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Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]: Kammerlander, Hans
New signedKammerlander, Hans Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]
1989 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.176, photo frontis, 61 color & 69 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27161 $59.00 $49.00
Kammerlander has had a most successful climbing career. He has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks, all except Manaslu. In this large-format book he covers his climbs on Gasherbrum I and II, Matterhorn, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cerro Torre, and much more. In German, no English tr[read more]

The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu: Kele, František
Kele, František K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu
1991 Bratislava 1st, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 57 color & 32 bw photos, map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #21327 $39.00
Account of a Czechoslovakian expedition, led by Robert Gálfy, which climbed both Gasherbrum I and II in 1988. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]: Kele, František
Kele, František Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]
2009 Slovakia 1st, 8vo, photo frontis, pp.151, 31 color photos, chart, map eps, wraps w/ flaps; new #25988 $39.95
This 1984 Czechoslovakian expedition placed three people on the summit via the South Pillar, including Ang Rita who made his 2nd ascent. The descent via the South Col route was marred with the death of summitter Jozef Psotka, at the time the oldest summitter at age 50. This appears to be a differe[read more]

Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast: Kick, Peter W.
Kick, Peter W. Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 269, 21 bw photos, 20 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27091 $18.95
A warm day on the trail turns unseasonably cold, an avalanche barrels downhill, a foot slips on icy terrain, a trail gives way unexpectedly. In an instant, lives are lost or forever changed. In the backcountry, a single piece of gear could mean the difference between a comfortable night under the st[read more]

Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
1988 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.52, 35 bw figs, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #22011 $35.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1921-2000), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers Kangshung La, Chago, Kangchungtse, Chomo Lonzo, Makalu La, Maka[read more]

Nanga Parbat Group: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Nanga Parbat Group
2015 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.257, 143 bw figs/photos, 24 maps, wraps; signed, bumped from shipping, else new #26998 $39.95
This is Kielkowski’s latest addition to his wonderful monograph series on the 8000m peaks. This covers the entire Nanga Parbat region, including Nanga Parbat, Mazeno Peaks, Rakhiot Peak, Chongra Peak, Ganalo Peak, and Toshe I, with a listing of all expeditions (1830-2015), all routes, and ascent inf[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]
2003 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 535, 232 color & 396 bw photos, 240 illus, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27616 $59.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This introductory volume consists of 2400 entries containing general information about the mountains in the fields of geology, plants, animals, geographic and topographic termin[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]
2007 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 847, 146 color & 354 bw photos, 139 illus, 221 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27617 $79.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This third volume consists of over 3900 entries on European mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geoghrapic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing a[read more]

Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25844 $45.00
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. [read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26134 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mo[read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26011 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mou[read more]

Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole
2017 Norway 1st, thick 8vo, pp.584, 76 color & 381 bw photos, 3 color & 8 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw figs, 4 plans, 27 color & 6 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27550 $49.95
This book attempts to explain how Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole. It contains information and original photos gleaned from his expeditions and meticulous planning and preparations over many years. It reveals his ability to foresee the challenges ahead and change plans when new factors[read more]

The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58: Knight, John
Knight, John The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 42 color photos, 3 plans, 2 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27519 $31.95
The Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1953-58, organized and led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and supported by Sir Edmund Hillary, was one of the most extraordinary exploits ever undertaken in Antarctica, but it has been underappreciated. On the 60th anniversary of the crossing, this book tells the complete stor[read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India: Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia
Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 254, 42 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27209 $74.95
Col. Narinder (Bull) Kumar is an internationally renowned mountaineer of legendary fame and the most highly-decorated mountaineer in India. He has successfully led mountaineering expeditions to the highest peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Garhwal, Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. Out of the 13 highest [read more]

White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu: Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip on back, chips/tears, unclipped, good, cloth tight, vg+ #18961 $15.00 $12.75
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26. To see all of our Sale Items,
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ ‘CAT’ below title on spine, near fine #9842 $29.00
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26.[read more]

signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

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