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 #: BK407-9505p
HIGH MOUNTAINS OF THE ALPS: THE FOUR THOUSAND METER PEAKS Helmut Dumler 1994 Large hardcover DJ Fine Multiple copies available
By Dumler, Helmut and Willi Burkhardt
Price: $65.00

List Price: $100.00
You Save $35.00 (35%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
London & Seattle, Diadem & Mountaineers, 1994, 1st edition. 224 pp, 250 color photos. Very Large format hardcover book with fabulous color photos and color maps. 

Large book we will request extra postage for Media Mail (+$2), Priority Mail or International Mail.

A monumental book on the 4000 meter Alpine peaks: panoramic photos, routes, historical ascents. A magnificent large format guide to the 48 Alpine mountains over 4,000 metres. A guide to the 58 Alpine peaks that exceed 4000 metres, each illustrated with photographs, ancillary diagrams and information including the easiestlines of ascent with other ascent routes and an historical commentary. The photographs have accompanying line drawings marking all key features. Large-format hardcover with dust jacket. Fine-New.

''Sixty-one 4000 metre Alpine peaks, all in glorious, sumptuous, lavish full colour. Large format colour transparencies have ensured quality on the page, the reproduction is superb. The original material has been supplemented by anecdotal and historical references from journals and books. Willi Burkhardt's splendid photos of the Alpine peaks and faces are complemented by over 150 action photos depicting key sections of the routes described. These are not the hardest routes in the Alps, nor necessarily the most popular; the book describes routes up the 4000m peaks, giving preference to the great pioneering routes of each peak. It's not cheap, and it isn't meant to be a guidebook, but it will give you the inspiration to get out there and make the next move.” “On The Edge” 1993, December, No. 39, p. 77
“This 12- by 11 -inch coffee-table book seeks to document all the highest mountains of the Alps, both pictorially, historically and statistically. It does a good job at all three tasks. Swiss-born Willi Paul Burkhardt has provided excellent large-format photographs of each mountain, taken either in the air or from the summit of a nearby peak. Supporting photographs were taken by a host of prolific British alpinists, and they help show the nature of the easier mountain routes.

Each picture highlights the uniqueness of its subject: One illustration of the Bosses Ridge on Mont Blanc shows its typical crowds, while another of the Schreckhorn pictures beautiful rock-climbing without another soul around. Each group of mountains — the Bernese Alps, the Pennine Alps and Monte Rosa Group and the Mont Blanc Range — is dealt with in turn.”  --Adrian Burgess, “Rock & Ice”, 1994, January/February, No. 65, p. 130

“As a beautiful object to own, the book is well worth its £30, but its real value lies in the inspiration it will give to anyone with even a passing interest in the European Alps. For those of us who have been going there for years, the book will stir memories and provide inspiration for future plans; for the mountaineer who has not yet visited the Alps this is a wonderful introduction to the place where it all began.”  --Andrew John Kauffman, “American Alpine Journal” 1995, p. 351-353

“The photographs alone guarantee the book's value. By this reviewer's count there are 275 in color and three in black-and-white. All of these are of the highest professional quality, taken under ideal conditions. This, of course, is a bit misleading, as those of us familiar with both Alaska and the Alps; for our memories also evoke pictures of torrential rain and blinding snowstorms.

However, the photos are the icing on the cake. The text is, if anything, more meritorious than the pictures. It is extremely well written and crammed with valuable information as well as frequent anecdotes and historical references. Contemporary observations, notably about modern ski-mountaineering, are found side by side with geographical notes and well-researched history. Sooner or later, of course, attention is focused on the Golden Age, that half century between about 1860 and 1910 when the last of the as yet unclimbed 4000ers were finally ascended.

Apprehensive people began to wonder whether the ascent of the final great summits might not spell an end to mountaineering. 'Where do we go from here?' they asked. How wrong they were; for as the old traditions died, new ones began to replace them.”Andrew John Kauffman, -- “American Alpine Journal” 1995, p. 351-353

“I tried to read the book from cover to cover but failed miserably. It is not really designed to be read in this manner. Inevitably you flick through the book curious to see what is said and shown about mountains you have climbed on or dreamed about and before you know it you find yourself hypnotised by some particularly striking image and are reading the text to find out what it is. 

It is beautifully designed to do exactly this, draw you in and transfix you like a rabbit in the beam of a headlight. If you want to learn some specific facts about a certain peak you will have to show a great deal of disciplined self-control not to be led astray and find yourself avidly studying a peak whose name you had never heard of before. It might take you three times as long to learn what you were after but the delight of the digressions will be worth the wasted time.''

This is a truly magnificent book, the best of its type that I have seen. A glorious illustration of the Alpine odyssey, an affirmation of all that is beautiful and passionate and life enhancing in the mountains. It is a guidebook, a history, and a stupendous photographic study of the Alps.”Joe Simpson, 'High” 1994, January, No. 134, p. 86-88

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ALPINE JOURNAL 100s OF INDIVIDUAL ISSUES LISTED HERE! PAPERBACK, WRAPPERS or HARDCOVER ISSUES 1863-1986
By: Alpine Club UK
Price $10.00
- Item # JR207B
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAZAMA BULLETIN INDIVIDUAL BACK ISSUES 1905 - 1975 New issues recently added
By: Mazama Bulletin
Price $5.00
- Item # JR225-127
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE Individual Back Issues Number 1 to 31
By: Climbing Art Magazine, Pat Ament
Price $5.00
- Item # JR156-127
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRAIL AND TIMBERLINE 1962 - 1998 As Available Not a Set $5 each
By: Colorado Mountain Club
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # JR727A-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 Edward Whymper 1900 5th UK ed Near Fine
By: Whymper, Edward
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1787B-147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 Edward Whymper 1871 UK 1st edition ''Fourth Thousand'' Very Good
By: Whymper, Edward
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $50.00 (25%)
- Item # OP1787E-147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER and CLIMBER AND RAMBLER MAGAZINE UK (Not a set) $5 per issue As available
By: Climber and Rambler Magazine
Price $5.00
- Item # JR251-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860-69 Edward Whymper 1871 UK 1st edition Good
By: Whymper, Edward
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $400.00, You Save $50.00 (12%)
- Item # OP1787D-147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS 1999 3rd ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $69.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $80.01 (53%)
- Item # BK1013-9506p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Reinhold Messner 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1014G-95013p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


A RIDE TO KHIVA: TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN CENTRAL ASIA Fred Burnaby 1984 reprint Hardcover Fine
By: Burnaby, Fred
Price $24.99
- Item # OP1546AB-895
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE UNCROWNED KING OF MONT BLANC: THE LIFE OF T. GRAHAM BROWN, MOUNTAINEER AND PHYSIOLOGIST Peter Foster 2019 1st ed New
By: Foster, Peter
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $5.05 (17%)
- Item # BK4157-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOHENKLIMA UND BERGWANDERUNGEN... [High Altitude Climate and Mountain Travel and Their Effect on People: Results of Experimental Research at High Altitude and in the Laboratory] Zuntz, Sella 1906 1st ed Leather Bound Hardcover Fine
By: Zuntz, Nathan, Photos by Vittorio Sella, A. Loewy, Franz Muller, and W. Caspari
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $110.05 (73%)
- Item # OP4289-969p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBERS: A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING Chris Bonington 1992 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $30.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.00 (40%)
- Item # BK439A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ENTHUSIAST [Novel] Peter Hill 1979 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hill, Peter
Price $10.00
- Item # OP5189-939
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEGEVE AND ARAVIS PASS MAP IGN 3531 OT 1:25,000 2011
By: France Institut Geographique National
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $10.00 (50%)
- Item # MP503-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BIG WALLS: HISTORY, ROUTES, EXPERIENCES 1978 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine SIGNED by Reinhold Messner 2 Copies Available
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $155.00 (62%)
- Item # OP2721-9502p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH John Muir 1938 Very Good
By: Muir, John
Price $19.99
- Item # OP3672B-969
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA Lionel Terray 1963 2nd imp Hardcover DJ/No DJ Very Good 2 Copies Available
By: Terray, Lionel
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $25.05 (39%)
- Item # OP893G-9482
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SWITZERLAND ANTIQUARIAN MAP HAND COLORED 1855 Original (Not a modern reproduction) Near Fine
By: Antiquarian Maps
Price $100.00 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $25.00 (20%)
- Item # RM29-954P
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart