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 #: OP7337B-209
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran. 1987 1st UK ed DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington.
By Curran, Jim
Price: $19.99

List Price: $45.00
You Save $25.01 (56%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
SIGNED by Chris Bonington.

London, 1st UK edition. 219 pp, color photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, index. The story of the expeditions and tragedies on K2 in 1986, when Rouse, Tullis and many others died. Original blue cloth hardcover, DJ, Fine. 

It is summer...1986. Twenty-seven climbers triumph at the K2 summit. Thirteen climbers die in their quest to conquer K2. Therein lies the tale.

The author, a photographer who calls himself a climber, though that is debatable, attempts to make sense of the events which unfolded on the mountain that summer. Relying upon the anecdotes and narratives of others, as well as his own personal observations, he tries to put the events into perspective, even though he has no firsthand knowledge of what transpired up on the mountain, for the most part. Although he was there, he rarely ventured past base camp.

The book does make for an interesting read, as we look at events as they unfold before the author. It is amazing that with all the tragedies which seemed to occur at almost every turn, the climbers still kept climbing, never losing sight of their quest. At times this singlemindedness on the part of the climbers comes across as somewhat megalomaniacal.

The author is very candid in his commentary throughout the book and, surprisingly, he does not hesitate to speak ill of the dead. His candor, while somewhat disturbing, is refreshing, and it is interesting to discover that the gods do, indeed, have clay feet.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1987 1st USA or UK ed DJ Near Fine 2 copies available.
By: Curran, Jim
Price $5.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $16.96 (74%)
- Item # OP7337D-2572
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTHERN ROCK A CLIMBER'S GUIDE 1987 3rd edition SIGNED by Chris Hall
By: Hall, Chris
Price $40.00
- Item # OPG157C-409
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1989 Pbk Fine
By: Curran, Jim
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $13.95, You Save $12.96 (93%)
- Item # OP7337C-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST YEARS: A CLIMBER'S LIFE. 1987 1st Am edition DJ 5 copies available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # OP286B-7895
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLD CLIMBS: THE GREAT SNOW AND ICE CLIMBS OF THE BRITISH ISLES. 1983 1st edition SIGNED by Chris Bonington.
By: Wilson, Ken, Dave Alcock, John Barry
Price $125.00
- Item # OP1724A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS: ARTICLES FROM THE LONDON GUARDIAN Nelsson 2007 SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Nelsson, Richard
Price $34.95
- Item # BK2252
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II. UK 1976 2nd printing DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $75.00 (75%)
- Item # OP283A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE HARD WAY: THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE SOUTH WEST FACE. 1976, 1st UK edition DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris.
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $20.00 (31%)
- Item # OP216
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Chris Bonington
By: Hunt, John
Price $300.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $150.00 (33%)
- Item # OP001D-285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st ed New SIGNED by Chris Bonington 4 copies available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.01 (67%)
- Item # OP173-3244
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1987 1st USA or UK ed DJ Near Fine 2 copies available.
By: Curran, Jim
Price $5.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $16.96 (74%)
- Item # OP7337D-2572
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1989 Pbk Fine
By: Curran, Jim
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $13.95, You Save $12.96 (93%)
- Item # OP7337C-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EAST OF EVEREST Bob Langley 1987 1st edition Hardcover DJ Fine 2 copies available
By: Langley, Bob
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $13.96 (82%)
- Item # OP339-7332
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING IT ALONE George Willig 1979 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Willig, George
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.01 (50%)
- Item # OP1629A-295
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILD ICE: ANTARCTIC JOURNEYS Ron Naveen 1990 1st edition Large hardcover, DJ Fine
By: Naveen, Ron, Colin Monteath, Tui de Roy, Mark Jones
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # PL147
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA. Lionel Terray 1st UK edition Chipped DJ
By: Terray, Lionel.
Price $85.00
- Item # OP893G-217
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEVA A NOVEL Tobias 1982 1st edition
By: Tobias, Michael
Price $25.00
- Item # OP2008
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PREMIER DE CORDEE [FIRST ON THE ROPE] Roger Frison-Roche 1958 French ed Wrappers Near Fine
By: Frison-Roche, Roger
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # OP867-156
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST DAYS 1992 John Roskelley 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine [not signed] 3 Copies Available
By: Roskelley, John
Price $9.95
- Item # BK1317A-3933
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOCHTOUREN IN DEN ALPEN, SPANIEN, NORDAFRIKA, KALIFORNIEN UND MEXIKO [HIGH-TOURS IN THE ALPS, SPAIN, NORTH AFRICA, CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO] Raimond Schafer 1903 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Schafer, Raimond
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP3782-629
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHAMONIX ET LE MONT BLANC [CHAMONIX AND MONT BLANC] Paul Payot 1949 1st edition Paperback No DJ VG
By: Payot, Paul
Price $4.99
- Item # OP3835-689
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPORT AND TRAVEL IN THE HIGHLANDS OF TIBET Sir Henry Hayden and Cesar Cosson 1927 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hayden, Sir Henry and Cesar Cosson with Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband
Price $600.00
- Item # OP1561-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart