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 USPS.   Your Order Will Ship Within 2 Business Days!  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 #: BK2294A
VERTICAL ETHIOPIA: CLIMBING TOWARDS POSSIBILITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA Majka Burhardt 2008 1st edition New hardcover MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By Burhardt, Majka, Photography by Gabe Rogel
Price: $4.95

List Price: $37.95
You Save $33.00 (87%)


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE

2008, 1st edition. In March of 2007, four women traveled to northern Ethiopia to climb virgin sandstone towers in the Horn of Africa. They explored rock monoliths in a region that is best known for the drought and famine of the 1980’s and was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres of the Derg.  Vertical Ethiopia is the narrative of their journey. Told through a series of vignettes that reveal what it means to climb, to travel, and to explore, Vertical Ethiopia looks closely at the intersections between adventure and culture, history and opportunity, and sky and sandstone. Large format hardcover, DJ, almost New.
 
Extra postage required for Priority or International Mail.

Vertical Ethiopia is not your typical Africa story—it is about an all-female team coming to know another country via climbing cracks that fade into red and orange summit blocks of solidified sand.  Add to this the allure of Ethiopia itself, one of the oldest Christian nations at the brink of becoming either the new adventure playground or yet another country eclipsed by Muslim/Christian tension.

Listed by Frommers as one of the “Top 12 Travel Destinations for 2007,” Ethiopia is trying to excavate itself from a legacy of famine, drought, and communism. Vertical Ethiopia reveals the country at a turning point in its embrace of its natural heritage. Using climbing as a magnifying glass, Majka Burhardt comes to understand a land brimming with striking geological and cultural beauty. Gabe Rogel captures this process, and contextualizes it, through his photographs. Burhardt’s narrative reveals the challenges of climbing and of Ethiopia, and her and her team’s exploration become your own, as the red sandstone opens onto the endless African horizon.

Majka Burhardt is a writer, climber, and guide living in Boulder, Colorado. Her non-fiction work has appeared in various magazines, including Men’s Health, Climbing, Women’s Adventure, and Patagonia. She has an BA in anthropology from Princeton University and a MFA in creative writing from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, and is currently completing her first novel. 

Gabe Rogel is a professional photographer living in Driggs, Idaho. His work has appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Skiing, and Climbing. He often shoots for Marmot Mountain Ltd. and Patagonia Inc.
 
 “Majka Burhardt and Gabe Rogel know adventure, and through my years working with them at Climbing Magazine I’ve come to relish their eyes for story and for exploration. Vertical Ethiopia harnesses those talents in the rarest way, marrying the stark beauty of northern Ethiopia’s spires and extraordinary people with the pair’s vast, empathetic vision.”
               -- Matt Samet, Editor, Climbing Magazine
 
“In her new book, writer, climber, guide and nouveau renaissance woman Majka Burhardt offers a fresh take on a timeless land. The Horn of Africa has never looked so good.”

                -- Pete Takeda, author of Eye at the Top of the World.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
VERTICAL ETHIOPIA: CLIMBING TOWARDS POSSIBILITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA SIGNED by Majka Burhardt 2008 1st edition Multipe copies available
By: Burhardt, Majka, Photography by Gabe Rogel
Price $17.95 ~ Regular $38.00, You Save $20.05 (53%)
- Item # BK2294-489
View Details
Add To Cart
SHOOTING THE MOON V.M. Jones 2008 1st ed Paperback as New
By: Jones, V.M.
Price $2.99
- Item # OP7192-156
View Details
Add To Cart
THE CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE SHAWANGUNKS: THE NEAR TRAPPS AND MILLBROOK Williams 2008 Latest edition
By: Williams, Richard
Price $31.95
- Item # GB2423
View Details
Add To Cart
SALE: THREE US ARMY VERTICAL ROCK PITONS $4.95 for 3, WAS $8.95 EACH
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $27.00, You Save $22.05 (82%)
- Item # H8C
View Details
Add To Cart
LADAKH-ZANSKAR SOUTH TREKKING MAP. 1:150,000. Updated 2008
Price $29.95
- Item # MP216
View Details
Add To Cart
LADAKH-ZANSKAR CENTER TREKKING MAP. 1:150,000. Updated 2008
Price $29.95
- Item # MP215
View Details
Add To Cart
MALLORCA SPORT CLIMBING Miguel Riera 2008
By: Riera, Miguel
Price $44.95
- Item # GB2468
View Details
Add To Cart
PSYCHOVERTICAL Andy Kirkpatrick 2008 1st UK ed DJ Winner of the 2008 Boardman Tasker Prize.
By: Kirkpatrick, Andy
Price $150.00
- Item # BK2332
View Details
Add To Cart
LADAKH-ZANSKAR NORTH TREKKING MAP. 1:150,000. Updated 2008.
Price $29.95
- Item # MP26
View Details
Add To Cart
VEGAS BOULDERING Seth Robinson 2008
By: Seth Robinson
Price $22.00
- Item # GB2422
View Details
Add To Cart
VERTICAL ETHIOPIA: CLIMBING TOWARDS POSSIBILITY IN THE HORN OF AFRICA SIGNED by Majka Burhardt 2008 1st edition Multipe copies available
By: Burhardt, Majka, Photography by Gabe Rogel
Price $17.95 ~ Regular $38.00, You Save $20.05 (53%)
- Item # BK2294-489
View Details
Add To Cart
HANDS OF A CLIMBER: A LIFE OF COLIN KIRKUS. SIGNED by Steve Dean 1993 1st UK ed DJ As New
By: Dean, Steve
Price $19.99
- Item # OP7365A-679
View Details
Add To Cart
MY ALPINE JUBILEE 1851-1907 Frederic Harrison 1908 1st ed Very Good
By: Harrison, Frederic
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.00 (56%)
- Item # OP2864-1024
View Details
Add To Cart
EVEREST: THE HISTORY OF THE HIMALAYAN GIANT 1997 1st ed DJ As New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Mantovani, Roberto. SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger.
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $75.00 (75%)
- Item # BK939-3442
View Details
Add To Cart
AT HOME IN THE HIMALAYAS Noble 1991 Paperback
By: Noble, Christina
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $4.96 (33%)
- Item # BK1112
View Details
Add To Cart
ANNAPURNA FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK [26,493 feet] 1953 Hardcover DJ 2-5th printing. SIGNED BY MAURICE HERZOG MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Herzog, Maurice SIGNED
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $75.01 (60%)
- Item # OP108-377
View Details
Add To Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1979 May AMERICANS CLIMB K2 Jim Whittaker and Jim Wickwire
By: National Geographic Magazine. Roskelley, Reichardt, Wickwire and Ridgeway
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # NG0579
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK POSTER
Price $6.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $8.00 (54%)
- Item # PS51
View Details
Add To Cart
THE MOUNTAINS OF AMERICA: FROM ALASKA TO THE GREAT SMOKIES. Franklin Russell 1975 1st edition
By: Russell, Franklin.
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # OP12
View Details
Add To Cart
THE STEEPEST MOUNTAIN: N.Z. ANDES EXPEDITION, 1960 Lloyd E. Warburton 1964, 1st NZ ed DJ Fine
By: Warburton, Lloyd E.
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $100.00 (40%)
- Item # OP1121-729
View Details
Add To Cart
GLACIERS OF THE AMERICAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS James L. Dyson 1952 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Dyson, James L.
Price $49.95
- Item # OP3627-479
View Details
Add To Cart