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 #: OP213A-3552
CHANGABANG Chris Bonington 1976 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By Bonington, Chris, Doug Scott, Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston and Balwant Sandhu
Price: $8.99

List Price: $25.00
You Save $16.01 (64%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

New York, 1976, 1st US edition. 118 pp, b/w and color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine to Fine condition.

This 22,500' peak near Nanda Devi in the Garhwal is known as the Matterhorn of the Himalaya. First ascent included Scott, Haston, Boysen, etc. This book has six authors, all of whom climbed what has been described as 'the Matterhorn of the Himalayas. ' Chris Bonington was the leader of the expedition; Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu and Doug Scott also took part in the climb.

The mountain proved to be a challenge, both because there was no easy route, and because citizens of two countries had to find a way to get along in strenuous and often dangerous conditions. Obviously, these mountaineers lived to tell their tale.

Changabang (6,864 m or 22,520 ft) is a mountain in the Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand, India. It is part of a group of peaks that form the northeast wall of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It is a particularly steep and rocky peak, and all routes on it are serious undertakings. It has been the site of many world-class climbs. It does not have a high topographic prominence, being slightly lower than its near neighbor Kalankato the east, and lower than many other peaks in the immediate vicinity. But its steep rocky profile has made it a much more attractive destination than its elevation would indicate.

Changabang was first climbed on June 4, 1974 by a team led by Chris Bonington, via the Southeast Face, leading to the East Ridge. This is the easiest route on the mountain, and one of the few that is primarily a snow and ice climb, as opposed to a rock climb with some snow, ice, or mixed terrain. The whole team summited: Chris Bonington, Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant 'Ballu' Sandhu and Doug Scott.

Other notable ascents of Changabang include some of the hardest climbs ever done in the Himalaya. The first of these is the ascent of the West Face by Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker in 1976. The route took over 25 days to ascend, and their use of big wall climbing techniques to overcome the serious, sustained difficulties was revolutionary. Boardman wrote a book about the climb called 'The Shining Mountain.'

In 1997, Andy Cave and Brendan Murphy made the first ascent of the North Face of Changabang, a 1,600 m (5,250 ft) route involving steep, sustained ice, mixed, and rock climbing. Unfortunately Murphy was hit by an avalanche and swept off the face to his death on the descent.

On October 12, 2006, two Mexican climbers, Andrés Delgado and Alfonso de la Parra, were successful in climbing Changabang by a new route. However, while descending, they encountered a storm and went missing on October 15, when they last made contact via satellite phone. India put on a rescue effort despite harsh weather conditions. On November 8, 2006, the search for them had been canceled due to inclement weather. (Adapted from Wikipedia).


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
CHANGABANG Bonington, Boysen, Hankinson, Haston, Sandhu, Scott. 1975 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris, Martin Boysen, Alan Harkinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu, Doug Scott
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $135.00, You Save $115.00 (85%)
- Item # OP213-099
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHANGABANG Bonington 1975 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris, Martin Boysen, Alan Harkinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu, Doug Scott
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $135.00, You Save $10.00 (7%)
- Item # OP213A-267
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1989 1st UK ed Large Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $10.00 (11%)
- Item # OP217A-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE HARD WAY: THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE SOUTH WEST FACE Chris Bonington 1976 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # OP437A-3554
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Hardcover Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $5.00 (17%)
- Item # OP173-8667
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE Chris Bonington 1971 1st US DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $60.01 (80%)
- Item # OP452A-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP102A-8013p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington 3 Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283-4983
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II Chris Bonington 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP283A-4983
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # OP453B-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


TENZING TIGER OF THE SNOWS Norgan and Ullman 1955 2nd imp Hardcover No DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Norgay, Tenzing and James Ramsey Ullman
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # OP125C-9422
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF DOWNHILL SKIING Stan Cohen 1989 Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Cohen, Stan
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $10.00 (50%)
- Item # BK288
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF EVEREST John Noel 1927 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Noel, John
Price $19.95
- Item # OP354G-498
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BREAKING POINT: CHALLENGE ON ALASKA'S MOUNT HUNTER Glenn Randall 1984 1st ed Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Randall, Glenn
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.00 (53%)
- Item # OP1303-3852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FALLING UPWARDS [Balloons] Richard Holmes 2013 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Holmes, Richard
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # PL6779-959
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DOWNWARD BOUND: A MAD! GUIDE TO ROCK CLIMBING Warren Harding 1990 Paperback New SIGNED by Royal Robbins
By: Harding, Warren
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # BK75-296
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE: THE PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY OF ADVENTURE Richard Mitchell 1983 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Mitchell, Richard
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $24.01 (96%)
- Item # OP1683A-349
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION 1951 Eric Shipton 1952 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # OP370G-318
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HUNZA LAND: THE FABULOUS HEALTH AND YOUTH WONDERLAND OF THE WORLD Allen E. Banik and Renee Taylor c. 1960 Hardcover Very Good
By: Banik, Dr. Allen E. and Renee Taylor
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP3187A-752
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ADVENTURES IN TIBET Sven Hedin 1985 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hedin, Sven
Price $30.00
- Item # OP2332-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー