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Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11560 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113.[read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Harper NY 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, near fine #9936 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Savage Arena: Tasker, Joe
Tasker, Joe Savage Arena
1982 St. Martin’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 53 bw photos, 8 maps, 6 diagrams, blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small rub marks, else fine, cloth fine #10884 $35.00 $20.00
One of Britain's top climbers, before his death on Everest, Tasker describes his climbs on the Eiger, Dunagiri, Changabang, K2, and Kanchenjunga. Neate T05, Yak a61. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life: Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick
Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6639 $24.95 $15.00
First full-scale biography of the Duke, well known for his mountain exploration. In 1897 he led the first successful ascent of Mount St. Elias & in 1909 attempted K2 by what is now known as the Abruzzi Ridge. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: La Vetta Infranta [K2: The Shattered Peak]: Tessarolo, Claudio
Tessarolo, Claudio K2: La Vetta Infranta [K2: The Shattered Peak]
2007 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.255, 194 color & 2 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25987 $79.95
Account of the 2007 Italian K2 Freedom expedition to the Abruzzi Ridge. Three members of this strong team reached the summit with one disappearing on the descent. Nicely illustrated. In Italian, no English translation. This book weighs three pounds.[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj lightly pulled top spine, slightly darkened, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ bright spine, some light finger marks to cover, tight, near fine #18985 $295.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest ex[read more]

Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography: Tullis, Julie
Tullis, Julie Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography
1987 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp322, 24 bw photos, 9 maps, grey/blue boards; dj pulled top spine/top edge, unclipped, vg-, cloth fine #10184 $7.00 $5.95
One of Britain's top women climbers and assistant to filmmaker Kurt Diemberger, Julie died on K2 during the summer of 1986. She had previously summitted Broad Peak and climbed on Pisco, Huascarán, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate a43, SB T17. To see all of our Sale Items,
Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography: Tullis, Julie
signedTullis, Julie Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography
1987 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 24 bw photos, 9 maps, grey/blue boards; signed ‘Berg heil! Kurt Diemberger 1995’, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10183 $59.00
One of Britain's top women climbers and assistant to filmmaker Kurt Diemberger, Julie died on K2 during the summer of 1986. She had previously summitted Broad Peak and climbed on Pisco, Huascarán, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate a43, SB T17.[read more]

Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]
2005 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photos frontis, 199 color photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new + DVD #25486 $59.00
Van Rooijen is one of Holland’s top mountaineers. He became the first Dutch person to reach the North Pole (1997), the South Pole (2000), and the summit of Everest (2002 and 2004, both without supplemental oxygen). This covers these four expeditions as well as to Mount Kenya (1996) and K2 (where h[read more]

Surviving K2: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Surviving K2
2010 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.165, 85 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, slight corner bump from shipping, else new #25487 $45.00
The 2008 climbing season on K2 ended up being even more tragic than that of 1996. In the end, 11 climbers lost their lives, eight of whom had reached the summit. Van Rooijen, veteran of two prior K2 expeditions, was the leader of the Dutch Norit K2 team. A series of events delayed reaching the su[read more]

Meetings with Mountains: Remarkable Face-to-face Encounters with the World's Peaks: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Meetings with Mountains: Remarkable Face-to-face Encounters with the World's Peaks
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 115 color & 22 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #24520 $65.00
In this beautiful, large-format, tribute to some of the world’s stunning landscapes, Venables has collated a selection of fascinating tales of some of the greatest feats of human endurance. The peaks included are Mont Blanc, Eiger, Deborah, Lucania, Logan, Waddington, El Capitan, Cerro Torre, Sarmi[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]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #17338 $29.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; inscribed by Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #16697 $14.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.319, color frontis, 86 color & 30 bw photos, 2 maps, 1 color & 3 bw sketches, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #26439 $24.95
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13553 $25.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
New signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Wickwire & Bullitt, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25442 $49.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13411 $13.00 $10.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

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