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Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21284 $325.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
New Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24341 $35.00 $29.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK ltd ed #46 of 50, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, color eps, blue slipcase, blue cloth; signed Lacedelli & numbered endpaper, slipcase & cloth new with additional dust jacket #24340 $495.00
One of 50 signed and numbered copies! In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, wraps; new #24342 $16.95
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #27127 $295.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled [read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

Lewis, M. S. Expedition Diaries: In the Throne Room of the Mountain God
2017 US rep, 8vo, pp.222, 104 bw photos, wraps; new #26686 $19.95
Lewis presents his journals and memoirs from a variety of mountaineering expeditions - Mera Peak (1995), Vinson (1997), Elbrus, Ama Dablam (1997), Kangchenjunga (2000), Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, Workman Peak (2005), Kilimanjaro, and more.[read more]

Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer: Lock, Andrew
signedLock, Andrew Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer
2014 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 352, 30 color photos, map, wraps; signed, tight, fine #26770 $65.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj fine, cloth fine #11337 $49.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Chris Bonington, Kurt Diemberger, Tom Hornbein, Doug Scott, Ed Webster, dj & cloth bumped, else new #8464 $155.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
Mantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #26796 $19.95 $9.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors. To see all of our Sale Items,
K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $49.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in partic[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
Marshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25258 $39.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in partic[read more]

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