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David Roberts

DAVID ROBERTS is the author of twenty books on mountaineering, adventure, and history. He has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Smithsonian. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Will to Climb
Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-72043-6 (0-307-72043-8)

As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation...

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Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | June 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59177-7 (0-307-59177-8)

Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, with a foreword by Jon Krakauer, is the definitive biography of the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted... Read more

Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$14.99/16.99(Canada) | 978-0-7679-3260-8 (0-7679-3260-9)

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top

At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement... Read more

No Shortcuts to the Top
Written by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$14.99/16.99(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2471-9 (0-7679-2471-1)

This gripping and triumphant memoir follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.

For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to... Read more

In the Land of White Death
Written by Valerian Albanov, Preface by Jon Krakauer, Translated by Alison Anderson, Introduction by David Roberts
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78361-9 (0-679-78361-X)

In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in... Read more

Starlight and Storm
Written by Gaston Rebuffat, Translated by John Hunt and Wilfried Noyce, Introduction by David Roberts
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$19.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75506-4 (0-375-75506-3)

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Written by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts
Villard | Trade Paperback | October 1998
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75267-4 (0-375-75267-6)

"We raised our fists and cheered. . . . With the sagas in our heads, with Iceland at its wildest beneath our boots, it would not have been impossible to see Bárdr clumping along the summit ridge, prodding the glacier with his staff, ready to show us the way down."

Iceland is... Read more