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 #: BK1842-789
DESIRE AND ICE: SEARCHING FOR PERSPECTIVE ATOP DENALI David Brill New Paperback 11 copies available
By Brill, David.
Price: $1.99

List Price: $16.00
You Save $14.01 (88%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

2002, 1st ed. 258 pp, color photos. Brill trained properly for Mount McKinley, the highest North American peak, and made the ascent safely. He recounts his ascent, and Denali's notorious history of 100 deaths, and 100 MPH winds.New paperback.

Denali (Mt. McKinley) is accessible to climbers with limited alpine experience — provided they are in top condition and able to contend with the worst weather on Earth.

In Desire & Ice, novice climber David Brill tells how he rose to a challenge that subjected him to physical and psychological extremes. Brill was way out of his comfort zone on Denali, and in this lighthearted take on his achievement, he tells us all about it.

Denali presents the greatest vertical gain—from just above sea level to 20,320 feet—of any mountain on the planet. Sited 2,400 miles north of Everest, it is notorious for 100-mile-per-hour winds and temperatures of 60 to 100 degrees below zero. Denali’s thin air and 21 hours of sun per summer day create a near-Himalayan climbing environment.

Then there’s the specter of death on the mountain. Since a group of miners (the Sourdough Expedition) defied all odds and reach the North Peak in 1910, Denali has claimed the lives of nearly 100 climbers.

These extreme conditions and storied history are woven throughout Brill’s account of his own attempt to scale Denali. Trained by expert guides, the 45-year-old fledgling mountaineer mastered the skills to propel him from sofa to summit. His account overflows with vivid personalities and events: As Brill and his rope-mates cross glaciers and crevasses, claw their way up walls of ice, and wait out a killer storm, the author probes the motivation of his guides and fellow climbers—including two women whose quest for the summit ends in a flesh-freezing bathroom break.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOMENTS OF DOUBT AND OTHER MOUNTAINEERING WRITINGS David Roberts 1986 Paperback New 4 copies available
By: Roberts, David. Foreword by Royal Robbins
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $16.96 (85%)
- Item # BK1276-1144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TO THE TOP OF DENALI Bill Sherwonit NEW PAPERBACK MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Sherwonit, Bill.
Price $6.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $8.05 (54%)
- Item # BK1421-1210
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SURVIVING DENALI: A STUDY OF ACCIDENTS ON MOUNT MCKINLEY 1910 - 1982 Waterman 1983 1st ed or 1989 reprint Paperback Very Good-Near Fine 4 Copies Available
By: Waterman, Jonathan
Price $2.95 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $17.00 (85%)
- Item # GB1654B-1354
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DENALI DIARY: LETTERS FROM MOUNT McKINLEY Frances Randall 1987 New Paperback
By: Randall, Frances
Price $0.99
- Item # BK7734
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
ESCAPE ROUTES: FURTHER ADVENTURE WRITINGS 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 3 Copies Available SIGNED by David Roberts
By: Roberts, David, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # BK1273B-3473
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIVE STONES: A BOOK ABOUT CLIMBING David Craig 1996 1st ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Craig, David
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # BK315-7653
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBERS: SCALING THE HEIGHTS WITH THE SPORT'S ELITE Steve Boga 1994 Paperback 7 copies available
By: Boga, Steve
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK156-7897
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF DENALI Hudson Stuck 1989 Paperback Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Stuck, Hudson
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $13.01 (87%)
- Item # OP1503G-2122
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MURDER ON EVEREST Charles Irion and Ronald Watkins 2010 1st ed New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Irion Charles and Ronald Watkins
Price $2.95 ~ Regular $25.95, You Save $23.00 (89%)
- Item # BK61805-2742
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


EVEREST: A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY Walt Unsworth 2000 3rd ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available (Not Signed)
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $42.01 (93%)
- Item # BK1595-4929
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S PLAYGROUND: A GUIDE TO THE BOULDERS OF FLAGSTAFF MOUNTAIN [Colorado] Pat Ament 1980 1st ed Paperback Fine [Not Signed]
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OPG192A-796
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIE ALPEN UND IHRE MALER [THE ALPS AND THEIR PAINTERS] E. W. Bredt 1910 Hardcover Fine
By: Bredt, E. W.
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5282-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BIG OAK FLAT ROAD: AN ACCOUNT OF FREIGHTING FROM STOCKTON TO YOSEMITE VALLEY Irene Paden and Margaret Schlichtmann 1975 reprint Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Paden, Irene D. and Margaret E. Schlichtmann
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # OP5560-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLASSIC ROCK CLIMBS: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CALIFORNIA Randy Vogel 1997 1st ed Paperback Fine
By: Vogel, Randy
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $9.96 (77%)
- Item # GB533-497
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEST EASY DAY HIKES SHENANDOAH Bert and Jane Gildart 1998 Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Gildart, Bert and Jane
Price $0.95 ~ Regular $6.95, You Save $6.00 (86%)
- Item # GB878-9562
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TO THE TOP OF DENALI Bill Sherwonit NEW PAPERBACK MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Sherwonit, Bill.
Price $6.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $8.05 (54%)
- Item # BK1421-1210
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER Anderl Heckmair 1978 2nd ptg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Heckmair, Anderl
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $35.05 (58%)
- Item # OP1776A-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIGER DREAMS: VENTURES AMONG MEN AND MOUNTAINS Jon Krakauer 1990 4th ptg Hardcover No DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.05 (80%)
- Item # BK807C-526
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOVING MOUNTAINS: LESSONS ON LIFE AND LEADERSHIP Reinhold Messner 2001 1st ed Hardcover New DJ Multiple Copies Available
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $20.96 (84%)
- Item # BK1033-8519
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart