Steve House, one of the foremost alpinist at the moment, seem to have published hist first book Beyond the Mountain.Patagonia Inc2009What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? It takes raising funds for an expedition, negotiating some of the world's most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs and enduring the discomforts of high altitude. It also means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. This book explores those lessons. Dubbed by Reinhold Messner, "The best high-altitude climber in the world today." Steve House's story chronicles his experiences in the worlds highest mountains, each chapter revealing a different aspect of mountaineering.9780979065958. It appears to be short-listed as one of the candidates for The Boardman Tasker Prize. I've previously written about Andy Kirkpatrick, Andy Cave and Joe Simpson, all of whom are among the previous winners.
- Book Review: David Falt on Steve House's "Beyond the Mountain"Book Review: David Falt on Steve House's "Beyond the Mountain". Highly skilled sport climber but 8000+ newbie, Swedish David Falt is moved by Steve House’s recently published book Beyond the mountain. By David Falt at MountEverest.net on 2009-08-07.
- Beyond the MountainBeyond the Mountain. House's storytelling didn't always work for me (particularly in the chronological back-and-forth of the final Nanga Parbat tale), and the book could have used another proofreading. But on the whole Beyond the Mountain is a richly rewarding work. Above all, House succeeds in humanizing an activity—an extreme—that few humans will ever experience. By Dougald MacDonald at The Mountain World on 2009-08-24.
- Beyond the Mountain. Denver mountaineers have a chance to spend an evening with alpinist Steve House as he reads excerpts from his new book Beyond the Mountain and presents an adventure slide show. By Jilly Salva at Examiner.com on 2009-09-01.