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Mountain Travellers' Handbook

With more than 60 contributors, this book is an essential resource for trekkers and mountain expedition leaders. It covers a wide range of topics - from deciding when and where to go to choosing the right equipment & clothing, to dealing with altitude sickness and other mountains hazards, to improving your mountain photography. Paul Deegan, British Mountaineering Council, 2002. ISBN 0 903908-47-6. £13 incl. p&p

Blood, Sweat and Charity

The ultimate charity challenge handbook. With information on how to be a successful fundraiser, how to train safely and how to plan and execute independent challenges. Nick Stanhope, 2005. ISBN 1-90307041-4. £12.50 incl. p&p

Polar Expeditions 

The contributors to this book have wide polar experience, based on many journeys to, or years of scientific endeavour in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Intended as a starting point for those planning trips to polar environments, the book includes sections on polar camp craft, transport, navigation, communications, safety, photography and medicine. Rachel Duncan (ed), 4th Edition 2003. ISBN 0 907649-91-2. 114pp. illus. £12.50 incl. p&p. Also available for free download below.

Tropical Forest Expeditions

Techniques and equipment, including navigation, camping and river travel, with notes on fieldwork and accessing the canopy. 
Clive Jermy & Roger Chapman, Revised edition 2002. ISBN 0 90764984 X. 192pp. illus. £12.50 incl. p&p. Also available for free download below.

Bicycle Expeditions 

Planning, equipping and undertaking long distance expeditions by bicycle. Paul Vickers, 1990. ISBN 0 907649 45 9. This book is now out of print but a photocopy can be provided at a cost of £5. Also available for free download below.

Caving Expeditions 

Scientific projects, cave diving, food, equipment, photography and safety. Joint RGS/BCRA. Dick Willis (ed), 1993. ISBN 0 907649 62 9.  This book is now out of print but a photocopy can be provided at a cost of £7.50. Also available for free download below.

Desert Expeditions

Planning critera, equipment, vehicles for desert terrain, fuel, food and water, personnel and training, driving and vehicle recovery, photography, vehicle maintenance, modification and tyres, medical and survivial, navigation, maps and rescue aids. Tom Sheppard, June 1988. ISBN 0 907649 15 7. This book is now out of print but a photocopy can be provided at a cost of £7.50. Also available for free download below.

Mountaineering in the Andes: a source book for climbers. 

Jill Neate, 2nd Edition 1994. ISBN 0-907649-64-5. This book is now out of print but individual chapters can be be downloaded free by following the link on the left, or photocopies provided on request.

Underwater Expeditions

Logistics & equipment for diving expeditions, marine biology and conservation projects, collecting marine biological specimens, underwater geomorphology, and the management of marine archaeological projects abroad. Rob Palmer (ed), 1990. ISBN 0 907649 31 9.  This book is now out of print but a photocopy can be provided at a cost of £7.50. Also available for free download below.

How to get to the North Pole 

by Tim Moss gives expedition advice for a range of environments. Signed copies are available at £12.99.
A new version of The Vehicle Dependent Expedition Guide (2.2) by Tom Sheppard is now available to purchase from Desert Winds Publishing.