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Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills: Ferber, Peggy, ed.
Ferber, Peggy, ed. Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills
1974 Mountaineers Seattle 3rd, 8vo, pp.xiv, 478, photo frontis, bw photos, many figures, appendices, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine #27143 $5.00
A foundational book for many aspiring climbers. Chock-full of useful information.[read more]

Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains: Filippi, Gabriel
Filippi, Gabriel The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 364, 39 color & 6 bw photos, blue cloth; dj corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #27198 $34.95
Filippi, one of Canada’s foremost mountaineers, presents a gripping, heartfelt and inspiring memoir in which he shares a life spent in and out of the Death Zone and proves an old axiom true: no climber returns from a summit the same person as when he began his ascent. The Escapist is an unflinchi[read more]

From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

The Case for Doctor Cook: Freeman, Andrew A
Freeman, Andrew A The Case for Doctor Cook
1961 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.315, map, dark blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, clipped, good+, cloth tight, vg+ #27623 $24.00
A scoop such as newspapermen seldom see appeared in the New York Herald of September 2, 1909. Extending across page one in three lines of towering type was the story that Dr. Frederick A. Cook, a Brooklyn physician, had reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Five days after that story appeared, a[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

Gallagher, Nora, ed Patagonia: Notes from the Field
1999 Chronicle Books SF 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 71 color & 2 bw photos, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25140 $15.00 $12.00
A nice collection of stories from the pages of Patagonia’s catalogue, with about a third previously unpublished. From the mountain community, contributors include Yvon Chouinard, Kitty Calhoun, Warren Hollinger, Ron Matous, Rick Ridgeway, Victor Saunders, and Mark Wilford. This book is from the [read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
signedGreen, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26006 $25.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A [read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
Green, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25534 $26.95 $19.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A mo[read more]

Photographs from Everest to Africa: Gregory, Alfred
Gregory, Alfred Photographs from Everest to Africa
2007 Australia 1st, large 4to, pp.xi, 211, 40 color & 68 bw photos, photo eps, page ribbon, silver cloth; dj & cloth new #25012 $74.95
Gregory was the official photographer on the 1953 British ascent of Everest. His spectacular photos of Everest record not only the human struggle which took place but also the once pristine beauty of the world’s highest mountain. Following that expedition, Gregory traveled the world, leading mount[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [read more]

Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks: Hamill, Mike
Hamill, Mike Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks
2012 US 1st, square 4to, pp.317, 108 color photos, 22 maps, tables, wraps; new #26141 $29.95
A complete reference to all eight of the Seven Summits (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua, Vinson, Elbrus, Kosciuszko, and Carstenz Pyramid). Hamill has climbed the Seven Summits himself and guided for Alaska Mountaineering School and International Mountain Guides. He provides information fo[read more]

A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

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