Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via USPS.   Your Order Will Ship Within 2 Business Days!  Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP279
SUMMITS: CLIMBING THE SEVEN SUMMITS SOLO. Robert Mads Anderson 1995 1st ed DJ
By Anderson, Robert Mads.
Price: $45.00

Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart

Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
USA, 1995, 1st ed. 160 pp, 100s of color photos. Anderson attempted the Seven Summits solo, with several Everest attempts (including the Kangshung Face with Ed Webster and Steve Venables). Large-format (13'-x14'), DJ.  This book is extra large and heavy, Postage by Priority Mail in the USA is $12, Canada is $25, Foreign is $45.
 
In the mountaineering world, 'The Seven Summits' are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. As mountaineers are always looking to be the first to do something, soon after the Seven Summits concept became popularized, many of the world's best began scrambling to climb all Seven. It was not an elite mountaineer, however, but rather Texas millionaire Dick Bass who first completed the Seven Summits, in 1985.

Summits — Robert Mads Anderson

That accomplishment, while certainly impressive, involved the assistance ofpaid guides, which for many cheapened the endeavor, or at least raised questions of climbing ethics. Other, perhaps more jaded climbers suggested Bass try climbing the second highest mountain on each continent—a far more difficult and less marketable proposition.

Some fifteen years later, Colorado climber Robert Mads Anderson resolved to make his own bid at the Seven, with the undeniably respectable twist of doing them all solo.

Summits: Climbing the Seven Summits Solo is a lush photo essay detailing Anderson's adventures. The publisher wisely choose to make this book oversized, allowing the pages to feature poster-sized prints of spectacular mountain vistas from each of the Earth's seven continents. Each chapter serves as a virtual tour of both culture and climb in these remote locations. Summits transports the reader to exotic locations, allowing us to visit places we otherwise would never see in our lifetimes.

Also noteworthy is Anderson's climbing style. With all due respect to Messner, Anderson ranks among the heralds of fast-and-light,alpine-style climbing. For those of us conditioned to think of Denali, Aconcagua, and of course Everest as mandatory multi-week expeditions, it is both startling and inspiring to read about Anderson's solo, minimalist ascents—even if Bass got there first.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOUNT EVEREST NORTH SIDE: SEVEN SUMMITS SOLO POSTER
Price $15.00 - Item # PS24
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA CLIMBING SOLO ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF EACH OF THE WORLD'S SEVEN CONTINENTS Robert Mads Anderson 1996 1st ed DJ
By: Anderson, Robert Mads.
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.00 (43%) - Item # BK40
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA. CLIMBING SOLO ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF EACH OF THE WORLD'S SEVEN CONTINENTS. Robert Mads Anderson 1996 1st ed DJ SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Anderson, Robert Mads.
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $10.00 (29%) - Item # BK40
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
BEYOND EVEREST: QUEST FOR THE SUMMIT OF DREAMS. SIGNED by Pat Morrow, Gerry Roach, Wally Berg, Robert Anderson, Baiba Morrow, Reinhold Messner, Eric Simonson, Vern Tejas.
By: Morrow, Patrick.
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $75.00 (30%) - Item # OP350A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN SUMMITS OF SUCCESS Heller, Robert, Rebecca Stephens
By: Heller, Robert, Rebecca Stephens
Price $24.95 - Item # BK2243
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNTAINS OF MAJIPOOR Robert Silverberg 1995 1st ed DJ
By: Silverberg, Robert
Price $8.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN SUMMITS 1986 SIGNED by 7: Chris Bonington, Robert Mads Anderson, Wally Berg, Rick Ridgeway, Gerry Roach, David Breashears, Doug Scott
By: Bass, Dick, Frank Wells with Rick Ridgeway.
Price $100.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $150.00 (60%) - Item # OP134D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
MORE THAN MOUNTAINS: THE TODD HUSTON STORY
By: Huston, Todd.
Price $25.00 - Item # BK717
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING CALIFORNIA'S MOUNTAINS Anderson 2003 Current edition
By: Anderson, Jay
Price $15.95 - Item # GB2061
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN SUMMITS: HIGH PEAKS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Wolfe & Lanza 2005 Large Paperback
By: Wolfe, Art and Michael Lanza
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%) - Item # BKS2103A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA. CLIMBING SOLO ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF EACH OF THE WORLD'S SEVEN CONTINENTS. Robert Mads Anderson 1996 1st ed DJ SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Anderson, Robert Mads.
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $10.00 (29%) - Item # BK40
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
TO EVEREST VIA ANTARCTICA CLIMBING SOLO ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF EACH OF THE WORLD'S SEVEN CONTINENTS Robert Mads Anderson 1996 1st ed DJ
By: Anderson, Robert Mads.
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.00 (43%) - Item # BK40
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
RIDE THE BREATH: CLASSIC CLIMBS AROUND THE WORLD Gerry Roach 2008 1st edition
By: Roach, Gerry
Price $18.95 - Item # BK2422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL FOURTEEN EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Reinhold Messner 2011 3rd edition Hardcover (New)
By: Messner, Reinhold.
Price $40.00 - Item # BK1013A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
I COME FROM THE STONE AGE SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer 1964 1st UK edition DJ
By: Harrer, Heinrich.
Price $125.00 - Item # OP112D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
ACONCAGUA TOPOGRAPHIC CLIMBING MAP 1:100.000
By: Meridies
Price $28.95
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: HISTORY OF THE HIMALAYAN GIANT. 2007 2nd edition. SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Mantovani, Roberto and Kurt Diemberger
Price $49.95 - Item # BK939A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE STARS. Cartsenz Peak Brongersma 1963 1st USA ed No DJ
By: Brongersma, L.D. and G.F. Venema.
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $20.00 (57%) - Item # OP505A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH SUMMITS: 370 FAMOUS PEAK FIRST ASCENTS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY SIGNED by Frederick Wolfe 2013 1st ed
By: Wolfe, Frederick
Price $44.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $5.00 (10%) - Item # BK9422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WIND IN MY HAIR Brigitte Muir 1998 1st edition
By: Muir, Brigitte.
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.00 (50%) - Item # OP351A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
MY FATHER, SANDY [A.F.R WOLLASTON]
By: Wollaston, Nicholas
Price $29.95 - Item # BK2071
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart
ACONCAGUA: THE INVENTION OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBING ON AMERICA'S HIGHEST PEAK Joy Logan 2011
By: Logan, Joy
Price $35.00 - Item # BK2510
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding, Please Wait . . .
Added! Click To View Cart