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 #: OP436-677
I CHOSE TO CLIMB 1973 4th UK imp Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By Bonington, Chris
Price: $19.99

List Price: $35.00
You Save $15.01 (43%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, 1973 3rd - 4th printing of 1st edition. 208 pp, 40 b/w illustrations. Blue hardcover dust jacket. Fine.

Chris's first book: the 1st 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 Pillarof 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 a sa 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
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283A-8662
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 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283-8663
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE FACE OF JALANATH [A Novel] Ronald Hardy 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hardy, Ronald
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5375A-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE FACE OF JALANATH [A Novel] Ronald Hardy 1973 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hardy, Ronald
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $11.95, You Save $8.96 (75%)
- Item # OP5375-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CASTLES IN THE AIR: MEN AND MOUNTAINS IN NEW ZEALAND Philip Temple 1973 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good SIGNED by Ed Hillary
By: Temple, Philip (Editor)
Price $39.99
- Item # OP1737A-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEVIANT DEATH [Novel] Gwen Moffat 1973 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Moffat, Gwen
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # OP1664-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ALPS Ronald Clark 1973 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Clark, Ronald
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $10.00 (22%)
- Item # OP946-902
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE. 1973 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Eric Shipton
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $495.00 ~ Regular $600.00, You Save $105.00 (18%)
- Item # OP492AB-425
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CASTLES IN THE AIR: MEN AND MOUNTAINS IN NEW ZEALAND Philip Temple 1973 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Temple, Philip (Editor)
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # OP1737-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1973 ASCENT: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE... 1973 Signed by Jim Bridwell (Poor condition)
By: Sierra Club. Edited by Steve Roper and Allen Steck
Price $20.00
- Item # JR1866A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE: REMARKABLE FEATS OF EXPLORATION 2000 Revised ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK169-6775
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST THE HARD WAY: THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE SOUTH WEST FACE 1976 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $54.99
- Item # OP216AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Tom Frost
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $100.00
- Item # OP452-677
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 Large Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $85.00 ~ Regular $95.00, You Save $10.00 (11%)
- Item # OP217A-866
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 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington and Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $45.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $5.00 (10%)
- Item # OP283A-8662
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GREAT CLIMBS: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD MOUNTAINEERING 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $5.00 (11%)
- Item # BK2270-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $10.00 (20%)
- Item # OP452-866
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HEROIC CLIMBS: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD MOUNTAINEERING Bonington Large Paperback
By: Bonington, Chris, ed.
Price $34.95
- Item # BK167
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ULTIMATE CHALLENGE [EVEREST SOUTH WEST FACE] 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Doug Scott
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP214A-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 6 Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $10.00 (29%)
- Item # OP102A-9025
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD BONG PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey, Royal Robbins and Tom Frost. Only a few available
By: Chouinard, Yvon and Tom Frost
Price $199.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $101.00 (34%)
- Item # HW47-425
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT MCKINLEY: THE PIONEER CLIMBS 1967 1st edition Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Terris Moore
By: Moore, Terris, Introduction by Francis Farquhar.
Price $79.99
- Item # OP600AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NO PLACE TO FALL: SUPERALPINISM IN THE HIMALAYA Saunders 1994 1st edition SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Saunders, Victor
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # BK1364-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIFTY YEARS OF ALPINISM 1981 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Riccardo Cassin
By: Cassin, Riccardo
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $395.00, You Save $45.00 (11%)
- Item # OP49AB-5232
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY Walt Unsworth 1981 1st US ed Fine SIGNED by 23: Messner, Habeler, Bridwell, Kor, Jeff Lowe, Child, Diemberger, House, Humar, Whittaker
By: Unsworth, Walt
Price $395.00 ~ Regular $595.00, You Save $200.00 (34%)
- Item # OP1833G-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REINHOLD MESSNER FREE SPIRIT: A CLIMBER'S LIFE 1991 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $129.99 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $45.01 (26%)
- Item # BK142A-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
L'AUTRE ANNAPURNA [THE OTHER ANNAPURNA] 1998 1st ed Softcover Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Maurice Herzog
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $110.01 (73%)
- Item # OP903A-78
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DOWNWARD BOUND: A MAD! GUIDE TO ROCK CLIMBING Warren Harding 1990 Paperback New SIGNED by Royal Robbins
By: Harding, Warren
Price $44.95 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $30.05 (40%)
- Item # OP75-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEINE FORSCHUNGSREISEN [MY RESEARCH TRIPS] 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ As New SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $70.01 (70%)
- Item # OP5378-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST POSTER PANORAMA SIGNED by Ed Webster
By: Webster, Ed
Price $19.95
- Item # PS59
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart