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A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed 7 - Clinch, Chris Kopczynski, Charles Houston, Andy Kaufmann, John Roskelley, Pete Schoening, Jim Wickwire, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $795.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
Clinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj spine yellowed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #8514 $24.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937: Clyde, Norman
Clyde, Norman El Picacho del Diablo: The Conquest of Lower California’s Highest Peak 1932 & 1937
1975 Dawson’s LA 1 of 500, 1st, 8vo, pp.95, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, illus brown cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #23446 $169.00
The first ascent of the highest peak in Baja California. Includes an annotated bibliography. Neate C84.[read more]

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 301, 20 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26488 $25.95
Coburn’s chronicle of the first American expedition to Everest in 1963 combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, the s[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+. #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

signedColijn, Dr. A. H. Naar de Eewige Sneeuw van tropisch Nederland: De bestijging van het Carstenzgebergte in Nederlandsch Nieuw Guinee
1938 Scheltens & Giltay Amsterdam 5th, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 149 bw photos, tan cloth; signed J. J. Dozy, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #21335 $75.00
In 1936, Colijn led the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society-sponsored expedition to Carstenz Pyramid. He, along with two companions, made the first ascent of Ngga Pulu which was thought to be the highest point due to the thick glacier ice covering. Upon later recession of the glacier it was dis[read more]

Drawn: The Art of Ascent: Collins, Jeremy
Collins, Jeremy Drawn: The Art of Ascent
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.[172], 34 color & 15 bw photos, many color & bw illus, color map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26930 $24.95
At 32, artist and climber Collins found himself “somewhere between college and mortgage” and recognized within a profound need for transformation. Inspired in part by his friend Jonny Copp, who died tragically in an avalanche, Jeremy resolved to travel in the four cardinal directions – north, south,[read more]

Alpinismo Eroico: Comici, Emilio
Comici, Emilio Alpinismo Eroico
1942 Ulrico Hoepli Milano 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 307, photo frontis, 120 bw photos, figs, uncut, wraps w/ French flaps; worn, good+ #26536 $165.00
Comici (1901-1940) was an Italian mountaineer considered to be the ‘angel of the Dolomites’ for his over 200 first ascents in that region. As one of the premier Italian climbers of his generation, along with Riccardo Cassin, he began the era of "sixth grade" climbing. He was the inventor and propo[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
Compagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #22907 $195.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
signedCompagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ tear top spine, vg #23363 $395.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 322, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 bw illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26238 $39.95
On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
Connor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 211, 26 bw photos, photo eps, black cloth; dj corners rubbed from shipping, else fine, cloth tight, fine #22293 $29.00
At long last, a biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the S[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

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