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 #: BK4301-932
FAR, FAR THE DISTANT PEAK: THE LIFE OF WILFRID NOYCE, MOUNTAINEER, SCHOLAR, POET Stewart Hawkins 2014 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Hawkins, Stewart
Price: $39.95

List Price: $75.00
You Save $35.05 (47%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Great Britain, 2014,1st edition. 368 pp, b/w photos and maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Wilfrid Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the success of the 1953 Everest expedition. There were however many other sides to this quiet, diffident unassuming man.
 
His book, South Col, is considered the best written book about the Everest first ascent. His other books are The Alps, British Crags and Climbers, Climbing the Fishes Tail, The Gods are Angry, Michael Angelo, Mountains and Men, Samson, Scholar Mountaineers, The Springs of Adventure, They Survived, To The Unknown Mountain and The World Atlas of Mountaineering. We usually have copies available of most of Noyce's books.
 
This book tells of his scholarly prowess from an age right through Charterhouse and King’s College, Cambridge to his War service in India and beyond. He led the cryptography team that broke a key Japanese code and significantly improved the ability of the allies to understand the plans of the Japanese and to intercept the movements of their forces.
 
After the war he became a schoolmaster, first at Malvern College and, after his marriage in 1950, at his old school, Charterhouse. He taught Classics initially and then French and Italian and was appreciated for the quiet manner in which he delivered his lessons. He was a popular master and many are the boys who are grateful to him for introducing them to the mountains and inspiring them with a love of adventure and the outdoors.
 
Poetry and writing came naturally to him. Articles and poems flowed from his pen from early on and when he was established as a writer, he published a new book almost every year. Most of these concerned the mountains and adventure but the biography-poem Michael Angelo was published in 1953 and Poems in 1960.

This book describes Noyce’s life and achievements and seeks to show the motivation and driving force of a man who spanned two very different eras of mountaineering achievement.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
SOUTH COL: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURES ON THE ASCENT OF EVEREST Wilfrid Noyce 1955 2nd US prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Noyce, Wilfrid
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $31.01 (89%)
- Item # OP356A-968
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOUTH COL: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURES ON THE ASCENT OF EVEREST Wilfrid Noyce 1954 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Very Good 3 Copies Available
By: Noyce, Wilfrid
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP277-9413
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RED PEAK A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH SOVIET EXPEDITION Malcolm Slesser 1964 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Slesser, Malcolm
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.01 (92%)
- Item # OP15-9527
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GODS ARE ANGRY [Novel] Wilfrid Noyce 1957 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Wilfrid Noyce [Rare]
By: Noyce, Wilfrid
Price $250.00
- Item # OP1827-856
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SAMSON: THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MENLOVE EDWARDS Geoffrey Sutton and Wilfrid Noyce 1961 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine no DJ issued
By: Sutton, Geoffery and Wilfrid Noyce
Price $74.00 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $101.00 (58%)
- Item # OP2455AB-884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FALLEN GIANTS: A HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING FROM THE AGE OF EMPIRE TO THE AGE OF EXTREMES Maurice Isserman, Stewart Weaver 2008 1st ed New Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available
By: Isserman, Maurice and Stewart Weaver
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $34.96 (88%)
- Item # BK2324-8629
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK CLIMBING EUROPE Stewart Green 2006 1st ed Softcover Near Fine SIGNED by Stewart Green
By: Green, Stewart M.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $40.01 (67%)
- Item # GB2028A-891p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STONEHENGE DECODED Gerald S. Hawkins, John B. White 1965 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Hawkins, Gerald S. with John B. White
Price $30.00
- Item # OP8251-927
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK CLIMBING NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS Dennis R. Jackson 1996 Softcover New SIGNED by Stewart Green
By: Jackson, Dennis
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $32.95, You Save $22.96 (70%)
- Item # GB5604A-895
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 Softcover Fine
By: Lock, Andrew
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.05 (72%)
- Item # BK35735B-861
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


TARTARIN SUR LES ALPES [TARTARIN ON THE ALPS Novel] Alphonse Daudet 1980 Hardcover Near Fine
By: Daudet, Alphonse
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $33.01 (94%)
- Item # OP7201A-939
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PICCOLE E GRANDI ORE ALPINE [SMALL AND LARGE ALPINE HOURS] Gabriele Boccalatte 1997 Paperback New
By: Boccalatte, Gabriele
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.95 (75%)
- Item # BK6629-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MISS PINK AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD Gwen Moffat 1975 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Moffat, Gwen
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # OP1681A-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBING ON THE EDGE Betta and Gioachino Gobbi 2002 New Softcover Multiple Copies Available
By: Gobbi, Betta and Gioachino
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK1782-9673
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIVISTA MENSILE DEL CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO MARZO 1933 NO. 3 [MONTHLY MAGAZINE OF THE ITALIAN ALPINE CLUB MARCH 1933 NO. 3]
By: Italian Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $27.01 (90%)
- Item # OP7297-940
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER BERG RUFT! [THE MOUNTAIN CALLS!] Martin Uitz 2000 Catalog Softcover Fine
By: Uitz, Martin
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $18.01 (90%)
- Item # OP3784-944
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DUKE OF THE ABRUZZI: AN EXPLORER'S LIFE Mirella Tenderini 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Tenderini, Mirella and Michael Shandrick
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # BK1533-8733
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS AND A SHORE: A JOURNEY TROUGH SOUTHERN TURKEY Michael Pereira 1966 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Pereira, Michael
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $18.01 (90%)
- Item # OP2837-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CENTURY OF AMERICAN ALPINISM 2002 William Putnam 2002 1st ed Softcover Near Fine-Fine
By: Putnam, Fay, Bent, Palmer, Thorington, Kauffman, American Alpine Club
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $9.96 (50%)
- Item # BK2135-861
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROPE BOY Dennis Gray 1979 2nd UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Gray, Dennis
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $26.01 (74%)
- Item # OP531B-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart