Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

Climbing » Narratives

Tilting at Mountains

Love, Tragedy and Triumph on the World's Highest Peaks


On May 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 metres. This record-breaking accomplishment put the Basque woman on National Geographic's 2010 Adventurers of the Year list. The next year, both The Alpinist and Outside magazines placed her on their Adventurers of the Year lists, too.

Pasaban's accomplishment did not come without controversy: Another woman, Korean climber Oh Eun-Sun, claimed to have completed the peaks a few weeks earlier. Later inquiries revealed that Oh Eun-Sun had failed to summit Kangchenjunga in 2009 and her claim was eventually withdrawn, leaving Edurne as the clear victor. But how did she get there?

Published for the first time in English, Tilting at Mountains tells Edurne's heartfelt and deeply personal story. She details not only how she came to climb the 8,000-metre peaks - the competitive nature of her Basque heritage played a role, as did, admittedly, an interest in handsome climbing guides - but also how her love for the mountains pulled her from a deep, soul-crushing depression. The book covers her climbs on all the 8,000-metre peaks, some of which were almost cakewalks while others were climbed at great cost, including the loss of close friends.

In Stock
Usually dispatched within 24 hrs. Free delivery to UK for orders £25 and over.


Cordee Code: CNT111
No of Pages: 220
Page Size: 152 x 228 mm
ISBN 10: 1594858500
ISBN 13: 9781594858505
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published Date: July 2014
Edition: 1st edition, 2014
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: none
Weight: 650g

Other titles of interest:

Beyond the Mountain, Steve House



In Stock

The Roskelley Collection

Nanda Devi, Last Days and Stories off the Wall


Waiting for Stock

8000m: Alan Hinkes

Climbing the World's Highest Mountains


In Stock

Over the Edge

True story of kidnap & escape of 4 climbers in Central Asia


In Stock

Rock Queen - Catherine Destivelle


In Stock

  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.