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 #: OP001B-576
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine with postcard SIGNED by John Hunt
By Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price: $150.00

List Price: $350.00
You Save $200.00 (57%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description


Postcard (tipped in to book front end paper) signed by John Hunt and

written to climber and author Geoff Milburn.

London, 1953, 1st UK edition. 300 pp, 48 plates. The official account of the first ascent of Mount Everest; this is the first book written about the climb. Chapter 16 on the on final assault was written by Edmund Hillary. Original blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine; nice dust jacket with only minor edge wear; book is Fine.

On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first human beings to conquer Mount Everest -- Chomolungma, to its people -- at 29,028 ft. the highest place on earth. By conquering Everest, the beekeeper and the Sherpa affirmed the power of humble determination -- and won one for underdogs everywhere.

By any rational standards, this was no big deal. Aircraft had long before flown over the summit, and within a few decades literally hundreds of other people from many nations would climb Everest too. And what is particularly remarkable, anyway, about getting to the top of a mountain? Geography was not furthered by the achievement, scientific progress was scarcely hastened, and nothing new was discovered. Yet the names of Hillary and Tenzing went instantly into all languages as the names of heroes, partly because they really were men of heroic mold but chiefly because they represented so compellingly the spirit of their time.

The world of the early 1950s was still a little punch-drunk from World War II, which had ended less than a decade before. Everything was changing. Great old powers were falling, virile new ones were rising, and the huge, poor mass of Asia and Africa was stirring into self-awareness. Hillary and Tenzing went to the Himalayas under the auspices of the British Empire, then recognizably in terminal decline.

The expedition was the British Everest Expedition, 1953, and it was led by Colonel John Hunt, the truest of true English gentlemen. It was proper to the historical moment that one of the two climbers immortalized by the event came from a remote former colony of the Crown and the other from a nation that had long served as a buffer state of the imperial Raj.

ABOUT JOHN HUNT:

John Hunt was born in India, and educated at Marlborough College and at Sandhurst. After a distinguished military career in India and Europe, he led the first successful expedition to climb Mount Everest and was knighted. He also led the British party in the British-Soviet Caucasian mountaineering expedition (1958), and was involved in mountaineering expeditions in western Europe, the Middle East, Himalayas, Greenland, Russia, Greece and Poland. From its inception in 1956, he was director of the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme and was created a life peer for services to youth on his retirement in 1966. He then became chairman of the Parole Board of England and Wales (1967-1974) and the National Association of Probation Officers (1974-1980) and championed penal reform. He became a Knight of the Garter in 1979. His publications include The Ascent of Everest (1953), Red Snows, Our Everest Adventure, In Search of Adventure, and his autobiography, Life is Meeting.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
A HAESTA TINDI JARDAR [ON THE HIGHEST PEAK ON EARTH, The Ascent of Everest] John Hunt 1954 Hardcover Near Fine. In Icelandic
By: Hunt, John
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $74.95 (75%)
- Item # OP6962-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1993 Paperback Fine [Not Signed] 2 Copies Available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $8.95 (47%)
- Item # BK708-2852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 2nd, 3rd, or 4th UK ed No DJ Very Good [Not signed] Multiple copies available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $9.99
- Item # OP001L-5763
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LIFE IS MEETING John Hunt 1978 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Hunt, John
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP331A-7183
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LIFE IS MEETING John Hunt 1978 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hunt, John
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP331-718
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OUR EVEREST ADVENTURE: THE PICTORIAL HISTORY FROM KATHMANDU TO THE SUMMIT John Hunt 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Hunt, John
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $19.96 (40%)
- Item # OP251-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE RED SNOWS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH CAUCASUS EXPEDITION 1958 John Hunt and Christopher Brasher 1960 TBC 2nd imp Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Hunt, John and Christopher Brasher
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # OP546D-718
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST John Hunt 1954 1st US edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ed Hillary, George Band and Reinhold Messner
By: Hunt, John with Edmund Hillary
Price $350.00
- Item # OP333CAB-385
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY FAVOURITE MOUNTAINEERING STORIES John Hunt 1978 1st edition DJ.
By: Hunt, John
Price $20.00
- Item # OP1844
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PICTURE OF EVEREST Alfred Gregory 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Gregory, Alfred
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $10.00 (29%)
- Item # OP312A-9073
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary 3 copies available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $229.00
- Item # OP001A-2865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 1st UK edition. DJ, Very Good. SIGNED by Ed Hillary Multiple copies available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $100.01 (67%)
- Item # OP001E-2895
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1993 Paperback Fine [Not Signed] 2 Copies Available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $8.95 (47%)
- Item # BK708-2852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 3rd UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Michael Ward
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $150.00 (50%)
- Item # OP001F-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 2nd, 3rd, or 4th UK ed No DJ Very Good [Not signed] Multiple copies available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $9.99
- Item # OP001L-5763
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt LIMITED EDITION 1993 40th anniversary ed. SIGNED by Ten Members of the Everest First Ascent Team Slipcase New
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $1495.00
- Item # OP001S-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AN ASCENT OF HALF DOME IN 1884 Alexander Phimister Proctor 1979 2nd ed Paperbound Fine
By: Proctor, Alexander Phimister
Price $45.00
- Item # OP2061B-877
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EDELRID CLIMBING EQUIPMENT CATALOG 1979/80
By: Edelrid
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP4353-518
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT CATALOG 1993
By: Black Diamond Equipment. Chouinard Equipment
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # OP2198H-518
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LIFE MAGAZINE September 20, 1963 FIRST AMERICAN ASCENT OF EVEREST James R Ullman
By: Life Magazine, James Ramsey Ullman
Price $50.00
- Item # JR131C-3852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAN AGAINST MOUNT EVEREST MOVIE [Swiss Everest 1952] 1954 Castle 8 mm Film 2 copies available, MAN AGAINST MOUNT EVEREST MOVIE [Swiss Everest 1952] 1954 Castle 8 mm Film
By: Everest Swiss Castle Film, Everest Swiss Castle Film
Price $19.99
- Item # V4122AB-6772, V4
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD EQUIPMENT CATALOG 1972 Yvon Chouinard Fine
By: Chouinard, Yvon, Tom Frost, Doug Robinson
Price $465.00
- Item # OP405A-311
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TWO NEW ZEALAND $5 BILLS SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY. SET OF 2 CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED! New & Unissued Condition First Issue 1992
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $895.00
- Item # HW1A-425
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EARLY WINTERS CATALOG 1980
By: Early Winters
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP4345A-518
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHELF-CATALOGUE OF THE LLOYD COLLECTION OF ALPINE BOOKS National Library of Scotland Edinburgh 1964
By: National Library of Scotland Edinburgh
Price $100.00
- Item # OP4388
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $79.99
- Item # OP1817B-7533
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