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Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper 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) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent: Harris, Alex
Harris, Alex Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent
2004 Struik Capetown 1st, square 8vo, pp.238. photo frontis, 96 color & 27 bw photos, 8 illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27483 $24.95
Harris documents his journey to climb the Seven Summits, the first South African to do so, in this nicely-illustrated book. His expeditions have included Kilimanjaro (1992), Elbrus (1992, 1999), Aconcagua, Everest (1996, 2003, 2005), Vinson (1999), Carstenz Pyramid (2000), Cho Oyu (2001), Denali (20[read more]

What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy: Harrowfield, David
signedHarrowfield, David What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy
2013 Pvt Pub NZ Ltd ed 450, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 15 color & 33 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26489 $69.00
Pennell served as navigator and captain during Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) aboard the Terra Nova. Harrowfield’s book commemorates the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his party on return from the South Pole in 1912 along with the mysterious arrival during [read more]

Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet: Hawkins, Stewart
signedHawkins, Stewart Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 334, 8 color & 34 bw photos, chart, 13 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26674 $59.95
Hawkins first climbed with Wilfrid Noyce while in school and was a fellow member of the Climbers’ Club for over 50 years. Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the [read more]

The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”: Hayes, Dr. I. I.
Hayes, Dr. I. I. The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”
1867 Hurd & Houghton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 454, frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 (of 6) illus, 30 tail pieces, 3 color maps, brick-red beveled cloth; cloth w/ split/wear bottom spine, small bookplate on front pastedown, 1 prelim page loose, tight, vg #27464 $39.00
Hayes (1832-1881) was an American Arctic explorer, physician, and politician. His first Arctic expedition came as ship’s surgeon for Elisha Kane’s Second Grinnell Expedition (1853-55) in search of sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Hayes’ second expedition, led by him and the subject of this da[read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]
2007 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.199, photo frontis, 58 color & 17 bw photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hemmleb, Kurt Diemberger, Generl (Eugenie) Buhl (Buhl’s widow), and Kriemhild Buhl (Buhl’s eldest daughter), dj corners bumped, else dj & cloth new #24702 $145.00
On June 9, 1957, four Austrians – Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck, and Fritz Wintersteller – made the historic first ascent of Broad Peak (8047m). Three weeks later, Buhl was killed on nearby Chogolisa (7000m). In 2006, Hemmleb and nine companions went to the Baltoro region to commem[read more]

Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]: Herler, Norbert & Gregor
Herler, Norbert & Gregor Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]
2009 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 118 color & 3 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27484 $27.95
Dacher (1933-1994) was a prolific German mountaineer who made the first German ascent of K2, together with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. This book is a tribute to his 8000m climbing achievements having summitted 10 of the 14 peaks. About 1/3 of the book is devoted to the K2 ascent and the remaining to [read more]

Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit: Hibbert, Ian
Hibbert, Ian Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit
2015 US 8vo, pp.ix, 242, 50 bw photos, wraps; new #27593 $29.95
Hibbert chronicles his adventures climbing the world’s highest mountains in this gripping series of tales that reveals the power of grit, determination, and will. Filled with pictures, these memoirs delve into the challenges he overcame climbing the exotic mountains of the South American Andes, Nepa[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed Hillary, George Band & Alf Gregory, dj rubbed, reinforced top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9751 $795.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read and the first UK edition is quite desireable. Alfred Gregory’s signature is less common as he lived in Australia. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ name, fine #9753 $175.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read. This second impression was printed one month after the first printing. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
2003 Easton Press Norwalk Signed Edition, 8vo, photos, maps, archival paper, satin page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec burgundy leather binding; signed, issued w/o dj, binding new #25965 $195.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This special, signed edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticy from Easton Press, a card describing the ascent of Everest and book, and a blank bookplate which can be [read more]

8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains: Hinkes, Alan
signedHinkes, Alan 8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 192, photo frontis, 171 color photos, 2 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed on special bookplate, dj & cloth new #26542 $49.95
Hinkes has produced a beautiful book to document his 11 year quest to climb all 14 8000m peaks. He finished with Kangchenjunga in 2005 to become the 15th person, and the first Briton, to complete this challenge; although his attainment of the true summit of Cho Oyu in a whiteout is in dispute. Separ[read more]

Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage: Hoadley, Jack A.
Hoadley, Jack A. Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 460, 56 bw photos, plan, map, wraps; new #26990 $29.95
This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father he lost when only thirteen years of age. He unfolds the story of a man of enormous fortitude, energy, compassion and wisdom who changed the lives of countless pe[read more]

The Mountain Never Cries: A Mother’s Diary: Holaday, Ann
Holaday, Ann The Mountain Never Cries: A Mother’s Diary
1999 BookPartners Wilsonville 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 233, 1 bw photo, wraps; owner’s name sticker on cover & inside cover, pocket for non-related CD on inside back cover, vg #27058 $9.95
For three days in 1986 Holaday waited at Oregon’s Mount Hood while rescuers searched for a missing 13-member climbing party from the Oregon Episcopal School, of which her son Giles was a member. Miraculously, of 11 members huddled in a snow cave for three days, Giles survived; one of two. Holaday ha[read more]

Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks
2018 US 8vo, pp.159, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27422 $19.95
Two days east of Lukla was a pleasant yak pasture surrounded by high peaks. When Col. Jim Roberts set out to look for it in 1953, he ended up making the first ascent of Mera Peak and sowing the seeds of Himalayan tourism. Mera Peak has become a popular goal for trekkers and novice mountaineers, b[read more]

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World
2017 US 8vo, pp.401, 20 bw photos, wraps; new #27187 $19.95
From hiking to mountaineering. The true story of how a simple hiker went trekking in Nepal and was inspired to become a mountaineer. After his hike in the Himalayas, Horrell went on a journey that led him to climb Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua; finally he tackled the ultimate challenge of climbing Evere[read more]

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition
2017 US 8vo, pp.165, 17 bw photos, wraps; new #27185 $19.85
In April 2012, Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined the Altitude Junkies North Ridge expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box [read more]

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 US 8vo, pp.167, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27186 $19.95
In April 2014, Horrell returned to Nepal with the Altitude Junkies expedition hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest. He dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, by climbing t[read more]

The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain
2018 US 8vo, pp.171, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27423 $19.95
The mountain gods were protective of Manaslu, a two-pronged peak in the Nepal Himalaya, and one of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks. Many years ago, a Japanese team tried to climb it, but the gods had sent an avalanche in their wake which destroyed a monastery and set the local people against th[read more]

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