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Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #24377 $89.00 $39.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23328 $79.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner & Peter Habeler, dj unclipped, stain mark on lower inside, near fine, cloth fine #9901 $145.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner, Peter Habeler, & Robert Schauer, dj rubbed on corners, spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #24399 $395.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #20462 $95.00 $44.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 1 bw photo, 37 bw illus, wraps; new #27302 $19.95
Edward Whymper and the Matterhorn are familiar names in mountaineering lore, as is Whymper’s first ascent of the mountain. His achievement, however, came at a high cost: a man slipped on the descent, a rope broke, and four of the climbers fell to their death. But there’s an untold side of the Matter[read more]

K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 65 color & 46 bw photos, 6 maps, 5 sketches, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23417 $45.00
For the 50 anniversary of the first ascent of K2, Messner provides a history from the early explorations of Conway in 1892 thru 2004. Primary focus is placed on the expeditions of Crowley (1902), Wiessner (1939), Houston (1953), the first ascent, led by Desio, (1954), Messner’s alpine-style ascent [read more]

Siebter Grad [Seventh Grade]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Siebter Grad [Seventh Grade]
1981 BLV Munchen new ed, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 17 color & 27 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, cloth fine #25909 $65.00
This is Messner's fifth book and the first with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be the absolute limit of potential climbing. This new edition has more photos than both the original German and Engli[read more]

The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent
1989 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.322, photo frontis, 60 color & 215 bw photos, 5 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, small stain bottom spine on inside, else fine, cloth fine #4314 $65.00 $15.00
In 1980 Messner made the first solo, oxygen-less ascent of Everest, via the North Col route; a tremendous feat. SB M27. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent
1989 Crowood London 1st, 8vo, pp.322, frontis, 60 color & 215 b/w photos, 5 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10406 $24.95
In 1980 Messner made the first solo, oxygen-less ascent of Everest, via the North Col route; a tremendous feat. SB M27.[read more]

The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 32 color & 111 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22990 $24.95 $12.00
Messner speaks out on the fateful climb of his first 8000m peak! In 1970 Reinhold, along with his brother Gunther, was a member of Karl Herrligkoffer’s large Rupal Face expedition to Nanga Parbat. Although successful in reaching the summit, the expedition was marred by the death of Gunther during [read more]

The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing
1974 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 26 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27128 $225.00
Messner's first book with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be -the absolute limit of potential climbing. Neate M90.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing
1974 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 26 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj w/ light fading to spine (common), else fine, cloth w/ 2 pages lacking some paper, from printing, not affecting text, pen notation back, fine. #9907 $95.00
Messner's first book with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be -the absolute limit of potential climbing. Neate M90.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing
1974 Oxford Univ Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 26 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22989 $115.00
Messner's first book with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be -the absolute limit of potential climbing. Neate M90.[read more]

Zurück in die Berge [Back in the Mountains]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Zurück in die Berge [Back in the Mountains]
1977 Athesia Bozen 4th, 4to, pp.119, 41 color & 15 bw photos, pictorial cloth; inscribed, cloth fine #25027 $65.00
With the photos of Ernst Pertl, Messner provides his thoughts on mountains and mountain life. This is his first book. In German, no English translation.[read more]

First Fam’lies of the Sierras: Miller, Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin First Fam’lies of the Sierras
1876 Jansen, McClurg Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 258, 4 pgs ads, gilt-lettered spine, embossed dark-red cloth; cloth rubbed, light spot to spine, tight, very good #27227 $25.00
Miller (1837-1913), a prolific writer, American poet, and frontiersman , was considered the ‘Poet of the Sierras’.[read more]

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors: Mills, James Edward
Mills, James Edward The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, 22 color & 2 bw photos, wraps; new #26811 $19.95
The nation’s wild places belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Although the Buffalo Soldiers proved essential to the creation of several national parks and Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali in 1964 minority populations are much less[read more]

To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present: Mirsky, Jeannette
Mirsky, Jeannette To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present
1948 Knopf NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxii, 334, xviii, 31 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, tight, map w/ no tears, near fine #11020 $9.00
The first edition, ‘To the North’, was withdrawn from publication when Dr. Cook threatened libel action. AB 11528, Mattila B16.[read more]

1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering: Modica, Gilles
Modica, Gilles 1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering
2016 UK 1st, thick square 8vo, pp.393, 96 bw photos, 59 color & 102 bw illus, 7 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27104 $77.95
From the Wetterhorn in 1854 to the Matterhorn in 1865 – from triumph to tragedy – the Alps were conquered in a decade. It was what Reverend W.A.B. Coolidge called the ‘golden age of alpinism’, the era of the first great guides (Christian Almer, Melchoir Anderegg, Michel Croz) and gentlemen climbers [read more]

Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet
1961 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 302, 15 bw photos, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #9920 $36.00
This is the first volume, of three, of autobiography from one of England's leading woman climbers. Neate M125.[read more]

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