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Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits.
by Phil and Susan Ershler with Robin Simons

Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
by Eric Simonson, et al (also in Paperback)

Video on Demand: Everest Beyond the Limit, Season Three
Purchase single episodes or the entire third season featuring Eric Simonson and the IMG 2009 Everest Expedition

Climbing the Seven Summits: The first comprehensive guidebook of climbing routes to the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents.
by Mike Hamill

IMG climber and Seven Summiter, Kevin Flynn, tells all of big mountain success, failure, and good old hypoxic fun in his new book:
"Mt. Everest: Confessions of a Peak Bagger" »

General Mountaineering Skills and How-To

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
by Don Graydon

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
by Andy Selters

Surviving Denali
by Jonathan Waterman

Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing
by Jeff Lowe
(also in Paperback)

Classic Mountaineering Adventures

Annapurna, First Conquest of an 8000 Meter Peak
by Maurice Herzog

Seven Summits
by Dick Bass, Frank Wells, Rick Ridgeway

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer
(also on Audio Tape)

To Everest Via Antarctica: Climbing Solo on the Highest Peak on Each of the Worlds Seven Continents
by Robert Mads Anderson

All Fourteen 8,000ers
by Reinhold Messner

Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains
by Richard Sale, John Cleare

Mt. Rainier

DVD Video: Ascend Mt. Rainier
Starring: Eric Simonson; Director: Kirk Burpee, 2002

The Challenge of Rainier
by Dee Molenaar, 1979

Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide
by Mike Gauthier, Bruce Barcott, 1999

Climbing Mt. Rainier: The Essential Guide
by Fred Beckey, Alex Van Steen, 1999

The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier: Fascinating Facts Records Lists Topics Characters & Stories
by Bette E. Filley, 1996

The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
by Bruce Barcott, revised 2007

A Year in Paradise: A Personal Experience of Living on Mount Rainier in the Early 1900's
by Floyd Schmoe, reprint 1999


Video on Demand: Everest Beyond the Limit, Season Three
Purchase single episodes or the entire third season featuring Eric Simonson and the IMG 2009 Everest Expedition

Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide
by Stephen Bezruchka MD, Robert Kunstaetter

Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide
by Gary McCue

Lonely Planet Tibet
by Bradley Mayhew

Trekking and Climbing in Nepal
by Steve Razzetti

Beyond the Summit
by Linda J. LeBlanc

Lonely Planet: Bhutan
by Stan Armington

Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
by Jamie Zeppa

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
by Roberto Mantovani, et al

The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
by Matt Dickinson, Philip Turner

The Shishapangma Expedition
by Doug K. Scott, Alex MacIntyre

North America

Alaska: A Climbing Guide
by Mike Wood, Colby Coombs

Falcon Guide Climbing Washington's Mountains: Selected Summit Hikes, Scrambles, and Climbs in Washington's Cascades and the Olympic Mountains
by Jeff Smoot

Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide
by Paul Richins Jr., Steve Roper

Mount Whitney: Mountain Lore...
by Doug Thompson, Elisabeth Newbold

See above for books on Mt. Rainier

Latin America

Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide
by R. J. Secor, et al

Ecuador: A Climbing Guide
by Yossi Brain

Mexico's Volcanoes: A Climbing Guide
by R. J. Secor

Bolivia: A Climbing Guide
by Yossi Brain, Paula Thurman

Lonely Planet Peru
by Rob Rachowiecki

Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
by Richard Burger

The Inca Trail, Cusco &Machu Picchu
by Richard Danbury

Lost City of the Incas
by Hiram Bingham

VHS: Searching for Lost Worlds: Machu Picchu: Secrets of the Incan Empire

PHOTO, National Geographic, 8 x 10: The Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
by Jason Edwards


The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes: A Guide for Mountaineers
by Richard Goedeke, Hill Neate

The High Mountains of the Alps
by Helmut Dumler

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer
(also on Audio Tape)

Trekking in the Dolomites
by Henry Stedman


Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
by Stephen Carmichael, Susan Stoddard, Rick Ridgeway, Neville Shulman, and Robert M. Moore

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro
by Rick Ridgeway

Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide
by Cameron M. Burns

Australasia — Carstensz Pyramid

I Come From the Stone Age
by Heinrich Harrer

Under the Mountain Wall
by Peter Matthiessen

Autographed Everest Book
Order Ghosts of Everest book autographed by Eric SimonsonAutographed Everest Book:
Purchase Mallory expedition book "Ghosts of Everest" signed by author and expedition leader Eric Simonson. Order now »
Phil Ershler's Book

Susan and Phil Ershler's book Together on Top of the World Together on Top of the World
Phil and Susan Ershler's powerful, inspirational adventure story of the first couple to climb the Seven Summits. Get the book »

The First Everest Expedition

Wickwire's 1983 American Alpine Journal story of IMG directors Eric Simonson, Phil Ershler and Geo Dunn's PDF docfirst Everest expedition »

IMG Seven Summiter

IMG climber Kevin Flynn tells all of big mountain success, failure, and good old hypoxic fun in his new book, "Mt. Everest: Confessions of a Peak Bagger" »

You surpassed all my expectations as a guide and as a human being. You are one of the lucky individuals who make it possible for people like me to live their dreams. Thanks for a memorable adventure.
~Hank W.
I want to inform you that I really was a bit surprised, that all the logistics and work on the mountain was as perfect as clock work. I thought that with so many people and so much stuff there could be also a small mistake or something, but nothing... all worked really perfect.
I have to say, in my opinion, IMG ran one excellent expedition! I have done and do many sports that can get very dangerous very quickly if they are not managed correctly or respected accordingly. You nailed it!
I want to take a few minutes to write you and let you know that you have one happy customer!!! I've already started spreading the IMG word to folks who have dreamed of doing this. Hearing me talk about it they can see how easy it is: just a phone call away, and it's taken care of, all you have to do is show up — literally.
~Dolly K.
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