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  • I Chose To Climbby Chris Bonington

    Orion 2013; US$ 22.59

    The early climbing years of Britain's greatest living mountaineer, from his schooldays to his ascent of the Eiger in 1962. more...

  • I Chose To Climbby Chris Bonington

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    The early climbing years of Britain's greatest living mountaineer, from his schooldays to his ascent of the Eiger in 1962. more...

  • I Chose To Climbby Chris Bonington

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.99

    I CHOSE TO CLIMB, first published in 1966, was Chris Bonington's first book. He was recognised then, as now, as one of the outstanding members of a brilliant generation of mountaineers, which included such personalities as Hamish MacInnes, Don Whillans and Ian Clough. Here he describes his climbing beginnings as a teenager as well as successful ascents... more...

  • Everest the Cruel Wayby Joe Tasker; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    In November 1980 an eight-man British team set out to climb Mount Everest in a style never before attempted. Their goal was to reach the summit via the infamous West Ridge, to climb it without the aid of supplementary oxygen and to do it in winter, at the time of year when the Himalayan climate is at its worst. On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade... more...

  • Savage Arenaby Joe Tasker; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    ‘I could never again maintain that I was caught up in this game unwillingly. I knew now what I wanted to do. Willingly would I accept the hardship and fear, the discipline and the sacrifices, if only I could be given back the chance to climb that mountain.? Joe Tasker lies, struck down by a tooth abscess, in a damp, bug-infested room in the Himalaya,... more...

  • The Shining Mountainby Peter Boardman; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    ‘It?s a preposterous plan. Still, if you do get up it, I think it?ll be the hardest thing that?s been done in the Himalayas.? So spoke Chris Bonington when Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker presented him with their plan to tackle the unclimbed West Wall of Changabang – the Shining Mountain – in 1976. Bonington?s was one of the more positive responses;... more...

  • Sacred Summitsby Peter Boardman; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Mountain tops have long been seen as sacred places, home to gods and dreams. In one climbing year Peter Boardman visited three very different sacred mountains. He began in the New Year, on the South Face of the Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea. This shark?s fin of steep limestone walls and sweeping glaciers is the highest point between the Andes and... more...

  • Great Himalaya Trailby Gerda Pauler; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. It is a trail that winds for 1,700 kilometres through Nepal — across the ‘roof of the world?, over ice-covered passes, crossing high-mountain deserts and through some of the most remote areas on earth. This path is perhaps the ultimate walk. In 2012, Himalaya veteran Gerda... more...

  • On Thin Iceby Mick Fowler; Chris Bonington

    Vertebrate Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    On Thin Ice is Mick Fowler?s second set of climbing memoirs, following Vertical Pleasure. Here, the celebrated mountaineer records his expeditions since 1990. Despite work and family commitments, he has maintained a regular series of ‘big trips? to challenging objectives around the world with a sequence of major successes: Taweche (1995, with Pat... more...

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