Nature & Wildlife

Mountain: Portraits of High Places

An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world’s highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world’s summits are often considered the last real frontier. Mountain is a luxuriously illustrated celebration of mountains and of the sense of wonder and awe that the sight of this geography can evoke. In this stunning collection of photographs and art, the very personal relationship that people have with mountains is conveyed in exceptional images from around the world. Spanning two centuries, this book contains rarely seen images from such legendary nature photographers as Galen Rowell, Peter Beard, Ansel Adams, and Frank Smythe and photographs taken by daring mountaineers who celebrate the beauty, wonder, and spectacle of the heights, making this a unique and spectacular tribute to the mountains of the world. A portion of the book’s proceeds go to the American Alpine Club Library. Text contributors include: Raul Barrenche, Jennifer Jordan, Erling Kagge, Ellen Lapham, Robert McFarlane, Nando Parrado, Phil Powers, and Jack Tackle.

About The Author

Sandy Hill is an adventurer, mountaineer, and writer. In 1996, she reached the summit of Mount Everest, making her among the first people in the world to have reached all of the Seven Summits. Jennifer Jordan is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Erling Kagge is an explorer/adventurer and lawyer, and was the first person to accomplish the “Three Poles Challenge”: reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Robert Macfarlane is an award-winning travel writer and literary critic. Nando Parrado is one of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of the airplane crash in the Andes Mountains on October 13, 1972. Jack Tackle is an avid mountain climber and guide. He has climbed the Teton Mountains more than 300 times. Text contributors include: Raul Barrenche, Jennifer Jordan, Erling Kagge, Robert McFarlane, Nando Parrado, Phil Powers, and Jack Tackle.

  • Publish Date: October 11, 2011
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11 x 12
  • Pages: 352
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $95.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3402-0


"With stunning images from Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams, among others, Sandy Hill’s Mountain: Portrait’s of High Places is that rare coffee-table book that gets your heart pounding." ~Outside Magazine