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 #: OP1779-179
NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE Hermann Buhl 1956 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Buhl, Hermann
Price: $175.00

List Price: $300.00
You Save $125.00 (42%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1956, 1st UK edition. 353 pp, b/w photos, maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has very minor edge wear. Book has no writing, no stains, no foxing, no flaws whatsoever. Fine condition.

Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat solo and without oxygen. After climbing Broad Peak, he died while descending from Chogolisa with Kurt Diemberger. 

Hugh Merrick, who has translated this book from the German, introduces 'this incomparable story of mountaineering skill, courage and hazardous achievement' by the man who conquered Nanga Parbat alone and whose life was a preparation for this incredible adventure.

'When on July 4th 1953, Hermann Buhl returned to camp at 23,000 feet from a successful solitary attempt on Nanga Parbat's 26,660 foot summit, he set the seal on what must almost certainly remain the outstanding achievement by a single human being in the long and yet unfinished history of mountaineering...

'The remarkable photograph taken of this good-looking young climber of 29 directly after his return shows the face of an old, old man, haggard, drawn and deeply-scored by the ravages of that unparalleled ordeal...

'Only a short but unique section at the end of this book deals with that final triumph on Nanga Parbat. The rest is Hermann Buhl's climbing history from his days as a weakling among school-mates and a poor man's son, when an irresistible inner urge first drove him to become a frail and youthful climber, making straight from the start for difficult rock in his beloved homeland hills.'

HERMANN BUHL'S momentous ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953 (after Everest and Annapurna, the third 8000m peak to be climbed) set an agenda for adventurous mountaineers for the rest of the century. The pre-war and post-war mood was for ''conquering'' the major peaks with large, nationalistically-charged expeditions. Buhl, though also a member of a large expedition, with his long and committing solo summit push and painfully slow descent, reminded everyone that mountains could never be conquered - under favourable conditions they might be climbed, but the human spirit was invariably the critical factor. Determined, well-trained climbers, charged with both humility and cautious judgement and supporting each other as a team, were the key elements. A few years later Buhl, with just three others (Schmuck, Wintersteller and Diemberger), made the first ascent of Broad Peak, thus proving that the highest mountains could be climbed in a more frugal and sporting manner.

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, published after his historic first ascent, fired the imagination of a generation of climbers. His adventures on alpine and dolomite climbs were related with such passion and enthusiasm that it proved irresistibly inspiring. The account of the harrowing summit climb to Nanga Parbat still thrills with its single-minded commitment and total loneliness.

Since then, progressive mountaineers - Hornbein, Unsoeld, Messner, Habeler, Scott, Tasker, Boardman, Maclntyre, Kukuczka, Kurtyka, Roskelley, Beghin, Loretan, Troillet, Stremfelj and others - have reflected Buhl's example. His influence has thus been profound.

Buhl played no further part in the exciting mountaineering scene he had initiated. After Broad Peak, while attempting Chogolisa, he died in a cornice accident. This book and the vivid memory of his climbs is a lasting reminder of a climbing icon whose example (like that of Mummery, Preuss, and Cassin) resonates through the ages, inspiring climbers to this day.

Hermann Buhl (September 21, 1924 - June 27, 1957) is considered one of the best post-war Austrian climbers and one of the best climbers of all time. His accomplishments include: 1953 First ascent of Nanga Parbat, 8,125 metres (26,658 ft.) 1957 First ascent of Broad Peak, 8,047 metres (26,400 ft.) Before his successful Nanga Parbat expedition, 31 people had already died trying to make the first ascent. Buhl is the only mountaineer to have made the first ascent of an Eight-thousander solo. Just a few weeks after their success on Broad Peak, Buhl and Kurt Diemberger attempted nearby Chogolisa peak (7,654 metres). Buhl died when he fell through a cornice on the SE ridge near the summit of Chogolisa. His body has never been found.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ACHTTAUSEND: DRUBER UND DRUNTER [NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE] 1955 2nd prtg Hardcover No DJ Very Fine
By: Buhl, Hermann
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $59.00, You Save $30.00 (51%)
- Item # OP646AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HERMANN BUHL: CLIMBING WITHOUT COMPROMISE 2000 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Messner, Reinhold and Horst Hofler
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $105.00 (52%)
- Item # OP1980B-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LONELY CHALLENGE [NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE] Hermann Buhl 1956 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Buhl, Hermann
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $35.05 (47%)
- Item # OP1765C-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GIPFEL UND GEFAHRTEN: ZWISCHEN NULL UND ACHTTAUSEND [PEAKS AND COMPANIONS: BETWEEN ZERO AND EIGHT THOUSAND] Kurt Diemberger 1974 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $19.96 (50%)
- Item # OP6232-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HERMANN BUHL KOMPROMISLOS NACH OBEN [HERMANN BUHL CLIMBING WITHOUT COMPROMISE] 1997 1st edition DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner Horst Hofler and Kurt Diemberger
By: Messner, Reinhold and Horst Hofler
Price $59.00 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $66.00 (53%)
- Item # OP7287AB-877
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANGA PARBAT Karl Herrligkoffer 1954 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Herrligkoffer, Karl.
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.00 (43%)
- Item # OP48D-498
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANGA PARBAT Karl Herrligkoffer 1954 1st US ed Hardcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Herrligkoffer, Karl
Price $9.95
- Item # OP48C-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANGA PARBAT Karl Herrligkoffer 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Herrligkoffer, Karl
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP48A-1796
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY LIFE AS A MOUNTAINEER Anderl Heckmair 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Heckmair, Anderl
Price $69.95
- Item # OP1776B-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROAD PEAK 8047 M. MEINE BERGFAHRTEN MIT HERMANN BUHL Marcus Schmuck 1958 1st edition DJ Fine SIGNED by Marcus Schmuck Fritz Winterstller and Kurt Diemberger
By: Schmuck, Marcus
Price $1074.00
- Item # OP2491AB-544
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACHTTAUSEND: DRUBER UND DRUNTER [NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE] 1955 2nd prtg Hardcover No DJ Very Fine
By: Buhl, Hermann
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $59.00, You Save $30.00 (51%)
- Item # OP646AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LONELY CHALLENGE [NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE] Hermann Buhl 1956 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Buhl, Hermann
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $35.05 (47%)
- Item # OP1765C-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GHOSTS OF EVEREST: THE AUTHORISED STORY OF THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY & IRVINE Jochen Hemmleb, Eric Simonson 1999 Hardcover 1st edition with DJ SIGNED by Jochen Hemmleb and Dave Hahn
By: Hemmleb, Jochen, Eric Simonson, Larry Johnson.
Price $119.99
- Item # BK629-865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINIST MAGAZINE ISSUE 57 Spring 2017
By: ALPINIST MAGAZINE Issue 57
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $20.00 (57%)
- Item # JR203-246-57
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TEN GREAT MOUNTAINS R.L.G. Irving 1940 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Irving, R.L.G.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $79.96 (80%)
- Item # OP1398-865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE Edmund Hillary 1955 2nd UK imp Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not signed]
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # OP138E-526
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE FIRST ASCENT: Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize HOW A CHAMPION OF SCIENCE HELPED TO CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN Harriet Pugh Tuckey 2013 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Tuckey, Harriet Pugh
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $25.01 (33%)
- Item # BK3484-792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTH COL: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURES ON THE ASCENT OF EVEREST Wilfrid Noyce 1955 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Noyce, Wilfrid
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $19.96 (40%)
- Item # OP356B-238
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHO OYU: BY FAVOR OF THE GODS Herbert Tichy 1957 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Tichy, Herbert
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $500.00 (67%)
- Item # OP433A-482
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BLANK ON THE MAP Eric Shipton 1938 1st UK ed Fine SIGNED by Eric Shipton
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $1750.00
- Item # OP417B-179
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLO NANGA PARBAT 1980 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $75.00 (30%)
- Item # BK1040A-2964
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOUNDLESS HORIZONS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2000 1st UK ed DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00
- Item # OP5162-246
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー