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Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Der Dritte Pol: Die Achttausender und ihre Trabanten [The Third Pole: The 8000ers and their Satellites]
1960 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.263, 35 bw photos, figs, 16 maps, map eps, pink cloth; cloth spine starting, tight, vg+. #23109 $35.00
Despite the title this is actually a different work from Dyhrenfurth’s ‘The Third Pole’ which was published in English. This is broader in that it covers the 8000ers, 7000ers, and other principal Himalayan peaks. Also includes a large bibliography. In German, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerin[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

The Ascent of Dhaulagiri: Eiselin, Max
signedEiselin, Max The Ascent of Dhaulagiri
1961 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 159, 5 color & 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger “[please compare with Summits & Secrets]”, dj rubbed, rub mark to cover, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ William D. Hackett bookplate, tight, fine #11166 $189.00
The first ascent of Dhaulagiri in 1960 by a Swiss expedition and the last Nepalese 8000er to be climbed. Diemberger is one of only two people, the other being Hermann Buhl, to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks. Hackett was the first person to reach five of the Seven Summits, amongst other cli[read more]

Climbing Mount Everest: Finch, George Ingle
New Finch, George Ingle Climbing Mount Everest
1930 Philip & Son London 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, 23 bw photos, map, wraps; rubbed, name, vg #27662 $295.00
Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His primary account of the expedition was only published in German, in 1925, and not translate[read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal: Fladt, Christiane
Fladt, Christiane And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal
2017 Pakistan 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 203, 55 color & 3 bw photos, dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27333 $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based eight-thousand-metre peaks. The author has attempted to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a s[read more]

Förster, Hans Albert Bis zum Gipfel der Welt: vom Mont Blanc zum Mount Everest
1953 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 41 bw photos, 9 maps, yellow cloth; cloth vg+. #20483 $29.00
A history of attempts and climbs on 8000m peaks, thru the first ascent of Everest, with a small section on the Pamir and Tien Shan. In German, no English translation. Yak F96.[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear back, rubbed on spine edge & corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Germain, Bernard Annapurna: Premier 8000 à Ski
1981 Nathan Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.270, 40 color & 1 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #13004 $29.00
Account of the 1979 French Annapurna Ski Expedition which placed two members on the summit. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
New signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner & Rob Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27177 $145.00 $65.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06. To see all of our Sale Items,
Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]: Herler, Norbert & Gregor
Herler, Norbert & Gregor Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]
2009 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 118 color & 3 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27484 $27.95
Dacher (1933-1994) was a prolific German mountaineer who made the first German ascent of K2, together with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. This book is a tribute to his 8000m climbing achievements having summitted 10 of the 14 peaks. About 1/3 of the book is devoted to the K2 ascent and the remaining to [read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
signedHerzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, wraps w/ dj; signed, dj chipped top/bottom spine, taped top spine, wraps good+ #16192 $95.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’ eate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), wraps w/ dj; dj rubbed, 1” tear back, good+, wraps w/ small tear to back, tight, vg #13005 $9.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’. Neate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj from 5th prtg, chipped top/bottom spine vg, cloth vg+. #12200 $19.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176.[read more]

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