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Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Tabor & Wilcox, dj & cloth new #26503 $75.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24679 $26.95
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life: Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick
Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6639 $24.95 $15.00
First full-scale biography of the Duke, well known for his mountain exploration. In 1897 he led the first successful ascent of Mount St. Elias & in 1909 attempted K2 by what is now known as the Abruzzi Ridge. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
Tenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj spine lightly faded, clipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27412 $17.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
signedTenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed & dated 5/7/78, dj w/ light rub top edge of spine, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23735 $795.00
A continuation of Tenzing's autobiography since Ullman's 'Tiger of the Snows'. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

Tenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #16862 $29.00
A continuation of Tenzing's autobiography since Ullman's 'Tiger of the Snows'. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
signedTenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Vikas New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, green cloth; inscribed by Tenzing, dj w/ lg chips to spine & front, clipped, poor, cloth tight, fine #24355 $395.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[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]

Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure: Thomas, Lowell
Thomas, Lowell Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure
1961 McGraw-Hill NY 8vo, pp.297, 28 bw photos, blue/marbled cloth; dj torn/taped on back, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, near fine #14337 $12.00
Biography of Wilkins, regarded as the father of Arctic aviation. AB 83513.[read more]

Thomson, I. D. S. May the Fire be Always Lit: A Biography of Jock Nimlin
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 29 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18372 $23.95 $21.95
Nimlin was a legend among Glasgow’s working-class climbers of the 1920s and 30s, making many first ascents and founding the Ptarmigan Mountaineering Club.[read more]

Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge: Trafton, Stephen J.
Trafton, Stephen J. At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.243, photo frontis, 116 color & 2 bw photos, 10 color maps, wraps; bump to bottom corner, else new #27355 $39.95
Steve Trafton has always lived life on the edge. Whether it is shattering the world land speed record at the age of sixty-four or facing the US government in court, Trafton is always up for new challenges and adventures. In his autobiography, Trafton takes you on some of his most harrowing expedi[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 402, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27503 $26.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 400, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26481 $39.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography: Tullis, Julie
Tullis, Julie Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography
1987 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp322, 24 bw photos, 9 maps, grey/blue boards; dj pulled top spine/top edge, unclipped, vg-, cloth fine #10184 $7.00 $5.95
One of Britain's top women climbers and assistant to filmmaker Kurt Diemberger, Julie died on K2 during the summer of 1986. She had previously summitted Broad Peak and climbed on Pisco, Huascarán, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate a43, SB T17. To see all of our Sale Items,
Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography: Tullis, Julie
signedTullis, Julie Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography
1987 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 24 bw photos, 9 maps, grey/blue boards; signed ‘Berg heil! Kurt Diemberger 1995’, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10183 $59.00
One of Britain's top women climbers and assistant to filmmaker Kurt Diemberger, Julie died on K2 during the summer of 1986. She had previously summitted Broad Peak and climbed on Pisco, Huascarán, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate a43, SB T17.[read more]

Man of Everest: The Autobiography of Tenzing: Ullman, James Ramsey
Ullman, James Ramsey Man of Everest: The Autobiography of Tenzing
1956 Reprint Society London reprint, 8vo, pp.320, 29 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, green cloth; cloth vg #25616 $5.00 $4.25
Tenzing's first autobiography following the ascent of Everest. He discusses his early climbs including Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Everest with the Swiss, and the successful 1953 expedtion with the British. Neate U05, SB T06, Yak U15. To see all of our Sale Items,
Straight Up: The Life and Death of John Harlin: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Straight Up: The Life and Death of John Harlin
1968 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 50 bw photos, tan cloth; signed John Harlin III & Richard Irvin, dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #10200 $35.00
Biography of John Harlin (1935-66) who died attempting the direct route on the Eiger's North Face. This is signed by Harlin’s son, who has also climbed the Eiger and is from the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature on the ffep. Neate U04.[read more]

Because it is There: Famous Mountaineers 1840-1940: Unsworth, Walt
Unsworth, Walt Because it is There: Famous Mountaineers 1840-1940
1973 Gollancz London 2nd, 8vo, pp.144, 12 bw photos, blue cloth; dj clipped, near fine, cloth fine #12193 $19.00 $16.15
Contains 24 biographical sketches of such well-known mountaineers as Bruce, Collie, Conway, Eckenstein, Mallory, Mummery, Rey, Smythe, Whymper, Young, and others. Neate U16. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Van der Merwe, Pieter, ed South: The Race to the Pole
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 24 color & 105 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #21230 $29.95
A nice book done in conjunction with the UK’s hugely successful National Maritime Museum exhibit on the Antarctic. Includes chapters on the epic expeditions of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. Features crew lists, biographies, previously unpublished photographs, and items sold over the past few yea[read more]

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