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 #: BK3687-3882
LEGENDARY MAPS FROM THE HIMALAYAN CLUB: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution Harish Kapadia 2018 1st ed Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By Kapadia, Harish
Price: $37.95

List Price: $45.00
You Save $7.05 (16%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
India, 2018, 1st ed. 240 pp, 150 color and b/w illustrations, maps. Fine-New hardcover. 
  • The Himalaya Club celebrates its 90th year in 2018, with over 420,000 members worldwide
  • A must have for serious climbers who have already been or plan to go on a Himalaya expeditions
  • An important reference on the history of climbing in this range, with diary entries, historical photographs, and hand-drawn maps drawn from each expedition
The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As elite climbers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club, founded in 1928, has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditions for posterity. Maps of these expeditions, preserved by the Himalayan Journal, comprise a historical treasure. 

Legendary explorations like Shipton and Tilman's route into Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Maurice Herzog's Annapurna ascent the first to scale a peak over 26,300 feet and Sir Chris Bonington's exploration of routes to Menluntse continue to arouse fascination. More recently, Harish Kapadia completed a century-old quest to track the route of the Brahmaputra River; Group Capt. V. K. Sashindran has explored the unknown Kunzang Valley; and A.V. Saunders attempted the ascent of Panch Chuli, ending in one of the most dramatic mountain rescues ever to succeed at such altitudes. All are included in this volume. 

With some of the routes and climbs documented here yet to be repeated, these important maps are accompanied by texts from the adventurers who drew them. Taken together, they are a tribute to the rich history of modern engagement with the world s most challenging mountain range. Contents: Kashmir - East Karakoram; Karakoram; Himachal Pradesh; Uttarakhand; Nepal - Tibet; Sikkim - Arunachal Pradesh - Bhutan. 

Mountaineer and explorer Harish Kapadia has made a unique contribution to our knowledge of the Himalaya: as editor of the Himalayan Journal; through his numerous books; and as a leader and organizer of countless expeditions over a 50-year career. Harish has climbed more than 30 Himalayan peaks and has led 150 exploratory expeditions across Himalayan passes. He has been recognized by numerous international organizations and is the recipient of many awards.

Book review Deccan Chronicle: This is one of the nicest books I’ve handled in recent times: hard leather binding with golden-lettered spine; thick, glossy, sepia-finished pages and content that makes it a treasure for lovers of mountains, mountaineering, maps, history and general-knowledge.

The chapters and sketches/maps have been selected from the internationally respected The Himalayan Journal, which recently completed 90 years. They cover the Himalayan range from the East Karakoram, Karakoram, Uttarakhand, Nepal-Tibet to Sikkim-Arunachal Pradesh-Bhutan. The introduction mentions a “Mind Map” that evolved into a “Human Map” which is what we have been using until the satellites started giving us images of the planet. “Prayer Maps” and “Descriptive Maps” were of interest to adventurous enthusiasts. The Survey of India paper maps have successors the sketch-maps, and then maps drawn to scale. But the “white spaces on the maps” were what attracted explorers into un-trodden territory. Today, computers make maps virtually flawless but, says editor Harish Kapadia, “the romance of the hand-drawn maps is missing”.


The text is easy on the eye and the pages full of illustrations (hand-drawn as well as photographs) that make one halt and ponder at almost every page. The photographs of the authors are displayed in collages; kudos to the designer, the pages bring alive the spirit of history and vivid prose in the most interesting way. The writer-mountaineers include John Hunt, Trevor Braham, Giotto Dainelli, Reinhold Messner, H.R.A. Streather, Riccardo Cassin, Anthony Saunders, J.O.M. Roberts, Robert Pettigrew, A.J.M. Smyth, H.W. Tilman, W.H. Murray, A.V. Saunders, Andre Roch, Martin Moran, Chris Bonington among others.



Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 2006 Volume 62.
By: Himalayan Club India
Price $59.95
- Item # HJ2006
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL, 1929-1948 VOLUMES 1-15.
By: Himalayan Club India, Kenneth Mason.
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $100.00 (29%)
- Item # HJ188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 2000, VOLUME 56
By: Himalayan Club India
Price $34.95
- Item # HJ2000
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCIENCE IN THE SUBARCTIC: TRAPPERS, TRADERS AND THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Debra Lindsay 1993 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 5 Copies Available
By: Lindsay, Debra
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.01 (92%)
- Item # PL130-2935
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 1990-1991, VOLUME 48
By: Himalayan Club India
Price $39.95
- Item # HJ1990
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 2008 VOLUME 64
By: Kapadia, Harish, ed.
Price $29.95
- Item # HJ2008
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL, COMPLETE SET 1929-1998 [VOLUMES 1-54].
By: Himalayan Club India.
Price $799.99 ~ Regular $2000.00, You Save $1200.01 (60%)
- Item # HJ1888-308
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
APPALACHIA: FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 1926 New Condition! 95 Years Old and still as New! Multiple copies available
By: Appalachian Mountain Club
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # JR566-3785
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PASSAGE TO HIMALAYA Harish Kapadia 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Kapadia, Harish (Editor)
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # BK2290A-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL VOLUME 66 2010 Kapadia, Harish. Himalayan Club.
By: Kapadia, Harish. Himalayan Club.
Price $19.95
- Item # HJ2010-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL 2008 VOLUME 64
By: Kapadia, Harish, ed.
Price $29.95
- Item # HJ2008
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYAN JOURNAL VOLUME 66 2010 Kapadia, Harish. Himalayan Club.
By: Kapadia, Harish. Himalayan Club.
Price $19.95
- Item # HJ2010-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PASSAGE TO HIMALAYA Harish Kapadia 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Kapadia, Harish (Editor)
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # BK2290A-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROLWALING MAP 1:85,000; GAURISHANKAR, TESI LAPCHA, WITH DETAILED TRAILS, DISTANCES, ALTITUDES
Price $24.95
- Item # MP273
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FINNISH NEPAL TOPO MAP #1 JHINSAN PEAK NEAR KANCHENJUNGA 3 Available
By: Nepal Topo Map
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $15.96 (80%)
- Item # MP120-4803
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A L'ASSAUT DU KANGCHENJUNGA (8580m) [THE ASSAULT OF KANGCHENJUNGA (8580m)] Paul Bauer 1932 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Bauer, Paul
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP5261-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA TREKKING MAP: AROUND ANNAPURNA
Price $17.95
- Item # MP
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KHUMBU TREKKING MAP: LUKLA TO EVEREST BASECAMP, GOKYO & CHUKKUNG 1:50,000
Price $14.95
- Item # MP69A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GEFANGENER DER ANNAPURNA: AUF DEM GRAT ZWISCHEN LEBEN UND TOD [PRISONER OF ANNAPURNA: ON THE RIDGE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH ] Jean-Christophe Lafaille 2008 2nd ed New Softcover
By: Lafaille, Jean-Christophe
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK5351-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SHADOW OVER SHANGRI-LA: A WOMAN'S QUEST FOR FREEDOM Durga Pokhrel 1996 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Pokhrel, Durga and Anthony Willett
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $26.05 (87%)
- Item # BK1193-8362
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DOCTOR ON EVEREST: A MEMOIR OF THE ILL FATED 1971 INTERNATIONAL EVEREST EXPEDITION Peter Steele 2005 Paperback Fine
By: Steele, Peter, Introduction by Pat Morrow
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $11.96 (71%)
- Item # BK2037-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING MAP 1:75,000 GHANDRUNG, CHORAPANI
Price $17.95
- Item # MP225
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLU-KHUMBU: THE TREK TO EVEREST 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Tim Hauf
By: Hauf, Tim and Conger Beasley Jr.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.01 (73%)
- Item # BK1864-4802
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart