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Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $34.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any pri[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #4320 $39.00
This is the hardcover edition which followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a new preface by Hornbein and a forward by Doug Scott. Still a classic book! Selected by National Geographic[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; inscribed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9771 $115.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25047 $75.00 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This hardcover edition followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not include[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine. #22592 $195.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.x, 181, 73 color photos, wraps; signed, new. #9775 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a [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]

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.200, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27292 $19.95
This is the tale of Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascents of Gasherbrum I and II (2009) in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of[read more]

Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition of 1921: Howard-Bury, Charles & George Leigh Mallory
Howard-Bury, Charles & George Leigh Mallory Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition of 1921
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st thus, 8vo, pp.254, 12 bw photos, 2 maps, 2 diag, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9792 $29.00 $24.00
The 1921 British reconnaissance expedition to Everest paved the way for the 1922 and 1924 summit attempts with the discovery of the Rongbuk Glacier route and access to the mountain via the North Col. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the [read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 356, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth w/ light wear to edges, name of Arthur Butler April 1922 w/ his armorial bookplate & one other bookplate w/ matching receipt from Francis Edwards Booksellers 1956, hinges tight, maps w/o tears, fine #14371 $375.00 $355.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the mountain. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! We can include a color facsimile of the du[read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 356, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, errata slip, uncut, blue cloth; dj is a color facsimile, cloth w/ light wear to edges, top spine pulled, externally bright, internally 2 names to ffep, hinges starting, one map w/ few tears taped, vg+. #9791 $435.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247.[read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
American Alpine Club LibraryHoward-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Longmans, Green NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 350, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth spine ends pulled/torn, # on spine, worn, AAC stamps on edges/eps, hinges cracked, frontis (w/o tissue) bound in after list of illus, AAC stamp & blindstamp on title page, maps w/ tears along folds, good #24876 $175.00 $126.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the mountain. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247. This book[read more]

Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent: Hoyland, Graham
Hoyland, Graham Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 310, 13 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26477 $39.95
Hoyland has a close association with Everest. He climbed the mountain in 1993 and is the grandnephew of Howard Somervell, who loaned his camera to George Mallory for his summit day. Hoyland was a member of the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition and returned in the fall of 2001 to look furth[read more]

Life is Meeting: Hunt, John
Hunt, John Life is Meeting
1978 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, 24 bw photos, 11 maps, black cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #9806 $29.00
A philosophical autobiography by the leader of the successful 1953 expedition to Everest. Neate H136, SB H33, Yak H272.[read more]

Our Everest Adventure: The Pictorial History from Kathmandu to the Summit: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John Our Everest Adventure: The Pictorial History from Kathmandu to the Summit
1954 Brockhampton Leicester 1st, 8vo, pp.128, photo frontis, 141 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth; signed Alfred Gregory, dj rubbed, 3 taped tears, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #10899 $75.00
A nice companion photo book to Hunt’s 'The Ascent of Everest'. Alfred Gregory’s signature is less common as he lived in Australia. Neate H138, SB H32, Yak H271.[read more]

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