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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25410 $139.00 $110.00
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implication[read more]

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY 1st ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ edge wear, 2 names, vg #17389 $5.00 $4.00
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implicati[read more]

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY reprint, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26062 $29.00
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implication[read more]

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14418 $29.00 $7.95
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implication[read more]

signedKrakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
1997 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine. #11016 $145.00
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implicati[read more]

Tragédie à l’Everest: Histoire vécue d’une catastrophe à l’Everest [Everest Tragedy: A True Story of an Everest Disaster]: Krakauer, Jon
New Krakauer, Jon Tragédie à l’Everest: Histoire vécue d’une catastrophe à l’Everest [Everest Tragedy: A True Story of an Everest Disaster]
1998 Guérin Chamonix ltd ed 1000 numbered copies, square 8vo, pp.xv, 372, 206 (of 215) bw photos, 4 (of 5) sketches, 5 maps, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ 12 blank pages due to printing error, else fine #27679 $19.00
This is the French translation of Krakauer’s best-selling ‘Into Thin Air’ published by the renowned Guérin publishers in their traditional red cloth binding. What sets this book apart from both the US and UK trade editions of this book is Guérin’s inclusion of so many additional photos. Jon Kraka[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[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]

Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality: Kumar, Ravindra
Kumar, Ravindra Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dreams Into Reality
2017 India 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xii, 366, 98 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27481 $29.95
Kumar was the first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to reach the summit of Everest as a member of the 2013 Seven Summit Treks expedition. He shares his methodology of Advanced Positive Visualization as a means to achieving success but the majority of the book is on his mountain training and Ever[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
East of Everest: Langley, Bob
Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200.[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]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership: Levine, Alison
Levine, Alison On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
2014 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 242, 39 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26641 $26.95 $14.95
Levine has climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both North and South Pole. Her first Everest attempt (2002) fell only 300 feet shy of the summit due to weather but she finally succeeded in 2010. Her ability to achieve these goals is all the more impressive as she has Raynaud’s Disease which can in[read more]

Lewis, M. S. Expedition Diaries: In the Throne Room of the Mountain God
2017 US rep, 8vo, pp.222, 104 bw photos, wraps; new #26686 $19.95
Lewis presents his journals and memoirs from a variety of mountaineering expeditions - Mera Peak (1995), Vinson (1997), Elbrus, Ama Dablam (1997), Kangchenjunga (2000), Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, Workman Peak (2005), Kilimanjaro, and more.[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]

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