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 #: BK1277-2973
POINTS UNKNOWN: A CENTURY OF GREAT EXPLORATION 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 3 Copies Available SIGNED by David Roberts. 2000 1st edition
By Roberts, David (Editor)
Price: $19.99

List Price: $40.00
You Save $20.01 (50%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description



2000, 1st edition. 608 pp. This superb collection of adventure writings takes from the best stories and climbers in the literature: Hornbein, Boardman, Shipton, Shackleton, Thesiger, Krakauer, Tilman, etc. This collection of adventure writing ranges from Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in 'The Right Stuff'. A frigid winter ascent of Mount McKinley; the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter; the impossibly thin air at Everest's summit; the deadly black pressure of an underwater cave; a desperate escape through a Norwegian winter - these stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. New Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

SIGNED by David Roberts.

From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's daring solo climb of the Devils Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier, David Roberts and the editors of Outside magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume.

A frigid winter ascent of Mount McKinley; the vastness of Arabia's Empty Quarter; the 'Death Zone' near Everest's summit; the fatal black pressure of an underwater cave; a desperate escape through a Norwegian winter—these and thirty-six other stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. Many are timeless first-person accounts brought back from the edge of the grim circumstances their authors lived to retell. Such reports open a window into the soul of adventure, the impulse that drives men to reach into the unknown. They also remind us that for the improbable and unbelievable, reality outstrips fiction every time.

But there is more to adventure than hair-breadth escapes. Points Unknown includes inner passages: soul-searing quests across deserts, vividly evocative idylls, startling first encounters with primitive peoples, a poignant report of North America's last 'wild' Native American, and even a few whimsical stories that reveal the spontaneity at the heart of adventure. As Roberts writes in his introduction, 'an inordinate number of the excerpts in this book spring from dire predicaments their authors would just as soon have avoided. . . . Just as it takes interpersonal conflict to animate a novel, so danger and failure often give the spark to a journey that turns it into a memorable adventure.'

By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the bottom of why adventure stories enthrall us. Selections include works by Edward Abbey, Tim Cahill, Edward Hoagland, Sebastian Junger, Jon Krakauer, Eric Newby, Ernest Shackleton, Freya Stark, and Wilfred Thesiger. As this stunning collection makes plain, exploration and the prose it inspires are alive and well at the turn of the new century.

David Roberts continues to write award-winning books and articles that are published worldwide. He made several pioneering, significant first ascents in Alaska including the Wickersham Wall on Mt McKinley, Kachatna Spire, East Face of Mt Dickey, etc. 

He co-authored with Bradford Washburn the magnificent book, Mount McKinley, The Conquest of Denali, co-authored (ie, ghost wrote) Conrad Anker's Mallory Book, and ghost wrote three books for Ed Viesturs on his 8000 meter climbs.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
GREAT EXPLORATION HOAXES 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by David Roberts
By: Roberts, David
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # OP236-2973
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GREATEST ADVENTURES OF ALL TIME Sullivan and Andreas 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Sullivan, Robert and Robert Andreas
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $29.95, You Save $24.96 (83%)
- Item # BK5861-297
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOSHUA TREE BOULDERING 2000 2nd ed New Paperback SIGNED by Mari Gingery
By: Gingery, Mari
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.05 (92%)
- Item # GB561-956
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE JOURNAL 2000 (UK) Volume 105
By: Alpine Club, edited by Ed Douglas
Price $34.95
- Item # AJ2000
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER BERG RUFT! [THE MOUNTAIN CALLS!] Martin Uitz 2000 Catalog Softcover Fine
By: Uitz, Martin
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP3784-492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN READER John A. Murray 2000 Paperback Fine
By: Murray, John A. (Editor)
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $17.95, You Save $13.96 (78%)
- Item # BK5841-836
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ARCTIC GRAIL: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE AND THE NORTH POLE, 1818-1909 Pierre Berton 1989 or 2000 Paperback Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Berton, Pierre
Price $8.95 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $11.00 (55%)
- Item # PL26A:3262
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNT EVEREST MASSIF GUIDE Jan Kielkowski 2000 Latest edition 6 copies available
By: Kielkowski, Jan
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $25.00 (72%)
- Item # GB305-4896
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A FINE KIND OF MADNESS: MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES TALL AND TRUE Laura and Guy Waterman 2000 1st ed New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Waterman, Laura and Guy
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $7.96 (47%)
- Item # BK5696-1352
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VOICES FROM THE SUMMIT: GREAT MOUNTAINEERS ON CLIMBING Amatt, John, Bernadette MacDonald 2000 1st ed DJ Near Fine
By: Amatt, John, Bernadette MacDonald, ed.
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $15.01 (33%)
- Item # OP28-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


5000 YEARS OF WINTER-SPORTS Mario Cereghini 1955 1st English ed Softcover Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Cereghini, Mario
Price $99.00
- Item # OP5342-1782
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TWO GENERATIONS Edmund Hillary 1984 2nd UK imp Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Ed and Peter Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund and Peter
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $125.00 (62%)
- Item # OP140B-5262
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1962 October Sherpal School by Edmund Hillary, High In THe Thin Cold Air Expedition by Barry Bishop
By: Hillary, Edmundy and Barry Bishop
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # NG1062
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PROGRESS REPORT JUNEAU ICE FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT, ALASKA 1952 Arthur F. Gilkey 1953 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Gilkey , Arthur F.
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.05 (40%)
- Item # OP3628-479
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ELDORADO: A CLIMBER'S ROUTE GUIDE 1978 1st ed 2nd prtg Paperback Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $19.99
- Item # GB2379D-7962
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST John Hunt 1954 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Hunt, John
Price $10.00
- Item # OP333B-285
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 1953 1st UK edition. DJ, Fine. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary and Alfred Gregory
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $100.00 (22%)
- Item # OP001D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LANDMARKS: AN EXPLORATION OF GREAT ROCKS David Craig 1995 1st ed New Paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Craig, David
Price $3.99
- Item # BK313C-7653
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BIRTHDAY BOYS [Novel] Beryl Bainbridge 1994 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available
By: Bainbridge, Beryl
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $18.95, You Save $9.00 (47%)
- Item # PL5891-3262
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LEFT FOR DEAD: MY JOURNEY HOME FROM EVEREST Beck Weathers 2000 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Weathers, Beck
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $24.00, You Save $22.01 (92%)
- Item # BK1658-5834
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart