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A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18858 $39.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #18859 $16.95 $13.55
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story. To see all of our [read more]

signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Harish Kapadia, new. #22070 $20.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

Himalayan Quest: Viesturs, Ed
signedViesturs, Ed Himalayan Quest
2003 US 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 76 color photos, 21 route drawings, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25699 $39.00
Ed’s first book on his 15-year quest to climb all 14 of the highest peaks in the world. When this was written he had completed 12 of the 14, including summiting Everest 5 times. This is primarily a photo book, with long photo captions, organized chronologically. Many of Ed’s high-altitude photos are[read more]

Naar Himalaya en Karakorum: Visser, Ph. C.
New Visser, Ph. C. Naar Himalaya en Karakorum
1923 Nijgh & van Ditmar's Rotterdam 1st, 4to, pp.154, photo frontis, 69 bw photos, two maps, green cloth; cloth w/ new eps, tight, very good+ #21348 $85.00 $45.00
Narrative of the first, of four, Visser expedition. In 1922 they explored the Saser Pass from the Nubra Valley and six glaciers, and reconnoitered Saser Kangri (7672m) from the west. Visser was a Dutch diplomat and mountain explorer who, along with his wife, spent 14 years exploring the Karakoram ov[read more]

Vos, Bart Himalaya Dagboek
1990 Nijgh & van Ditmar Amsterdam 6th, prtg, 8vo, pp.188, 3 bw illus, wraps; fine. #21351 $20.00
Vos gives his account of the 1982 and 1984 Dutch Everest expeditions. In 1984 he claimed to have reached the summit although this has been disputed. See also Mourik’s ‘Eén meter Everest’. In Dutch, no English translation.[read more]

In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir: Ward, Michael
New Ward, Michael In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir
1972 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13616 $75.00 $24.00
Ward, a British surgeon and mountaineer, covers his Himalayan expeditions to Everest (1951, 1953), to Ama Dablam and Makalu (1960-61), and to Bhutan (1964, 1965). Neate W19. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

High Altitude Leadership: What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Leadership: Warner, Chris & Don Schmincke
Warner, Chris & Don Schmincke High Altitude Leadership: What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Leadership
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 210, 20 bw photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #25239 $27.95
Drawing on gripping accounts of both conquest and survival in the Himalaya, this offers compelling lessons on the art of bravery, selfless leadership, and high performance under the most daunting outdoor – and business – conditions. Warner is well known for his climbing films and expeditions from K[read more]

Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000: Wielicki, Krzysztof
New signedWielicki, Krzysztof Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000
1997 Pvt pub Kraków 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.142, 146 color & 2 bw photos, 14 maps, map eps, pictorial boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards tight, very fine #26158 $245.00
In the fall of 1996 Wielicki became the fifth person to climb all 14 8000-metre peaks. Similar in style to Messner's ‘All 14 8000ers’, this has separate chapters on each peak with a route map, history, and account of Wielicki’s own ascent. Only 500 copies printed in English.[read more]

Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas: Wilkins, Brian
Wilkins, Brian Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.215, 54 color & 20 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26646 $59.95
Wilkins was one of a number of world-class New Zealand climbers who entered the world stage in the 1950s. In this memoir he shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalaya. He was a member of the New Zealand Alpine Club's 1954 expedition to Baruntse which also included Cha[read more]

One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2: Wilkinson, Freddie
signedWilkinson, Freddie One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 342, 22 bw photos, white/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25503 $24.95
When eleven men perished on the slopes of K2 in August 2008, it was one of the deadliest single events in Himalayan climbing, and it made headlines around the world. Yet none of the surviving Western climbers could explain precisely what happened. Their memories were admittedly fogged by exhaustio[read more]

Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

The High Himalaya: Wolfe, Art
Wolfe, Art The High Himalaya
2001 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, many color photos, black cloth; 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 175 color photos, 2 color maps, black cloth #22197 $44.95 $5.00
Wolfe has been called “the most prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world”. Now internationally acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe captures the magic of the world’s most magnificent mountain landscape, the high Himalaya. Through wonderful photos taken on journeys t[read more]

My Father, Sandy: Wollaston, Nicholas
Wollaston, Nicholas My Father, Sandy
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #23027 $25.95
Sandy Wollaston was an explorer, undertaking expeditions to New Guinea, the Sahara, and Africa. In 1921, he was a member of the British expedition to make the first reconnaissance of Everest. Written seventy years after his father was murdered, Wollaston has produced a sensitive memoir that provid[read more]

In the Ice World of Himalaya … Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan: Workman, Fanny Bullock & Wm. Hunter Workman
Workman, Fanny Bullock & Wm. Hunter Workman In the Ice World of Himalaya … Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan
[1900] Cassell NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 66 photos, 3 color fldg maps, uncut, teg, gilt lettered green cloth; cloth w/ new spine & back cover retaining orig spine title/author labels, maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ 3”tear, tight, very good #22277 $225.00
This is the Workman’s first book recounting the first (1989-9) of their seven important Himalayan expeditions (1899-1912). During the course of several explorations they reached the Karakoram Pass and later explored the Biafo Glacier with the Swiss guide Mathias Zurbriggen. Not always found with all[read more]

Younghusband, Sir Francis Everest: The Challenge
1936 Nelson London 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 243, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, green cloth; cloth rubbed, spot on back cover, vg. #11737 $35.00
Everest through the 1936 attempt, Nanga Parbat, Kamet, Trisul, Nanda Devi, and early Himalayan pilgrims. This second printing contains a new account of the 1936 expedition. Neate Y28, SB Y10, Yak Y18.[read more]

Everest: The Challenge: Younghusband, Sir Francis
Younghusband, Sir Francis Everest: The Challenge
1936 Nelson London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 243, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, near fine #26328 $35.00
Everest through the 1936 attempt, Nanga Parbat, Kamet, Trisul, Nanda Devi, and early Himalayan pilgrims. This second printing, one month after the first, contains a new account of the 1936 expedition. Neate Y28, SB Y10, Yak Y18.[read more]

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day: Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan
Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 285, 31 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26094 $26.95
When Edmund Hillary first conquered Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, two Sherpas survived. They had[read more]

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