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Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams: Reinisch, Gertrude
signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 192 color & 25 bw photos, red cloth; signed on tipped-in sheet, dj & cloth new #24663 $65.00
A terrific English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oyu and [read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[read more]

Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]: Reinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer
New signedReinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]
1988 Pinguin Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 54 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger ‘Berg heil! Please compare this account with the authentic report in “K2 – The Endless Knot”’, dj fine, cloth fine #16909 $125.00 $75.00
Account of the Austrian expedition to K2, led by Willi Bauer, during the terrible season of 1986. Diemberger as signed with his usual admonition to read his own account of this season. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click h[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rowell, Galen High and Wild: Essays and Photographs on Wilderness Adventure
2002 US rev ed, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 111 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22429 $35.00 $28.00
An all new, revised and expanded edition! Rowell made nearly 40 journeys to mountain ranges throughout the world and participated in expeditions to several 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Gasherbrum II). This new revision offers many new essays and great new photos.[read more]

Rowell, Galen In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
1986 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.xviii, 334, 50 color & 167 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; front hinge strengthened, near fine. #11595 $25.00
The 1975 American K2 expedition, which attempted the Northeast Ridge, and all of its personalities and problems. Includes a good history of K2 and the Baltoro region. Neate R82, Yak R189.[read more]

The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 32 color & 22 bw photos, 2 tables, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj w/ light ruffling to upper back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25848 $45.00 $39.95
K2 is one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit. Many of t[read more]

Santon, Francesco, et al K2: Lo Spigolo Nord [K2: The North Ridge]
1983 L'altra Riva Venezia 1st, 4to, pp.59, (124), 83 color photos, 5 charts, map, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23405 $105.00
Account of the 1983 Italian K2 North Ridge expedition which made the second ascent of this route. Nicely illustrated with many color action photos. Diemberger was the expedition cinematographer. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Broad Peak Poster
Image size 25.5" x 9", Poster size 27.75" x 19.5", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23568 $29.95 $23.96
Text states "Broad Peak - From the South Rib of K2 - The original route of ascent was up the hanging glaciers and snow slopes on the right. The Godwin-Austen Glacier meets the Abruzzi and Vinge Glaciers at Concordia on the right, with the prominent peaks of Chogolisa, K6 and K7 in the background." A[read more]

K2 from Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug K2 from Broad Peak Poster
Image size 19.75" x 12", Poster size 23.25" x 16.5", text states "K2 from Broad Peak", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22834 $29.95 $23.96
This is a gorgeous, classic image of K2, second highest mountain in the world, which Doug attempted four times (1978, 1980, 1983, 1987). Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first asce[read more]

K2 Vittorio Sella Silver Print: Sella, Vittorio
signedSella, Vittorio K2 Vittorio Sella Silver Print
1954 Istituto di Fotografia Alpina “V. Sella" #176 of ltd ed, image size 11” x 13”, paper size 11¾” x 15¾”; signed 12 - Erich Abram, Ugo Angelino, Walter Bonatti, Achille Compagnoni, Mario Fantin, Cirillo Floreanini, Pino Gallotti, Lino Lacedelli, Guido Pagani, Ubaldo Rey, Gino Solda, & Sergio Viotto, fine #23369 $2,195.00
A magnificent silver print of the south-east face of K2 taken by Vittorio Sella during the Duke of Abruzzi expedition in the Karakorum in 1909. This is one of a limited number of copies produced by the Istituto di Fotografia Alpina “V. Sella” in 1954 to commemorate the Italian first ascent of K2. [read more]

Himalaistki: Opowieść o Kobietach, Które Pokonują Każdą Górę (Climbers: A Story of Women who Overcome Every Mountain): Sepioło, Mariusz
Sepioło, Mariusz Himalaistki: Opowieść o Kobietach, Które Pokonują Każdą Górę (Climbers: A Story of Women who Overcome Every Mountain)
2017 Wydawnictwo Znak Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 41 color & 14 bw photos, stiff wraps; new #27478 $34.95
Profiles of 14 Polish women mountaineers who have climbed in the Himalaya – Halina Krüger-Syrokomska (Gasherbrum II 1975, K2 died 1982), Anna Okopińska (Lhotse 1974, Gasherbrum II 1975, Makalu 1978, K2 1982), Dobrosława Miodowicz-Wolf (K2 1984, Nanga Parbat 1985, K2 died 1986), Wanda Rutkiewicz (Gas[read more]

The Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan: Shirahata, Shiro
Shirahata, Shiro The Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan
1990 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 101 color photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26698 $175.00 $125.00
A spectactular, large-format photo book on the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan including the Trango group, Cathedral, Muztagh Tower, K2, Skilbrum, Skyang Kangri, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, II, II, IV, & V, Masherbrum, Baltoro Kangri, Chogolisa, Sia Kangri, Benta Brakk, Latok I, II, & III, Kanjut Sar,[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Skuhra, Rudolf Sturm auf die Throne der Götter: Himalaja-Expeditionen 1921 – 1950 [Storm on the Thrones of the Gods: Himalayan Expeditions 1921 - 1950]
1952 Buchergilde Gutenberg rev ed, 8vo, pp.224, 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, dec blue cloth; cloth fine. #20490 $29.00
A summary of expeditions to Everest, Kangchenjunga and Nanga Parbat, with a bit on Annapurna and K2. In German, no English edition. Yak S274.[read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

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