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Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26559 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Had he weakened an[read more]

Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment: Hoare, Rupert
Hoare, Rupert Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 152 color photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27103 $43.95
A personal account of 38 years of walking, climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in Britain, the Alps and farther afield – Libya, Nepal, Australia, Greenland, Pyrenees, Spain, Corsica, Norway, Karakoram, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Iran, and Greece. Hoare enjoyed photog[read more]

Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47: Hodgkin, Adam, ed.
Hodgkin, Adam, ed. Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47
2005 Privately Published UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 99, 22 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #24971 $49.00
Robin Hodgkin (1916-2003) was a Quaker, educationist, mountaineer (Oxford University Mountaineering Club, Vice-President of the Alpine Club (1974-75), and one of the most talented climbers of his generation. This collection of his mountain letters covers his expeditions to the Caucasus (a new route[read more]

Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America: Hoerlin, Bettina
signedHoerlin, Bettina Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 316, 57 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25946 $28.99
Following her parents death, Hoerlin discovered a suitcase filled with over 500 love letters between her mother Kate Tietz Schmid, who was part of Munich’s intellectual and musical elite, but Jewish, and her father Hermann Hoerlin, a world record-holding German mountaineer and aspiring physicist, as[read more]

Holmes, Peter Mountains and a Monastery
1958 Bles London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 23 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth vg+. #23835 $29.00
In 1956, Holmes, together with his wife and brother-in-law, made a return trip to Spiti. This humorous narrative of their adventures includes several first ascents. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H106.[read more]

signedHolzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
1986 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 322, 35 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Salkeld, dj fine, cloth fine. #12658 $45.00
The author's provide new theories about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their way to the summit of Everest in 1924. See Neate a22, SB H23.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHolzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
1986 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 322, 35 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13395 $29.00 $26.10
The author's provide new theories about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their way to the summit of Everest in 1924. See Neate a22, SB H23. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all [read more]

First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine: Holzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld
Holzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
1986 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 322, 35 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, some toning to back cover, else fine, cloth fine #23924 $7.00 $5.95
The author's provide new theories about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their way to the summit of Everest in 1924. See Neate a22, SB H23. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton Himalayan Journals, or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, etc
1891 Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co London, NY & Melbourne Minerva Lib rep, small 8vo, pp.xxxi, 574, photo frontis, 13 full-page illus (1 fldg), 71 illus, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth tight, vg+ #22266 $95.00
Hooker was the first to make an almost complete circuit of Kangchenjunga in the years 1848-50. A most thorough work. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H108.[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine. #22592 $195.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25047 $75.00 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This hardcover edition followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not include[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; inscribed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9771 $115.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.x, 181, 73 color photos, wraps; signed, new. #9775 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a [read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $34.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any pri[read more]

Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks
2018 US 8vo, pp.159, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27422 $19.95
Two days east of Lukla was a pleasant yak pasture surrounded by high peaks. When Col. Jim Roberts set out to look for it in 1953, he ended up making the first ascent of Mera Peak and sowing the seeds of Himalayan tourism. Mera Peak has become a popular goal for trekkers and novice mountaineers, b[read more]

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition
2017 US 8vo, pp.165, 17 bw photos, wraps; new #27185 $19.85
In April 2012, Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined the Altitude Junkies North Ridge expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box [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]

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]

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad
2019 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 425, 103 color & 12 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27531 $59.95
Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now[read more]

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