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 #: OP1763AB-866
THE LAST BLUE MOUNTAIN Ralph Barker 1959 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Tony Streather
By Barker, Ralph.
Price: $195.00

List Price: $225.00
You Save $30.00 (13%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description


SIGNED by Tony Streather who was one of the surviving team members. 

London, 1959, 1st UK edition. 212 pp, 23 plates, 3 maps. Hardcover is Fine, DJ is VG with chipping along the edges.

Story of the tragic Oxford University Expedition to Haramosh in the Karakoram in 1957.  The 1957 expedition to Haramosh Peak in the Karakoram range in Pakistan is a tale in the same genre as Touching the Void - of an expedition that has gone terribly wrong.

Two climbers in the party are avalanched into a snow basin at 20000 feet, two other climbers try to rescue them but get stuck themselves in the process. 
The Last Blue Mountain tells of three days and three nights without food or water as the climbers try and extricate one another from an icy grave. As told by Ralph Barker, it is an epic of human endeavour and fortitude. 


Tony Streather 1926-2018


Narrative primarily from Wikipedia

As a captain posted to the Chitral region of Pakistan, Streather was the official government representative in a Norwegian expedition that made the first ascent in 1951 of Tirich Mir (7,710 m), the highest mountain of the Hindu Kush. He was initially appointed transport officer, but became a member of the successful summiting team. On his return to Britain he was invited to join the Alpine Club (he later became its president), and was selected for trials for the1953 British Mount Everest Expedition. He was rejected for the latter because of a lack of technical experience, but nearly at the same time was invited to join the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition, which attempted a far more technical route up K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Though again originally in charge of logistics, he climbed as high as anyone else and was involved in the dramatic events of storm, "The Belay" by Pete Schoening and epic descent of the mouintain from 7,800 m.[8]

In 1955, Streather participated in the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. With Norman Hardie, he reached the summit the day after the first summit party of Joe Brown and George Band. In 1957 he survived an epic near-ascent and rescue/survival on Haramosh (7,397 m) described in Ralph Barker's The Last Blue Mountain. In 1959 he led a successful expedition that included an ascent of on Malubiting Southeast (6,970).

In 1976 Streather led the Joint British Army Royal Nepalese Army Everest expedition, which successfully put two British Army climbers on the summit. 

Tony died on 31 October 2018 at the age of 91.




Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
KHANGCHENDZONGA: SACRED SUMMIT Pema Wangchuk 2007 1st edition Hardover DJ Fine SIGNED by Tony Streather, Joe Brown and Pema Wangchuk
By: Wangchuk, Pete and Zulca, Mita.
Price $225.00
- Item # OP4131AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGCHENJUNGA: THE UNTRODDEN PEAK Charles Evans 1956 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Brown, George Band, Norman Hardie, John Jackson and Tony Streather
By: Evans, Charles
Price $650.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $100.00 (13%)
- Item # OP415A-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGCHENJUNGA: THE UNTRODDEN PEAK Charles Evans 1956 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Tony Streather
By: Evans, Charles
Price $100.00 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $25.00 (20%)
- Item # OP415-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SUMMIT MAGAZINE BACK ISSUES 1950s
By: Summit Magazine, Helen Kilness, Jean Crenshaw
Price $10.00
- Item # JR154B-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KHANGCHENDZONGA: SACRED SUMMIT Wangchuk and Zulca 2007 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Pema Wangchuk
By: Wangchuk, Pete and Mita Zulca
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $200.01 (80%)
- Item # BK5694-135
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE YOUNG MOUNTAINEER Walter Unsworth 1959 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5682-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
90 DEGREES SOUTH Paul Siple 1959 1st ed Hardcover Chipped DJ Near Fine
By: Siple, Paul
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $79.96 (80%)
- Item # PL6382-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SUMMER GONE Henry Klier 1959 1st ed DJ
By: Klier, Henry
Price $15.00
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINDOW ON NEPAL Tibor Sekelj 1959 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Sekelj, Tibor
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP3748-241
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RED CLOTH AND GREEN FOREST Alfonso Vinci 1959 1st ed Hardcover Chipped DJ Near Fine
By: Vinci, Alfonso
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5689-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


GUIDE TO THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS [ORMES GUIDE] Robert Ormes 1955 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ormes, Robert
Price $19.99
- Item # GB673D-796
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANGELS OF LIGHT: A NOVEL Jeff Long 1987 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Long, Jeff
Price $9.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $26.00 (74%)
- Item # OP1733-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CALL OUT [Mountain Rescue] Hamish MacInnes 1973 3rd ptg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: MacInnes, Hamish
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # OP1393-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE KALIGARH FAULT Paul Roadarmel 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Fine
By: Roadarmel, Paul
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $18.01 (90%)
- Item # OP3866-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH CONQUEST THE STORY OF MOUNTAINEERING James Ramsey Ullman 1941 1st ed Hardcover Chipped DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $35.00 (35%)
- Item # OP1396-420
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLORADO WET AND WILD A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO Todd Caudle 1995 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Caudle, Todd
Price $4.99
- Item # OP2213-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TROLL WALL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BRITISH FIRST ASCENT OF EUROPE'S TALLEST ROCK FACE 2011 1st ed New Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Tony Howard
By: Howard, Tony
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $19.96 (50%)
- Item # BK2499-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIE SKI-SCHULE: EIN WEGWEIFER FUR ALLE FREUND DES SKI-SPORTS [THE SKI SCHOOL IS A TRAILBLAZER FOR ALL FANS OF SKI SPORTS] Josef Dahinden 1924 Paperback Near Fine
By: Dahinden, Josef
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $69.96 (70%)
- Item # OP6236A-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE ZONE: EPIC SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE MOUNTAINEERING WORLD Peter Potterfield 1996 Paperback Fine
By: Potterfield, Peter
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $13.00 (77%)
- Item # BK1203-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROCK CLIMBING [CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP VOLUME 2] Tom Slater 2013 Current edition
By: Slater, Rom
Price $22.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $27.05 (54%)
- Item # GB8811
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart