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The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes: Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger
Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes
1954 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.134, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj edges rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth fine #18960 $19.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, “most beautiful mountain in the world”, and Huascaran. On Alpamayo they reached the northern edge of the summit ridge. Neate K40.[read more]

The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes: Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger
Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes
1954 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.134, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #23877 $15.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, “most beautiful mountain in the world”, and Huascaran. On Alpamayo they reached the northern edge of the summit ridge. Neate K40.[read more]

Kohli, Harish Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse from Karakoram to Lipu Lekh
2000 India 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 48 color photos, 10 maps, appendices, illus eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, else dj & cloth new. #19015 $35.00
Kohli, a veteran of a previous 8,000 km Himalayan traverse, presents an account of the first-ever ski traverse from the Karakoram Pass to the Lipu Lekh Pass, a distance of 2,000 km. They endured numbing cold, frostbite, twenty passes, and much more in this momentous journey.[read more]

On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006): Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006)
2006 India 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 26 color & 2 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj lamination a bit ‘crazed’, corners rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #24664 $39.95 $19.00
Kohli, a prolific writer and no stranger to Everest, chronicles all Indian ascents to the middle of 2006. Indian mountaineers have made their mark on Everest with 107 ascents, the first person to climb Everest twice, and the first woman to climb Everest twice. This includes chapter contributions by [read more]

On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006): Kohli, M. S.
signedKohli, M. S. On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006)
2006 India 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 26 color & 2 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; signed, corner bumped in shipping & dj lamination a bit ‘crazed’, else dj & cloth new #25311 $59.00
Kohli, a prolific writer and no stranger to Everest, chronicles all Indian ascents to the middle of 2006. Indian mountaineers have made their mark on Everest with 107 ascents, the first person to climb Everest twice, and the first woman to climb Everest twice. This includes chapter contributions b[read more]

Sherpas: The Himalayan Legends - Including the untold story of Phu Dorje the first Nepalese to climb Sagarmatha: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Sherpas: The Himalayan Legends - Including the untold story of Phu Dorje the first Nepalese to climb Sagarmatha
2003 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 65 bw photos, pictorial cloth; corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new. #24140 $29.95
During the course of his mountaineering career (1956-68), Kohli was a member of fifteen major expeditions – three to Everest, four each to Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot, and one each to Saser Kangri, Annapurna III, Trisuli, and Nanda Devi East. He climbed with most of the legendary Sherpas and provides [read more]

South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica: Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig
Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 294, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps (1 color fldg), appendix, pale green cloth; dj & cloth new #22749 $45.00
The first English translation of an account of an expedition to South Georgia in 1927-28. The author, together with his wife and a camera-man, explored both the south coast and the little-known interior of the island. They collected many scientific specimens for German museums and made the first f[read more]

Kolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #21706 $29.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

signedKolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; inscribed, fine. #22268 $39.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

Krakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 5th, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22763 $25.00 $20.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Krakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1997 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.186, wraps; vg #8473 $5.00 $4.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sp[read more]

signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 3rd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ small tear on paper cover, else fine. #22141 $39.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21284 $325.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, 1 bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11843 $449.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book and first printings, especially signed, are hard to come by. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14417 $25.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years.[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]: Kuchar, Radovan
Kuchar, Radovan Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]
1967 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, grey cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 1 map w/ route line/date in ink, else fine #27380 $9.00 $7.65
Kuchar, a Czech mountaineer, describes his climbs in the Alps (Grand Charmoz Nord, Petit Dru, Grande Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger), Caucasus (Dychtau), and Hindu Kush (Uparsina, first ascent). In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

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