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K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1994 Adventure Library NY Ltd Signed Ed, 8vo, pp.xx, 214, 21 color & 9 bw photos, 12 sketches, map, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed Bates & Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth new #22101 $145.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. This reprint edition contains transcipts of tape recordings made at base camp following the accident. This nicely don[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; signed Bob Bates, Robert Craig, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #9785 $249.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Pete Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; dj chipped, worn, good, cloth w/ owner’s initials on ffep, vg #9781 $59.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
American Alpine Club LibraryHoward-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Longmans, Green NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 350, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth spine ends pulled/torn, # on spine, worn, AAC stamps on edges/eps, hinges cracked, frontis (w/o tissue) bound in after list of illus, AAC stamp & blindstamp on title page, maps w/ tears along folds, good #24876 $175.00 $126.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the mountain. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247. This book[read more]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine #23409 $45.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed Charles Evans, George Lowe, & Michael Westmacott, cloth spine edge fraying/cracked, faint label mark on spine, dj covers/flaps pasted on eps, AAC/Publisher bookplate, frontis loose, fair #9797 $355.00 $255.60
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. These are period signatures, not recent. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. 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[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ light wear, chip & ½” tear on back, vg+, cloth bright, fine #9798 $25.00 $22.50
US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club. Neate H135, SBH31, Yak H269. 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 offerings from the AAC Libr[read more]

Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975: Hunt, William R.
Hunt, William R. Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975
1975 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 395, 19 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27508 $9.00
The Aleutian-Commander Islands stretch from the Alaskan peninsula west for about two thousand miles, all but enclosing the Bering Sea, the passage to the Arctic Ocean and to Asia. Waters of the sea wash two continents: Asia and North America. Though little of its human drama has been chronicled, thi[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar
12” wide x 24” high when opened, 34 color photos, map, 12 months; signed by Huston & Fish, fine #26387 $25.00
This calendar, for 2010, commemorates the first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole. Huston and Fish spent over two months skiing more than 500 miles and hauling 300-pound sleds to the pole. A nice calendar with color photos and plenty of space for notes.[read more]

Imhof, Eduard Die Grossen Kalten Berge von Szetschuan: Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Kartierungen im Minya-Konka-Gebirge (The Big Cold Mountains of Szechuan: Experiences, Explorations and Map Making in the Minya Konka Mountains)
1974 Orell Fussli Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.228, 48 color & bw photos, 19 tables, 2 figs, 8 color maps (1 fldg), map ep, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #11047 $75.00
A beautiful book on the Minya Konka region. The Swiss Imhof and Heim explored this area in 1930 and the first ascent was made by Americans in 1932. In German, no English translation. Yak I10.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. Ten Great Mountains
1942 Dent London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 213, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 11 diagrams, green cloth; cloth vg+. #23914 $12.00
Climbing history of Snodwon, Ben Nevis, Ushba, Logan, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and Mt. Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I18.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Alps
1940 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 120, color frontis, 130 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #21256 $25.00
Irving provides an overall description of the Alps with numerous photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I13.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. The Romance of Mountaineering
1946 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 331, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 40 bw photos w/ tissue guards, 3 maps, 7 diagrams, blue cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth spine faded, near fine. #24376 $25.00
Well written accounts of the early phases of mountaineering from the conquest of Mont Blanc to the early exploration of the Himalaya. The photos in this edition are quite nice. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I17, SB I04, Yak I40.[read more]

Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+. #9812 $29.00
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the 1953 British expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34.[read more]

Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 36 bw photos, 5 maps, appendix, black cloth; cloth vg. #9815 $19.00
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate J04, Yak J06.[read more]

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