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 #: BK2010-966
LIFE AND LIMB: A TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY AND SURVIVAL AGAINST THE ODDS Jamie Andrew 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Andrew, Jamie
Price: $19.99

List Price: $35.00
You Save $15.01 (43%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, 2003, 1st UK edition. 306 pp, 20 color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

In an extraordinary story of endurance, courage and suffering, Jamie Andrews tells the story of his efforts to climb the North Face of Les Droites. As well as an enthralling epic of survival, this is a modestly told tale of rehabilitation where the pain often shows through despite the author's laid back style.

'The weather looked perfect when Jamie Andrew and his close friend Jamie Fisher set off to climb the formidable North face of Les Droits in the French Alps in Jan 1999. But a sudden ferocious storm hit them 10,000 feet up the mountain. They were trapped on a narrow ridge in temps of -30 C, battered by winds so strong the rescue helicopters could not reach them. After 5 nights doggedly clinging to life, Jamie Andrew was finally rescued, but his friend Jamie Fisher had died beside him on the last night.

His recovery to physical activity, aided by amazing careers after losing both hands and feet, makes a deeply moving book. Jamie Andrew's rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm on Mont Blanc has passed into Alpine legend; his survival was miraculous - but his close friend died in his arms and Jamie himself lost both his hands and legs to frostbite. His description of that episode is both enthralling and harrowing.

The book also describes Jamie's life since he learnt to walk again on prosthetic legs - and since then he has married his long-term girlfriend, Anna, and, astonishingly, both climbed Mont Blanc again and ran in the London Marathon. 


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE FALL: A NOVEL Simon Mawer 2003 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Mawer, Simon
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # BK1953-943
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE FALL: A NOVEL Simon Mawer 2003 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Mawer, Simon
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # BK1953-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HERO OF EVEREST TENZING: A BIOGRAPHY OF TENZING NORGAY Ed Douglas 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple copies available
By: Douglas, Ed
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # BK1876-9534
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MASTER OF THIN AIR: LIFE AND DEATH ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAKS [All 14 8000ers] Andrew Lock 2015 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple copies available
By: Lock, Andrew
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.05 (43%)
- Item # BK25735-8812
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SUMMIT 8000 LIFE AND DEATH WITH AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST MOUNTAINEER [All 14 8000ers] Andrew Lock 2014 1st ed Ex Lib Softcover Fine
By: Lock, Andrew
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.05 (43%)
- Item # BK35735B-188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING MAGAZINE LIST OF ISSUES AND DATES: FOR REFERENCE TO TAKE INVENTORY & MAKE A SET
By: Climbing Magazine
Price $0.00
- Item # J152G
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SLENDER THREAD: ESCAPING DISASTER IN THE HIMALAYA Stephen Venables 2000 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Venables, Stephen
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1613A-8942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE ZONE: EPIC SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE MOUNTAINEERING WORLD Peter Potterfield 1996 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Potterfield, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $12.96 (56%)
- Item # BK1202A-873
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE ZONE: EPIC SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE MOUNTAINEERING WORLD Peter Potterfield 1996 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Potterfield, Peter
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $3.95 (17%)
- Item # BK1202-948
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A JOURNEY IN LADAKH Andrew Harvey 1983 Paperback Near Fine
By: Harvey, Andrew
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $17.00, You Save $15.01 (88%)
- Item # OP602-934
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE LAST MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN: THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN ADVENTURER ON K2 Jennifer Jordan 2010 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Jordan, Jennifer
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $26.95, You Save $7.00 (26%)
- Item # BK2462-932
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TEACHING ORIENTEERING James Gilchrist 1975 Fine
By: Gilchrist, James
Price $2.99
- Item # OP4662-936
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST UNTOLD: DIARIES FROM THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN EVEREST EXPEDITION Patrick Conroy 2016 1st ed
By: Conroy, Patrick
Price $24.95
- Item # OP8363-874
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBER'S POCKET BOOK Lionel West 1907 1st ed Fine Neate says, ''The first British manual on crag rescue.''
By: West, Lionel
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $90.00, You Save $15.00 (17%)
- Item # OP4677-882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
POLAR ATTACK, FROM CANADA TO THE NORTH POLE AND BACK Weber and Malakhov 1996 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Weber, Richard and Mikhail Malakhov
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.00 (83%)
- Item # PL222-883
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EIGER: THE VERTICAL ARENA Daniel Anker 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple copies available
By: Anker, Daniel
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $135.01 (77%)
- Item # BK415A-8704
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: MOUNTAIN WITHOUT MERCY 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Broughton Coburn and INSCRIBED by Jamling Tenzing
By: Coburn, Broughton
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.00 (40%)
- Item # BK283C-947p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALASKA'S GLACIERS: ALASKA GEOGRAPHIC Bruce Molnia 1982 1st ed Larger Softcover Fine
By: Molnia, Bruce, Alaska Geographic
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # OP6785-960
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING MEDICINE Fred T. Darvill 1969 5th ed Softcover New
By: Darvill, Fred T.
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # OP6610D-933
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST: BERECHT VON MALLORY UND SEINEN FREUNDEN [MOUNT EVEREST: REPORT FROM MALLORY AND HIS FRIENDS] Walter Bauer 1950 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Bauer, Walter
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $22.96 (92%)
- Item # OP5296A-3882
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart