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 #: OP436D-859
I CHOSE TO CLIMB 1977 6th UK prtg Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By Bonington, Chris
Price: $29.00

List Price: $60.00
You Save $31.00 (52%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, 1977, 6th UK printing. 208 pp, 40 b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

SIGNED by Chris Bonington

Chris' first book: the 1st British ascent of the Eiger Nordwand with Harlin and Haston, and the Annapurna South Face expedition.

Chris Bonington captures the highlights of his formative years of climbing from when he started as a London schoolboy at the age of sixteen to the first major expedition he led to climb the huge South Face of Annapurna in 1970 – at the time probably the hardest big face in the Himalayas.

He covers his discovery of rock climbing with the basic gear of the fifties, early forays into Scotland, then on to the Alps with his attempts and final success to be first Briton to climb the notorious North Wall of the Eiger and make the first ascent of The Central Pillarof Freney on the South side of Mont Blanc.

He tells of some of the great characters of British mountaineering –Hamish MacInnes, Don Whillans, Tom Patey and many more. He describes his early Himalayan climbs to Annapurna II and Nuptse in the early sixties when Nepal was still undeveloped and goes on his adventures as a photo journalist culminating in the first ever descent of the Blue Nile.
 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ANTARCTIC JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES OCTOBER 1977 Softcover Near Fine
By: National Science Foundation
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.00 (67%)
- Item # PL7573-883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $70.00, You Save $30.01 (43%)
- Item # OP283B-882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington Multiple Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $59.95 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $90.05 (60%)
- Item # OP283-8573
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER and CLIMBER AND RAMBLER MAGAZINE UK (Not a set) $5 per issue As available
By: Climber and Rambler Magazine
Price $5.00
- Item # JR251-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST YEARS: A CLIMBER'S LIFE 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington, EVEREST YEARS: A CLIMBER'S LIFE 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris, Bonington, Chris
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # OP286A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $44.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.05 (10%)
- Item # BK173B-8587
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II Chris Bonington 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP283A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1971 2nd UK prtg Hardcover Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP452C-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II Chris Bonington 1990 Paperback
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $4.99
- Item # OP283-864
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHANGABANG Bonington 1975 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris, Doug Scott, Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $135.00, You Save $10.00 (7%)
- Item # OP213A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOUNDLESS HORIZONS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHRIS BONINGTON 2000 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # BK5162-933
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1989 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $15.00 (15%)
- Item # OP217A-950p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1971 1st US ed or UK Reprint Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP452E-8592
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HEROIC CLIMBS: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD MOUNTAINEERING Chris Bonington Softcover Fine
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # BK167-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington Multiple Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $59.95 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $90.05 (60%)
- Item # OP283-8573
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 SIGNED by Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # BK453B-933p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS Chris Bonington 1989 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris, Bonington, Chris, Bonington, Chris, Bonington, Chris
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $45.01 (75%)
- Item # OP217D-950p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHANGABANG Bonington 1975 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris, Doug Scott, Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $135.00, You Save $10.00 (7%)
- Item # OP213A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $44.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.05 (10%)
- Item # BK173B-8587
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHANGABANG Chris Bonington 1976 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris, Doug Scott, Martin Boysen, Alan Hankinson, Dougal Haston, Balwant Sandhu
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP213-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE EDGE: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia Greg Child 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Child, Greg
Price $14.95
- Item # BK253-934
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AVALANCHE AWARENESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SAFE TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN John Moynier 1993 1st ed Softcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Moynier, John
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.05 (75%)
- Item # BK5840-9652
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SWISS AND THEIR MOUNTAINS: A Study of the Influence of Mountains on Man Arnold Lunn 1963 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Lunn, Arnold
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP7169-927
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PRICE GUIDE TO BOOKS CONCERNING MOUNTAINEERING IN THE HIMALAYA Dek Palmer 2002 1st ed Paperback New 2 copies available
By: Palmer, Dek
Price $16.00
- Item # BK1812-8612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1974 Multiple copies available Reichardt Dhaulagiri
By: American Alpine Club 1974 Journal
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # AAJ1974-23310
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY Edward A. Fitzgerald 1896 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Fitzgerald, Edward A.
Price $275.95 ~ Regular $650.00, You Save $374.05 (58%)
- Item # OP231-882p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLDIERS AND SHERPAS: A TASTE FOR ADVENTURE Brummie Stokes 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Audrey Salkeld (Ghostwriter)
By: Stokes, Brummie and Audrey Salkeld
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP378A-861
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A TREASURY OF MOUNTAINEERING STORIES Daniel Talbot 1954 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Talbot, Daniel
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP195-896
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TALES OF EARLY LEADVILLE PART THREE Rene L. Coquoz 1976 Softcover Fine
By: Coquoz, Rene L.
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $2.01 (20%)
- Item # GB5629A-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN BIKE GUIDE TO SUMMIT COUNTY COLORADO Laura Rossetter 1989 Softcover Fine
By: Rossetter, Laura
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.01 (50%)
- Item # GB5663-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart