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 #: BK3422-
PENGUINS ON EVEREST David Durkan 2016 3rd ed New Paperback
By Durkan, David
Price: $3.99

List Price: $20.00
You Save $16.01 (80%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Swami Kailash Publications, 3rd (revised and edited) edition. 200 pp, b/w photos. New Paperback.

Penguins on Everest offers a rare inside view of the Everest package holiday industry run by ignorance, arrogance, corruption, egos, greed and a disregard for human life. By the time of the second edition in 2014, 104 Nepalis had died on Everest: 17 that year alone, and 16 in one accident over 30 children lost their fathers that day. In 2015 a further 12 Nepalis died on Everest - bringing the total to 116. Hard-hitting and name-naming yes but concluding with a menu of possible changes for the industry.

In addition, this is the story of a rebel schoolboy, growing up in Wales and Ireland in the 1950s, with all the complexities that implies! His first climb, his first kiss, running away from home at 15, joining the R.A.F., a secret war in Oman, atom bombs over Norway, becoming a climbing guide and journeying the Silk Road to Nepal. After 40 visits to Nepal, he shares his experiences of the land and its people culture, history, trekking and climbing. An entertaining read, written to help raise funds for 'Mountain People' a charity started by David Durkan. In addition to entertain, the book aims to also educate and provoke, it succeeds in all three.

About the author: An ADHD child with a story to tell! Brought up in Wales and Ireland, David 'escaped' to the military as a 'boy soldier.' Having served in the Persian Gulf in a secret war, he became part of a NATO deterrent-programme to drop the Atom Bomb off the coast of Norway, and eventually settled there. Working eight months a year in the outdoor sports industry gave him four months free to travel... for 40 years. This he did, financing his travels as a tourist, trek and climbing guide. Today, at the age of 67, he considers two countries his home: Norway and Nepal. He has two grown-up children, one Princess granddaughter, and a Nepali wife with her two children - 'Life is complete.' Foreword by Doug Scott and a historical perspective by Chris Bonington.
Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MOON BY WHALE LIGHT: Diane Ackerman 1991 New Paperback
By: Ackerman, Diane.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $10.95, You Save $7.96 (73%)
- Item # BK7-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CRYSTAL DESERT: SUMMERS IN ANTARCTICA David Campbell 1992 1st ed Pbk
By: Campbell, David
Price $10.00
- Item # PL8969
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ARIZONA TRAILS: 100 HIKES IN CANYON AND SIERRA David Mazel 1989 3rd ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Mazel, David
Price $1.99
- Item # OPG5583-312
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GUNKS GUIDE Todd Swain 1995 3rd ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Swain, Todd
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $24.00, You Save $9.05 (38%)
- Item # GB824A-8673
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PRAIRIE WALLS: A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO MINNESOTA'S BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK Don Hynek and Eric Landmann 2004 3rd prtg New Paperback
By: Hynek, Don and Eric Landmann
Price $35.00
- Item # GB2278-867
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LANDER BOULDERING [WYOMING] Steve Bechtel 2005 3rd ed Paperback New 3 Copies Available
By: Bechtel, Steve
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # GB2864-9563
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SEA AND THE ICE: A NATURALIST IN ANTARCTICA Halle 1989 Paperback
By: Halle, Louis J.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $4.96 (50%)
- Item # PL93
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WAITING TO FLY: MY ESCAPADES WITH THE PENGUINS OF ANTARCTICA Naveen 1999 1st ed DJ
By: Naveen, Ron
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $16.01 (62%)
- Item # PL146
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER Pat Ament and Cleve McCarty 1976 3rd ed Paperback Very Good 2 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $9.99
- Item # BK1871H-7962
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HIKER'S GUIDE TO MONTANA Bill Schneider 1990 3rd ed Paperback Fine
By: Schneider, Bill
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $7.96 (80%)
- Item # OPG5594A-312
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE MOUNTAIN: MY TIME ON EVEREST Ed Viesturs and David Roberts 2013
By: Viesturs, Ed and David Roberts
Price $23.95 ~ Regular $27.00, You Save $3.05 (11%)
- Item # BK4733
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 2003 May EVEREST 50TH ANNIVERSARY 6 ARTICLES
By: Hillary, Edmund, National Geographic.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # NG0503-2
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPIC: SURVIVAL FROM THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAKS Willis, Clint 1997
By: Willis, Clint
Price $20.00
- Item # BK2064
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MURDER IN THE HIGH HIMALAYA: LOYALTY, TRAGEDY AND ESCAPE FROM TIBET Jonathan Green 2010 Hardcover DJ As New 2 Copies Available
By: Green, Jonathan
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $26.95, You Save $21.96 (81%)
- Item # BK2479-6352
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BOOK OF MODERN MOUNTAINEERING Malcolm Milne 1968 1st ed Very Good-Near Fine
By: Milne, Malcolm (Editor)
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $22.01 (88%)
- Item # OP1008-349
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE 1955 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $75.00 (30%)
- Item # OP138E-5267
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING. James Ramsey Ullman 1964 2nd ed Hardcover DJ VG-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $10.00
- Item # OP1660B-3932
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ABOMINABLE: A NOVEL OF MOUNT EVEREST Dan Simmons 2013 1st ed DJ
By: Simmons, Dan
Price $28.95
- Item # BK8837
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD 1954 DJ
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.00 (71%)
- Item # MW1954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD 1966/1967 DJ
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.00 (71%)
- Item # MW1966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart