Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A vivid, insightful book about Everest's real victims - the loved ones of the climbers who don't make it back. -David Breashears, co-director of the IMAX film Everest. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Everest disasters of recent years have focused world attention on humanity's obsession with high-altitude mountaineering. What is it that drives people to court such awful risk? And what is the real cost in human terms? Nobody has written more eloquently about these matters than BC author Maria Coffey. Fragile Edge details her love affair with elite British mountaineer Joe Tasker, who perished with his partner Joe Boardman while attempting Everest's "unclimbable" Northeast Ridge in 1982. Coffey writes about her experiences first as an observer of the hard-partying mountaineering scene and then during her long journey towards an understanding and acceptance of the tragedy that cost her the man she loved. This book gives us an insider's view of the life of a world-class mountaineer; it also recounts Coffey's deeply moving pilgrimage with Boardman's widow across Tibet, retracing Boardman and Tasker's steps as far as their abandoned Advance Base Camp, 21,000 feet on Everest.
When Fragile Edge appeared in hardcover ten years ago it was hailed for bringing "an extraordinary new dimension" to mountaineering literature. Mountain Magazine called it "Emotionally vivid, a fresh and powerful piece of writing:" Coffey says simply, "It is about the other side of mountaineering-the human side:" It is aside that recent events on Everest have placed more in the forefront than ever before.
This paperback edition contains new photos, a foreword by mountaineering legend Sir Christian Bonington (who led the expedition on which Tasker died) and an updated epilogue by Coffey.
Über den Autor:
Maria Coffey is originally from England, and now lives on a small island in British Columbia. She and her husband Dag Goering spend part of each year in Ireland, where Dag practises as a large animal veterinarian. They also work as professional sea-kayaking and trekking guides, leading trips in Vietnam, the Solomon Islands, Ireland and Canada. Coffey is the author of a number of internationally published books, including A Boat in Our Baggage, Three Moons in Vietnam, Sailing Back in Time and two books for children, A Cat in a Kayak and A Seal in the Family. Her work has also appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Outdoors Illustrated, Action Asia and Sea Kayaker Magazine. For more information about Maria, please visit her website at www.hiddenplaces.net
Sir Chris Bonington is one of Britain's most famous mountaineers. Born in Hampstead in 1934, he joined the army after time at Sandhurst, and quickly discovered his love of mountains. He started climbing very seriously in the Alps, then moved to the Himalayas. In 1975 he was leader of the famous ascent of the southwest face of Everest. He has since explored mountains, oceans, and remote areas around the world. In 1985 he achieved a life time ambition and he reached the summit of Everest.
Buchbeschreibung Harbour Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Book slightly bent Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001122903
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. Cloth edition first published 1989. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91927455
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. Cloth edition first published 1989. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8815268
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2665524910
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1550172182
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Buchbeschreibung Harbour Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. This book is a good reading copy only. Specific condition ranges. This book may have wearing, stickers, markings or be an ex library book. For information on the condition of this specific book please contact me, contact information is located on my seller page. 1999-01-01. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 525
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, Madeira Park, 1999. Paper. Buchzustand: Fine +. B/W Photographs (illustrator). First Thus. 8vo. SUBTITLED: `Loss on Everest '.The author was the lover/girlfriend of British mountaineer, Joe Tasker, who died on an expeditiuon to the unclimbed ridge on Mount Everest in 1982. To honour Tasker and Peter Boardman, who died with him, Coffey and Boardman's widow, Hilary, journeyed to Tibet to gain closure on the somewhat mysterious deaths. These 183 pages describe Tasker, his obsession, his mates and the high-altitude peaks that fascinated him. Section of b/w photos at center. Cond : Paper wrapper is black with coppery lettering. Front cover graphic is colour shot of Beverest's East-North-East Ridge. Back cover has photos of the author and both deceased climbers. SPINE, edges and corners are all SHARP !! No names, marks, stains, tears, nor creases. Tight and bright !! Very giftable !! Quote (p. 1390 : " . without warning. And so' inTibet, heading towards the Langma La Pass from where I hoped to glimpse the Kangshung Face, I did not try to block the feeling but allowed it flow. Without knowing how or why, I felt infused by . .". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004069
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Collectible: Good. A nice copy SIGNED by author. Front and back flyleaf have some scribbling. Text in clean/unmarked condition. Cover has some wear. Binding is tight. Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We ship daily. Expedited shipping available. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B1E0031275