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TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness: Specht, Robert
Specht, Robert TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
1975 St. Martin’s Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.364, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, good, cloth tight, fine #27250 $5.00
A true story of a courageous woman, Anne Hobbs, who, in 1927, at the age of 19, arrives in Chicken, Alaska, to teach the children in this mining settlement. Life is difficult for Anne as she faces hardships such as few school supplies, harsh winter weather, and a community that is very much against [read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26405 $34.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-se[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26404 $49.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sen[read more]

Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]: Stammberger, Fritz
Stammberger, Fritz Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]
1972 EOS Verlag St. Ottilien 1st, 8vo, pp.124, 4 color & 8 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, internally fine #12165 $129.00 $95.00
Stammberger, a noted ski mountaineer, had several expeditions to the Himalaya and was editor of Climbing magazine. In 1964 he was a member of a small five-person team which attempted Cho Oyu. Stammberger claimed a successful ascent but this is in dispute. He did, however, make a ski descent from 24,[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27485 $24.95
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Zabudni na Everest: Stejskal, Jarýk & Milan Vranka
Stejskal, Jarýk & Milan Vranka Zabudni na Everest
1989 Sport Bratislava 1st, 8vo, pp.173, photo frontis, 62 color & 73 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22003 $49.00
The accounts of four Czechoslovakian expeditions to Lhotse Shar (SW Face 1984), Dhaulagiri (W Face 1984), Cho Oyu (alpine-style, winter, 1985/86), and Everest (SW Face 1987). In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Sterbova, Dina Die Männerwelt der Hohen Berge: Eine Frau bezwingt Achttausender
1996 Auensee Augsburg 1st, 4to, pp.183, 51 color photos, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new. #18637 $59.00
Dina was a member of the 1980 Czech woman's expedition to Manaslu and a successful summitter on the 1984 Czech/American/Nepali Cho Oyu expedition. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[read more]

Nanga Parbat: Tragödie am Schicksalsberg [Nanga Parbat: Tragedy on the Mountain of Destiny]: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Nanga Parbat: Tragödie am Schicksalsberg [Nanga Parbat: Tragedy on the Mountain of Destiny]
2006 Germany 2nd, 4to, pp.167, photo frontis, 173 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25515 $49.00
Nanga Parbat is the second in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. The 2004 Alpine Club of Saxony Nanga Parbat Expedition was a team of six to the Rupal Face. They succeeded in placing four on the summit, including Stingl, but one died on the descent. Like his o[read more]

Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]
2009 Germany 2nd, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 289 color photos, 9 maps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25516 $49.00
Seven Summits is the third in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. He was the first German to ascent the Seven Summits (2001-07), with both Carstenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, without supplemental oxygen. Like his other books, this is chock-full of photos. In Germa[read more]

Stockert, Hartmut Mein Weg zum Dach der Welt: Die Besteigung des Cho Oyu - 8201m
1997 Stockert Siegen 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 73 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; new. #16408 $39.95
Accounts of the authors early climbs on Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua leading up to climbs on Baruntse (1995), Island Peak (1995), and Cho Oyu (1996). In German, no English translation.[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Harper NY 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped/taped top spine, vg, cloth fine #15049 $29.00 $24.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116. To see all of our Sale Items, click[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, 2” tear on front, unclipped, good+, cloth fine #11561 $14.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116.[read more]

Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 165, 64 color & 5 bw photos, illus, plan, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25920 $37.95
No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed he had been sent t[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life: Synnott, Mark
New Synnott, Mark The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
2018 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 405, 29 color & 6 bw photos, yellow/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27671 $27.95
In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gav[read more]

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei: Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe
Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.396, 62 color & 19 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27335 $31.95
Junko Tabei was born in Miharu, a small town in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, in 1939. An amazing mountaineer and lover of peaks, she founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as leader of an all-women Japanese team. After Everest, Tabei devo[read more]

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