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Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

Escarra, Jean, et al Himalayan Assault: The French Himalayan Expedition 1936
1938 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 203, map frontis, 59 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, name whited out on fep, vg+. #9657 $69.00
Account of the early attempt by the French on Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) in 1936. Neate E24, Yak E52c.[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956: Gattinger, T. E.
New Gattinger, T. E. Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956
1961 Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.118, 29 bw photos (6 fldg pans in pocket), 7 sketches, 2 lg color & 1 lg bw fldg maps in pocket, 1 bw map, wraps; tight, pans & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27176 $95.00 $75.00
[Geological Cross Section of the Karakorum from the Indus to the Shaksgam: Geological Results of the Austrian Himalayan Karakorum Expedition 1956] Geologist Gattinger was a member of the Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This geological[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [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]

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]

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]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

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]

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]

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
New 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]

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