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signedBonington, Chris & Charles Clarke Tibet’s Secret Mountain: The Triumph of Sepu Kangri
1999 Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 254, 91 color photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Jim Curran, dj & cloth new #18279 $59.00 $47.20
Bonington, Clarke, Curran, and team made several attempts over several years to reach the summit of 6860-metre Sepu Kangri and did reach the West Summit, just 200 meters shy of the Main Summit. An enthralling account of their climb and human encounters along the way. Bonington is well known for hi[read more]

Chris Bonington on Sepu Kangri Poster: Bonington, Chris.
Bonington, Chris. Chris Bonington on Sepu Kangri Poster
UK Image/poster size 15” x 19.5”, text states “Chris Bonington on Sepu Kangri, NE Tibet, Autumn 1998”, color w/ no margins; rolled, new #19382 $9.95 $7.96
Chris Bonington, Charlie Clarke, Jim Curran and team made several attempts over several years to reach the summit of 6860-metre Sepu Kangri and did reach the West Summit, just 200 meters shy of the Main Summit. This great image is identical to the cover of the expedition book ‘Tibet’s Secret Mounta[read more]

K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain): Boscarino, Alessandro
Boscarino, Alessandro K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain)
2018 Italy 1st, folio, pp.36, 111 bw photos, 7 illus, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cover; slipcase lightly bumped from shipping, issued w/o dj, new #27532 $75.95
A 22’-wide Folding Folio on K2! A unique, folding, pictorial presentation of the history of K2 from its earliest discovery through the first ascent in 1954. This visually impressive work stands 19” high by 12” wide (22’ wide when unfolded) and comes in a slipcase. I was pleased to be able to prov[read more]

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25505 $25.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[read more]

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ edge mark, else dj & cloth new #26197 $25.99 $9.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[read more]

Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster: Buhler, Carlos
signedBuhler, Carlos Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster
Image size 14" x 21.5", Poster size 18" x 24", text states "Pucahirca Norte - Cordillera Blanca Peru - Carlos Buhler", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23239 $19.95 $15.96
This lovely photograph shows Thaddeus Josephson on the summit of Pucahirca Norte (6047m) following the grueling six-day, first ascent of the Northwest Face in July 2003, taken by Carlos Buhler. Carlos Buhler can certainly be considered one of America's top mountaineers. He has had a number of bol[read more]

Mount Everest North Face (7500m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (7500m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 11.5", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Pumori, Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Changtse, C1, Nord Cool, East Rongbuck Glacier, C2”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25267 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]: Casarotto, Renato
Casarotto, Renato Oltre i venti del Nord: Le Nuove Frontiere dell’Alpinismo [Beyond the Northern Winds: The New Frontiers of Alpinism]
1986 dall'Oglio Milano 1st, 4to, pp.119, 64 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23394 $79.00
Casarotto (1948-1986) was one of Italy’s top mountaineers of the 1970’s and 80’s with a number of solo climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, and US. He came to North America at least twice (1978, 1984) and describes those climbs here – Canada (Mont Gros Bras, Weeping Wall, Slipstream, Carlsberg Column, Neme[read more]

Le Vertige de L'Infini: Chamoux, Benoît
Chamoux, Benoît Le Vertige de L'Infini
1988 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.187, 33 color photos, wraps; fine #18415 $29.00
Contains accounts of Chamoux’s climbs on Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Dhaulagiri II, and Everest. Chamoux would go on to summit 13 of the 14 8000ers before his disappearance on Kangchenjunga in 1995. In French, no English translation.[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
Clinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj spine yellowed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #8514 $24.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed 7 - Clinch, Chris Kopczynski, Charles Houston, Andy Kaufmann, John Roskelley, Pete Schoening, Jim Wickwire, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $795.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
Compagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #22907 $195.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
signedCompagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ tear top spine, vg #23363 $395.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Ricominciare [Starting Over]: Confortola, Marco
Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 264, 41 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; signed Curran, Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #19084 $159.00
Curran’s in-depth biography of Britain’s best known mountaineer examines Bonington’s deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. Bonington has had an amazing career with numerous expeditions on such peaks as the Eiger[read more]

K2, Triumph and Tragedy: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim K2, Triumph and Tragedy
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.219, 42 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14414 $11.00 $9.35
The summer of 1986 saw Curran at K2 where he recorded the various international attempts on the peak and the resulting loss of thirteen of the world's top climbers. This terrible season received much less media attention than that of Everest in 1996. This book documents the activities of such climbe[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27489 $95.00
A great history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

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