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Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing: Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 52 bw photos, wraps; new #26737 $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks (1998-2011) without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her original German-language book ‘Ganz bei Mir’. She covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal lif[read more]

signedKangtega. 1985/86 Souvenir Cover Korean Kangtega Expedition
1985/86 oversize envelope; signed 1 member #19389 $15.00
This large 10-man Korean expedition made the first winter ascent of Kangtega (22,241’), a difficult peak, placing two climbers on the summit. A nice envelope of hand-made paper, scarce.[read more]

Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 63 bw photos, 30 illus, 30 maps, red/brown leather; leather new #27406 $34.95
A sumptuous-looking work from the former editor of the Himalayan Journal. The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As explorers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditio[read more]

Z Everesta: Karnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob
signedKarnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob Z Everesta
2000 Mythos Ljubljana 1st, 4to, pp.188, 168 color photos, blue cloth; signed by Davo Karnicar on his chapter, dj & cloth new. #22255 $59.00 $49.00
In October 2000 Karnicar became the first person to make a complete ski descent of Everest arriving at base camp five hours after leaving the summit. This is a nicely illustrated account of his historical achievement. In Slovenian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers: Kelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al
signedKelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers
2013 UK Ltd Ed 300, 4to, pp.396, 225 color & 182 bw photos, 3 sketches, black cloth; signed Ron Fawcett, Graham Hoey, & Phil Kelly, slipcase, dj & cloth new #26571 $84.95
Peak Rock is a large-format celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W. Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late 19th century, through to modern day ascents on the area's gritstone and limestone crags[read more]

The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum: Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum
Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum
1994 Aperature NY rev & expanded ed, oblong 8vo, pp.viii, 112, photo frontis, 61 color photos, 1 figs, map, wraps; very good #27148 $9.00
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest, a classic work of environmental protest, is updated and expanded with eight new pages and additional images. This new edition reports on the profound political developments that have taken place in recent years and documents the continuing struggle to pro[read more]

Khullar, Brig. D. K. The Call of Everest: First Ascent by an Indian Woman
1992 Vision New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, black/red cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth vg. #9825 $39.00
Account of the 1984 Indian Expedition via the South Col. A hard to find title. SB K15.[read more]

Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast: Kick, Peter W.
Kick, Peter W. Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 269, 21 bw photos, 20 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27091 $18.95
A warm day on the trail turns unseasonably cold, an avalanche barrels downhill, a foot slips on icy terrain, a trail gives way unexpectedly. In an instant, lives are lost or forever changed. In the backcountry, a single piece of gear could mean the difference between a comfortable night under the st[read more]

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada: King, Clarence
King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
1935 Norton NY rep, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+ #25936 $15.00 $5.00
A classic of American mountaineering first published in 1872. Neate K21. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Cordillera Blanca Peru: Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider
Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider Cordillera Blanca Peru
1950 Graphik Innsbruck 1st, 4to, pp.167, 120 bw photos, lg color fldg map back, red dec tan cloth; dj rubbed, tear top spine, vg, cloth fine, map w/ no tears & orig folds, fine #21975 $259.00 $95.00
The classic work on three German expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in 1932, 1936, and 1939 on which a number of first ascents were made. Three-quarters of the large-format book are devoted to photos from the expeditions and there is a very nice large map of the range. This is a companion volume[read more]

Cordillera Blanca Perú: Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider
Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider Cordillera Blanca Perú
1950 Graphik Innsbruck 1st, 4to, pp.167, 120 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, red dec tan cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, good+, cloth map w/ no tears & orig folds, fine #27149 $175.00
The classic work on three German expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in 1932, 1936, and 1939 on which a number of first ascents were made. Three-quarters of the large-format book are devoted to photos from the expeditions and there is a very nice large map of the range. This is a companion volume t[read more]

signedKirk, Ruth Exploring the Olympic Peninsula
1969 Univ Washington Press Seattle 3rd, 8vo, pp.120, photo frontis, 68 bw photos, 5 maps, map ep, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, rubbed, vg #24020 $9.00 $7.20
The first comprehensive guide to the Olympic Peninsula, this includes sections on history, natural history, and a road and trail guide. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[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]

Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between
2018 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xviii, 232, 32 bw illus, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27357 $59.95
Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing, Kirkpatrick is a master storyteller. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health, and the media, it is easy t[read more]

Kirkpatrick, W. T. Alpine Days and Nights
1932 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.198, photo frontis, 11 bw photos, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bookplate Alpine Club of Canada + 1 other, vg. #23049 $29.00
A collection of articles first published in the Alpine Journal from 1900-31. Neate K30.[read more]

The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.126, 68 color & 334 bw photos, 14 color & 32 bw illus, 2 plans, 16 color & 4 bw maps, wraps; new #27551 $24.95
This Fram Museum exhibition book celebrates Americans and Norwegians who have explored unchartered areas in the Polar Regions for centuries. Many of the first discoveries in the Arctic and Antarctic were made by Norwegian or American expeditions, or by Norwegian and American explorers working togeth[read more]

Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer: Klover, Geir O., ed.
Klover, Geir O., ed. Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer
2009 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.253, 105 color & 140 bw photos, 2 color & 7 bw illus, 12 maps, photo eps, wraps; new #25630 $39.95
Here are the complete texts of Roald Amundsen’s lectures about his expeditions through the NW Passage (1903-06) and to the South Pole (1910-12), with the original hand-coloured lantern slides he used to illustrate his lectures. Together they offer a unique insight into how Amundsen presented his ex[read more]

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