In 1970, Chris Bonington and his now-legendary team of mountaineers were the first climbers to tackle a big wall at extreme altitude. Their target was the south face of Nepal's Annapurna: 12,000 feet of steep rock and ice leading to a 26, 454-ft. summit. As serious armchair climbers will tell you, Annapurna South Face is better than all but a handful of equally gripping classics. One could also argue that all that has happened in the big mountains in the past 30 years has come out of this expedition and out of this book. Bonington and his teammost of whom subsequently died in the mountainsrepresented a kind of "greatest generation" of modern mountaineers. They pioneered a new, bolder approach to high altitude climbing, and this book is about how they hit the big time.
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This book does not only teaches how to plan an expedition but also teaches best lessons of management like planning,organising,human resource,Direction and co ordination,controlling,supervising.which we can apply in any part of life. --By Jayraj Joshi 22 September 2014
This is a fantastic book of endurance ,human spirit and determination to summit Annapurna the hard way ,its beautifully written by Chris Bonnington and very detailed .The expedition ended with the tragic death of Ian Clough who contributed massively to the success in summiting ,there was some controvosy on who summited but all this adds to the drama of success on a brutal mountain that takes no prisoners and has a very high death rate which makes Bonningtons expedition even more remarkable . --By Mrs. J. Norman -5 February 2015
purchased this book to take with me to Annapurna Base Camp. We followed much of the route that Bonington's expedition took in 1970. The book was a good read, particularly interesting since I was going there. All it lacked was a good map of the route they took to the summit. --By Stephen A. 22 October 2013
Sir Chris Bonington is one of the fathers of modern mountaineering, and currently climbing's greatest ambassador. Bonington made the first British ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1963 and led the first ascent of Everest's Southwest Face in 1975. He has written more than a dozen books about his adventures, including Everest the Hard Way and The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering. He lives in England.Clint Willis is the series editor of Adrenaline Books. His ten anthologies for the series include Epic: Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks, High: Stories of Survival from K2 and Everest, and Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070064903
Book Description McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0070064903 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0022407