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Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj chipped, vg-, wraps fine #23878 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. From the collection of[read more]

Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs: Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy
Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 226, 30 bw photos, 6 maps, cloth; dj rubbed, fine, cloth fine #22847 $29.95 $19.00
The intriguing account of a long-held story regarding the planting of a nuclear-powered sensing device high in the Himalaya. M. S. Kohli was a leading figure in the joint American-Indian expeditions which were on Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. To see all of our Sale Items,
Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 205, 110 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26544 $29.95
After many years, a new edition of Kor’s classic autobiography is back in print. Kor was one of the best rock climbers of his generation, and his list of groundbreaking ascents of technically difficult rock climbs is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the stories in [read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

Lall, J. S. ed The Himalaya: Aspects of Change
1981 Oxford Univ Press Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 481, 16 color plates, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23949 $19.00
Lall’s study covers three primary areas – nature, man, interrelationships. There are chapters by Fürer-Haimendorf, Khosla, Sarin and Singh, amongst others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Larden, Walter Argentine Plains and Andine Glaciers: Life on an Estancia, and an Expedition into the Andes
1911 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 89 bw photos, appendices, map, gilt-dec red cloth; cloth worn, vg-. #23887 $245.00
In 1908-09, Larden, a British alpinist, made a return trip to South America, having been there previously in 1888. He gives a thorough description of life on his brothers estancia. In early 1909 he attempted Tupungato, coming within 300 feet of the summit, and later approached the base of Aconcagu[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth w/ label bottom spine, DPL, Gabel, & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright page, bright, tight, vg #24894 $65.00 $58.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s [read more]

Larden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, photo frontis,16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, red cloth; cloth bright, name & tipped in clipping on ffep, vg+. #24320 $95.00
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate L12.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLarden, Walter Recollections of an Old Mountaineer
1910 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 320, 20 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 16 bw photos, appendix, uncut, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth rubbed, former label mark bottom spine, corners bumped, Seaver bookplate, AAC stamp on eps, title page & edges, bright, tight, vg #24893 $85.00 $76.50
Larden, a member of the Alpine Club, was a British alpinist who did much to popularize climbing in the Arolla area. Neate L12. Seaver, Benjamin F. (1857 – 1929) – AAC Treasurer (1917-28), Vice-President (1929), member Alpine Club of Canada and Club Alpin Francais. Seaver made a number of ascent[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
New signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Henry Barber & David Roberts, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27495 $49.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. This was co-written with David Roberts and Kenneth Andrasko. Neate L30.[read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Leonard, Richard M., et al Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1959 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 8vo, pp.85, 7 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #23898 $7.00 $5.60
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate L35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

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