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 #: BK2280A-765
K2 TRAUM UND SCHICKSAL [K2: MOUNTAIN OF DREAMS AND DESTINY] 1989 Hardcover 1st ed DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By Diemberger, Kurt
Price: $15.00

List Price: $75.00
You Save $60.00 (80%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Germany, 1989, 1st edition. 336 pp, b/w and color photos. In German. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, Near Fine.

Focusing primarily on the 1986 expedition when his partner Julie Tullis died on K2, Kurt tells the entire history of K2 with all the drama and tragedies, successes and failures. Kurt climbed K2 twice, but is drawn back to the mountain year after year. 

SIGNED on the title page by Kurt Diemberger.
 
Kurt Diemberger (born 1932 in Austria), is the only remaining person alive that has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres. In 1957, he made the first ascent of Broad Peak and in 1960, the first ascent of Dhaulagiri. Diemberger was also the last person to see Hermann Buhl alive before he fell through a cornice on Chogolisa. Diemberger was one of only two survivors in the 1986 K2 Disaster. On August 4, 1986, Diemberger and Julie Tullis reached the summit of K2 very late in the day.
 
Shortly after starting their descent, Julie fell, dragging Diemberger with her. Fortunately, they somehow stopped from going over the edge and spent the night above 8,000 metres. They managed to reach Camp IV the next day, where they were forced to share a tent with six other climbers after their tent had collapsed from hurricane force winds. Unfortunately, Julie died later that night, possibly from HACE, and only one other of climbers survived the descent with Diemberger. Diemberger is still active in the mountaineering world and works on film projects with his daughter.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
LICHT UND SCHATTEN AM K2 [LIGHT AND SHADOW ON K2] Gertrude Reinisch & Willi Bauer 1988 1st edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Reinisch, Gertrude and Willi Bauer
Price $124.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $75.01 (38%)
- Item # OP2443AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GASHERBRUM 2 POSTER SIGNED BY KURT DIEMBERGER
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $45.00
- Item # PS103
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE KURT DIEMBERGER OMNIBUS Kurt Diemberger 1999 1st ed New Hardcover DJ
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $38.00, You Save $33.01 (87%)
- Item # BK386-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # BK387-7652
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIGER DREAMS: VENTURES AMONG MOUNTAINS AND MEN. 1990 1st edition DJ Fine. SIGNED by Jon Krakauer, John Gill and Kurt Diemberger
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $495.00
- Item # OP807AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORY OF THE WHITE CRYSTAL... 1995 1st edition DJ Slipcase Fine SIGNED BY Maria Antonia Sironi, Hildegard Diemberger and Kurt Diemberger 2 copies available
By: Sironi, Maria Antonia, Hildegard Diemberger, Pasang Wangdu, Carlo Meazza, Kurt Diemberger
Price $148.99 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $351.01 (70%)
- Item # OP2442AB-3342
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DANZARE SULLA CORDA: STORIE DELLA MIA VITA. [DANCING ON THE ROPE: STORIES OF MY LIFE] 2009 DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.00 (53%)
- Item # BK2568-1205
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST 1978 Pierre Mazeaud 1978 1st edition Softcover Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Mazeaud, Pierre
Price $44.99 ~ Regular $90.00, You Save $45.01 (50%)
- Item # OP3050AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1989 ASCENT SIERRA CLUB: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE 1989 Steve Roper and Allen Steck [Not Signed]
By: Sierra Club. Steck, A. and S. Roper.
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $29.95 (86%)
- Item # JR1314
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY Walt Unsworth 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $35.01 (58%)
- Item # BK1833H-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE KURT DIEMBERGER OMNIBUS Kurt Diemberger 1999 1st ed New Hardcover DJ
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $38.00, You Save $33.01 (87%)
- Item # BK386-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GASHERBRUM 2 POSTER SIGNED BY KURT DIEMBERGER
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $45.00
- Item # PS103
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DANZARE SULLA CORDA: STORIE DELLA MIA VITA. [DANCING ON THE ROPE: STORIES OF MY LIFE] 2009 DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $40.00 (53%)
- Item # BK2568-1205
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # BK387-7652
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SKI SPORTS I. M. Butin 1983 Hardcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Butin, I. M.
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5318-1782
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VERTIGO GAMES. ROCK CLIMBING IN COLORADO 1983 1st ed Paperback New Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Glenn Randall
By: Randall, Glenn
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $19.99, You Save $10.00 (50%)
- Item # BK1233-29719
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIE HERAUSFORDERUNG: ZWEI UND EIN ACHTTAUSENDER [THE CHALLENGE GASHERBRUM 1 AND LHOTSE] Reinhold Messner 1977 Paperback Fine
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # BK194D-851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEPAL HIMALAYA H. W. Tilman 1952 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Charles S. Houston
By: Tilman, H. W.
Price $124.99 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $225.01 (64%)
- Item # OP386YAB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ICELAND: LAND OF THE SAGAS 1998 Softcover Fine SIGNED by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts
By: Krakauer, Jon and David Roberts.
Price $75.00
- Item # BK824
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
50 COLORADO SKI TOURS Richard DuMais 1983 1st ed Paperback Fine
By: DuMais, Richard
Price $19.99
- Item # OPG5-796
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Madeira: A Rother Walking Guide
By: Goetz.
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.00 (41%)
- Item # GB1991
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HIKER'S GUIDE TO WASHINGTON Ron Adkison 1993 or 1995 Paperback Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Adkison, Ron
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $10.96 (85%)
- Item # GB5435-4072
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MODERN SNOW AND ICE TECHNIQUES. March, Bill. 1984 SIGNED by Bill March
By: March, Bill.
Price $20.00
- Item # BK941
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PAINTED MOUNTAINS: TWO EXPEDITIONS TO KASHMIR 1987 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Stephen Venables
By: Venables, Stephen
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # BK1782B-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart