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 #: OP1396AB-334
HIGH CONQUEST THE STORY OF MOUNTAINEERING. James Ramsey Ullman 1941 1st ed DJ Fine
By Ullman, James Ramsey
Price: $48.99

List Price: $50.00
You Save $1.01 (2%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Philadelphia, 1941, 1st edition. 334 pp, 29 photos, maps. High Conquest was the first of nine books Ullman wrote for the J.B. Lippincott Company, coming out in 1941 followed by The White Tower, River of The Sun, Windom's Way, and Banner in the Sky which was a 1955 Newbery Honor book. All of these titles became motion pictures. 

This book had a huge impact on American climbing. It was THE book to read for children of the Depression who dreamed of becoming climbers. The celebrated climber and mountaineering author writes upon the mountains. Where the demons dwelt, a sport is born, a a mountain and a man, mountaineering comes of age. He recounts the history of climbing by region: Alps, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Himalaya before WW2, Mt McKinley, Andes, Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, the 8000ers, Everest, North American climbing, climbing technique, etc. 
 
With the consideration of the great mountains of the world, the subject always comes around to the Highest Yet. In 1941 none of the 8000ers had been climbed, and only a few attempted (Everest, K2, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga.) Mountaineering in the Himalayas, 'Eight-Thousanders,' the unclimbed Himalayas, summit of the world: the fight for Everest. An insight to the challenge and problems of the highest mountains of all. Appendices on volcanos, one hundred famous mountains, glossary of mountaineering terms. 

Hardcover, with a beautiful Dust Jacket that is price clipped but NOT chipped or damaged in any way, book and DJ are Fine. The price is for the condition of this 77 year old dust jacket! I have never seen another for a 1941 book this good. 




Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WINDOM'S WAY (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1952 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5155-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1948 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1947 Reprint No DJ Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $7.01 (70%)
- Item # OP390C-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AND NOT TO YIELD (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1970 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1248A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIVER OF THE SUN (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1951 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5154-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1947 1st US ed No DJ Very Good 3 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390B-4923
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHERE THE BONG TREE GROWS: THE LOG OF ONE MAN'S JOURNEY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC James Ramsey Ullman 1963 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5152-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1947 1st ed Hardcover DJ VG-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $45.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CARIBBEAN HERE & NOW: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO 52 SUNNY ISLANDS AND VACATION LANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA James Ramsey Ullman and Al Dinhofer 1968 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey and Al Dinhofer
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $9.01 (90%)
- Item # OP5157-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE TOWER (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1945 Possible 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $12.01 (60%)
- Item # OP1168A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE TOWER (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1945 Reprint Hardcover DJ/No DJ Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $21.01 (84%)
- Item # OP1168-4924
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1947 1st ed Hardcover DJ VG-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $45.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1948 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AND NOT TO YIELD (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1970 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1248A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: EVEREST James Ramsey Ullman 1947 1st US ed No DJ Very Good 3 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP390B-4923
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING James Ramsey Ullman 1954 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1660A-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE TOWER (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1945 Possible 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $12.01 (60%)
- Item # OP1168A-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIVER OF THE SUN (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1951 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5154-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHERE THE BONG TREE GROWS: THE LOG OF ONE MAN'S JOURNEY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC James Ramsey Ullman 1963 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5152-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WINDOM'S WAY (Novel) James Ramsey Ullman 1952 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5155-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LONGS PEAK TALES: ADVENTURE TALES ON ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST MOUNTAINS Randall 1981 1st ed Paperback Very Good to Fine 4 copies available
By: Randall, Glenn
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $23.00 (92%)
- Item # OP1488-5604
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MARCH TO THE SOUND OF THE DRUMS [Military Mountaineering] Harold L. Oppenheimer 1966 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Oppenheimer, Harold L.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # OP3808-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VANISHING TRACKS: FOUR YEARS AMONG THE SNOW LEOPARDS OF NEPAL Darla Hillard 1989 Paperback Fine
By: Hillard, Darla
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $5.00 (33%)
- Item # OP641A-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NAWOK! THE NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITION TO NEW GUINEA'S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS Philip Temple 1962 1st ed DJ Ex Lib or Book Club Edition
By: Temple, Philip
Price $10.00
- Item # OP242D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH HOPES Norman Croucher 1976 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Croucher, Norman
Price $2.99
- Item # OP2785-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King 1872 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine
By: King, Clarence
Price $499.00 ~ Regular $850.00, You Save $351.00 (41%)
- Item # OP555A-584
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIS VERTIKAL [VERTICAL ICE] Gerard Kosicki,Francois Damilano, Bernard Amy 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Kosicki, Gerard, etc.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # OP483-5842
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON SNOW AND ROCK Gaston Rebuffat 1963 or 1967 1st or 3rd UK ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Rebuffat, Gaston
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.00 (73%)
- Item # OP68D-5602
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RETURN TO KASHGAR: CENTRAL ASIAN MEMOIRS IN THE PRESENT Gunnar Jarring 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Jarring, Gunnar
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $18.01 (90%)
- Item # OP7781-6122
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BETTER TO JOURNEY: TRAVELS ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE WORLD Margaret Hobbs 1991 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hobbs, Margaret
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5422-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart