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 #: BK523-635
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Peter and Leni Gillman 2000 Paperback As New
By Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price: $4.99

List Price: $18.95
You Save $13.96 (74%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Seattle, 2000. 320 pp, b/w photos. As New paperback. 

Winner of the Boardman Tasker Award.

The most thorough Mallory biography. Covers his literary and artist associates, how his mind worked. His three Everest expeditions are probed, in light of who Mallory really was. 

George Mallory is a name that still resonates within the climbing community. You only have to ask anyone with an interest in climbing “Do you think he got to the top” and they will know whom you are talking about and will have an opinion as to whether he did.

There were probably few moments in mountaineering history as moving as when the bleached but almost intact body of Mallory was found on 1 May 1999 on Everest.

Mallory was without doubt an extraordinary man, an aesthete, a friend of the Bloomsbury set, a man who passed through a brief, or depending on your view of his motivation for taking Irvine to the summit, an extended or permanent homosexual phase. A socialist, a soldier, a brilliant but mercurial climber. A different kettle of fish to most of the modern breed of climbers. No one has come close to him for the pull his name still exerts.

What is the essence of that fascination? Many books have been written about Mallory, from the debunking to the hagiography. In the deservedly awarding-winning biography, The Wildest Dream: Mallory His Life and Conflicting Passions, the Gillmans come closer than anyone in getting to the heart of the man. They were able to draw on an extensive collection of the Mallory’s letters, many previously unpublished and surviving members of the family helped them.

They give a true, well balanced portrait of a man whose whole life was driven and torn between compelling and competing desires. It is one of the few mountaineering books that you can thrust upon those with no interest in climbing and they will be enthralled.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Gillman 2000 1st US ed New Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Peter Gillman
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $25.01 (38%)
- Item # BK522E-635
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Peter and Leni Gillman 2000 Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $17.96 (64%)
- Item # BK524D-6356
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BREAKING TRAIL: A CLIMBING LIFE Arlene Blum 2005 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Arlene Blum
By: Blum, Arlene
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $27.50, You Save $7.51 (27%)
- Item # BK2022-2
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MALLORY AND IRVINE: THE WILDEST DREAM Mark MacKenzie 2009 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 4 Copies Available
By: MacKenzie, Mark
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $32.96 (83%)
- Item # BK2299-2744
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EXTREME EIGER: THE RACE TO CLIMB THE DIRECT ROUTE UP THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER 2015 1st UK ed New Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Peter and Leni Gillman
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $19.96 (40%)
- Item # BK4601B-4
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GEORGE MALLORY David Robertson 1969 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Robertson, David
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP362B-347
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MYSTERY ON EVEREST: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Audrey Salkeld 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Salkeld, Audrey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $22.96 (82%)
- Item # BK1348-297
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY: THE ENIGMA AND SPIRIT OF MOUNT EVEREST Reinhold Messner 2001 Paperback New
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.01 (92%)
- Item # BK1038B-851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LOST ON EVEREST: THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY AND IRVINE Peter Firstbrook 1999 1st US or Canandian ed DJ Hardcover As New 2 Copies Available
By: Firstbrook, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # BK463-6352
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MALLORY OF EVEREST Showell Styles 1967 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Styles, Showell
Price $7.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $8.00 (53%)
- Item # OP379A-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Gillman 2000 1st US ed New Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Peter Gillman
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $65.00, You Save $25.01 (38%)
- Item # BK522E-635
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EXTREME EIGER: THE RACE TO CLIMB THE DIRECT ROUTE UP THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER 2015 1st UK ed New Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Peter and Leni Gillman
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $19.96 (40%)
- Item # BK4601B-4
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILDEST DREAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MALLORY Peter and Leni Gillman 2000 Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Gillman, Peter and Leni
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $17.96 (64%)
- Item # BK524D-6356
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIME TO SPEAK: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Fuchs 1990 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ New
By: Fuchs, Vivian
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # PL77-239
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
GARHWAL HIMALAYA: EXPEDITION SUISSE 1939 [HIMALAYAN GARHWAL: SWISS EXPEDITION 1939] Andre Roch 1947 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Roch, André
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # OP2657-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF THE BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL: A POLITICAL HISTORY Geoff Milburn 1997 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Milburn, Geoff (Editor)
Price $9.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $41.00 (82%)
- Item # BK1049-8362
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DIE TRYING: ONE MAN'S QUEST TO CONQUER THE SEVEN SUMMITS Bo Parfet and Richard Buskin 2009 New Hardcover DJ
By: Parfet, Bo and Richard Buskin
Price $3.95 ~ Regular $23.00, You Save $19.05 (83%)
- Item # BK2345-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE DIARY OF A FORTY-NINER Alfred T. Jackson, Chauncey L. Canfield 1906 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Jackson, Alfred T., Chauncey L. Canfield (Editor)
Price $40.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $60.00 (60%)
- Item # OP6135-536
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A LIFE ON THE EDGE: MEMOIRS OF EVEREST AND BEYOND Jim Whittaker 1999 1st ed New Hardcover [Not Signed]
By: Whittaker, Jim
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $26.95, You Save $21.96 (81%)
- Item # BK1680E-917
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1997 1st edition 1st printing. SIGNED by Jon Krakauer. DJ Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $200.00 (44%)
- Item # BK814A-471
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HANGDOG DAYS: CONFLICT, CHANGE, AND THE RACE FOR 5.14 Jeff Smoot 2019 1st ed Paperback New
By: Smoot, Jeff
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.05 (20%)
- Item # BK4139-536
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEAR DEATH IN THE MOUNTAINS: TRUE STORIES OF DISASTER AND SURVIVAL Cecil Kuhne 2008
By: Kuhne, Cecil (Editor)
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # BK2357-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart