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Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition: Levy, Buddy
Levy, Buddy Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 376, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, 5 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27640 $29.95
In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge—[read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Tears of the Dawn: Lines, Jules
signedLines, Jules Tears of the Dawn
2013 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 45 color photos, sketch, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26853 $39.95
Jules Lines is Britain's most accomplished free solo climber. His quiet demeanour and natural technique have earned him the unofficial title of ‘The Dark Horse’ in Scottish climbing circles. In this, his first book, he recounts adventures and misadventures worldwide, from early achievements - comple[read more]

Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer: Lock, Andrew
signedLock, Andrew Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer
2014 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 352, 30 color photos, map, wraps; signed, tight, fine #26770 $65.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

Machnik, Andrzej Na Zachodniej Scianie Makalu
nd AT Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.162, figures, wraps; fine. #18430 $25.00
A history of Polish attempts on Kangchenjunga with a number of charts. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983: Martinez, Gregorio Ariz
Martinez, Gregorio Ariz K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983
1983 The Expedition np 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.9], 6 color & 10 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps, wraps; fine #20511 $19.00
This expedition brochure was done in advance of the 1983 Navarra K2 expedition; a ten-person Spanish team. They managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by bad weather. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings: Marwah, Rita Gombu
signedMarwah, Rita Gombu Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings
2007 New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.184, 348 bw photos, wraps; signed Rita Gombu Marwah & Nawang Gombu, corners bumped in shipping, else new #25499 $125.00
This is a unique compilation of newspaper and magazine articles written about Nawang Gombu through various phases of his climbing career. This extensive collection consists of photocopies of the original articles, essentially a scrapbook of his career. Gombu, a nephew of Tenzing Norgay, had an ama[read more]

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65: Masheter, Carol
Masheter, Carol Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 199, 28 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new #27098 $13.95
Masheter’s second book describes her completion of her Seven Summits quest in 2012, becoming the oldest woman to do so - Kilimanjaro (1972), Aconcagua (2007), Everest (2008), Denali (2009), Erebus, Vinson (2012), Kosciuszko (2012), and Carstenz Pyramid (2012); as well as Cho Oyu (2005) and Mont Blan[read more]

No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest: Masheter, Carol
signedMasheter, Carol No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 214, 9 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25667 $14.95
Masheter, known as the SilverFox to her friends, has been a research chemist, a university professor in the social sciences, and an epidemiologist for public health. At age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger, despite being afraid of heights. Since age 60, she[read more]

Mauduit, Chantal Vivir en el Paraíso
2002 Desnivel Madrid 1st thus, 8vo, pp.154, wraps; new. #22519 $29.00
Mauduit, one of the top French woman climbers, continually pushed her high-altitude abilities and reached the summit of six 8000ers (K2, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, GII). She also attempted Everest several times, Annapurna, and was killed while on Dhaulagiri in 1998. Note there are no [read more]

Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]: Mayr, Rudi.
Mayr, Rudi. Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]
1985 Steiger Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 33 color & 25 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22856 $45.00
Accounts of expeditions to the Alps, Andes, Cho Oyu (1982), Glacier Dome (1983), and Dhaulagiri (1984). In German, no English translation.[read more]

Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park: McAllister, Bruce
McAllister, Bruce Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park
2004 1st, US, oblong 8vo, pp.vii, 167, photo frontis, 78 color & 71 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #23505 $29.95 $26.95
Anyone who has been, or is going to, Denali National Park really should read about the history of aviation in this area. This inspiring book is chock full of photos from the early pioneering days to today’s glacier pilots who take the vast majority of climbers to the mountain to those who are calle[read more]

Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure: McConnell, Bob
signedMcConnell, Bob Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure
1996 AAC Golden 1st, 16mo, pp.117, 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘N___, Great fun to be with you! Bob McConnell 1998’, fine #9866 $9.00
Demonstrates how to plan and execute a low-impact expedition with information on everything from choosing gear to low-impact base camps.[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #20513 $29.00 $20.00
A fantastic book, specially commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, consisting of 32 essays by top mountaineers focusing on eleven topics crucial to the future of mountaineering – from the Himalaya to rock and ice climbing. Essayists include Breashears, Calhoun, C[read more]

Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]: Mees, Klaus
Mees, Klaus Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 46 color & 17 bw photos, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25031 $29.00
Mees has acted as expedition doctor on a number of expeditions and is a climber himself, having summitted Cho Oyu (2002), Gasherbrum II (2003), and attempted Everest (2004, 2005, 2006). Here he discusses his earlier climbs in the Andes and then devotes half the book to his ascent of Cho Oyu. In Ge[read more]

Messner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj taped to cloth, number on spine, vg+, cloth w/ usual stamps, vg+. #22096 $29.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

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