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On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible.
Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest mountaineers to their limits. The goal had been to climb Mount Everest at its hardest: via the infamous west ridge, without supplementary oxygen and in winter. Tasker's epic account vividly describes experiences that no climber had previously endured. Close up and personal, it is a gripping account of day-to-day life on expedition and of the struggle to live at high altitude.
Joe Tasker was one of Britain's best mountaineers. He was a pioneer of lightweight, alpine-style climbing in the Greater Ranges and had a special talent for writing. He died, along with his friend Peter Boardman, high on Everest in 1982 while attempting a new and unclimbed line. Both men were superb mountaineers and talented writers.
About the Author: Joe Tasker was one of Britain's foremost mountaineers. He was a pioneer of lightweight, 'Alpine-style' climbing in the Greater Ranges and had a special talent for writing. He died, with his friend Peter Boardman, high on Everest in 1982 while attempting the previously unclimbed North East Ridge. Their deaths marked the end of a remarkable era in British mountaineering. Born in Hull in 1948, Joe began rock climbing in his teens. Drawn to mountaineering, he made many remarkable ascents in the Alps, including the first British winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, before moving to the Greater Ranges. Here, Joe pioneered routes of extreme technical difficulty in a bold, Alpine-style - at a time when huge expeditions and siege tactics were still the mountaineering norm. Peter and Joe left two legacies. One was their great endeavour, their climbs on high peaks with bold, lightweight innovative methods; the second is the books they wrote and left behind. Both had developed a special talent for writing. Joe's first book Everest the Cruel Way is an exciting account of his winter attempt on Everest and his second book, Savage Arena, was finished just before he left for Everest in 1982. Both have become mountaineering classics. The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature was established in Pete and Joes' honour, and is presented annually to the author or co-authors of an original work which has made an outstanding contribution to mountain literature. For more information about the Boardman Tasker Prize, visit: www.boardmantasker.com
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Descrizione libro Methuen, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Darkened tan to the page edges and pages. Darkened tan to the page edges, also to the pages. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006044374
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Minor shelf wear. Pages yellowed. Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001193025
Descrizione libro Eyre Methuen, London, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: F-. Condizione sovraccoperta: F-. First Edition. F-/F-. 8vo. original blue boards gilt (corners a trifle bumped) in dustwrapper (a trifle rubbed); pp. 166, with 12 illustrations. A near fine copy. [Neate T04]. Codice libro della libreria 003542
Descrizione libro Eyre Methuen. 1981. 0413487504, 1981. HB. DW. Pages browned o/w VG. Codice libro della libreria 699
Descrizione libro Eyre Methuen Ltd., London, England, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Dust jacket crisp and new with minute imperfections (seen from angled lighting) from handling. Signed by Previous Owner. Codice libro della libreria 003605
Descrizione libro Eyre Methuen, London, 1981. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: VG-. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+. First Edition. VG-/VG+. 8vo. original blue boards gilt (ex-library with rsms to verso title page & labels to rear endpapers, spine slanted, paper stock tanned, as usual, otherwise clean & bright) in dustwrapper (edges slightly rubbed); pp. 166, with 12 illustrations. A very good copy. [Neate T04]. Flatsigned on title page 'John Porter', who accompanied Al Rouse, Pete Thexton, Joe Tasker, Paul Nunn and Brian Hall on this exceptionally trying expedition. Signed by A Member of the Expedition Team. Codice libro della libreria 010448
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110413487504
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0413487504
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1981. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. First edition. Tight clean copy. Price unclipped. Codice libro della libreria 000227