Books and Articles
Ways to the Sky is the definitive history of mountaineering in North America. The book tours the evolution of climbers reaching summits from Alaska through Canada and the U.S. to the high peaks of Mexico. I interviewed dozens of the greatest climbers ever, and my painstaking research includes scores of rare historical photographs. All 14 chapters wrap up with a selection of legacy routes to that period, plus beta, delivering an updated summary of the classic routes on the continent. The Wall Street Journal listed Ways to the Sky (along with works by John Muir and Hermann Buhl) as one of the five top adventure books of all time. It also won the National Outdoor Book Award, and the historical award from the Banff Festival of Mountain Books.
$29.95 Contact Andy to order a signed copy
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a must-have for mountaineers venturing onto glaciers. The unique hazard to glaciers is snow-bridged crevasses, and this is the updated, original text that walks you through the formation of crevasses, how to manage roped travel, and how parties should self-rescue should someone fall into a slot. Illustrated with clear drawings and real photographs.
$19.95 Contact Andy to order a signed copy.
This has been the guide to climbing and skiing on California’s premier mountain for almost 30 years, and hot off the press in 2017 is the 4th edition. You’ll find the latest access information, an expanded how-to-climb Shasta chapter, and full coverage set of exquisite color aerial photos.
$18.95 Contact Andy to order a signed copy
This is a book featuring historical photographs and essays and captions I wrote telling the history of the Inyo National Forest. “The Inyo” is one of the most scenic and popular National Forest in the nation, comprising the eastern flank of California’s Sierra and the White Mountains across the Owens Valley. This book portrays many little-known aspects of this wonderland, and it makes a great gift to lovers of history and Western mountains. Contact The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association to order a copy.
Here is an article I wrote recently for the e-zine Sustainable Play about the paradox of happiness I found in a remote village in Ladakh, northernmost India: That House of Happiness
Here is an article written about me by Leonie Sherman for the Adventure Sports Journal: The Alpinist Comes Home