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 #: BK32-788
CLIMBING EVEREST: MOUNTAINEERING & THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament!
By Ament, Pat
Price: $9.95

List Price: $25.00
You Save $15.05 (60%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

USA, 2001, 1st ed. 176 pp, 30 ills. Ament gives a well researched scrutiny to the most alluring of mountaineering goals. This vividly imagined reflection on climbing provides an entirely new perspective on mountaineering. 'It is not with skill that I wish to climb Everest,' writes master climber, author, and poet Pat Ament. 'I wish to climb it with curiosity and appreciation, with an artist's love . . . I want to be sunburned by the dream of life whose more diamond parts lie hidden in the rocks and in us.'

Hardcover, DJ, utterly New condition.

SIGNED by Pat Ament!

Ament's ten playful keys to climbing Everest all contain the same underlying message--that it is not an important thing to do. For those who believe that reaching the pinnacle of Everest will prove something, he says flatly that mediocre climbers have succeeded where expert climbers have failed. Everest is a metaphor for life, in his view, and life's power and meaning should be derived from seeking and valuing the sacred and the beautiful rather than from illusions of grandeur and fame.

Inventive, whimsical, and peppered with hilarious cartoons, Climbing Everest explores the ways in which physical adventure teaches us how to live our lives, appreciate the miracle of existence, and experience the wonder of life to the fullest. Hardcover, DJ, New.

SIGNED by Pat Ament! 

From John Gill's Website:

Pat Ament : Pat and I first met in 1967, just after I had moved to Fort Collins. The friendship that resulted from our first encounter has lasted 36 years. Although ten years my junior, we had, in common the most important thing two climbers can have in common: remarkably similar perspectives of our craft.

We were both gymnasts, and Pat, independantly, had started using chalk in climbing only a few years after I had introduced it elsewhere. We both viewed rock climbing as an extension of gymnastics. What I had in pulling strength, Pat had in pressing strength. He could do a hollowback press to handstand from the floor, followed by a number of handstand push-ups. He once held a one-arm handstand on the parallel bars for 18 seconds (I don't think I ever went beyond 5). Along with one-arm mantels on the rock, he could also do a very slow and controlled muscle-up on the high bar, rotating both elbows simultaneously a very difficult feat.

But, most importantly for our friendship, we were aware of spiritual or mystical dimensions of the sport. We also thought of our climbing as an artistic endeavor.

Pat is a significant artist. He is a prolific writer, having written literally dozens of books about various aspects of climbing, including an original guidebook 'High Over Boulder', that set benchmarks for precision and accuracy. He is a composer, pianist, and singer, and his line drawings are superb. He is also, and fundamentally, a poet. The balance he has achieved between the physical realm including being a black belt Karate instructor and the artistic or spiritual realm is extraordinary.

Now , for a few words about his climbing feats. Besides setting new bouldering standards at Flagstaff Mountain, in Boulder, during the 1960s, he made significant climbs in Colorado and Yosemite. Pat's ascent of Supremacy Crack in Eldorado Canyon at the age of eighteen in 1965 established one of the hardest short climbs in the country. He authored the first 5.11 in Yosemite - the Center Slack at the base of El Cap - as well.

He is also a true master of safety in climbing , having the ability to place adequate protection in even the most barren of traditional climbs. Pat was a leading innovator and experimented with various approaches to rock climbing during a transitionary era, fraught with ethical dilemmas, toward the end of the Golden Age. He raised a few waves because of this and because of a powerful intellect and a quiet but forceful attitude, not averse to philosophical and verbal argument.

He has weathered these minor squalls with determination and resiliency, and to some extent, I think they define him. He is a rare renaissance man in an age of increasing specialization. The only true poet I know who weaves his spell upon the rock as well. (2003)

For those of you interested in learning more about this great old friend of mine, I recommend Pat's Stories of a Young Climber an Autobiography . By the way, Pat Ament has a great new book : Everything That Matters (2004)


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
CLIMBING EVEREST: MOUNTAINEERING & THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available [not signed]
By: Ament, Pat
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $21.01 (84%)
- Item # BK32A-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
10 KEYS TO CLIMB EVEREST Pat Ament 1999 1st ed New paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK29-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY: THE ENIGMA AND SPIRIT OF MOUNT EVEREST Reinhold Messner 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $23.95, You Save $21.96 (92%)
- Item # BK1038-8519
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK WISE: REFLECTIONS, SAFETY, AND TECHNIQUE IN ROCK CLIMBING 1978 1st ed Paperback VG 2 Copies Available. SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK1175-7882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REFLECTIONS ON BEING THE BEST CLIMBER IN THE WORLD Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.95, You Save $10.96 (52%)
- Item # BK36-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORIES OF A YOUNG CLIMBER Pat Ament 1996 1st ed Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $22.01 (88%)
- Item # BK1790B-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCH THE TOP OF THE WORLD. Eric Weihenmayer 2001 DJ Fine MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Weihenmayer, Eric
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $35.05 (78%)
- Item # BK1664-1210
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ELDORADO: A ROCK CLIMBER'S GUIDE 1980 2nd ed Paperback Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # GB2379B-1132
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW TO BE A MASTER CLIMBER IN SIX EASY LESSONS 1997 1st ed New Paperback SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK35-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS: REMEMBERING ROCK CLIMBING 2004 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK1990-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
10 KEYS TO CLIMB EVEREST Pat Ament 1999 1st ed New paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Ament, Pat
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK29-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER 1995 5th ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $15.98, You Save $10.99 (69%)
- Item # BK34-6239
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW TO BE A MASTER CLIMBER IN SIX EASY LESSONS 1997 1st ed New Paperback SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK35-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS: REMEMBERING ROCK CLIMBING 2004 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK1990-7887
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIZARDS OF ROCK: FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA 2002 1st ed New Large Format Paperback SIGNED by 4: Royal Robbins Jim Bridwell, John Gill and Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $145.00 (97%)
- Item # BK1836A-789
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REFLECTIONS ON BEING THE BEST CLIMBER IN THE WORLD Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.95, You Save $10.96 (52%)
- Item # BK36-7883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER 1984 4th ed Paperback Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $25.00
- Item # BK1871C-6232
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER Pat Ament and Cleve McCarty 1970 2nd ed Paperback Good
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $9.95
- Item # BK1871B-623
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER: A CLIMBER'S AND HIKER'S GUIDE TO BOULDER COLORADO 1967 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $50.00
- Item # BK1871D-623
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIZARDS OF ROCK: A HISTORY OF FREE CLIMBING IN AMERICA Large Format Paperback New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Royal Robbins and Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $44.95, You Save $5.00 (11%)
- Item # BK1836-7882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PETE LIVESEY FAST AND FREE: STORIES OF A ROCK CLIMBING LEGEND 2014 1st UK ed New Hardcover DJ 6 Copies Available SIGNED by John Sheard and Mark Radtke
By: Sheard, John and Mark Radtke
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $35.00 (70%)
- Item # BK7016-2745
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A VIEW FROM THE RIDGE: MOUNTAINEERING ANECDOTES FROM SCOTLAND AND AMERICA 1991 1st ed LIMITED EDITION DJ New SIGNED by Dave Brown and Ian Mitchell
By: Brown, Dave and Mitchell, Ian R. SIGNED
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $51.00 (34%)
- Item # OP2134-629
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNTAIN VISION 1946 Reprint Hardcover DJ VG SIGNED by Frank Smythe
By: Smythe, Frank
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $25.00 (17%)
- Item # OP1336AB-257
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LE SKI EN FRANCE 1840 - 1940 [SKI IN FRANCE 1840 - 1940] E. John and B. Allen 2003 1st ed Paperback Fine
By: John, E. and B. Allen
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5253-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF THE GREAT BLUE DREAM Robert Leonard Reid 1991 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Reid, Robert Leonard
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # BK1248-114
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PRIMAL ALLIANCE: EARTH AND OCEAN Richard Kauffman and Kenneth Brower 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Kauffman, Richard, Edited by Kenneth Brower
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $27.01 (77%)
- Item # OP1895-1292
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GRENOBLE ET SES ALPES [GRENOBLE AND HIS ALPS] Paul et Germaine Veyret 1962 Softcover Near Fine
By: Veyret, Paul et Germaine
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $93.01 (93%)
- Item # OP5241-281
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHERMAN EXPOSED: SLIGHTLY CENSORED CLIMBING STORIES. SIGNED by John Sherman
By: Sherman, John.
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $20.00 (57%)
- Item # BK1766
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON AND OFF THE ROCKS: SELECTED ESSAYS 1968-1985 Jim Perrin 1986 1st ed Hardcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $24.96 (71%)
- Item # OP1179-689
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOMENTS OF DOUBT AND OTHER MOUNTAINEERING WRITINGS David Roberts 1986 Paperback New 5 copies available
By: Roberts, David. Foreword by Royal Robbins
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $16.96 (85%)
- Item # BK1276-1145
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart