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The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
New signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
House, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25464 $29.95
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stor[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
signedHouse, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25332 $65.00
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stori[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
New signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25844 $45.00
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. [read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26011 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mou[read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26134 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mo[read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest: Lind, Charles
Lind, Charles An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.126, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24515 $29.95
The perennial mystery of Mallory and Irvine on Everest receives an intriguing twist in a reconstruction of their fateful climb written virtually in Mallory’s own words, drawn from the climber’s letters, writing, and his background as a classicist. The reader is taken in the stream of Mallory’s cons[read more]

Expeditions: Lindblade, Andrew
signedLindblade, Andrew Expeditions
2001 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 40 color & 8 bw photos, stiff wraps; signed, tight, fine #25298 $49.00
Expeditions is about high risk and high reward. From an early age Lindblade was fascinated with climbing and after a teenage start at walking and rock climbing, he teamed up with New Zealand climber Athol Wimp to begin one of the most outstanding climbing partnerships of this generation. Their ex[read more]

Tears of the Dawn: Lines, Jules
signedLines, Jules Tears of the Dawn
2013 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 45 color photos, sketch, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26853 $39.95
Jules Lines is Britain's most accomplished free solo climber. His quiet demeanour and natural technique have earned him the unofficial title of ‘The Dark Horse’ in Scottish climbing circles. In this, his first book, he recounts adventures and misadventures worldwide, from early achievements - comple[read more]

The Ascent: A Novel: Long, Jeff
Long, Jeff The Ascent: A Novel
1992 Morrow NY 1st, 8vo, pp.284, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11097 $9.00
This excellent novel takes place on Everest's North Face and was the winner of both the 1993 American Alpine Club Literary Award and the 1993 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Very moving. SB L11.[read more]

Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit: Macfarlane, Robert
Macfarlane, Robert Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.306, 31 bw photos/illus, map, grey/yellow cloth; dj & cloth new. #24245 $24.00 $9.95
An analysis of the way mountains have been viewed throughout history, from the forbidding abode of demons and danger, through the modern lure of adventure, beauty and recreation. Includes a chapter on Mallory and his obsession with Everest. Shortlisted for the 2003 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

The Fall: Mawer, Simon
Mawer, Simon The Fall
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.370, black/burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24572 $5.00
Mawer’s acclaimed novel covers two generations, love, fate, betrayal, and a wide range of British mountaineering from rock climbing in North Wales, to Himalayan expeditions, to alpine ascents such as the Eiger’s North Face. The book succeeds where most climbing novels fail. Winner of the 2003 Boardm[read more]

The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington: McCartney, Simon
McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

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