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Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration: Nelsson, Richard, ed.
Nelsson, Richard, ed. Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 7 bw photos, burgundy cloth; dj & cloth new #25497 $26.95
A collection of classic adventure travel writing culled from the extensive archives at "The Guardian" and "The Observer" In the 19th century, British and European explorers were busy trying to fill in 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile,[read more]

The Girl Who Climbed Everest: Norris, Bonita
Norris, Bonita The Girl Who Climbed Everest
2017 UK 8vo, pp.277, 14 color photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27426 $39.95
Norris, at age 29, was the youngest person in the world to have reached both the summit of Everest (2010) and the North Pole (2011). She has undertaken six Himalayan/Karakoram expeditions, and when not on expedition, is a TV presenter and motivational speaker. She began climbing at age 20 after a ch[read more]

The Fight for Everest 1924: Norton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F.
signedNorton, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F. The Fight for Everest 1924
2015 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiv, 305, 9 color & 30 bw photos, 24 color & 9 bw illus, diagram, map, map eps, brown cloth; signed Christopher Norton, dj & cloth new #27018 $67.95
This is the first UK reissue of Edward Norton's classic ‘The Fight for Everest 1924’, with new, additional content. In 1924 Everest remained unclimbed. Two British expeditions had already tackled what was known to be the highest mountain on Earth. The first, in 1921, found a route to the base. The s[read more]

A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir: Noyce, Wilfrid, et al.
signedNoyce, Wilfrid, et al. A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir
[1945] Himalayan Club Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 51, 10 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, pictorial boards; xlib Himalayan Club, issued w/o dj, boards rubbed, signed Richard Irvin, vg #23476 $75.00
Noyce’s first work, published for the Himalayan Club. This monograph was compiled from reports by instructors of the Aircrew Mountain Course at Sonamarg who had made the various ascents. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Over the Himalaya: Ohmori, Koichiro
Ohmori, Koichiro Over the Himalaya
1994 Diadem London 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.105], 45 double-page color plates, map, pictorial boards; dj very fine, boards very fine #24026 $49.00
A magnificent book of aerial photos taken with a home-made, large-format camera.[read more]

Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering: Ortner, Sherry B.
Ortner, Sherry B. Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering
1999 US 4th, 8vo, pp.367, 30 bw photos, 1 fig, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17501 $26.95 $19.00
Through gripping accounts of expeditions over the decades, Ortner offers a compelling and probing look at the relationship between Sherpa guides of Everest and the climbers, or sahibs, who depend on them. Recommended for those wanting to get beyond the normal expedition account. To see all of ou[read more]

A Price Guide to Books Concerning Mountaineering in the Himalayas: Palmer, Dek
Palmer, Dek A Price Guide to Books Concerning Mountaineering in the Himalayas
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.153, wraps; new. #22202 $19.95
A useful starting point for the ever-changing world of book pricing. Prices are based on UK prices and do not reflect variations for condition.[read more]

Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 Kilometres Across the Roof of the World: Pauler, Gerda
Pauler, Gerda Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 Kilometres Across the Roof of the World
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.218, 41 color & 78 bw photos, wraps w/ flaps; new #26744 $25.95
The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. It is a trail that winds for 1,700 kilometres through Nepal - across the ‘roof of the world’, over ice-covered passes, crossing high-mountain deserts and through some of the most remote areas on earth. In 2012, Himalaya [read more]

Peissel, Michel Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom - Exploring a Lost Himalayan Land
1967 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, dec green cloth; dj worn top edge, vg, cloth near fine. #9998 $39.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Yak P41.[read more]

Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27498 $39.00
Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They c[read more]

Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
signedPerrin, Jim Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26400 $49.95
Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They[read more]

Within Reach: My Everest Story: Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin
Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin Within Reach: My Everest Story
1998 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 18 color photos, red/black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14265 $16.95 $7.95
Mark Pfetzer tells of his introduction to climbing at an early age and ‘youngest to summit’ records on Pisco, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. He has also attempted Everest via both the north and south routes. In 1996 he returned as a member of Henry Todd’s Himalayan Guides team. On the[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1981 Loisirs Paris rep, 8vo, pp.256, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, white cloth; cloth fine #19726 $35.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1981 Loisirs Paris rep, 8vo, pp.256, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, white cloth; dj w/ small edge tears, near fine, cloth fine. #19725 $39.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1979 Plon Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; spine faded, vg+. #16898 $25.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain: Pierse, Simon
Pierse, Simon Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain
2005 Wales 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.127, color frontis, 18 color & 41 bw photos, 1 fig, map, wraps; new. #24129 $29.95
A marvelous book created as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of 56 paintings, prints and photographs of the third highest mountain in the world. The exhibition, which showed at The Alpine Club in London in May-June 2005 as part of a series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the fir[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

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