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 #: BK331-792
HIGH ACHIEVER: THE LIFE AND CLIMBS OF CHRIS BONINGTON Jim Curran 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Curran, Jim
Price: $9.99

List Price: $26.95
You Save $16.96 (63%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Seattle, The Mountaineers, 1999, 1st edition. 264 pp, b/w photos and illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine. 

A biography of Britain's best known and most successful Himalayan expedition climber, Chris Bonington. From his early hard Alpine routes to becoming Mr. Everest, Bonington has become a household name among climbers. The best-known mountaineer in Britain for almost 40 years, Sir Chris Bonington is still the public face of climbing. Foreword by Reinhold Messner.

Through his books, lectures, and TV films, he's become a great ambassador for promoting every ascent in the mountain world. At 65 years old, this self-described "climbaholic's" passion and enthusiasm remain undiminished. Despite his high profile, Bonington essentially remains a shy, complex man with many human failings. The man high up on the Eiger, Annapurna, and Everest is a leader frequently assailed by self-doubt and often devastated by the deaths of close friends.

High Achiever examines Bonington's deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. 

High Achiever tells the story of one of the most influential characters in British climbing, Chris Bonington. The author Jim Curran in no stranger to climbing and mountaineering and has escorted Chris Bonington on four Himalayan expeditions. Curran, in his easy-flowing but gripping style, reveals the mystery behind the life of Chris Bonington, through his pioneering approach to the Eiger, Annapurna and Mt. Everest.

The foreword by Reinhold Messner reveals 'He has never been out for records. His personality is not to be measured by comparison with others. It is the sum of knowledge, suffering, character. Bonington has stature. He has earned his title'. Curran reveals how Bonington's life has been far from simplistic - from a failing school pupil and a distracted army officer to a world leader in his field. The course of his life has had as many ups and downs as the mountains he lives to climb.

High Achiever gives us a rare insight into Bonington's physical and emotional world; his drive and passion, the realization of his own insecurities and self-doubts. It is a must for anybody who loves the outdoor life and Curran's portrayal of Bonington's unique character makes this an absorbing read.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
SUSPENDED SENTENCES: FROM THE LIFE OF A CLIMBING CAMERAMAN 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Jim Curran
By: Curran, Jim
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $10.00 (22%)
- Item # OP340B-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Hardcover Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $5.00 (17%)
- Item # OP173-8667
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI 1999 1st ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $5.00 (12%)
- Item # OP173A-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1989 1st UK ed Large Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $10.00 (11%)
- Item # OP217A-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST YEARS: A CLIMBER'S LIFE 1986 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # OP286A-801
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT CHRIS BONINGTON 2017 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $34.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $15.05 (30%)
- Item # BK4127A-6577
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BOYS OF EVEREST: CHRIS BONINGTON AND THE TRAGEDY OF CLIMBING'S GREATEST GENERATION Clint Willis 2006 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Willis, Clint
Price $35.00
- Item # BK2122A-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Chris Bonington 3 Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283-4983
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II Chris Bonington 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP283A-4983
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE Chris Bonington 1971 1st US No DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $5.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $69.01 (92%)
- Item # OP452F-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: THE STORY OF THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN Jim Curran 1995 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine INSCRIBED by Jim Curran
By: Curran, Jim
Price $45.00
- Item # BK335A-801
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SUSPENDED SENTENCES: FROM THE LIFE OF A CLIMBING CAMERAMAN 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Jim Curran
By: Curran, Jim
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $10.00 (22%)
- Item # OP340B-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1987 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Jim Curran
By: Curran, Jim
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $10.00 (22%)
- Item # OP7337B-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1987 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Curran, Jim
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $12.96 (56%)
- Item # OP7337D-7183
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY Jim Curran 1987 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Curran, Jim
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # OP7337D-7182
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ARCTIC MOOD: A NARRATIVE OF ARCTIC ADVENTURES Eva Alvey Richards 1949 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Richards, Eva Alvey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $94.96 (95%)
- Item # PL6335-293
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING Howard Snyder 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Snyder, Howard
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP241F-784
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
14000 MILES: A CARRIAGE AND TWO WOMEN 1906 1st ed Ex Lib Hardcover Near Fine SIGNED by Frances Howe
By: Howe, Frances S.
Price $49.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $50.95 (51%)
- Item # OP6838-871
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SUMMITS AND SECRETS Kurt Diemberger 1971 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $69.95 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $30.05 (30%)
- Item # OP107D-369
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
2015 ASCENT: THE CLIMBING LIFE Rock and Ice, Steve Roper, Allen Steck
By: Roper, Steve and Allen Steck, Rock and Ice
Price $14.95
- Item # JR275E
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1st UK ed No Dust Jacket Very Good SIGNED by Ed Hillary Multiple copies available
By: Hunt, John.. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP001M-3852
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CENTENARIANS OF THE ANDES David Davies 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Davies, David
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # OP6853-865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FLAMMES DE PIERRE: SHORT STORIES ABOUT MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERS 1991 1st UK ed Anne Sauvy DJ Hardcover Like New
By: Sauvy, Anne
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # BK2140-327
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING Howard Snyder 1973 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Snyder, Howard
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $135.00, You Save $60.00 (44%)
- Item # OP241-3462
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIMO: MOUNTAIN ON THE SILK ROAD 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Peter Hillary
By: Hillary, Peter
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.05 (60%)
- Item # OP207-3692
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