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 #: BK4345-870p
THE CALL OF EVEREST: THE HISTORY, SCIENCE AND FUTURE OF THE WORLD'S TALLEST MOUNTAIN Conrad Anker 2013 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine
By Anker, Conrad, Bernadette McDonald, Alton Byers, Broughton Coburn, Bruce Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Tom Hornbein
Price: $18.95

List Price: $35.00
You Save $16.05 (46%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Washington, D.C., National Geographic, 2013, 1st edition. 304 pp, hundreds of color photos. Large format hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine condition.

50 years after the historical 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, National Geographic is publishing the ultimate illustrated volume on Everest, featuring legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker's anniversary ascent on the mountain and filled with stories and photographs chosen to capture the danger, the intrigue, the legacy, and the prevailing power of this mountain in the world's imagination.
 
Extra postage will be requested for this large book for Priority mail or International mail.

Geography, geology, history, and culture weave together in an eloquent narrative that stands as a foundation for many contributions, both archival and contemporary, representing the varied facets of the mountain and its meaning. From its geological formation to the sherpas of Nepal, who have lived on its slopes so long its demands have influenced their genetics; from the challenges Everest presents for the most seasoned of climbers to the commercialization of treks and controversies surrounding them; and including the future of this mountain, already showing the impact of global warming in shrinking glaciers, depleted watersheds, and changing weather patterns--the story is epic, global in interest, and ever-changing, even though the mountain stands eternal above us all.

Archival maps and photographs plus the best images National Geographic photographers have taken of Everest combine with authoritative text to make this a book worthy of the mountain itself; the latest geographical knowledge is compiled on a new map, never before published.

Central to the book is world-renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, who has climbed Everest at least four times and leads the legacy expedition. With him on the journey will be National Geographic adventure journalist Mark Jenkins, who contributes a key first-person chapter about the experience of climbing Mount Everest. Photographer Cory Richards - triple Banff film festival award winner with his short moutaineering film, Cold, in 2011 - brings back photos from the summit that will add to the remarkable National Geographic archive also featured in this book.

Thomas Hornbein, one of the few surviving members of the original 1963 American Everest expedition, wrote the Foreword. Interspersed throughout are guest essays by others who know Everest well, including Bruce Johnson, Mayo Clinic physician, specialist in body responses to extremes and a member of the 2012 climb team; Alton Byers, National Geographic grantee from the Mountain Institute, specialist in climate change at high altitudes; Broughton Coburn and Bernadette McDonald, authors and experts on Himalayan/Mountain culture; David Breashears, Everest climber and author. At the heart of the narrative is Mark Jenkins's first-person account of the experience of being on the mountain today.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WHERE THE CLOUDS CAN GO Conrad Kain 1979 3rd ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine
By: Kain, Conrad
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $35.01 (54%)
- Item # OP747-873
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLOSER TO THE EDGE Leo Houlding 2022 UK ed Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By: Houlding, Leo
Price $39.95 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $20.05 (33%)
- Item # BK6677-8757
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCIENCE AT THE EXTREME Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Discovery Peter Lane Taylor 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Taylor, Peter Lane
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $24.96 (83%)
- Item # BK1529-5832
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THIN ICE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF CLIMATE IN THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN RANGES Bowen 2005 1st ed Hardcover Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Bowen, Mark
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # PL2083-94112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THIN ICE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF CLIMATE IN THE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN RANGES Mark Bowen 2005 Paperback Like New
By: Bowen, Mark
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $17.00, You Save $12.01 (71%)
- Item # PL2083A-958
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOST EXPLORER: FINDING MALLORY ON MOUNT EVEREST Anker and Roberts 2001 Softcover Very Good-Fine
By: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.00, You Save $7.01 (58%)
- Item # BK45B-953
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1999 October Finding Mallory on Everest by Conrad Anker
By: National Geographic Magazine 1999 October
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # NG9910-127
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN RESCUE Sharp and Whiteside 2005 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Sharp, Bob and Judy Whiteside
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.01 (83%)
- Item # BK2209-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD LOST ARROW PITON SIGNED by Conrad Anker 3 pitons available
By: Chouinard, Yvon and Tom Frost, GPIW
Price $45.00
- Item # HW23F-9323
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAST CLIMB: THE LEGENDARY EVEREST EXPEDITIONS OF GEORGE MALLORY LIMITED EDITION Audrey Salkeld and David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover Limited Ed
By: Salkeld, Audrey and David Breashears
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $25.01 (38%)
- Item # BK635-952p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE EVEREST LHOTSE ADVENTURE Albert Eggler 1957 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ernst Reiss [Lhotse 1st Ascent]
By: Eggler, Albert
Price $274.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $176.00 (39%)
- Item # OP2297EAB-884
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGHEST AND HARDEST: A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER'S LIFETIME ODYSSEY TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD Chris Kopczynski 2022 1st ed Hardcover Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Kopczynski
By: Kopczynski, Chris
Price $26.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $23.05 (46%)
- Item # BK4603-87015
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KILLING DRAGONS: THE CONQUEST OF THE ALPS Fergus Fleming 2000 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Fleming, Fergus
Price $26.00
- Item # BK468-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STICKS AND STONES THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HAWKRIDGE John Hawkridge 1987 1st UK ed DJ Fine
By: Hawkridge, John
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.01 (80%)
- Item # OP4698-936
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2022 New Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club 2022 Journal
Price $34.95
- Item # AAJ2022-3
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: MOUNTAIN WITHOUT MERCY 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Broughton Coburn and INSCRIBED by Jamling Tenzing
By: Coburn, Broughton
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.00 (40%)
- Item # BK283C-947p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HARRY'S ABSENCE: LOOKING FOR MY FATHER ON THE MOUNTAIN [MOUNT COOK] Jonathan Scott 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Scott, Jonathan
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $15.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1399-947
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MATERIAL PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH Jill Neate 1986 2nd ed Paperback Fine-New Multiple Copies Available
By: Neate, Jill
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.01 (33%)
- Item # OP1101-8702
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HELL OR HIGH WATER: SURVIVING TIBET'S TSANGPO RIVER Peter Heller 2004 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Heller, Peter
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $15.00 (60%)
- Item # BK5395-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EIGHTY-FIVE SIDDHAS VII ETHNOGRAPHY Toni Schmid 1958 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Schmid, Toni
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $17.96 (90%)
- Item # OP6897-784p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart