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 #: OP436F-950
I CHOSE TO CLIMB Chris Bonington 1969 3rd UK prtg Hardcover DJ Fine (Not Signed)
By Bonington, Chris
Price: $59.00

List Price: $90.00
You Save $31.00 (34%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, 1969, 3rd UK printing. 208 pp, 40 b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has a faded spine. Book is fine. Fine condition overall. 

Chris' first book: the first British ascent of the Eiger Nordwand with Harlin and Haston, and the Annapurna South Face expedition.

Chris Bonington captures the highlights of his formative years of climbing from when he started as a London schoolboy at the age of sixteen to the first major expedition he led to climb the huge South Face of Annapurna in 1970 – at the time probably the hardest big face in the Himalayas.

He covers his discovery of rock climbing with the basic gear of the fifties, early forays into Scotland, then on to the Alps with his attempts and final success to be first Briton to climb the notorious North Wall of the Eiger and make the first ascent of The Central Pillar of Freney on the South side of Mont Blanc.

He tells of some of the great characters of British mountaineering –Hamish MacInnes, Don Whillans, Tom Patey and many more. He describes his early Himalayan climbs to Annapurna II and Nuptse in the early sixties when Nepal was still undeveloped and goes on his adventures as a photo journalist culminating in the first ever descent of the Blue Nile.
 

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
HIGH ACHIEVER: THE LIFE AND CLIMBS OF CHRIS BONINGTON Jim Curran 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Curran, Jim
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $26.95, You Save $16.96 (63%)
- Item # BK331-792
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER and CLIMBER AND RAMBLER MAGAZINE UK (Not a set) $5 per issue As available
By: Climber and Rambler Magazine
Price $5.00
- Item # JR251-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL 1930-1986 (Not a set) $10 As available
By: Canadian Geographical Society
Price $10.00
- Item # JR7734-121
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
I CHOSE TO CLIMB Chris Bonington 1969 3rd UK prtg Hardcover DJ Very Good (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $39.00 ~ Regular $69.00, You Save $30.00 (43%)
- Item # OP436D-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington 3 Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # OP283-9503
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # OP283A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $70.00, You Save $25.00 (36%)
- Item # OP283B-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SUMMIT MAGAZINE BACK ISSUES: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
By: Summit Magazine
Price $10.00
- Item # JR154C-944
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST YEARS: A CLIMBER'S LIFE 1986 3rd UK imp Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $50.00
- Item # OP286-950
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 $35.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $15.00 (30%)
- Item # BK173B-9507
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOUNDLESS HORIZONS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHRIS BONINGTON 2000 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # BK5162-950
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 Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $15.00 (15%)
- Item # OP217A-950p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1971 1st US ed or UK Reprint Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # OP452E-9507
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HEROIC CLIMBS: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD MOUNTAINEERING Chris Bonington Softcover Fine
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # BK167-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE 1981 1st US or 1982 UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP102A-9584p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI Chris Bonington 2000 Softcover Very Good (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $6.96 (47%)
- Item # BK170-965
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington 3 Copies Available
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # OP283-9503
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIBET'S SECRET MOUNTAIN: THE TRIUMPH OF SEPU KANGRI Chris Bonington 1999 1st UK ed DJ Hardcover Fine 2 Copies Available (Not Signed)
By: Bonington, Chris and Charles Clarke
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # BK173C-9502
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # BK453B-950p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS Chris Bonington 1989 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available (Not Signed), CHRIS BONINGTON, MOUNTAINEER: THIRTY YEARS OF CLIMBING THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS Chris Boni
By: Bonington, Chris, Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $40.01 (67%)
- Item # OP217D-9502p, OP217D-9502p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DON WHILLANS: PORTRAIT OF A MOUNTAINEER Don Whillans and Alick Ormerod 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine (Not signed)
By: Whillans, Don and Alick Ormerod
Price $295.00 ~ Regular $375.00, You Save $80.00 (21%)
- Item # OP1745L-940
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EPIC OF MOUNT EVEREST Francis Younghusband 1926 US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Younghusband, Francis
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $15.00 (38%)
- Item # OP393C-948
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROAD PEAK FIRST ASCENT Richard Sale 2004 1st edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Fritz Wintersteller and Marcus Schmuck 2 copies available
By: Sale, Richard
Price $54.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $96.00 (64%)
- Item # OP2002FAB-3742
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA Lionel Terray 1963 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Terray, Lionel
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $100.00 (40%)
- Item # OP893J-105
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN MOUNTAINS: THE INNER CLIMB TO COMMITMENT Marilyn Mason 1998 Softcover Near Fine
By: Mason, Marilyn
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $11.95, You Save $6.96 (58%)
- Item # BK961A-953
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THIN AIR: ENCOUNTERS IN THE HIMALAYA Greg Child 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Child, Greg
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # OP592A-9413
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BIG BOOK OF MOUNTAINEERING Bruno Moravetz 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Moravetz, Bruno, Foreword by Reinhold Messner.
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # OP157-3112p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIMALAYA DEL NEPAL H. W. Tilman 1953 1st Italian edition Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Tilman, H. W.
Price $24.95
- Item # OP386AB-544
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOUNDLESS HORIZONS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHRIS BONINGTON 2000 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $25.00 (25%)
- Item # BK5162-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN 2009 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Steve House 2 Copies Available
By: House, Steve
Price $75.00
- Item # BK2425-9412
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart