning mountain landscapes and its most intrepid climbers with generations to come. Your donation today helps us to stay in the business of making a difference—for all people and all places.
Kate Rogers Kate Rogers
Editor in Chief, Mountaineers Books
May 28, 2019

Standing in Yosemite Valley, gazing up at the imposing profiles of El Cap and Half Dome, it’s impossible not to think of Warren Harding, Tom Frost, Jim Bridwell, or Royal Robbins—climbing legends whose stories you want to share with your climbing partners, your friends, your sons and daughters. By remembering the stories of those who came before, you provide a pathway for young and old alike to imagine what is possible in the future.

Mountaineers Books captures important stories like these so they can be remembered forever.

In the foreword to the award-winning book The Climbers, Alex Honnold reflects on the importance of these stories: “When I started climbing in Yosemite nearly fifty years after Robbins’s ascent of Half Dome, I’d gaze up in awe at the face and wonder how anyone had climbed it back then, especially with the equipment of the day. But I knew the stories and was eager to etch my own name into the walls--or at least to experience the same kind of adventure by stepping into the unknown.”

Published by Mountaineers Books as part of our Legends and Lore Series, The Climbers is a stunning collection of black-and-white portraits that evokes the spirit of our rugged mountain heroes and documents the golden age of climbing. The Climbers could not have been published without the single-minded passion of its photographer Jim Herrington—or the financial support of Mountaineers like you who want this history to live on.

Books bring life to the adventures that challenge each of us, stretch our imaginations, and serve as an introduction to places we’ve never been before. As a donor, you make it possible for us to share stories of legendary mountaineers and historical accomplishments that otherwise might be lost forever.

Mountaineers Books invites you to join us in sharing the world’s stunning mountain landscapes and its most intrepid climbers with generations to come. Your donation today helps us to stay in the business of making a difference—for all people and all places. As a thank you for your support, all gifts of $100 or more will be 100% matched by the generosity of Rich and Martha Draves, up to $10,000!

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Thank you for making it possible to keep climbing history alive with Mountaineers Books.

With gratitude,

 

 

 

Kate Rogers, Editor in Chief
Mountaineers Books
An independent, nonprofit publisher since 1960

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