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 #: OP1014-871
GREAT ASCENTS: A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING Eric Newby 1977 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Newby, Eric
Price: $9.99

List Price: $35.00
You Save $25.01 (71%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

New York, 1977, 1st edition. 208 pp, b/w and color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Great stories of mountaineering history: Mont Blanc and the Alps, The Eiger, Turkey, New Zealand, USA and Canada and the Himalaya and Karakoram. The book is divided by mountains: The Eigerwand, Mount Ararat, Mount Cook Aconcagua, Mount McKinley, The Karakoram, the first attempt on Everest, Nanga Parbat, etc. 

Eric Newby, who has considerable credibility as an entertaining traveler, has written a wonderful set of brief vignettes on some of the more important ascents in Mountaineering. Each essay provides a succinct and uplifting description, along with enough pictures to bring joyfulness if you have been there, or if you wish you had. If you have climbed in Europe and it's kind of nice to know who went before you. For example, the author's unique essay on Tschingel of the Alps, a brave dog who took part in the Golden Age of Mountaineering, is worth the book's price. The author documents the story well and tells it with tenderness and appreciation - the mountains have brought gifts to others besides humans. The story will probably bring a tear to the eye of anyone who has ever seen the enjoyment a mountain hike can bring to a beloved pet.
 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WHAT THE TRAVELLER SAW Eric Newby 1993 Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Newby, Eric
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $12.00 (75%)
- Item # BK1107-8362
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A BOOK OF TRAVELLERS' TALES Eric Newby 1986 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $10.00
- Item # OP7119-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ERIC SHIPTON: THE SIX MOUNTAIN TRAVEL BOOKS Eric Shipton 1999 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $15.01 (33%)
- Item # BK5864-391
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1958 PBC ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $54.95 (55%)
- Item # OP1510A-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $150.00
- Item # OP1510B-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1958 1st UK ed Hardcover Rare Dust Jacket Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $349.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $401.00 (53%)
- Item # OP1510-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE Eric Shipton 1973 1st UK ed DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $125.00 (42%)
- Item # OP492-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE Eric Shipton 1974 Hardcover reprint DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $19.99
- Item # OP492B-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTHERN CROSS TO POLE STAR: TSCHIFFELEY'S RIDE A.F. Tschiffely 1983 reprint Paperback Very Good
By: Tschiffely, A. F.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP6909-7421
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ERIC SHIPTON: THE SIX MOUNTAIN TRAVEL BOOKS Eric Shipton 1985 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $39.99
- Item # OP5864
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHAT THE TRAVELLER SAW Eric Newby 1993 Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Newby, Eric
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $12.00 (75%)
- Item # BK1107-8362
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $150.00
- Item # OP1510B-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1958 PBC ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $54.95 (55%)
- Item # OP1510A-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A BOOK OF TRAVELLERS' TALES Eric Newby 1986 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $10.00
- Item # OP7119-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH: A PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURE Eric Newby 1958 1st UK ed Hardcover Rare Dust Jacket Near Fine
By: Newby, Eric
Price $349.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $401.00 (53%)
- Item # OP1510-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NORTH FACE IN WINTER:THE FIRST WINTER CLIMB OF THE EIGER'S NORTH FACE MARCH 1961 Toni Hiebeler 1962 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hiebeler, Toni
Price $79.99
- Item # OP544-931
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE TOWER James Ramsey Ullman 1945 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $32.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $18.00 (36%)
- Item # OP1168A-9592
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COULTERVILLE CHRONICLE: THE ANNALS OF A MOTHER LODE MINING TOWN Catherine Coffin Phillips 1978 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Phillips, Catherine Coffin
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $80.95 (81%)
- Item # OP6497-406
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET: HISTORY AND PARTICULARS Graham Sandberg 1973 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Sandberg, Graham
Price $14.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $26.00 (65%)
- Item # OP2287-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN SUMMITS OF SUCCESS Robert Heller and Rebecca Stephens 2005 1st ed New Paperback
By: Heller, Robert, Rebecca Stephens
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK2243-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAND OF TEMPEST: TRAVELS IN PATAGONIA 1958-1962 Eric Shipton 1963 1st UK ed No DJ Very Good
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $49.00
- Item # OP1762B-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN Steve House 2009 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: House, Steve
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $9.96 (33%)
- Item # BK2425-792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK [26,493 feet] Maurice Herzog 1953 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $50.00 (25%)
- Item # OP106P-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHALLENGE OF THE UNKNOWN Edmund Hillary 1958 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Hillary, Edmund (Editor)
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $19.96 (40%)
- Item # OP202B-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN HEROES PORTRAITS OF ADVENTURE Huw Lewis-Jones 2011 New Softcover Multiple Copies Available
By: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Price $2.95 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $27.00 (90%)
- Item # BK2511-2744
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