Women in the Wild

Adventure, Biography, Memoir, and More

Craggy and cold high-altitude summits, scorching deserts, deeply remote wildernesses – these are just a few of the places you can find our adventurous female authors. At Mountaineers Books, we are dedicated to bringing women’s stories forward and to amplifying their powerful voices. In addition to these inspiring narratives, we are also proud publishers of an ever-expanding list of travel and outdoor guides written by women.  

Add these captivating books to your reading list and you'll soon be exploring a multitude of wild places.


A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski

A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski

The adventures of a young, idealistic couple who choose to reduce their world down to just two small packs and the next 100 yards in front of them.

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff

Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff

“An absorbing, unputdownable book about an intrepid climber and pioneer in high-altitude mountaineering… A wonderful tribute to her [Boskoff’s] life and enduring legacy.” –Library Journal

Paperback / softback
$19.95
Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

A thoughtful, elegant exploration of the hardships and joys of search and rescue, life and death, risk and motherhood

Paperback / softback
$17.95
Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest

Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest

An intimate story of personal cost, risk, and loss in the mountaineering world

Paperback / softback
$16.95
High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity

High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity

One of the most accomplished female climbers affirms the joy in following your dreams and passions, and explores what it means to live a truly adventurous life

Paperback / softback
$16.95
Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits

Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits

"[An] incredible journey through the physical and psychological landscapes of Kit’s amazing life." --Jimmy Chin

$19.95
I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

A hilariously harrowing and heartfelt memoir—Gail D. Storey is the Nora Ephron of wilderness adventure!

Paperback / softback
$16.95
It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska

It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska

"Adrienne Lindholm's luminous memoir chronicles the wonder and wildness of her two decades living in Alaska." -Shelf Awareness

Paperback / softback
$16.95
Journey On the Crest: Walking 2600 Miles from Mexico to Canada

Journey On the Crest: Walking 2600 Miles from Mexico to Canada

A compelling narrative of a young woman's journey on the rugged Pacific Crest Trail.

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, 2nd Edition

Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, 2nd Edition

A moving memoir—as well as practical community guide—from one of the most important figures in America's bicycling renaissance

Paperback / softback
$21.95
Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A classic of Alaska literature and one of the first contemporary books about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Miles from Nowhere: A Round-the-World Bicycle Adventure

Miles from Nowhere: A Round-the-World Bicycle Adventure

An inspirational classic of travel and cycling adventure, now in an all-new edition!

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing

A huge draw on the "2013 National Geographic Live" lecture series, the author shares the passion that led to her world record in mountaineering

Paperback / softback
$21.95
Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Following her bestselling memoir, Thirst, here is the next step in Heather “Anish” Anderson’s adventurous life journey--one of deep emotion and self-discovery

$18.95
Mudflats and Fish Camps: 800 Miles Around Alaska's Cook Inlet

Mudflats and Fish Camps: 800 Miles Around Alaska's Cook Inlet

An engaging and dramatic family adventure–travel story that explores Alaska’s famed Cook Inlet

Paperback / softback
$18.95
On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet

On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet

The remarkable tale of five Victorian women who broke through society's boundaries to explore Tibet

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier

Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier

A funny and sometimes cringe-inducing story of a young woman's experience as a climbing ranger where respect is hard won and on-the-job performance can be the difference between life and death.

Paperback / softback
$16.95
Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest

Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest

Inspirational life story of personal growth and achievement by the first North American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Hardback
$24.95
Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide Trail

Scraping Heaven: A Family's Journey Along the Continental Divide Trail

More than 3000 miles of trail on foot and mountain bike, with llamas and toddlers . . . What could go wrong?

Paperback / softback
$7.58
Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska

Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska

Explore the changing coast of wild Alaska… at toddler speed

Paperback / softback
$18.95
Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage

Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage

A gripping account of one woman's unforgettable and challenging kayaking journey

Paperback / softback
$16.95
The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story

The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story

Marathoner, climber, and the mother of famed free-soloist Alex Honnold, Dierdre shares how she embraced the outdoors and changed her world later in life.

Hardback
$24.95
Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

"Beautiful and deftly written and intimate and searing in its honesty, Anish’s is a quest to conquer the trail and her own inner darkness." —Kristine Morris, Foreword Reviews

Paperback / softback
$17.95
Tilting at Mountains: Love, Tragedy, and Triumph on the World's Highest Peaks

Tilting at Mountains: Love, Tragedy, and Triumph on the World's Highest Peaks

Climbing where only a handful of men have gone before, Edurne Pasaban is the first woman to climb all fourteen mountain peaks higher than 8,000 meters.

Paperback / softback
$8.78
Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild

Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild

“…this book exudes humility and hope.” – The Kitsap Herald

Hardback
$17.95
Two Wheels and a Taxi

Two Wheels and a Taxi

The Andes by bike and taxi with an observant, light-hearted, 70-year-old .

Hardback
$14.95
Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago

Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago

"'Walking to the End of the World' keeps us turning its pages--an elegant story woven in the seasoned voice of writer Beth Jusino, who shares great insight into her own strengths and weaknesses, relationships of all sorts, and a world view we’d all do well to consider." –Steven Watkins, author of Pilgrim Strong: Rewriting My Story on the Way of St. James

Paperback / softback
$18.95
We Were There, Too: Pioneering Appalachian Trail Women

We Were There, Too: Pioneering Appalachian Trail Women

Profiles of leading women in the Appalachian Trail project since 1923

$14.95
Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip through Mongolia, China, & Vietnam

Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip through Mongolia, China, & Vietnam

A woman's incredible cycling adventure as she cycles through the splendor of Asia.

Hardback
$24.95

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