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 United States Postal Service   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 #: BK2523-297
CLIMBING EVEREST: TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN Audrey Salkeld 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Salkeld, Audrey
Price: $4.99

List Price: $21.00
You Save $16.01 (76%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
DC, NGS, 2003, 1st edition. 128 pp, color photos. Larger hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Climbing Everest is a stunning illustrated history of climbing on the world's highest mountain. Divided into six chapters and featuring six sidebars and maps, this volume is packed with information and reads like the best page-turner. Triumphant summits and tragic failures are all here.
 
Each chapter focuses on a famous climb by portraying the climber or climbing team in fascinating detail. Chapter 1 features George Mallory, the golden mountaineer of the 1920s whose unexplained death on Everest rocked Great Britain and the world.
 
In Chapter 2, the story of Tenzing Norgay's life frames the moment when humans first stood on top of the world. Next, in Chapter 3, the Chinese conquer the mountain from Tibet, winning glory for their country as shown through rarely seen photographs. Chapter 4 gets inside the head of Reinhold Messner, one of the greatest climbers the world has ever known, and details his two monumental Everest climbs - the first summit without supplemental oxygen and the first solo summit.
 
In Chapter 5, Americans summit via the never-before-climbed, treacherous East Face. Braving avalanches and mastering incredibly difficult technical climbing, the 1983 expedition placed two groups on the summit via this pioneering route. And last, Chapter 6 covers the heartbreaking 1996 tragedy when eight climbers lost their lives in a single storm.
 
The author has a unique perspective on this tragedy because she was at Base Camp during the event. Sidebars provide fascinating mountain information, including altitude and its effects, Everest's unique geography, the Sherpa culture, and the need for conservation on the no-longer-pristine mountain slopes. Back matter reference material includes a detailed Everest chronology, a glossary of climbing terms, an Everest Hall of Fame biography section, a chart of Everest records, a detailed bibliography and resource section, and an index. 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE MYSTERY OF MALLORY AND IRVINE Tom Holzel and Audrey Salkeld 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Holzel, Tom and Audrey Salkeld
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP666B-7324
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PORTRAIT OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL 1997 1st UK ed Hardcover with DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld 2 copies available
By: Salkeld, Audrey
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $100.01 (67%)
- Item # OP1247-9422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST LEGENDARY VICTORS AND VANQUISHED Peter Sherwood 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Sherwood, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK2486-6142
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY Audrey Salkeld and Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld
By: Salkeld, Audrey and David Breashears
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # BK635C-959
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY Audrey Salkeld and David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine-New Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Salkeld, Audrey and David Breashears
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK635-95914
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MYSTERY OF MALLORY & IRVINE Holzel and Salkeld 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld
By: Holzel, Tom and Audrey Salkeld
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $49.96 (50%)
- Item # OP666A-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN QUEST: ED VIESTURS ON THE 8000 METER GIANTS Viesturs, Ed 2003 Paperback New SIGNED by Ed Viesturs and David Breashears
By: Viesturs, Ed and Peter Potterfield
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $5.01 (17%)
- Item # BK1878A-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY Walt Unsworth 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $45.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1833H-9593
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY Walt Unsworth 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Kurt Diemberger
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $80.00, You Save $40.01 (50%)
- Item # OP1833I-9592
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST PIONEER: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN JOHN NOEL [Large Format Everest Photos] Sandra Noel 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Noel, Sandra and John
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK1958-8326
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PORTRAIT OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL 1997 1st UK ed Hardcover with DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld 2 copies available
By: Salkeld, Audrey
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $100.01 (67%)
- Item # OP1247-9422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY Audrey Salkeld and David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine-New Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Salkeld, Audrey and David Breashears
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK635-95914
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY Audrey Salkeld and Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld
By: Salkeld, Audrey and David Breashears
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # BK635C-959
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ONE STEP IN THE CLOUDS: THE SIERRA CLUB OMNIBUS OF CLIMBING FICTION Audrey Salkeld and Rosie Smith 1991 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Salkeld, Audrey and Rosie Smith
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $17.01 (68%)
- Item # BK6389-9422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAR UND MORITZ EINE BEBENGESCHICHTE IN SIEBEN STREICHEN [MAR AND MORITZ: A BOY STORY IN SEVEN PRANKS] Wilhelm Busch c. 1900 13th ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Busch, Wilhelm
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $16.01 (80%)
- Item # OP6212-388
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BOYS' BOOK OF EXPLORATION Edmund Hillary 1957 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $19.96 (50%)
- Item # OP319B-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROALD AMUNDSEN: A SAGA OF POLAR SEAS J. Alvin Kugelmass 1955 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Kugelmass, J. Alvin
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # PL6030A-977
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAINEERING 1957 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by George Alan Smith
By: Smith, George Alan
Price $5.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $39.01 (87%)
- Item # OP6437A-2412
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FOUR BOYS IN THE YOSEMITE [Novel] Everett T. Tomlinson 1911 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Tomlinson, Everett T.
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $70.95 (71%)
- Item # OP6525-406
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST Mike Rosen 1990 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Rosen, Mike
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP3871-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EVEREST FILES: A MISSING TEENAGE CLIMBER, A TRAIL OF DEADLY CLUES, MYSTERY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK 2014 1st ed New Paperback 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Matt Dickinson
By: Dickinson, Matt
Price $5.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.00 (76%)
- Item # BK8928-7652
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
POG CLIMBS MOUNT EVEREST Peter Haswell 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Haswell, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5383-363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JEG GAR PA SKI [I AM SKIING] Tomm Murstad 1956 Paperback Near Fine
By: Murstad, Tomm
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $79.96 (80%)
- Item # OP6590-374
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MALLORY OF EVEREST Showell Styles 1967 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Styles, Showell
Price $7.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $8.00 (53%)
- Item # OP379A-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart