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 #: OP592-473
THIN AIR: ENCOUNTERS IN THE HIMALAYA 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Greg Child
By Child, Greg
Price: $99.00

List Price: $300.00
You Save $201.00 (67%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Utah, Peregrine, 1990, 1st US edition. 192 pp, color illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.  

SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Greg Child: "To Dan from Greg Child"

Recounts expeditions to Shivling in the Garwhal, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum IV. One of the best Himalayan books. 

Now known as one of the great Himalayan mountaineers, Greg Child started out as purely a big-wall climber, famous for his ascents in the Yosemite Valley. His reputation in the valley earned him his first invitation to the Himalayas to climb with an elite class of mountaineers. With eloquent prose, Child describes his first three Himalayan climbs and his transformation into the climber he is today. Recipient of the 1987 American Alpine Club's Literary Award for excellence, Child chronicles three rigorous climbs he undertook on the Indian subcontinent in 1977, 1983, and 1986. In addition to a gripping personal narrative of one climber's physical, mental, and emotional triumphs and defeats, Child provides some political history and generally nonjudgmental observations on cultural, economic, and environmental conditions, as well as East-West differences.

* This classic established Child as one of the great mountaineering writers of our time * Describes Child's apprenticeship to such climbing legends as Doug Scott, Don Whillans, and Alan Rouse * Written with a keen eye for detail, a firm sense of drama and, of course, wit.

Climbing a Himalayan peak was the stuff of Greg Child's wildest dreams. Then in the late 1970s came a surprise berth on an expedition that was to define his career as a high-altitude mountaineer and transform him personally. A chronicle of his apprenticeship, Thin Air established Child as one of the great mountaineering writers of our time.

Thin Air is about the intensity of climbing on the edge day after day. It is about friendships and tragedies and the memories that linger for decades. Filled with humor, irony, and pathos, Thin Air touches us with the beauty of the Baltoro Glacier's landscape and encounters with the local people. It also paints portraits of legendary mountaineers Doug Scott, Don Whillans, Alan Rouse, and others.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
MIXED EMOTIONS 1993 Paperback Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Greg Child
By: Child, Greg
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # BK252-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE May 1997 HAUNTED BY EVEREST: FOLLOW-UP TO ARTICLE THAT BECAME INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer
By: Outside Magazine, Krakauer, Jon
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # JR260C-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE EDGE: The True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia Greg Child 2003 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Child, Greg
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $11.96 (71%)
- Item # BK2374-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED or INSCRIBED by David Breashears 3 copies available
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # BK634D-8663
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ADRENALINE 2001: THE YEAR'S BEST STROIES OF ADVENTURE AND SURVIVAL Clint Willis 2001 New Paperback
By: Willis, Clint
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $17.95, You Save $13.00 (72%)
- Item # BK1706-917
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL THAT GLITTERS: A CLIMBER'S JOURNEY THROUGH ADDICITON AND DEPRESSION Margo Talbot 2011 1st ed Paperback Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Margot Talbot
By: Talbot, Margo
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.05 (75%)
- Item # BK2573A-5832
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SANDSTONE SPINE: SEEKING THE ANASAZI ON THE FIRST TRAVERSE OF THE COMB RIDGE 2006 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by David Roberts
By: Roberts, David, Photographs by Greg Child
Price $79.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $20.95 (21%)
- Item # BK2118-523
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STICKS AND STONES THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HAWKRIDGE 1987 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY John Hawkridge
By: Hawkridge, John
Price $40.00
- Item # OP4698A-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
L'AUTRE ANNAPURNA [THE OTHER ANNAPURNA] 1998 1st ed Softcover Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Maurice Herzog
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $110.01 (73%)
- Item # OP903A-78
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BERGE IM SCHNEE: DAS WINTERBUCH [ MOUNTAINS IN THE SNOW: THE WINTER BOOK] 1932 Hardcover No DJ SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Luis Trenker
By: Trenker, Luis
Price $29.99
- Item # OP5667-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MIXED EMOTIONS 1993 Paperback Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Greg Child
By: Child, Greg
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # BK252-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE EDGE: The True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia Greg Child 2003 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Child, Greg
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $11.96 (71%)
- Item # BK2374-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1997 August Greg Child, Kitty Calhoun, Jay Smith Climbing Thalay Sagar Indian Himalaya (Multiple copies available)
By: National Geographic Magazine Child, Greg, Kitty Calhoun, Jay Smith
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.01 (67%)
- Item # NG9608-6
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A DREAM OF WHITE HORSES: RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE ON THE ROCKS Edwin Drummond 1987 1st UK ed DJ As New
By: Drummond, Edwin, Foreword by Allen Steck.
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP7400A-288
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYA SCHWEIZERISCH EXPEDITION 1947 LOHNER-SUTTER [HIMALAYA SWISS EXPEDITION 1947 LOHNER-SUTTER] 1947 Hardcover Fine
By: Lohner, Annelies and Alfred Sutter
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $69.96 (70%)
- Item # OP6557-374
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JACKSON'S WAY [A Novel] Gerard Herzog 1978 1st US edition Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Maurice Herzog
By: Herzog, Gerard
Price $35.00
- Item # OP7162-1132
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ONCE UPON AN ALP: FURTHER TALES OF LIFE IN SWITZERLAND Eugene V. Epstein 1978 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Epstein, Eugene V.
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $21.01 (84%)
- Item # OP1974B-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MONT BLANC THE EARLY YEARS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED BOOKS FROM 1744 TO 1860 Eugene Meckly 1995 1st ed New Hardcover Multiple Copies Available
By: Meckly, Eugene
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $59.95, You Save $39.96 (67%)
- Item # BK1003-8517
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOSTLY MISCHIEF: VOYAGES TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC H.W. Tilman 1966 1st ed DJ Fine
By: Tilman, H. W.
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $105.00 (52%)
- Item # OP636-597
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS Samuel Turner 1922 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine 3 copies available
By: Turner, Samuel
Price $34.95 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $215.05 (86%)
- Item # OP2424A-5973
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF GODS, GODDESSES AND RITUAL OBJECTS OF BUDDHISM AND HINDUISM IN NEPAL Jnan Bahadur Sakya 189 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Sakya, Jnan Bahadur
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # GB6123-480
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DERNIERS REFUGES: ATLAS DES RESERVES NATURELLES DANS LE MONDE [ LAST REFUGES: ATLAS OF THE RESERVES IN THE WORLD] Roger Heim 1956
By: Heim, Roger (Preface by)
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5399-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TAIRRAZ LES ALPES DE PERE EN FILS [TAIRRAZ THE ALPS OF FATHER AND SON] Georges Tairraz 2011 Hardcover DJ New
By: Tairraz, Joseph, Georges I, Georges II and Pierre
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $5.00 (5%)
- Item # BK2490
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart