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American Alpine Club LibraryMusson, Spencer C. The Upper Engadine
1907 A & C Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 212, fldg map, frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 color illus, fldg map, uncut, dec tan cloth; cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, stamped George W. Gay MD on ½ title & title page, map w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #24917 $35.00 $31.50
The Upper Engadine is celebrated as one of the most scenic valleys in Switzerland. This is an early work on the region. 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 North Ridge in the[read more]

Einer Geht immer Voraus: Mutschlechner, Friedl
signedMutschlechner, Friedl Einer Geht immer Voraus
1993 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 149 color & 13 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hans Kammerlander & Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #20458 $195.00
A great, large-format, tribute book to one of Germany’s top mountaineers. Mutschlechner was a prolific climber, making the ascent of three 8000m peaks with Reinhold Messner. His expeditions included K2 (1979), Shishapangma (1981), Kangchenjunga (1982), Cho Oyu (1982), Dhaulagiri (1984), and Makalu ([read more]

Los Catorce de Iñaki: Crónica del Extraordinario Intento de Rescate del Himalayista Ochoa de Olza en el Annapurna [The Fourteen of Iñaki: Chronicle of the Extraordinary Himalaya Rescue Attempt of Ochoa de Olza on Annapurna]: Nagore, Jorge
Nagore, Jorge Los Catorce de Iñaki: Crónica del Extraordinario Intento de Rescate del Himalayista Ochoa de Olza en el Annapurna [The Fourteen of Iñaki: Chronicle of the Extraordinary Himalaya Rescue Attempt of Ochoa de Olza on Annapurna]
2011 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.247, 34 color photos + 16 portraits, map eps, wraps; new #26077 $49.00
Ochoa was a prominent Spanish climber with over 30 Himalayan expeditions and successful ascents of 12 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. In May 2008 he and his companion had almost reached the summit of Annapurna, via the difficult East Ridge, when they had to turn back due to weather and fro[read more]

Die wilden siebziger Jahre im Himalaya [The wild seventies in the Himalaya]: Nairz, Wolfgang
signedNairz, Wolfgang Die wilden siebziger Jahre im Himalaya [The wild seventies in the Himalaya]
2008 Austria 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 212 color & 19 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new + DVD #25035 $59.95
Thirty years after Nairz’s leadership of the first Austrian ascent of Everest, which culminated with Habeler and Messner’s ascent without artificial oxygen, he’s written a beautiful book covering his expeditions to Manaslu (1972), Makalu (1974), Noshaq (1976), Everest (1978), Ama Dablam (1979, 1985)[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, tipped-in color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, very light edge rubbing top/bottom spine & corners, vol 1 w/ slight paper pull on frontis, tight, near fine #25780 $475.00 $275.00
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

signedNotten, Jan Everest 84
1984 Alpinisme Valkenburg 1st, 4to, pp.95, 68 color & 10 bw photos, sketches, wraps; inscribed Han Timmers, fine #18629 $49.00
Account of a Czechoslovakian ascent of a new route on Manaslu North II (7157m) in 1979. Novotný was one of the summitters. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Scholar Mountaineers: Pioneers of Parnassus: Noyce, Wilfrid
Noyce, Wilfrid Scholar Mountaineers: Pioneers of Parnassus
1950 Roy NY 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 12 bw illus, brown cloth; dj chipped bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth spotted on front edge/back cover, vg #27202 $9.00
Essays on the effect of mountains on various historical figures - Dante, Rousseau, de Saussure, Goethe, Wordsworth, Keats, Nietzsche, Scott, and others. Neate N39.[read more]

Noyce, Wilfrid Scholar Mountaineers: Pioneers of Parnassus
1950 Dennis Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 12 bw illus, brown cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg-, cloth near fine. #24114 $29.00
Essays on the effect of mountains on various historical figures - Dante, Rousseau, de Saussure, Goethe, Wordsworth, Keats, Nietzsche, Scott, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate N39.[read more]

The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone: O’Brady, Colin
New O’Brady, Colin The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 279, 48 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27666 $27.95
Over the past 100 years, since Ernest Shackleton’s aborted attempt to cross the Antarctic in 1914-17, there have been a number of attempts to make a solo crossing of the continent by various means. As of 2020 there have been 16 successful traverses of Antarctica, but all have either been supported b[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

The Storms of Denali: O’Connell, Nicholas
signedO’Connell, Nicholas The Storms of Denali
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.295, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26483 $49.00
O’Connell, an experienced climber, is no stranger to mountain literature having previously written ‘Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers’, among other works. In this highly acclaimed, disaster-epic, novel he explores risk, death, and survival as four young men set out to climb a new route on 20[read more]

Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor: O’Shea, Ian
O’Shea, Ian Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/250, oblong 16mo, [pp.42], 30 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26892 $37.95
On 4 January 1912 Tom Crean, William Lashley and Teddy Evans watched as Robert Scott and the Pole party began their fateful trip. The three men not chosen by Scott to be part of the Pole party turned round and began their march back to Cape Evans, 750 miles away. Eighty-three miles from safety Evans[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, Peter Croft, Kurt Diemberger, Lynn Hill, Doug Scott, dj fine, cloth w/ some pencil underlining, fine. #9986 $85.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27129 $59.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Messner, Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Robbins, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Lowe, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Climber’s Guide to the Olympic Mountains: Olympic Mountain Rescue
Olympic Mountain Rescue Climber’s Guide to the Olympic Mountains
1988 Mountaineers Seattle 3rd, small 8vo, pp.260, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 23 sketches, 20 maps, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, fine #26325 $12.00
Sketches by Dee Molenaar. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate.[read more]

Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]: Pasaban, Edurne
Pasaban, Edurne Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]
2011 Spain rep, 8vo, pp.334, 32 color photos, wraps; new #26079 $45.00
Pasaban, who became the first woman to climb all 14 8000m peaks, describes how her 12 years in the mountains have mixed love, death, and high personal cost. Despite these challenges she considers her quest “has been worthwhile”. This is more of a narrative than the photo book by Angela Benevides ([read more]

Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]: Pauner, Carlos
Pauner, Carlos Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]
2006 Spain 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 107 color photos, 2 sketches, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26080 $79.00
Pauner, a highly successful Spanish mountaineer, has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. His first was K2 (2001) and in May, 2012 he reached the summit of Shishapangma, his 13th peak. The only remaining 8000er for Pauner is Everest. He first attempted Kangchenjunga in 19[read more]

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