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 #: OP1829A-388
THE VILLAIN: THE LIFE OF DON WHILLANS Jim Perrin 2005 Hardcover No DJ VG Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By Perrin, Jim
Price: $19.99

List Price: $150.00
You Save $130.01 (87%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
London, 2005, UK edition. 354 pp, 36 b/w photos. Winner of the Boardman Tasker Award, the First Edition of this book sold out in a month, and has become quite hard to find. Few hardcovers were ever brought to the USA. Hardcover, with No DJ, Near Fine condition.

Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers. His epoch-making first ascent of Annapurna’s South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made, a standard to which all modern Himalayan climbers aspire – but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself.

At twenty, Whillans was 5 foot 4 inches tall, a working-class lad with the build of a miniature Atlas. Within a year of entering the climbing world in 1950 he had acquired parallel reputations of great skill and daring on the one hand, and as a hell-raiser, a scrapper and a savage-tongued wit on the other – the Villain of the title, who was turned down for a Queen’s Birthday Honor because of a violent fracas with several policemen.

His world was miles away from the conventional public-school environment of the upper-class climbers who had for so long dominated the sport, and this itself led to tensions throughout his life.

Whillans carried within himself a sense of personal invincibility, forceful, direct and uncompromising. It gave him sporting superstar status – the flawed heroism of a Best, a McEnroe, an Ali. In his own circle, his image was the working class hero on the rock-face, laconic and bellicose, ready to go to war with the elements or with any human who crossed his path on a bad day. 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE VILLAIN: THE LIFE OF DON WHILLANS Jim Perrin 2005 True 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Multiple copies available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # OP1829-8663
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MENLOVE: THE LIFE OF JOHN MENLOVE EDWARDS Jim Perrin 2006 Paperback New Multiple Copies Available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.00 (84%)
- Item # BK1177-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MENLOVE: THE LIFE OF JOHN MENLOVE EDWARDS: WITH AN APPENDIX OF HIS WRITINGS Jim Perrin 1985 1st UK edition Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Hardcover DJ New
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.05 (67%)
- Item # OP91-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOTEM POLE AND A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE 1999 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Paul Pritchard
By: Pritchard, Paul.
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $45.01 (75%)
- Item # BK1215-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLD WARS: CLIMBING THE FINE LINE BETWEEN RISK AND REALITY Andy Kirkpatrick 2011 1st edition DJ WINNER OF THE 2012 BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE
By: Kirkpatrick, Andy
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $0.05 (0%)
- Item # BK2551
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN RESCUE CHAMONIX MONT BLANC Anne Sauvy 2005 New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Sauvy, Anne
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $17.95, You Save $12.96 (72%)
- Item # BK2054-6143
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1998 Paperback Fine
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $13.00, You Save $10.01 (77%)
- Item # BK1443B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 2004 New Paperback 5 Copies Available
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $9.96 (77%)
- Item # BK1443-61445
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MER DE GLACE Alison Fell 1991 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Fell, Alison
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $59.96 (60%)
- Item # BK453-3812
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ERIC SHIPTON: EVEREST AND BEYOND Peter Steele 1998 Paperback WINNER of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Steele, Peter
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.05 (84%)
- Item # BK1477C
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON AND OFF THE ROCKS: SELECTED ESSAYS 1968-1985 Jim Perrin 1986 1st ed Paperback Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $34.01 (97%)
- Item # BK1179-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SNOW GOOSE & OTHER UTOPIAN FICTIONS Jim Perrin 2013 1st ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $26.05 (87%)
- Item # BK90929-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MENLOVE: THE LIFE OF JOHN MENLOVE EDWARDS Jim Perrin 2006 Paperback New Multiple Copies Available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.00 (84%)
- Item # BK1177-8363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON AND OFF THE ROCKS: SELECTED ESSAYS 1968-1985 Jim Perrin 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $30.96 (89%)
- Item # OP1179-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MENLOVE: THE LIFE OF JOHN MENLOVE EDWARDS: WITH AN APPENDIX OF HIS WRITINGS Jim Perrin 1985 1st UK edition Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Hardcover DJ New
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.05 (67%)
- Item # OP91-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE VILLAIN: THE LIFE OF DON WHILLANS Jim Perrin 2005 True 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Multiple copies available
By: Perrin, Jim
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $10.00 (13%)
- Item # OP1829-8663
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING EVEREST: MOUNTAINEERING & THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Pat Ament!
By: Ament, Pat
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.05 (60%)
- Item # BK32-1
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: KANGSHUNG FACE Stephen Venables 1989 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not signed]
By: Venables, Stephen
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # BK434A-583
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF INDIA: TOURISM, ADVENTURE AND PILGRIMAGE M.S. Kohli 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Kohli, M.S.
Price $5.95 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $29.05 (83%)
- Item # BK2534-2742
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE Edmund Hillary 1956 Book Club ed Hardcover DJ Very Good [Not Signed]
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $10.00
- Item # OP138C-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ENDLESS KNOT: K2: MOUNTAIN OF DREAMS AND DESTINY 1991 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # OP34B-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 MAN (AND HIS MOLLUSCS): THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HAVERSHAM GODWIN-AUSTEN 2013 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED BY Catherine Moorehead
By: Moorehead, Catherine, Rob and Rhoda Burns
Price $49.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $0.05 (0%)
- Item # BK0585-478
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGCHENJUNGA HIMAL AND KUMBHAKARNA HIMAL: NOTEBOOK 1 MOUNTAINEERING GUIDE Jan Kielkowski 1987 Paperback Fine
By: Kielkowski, Jan
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $44.96 (90%)
- Item # GB298B-480
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: THE SWISS EVEREST EXPEDITIONS SFAR 1954 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # OP1325-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VINTAGE ICE AXE AUSTRIAN WOOD HANDLE 50-70 years old! 24 to 34 inches Signed bv Kurt Diemberger.
Price $174.99
- Item # HW44AB-279
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GIPFEL UBER DEN WOLKEN [THE EVEREST LHOTSE ADVENTURE] Albert Eggler1956 1st edition Hardcover Fine DJ VG SIGNED by Albert Eggler and Ernst Reiss [Lhotse 1st Ascent]
By: Eggler, Albert
Price $194.99 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $255.01 (57%)
- Item # OP296AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart