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Bradford Washburn Mountain Photography 2014 Calendar
2014 US 13" wide x 20" high when opened, 13 bw images, 12 months ; new #26561 $16.95 $6.95
A terrific calendar featuring duotones of some of Washburn’s great images. Included here are Alaska, Grandes Jorasses, Miles Glacier, Mount Deception, Mount Huntington, Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, and more. Important firsts in mountaineering history are included and the images are suitable f [read more]

Mountain Spirit 2008 Calendar
US 12" wide x 24" high when opened, 25 color images, 16 months (Sept '07 - Dec '08) ; new #24741 $11.95 $5.95
This is one of two great new calendars we are offering by climber and photographer Marek Wencel. Each month features two images with a description of the main image and each day has plenty of room for writing those special reminders! Note: this calendar starts in September of 2007 so you can start [read more]

Mountaineer's Spirit 2008 Calendar
US 12" wide x 24" high when opened, 25 color images, 16 months (Sept '07 - Dec '08) ; new #24742 $11.95 $5.95
This is one of two great new calendars we are offering by climber and photographer Marek Wencel. Each month features two images with a description of the main image and each day has plenty of room for writing those special reminders! Note: this calendar starts in September of 2007 so you can start [read more]

Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]
[1979] Stampa Rattero Torino 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.126, 64 color & 33 bw photos, map, wraps ; fine #24408 $75.00
A primarily photographic look at the Andes from the Santa Marta region in Columbia in the north to Sarmiento, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Agnolotti led a number of expeditions to the Andes with three (1969, 1971 and 1972) to try the west peak of Sarmiento. In Italian, no English translation. [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #38 Spring 2012
2012 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps ; fine #26026 $17.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: K2 – The Mountaineer’s Mountain, Part II (1974-2012) by Steve Swenson, Nazir Sabir, Naoe Sakashita, & Przemo Piasecki
  • The City and the Blade (Shark’s Fin, Meru Central, Garhwal Himalaya, India) by Conrad Anker
  • On Belay: New Zealand’s [read more]

signed Bonatti, Walter A Mes Montagnes [My Mountains]
1963 Arthaud Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.315, 41 bw photos, 3 sketches (2 on separate sheet), 2 maps, appendices, wraps ; signed, lightly rubbed, vg #12981 $295.00
This is the French edition of Bonatti’s book ‘On the Heights’ and his first book. He covers many of his climbs, including Grandes Jorasses, Grand Capucin, K2, the Dru, Mont Blanc, Patagonia, Gasherbrum IV, and more. Scarce. In French. [read more]

Bonatti, Walter Berge Meines Lebens [The Mountains of My Life]
2000 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 11 color & 60 bw photos, sketch, map, page ribbon, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #22434 $27.00
A very nicely produced translation of Bonatti’s book ‘The Mountains of My Life’. This covers a great number of his climbs including – Grand Capucin, K2, Mont Blanc, Gasherbrum IV, Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, and more. In German. [read more]

signed Bonatti, Walter Berge Meines Lebens [The Mountains of My Life]
2000 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 11 color & 60 bw photos, sketch, map, page ribbon, blue cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #21173 $375.00 $295.00
A very nicely produced translation of Bonatti’s book ‘The Mountains of My Life’. This covers a great number of his climbs including – Grand Capucin, K2, Mont Blanc, Gasherbrum IV, Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, and more. This contains more photos than the English translation. In German. To see all [read more]

signed Borgognoni, A. & G. Titta Rosa Scalatori: Le Più Audaci Imprese Alpinistiche da Whymper al ‘Sesto Grado’ Raccontate dai Protagonisti [Climbers: The Most Audacious Mountaineering Stories from Whymper to the 'Sixth Grade' Recounted by the Protagonists]
1939 Editore Ulrico Hoepli Milano 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 415, 116 bw photos, 13 illus, stiff wrappers ; signed Armando Aste, Riccardo Cassin, & Cesare Maestri, wraps rubbed on edges, bottom portion of spine wrap is missing, vg-. #27219 $495.00
An important anthology of mountaineering literature devoted to the history of mountaineering. The first two chapters includes writings by Whymper, Mummery, Sella, Lammer, Guido Rey, Henry, Gugliermina, and others. The third chapter relates the advent of the sixth grade in the Dolomites by Solleder, [read more]

signed Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth ; signed Richard Irvin, cloth w/ front hinge cracking, vg #9551 $29.00 $24.00
The full account of the geographical reconnaissance of the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. The expedition route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camaná. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his [read more]

Brunnthaler, Adolf Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum)
2006 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 185 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25978 $29.95
Austrian Sepp Larch is best know for being a member of the team which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. His early climbs took place in the Gesäuse region of Austria and then expanded to the Eiger and Matterhorn. Later expeditions took him to the Andes. This book is filled with with [read more]

Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps ; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th [read more]

signed Curran, Jim Suspended Sentences: From the Life of a Climbing Cameraman
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 15 color & 21 bw photos, maps, blue cloth ; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj & cloth new. #22205 $75.00
Curran's life of climbing and filming extends from England, to the Karakoram and Himalaya, to the Atlas and Andes. SB C43. [read more]

signed Darack, Ed Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.350, photo frontis, 14 color & 177 bw photos, 17 maps, appendix, wraps ; signed, new #22292 $19.99 $8.99
Ed details his climbs on Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Cerro Pissis, (1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest in South America), Nevado Sajama (highest in Bolivia), and Llullaillaco (5th highest). This is a most useful book for anyone going to these peaks. Nicely illustrated with quality maps. To see all o [read more]

signed Desmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps ; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su [read more]

Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth ; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1” tear top spine, vg, cloth near fine #18951 $59.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. A good read. Neate E10. [read more]

Fitzgerald, E. A. The Highest Andes: A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys
1899 Scribner’s NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos (1 fldg & 11 w/ tissue guards), 7 text illus, 1 (of 2) fldg maps, appendices, green cloth ; cloth rubbed, spine darkened, miss 1 fldg map, good+ #24844 $129.00
The account of the first, and second, ascent of the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Fitzgerald had accompanied Sir Martin Conway on his tour of the Alps and led an expedition to attempt New Zealand’s Mt. Cook. On this large expedition he himself failed to reach the summit, and never cli [read more]

Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller [read more]

New signed Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth ; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller. [read more]

Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages toned as usual, else fine #9721 $85.00
The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her descent. An uncommon title. [read more]

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