The section library maintains a collection of mountaineering literature for the benefit of section members. Currently, the collection contains over 700 items as of November 2012 and more are added on a regular basis. The titles cover everything from guidebooks, technical instruction, biography, coffee table picture books to mountaineering fiction.

 To Borrow a Book

See our library online at Books can be sorted by title, author, year, and status, and can be searched by keywords. If you find a book you would like to sign out, please contact our librarian, Mark Carlson at . Books will be available for pick-up at the next section meeting or at the Carlson’s residence in Taradale.

A sample of books in the collection:

  • Annapurna, Maurice Herzog, 1950
  • The Last Blue Mountain, Ralph Barker, 1959
  • Summits and Secrets, Kurt Diemberger, 1970
  • Everest: Southwest Face, Chris Bonnington, 1973
  • Climbing Ice, Yvon Chouinard, 1978
  • Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, Arlene Blum, 1980
  • The Savage Arena, Joe Tasker, 1982
  • The Guiding Spirit, A.J.Kaufman, 1986
  • Touching the Void, Joe Simpson, 1988
  • Bow Valley Rock, Chris Perry et al, 1988
  • In High Places, Dougal Haston, 1997