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 #: BK2335-635
FROM A TRAMP'S WALLET: A LIFE OF DOUGLAS WILLIAM FRESHFIELD Hervey Fisher 2001 1st ed New Hardcover
By Fisher, Hervey
Price: $19.99

List Price: $45.00
You Save $25.01 (56%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
U.K., 2008, 1st edition. 307 pp, 50+ photos. Book is a new hardcover with dust jacket.

Douglas William Freshfield was the youngest schoolboy to climb Mont Blanc. This feat, at age 18 in 1863, was the beginning of his long and distinguished career as a mountain climber and explorer. In his later career he led a small expedition into the then virtually unknown Caucasus to discover an unsuspected region of magnificent scenery inhabited by wild and colourful tribes, often at war with each other and hardly welcoming to strangers.

For his explorations he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s coveted Gold medal and in 1903 he published the story of his expedition into the unmapped region north of Kanchenjunga. Round Kanchenjunga is his classic of mountaineering literature and is still referred to today by mountain climbers and explorers alike. 

At one time he was President of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club and he spent some stormy reformative years as Hon Secretary of the R.G.S. He was instrumental in the foundation of geography as an academic subject and he played a part in modernising the Ordnance Survey, with the result that it began to produce the standard form of maps we recognise today. 

In his personal life he was a friend of Alfred Tennyson and his wife was closely involved with the Bloomsbury set. The book describes many of his explorations and gives an insight into a unique period of English culture. 

From a Tramp’s Wallet...is an intriguing account of a Victorian man who found release from the strictures of his time among the ecstasies and dangers of those ice-blue places above 15,000 feet.
 
Douglas Freshfield from Wikipedia
Douglas Freshfield was a keen traveller and mountaineer. From his childhood he acquired a deep love of the mountains and was particularly fond of the Alps. By his twenties he was already venturing further afield. In 1868 he made an attempt on Elbrus with his Balkarian guide Akhia Sottaev, and although they failed to reach the higher Western summit, Freshfield was the first foreigner to reach the Eastern Summit.

Freshfield led an exploration of the Caucasus and was the first man, officially, to conquer Kazbek with guides from the village Gergeti. He described the denuded territories of Abkhazia in a moving chapter on 'The Solitude of Abkhazia', in The Exploration of the Caucasus published in 1892.

In 1899 Douglas Freshfield travelled to Green Lakes accompanied by the Italian photographer Vittorio Sella. He conducted expeditions around Kangchenjunga (Khangchendzonga) and set out with his party to trek in a circle around Kangchenjunga from the North. When he arrived safely in at Dzongri, he lit a big bonfire, which could be seen from Darjeeling and the Governor of Bengal ordered a Gun Salute to be fired in his honour.
 
He also become the first mountaineer to examine the western face of Kangchenjunga, which rises from the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Freshfield described Siniolchu as “The Most Superb Triumph of Mountain Architecture and The Most Beautiful Snow Mountain in the World”.

In 1905 he attempted to climb Rwenzori Abruzzi in Uganda but failed due to bad weather. However the Freshfield Pass on the mountain was named after him.

Alpine Club and RGS
Freshfield wrote extensively about travel and the Alps, editing the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and became its Joint Secretary in 1881. He was president of the Alpine Club from 1893 to 1895.

In 1904, he was President of the Geographical Section of the British Association. He was awarded the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1903, became a Vice-President of the Society in 1906 and its President from 1914 until 1917. He became a Trustee of the RGS in 1924. University College, Oxford made him an Honorary Fellow, and he was awarded Honorary degrees of Doctor of Civil Laws at the University of Oxford and the University of Geneva

Publications
Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz, London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1869
Italian Alps: Sketches in the Mountains of Ticino, Lombardy, the Trentino, and Venetia, 1875, new ed. 1937
The Exploration of the Caucasus, London, Edward Arnold, 1896
Round Kangchinjinga (Kangchenjunga), Alpine Journal, Vol. XX, no. 149, August 1900
Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration, London, Edward Arnold (Publisher to the India Office), 1903. Dedicated to Joseph Dalton Hooker
Hannibal Once More (1914)
The Life of Horace Benedict de Saussure (with the collaboration of F. Montagnier), London, Edward Arnold, 1920
Below the Snow Line, London, Constable and Co., 1923

