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 #: BK2382-2962
MORNING LIGHT: TRIUMPH AT SEA AND TRAGEDY ON EVEREST Margaret Griffiths 2008 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By Griffiths, Margaret
Price: $9.99

List Price: $29.95
You Save $19.96 (67%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Canada, 2008, 1st edition. 288 pp, color photos. New hardcover with dust jacket.

In the spring of 1981, 67-year-old George Griffiths sailed solo from Britain to Barbados, where he was met by his two sons. The younger son, Mark, joined his father to sail home to Canada by way of the Panama Canal and up the Pacific coast. Mark's older brother, Blair, flew home to begin work as a CBC cameraman documenting the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Team, with its 26 climbers, 30 Sherpas and more than 200 porters.

Six months later, Blair Griffiths was dead, crushed by a six-story wall of Everest ice. Through heroic efforts the team finally managed to recover Blair's remains, and there followed a heartbreaking cremation on a pyre of rhododendron boughs. Eventually two of the team succeeded in summiting the mountain.

In 1985, at the age of 72, George Griffiths trekked with his grandson to Everest Base Camp, where Blair's ashes were laid, in order to say goodbye. In this place of awe and majesty among mountains and sky, father and adventurer found peace.

Written from taped accounts, diaries, letters and reports, Morning Light: Triumph at Sea & Tragedy on Everest is a poignant saga of adventure and high emotion that celebrates the human spirit and its need to explore. New hardcover with Dust Jacket.

Margaret Griffiths was married to George Griffiths and was the stepmother to Blair Griffiths. Margaret was born in England in 1920 and moved to Canada in 1953 after serving in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the Second World War. During the Battle of Britain, she worked on the first experimental radar. She currently lives on Galiano Island, British Columbia, where she is a respected community leader and devoted activist.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ALPINIST MAGAZINE ISSUE 25 Autumn 2008 2 copies available
By: ALPINIST MAGAZINE Issue 25
Price $25.00
- Item # JR203-246-25-2
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DOWNWARD BOUND: A MAD! GUIDE TO ROCK CLIMBING Warren Harding 1990 Paperback Fine Multiple copies available
By: Harding, Warren 'Batso'
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK587B-2965
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ABOVE ALL: MOUNT WHITNEY AND CALIFORNIA'S HIGHEST PEAKS By David Stark Wilson Steve Roper 2008
By: Roper, Steve, David Stark Wilson
Price $25.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE: A NOVEL OF CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA Anita Shreve 2009 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Shreve, Anita
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $21.01 (81%)
- Item # BK2454-2823
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOLDEST DREAM: THE STORY OF TWELVE WHO CLIMBED MOUNT EVEREST Rick Ridgeway 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Ridgeway, Rick
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $30.01 (67%)
- Item # OP359A-1796
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LADAKH-ZANSKAR NORTH TREKKING MAP 1:150,000 Updated 2008 5 copies available
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # MP26-7035
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY Margaret Lamb 1965 1st ed Paperback Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Lamb, Margaret
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.01 (50%)
- Item # OP5349-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAD BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY Ranulph Fiennes 2008 Paperback Near Fine
By: Fiennes, Ranulph
Price $4.99
- Item # PL4292-338
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO BRITISH ROCK CLIMBING Gill Fawcett 1988 Very Good
By: Fawcett, Gill
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # GB5778-354
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST LEGENDARY VICTORS AND VANQUISHED Peter Sherwood 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Sherwood, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK2486-6142
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO SABINO CANYON AND MOUNT LEMMON HIGHWAY TUCSON ARIZONA John Steiger 1985 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Steiger, John
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # GB133-376
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LES CONQUETES DE MA JEUNESSE [CLIMBS OF MY YOUTH] Andre Roch 1942 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Roch, Andrι
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $35.01 (88%)
- Item # OP1379A-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NO TIGERS IN THE HINDU KUSH Philip Tranter 1968 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Tranter, Philip
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $15.00 (38%)
- Item # OP1071B-238
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EAST BAY OUT: A PERSONAL GUIDE TO THE EAST BAY REGIONAL PARKS (California) Malcolm Margolin 1988 Softcover Near Fine
By: Margolin, Malcolm
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.01 (20%)
- Item # GB7543-269
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A LIFE ON THE EDGE: MEMOIRS OF EVEREST AND BEYOND New Hardcover DJ INSCRIBED by Jim Whittaker
By: Whittaker, Jim
Price $50.00
- Item # BK1680B-197
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAKING CAMP: A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR HIKERS, MOUNTAIN BIKERS, PADDLERS AND SKIERS Steve Howe 1999 New Paperback
By: Howe, Steve, Alan Kesselheim, Dennis Coello and John Harlin
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $13.00 (77%)
- Item # BK695-172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE CLIMBING: TECHNIQUES TO TAKE YOU HIGHER Mark Houston, Kathy Cosley 2005 2nd or 2011 6th prtg Softcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Houston, Mark, Kathy Cosley
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $7.00 (32%)
- Item # BK1992-1972
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GAMES CLIMBERS PLAY Ken Wilson 1978 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Wilson, Ken with Cartoons by Sheridan Anderson
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $4.95 (17%)
- Item # OP7725B-1973
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAINEERING George Smith 1967 Revised US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Smith, George Alan
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $12.01 (60%)
- Item # OP6437D-385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN Ralph Barker 1959 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Barker, Ralph
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $65.05 (68%)
- Item # OP1763A-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド γƒ–γƒ©γƒ³γƒ‰γƒ«γ‚€γƒ΄γ‚£γƒˆγƒ³γ‚³γƒ”γƒΌ