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8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27485 $24.95
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[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]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ mark to spine, ¾” tear bottom edge, unclipped, vg-, cloth tight, near fine #19220 $625.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna
1961 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.572, 80 bw photos, 10 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; inscribed, cover rubbed, yellowed as are most copies, vg #22947 $195.00
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, Huntington, and many more. This is the original French edition of his biography which was translated into English as ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Signed first editions are uncommon. Perret 4230.[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir: Ward, Michael
New Ward, Michael In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir
1972 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13616 $75.00 $24.00
Ward, a British surgeon and mountaineer, covers his Himalayan expeditions to Everest (1951, 1953), to Ama Dablam and Makalu (1960-61), and to Bhutan (1964, 1965). Neate W19. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Warth, Hermann Tiefe Überall: Menschen, Schluchten und Achttausender
1986 Rosenheimer 1st, 4to, pp.208, 52 color & 1 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight vertical line to front, else fine. #23107 $45.00
A nice large-format book covering expeditions to Makalu, Everest, Ganesh 3, Shartse, Kangchenjunga and others. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

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