I Chose To Climb

I Chose To Climb

The early climbing years of Britain's greatest living mountaineer, from his schooldays to his ascent of the Eiger in 1962. I CHOSE TO CLIMB, first published in 1966, was Chris Bonington's first book. He was recognised then, as now, as one of the outstanding members of a brilliant generation of mountaineers, which included such personalities as Hamish MacInnes, Don Whillans and Ian Clough. Here he describes his climbing beginnings as a teenager as well as successful ascents all over the world: the first ascent of the Central Pillar of Freney, the first British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1962, Annapurna II in 1960 and in an unhappy expedition in 1961, Nuptse, the third peak of Everest. The first volume of Chris Bonington's autobiography is written with a warmth and enthusiasm that he has made his own. It tells of his climbing tastes and practice, and of family, friends and partnerships cemented over many years.

Cleared to Climb

Cleared to Climb

"Cleared To Climb" is the story of a man who, as long as he could remember, harbored a desire to be a pilot. It is the story of a desire fulfilled as he becomes a military flight instructor, airline pilot, and manager of the aviation department of a large corporation, the Halliburton Company. At Halliburton, he would eventually work directly for the man who later would become Vice-President of the United States, Dick Cheney. This book chronicles the events of a forty-one year career as a pilot.

The Everest Years

The Everest Years

The third volume of Chris Bonington's memoirs chronicles Bonington's four expeditions to the world's highest peak and his obsession with this most treacherous of mountains.

A Mountain To Climb

A Mountain To Climb

'A Mountain To Climb' is the true-life story of a family who lost everything during the financial downturn of 2008. The Allison Family found that their love and care for each other would prove to be invaluable as they worked together to keep from being homeless and maintain normalcy for the young Allison Children.The family hopes for a miracle to give them back the things that were lost. They come to realize that they have a mountain to climb and that God does not intend to remove it but provide the Grace to climb.

The Naked Mountaineer

Misadventures of an Alpine Traveler

The Naked Mountaineer

The Naked Mountaineer recounts a series of solo journeys to some of the world’s most exotic peaks in places such as Switzerland, Japan, and Borneo. However, it is far from the typical heroic mountain-expedition book. Although Steve Sieberson did reach many summits, in most cases his travels were more memorable for what he encountered along the way than for the actual climbing. His real adventures involved peculiar people, strange foods, and tropical diseases, rather than pitons, ice axes, and carabiners. On the Matterhorn he met an English alpinist who reveled in naked selfies, he stumbled into a cockfight in a Balinese village, and on a volcano in Italy he was mistaken for a famous singer by an insistent fan. The Naked Mountaineer offers mountain-themed travel stories with a wide-eyed view of the world, while presenting irreverent commentary on climbers and their peculiar sport. These are rollicking tales, filled with the unexpected.

On the Wings of Hope

On the Wings of Hope

This books contains three stimulating stories of human struggles. Miriam struggle as she takes care of her young nephew, Johnny , whose father, Paul Simeon she suspects of being responsible for her sisters untimely death. Her sisters last letter indicated that there was enough information to have Paul and his gang arrested. She cringes while watching Johnny act nervous and edgy when he is around his father. What does that child know, she asks herself. Is her new friend, Mrs. Worth justified in believing that Paul and his co-hort, Stubby are planning to get rid of both of them? The second book, Dont Wake a Sleeping Lion has Esther struggling with trying to find a way to escape from her kidnappers. She and her co-worker were on the trail of a series of missing persons. How do they handle the death of one of their members as he is found beaten until he is almost not recognized? The third book is called Beth Young Beth struggles over her fathers anger at God for taking his wife. She weeps as she watches him raise his fist toward heaven. Its interesting to see how she tries to intervene in her fathers life. In the meantime, while praying for him, she finds that the boy next door, who is the towns trouble maker needs prayer Her aunt tries to convince the eager child to be patient. The second part of Beth has her grown up into a teen and she and the boy next door are praying for each other. God is good...all the time

Weeping Under This Same Moon

Weeping Under This Same Moon

Hannah, a seventeen-year-old social outcast, befriends Mei and her siblings, recent refugees from the Vietnam War, and helps them become accustomed to living in America.

Candlelights And Bedtime Stories

Candlelights And Bedtime Stories

From fantasy to reality as Steven Michael's enchanting collection of fifteen stories for kids of all ages takes you on a journey you will not soon forget. Kids of all ages will thrill to the mystical ghost town, festive pumpkin eaters, and flying backpack, which all coexist right along with road trips, Halloween and new ways of traveling to school. Can miniature pumpkin eaters convince a boy to rethink his dislike to eating all kinds of pumpkin? Can a magical barn capture time? It's up to you-and your imagination-to find out. In "Old Man Chester's Gold," a treasure hunt for lost shiny gold deblumes leads to discovery of a terrifying fate rather than riches. In "A Pond of Secrets," two friends find a secret pond where a hairy fish teaches them how it feels to be caught for dinner. And in "The Island of the Bermuda Triangle," a son finds that his love for his father rescues them from the clutches of the Bermuda Triangle. Thrilling, eye opening and creatively imaginative, these are a few of the amazing bedtime stories you are about to encounter. From the first story right up to the shocking chapter finale that will leave you spellbound. Are you ready for a journey like no other book has ever been able to capture?

The Clock Struck Terror

A Professor Bates Novel

The Clock Struck Terror

A student from Wasatch College is found very early in the morning sitting by the side of a highway in the mountains north of Wasatch, Colorado in a terror-induced trance. Further investigation by Professor Bates and his associates in Wasatch find evidence of a long hidden secret. The next few weeks in Dr. Bates' life are filled with adventure and terror at every turn, culminating in a discovery that will revise history in the Mountain West forever.

Expose Your Hidden Talents

Behind the Mask

Expose Your Hidden Talents

I am an advocate of 'self-improvement, the straightening out process and the bigger picture where spirituality is concerned. Even though it may appear; Im a controversial writer, the reality is: I only state clear and precise true facts. In these modern times, I believe that too many people become seriously caught up in this 'global fast paced world' of technology. Most people are trapped in error. Many people dont creatively thrive. Many people are not consciously aware that they are programmed and conditioned to think in a humanistic robotic fast pace way. People become trapped in their ruts. The world is seriously confused. This is a world that is dangerously losing its way. Christian values seriously need to be brought back into the world. In this book, I encourage hobbies and therapy techniques, for the purpose of logic and constructive thoughts. I also analyze conscious thought, open-mindedness and new awarenesss through natural logic and reasoning. In order for a person to break away from distracted error; (a person should use their own intelligence, logic and common sense, find out the absolute truth involving the facts; also use Gods Wisdom; pray, be open minded, find true spiritual direction, also become self educated, learn new awareness & find graceful hope with God.) As a writer, I continue working towards the cause of: a better world. I created some amazing profound parts of this book, through divine providence granted to me from the grace of God.