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 #: BK2039-836
THE LONGEST CLIMB: BACK FROM THE ABYSS Pritchard 2005 New Paperback
By Pritchard, Paul
Price: $3.95

List Price: $20.00
You Save $16.05 (80%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, Robinson, 2005. 288 pp. New paperback.

For climber Paul Pritchard the biggest challenge he ever faced wasn't a mountain, but the long climb back to life. Not his former life of the 1990s, when he surfed many of the world's most treacherous rock faces. The boulder that crushed him while he was climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania put a stop to that.

His life now is the result of a six-year struggle with hemiplegia and brain injury, slowly reassembling his world physically, emotionally and mentally. Progress is halting and painful, but also triumphant and often blackly humorous.

Along the way he charts the small victories, the false hopes the necessary readjustments, and considers the world's perception of disability as he compares experiences with fellow handicapped climbers such as Jamie Andrew on Kilimanjaro - they are united by positive thinking and a refusal to sink into self-pity. Geographically, he progresses from careering downhill in Snowdonia, not entirely in control of a tricycle, via a dubious Moroccan expedition, to ascents of both Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.

And two love affairs, one with Tasmania where he now lives, and the other with Jane, one of the nurses who took care of him after the accident. Now married, they have a small daughter, Cadi. The Longest Climb is full of life. It is a moving and unblinkered view of achievement to date and the steep road ahead for a battered climber who refuses to turn his back on the mountains. 


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE TOTEM POLE AND A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE Paul Pritchard 1999 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1215A-207
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE TOTEM POLE AND A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE 1999 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Paul Pritchard Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $20.01 (33%)
- Item # BK1215-1582
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEEP PLAY: A CLIMBER'S ODYSSEY FROM LLANBERIS TO THE BIG WALLS Paul Pritchard 1998 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $12.96 (56%)
- Item # BK1214B-871
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEEP PLAY: A CLIMBER'S ODYSSEY FROM LLANBERIS TO THE BIG WALLS Paul Pritchard 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $2.96 (13%)
- Item # BK1214-151
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE WEST RIDGE 2005 New Paperback SIGNED & DATED May 22, 1963 by Tom Hornbein 2 Copies Available
By: Hornbein, Tom
Price $45.00
- Item # BK679D-1632
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OFF THE WALL: EXERCISES FOR CLIMBERS Lisa M. Wolfe 2005 New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Wolfe, Lisa M.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $9.96 (67%)
- Item # BK2113-9172
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL INDEX 1977 -1986 Volume 2 Multiple copies available
By: American Alpine Club Index 1977-1986 Journal
Price $14.95
- Item # AAJIndex2-2339
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOULDER CANYON SPORT AND ADVENTURE CLIMBER'S GUIDE VOLUME II: THE UPPER CANYON Mark Rolofson 2005 New Paperback
By: Rolofson, Mark
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $17.00, You Save $7.01 (41%)
- Item # GB2235-404
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LONGEST LINE ON THE MAP: THE UNITED STATES, THE PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY, AND THE QUEST TO LINK THE AMERICAS Eric Rutkow 2019 1st ed Hardcover
By: Rutkow, Eric
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # OP4615-155
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW TO CLIMB: ROCK & ICE BOOK Special Un-numbered Issue 2005
By: Rock and Ice
Price $15.00
- Item # JR153E-108
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE TOTEM POLE AND A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE 1999 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Paul Pritchard Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $60.00, You Save $20.01 (33%)
- Item # BK1215-1582
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEEP PLAY: A CLIMBER'S ODYSSEY FROM LLANBERIS TO THE BIG WALLS Paul Pritchard 1998 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $12.96 (56%)
- Item # BK1214B-871
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE TOTEM POLE AND A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE Paul Pritchard 1999 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1215A-207
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEEP PLAY: A CLIMBER'S ODYSSEY FROM LLANBERIS TO THE BIG WALLS Paul Pritchard 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: Pritchard, Paul
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $2.96 (13%)
- Item # BK1214-151
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS IN THE YEARS 1860 - 1869 Edward Whymper 1985 Paperback Near Fine
By: Whymper, Edward
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.00, You Save $9.01 (64%)
- Item # BK1689B-7421
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING [THE OUT OF DOOR LIBRARY] Edward L. Wilson 1897 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Wilson, Edward L., etc.
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $30.95 (62%)
- Item # OP6460-108
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 2000 March New Route Cerro Torre In Winter Greg Crouch Multiple copies available
By: National Geographic Magazine 2000 March
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # NG0003-1272
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHO OYU: GNADE DER GOTTER [CHO OYU: BY FAVOR OF THE GODS] 1955 1st edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Herbert Tichy and Pasang Dawa Lama
By: Tichy, Herbert
Price $294.00
- Item # OP433AB-482
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY A NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES Hudson and Kennedy New Modern Reprint Softcover
By: Hudson, Charles and Edward Shirley Kennedy
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $15.05 (50%)
- Item # BK2352-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALLEIN ZUM CHO UYU (Alone to Cho Oyu) Mischa Saleki 1st ed Hardcover DJ Like New
By: Saleki, Mischa
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.00 (43%)
- Item # OP3763-106
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EVEREST LHOTSE ADVENTURE Albert Eggler 1957 1st US ed Hardcover DJ/No DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Eggler, Albert
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP2297A-1795
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STAG MAGAZINE c. 1937 Burdsall and Emmons Minya Konka Softcover Cover and Article Only Very Good
By: Stag Magazine
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $5.00 (25%)
- Item # JR311-900
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGCHENJUNGA ADVENTURE Frank S. Smythe 1946 ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Smythe, Frank
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # OP1760D-247
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROPE RESCUE MANUAL: CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN COMPANY Ltd, James Frank, Jerrold Smith 1987 Spiral bound, like New Rare
By: Frank, James, Jerrold Smith
Price $150.00
- Item # OP4669-107
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