Signed. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Inscribed to "Mike Joyce from the dauntless crew that climbed K2" and then individually signed by these four celebrated mountaineers -- Jim Wickwire, Craig Anderson, Dianne Roberts, and Jim Whitaker. Signed by Author Rick Ridgeway, James W. Whittaker (Prelude), Dianne Roberts (Photographer) and Jim Wickwire (One of the first 4 Americans to asend K2), Jim Wickwire and Rick Ridgeway summited K2 on this - James Whittaker was the leader and Dianne Roberts was the photographer/climber. Dust jacket is in tact, but has some chips at the fore-edge corners. Some small closed tears at head of front panel and head of rear panel. Light rubbing to extremities. DJ is good only. Oversized.Â Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text.ÂPLEASE NOTE: Domestic US media (standard) US orders ONLY.Â NO international orders. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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* A mountaineering classic
* Conflict, hardship, endurance, triumph -- it's all here in Ridgeway's extraordinary story
In September 1978, Rick Ridgeway, Jim Wickwire, Lou Reichardt and John Roskelley stood atop K2, the first Americans ever to achieve this victory. Under the leadership of Jim Whittaker, they and their teammates had spent 67 days on the mountain, nearly all of them above 18,000 feet, where the stresses of high-altitude living, of monotonous food, of confinement in tiny tents for day after day of frustrating storms had worn them down to the core.
The Last Step is Rick Ridgeway's inside story of this extraordinary expedition. It's about the people who, battered by the mountain and their isolation, overcame their individual fears, desire, and disappointments to work together to get somebodyñanybodyñto the top of K2. It's about the glorious success the team achieved, and about the perilous bivouac Jim Wickwire spent just below the summit without food, oxygen or shelter in temperatures of -40F.
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Inhaltsangabe: In September 1978, after 67 days on the mountain--nearly all of them above 18,000 feet--Ridgeway and three others stood atop K2, the first Americans ever to accomplish this feat. The Last Step tells the story of their extraordinary expedition. Illustrations. of color photos.
Titel: Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
Verlag: Mountaineers Books
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1980. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition ~1st Printing. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90987462
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1980. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition ~1st Printing. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP16696958
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0898860075I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0898860075I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0898860075I5N01
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0898860075
Buchbeschreibung MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS - SEATTLE. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Buchzustand: EX LIBRARY GOOD. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IM313121
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Book is tight and clean, the DJ shows wear and some taring. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001163
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, The, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. First Thus. Missing dust jacket. Some fading and shelfwear to cover. Ink stamp on interior front cover. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 00526367
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808988600784.0