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1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan: Pakistan
Pakistan 1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan
1985 ; fine #26366 $4.50 $2.70
This first day cover features two nice stamps of Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits: Parfet, Bo & Richard Buskin
signedParfet, Bo & Richard Buskin Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 239, 25 color photos, appendix, black/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25243 $23.00
At age 26, investment banker Parfet arranged his first major climb – of Kilimanjaro. He was no professional climber, nor was he in any shape to be tackling a major peak. But, in just four years, with perseverance and unbelievable courage, he managed to successfully complete his quest to scale all [read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home: Parrado, Nando
signedParrado, Nando Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.292, 46 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; inscribed by Parrado, dj w/ slight dampstain to inside of bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ slight sign of dampstain bottom spine, else fine #27231 $19.00
Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying — among them his own mo[read more]

Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]: Pasaban, Edurne
Pasaban, Edurne Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]
2011 Spain rep, 8vo, pp.334, 32 color photos, wraps; new #26079 $45.00
Pasaban, who became the first woman to climb all 14 8000m peaks, describes how her 12 years in the mountains have mixed love, death, and high personal cost. Despite these challenges she considers her quest “has been worthwhile”. This is more of a narrative than the photo book by Angela Benevides ([read more]

1994 Memorial Cover Pasang Lhamu Sherpa: Pasang Lamu
Pasang Lamu 1994 Memorial Cover Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
1994 w/ insert; printed signature of Pasang Lhamu #22039 $19.00
This special Memorial Cover was issued, along with a special stamp, to commemorate Pasang Lhamu Sherpa who, in 1993, became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Everest. Tragically, she died on the descent. This cover is postmarked First Day of Issue and includes a related insert.[read more]

Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps: Pascoe, John
Pascoe, John Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps
1939 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.238, color frontis, 78 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 fldg maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed w/ scratch marks, top spine pulled, vg #23964 $75.00 $69.00
Pascoe’s accounts of his pioneering climbs and explorations between the wars. Includes a detailed map of the Southern Alps. This first edition is much scarcer than subsequent editions, is thicker in appearance, and has twice the number of photos. Neate P20. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941: Passel, Charles F
signedPassel, Charles F An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941
1992 Four-O-Imprint Abilene Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xvi, 387, 60 bw photos, quarter-bound w/ blue cloth spine & map-illustrated paper boards; signed & dated 10/23/92 on front pastedown, issued w/o dj, boards w/ 1.5” red mark to front, light rubbing, tight, near fine #27433 $155.00
Passel (1915-2002) served as a geologist on Admiral Byrd’s US Antarctic Service expedition (1939-41) at West Base and participated in the Geological Party’s 83-day traverse to Marie Byrd Land. His extensive diaries have appeared in several variants. They were first published in softcover in an edite[read more]

One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses: Patey, Tom
signedPatey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1997 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.287, 8 bw photos, wraps; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, new. #8768 $45.00
Back in print! Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. With a new introduction by Chris Bonington.[read more]

Patey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1973 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23749 $29.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard [read more]

One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses: Patey, Tom
Patey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1971 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27322 $45.00 $39.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find as a first edition. Neate P22, Yak P30. To see all[read more]

signedPatey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1978 Gollancz London 5th imp, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj fine, cloth fine. #22227 $75.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find. Neate P22, Yak P30.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]: Pauner, Carlos
Pauner, Carlos Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]
2006 Spain 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 107 color photos, 2 sketches, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26080 $79.00
Pauner, a highly successful Spanish mountaineer, has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. His first was K2 (2001) and in May, 2012 he reached the summit of Shishapangma, his 13th peak. The only remaining 8000er for Pauner is Everest. He first attempted Kangchenjunga in 19[read more]

The Taming of Denali - Now Mount McKinley: Pearson, Grant H.
Pearson, Grant H. The Taming of Denali - Now Mount McKinley
1957 Pearson Los Altos 1st, 8vo, pp.21, 3 bw photos, staple-bound, wraps; edges toned, very good #18971 $95.00
Pearson was Superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park for a number of years and a member of the 1932 Lindley-Liek expedition. This was the first party to climb both peaks of Denali. This booklet summarizes all 31 expeditions to the mountain beginning with the U.S. Army Expedition of 1898 thru 1[read more]

See article titles below: Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H.
Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H. See article titles below
1904 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, GPO Washington, DC 1st, black cloth; entire issue, thick 8vo, pp.876, spine darkened, very good #26707 $75.00
Peary, R. E. North Polar Exploration: Field Work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902. pp.427-457, 15 bw photos, fldg map; with Markham, Clements R. The First Years Work of the National Antarctic Expedition. pp.459-465, color fldg map; with Nordenskiöld, Otto. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition. [read more]

A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
Peck, Annie S. A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below
1911 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth; cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg #22609 $495.00
Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Furthe[read more]

Peissel, Michel Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom - Exploring a Lost Himalayan Land
1967 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, dec green cloth; dj worn top edge, vg, cloth near fine. #9998 $39.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Yak P41.[read more]

Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

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