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Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1999 Pocket Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, wraps; new. #16296 $14.95 $11.95
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 ([read more]

K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]: Wiessner, Fritz
New Wiessner, Fritz K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]
1955 Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.54, [18], 19 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ small rub spot top right edge, unclipped, else fine, wraps tight, fine #24359 $395.00
Wiessner led the second American K2 expedition in 1939. The deaths of four members and lack of information concerning events led to much criticism. His only accounts in English were a brief article in the AAJ and then a later article in Appalachia which was extracted from this book. The copyright pa[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]

High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.321, 17 bw photos, wraps; fine #14263 $16.95 $9.00
Another great anthology from Willis encapsulating 75 years of writing about the two highest peaks in the world; from Smythe on Everest, to Bates and Houston on K2, to the present day. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
signedWillis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #24389 $29.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27584 $29.95 $9.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[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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