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A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937: Clyde, Norman
Clyde, Norman El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937
1975 Dawson’s LA 1 of 500, 1st, 8vo, pp.95, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, illus brown cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #23446 $169.00
The first ascent of the highest peak in Baja California. Includes an annotated bibliography. Neate C84.[read more]

Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure: Coffey, Maria
signedCoffey, Maria Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 234, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24698 $29.00
Climbers who court danger in the world’s highest places risk far more than their own skins. When tragedy strikes, what happens to the people who love them? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude climber? This ground-breaking book violates a central taboo of extreme advent[read more]

Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy: Conrad, Ric
signedConrad, Ric Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.389, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27608 $26.99
In May 1986, a private preparatory school’s field trip made worldwide headlines. Twenty climbers began ascending what has arguably been called the second-most climbed mountain in the world – Oregon’s Mount Hood. Caught in one of the worst blizzards imaginable, they battled the elements while wait[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1986 Cloudcap Seattle rep, enlarged ed, 8vo, pp.242, 24 bw photos, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #23450 $12.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate D06.[read more]

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan
Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 269, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25830 $25.95
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them 8[read more]

Yosemite: In the Sixties: Denny, Glen
signedDenny, Glen Yosemite: In the Sixties
2008 US 2nd prtg, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Denny & Ed Cooper, lettered mylar dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #26493 $79.00
Denny has created an extraordinary book of rare black-and-white photographs of Yosemite Valley climbers. Originally inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, photographer and filmmaker Denny quickly mastered the effects of light on rock but his special gift is for these portraits of climbers in their el[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Entre Cero y Ocho Mil Metros [Among Zero and Eight Thousand Meters]
1975 Nova Terra Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.425, 3 color & 124 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth slightly skewed, near fine. #21692 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a Spanish edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’ although with many more photos. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry
Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13595 $29.00 $24.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing any [read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
Dunn, Robert World Alive: A Personal Story
1956 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #22189 $39.00
The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic di[read more]

A Journey to Adventure: Stories I Never Thought I'd Tell: Falvey, Pat
Falvey, Pat A Journey to Adventure: Stories I Never Thought I'd Tell
2007 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.170, photo frontis, 187 color & 1 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24981 $52.95
Pat Falvey, who runs an adventure travel company from Macgillycuddy’s Reeks in Kerry, has made many high-altitude ascents around the world. He is the only Irish person to complete the Seven Summits, not once but twice, and he has climbed Everest from both north and south. This new, lavishly-illust[read more]

Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse: Fanshawe, Andy
Fanshawe, Andy Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 17 color photos, 4 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 small cuts top of ffep, else fine #26494 $17.00 $14.45
The bold, first traverse of Chogolisa's (7665m) twin summits, in 1986, and the first ascent of Mengluntse West (7023m), in 1988, led by Chris Bonington and with David Breashears and Alan Hinkes. Fanshawe was killed in 1992 while climbing in the Cairngorms.[read more]

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