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Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur': Moneta, José Manuel
Moneta, José Manuel Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur'
2017 UK 1st. 8vo, pp.440, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27490 $89.95
This is one man’s fascinating record of four winters in the Antarctic during the 1920s, the period of transition from the isolation of the Heroic Age to the beginnings of radio communication with the world outside. The Argentine José Manuel Moneta (1900-1973) chronicles in words and photographs the [read more]

signedMonteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 Hedgehog House Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 244 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #13525 $125.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps[read more]

Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.240, 250 color photos, 12 color maps, cloth; signed, numbered bookplate, dj corner(s) bumped from shipping else dj & cloth new. #23018 $89.95
Monteath is one of New Zealand's best known photographers and writers specialising in the world's polar and mountain regions. A mountaineer for 35 years, Colin has taken part in mountaineering and trans-alpine expeditions on every continent. Among his many ascents in New Zealand he lists 13 climbs[read more]

Monzino, Guido Kanjut Sar: Atti della Spedizione G.M. ’59 al Kanjut Sar (Karakorum)
1961 Aldo Martello Milano 1st, 4to, pp.342, 33 color & 155 bw (2 fldg panoramas) photos, 16 figs, 5 tables, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, white/red cloth; dj lightly pulled top spine, mark to back cover, vg+, cloth fine #12161 $175.00
A massive work on the Italian first ascent of Kanjut Sar (25,460’) in 1959. Monzino led 21 expeditions during his lifetime. This book weighs 4.5 pounds. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

La Spedizione Italiana all'Everest 1973: Monzino, Guido
Monzino, Guido La Spedizione Italiana all'Everest 1973
1976 Privately printed Milano 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 22 color plates, 4 bw photos (1 fldg), 23 figs, 9 tables, 4 sketches, 2 color maps, errata slip, green cloth; slipcase w/ 2” split on top edge, else fine, cloth fine #23365 $195.00
This huge 64-man expedition placed eight members on the summit. Theirs was the first use of a helicopter within the Western Cwm for support. This massive work weighs 5.25 pounds, scarce. In Italian.[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1967 Univ Alaska College 1st, 8vo, pp.202, color frontis, 41 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), photo eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Moore to Bert Fryxell, dj w/ light wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #26323 $75.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Neate M140.[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1967 Univ Alaska College 1st, 8vo, pp.202, color frontis, 41 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Brad Washburn, dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #25433 $75.00 $65.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Neate M140. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.xv, 202, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; inscribed by Moore ‘For Jack Young – my lifelong friend with all good wishes. This new edition from the author. T.M.’ & additionally signed by Moore, bookplate of Jack Young, very good #10288 $49.00 $39.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Jack Young was a member of the 1932 expedition, along with Moore, which made the first ascent of Minya Konka [read more]

The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen: Moorehead, Catherine
signedMoorehead, Catherine The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 279, 10 color & 5 bw photos, 23 color & 3 bw illus, 2 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26556 $49.95
Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. H[read more]

Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days: Moran, Martin
Moran, Martin Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days
1994 David & Charles London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 61 color photos, 17 maps, appendices, grey cloth; dj unclipped, tight, near fine, cloth fine #23032 $5.00 $4.25
Moran tells the amazing story of his first-ever traverse of all 75 4000m peaks of the Alps. He and fellow climber Simon Jenkins even used bicycles to get from peak to peak! They traveled over 620 miles and climbed 229,000 feet, all in 52 days. To see all of our Sale Items,
Moravec, Fritz Dhaulagiri - Berg Ohne Gnade
1961 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 2nd, 8vo, pp.223, 17 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth bright, fine. #22200 $49.00
The account of the 1959 Austrian Himalayan expedition to Dhaulagiri. At this time it was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. They were the first to reconnoiter the NE ridge. Despite the death of one member, the team managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by wind and weather. In Germ[read more]

Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]: Moravec, Fritz
signedMoravec, Fritz Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]
1963 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 2nd, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 41 bw photos, map, photo eps, dec blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ few edge tears, cloth bright, fine #26814 $49.00
Although best known for his Himalayan expeditions, which included the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956, Moravec also had two expeditions to northern Spitsbergen, in 1958 and 1960. Here he provides accounts of his explorations, via dogsled, and an epic boat journey around the southern coast of S[read more]

Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]: Moravec, Fritz
Moravec, Fritz Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]
1998 Picus Wien 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, dec cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #20556 $9.00 $7.00
Moravec, and team, made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This is a small reprinted version of his account of the climb. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Moreland, A. Maud Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand
1911 Witherby London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 219, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth bright, 3 plates separated, near fine. #23950 $79.00
Moreland provides an account of a tour of NZ’s South Island South Westland. He crossed Haast Pass and the Matukituki and includes an account of the first ascent of Mount Aspiring by mountain guide Alex Graham. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Not in Nea[read more]

Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory: Morin, Micheline
Morin, Micheline Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory
1955 John Day NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 13 color & 42 bw illus, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge tears, vg-, cloth vg+ #12083 $9.00
An Everest history for younger readers. Neate M144, SB M46, Yak M251.[read more]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26453 $95.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed Moro & Denis Urubko, dj & cloth new #26454 $145.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
Morrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; fine #9927 $9.00 $7.65
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat & Baiba Morrow, fine. #18966 $45.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat Morrow, fine #13601 $35.00 $29.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

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