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 #: BK383AB-385p
K2: CHALLENGING THE SKY 1997 edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger Rick Ridgeway and Dee Molenaar
By Diemberger, Kurt and Roberto Mantovani.
Price: $125.00


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description



SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger, Rick Ridgeway and Dee Molenaar

Seattle, 1997. 144 pp, 162 color photos. Large-format hardcover, DJ, as New.

Large book; extra postage will be requested for Priority as well as International Mail.

A photo history of the many epics that have occurred on K2's flanks, from the early explorers to the high standard alpinists of today. This book 'Offers readers the opportunity of reliving the magnificent exploits which took man to the top of the world's second highest mountain: from the legendary [1909] expedition led by Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, the Duke of the Abruzzi, which reached an altitude of 6000 metres, to the heroic, memorable conquest of the summit by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, members of the expedition led by Ardito Desio [1954], up to the latest ascents completed in the 1990s'.

Kurt Diemberger (born 1932 in Austria), is the only remaining person alive that has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres. In 1957, he made the first ascent of Broad Peak and in 1960, the first ascent of Dhaulagiri. Diemberger was also the last person to see Hermann Buhl alive before he fell through a cornice on Chogolisa.

Diemberger was one of only two survivors in the 1986 K2 Disaster. On August 4, 1986, Diemberger and Julie Tullis reached the summit of K2 very late in the day.  Shortly after starting their descent, Julie fell -- dragging Diemberger with her. Fortunately, they somehow stopped from going over the edge and spent the night above 8,000 metres. They managed to reach Camp IV the next day, where they were forced to share a tent with six other climbers after their tent had collapsed from hurricane force winds. Unfortunately, Julie died later that night, possibly from HACE, and only one other of climbers survived the descent with Diemberger. This epic tale is described in Diemberger's K2 The Endless Knot.

Rick Ridgeway participated in the first American ascent of K2 in 1978 (he was on the second summit team with John Roskelley)  and Dee Molenaar was on the 1953 American expedition to K2.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
GASHERBRUM II BEER BOTTLE 1997 Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger Only One Full Bottle Available
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $99.00, You Save $49.01 (50%)
- Item # OP4123C-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GASHERBRUM II BEER BOTTLE 1997 Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger Multiple Empty Bottles Available
Price $15.99
- Item # OP4123AB-67712
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GASHERBRUM 2 POSTER SIGNED BY KURT DIEMBERGER
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $45.00
- Item # PS103
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: CHALLENGING THE SKY Roberto Mantovani & Kurt Diemberger 1997 1st US ed Large Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed] 2 copies available
By: Mantovani, Roberto and Kurt Diemberger
Price $19.99
- Item # BK383C-3182p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 TRAUM UND SCHICKSAL [K2: MOUNTAIN OF DREAMS AND DESTINY] 1989 Hardcover 1st ed DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.00 (40%)
- Item # OP2280A-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # BK387-3692
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR 1994 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # OP2387EAB-877
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR Kurt Diemberger 1994 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine [Not Signed]
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $19.96 (57%)
- Item # BK7387-296
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRITS OF THE AIR 1994 1st USA edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Diemberger, Kurt
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $45.01 (60%)
- Item # OP2387FAB-877
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: HISTORY OF THE HIMALAYAN GIANT. 2007 Expanded 2nd ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Mantovani, Roberto and Kurt Diemberger
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # BK939A-318p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


CLIMB OF MY LIFE: A MIRACULOUS JOURNEY FROM THE EDGE OF DEATH TO THE VICTORY OF A LIFETIME Laura Evans 1996 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Evans, Laura
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $22.00, You Save $17.01 (77%)
- Item # BK436-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VIER IM HIMALAYA: ERLEBNISBERICHT DER DEUTSCHEN NEPAL EXPEDITION 1955 [ANNAPURNA IV FIRST ASCENT: FOUR IN HIMALAYA: EXPERIENCE REPORT OF THE GERMAN NEPAL EXPEDITION 1955] Heinz Steinmetz 1957 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Steinmetz, Heinz
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.01 (20%)
- Item # OP3721-753
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEN AND THE MATTERHORN 1967 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Gaston Rebuffat
By: Rebuffat, Gaston
Price $450.00
- Item # OP1768A-928
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HHENKLIMA UND BERGWANDERUNGEN... [High Altitude Climate and Mountain Travel and Their Effect on People: Results of Experimental Research at High Altitude and in the Laboratory] Nathan Zuntz, Vittorio Sella 1906 1st Edition Leather Bound Fine
By: Zuntz, Nathan; Photos by Vittorio Sella; Loewy, A.; Mller, Franz & Caspari, W.
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP4289-311p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES 1999 1st ed DJ Fine SIGNED by 4: David Breashears, Jon Krakauer, Ed Viesturs, Pete Athans
By: Breashears, David, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Price $119.99 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $130.01 (52%)
- Item # BK634B-296
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SOLO NANGA PARBAT 1980 1st US edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $125.00
- Item # OP1040AB-544
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING Irving 1955 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Irving, R.L.G.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP1832A-865
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STICKEEN [THE STORY OF A DOG] John Muir 1909 Hardcover Very Good
By: Muir, John
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $64.95 (65%)
- Item # BK7060-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE CHALLENGE Francis Younghusband 1936 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Younghusband, Francis
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $15.01 (33%)
- Item # OP1746I-9592
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WALL AND ROOF CLIMBING Geoffrey Winthrop Young 2010 [1905] Paperback New Multiple Copies Available
By: Young, Geoffrey Winthrop
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # BK2478-74214
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