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 #: OP845-6102
MOUNT FITZROY: DIE QUALITAT DES NACHSTEN SCHRITTES. [FITZROY: QUALITY OF THE NEXT STEP] Thomas Bubendorfer 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By Bubendorfer, Thomas
Price: $3.99

List Price: $75.00
You Save $71.01 (95%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Vienna, 1986, 1st edition. 182 pp, color photos. In German. In German. White cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket may be chipped, book is fine. Near Fine to Fine.

Magnificent Fitzroy book. In 1986, at age 23, Thomas Bubendorfer climbed one of the hardest mountains on the planet, Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, in an epic 23-hour non-stop solo. The success of this unique and unsupported expedition triggered off intensive media coverage and television portraits in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Thomas wrote his second book, 'Mount Fitz Roy – The Quality of the Next Step”, which was published in 1986. It also became a bestseller, and critics compared it with Robert Pirsig’s 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” (which Thomas read only five years afterwards).

From Bubendorfer's website: Strong hints of his future philosophy are found in 'Quality”, and his early influence by William Faulkner is clearly visible. He began to leave the trodden (and to him boring) path of mere description of – albeit sensational – climbing expeditions and to dwell on the universal truths underlying a solo climbers’ doing. For him, the basic question was and still is: 'What is true for a solo mountain climber who tackles the world’s highest and steepest mountain faces without ropes, what helps him to survive - is that true for people in other situations of life as well?”
 
Thomas Bubendorfer is one of the world’s foremost solo climbers. There are only few men in the world who live up to this extreme challenge. Unlike conventional climbers, a free solo climber uses neither ropes nor any other protection. In overhanging rock and ice faces up to ten thousand feet high his life depends entirely on his dedication, focus, and his ability to think and make decisions under extreme pressure: the slightest mistake is lethal. Solo climbing is the ultimate adventure.
 
In 1983, at the age of 21, Thomas Bubendorfer joined this small circle of solo climbers by conquering the highest and hardest face in the Alps - the notorious Eiger North Face in Switzerland. His historic 4-hour and 50-minute record stands to this day. Since that day, Thomas has been one of the dominating personalities in this sport. His list of climbing achievements, dating back as far as 1978, is unparalleled.
 
By the time Thomas Bubendorfer was 21, he had set an unprecedented 30 first solo ascents (all of which are rated 'hard-severe”), speed solo climbing records and 'youth records” in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and on a 23,000-foot peak in the former Soviet Union (at age 18). These include the infamous 3,000-foot 'Philipp Dihedral” in the northwest face of Mount Civetta in the Italian Dolomites (also in 1980), where he beat the 7-hour record established by the famous Italian Reinhold Messner by three hours! and the biggest and most famous mixed (rock and ice) climbs in the Alps.
 
Thomas won international fame as the first and only climber to solo ascend without ropes and in record time the treacherous north faces of the 'Big Three”: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. His most famous climb was the epic and unchallenged 'free solo” (meaning no ropes) of the notorious Eiger in 4 hours 50 minutes. To put this into perspective: on the Eiger he passed two well-equipped English teams whom it took three days to reach the summit; on the north face of Matterhorn, Thomas passed a Japanese team whom it took five days to complete what he did in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1986 (10 copies available)
By: American Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # AAJ1986-3789
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FITZROY & CERRO TORRE TREKKING MOUNTAINEERING TOPO MAP. 1:50,000.
By: Aoneker
Price $27.95
- Item # MP168-375
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1966 (6 copies available)
By: American Alpine Club
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # AAJ1966-3786
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LA CONQUETE DU FITZ-ROY [THE CONQUEST OF FITZROY] M.A. Azema. 1954 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Azema, M.A.
Price $99.00
- Item # OP465B-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BERGE DER WELT 1952 [MOUNTAIN WORLD 1952]
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research.
Price $75.00
- Item # MW1952
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE
By: THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE Pat Ament
Price $3.00
- Item # JR156-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1974 ASCENT: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE 1974 [Not Signed]
By: Sierra Club. Roper, Steve and Allen Steck
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $10.01 (40%)
- Item # BK1312
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RETURN TO KASHGAR: CENTRAL ASIAN MEMOIRS IN THE PRESENT Gunnar Jarring 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Jarring, Gunnar
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $18.01 (90%)
- Item # OP7781-6122
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE TWO YEAR MOUNTAIN: A NEPAL JOURNEY Phil Deutschle 1986 1st ed Paperback As New 3 Copies Available
By: Deutschle, Phil
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $11.00 (74%)
- Item # BK370A-7653
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LEARNING TO FLY: AN UNCOMMON MEMOIR OF HUMAN FLIGHT, UNEXPECTED LOVE AND ONE AMAZING DOG Steph Davis 2013 New Hardcover DJ
By: Davis, Steph
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.99, You Save $15.00 (60%)
- Item # BK5007-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 1953 1st UK edition. DJ, Fine. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Alfred Gregory
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $100.00 (22%)
- Item # OP001D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLO NANGA PARBAT 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $74.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1040AB-3344
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EDWARD WHYMPER Frank Smythe 1940 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good-Near Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Smythe, Frank S.
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $120.01 (80%)
- Item # OP1119E-2413
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: MOUNTAIN OF MOUNTAINS 1981 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold and Alessandro Gogna
Price $149.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $50.01 (25%)
- Item # OP1031AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TWO GENERATIONS Edmund Hillary 1984 2nd UK imp Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Ed and Peter Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund and Peter
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $125.00 (62%)
- Item # OP140B-5262
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING BLIND Colette Richard 1967 1st USA ed Hardcover DJ/No DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Richard, Colette
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP621A-1143
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH HOPES Norman Croucher 1976 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Croucher, Norman
Price $2.99
- Item # OP2785-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CHALLENGE 1977 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $59.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $90.01 (60%)
- Item # BK194B-8514
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK AND ROSES: MOUNTAINEERING ESSAYS BY SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST CLIMBERS OF THE WORLD Mikel Vause 1990 1st ed Paperback Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Vause, Mikel (Editor)
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $6.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1606A-4924
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LIFE AND DEATH ON MOUNT EVEREST: SHERPAS AND HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING Sherry Ortner 1999 1st ed DJ
By: Ortner, Sherry.
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # BK1140
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart