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True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 10 bw photos, sketch, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #19420 $25.00
Roberts exposes the further story of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition which was the first to reach the summit of an 8000m peak. Louis Lachenal, Maurice Herzog’s guide, had wanted to turn around on summit day but continued to the summit in light of Herzog’s determination. Both climbers paid a h[read more]

Rowell, Galen High and Wild: Essays and Photographs on Wilderness Adventure
2002 US rev ed, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 111 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22429 $35.00 $28.00
An all new, revised and expanded edition! Rowell made nearly 40 journeys to mountain ranges throughout the world and participated in expeditions to several 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Gasherbrum II). This new revision offers many new essays and great new photos.[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #23599 $475.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #23598 $49.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
New signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Qader Saeed, Marcus Schmuck’s 2 sons, & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27132 $245.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s P[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #24139 $195.00 $165.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain: Sale, Richard & George Rodway
Sale, Richard & George Rodway Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 231, 23 color & 30 bw photos, 6 figs, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25687 $39.95
In this fascinating study of the history of Everest climbs, the authors describe in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in physiology that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical a[read more]

Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains: The History of the 8,000-Meter Peaks: Sale, Richard & John Cleare
signedSale, Richard & John Cleare Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains: The History of the 8,000-Meter Peaks
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.228, 233 color & 33 bw photos, 14 sketches, 2 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, slight edge ruffling, vg+, cloth fine #20047 $95.00
Produced for the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Annapurna, here’s a wonderful large-format book detailing the stories behind the discovery, exploration and first ascents of each 8000m peak, plus accounts of how they have been climbed since then. Includes separate chapters for each peak, in [read more]

On Top of the World: The New Millennium – The Continuing Quest to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains: Sale, Richard, Eberhard Jurgalski, & George Rodway
signedSale, Richard, Eberhard Jurgalski, & George Rodway On Top of the World: The New Millennium – The Continuing Quest to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains
2012 UK 1st, 4to, pp.248, photo frontis, 258 color & 27 bw photos, 1 color illus, sketch, 31 tables, blue cloth; signed Sale, dj & cloth new #26028 $59.95
This is a terrific update to Sale and John Cleare’s earlier work ‘On Top of the World/Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains’ published in 2000. Each of the 14 8000m peaks has a chapter with a brief historical overview followed by focus on events of the last ten years. The photo selection is su[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
New Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27485 $24.95
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1957 Ullstein Wien rep, 8vo, pp.157, 22 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #20495 $25.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. The summit was reached by Tichy, Pasang, and Joseph Jöchler. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Ullstein Wien 2nd, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 39 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, blue grey cloth; signed, dj w/ very small chips top spine, else bright, fine, cloth fine #25903 $225.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Buchgemeinschaft Donauland Wien 1st thus, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 36 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, grey cloth; inscribed Tichy 1960, dj w/ edge chips & hole in spine, vg-, cloth fine #25435 $225.00 $175.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Der Berg Ruft! Der Katalog: Uitz, Martin & Audrey Salkeld, eds
signedUitz, Martin & Audrey Salkeld, eds Der Berg Ruft! Der Katalog
2000 Germany 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.176, 270 color & 129 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, wraps; signed on cover & inscribed Kurt Diemberger, fine #24037 $79.00
A unique catalogue done in conjunction with the Salzburg ‘Call of the Mountains’ exhibit (2000-2001). Chapters overview all 14 8000m peaks, important personalities, and major aspects of climbing. Scarce. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000: Wielicki, Krzysztof
New signedWielicki, Krzysztof Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000
1997 Pvt pub Kraków 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.142, 146 color & 2 bw photos, 14 maps, map eps, pictorial boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards tight, very fine #26158 $245.00
In the fall of 1996 Wielicki became the fifth person to climb all 14 8000-metre peaks. Similar in style to Messner's ‘All 14 8000ers’, this has separate chapters on each peak with a route map, history, and account of Wielicki’s own ascent. Only 500 copies printed in English.[read more]

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