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New signed [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth ; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd [read more]

New [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto The First Ascent of Yalung Kang: Kyoto University Yalung Kang Expedition 1973
1975 The Club Kyoto 8vo, pp.24, 40 color photos, route drawing, 2 maps, wraps ; rubbed, very good #27242 $255.00
A Set of Four Publications on the First Ascent of Yalung Kang The above title together with: Yalung Kang. 1973 The Club, Kyoto, 1st, 8vo, pp.24, 40 color photos, route drawing, 2 maps, wraps; rubbed, very good and Yalung Kang. 1975 The Club, Kyoto, 1st, 8vo, pp.166, 10 color & 90 bw photos [read more]

New [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth ; dj w/ orig glassine wrapper, edge chips/tears, good+, cloth vg+ #24321 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance o [read more]

New [Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.) Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route
1980 The Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.134, 95 color & 55 bw photos + 62 portraits, sketch, map, wraps ; fold to back corner, else near fine #25863 $125.00
Account of the 1980 Japanese Everest expedition via the NE Ridge. Yasuo Kato and Susuma Nakamura made the summit attempt with Nakamura stopping and Kato continuing alone to the summit. Both bivouacked at the Second Step, without oxygen, on the descent. This was Kato’s second ascent of Everest. In Ja [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #58 Summer 2017
2017 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27246 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Royal Robbins: In the World of Granite and Light by Doug Robinson, Joe Fitschen, Jack Turner, Peter Haan, Pat Ament, & Tamara Robbins
  • Paradigm Shift by Caroline Treadway
  • Under the Influence by Claudia Camila López
  • Breathe Deep by Jeff Shapiro
  • The Sharp [read more]

New Beckey, Fred Mountains of North America
1984 Bonanza NY 2nd, 4to, pp.255, photo frontis, 140 color photos, map, black cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #23441 $29.00
Beckey writes about 36 great peaks, including Longs, Pikes, Moran, Grand Teton, Assiniboine, Robson, Whitney, Shasta, Hood, Rainier, Waddington, and McKinley, with illustrations by 58 well-known photographers (Cleare, Kearney, Morrow, Rowell, Spring, Wiltsie, Wolfe, and others). A beautiful book of [read more]

New Bonington, Chris The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering
1992 Hodder & Stoughton/BBC London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 40 color & 88 bw photos, 6 bw illus, 6 maps, 5 drawings, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26199 $27.95 $19.95
A very nice book on the history of mountaineering from the ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786, through the Victorian era, the early Himalayan forays, up to today. Contains interesting background information. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here. [read more]

New Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10962 $39.00 $19.95
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here. [read more]

New signed Boysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.265, 17 color & 26 bw photos, 2 drawings, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed, new #27236 $25.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

New signed Collister, Rob Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 149, 28 color & 28 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed, new #27224 $25.95
Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known Welsh mountain guide Rob Collister - tales of long days on the hill, travelling fast and light, often alone, and always steering well clear of the honeypots. From day trips around his local hills in Wales, to worldwide expeditions including t [read more]

New signed Ertl, Hans Paititi: Ein Spähtrupp in die Vergangenheit der Inkas [Paititi: A Retreat into the Past of the Incas]
1956 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 53 bw photos, 3 maps, map ep, yellow cloth ; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27240 $145.00
Ertl (1908-2000) was a German mountaineer and cinematographer who worked with Leni Riefenstahl and Erwin Rommel (the Desert Fox) on Nazi propaganda films. His climbing career included a number of first ascents – Königspitze north face (1930), Ortler north face (1931), Sia Kangri (1934), Illimani Nor [read more]

New signed Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth ; signed John Roskelley, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18329 $59.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. [read more]

New signed Heckmair, Andreas, Ludwig Vörg, Fritz Kasparek, & Heinrich Harrer Um die Eiger Nordwand [On the North Face of the Eiger]
1938 Zentralverlag der NSDAP München 3rd, 8vo, pp.159, 65 bw photos (1 fldg in pocket), blue cloth ; signed Heckmair, cloth bright, name, frontis photo loose, fldg photo w/ orig folds & no tears, vg+ #22299 $155.00
Heckmair, one of the greatest mountaineers of the last century, led the first ascent of the Eiger’s notorious North Face in 1935. This ascent, with Harrer, Kasparek, and Vörg, has received much attention in light of the groups close connection to Hitler’s Nazi party. In German, no English translatio [read more]

New signed Hillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth ; signed, dj lightly rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ name, fine #9753 $175.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read. This second impression was printed one month after the first printing. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188. [read more]

New Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig High in the Thin Cold Air
1962 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 258, photo frontis, 54 color & 23 bw photos, 2 sketches, map eps, grey cloth ; dj rubbed, edge tears, unclipped, vg-, cloth fine #11169 $9.00
The 1960-61 Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition which climbed Ama Dablam, made an attempt on Makalu, and devoted a winter to physiological research. This US edition was published one year prior to the UK edition. Neate H82, SB H18, Yak H190. [read more]

New signed Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Two Generations
1984 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 31 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth ; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9766 $95.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. The UK edition of “Ascent”. Neate H86, SB H20. [read more]

New signed Hunt, John Our Everest Adventure: The Pictorial History from Kathmandu to the Summit
1954 Brockhampton Leicester 1st, 8vo, pp.128, photo frontis, 141 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth ; signed Ed Hillary, dj worn top spine, edge tears tape reinforced, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ some foxing to prelims, vg #9807 $165.00
A nice companion photo book to Hunt’s 'The Ascent of Everest'. Neate H138, SB H32, Yak H271. [read more]

New Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2 [read more]

New Klucker, Christian Adventures of an Alpine Guide
1932 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp. xiii, 329, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, map, black cloth ; cloth spine lightly faded, vg+ #25585 $49.00
Klucker was a great German guide who made numerous first ascents. In 1890 he made several difficult new climbs with Norman Neruda. In 1893 he participated in the first traverse of the Peuterey Arête on Mont Blanc. Uncommon. Neate K33. [read more]

New Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14418 $29.00 $7.95
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implication [read more]

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