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The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
Eggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, vg #11165 $7.00 $5.95
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Ascent of Dhaulagiri: Eiselin, Max
signedEiselin, Max The Ascent of Dhaulagiri
1961 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 159, 5 color & 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger “[please compare with Summits & Secrets]”, dj rubbed, rub mark to cover, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ William D. Hackett bookplate, tight, fine #11166 $189.00
The first ascent of Dhaulagiri in 1960 by a Swiss expedition and the last Nepalese 8000er to be climbed. Diemberger is one of only two people, the other being Hermann Buhl, to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks. Hackett was the first person to reach five of the Seven Summits, amongst other cli[read more]

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas: Ellsworth, Scott
New Ellsworth, Scott The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 395, 30 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj w/ light corner bumps from shipping else dj & cloth new #27665 $29.95
As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas. Teams of mountaineers from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States were all competing to be the first to climb the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Ever[read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
Ershler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24631 $24.95
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught [read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
New signedErshler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; signed by both, dj & cloth new #25617 $35.00
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught S[read more]

Ertl, Hans Bergvagabunden [Mountaindrifter]
1954 Buchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 22 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth near fine. #21417 $19.00
Accounts of first ascents in the Alps by this German mountaineer. In German, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj chipped top front, spine label, mylar cover taped on, vg, cloth w/ Colorado Mountain Club stamp on copyright page & edges, vg #24833 $29.00 $26.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds f[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj edges chipped, tears, vg-, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #12026 $39.00 $35.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pedi[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj covers pasted on free eps, AAC/Hall bookplate, vg- #24834 $25.00 $22.50
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secret[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 187, 51 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band, dj chipped, vg+, cloth fine #12325 $115.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. This copy is signed by George Band who was not only one of the team to reach the summit but was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. Neate E27, Yak E62.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, blue cloth; signed George Band & Tony Streather, dj unclipped, edge chips, 1¼” tear on back, good+, cloth w/ some light browning to edges, near fine #16242 $295.00 $75.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. Band was a member of the first summit team and Streather a member of the second team. Band was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. This UK edition includes color photos not in the US edition. Neate E27, Yak E62. [read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
New signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band & Tony Streather, dj pulled top spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ pencil marks to ffep, near fine #10272 $295.00 $125.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. Band was a member of the first summit team and Streather a member of the second team. Band was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. This UK edition includes color photos not in the US edition. Neate E27, Yak E62. [read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak with Kangchenjunga Climbed. 50th anniversary program: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak with Kangchenjunga Climbed. 50th anniversary program
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth. Anniversary program - pp.12, 5 color & 5 bw photos, wraps; signed 5 - George Band, Joe Brown, Norman Hardie (pasted in), John Jackson, & Tony Streather, dj yellowing on back, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ light spine fading, spotting to edges, tight, near fine #26005 $695.00
Program signed 7 - George Band, Joe Brown, Charles Clarke, Norman Hardie, John Jackson, Doug Scott, & Tony Streather, fine Account of the British first ascent of Kangchenjunga in 1955. This copy is signed by the successful first summit team of Band and Brown as well as the second summit team of H[read more]

1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition: Everest
New signedEverest 1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition
1978 ; signed 7 – Wolfgang Nairz (2x, leader), Horst Bergmann, Peter Habeler, Helmut Hagner, Reinhold Messner, Robert Schauer, Hans Schell, fine #26177 $175.00
A scarce card created for the Everest expedition on which Messner and Habeler made the first ascent of Everest ‘by fair means’, without supplemental oxygen.[read more]

1982 Card First Soviet Everest Expedition: Everest
Everest 1982 Card First Soviet Everest Expedition
1982 pre-stamped card w/ no photo; fine #19388 $4.50 $2.70
This Soviet Expedition was extremely successful placing 11 members on the summit via a new route on the SW Face. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

1991 First Day Cover Lithuania Everest: Everest
Everest 1991 First Day Cover Lithuania Everest
1991 ; unused, new #19525 $4.50 $2.70
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2000c Postcard Jamie Clarke: Everest
signedEverest 2000c Postcard Jamie Clarke
2000 oversize card; inscribed by Clarke, fine #26376 $7.50 $4.50
Canadian Clarke had four trips to Everest (1991, 1994, 1997 summit, 2010 summit) as well as climbing the Seven Summits. In 1999 he spent 40 days crossing 620 miles of the Empty Quarter of Arabia, the first westerner to do so in 50 years. To see all of our Sale Items,
2002 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth: Everest
signedEverest 2002 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth
2002 ; #66/252, oversize envelope, signed Hillary, w/ insert, new #27255 $39.00
A limited-edition, oversized, commemorative cover honoring Queen Elizabeth’s reign which began following the first ascent of Everest. The cover has seven stamps featuring the Queen and a double-sided insert describing Sir Edmund Hillary’s accomplishments.[read more]

Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain: Everest
DVD videoEverest Everest: 50 Years on the Mountain
2003 US 90 min, DVD; new #25943 $19.99 $14.99
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay made history as the first people to reach the top of Everest. Now, 50 years later, three sons (Peter Hillary, Jamling Tenzing, Brent Bishop) of Everest's most celebrated climbers return to the mountain to challenge it again. Join their journey as they b[read more]

Everest. Catalans a l’Everest 50è Aniversari 1a Ascensió 1953 – 2003
2003 FEEC Barcelona 1st, 8vo, [pp.28], 34 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new. #23377 $19.00
A nice special publication, for the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, celebrating the Spanish Catalan expeditions to Everest in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2003. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

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