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Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]: Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán
Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]
2011 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 212, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26076 $45.00
Giro and Trenchs recount the 2004 Spanish expedition, The Pirates of K2, which made the second ascent of K2’s difficult Magic Line, placing one member on the summit at midnight. In 2006 they started a business venture to which they draw parallels in this book. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Die Höchsten Gipfel [The Highest Summits]: Gogna, Alessandro
Gogna, Alessandro Die Höchsten Gipfel [The Highest Summits]
2007 Germany 1st, square 4to, [pp.176], photo frontis, 265 color & 41 bw photos, color map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25036 $95.00
This large-format, photo book features foldout pages focusing on 27 of the world’s highest peaks from all seven continents - McKinley, Yosemite, Robson, Aconcagua, Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Huascaran, Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Marmolata, Drei Zinnen, Picos de Europa, Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya,[read more]

Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]: Gogna, Alessandro
signedGogna, Alessandro Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]
1983 dall‘Oglio Italy new ed, 8vo, pp.359, 28 color & 15 bw photos, wraps; signed, near fine #27068 $75.00
Gogna, an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, mountain guide, prolific writer, and lecturer, made numerous first ascents in the Alps in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Further afield, expeditions took him to Annapurna (1973), Lhotse (1975), El Capitan (1978), and K2 (1979). Here he presents ma[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [read more]

Haberl, Jim Risking Adventure: Mountaineering Journeys Around the World
1997 Swan Hill Shrewsbury 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 156, photo frontis, 52 color photos, 2 sketches, 3 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new. #20670 $29.00
Explores the concepts of adventure and risk through five personal experiences - K2, Devil's Thumb, Alpamayo, Mt. Kenya, and Kilimanjaro. Sadly, Haberl was killed in an avalanche in May 1999.[read more]

A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hargreaves, Alison
Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages toned as usual, else fine #9721 $85.00
The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her descent. An uncommon title.[read more]

Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2: Hayes, Adrian
Hayes, Adrian One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 235, 20 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27475 $39.95
A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain. Hayes details an intensely personal account of his attempts to climb K2 - the notorious second highest mountain in the world - in 2013 and again in 2014. In this gripping[read more]

Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]: Herler, Norbert & Gregor
Herler, Norbert & Gregor Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]
2009 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 118 color & 3 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27484 $27.95
Dacher (1933-1994) was a prolific German mountaineer who made the first German ascent of K2, together with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. This book is a tribute to his 8000m climbing achievements having summitted 10 of the 14 peaks. About 1/3 of the book is devoted to the K2 ascent and the remaining to [read more]

Herrligkoffer, Karl Abschied vom Himalaya: Erfolg und Tragik am K2 und Broad Peak [Departure from the Himalaya: Success and Tragedy on K2 and Broad Peak]
1989 Bayerland Dachau 1st, 4to, pp.144, 41 color & 68 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signature plate glued in, issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20510 $75.00
Herrligkoffer is best known as an expedition leader, and a controversial one at that, with 33 years of expeditions to the Himalaya. In this nicely presented book he recounts the two-pronged expedition of 1986 to both K2 and Broad Peak. On K2 Jerzy Kukuczka and Tadeusz Piotrowski made a magnificent[read more]

Hiebeler, Toni Berge Unserer Erde [Mountains of Our Earth]
1974 Süddeutscher München 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 color & 26 bw photos, 10 maps, map ep, white cloth; dj rubbed on edges, vg, cloth fine. #20869 $39.00
A nice, large-format book featuring major mountains from around the world – Triglav, Badile, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc, Meije, Elbrus, Communism, Lenin, Pobeda, Tirich Mir, Noshaq, K2, Mustagh Tower, Annapurna, Everest, Machapuchare, Cook, Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Aconcagua, Alpamayo, Fitz Roy, Cerro[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.334, 36 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Houston & Bates, new #19879 $65.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245. This item is provided by Thom Davis, fellow mountaineer and bibliophile. Thom and I have [read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ dj; signed Charles Houston, dj & wrapper spines missing, covers off, library labels on cover, poor, AAC & DPL bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, poor #25050 $125.00 $90.00
The photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the separate map. In French. Perret 2286, Yak H246. DPL (Denver P[read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ dj; dj torn bottom spine, unclipped, vg, wraps w/ some tape reinforcement to ep gutters, vg #26511 $39.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat[read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
New signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, wraps w/ dj; signed Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj w/ original paper band, pulled top/bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, internally tight, fine #19010 $495.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat[read more]

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