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 #: OP1770A-1063
ON THE HEIGHTS Walter Bonatti 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By Bonatti, Walter
Price: $350.00

List Price: $750.00
You Save $400.00 (53%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, 1964, 1st UK edition. 248 pp, 20 b/w photos. Brown cloth hardcover with dust jacket. No internal writing, no wear, no flaws of any kind. Dust jacket has no wear, chips or fading and is not price clipped. Very Fine condition. An excellent copy of one of the true classics of modern extreme mountaineering.

Bonatti was one of the greatest Alpine climbers of the 1950's, and this book is one of the classics of mountaineering. Bonatti is one of the world's most important mountaineers and made the first ascents of K2 and Gasherbrum 4.


He describes here his climbs in the Peruvian Andes and the Southern Patagonian Cordillera, as well as his classic climbs in the Alps and the Dolomites. The first volume of Bonatti's memoirs. Includes the ill-fated attempt to scale the Freney Pillar in which four of his six strong team died. 
  
Wikipedia:

Walter Bonatti (1930 - 2011) is an Italian born climber who set new standards in post-war Alpine climbing.

Famed for his climbing panache, he pioneered little known and technically difficult climbs in the Alps, Himalaya and Patagonia. Among his notable climbs are a solo climb of a new route on the south-west pillar of the Aiguille du Dru in August 1955 and the first solo winter ascent of the Matterhorn north face in 1965.

At the age of 21, Bonatti in 1951 made the first ascent of The Grand Capucin, an extraordinary red granite pinnacle in the Mont Blanc Massif, from July 20 to the 23. This was the climb that brought him to public notice. At the tender age of eighteen, Bonatti had already made the fourth ascent of the formidable North Face of the Grand Jorasses with very poor equipment over a period of two days. Bonatti was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur for saving the lives of two fellow-climbers in a disaster in the Alps.

Walter Bonatti was at the center of a climbing controversy regarding the first successful ascent of K2 by Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni in 1954, where as a 24-year old he helped ferry oxygen cylinders to the summiteers at Camp 9. Bonatti was accused of using some of the vital oxygen during his enforced bivouac at 26,600 ft when in fact, it was physically impossible for him to do so - he had no mask or regulator. He descended the next day leaving the oxygen intact for Lacedelli and Compagnoni to use in their successful summit climb. They used oxygen to the very summit of K2, oxygen that Bonatti had risked his life to get to them. In the early 1990s, two summit photos proved his story that the climbers were using oxygen. 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ON THE HEIGHTS Walter Bonatti 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $150.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1770B-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GREAT DAYS Walter Bonatti 1974 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $299.95, You Save $149.95 (50%)
- Item # OP123B-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GREAT DAYS Walter Bonatti 1976 3rd imp Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $79.95 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $95.05 (54%)
- Item # OP123C-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NAKED BEFORE THE MOUNTAIN Pierre Mazeaud 1974 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Mazeaud, Pierre
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $85.00, You Save $65.01 (76%)
- Item # OP174A-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1941 Multiple copies available Rare
By: American Alpine Club 1941 Journal
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $65.00 (43%)
- Item # AAJ1941-2333
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE JOURNAL 100s OF INDIVIDUAL ISSUES LISTED HERE! PAPERBACK, WRAPPERS or HARDCOVER ISSUES 1863-1986
By: Alpine Club UK
Price $10.00
- Item # JR207B
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBERS: SCALING THE HEIGHTS WITH THE SPORT'S ELITE Steve Boga 1994 Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Boga, Steve
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $9.96 (67%)
- Item # BK156-29619
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1992 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 1992 Journal
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # AAJ1992-2335
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1964 4 copies available
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # CAJ1964-1974
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINEERING 2007 Multiple Copies Available
By: American Alpine Club 2007 Accidents
Price $20.00
- Item # ANAM2007-2335
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ON THE HEIGHTS Walter Bonatti 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $150.00 (50%)
- Item # OP1770B-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GREAT DAYS Walter Bonatti 1976 3rd imp Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $79.95 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $95.05 (54%)
- Item # OP123C-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GREAT DAYS Walter Bonatti 1974 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $299.95, You Save $149.95 (50%)
- Item # OP123B-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COLD WARS: CLIMBING THE FINE LINE BETWEEN RISK AND REALITY Andy Kirkpatrick 2011 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Kirkpatrick, Andy
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $10.05 (25%)
- Item # BK2551-1632
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGHEST ANDES: A RECORD OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF HIGHEST ANDES LARGE PAPER LIMITED EDITION OF 60 COPIES
By: Fitzgerald, E.A.
[ SOLD ]
- Item # OP230A
View Details
LA CONQUETE DU FITZ-ROY [THE CONQUEST OF FITZROY] M.A. Azema. 1954 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Azema, M.A.
Price $45.00
- Item # OP465B-128
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A WOMAN'S PLACE IS AT THE TOP: A BIOGRAPHY OF ANNIE SMITH PECK, QUEEN OF THE CLIMBERS Hannah Kimberly 2017 1st ed DJ New
By: Kimberly, Hannah
Price $17.99 ~ Regular $26.99, You Save $9.00 (33%)
- Item # BK3420-576
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS OF THE CORDILLERA BLANCA OF PERU Sharman 1995 1st ed Fine
By: Sharman, David
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $10.00 (40%)
- Item # GB392-100
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $25.96 (87%)
- Item # OP1817D-1059
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEADLY PEAKS: MOUNTAINEERING'S GREATEST TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES Hartman & Hauptman 2016 1st ed New Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Hartman, Frederic and Robert Hauptman
Price $12.95 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $6.00 (32%)
- Item # BK4655-1175
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1980 ASCENT SIERRA CLUB: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE JOURNAL Fine SIGNED by Steve Roper, Allen Steck and Ed Webster Multiple Copies Available
By: Sierra Club, Steve Roper and Allen Steck
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $80.00 (80%)
- Item # JR169B-1054
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD 1953 Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $67.50 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $7.50 (10%)
- Item # MW1953-1275
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WORLD'S GREATEST PEAKS [In English, also German & French] Reinhold Messner 1989 1st ed Large Format Hardcover Fine
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $110.01 (73%)
- Item # OP640B-318p
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