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Sports & Outdoors / Mountain Climbing

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Sports & Outdoors / Mountain Climbing

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Everest the Hard Way, Bonington, Sir Chris
1 Bonington, Sir Chris Everest the Hard Way
Hodder & Stoughton 1975 0340208333 / 9780340208335 First UK edition Hardcover Very good Very good Book 
VGC.Hodder & Stoughton,1976.First UK edition.Large format blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,light shelf wear on the edges of the cover) with Dj(small tear,creases,nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with a b/w map of Everest inside the front and back cover,full colour,b/w photos,drawings,maps,tables.Nice and clean pages with a mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,some foxing marks on the edges of the pages,foxing marks and slightly yellow inside the Dj cover,small mark on the back cover.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.Foreword by Lord Hunt.239pp including List of illustrations,Appendices 1 to 11,index.A collectable first edition.Heavy book(approx. 1.3 Kg).

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Review: The hard way up Everest is the steep, towering, unclimbable South West Face which has a 1000-foot band of bare rock and defied six expeditions. Until Bonlngton's 1975 crew attacked the Face, all others had been sidetracked at the last minute and taken one of the less difficult ridges. Even his 1972 group was turned back by monsoon weather. The success of the latest team seems to have been a surmounting of giant egos as well as impossible difficulties - but for all, including the reader, there are some walloping moments of undiluted joy, particularly when the first two team members straddle the small topmost ridge and take in the incredible sights - Everest's purple 200-mile shadow, black storm clouds rolling far below. (Think of sitting on a rock five miles straight up.) Just as spellbinding are the hallucinations (?): an utter stranger watching a climber on the peak from a few feet away; the mind dividing in three, one part a guiding voice outside the climber; and similar psychic events. The elation of success is offset by the tragic loss of the expedition's cameraman, who gets lost in a sudden mist and is never seen again. Stripped, raw storytelling, with some humor; 125 pages of appendices about equipment. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
 
 
High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington, Curran, Jim
2 Curran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
Constable 1999 0094792801 / 9780094792807 First edition-2nd reprint Hardcover Very good Very good Book 
VGC.Constable,1999.First edition-2nd reprint.Blue hardback(watermark on the edges of the back cover,silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(large watermark inside the edges of the back Dj cover, small tear,some nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings.Nice and clean pages with a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.The book is in VGC except for the watermarks.273pp including List of illustrations,foreword by Reinhold Messner,Chris Bonington's climbing record,select bibliography,index.Price clipped.Heavy book. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
 
 
The Handbook of Climbing: Fully Revised Edition, Fyffe, Allen
3 Fyffe, Allen The Handbook of Climbing: Fully Revised Edition
Pelham Books 1997 0720720540 / 9780720720549 First revised edition-8th printing Hardcover Fine Near fine Book 
Fine/Near fine.Pelham Books,1997.First revised edition-8th printing.Large format grey hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,two small nicks and dent on the edges of the cover and spine) in fine condition, with Dj(a couple of creases and nicks on the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with many colour,b/w photos,drawings,diagrams.Nice and clean pages as new with a small ink mark inside the front cover,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.393pp including Foreword by Harmish Macinnes,glossary,index.Price un-clipped.Heavy book(approx 1.3 Kg). 
Price: 34.00 GBP
 
 
Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate, Messner, Reinhold
4 Messner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
Baton Wicks Publications 1999 0898866480 / 9780898866483 Paperback Fine Book 
Fine condition.Baton Wicks Publications,1999.Paperback(crease and nick on the edges of the cover) in fine condition.Illustrated with many colour,b/w photos,drawings,maps,stats.The book is new a large crease on the edge of page 61-62,two small nicks and crease on the edges of the pages.276pp.

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Product Description: World-famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner's account of his first ascent on Everest, made without supplemental oxygen, and considered to be an impossible feat at the time. Reinhold Messner with his partner Peter Habeler was the first to climb Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen. In this riveting retelling of his climb, Messner says, Everest by fair means-that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me . . . In reaching for an oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest. . . . A climber who doesn't rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. n nIn this mountaineering classic, Messner recounts the thoughts of a mountaineer during the climb of his life. Messner's compelling climbing chronicle conveys the exhaustion, despair and exhilaration of mountaineering in the death zone; interleafed with spectacular color photographs. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
On Top of the World, Stephens, Rebecca
5 Stephens, Rebecca On Top of the World
Pan Macmillan 1994 0333615042 / 9780333615041 First UK edition-first printing Hardcover Near fine Very good Book 
Near fine/VGC.Macmillan,1994.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) in near fine condition, with Dj(small stain mark inside the edge of the back Dj cover,a couple of nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC.Illustrated with colour photos,b/w maps.Nice and clean pages with a couple of small marks on the outer edges,a couple of creases on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.198pp including Glossary.Price un-clipped. 
Price: 13.40 GBP
 




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