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 #: BK1439-523
DARK SHADOWS FALLING 1997 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By Simpson, Joe
Price: $39.00

List Price: $99.95
You Save $60.95 (61%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Seattle, 1997, 1st edition. 256 pp, color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

SIGNED on the title page by Joe Simpson.

Simpson describes an expedition to Pumori next to Everest. He expounds on the 1996 Everest tragedy where the tradition of helping fellow climbers was ignored, and examines who should and should not be on dangerous climbs. As

* Concise, objective account of the 1996 Everest debacle

* Simpson's most controversial and challenging book to date

* Short listed for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Award

In 1992, an Indian climber was left to die alone high on the South Col of Mount Everest by other climbers who watched his feebly waving hand from the security of their tent thirty yards away. Some film footage of his corpse was later shown on television. Why did these onlookers not hold the dying man's hand and comfort him? The answer appalls Joe Simpson, who was himself left for dead in a crevasse at the foot of Siula Grande in Peru in 1985. It is an uncomfortable ethical question that he is forced to confront as he attempts a difficult new route on Pumori, with a clear view of the whole South Col from close to the vantage point where Eric Shipton first spotted the way up the south side of Everest taken by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953.

Now that Everest has become the playground of the rich, where commercial operators offer guided tours to the top up fixed ropes, camping amidst the detritus and unburied corpses of previous less fortunate climbers, Simpson wonders if the noble, caring instincts that once characterized mountaineering have been irrevocably displaced as in other facets of today's society. On investigation, he finds it a less black and white issue that at first it seemed. I shall never forget the horror of dying alone in the awful empty loneliness of it, he says. Yet his empathy for the victims of storms, altitude sickness, or misjudgments, is tested time and again as he explores anecdotally and in conversations with his companions on Pumori, the moral climate of mountaineering in the 1990s.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THIS GAME OF GHOSTS 1993 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $81.00 (54%)
- Item # OP442D-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORMS OF SILENCE 1996 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $81.00 (54%)
- Item # BK65-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1992 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $67.01 (89%)
- Item # BK1444B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $0.95 (1%)
- Item # OP1817-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BECKONING SILENCE Joe Simpson 2002 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # OP1438A-514
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1994 2nd UK ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $16.01 (80%)
- Item # BK1444D-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1998 Paperback Fine
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $13.00, You Save $10.01 (77%)
- Item # BK1443B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 2004 New Paperback 5 Copies Available
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $9.96 (77%)
- Item # BK1443-6145
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LE PORT DE LA MER DE GLACE Potard, Dominque 1997 1st edition
By: Potard, Dominque
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $5.05 (17%)
- Item # BK2163
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WEEPS [Scotland Climbs] Ian Mitchell 1997 1st ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Mitchell, Ian
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # BK1054-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 2004 New Paperback 5 Copies Available
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $9.96 (77%)
- Item # BK1443-6145
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORMS OF SILENCE 1996 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $81.00 (54%)
- Item # BK65-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THIS GAME OF GHOSTS 1993 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $49.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $101.00 (67%)
- Item # BK1442C-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THIS GAME OF GHOSTS 1993 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $81.00 (54%)
- Item # OP442D-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BECKONING SILENCE Joe Simpson 2002 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # OP1438A-514
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1998 Paperback Fine
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $13.00, You Save $10.01 (77%)
- Item # BK1443B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $0.95 (1%)
- Item # OP1817-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1992 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $67.01 (89%)
- Item # BK1444B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1994 2nd UK ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $16.01 (80%)
- Item # BK1444D-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1964 SIGNED by Francis Farquhar to Warren Howell
By: American Alpine Club
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $15.05 (33%)
- Item # AAJ1964-536
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN Charles Houston, Robert Bates 1954 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Dee Molenaar
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $99.00
- Item # OP412G-2853
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LICHT UND SCHATTEN AM K2 [LIGHT AND SHADOW ON K2] Gertrude Reinisch & Willi Bauer 1988 1st edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Reinisch, Gertrude and Willi Bauer
Price $114.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $85.01 (43%)
- Item # OP2443AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE: MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY Bob and Ira Spring 1951 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Fred Beckey
By: Spring, Bob and Ira
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # OP806B-9372
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # OP452-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PAUL PETZOLDT POSTER ON MT. OWEN WITH GRAND TETON IN BACKGROUND Poster 1995 Fine SIGNED by Paul Petzoldt
By: Petzoldt, Paul
Price $74.99
- Item # PS4130AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN 1994 New Hardcover SIGNED by Charles Houston and Robert Bates 2 copies available
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $75.00
- Item # OP694A-8664
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH LONESOME: EPIC SOLO CLIMBING STORIES 1999 New Paperback SIGNED by John Long
By: Long, John and Hai-Van K. Sponholz
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.05 (60%)
- Item # BK893A-536
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NIGHT ON THE GROUND, A DAY IN THE OPEN [Sierra, Yosemite] 2001 1st ed New paperback Mulitple Copies Available SIGNED by Doug Robinson
By: Robinson, Doug
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $19.00, You Save $9.05 (48%)
- Item # BK1286-5368
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 Matt Dickinson 2014 1st ed New Paperback (Unsigned) Multiple Copies Available
By: Dickinson, Matt
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.00 (84%)
- Item # BK8928A-7655
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart