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 #: OP1781A-179
ONE MAN'S MOUNTAINS: ESSAYS AND VERSES [Humor, great stories] Tom Patey 1971 1st ed 1st prtg Hardcover DJ Fine Scarce
By Patey, Tom
Price: $175.00

List Price: $350.00
You Save $175.00 (50%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
London, 1972, 1st edition, 1st printing. 287 pp, b/w photos and maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition. First editions of this book, especially in such Fine condition, are uncommon.
 
Collection of poems, songs, essays and other writings of the beloved Scottish climber, Tom Patey, who climbed the Mustagh Tower with Joe Brown, and Rakaposhi. Includes the satirical song, 'Onward Christian Bonington'.

Tom Patey (1932   1970) was a Scottish climber, mountaineer and writer. Although he was a leading Scottish climber of his day, particularly excelling on winter routes, he his probably best known for his humorous writings about climbing, many of which were published posthumously in the collection One Man's Mountains.

He was born in Scotland and educated in Aberdeen at Ellon Academy and Robert Gordon's College. He first became interested in climbing while he was in the Scouts, but it was at the University of Aberdeen, where he trained as a doctor, that he first revealed his full talent as an exploratory climber. Much of his early exploratory routes were on Lochnagar and neighboring Cairngorms. A dedicated climber he often dropped all other commitments for the prospect of a good climb. Always liked to travel light up to the point of leaving gloves behind on some ice climbs and had a healthy disrespect for climbing ropes unless absolutely necessary

He climbed extensively in Scotland, as well as achieving notable ascents in the Alps and the Himalayas including the first ascent of the Muztagh Tower (7273m) with John Hartog, Joe Brown and Ian McNaught Davis in 1956 and Rakaposhi (7788m) in 1958 with Mike Banks. In 1968, he and the mountaineer Ian Clough were the first to climb Am Buachaille, a sea stack off the coast of Sutherland. He and Chris Bonington pioneered the route up the Old Man of Hoy which was repeated with others on a live televised BBC outside broadcast on July 8-9 1967. At the time of his death he was working as a local GP in Ullapool, in the far north-west of Scotland. He was killed abseiling from another sea stack off Scotland's northern coast.

The Muztagh Tower (also: Mustagh Tower; Muztagh: ice tower), is a mountain of the Karakoram range in the Himalaya in Northern Areas of Pakistan. It is often said to be one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. The Muztagh Tower stands 7,273 metres high between the basins of the Baltoro and Sarpo Laggo glaciers, and also possesses a second summit, on the northeast ridge, that is 7,180 m high.

Long considered unclimbable, it was first summited in 1956 by a British expedition, consisting of John Hartog, Joe Brown, Tom Patey and Ian McNaught Davis, that came from the west side. The group barely managed to beat a French party attempting to climb the mountain from the east, reaching the top on July 6, 1956, five days before the French. The lower summit was first climbed in 1984 by the northeast ridge.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ONE MAN'S MOUNTAINS: ESSAYS AND VERSES [Humor, great stories] Tom Patey 1973 3rd or 1975 4th prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Patey, Tom
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $140.01 (93%)
- Item # OP1781B-1793
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OXFORD MOUNTAINEERING ESSAYS Arnold Lunn 1912 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Lunn, Arnold
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $79.96 (80%)
- Item # OP7041-498
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PERSEUS IN THE WIND Freya Stark 1949 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Stark, Freya
Price $9.99
- Item # OP4029-937
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 (Editor)
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $5.01 (25%)
- Item # OP195-267
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN JOURNEYS: STORIES OF CLIMBERS AND THEIR CLIMBS James P. Vermeulen 1989 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine-New 2 Copies Available
By: Vermeulen, James P. (Editor)
Price $5.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $14.01 (70%)
- Item # BK1615-9592
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TALES FROM THE STEEP John Long 1993 1st ed Softcover Very Good
By: Long, John
Price $7.95
- Item # BK907A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMC MAINE MOUNTAIN GUIDES 1970 A GUIDE TO TRAILS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MAINE AMC 1971 3rd ed Hardcover Fine
By: Appachian Mountain Club
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $20.00 (57%)
- Item # GB3071A-867
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1971 VOLUME 54 Multiple copies available
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # CAJ1971-1974
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS: MOUNTAIN ASCENTS PAST AND PRESENT Tom King 1981 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: King, Tom
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $31.01 (89%)
- Item # OP155-1792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OVER THE TOP! HUMOROUS MOUNTAINEERING TALES The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III Potterfield 2002 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Mountaineers, Peter Potterfield (Editor), Greg Child (Foreword)
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.96 (47%)
- Item # BK1852-155
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ONE MAN'S MOUNTAINS: ESSAYS AND VERSES [Humor, great stories] Tom Patey 1973 3rd or 1975 4th prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Patey, Tom
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $140.01 (93%)
- Item # OP1781B-1793
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MAELSTROM [Novel] W.H. Murray 1962 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Murray, W.H.
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $69.96 (70%)
- Item # OP7229-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALEXANDER BURGENER: KONIG DER BERGFUHRER [ALEXANDER BURGENER: KING OF MOUNTAIN GUIDES] A Factual Novel Adolf Fux 1961 3rd ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Fux, Adolf
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $30.95 (62%)
- Item # OP6413-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NO BEAST SO FIERCE [Novel] Edward Bunker [Mr Blue] 2008 Paperback Fine
By: Bunker, Edward
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # BK6943-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LIGHT ON THE MOUNTAINS F.X. Weiser 1960 1st English ed Softcover Very Good
By: Weiser, F.X.
Price $4.99
- Item # OP2893-1721
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEATH GOES ON SKIS Nancy Spain 1950 UK DJ
By: Spain, Nancy
Price $25.00
- Item # OP6586-172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WATER PEOPLE Joe Simpson 1992 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $67.01 (89%)
- Item # BK1444B-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER KAMPF UMS MATTERHORN [THE FIGHT FOR THE MATTERHORN Novel] Carl Haensel 1952 Softcover Near Fine
By: Haensel, Carl
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # OP7204-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ONE GREEN BOTTLE [Novel] Elizabeth Coxhead 1955 Paperback Very Good
By: Coxhead, Elizabeth
Price $39.99
- Item # OP1569A-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACTION AND OTHER STORIES [Fiction] C. E. Montague 1929 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Montague, C. E.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP7226A-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GABE'S FALL AND OTHER CLIMBING STORIES Peter Lars Sandberg 1990 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Sandberg, Peter Lars
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1355-164
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