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Annapurna South Face.

Chris Bonington .

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ISBN 10: 0070064903 / ISBN 13: 9780070064904
Published by McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1971
Hardcover
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First Edition, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities, but a little heavier at the heel of the backstrip, which actually shows slightly loss due to rubbing wear; faint thumbing and soiling to the ourside edges; the binding remains square and secure; the text clean. DJ shows only modest wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing; faint soiling to the white background field at the lower rear face; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little reading and shelving wear and with a clean text in a lightly worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 334pp. Fold-out Map of the Ascent course at the rear free endpaper. Hardback with DJ. 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 foot 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 team - most of whom subsequently died in the mountains - represented 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. Bookseller Inventory # 43226

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Title: Annapurna South Face.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition, so stated.

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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 team—most of whom subsequently died in the mountains—represented 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.

About the Author:

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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