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 #: BK807C-526
EIGER DREAMS: VENTURES AMONG MEN AND MOUNTAINS Jon Krakauer 1990 4th ptg Hardcover No DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By Krakauer, Jon
Price: $4.95

List Price: $25.00
You Save $20.05 (80%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, Lyons & Burford Press, 1990, 1st edition, 4th printing. 186 pp. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Fine.

As there were only 2000 copies of the 1st printing, these reprints came out the same year by the original publisher. After the 4th printing, Villard Random House, became the publisher to tie in with Into Thin Air and Into The Wild.

No matter what the actual temperature may be, several pages into Eiger Dreams you will begin to shiver. Halfway through you will acquire a new appreciation for your fingers, toes, and the fact that you still have a nose. And by the end of this collection, you'll define some commonly used phrases in an entirely different way. The understated 'catch some air' and the whimsical 'log some flight time' are climbers' euphemisms for falling, while 'crater' refers to what happens when you log some flight time all the way to the ground. 'Summiting,' the term for reaching the top of a mountain, seems almost colorless in comparison. The various heroes, risk-takers, incompetents, and individualists Krakauer captures are more than colorful, whether they summit or not.

The author is more interested in exploring the addiction of risk--the intensity of effort--than mere triumph. There's the mythical minimalist climber, John Gill, whose fame 'rests entirely on assents less than thirty feet high,' and the Burgess brothers--freewheeling, free-floating English twins who seem to make all the right decisions when it counts, and hence most often fail to reach the top. 

Of course, they are alive. Over these and other talented climbers hangs a malignant, endlessly creative nature--its foehn winds can make people crazy and its avalanches do far worse. Eiger Dreams is an adrenaline fest for the weary, an overdue examination of a stylish, brave subculture. As one of the heroes Krakauer outlines says of his occupation, 'It's sort of like having fun, only different.' 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
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 $455.00
- Item # OP807AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.01 (73%)
- Item # OP453B-6773
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
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by David Breashears and Jon Krakauer
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $90.00, You Save $40.01 (44%)
- Item # BK634C-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH FACE IN WINTER:THE FIRST WINTER CLIMB OF THE EIGER'S NORTH FACE MARCH 1961 Toni Hiebeler 1962 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Anderl Heckmair
By: Hiebeler, Toni
Price $174.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $25.01 (13%)
- Item # OP544AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER 1997 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Jon Krakauer, Goran Kropp, Ed Viesturs, Jamling Tenzing, Pete Athans
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $99.99 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $250.01 (71%)
- Item # BK814G-224
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THE WILD Jon Krakauer 1996 1st ed DJ 1st edition 1st printing SIGNED by Jon Krakauer
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $600.00, You Save $250.00 (42%)
- Item # BK810A-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOGARTH Andy Newton 1990 2nd ed Hardcover Fine
By: Newton, Andy, Andy Pollitt, Steve Haston, Paul Williams and Mike Gresham
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # GB5799-354
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 by David Breashears
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # BK634D-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1997 1st edition 1st printing. SIGNED by Jon Krakauer. DJ Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $200.00 (44%)
- Item # BK814A-471
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
INTO THE WILD Jon Krakauer 1997 Paperback Near Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $10.96 (85%)
- Item # BK810B-526
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1997 True 1st ed 1st ptg Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.96 (88%)
- Item # BK814E-48020
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF VIOLENT FAITH Jon Krakauer 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ As New
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $16.05 (62%)
- Item # BK2607-526
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER 1997 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Jon Krakauer, Goran Kropp, Ed Viesturs, Jamling Tenzing, Pete Athans
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $99.99 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $250.01 (71%)
- Item # BK814G-224
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1998 Paperback Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $5.95 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $4.05 (41%)
- Item # BK813B-526
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 $455.00
- Item # OP807AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THE WILD Jon Krakauer 1996 1st ed DJ 1st edition 1st printing SIGNED by Jon Krakauer
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $600.00, You Save $250.00 (42%)
- Item # BK810A-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1997 1st edition 1st printing. SIGNED by Jon Krakauer. DJ Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $200.00 (44%)
- Item # BK814A-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NAKED MOUNTAIN NANGA PARBAT: DEADLIEST PEAK IN THE HIMALAYA Randy Morse 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Morse, Randy
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $17.95, You Save $15.96 (89%)
- Item # BK1076-22411
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HEART OF A CONTINENT Francis Younghusband 1994 New Hardcover DJ 3 Copies Available
By: Younghusband, Captain Frank E.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $44.95, You Save $34.96 (78%)
- Item # BK1749-9173
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH Eric Newby 1986 New Paperback
By: Newby, Eric
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $11.00 (74%)
- Item # BK1105B-836
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
DUKE OF THE ABRUZZI: AN EXPLORER'S LIFE Mirella Tenderini 1997 1st ed Hardcover D Multiple Copies Available
By: Tenderini, Mirella and Michael Shandrick
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # BK1533-5839
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HIMALAYAN LETTERS OF GYPSY DAVY AND LADY BA WRITTEN ON A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HIGH QUIET PLACES AMONG THE SIMPLE PEOPLE OF AN OLD FOLK TALE Gypsy Davy and Lady Ba (Le Moyne Barrett and Katherine Ruth Barrett)1994 2nd ed Hardcover DJ As New
By: Davy, Gypsy and Lady Ba (Le Moyne Barrett, Katherine Ruth Barrett)
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.05 (72%)
- Item # BK1778-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ERIC SHIPTON: THE SIX MOUNTAIN TRAVEL BOOKS Eric Shipton 1997 Hardcover, DJ, Fine Multiple copies available
By: Shipton, Eric.
Price $30.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $15.00 (33%)
- Item # BK1425-217
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: LIFE AND DEATH ON THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN Ed Viesturs & David Roberts 2009 New Hardcover Multiple copies available
By: Viesturs, Ed and David Roberts
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $23.01 (88%)
- Item # BK2429-4807
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIMO: MOUNTAIN ON THE SILK ROAD. 1988 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hillary, Peter
Price $15.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $24.01 (60%)
- Item # OP207AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ADDICTED TO DANGER: A MEMOIR ABOUT AFFIRMING LIFE IN THE FACE OF DEATH 1998 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by John Roskelley
By: Wickwire, Jim
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1692A-5832
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart