Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 by Yvon Chouinard et al. (Patagonia published hardcover book/also available as an ebook, $14.95)
Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 tells the tale of a six-month excursion to Patagonia, Chile that changed the lives of three rock climbers who wanted to ascend Cerro Fitz Roy.
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While San Francisco raved through the summer of love, three rock climbers, a skier and a filmmaker struck out on their own journey. The goal was the ascent of the iconic Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Chile. This six-month excursion resulted in the formation of a groundbreaking movie and several innovative companies (Patagonia, The North Face, Esprit) and the participants' lifelong commitment to the environment.