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
BELOW THE SNOW LINE Douglas Freshfield 1923 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Freshfield, Douglas
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $120.01 (80%)
- Item # OP524-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL CAUCASUS AND BASHAN Douglas W. Freshfield 1869 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Price $699.99 ~ Regular $1750.00, You Save $1050.01 (60%)
- Item # OP3770-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD: TO THE NORTH POLE BY SLED, BALLOON, AIRPLANE AND NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER Fisher, David 1992 1st edition Hardcover
By: Fisher, David E.
Price $20.00
- Item # PL74
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A PHYSICIAN'S HOLIDAY OR A MONTH IN SWITZERLAND IN THE SUMMER OF 1848 John Forbes M.D. 1849 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Forbes, John (Physician to Her Majesty's Household)
Price $199.99 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $150.01 (43%)
- Item # OP1826A-612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOMOLUNGMA SINGS THE BLUES: TRAVELS ROUND EVEREST Ed Douglas 2001 1st US ed New Paperback
By: Douglas, Ed
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $10.96 (73%)
- Item # BK393C-765
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE HIGH SIERRA. Hervey Voge 1956-61 1st ed reprint DJ SIGNED by 10: Roper, Steck, Robbins, Frost, Middendorf, Frost, Denny. Hill, Bachar, Robinson, Wellman INCLUDES YOSEMITE VALLEY
By: Voge, Hervey
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $200.00 (57%)
- Item # OPG267P
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN GEAR CATALOG WINTER 2001
By: MOUNTAIN GEAR
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # OP2201
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LIFE OF HORACE BENEDICT DE SAUSSURE. Douglas Freshfield 1924 1st UK edition Fine
By: Freshfield, Douglas.
Price $694.95 ~ Regular $850.00, You Save $155.05 (18%)
- Item # OP1239AB-995
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA NORTH Robert Kruszyna & William Putnam 1985 Latest edition
By: Putnam, William L., Robert Kruszyna
Price $75.00
- Item # GB1158
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NIGHT ON THE GROUND, A DAY IN THE OPEN 2001 1st ed New paperback Mulitple Copies Available SIGNED by Doug Robinson
By: Robinson, Doug
Price $12.95 ~ Regular $19.00, You Save $6.05 (32%)
- Item # BK1286-3939
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING. James Ramsey Ullman 1964 2nd ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $10.00
- Item # OP1660C-393
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIAMIR: KONIG DER BERGE: SCHICKSALBERG NANGA PARBATDIAMIR [KING OF THE MOUNTAINS: THE FATE OF NANGA PARBAT] 2008 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $49.99
- Item # BK2359-851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE: REMARKABLE FEATS OF EXPLORATION. 2000 Revised ed DJ New 4 copies available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK169-5851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LONELY VICTORY Peter Habeler 1979 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Habeler, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $45.01 (90%)
- Item # OP193C-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE Chris Bonington 1991 Paperback Near Fine
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $3.99
- Item # OP102C-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL FOURTEEN EIGHT-THOUSANDERS 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Reinhold Messner and Kurt Diemberger
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $79.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $121.00 (60%)
- Item # BK1014B-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EPIC OF MOUNT EVEREST Francis Younghusband 1926 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Younghusband, Francis
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # OP393A-281
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PROCESSO AL K2 [PROCESS AT K2] Walter Bonatti 1985 New Paperback
By: Bonatti, Walter
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5264-178
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 AND THE NORTHERN BALTORO MUSTAGH GUIDE Kielkowski 1997 5 copies left
By: Kielkowski, Jan
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $37.95, You Save $18.00 (47%)
- Item # GB334-489
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOMENTS OF DOUBT AND OTHER MOUNTAINEERING WRITINGS David Roberts 1986 Paperback New 5 copies available
By: Roberts, David. Foreword by Royal Robbins
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $16.96 (85%)
- Item # BK1276-1145
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart