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Rudolph, Fritz Chomolungma und ihre Kinder
1986 Sportverlag Berlin 2nd, 8vo, pp.264, 10 color & 51 bw photos, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #18704 $35.00
A nice history of the Himalayan peaks. The appendices, which cover major events on 100 peaks, are expanded from the 1st edition. In German, no English translation.[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]

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 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
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]

The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 32 color & 22 bw photos, 2 tables, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj w/ light ruffling to upper back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25848 $45.00 $39.95
K2 is one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit. Many of t[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]

The Himalaya by the Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya: Salisbury, Richard & Elizabeth Hawley
signedSalisbury, Richard & Elizabeth Hawley The Himalaya by the Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya
2011 Nepal Ltd ed 200, 8vo, pp.224, 217 color charts, tables, appendices, 2 color maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; signed Salisbury & Hawley, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #25881 $75.00
A comprehensive statistical analysis of climbing activity, ascents and fatalities in the Nepal Himalaya covering three periods of climbing - 1950-1969 (the expeditionary period), 1970-1989 (the transitional period), and 1990-2009 (the commercial period). An extensive amount of data is analyzed in s[read more]

The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition: Schwatka, Frederick
Schwatka, Frederick The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition
1965 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic 1st, 8vo, pp.117, color frontis, 19 illus, 2 maps, wraps; tight, vg+ #27650 $15.00
In 1878–80, at the behest of the American Geographical Society, Schwatka led an expedition to the Canadian Arctic to look for written records thought to have been left on or near King William Island by members of Franklin’s lost expedition. Traveling to Hudson Bay on the schooner Eothen, Schwatka’s [read more]

Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Broad Peak Poster
Image size 25.5" x 9", Poster size 27.75" x 19.5", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23568 $29.95 $23.96
Text states "Broad Peak - From the South Rib of K2 - The original route of ascent was up the hanging glaciers and snow slopes on the right. The Godwin-Austen Glacier meets the Abruzzi and Vinge Glaciers at Concordia on the right, with the prominent peaks of Chogolisa, K6 and K7 in the background." A[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

Seligman, G. Snow Structure and Ski Fields: Being an Account of Snow and Ice Forms met with in Nature and a Study of Avalanches and Snowcraft
1962 Adam Brussels rep, 8vo, pp.xfsii, 555, photo frontis, 371 figures, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ name, fine. #10098 $95.00
A most scholarly work on snow and avalanches. Hard to find. Neate S43.[read more]

Himalaistki: Opowieść o Kobietach, Które Pokonują Każdą Górę (Climbers: A Story of Women who Overcome Every Mountain): Sepioło, Mariusz
Sepioło, Mariusz Himalaistki: Opowieść o Kobietach, Które Pokonują Każdą Górę (Climbers: A Story of Women who Overcome Every Mountain)
2017 Wydawnictwo Znak Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 41 color & 14 bw photos, stiff wraps; new #27478 $34.95
Profiles of 14 Polish women mountaineers who have climbed in the Himalaya – Halina Krüger-Syrokomska (Gasherbrum II 1975, K2 died 1982), Anna Okopińska (Lhotse 1974, Gasherbrum II 1975, Makalu 1978, K2 1982), Dobrosława Miodowicz-Wolf (K2 1984, Nanga Parbat 1985, K2 died 1986), Wanda Rutkiewicz (Gas[read more]

Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places: Shepton, Bob
Shepton, Bob Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, 28 color photos, 4 maps, wraps; new #26746 $25.95
Shepton is the modern H. W. Tilman. An ordained minister in his late 70s, Shepton spends much of his time sailing into the Arctic and leading small teams to make first ascents of inaccessible mountains. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, [read more]

The Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan: Shirahata, Shiro
Shirahata, Shiro The Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan
1990 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 101 color photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26698 $175.00 $125.00
A spectactular, large-format photo book on the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan including the Trango group, Cathedral, Muztagh Tower, K2, Skilbrum, Skyang Kangri, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, II, II, IV, & V, Masherbrum, Baltoro Kangri, Chogolisa, Sia Kangri, Benta Brakk, Latok I, II, & III, Kanjut Sar,[read more]

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette: Sides, Hampton
Sides, Hampton In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 454, 26 bw photos, map, illus eps, white/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26769 $28.95
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b[read more]

Captain Scott: Icy Deceits and Untold Realities: Sienicki, Krzysztof
Sienicki, Krzysztof Captain Scott: Icy Deceits and Untold Realities
2016 Germany 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxxi, 778, 12 bw photos, 35 figs, 136 graphs, 42 tables, 10 maps, appendices, page-ribbon, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27256 $175.00
In this massive tome, comprised of three volumes, Sienicki uses scientific techniques to analyze Scott’s data. Historical descriptions attempting to find a reason for Captain Scott and his companions deaths were, despite eloquence of presentation, unable to find the actual cause of the disaster. Whi[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Storms of Silence: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Storms of Silence
1996 Cape London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 13 color & 44 bw photos, blue cloth; d jfine, cloth fine #10116 $39.00
Simpson confronts agression and violence while taking us to Gangchempo and Cho Oyo in the Himalaya, Huascaran in Peru, and, of course, Sheffield, England.[read more]

The Life and Adventures of William Lashly: Skinner, George & Valerie
signedSkinner, George & Valerie The Life and Adventures of William Lashly
2013 UK Ltd ed 200, small 8vo, pp.56, 25 bw photos, map, wraps; signed by both authors, new #26575 $11.95
Lashly was born in the Hampshire village of Hambledon on Christmas Day 1867. He left the village school when he was a little over 11 years old and at 21 joined the Royal Navy. By the age of 52 he had served as Stoker on six Naval warships, including HMS Irresistible where he survived when it was min[read more]

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