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 #: BK2093-931
MOUNT EVEREST: THE RECONNAISANCE 1935, THE FORGOTTEN ADVENTURE Tony Astill 2005 1st UK Hardcover DJ Fine
By Astill, Tony
Price: $50.00

List Price: $100.00
You Save $50.00 (50%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

UK, Tony Astill, 2005, 1st edition. 350 pp, 128 b/w photos, 10 maps. Larger navy cloth hardcover with gilt titles and dust jacket. Fine condition.

This is the first book on this little known, but historically important, British Mount Everest expedition of 1935, as told from the diaries and reports of the team members.

Led by Eric Shipton, this fifth expedition to Everest gave an opportunity to 19-year-old Sherpa Tenzing for his first mountaineering experience. Eighteen years later he, together with Ed Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest. Dan Bryant, the first New Zealander to climb in the Everest region, joined the team of Bill Tilman, Edmund Wigram, Edwin Kempson, Michael Spender, and Charles Warren, who found the body of Everest aviator Maurice Wilson, which they 'buried' in a crevasse.

During an 'orgy of mountaineering' within three months they made the first ascents of two dozen Himalayan peaks over 20,000', a feat which remains unsurpassed. The expedition tried out new men and equipment in preparation for an attempt to reach the summit of Everest the following year. Snow conditions were tested on the treacherous North Col, with almost calamitous results. Many of the photos shown here have never been previously published.

Includes a foreword by Lord Hunt, an introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary, an appreciation by Dr. Charles Clarke, and biographical introductions by Norman Hardie, Kim Meldrum, Audrey Salkeld, Peter Steele, and Michael Ward. This remarkable new book will complete the history of Everest exploration, filling the long-empty gap on the shelves of libraries and mountaineering collections.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
EVEREST THE WEST RIDGE Tom Hornbein 2005 Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Hornbein, Tom
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.95 (75%)
- Item # BK679D-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SKILEBEN IN OSTERREICH 1935 JARBUCH DES OSTERREICHISCHEN SKI-VERBANDES [SKI LIFE IN AUSTRIA 1935: YEARBOOK OF THE AUSTRIAN SKI ASSOCIATION] Martin 1935 Softcover Near Fine
By: Martin, Franz
Price $4.99
- Item # OP6597-363
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEW ZEALAND WILDERNESS MAGAZINE Collector's Issue Edmund Hillary Everest 50 Years On
By: New Zealand Wilderness MagazIne
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # JR282-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KHANGCHENDZONGA: SACRED SUMMIT Pema Wangchuk 2007 1st edition Hardover DJ Fine SIGNED by Tony Streather, Joe Brown and Pema Wangchuk
By: Wangchuk, Pete and Zulca, Mita.
Price $249.00
- Item # OP4131AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SERPENT SPIRES: SOUTH AFRICAN CLIMBERS PROFILE THE DRAKENSBERG'S FINEST PEAKS Souchon 2005 1st ed Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Souchon, Duncan
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $44.95, You Save $24.96 (56%)
- Item # BK2283-6142
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST: WASHBURN'S MOUNT EVEREST MAP FOLDED. 1:50,000.
By: Washburn, Bradford, National Geographic, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $37.95, You Save $8.00 (21%)
- Item # MP1-480
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY FATHER FRANK: THE UNRESTING SPIRIT OF EVEREST Tony Smythe 2013 1st ed New Hardcover
By: Smythe, Tony, Foreword by Doug Scott
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $24.96 (62%)
- Item # BK3875-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOTAL HIGH: THE EVEREST CHALLENGE Willis, Grania
By: Willis, Grania
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $0.05 (0%)
- Item # BK2193
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ARCTIC ODYSSEY: TRAVELLING ARCTIC EUROPE Richard Sale and Tony Oliver 1991 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Sale, Richard and Tony Oliver
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # PL6340-293
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EXPLORE MOUNT KILIMANJARO: MARANGU, MACHAME AND RONGAI ROUTES Megarry 2005 New Softcover 3 Copies Available
By: Megarry, Jacquetta
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $15.96 (80%)
- Item # GB6038-5043
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


SACRED SUMMITS: A CLIMBER'S YEAR Peter Boardman 1982 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Boardman, Peter
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $64.95 (65%)
- Item # OP1786B-9313
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS Samuel Turner 1922 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine
By: Turner, Samuel
Price $195.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $305.00 (61%)
- Item # OP2424-597
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORWAY THE NORTHERN PLAYGROUND: SKETCHES OF CLIMBING AND MOUNTAIN EXPLORATION IN NORWAY BETWEEN 1872 AND 1903 Wm Cecil Slingsby 1904 1st UK edition Hardcover Fine
By: Slingsby, William Cecil
Price $1575.00 ~ Regular $3500.00, You Save $1925.00 (55%)
- Item # OP239AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DON WHILLANS: PORTRAIT OF A MOUNTAINEER Don Whillans 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington, Layton Kor and Doug Scott
By: Whillans, Don and Alick Ormerod
Price $219.99 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $230.01 (51%)
- Item # OP1745C-9593
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE FIRST TEN YEARS: SWISS FOUNDATION FOR ALPINE RESEARCH Zurich 1951 Paperback DJ TLS SIGNED (Letter) by Ernest Feuz
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $79.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $120.01 (60%)
- Item # OP3904B-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LITERATURE OF MOUNTAINEERING Francis Farquhar 1939-1940
By: Farquhar, Francis
Price $2.99
- Item # J2-345
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN MONTE VISO'S HORIZON: CLIMBING ALL THE ALPINE 4000 METER PEAKS Will McLewin 1991 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: McLewin, Will
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # BK983-3493
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DESTRUCTIVE GOAL PURSUIT: THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER D. Christopher Kayes 2006 1st Ed DJ
By: Kayes, D. Christopher
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # BK2127
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANOTHER ASCENT OF THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK - QOMOLANGMA 1975 Paperback Wrappers Near Fine 3 Copies Available
By: China, Foreign Language Press
Price $30.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.00 (40%)
- Item # OP3350-9593
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING UP: TALES TOLD ALONG THE ROAD TO EL CAPITAN 2012 1st ed New Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Joe Fitschen
By: Fitschen, Joe
Price $18.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $6.05 (24%)
- Item # BK7609-267
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart