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When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[read more]

Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]: Brandtner, Michael
Brandtner, Michael Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]
2006 Germany 1st, square 8vo, pp.336, 189 color & 8 bw photos, 2 color paintings, 31 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25091 $69.00
A very nice book covering the little-known mountainous area of the border region between eastern Tibet and China. A ‘blank on the map’ until the 1930s, geographers assumed the highest mountains in the world were here as the source of the large rivers of China. Minya Konka (24,892') itself was firs[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj w/ ‘Autographed’ sticker, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17303 $19.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Breashears, Pete Athans, & Ed Viesturs, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21189 $49.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new #14818 $29.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
Breashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #16698 $9.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

La Chaine du Mont-Blanc: Bregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne)
signedBregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne) La Chaine du Mont-Blanc
1928 Alpina Paris 1st, #4919, 4to, pp.163, photo frontis, 10 color aquarelles w/ tissue guards, 196 bw photos, map, marbled eps, gilt-lettered spine w/ raised bands, six compartments, ¾ brown calf & marbled boards over original wrappers; inscribed ‘Proprieté de Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr – membre du G.H.M. – du Club Alpin Francais 1928’, calf corners/edges rubbed, miss calf from top spine compartment, tight, very good #27430 $175.00
A beautifully illustrated work covering the Mont Blanc range. Leather bound copies are uncommon. In 1926, at age 16, Brad Washburn traveled to Europe and spent two weeks exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and summitting Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterho[read more]

Living on the Edge: Bremer-Kamp, Cherie
Bremer-Kamp, Cherie Living on the Edge
1987 Smith Layton 1st, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 33 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9552 $25.00
Account of the 1985 first winter attempt on Kanchenjunga's north face on which Chris Chandler died.[read more]

A Passion for Mountains: The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn A Passion for Mountains: The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday
2006 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 106 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new. #24525 $24.95
The Munday’s are western Canada’s most famous mountaineering couple. Active members of the Alpine Club of Canada, they climbed for almost four decades throughout the Pacific NW, as well as the Selkirks and the Rocky Mountains. They were ahead of their time, chiefly renowned for their tenacity and [read more]

Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer
2002 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 170, 19 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed, new. #22669 $19.95
A nice biography of one of the all-time great mountaineers. Phyl Munday was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies. She climbed nearly 100 mountains making over 30 first ascents. With her husband Don, she explored Mount Waddington, their ‘Mystery Moun[read more]

At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks: Bronski, Peter
Bronski, Peter At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks
2008 US pp.xiv, 322, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #26906 $16.95
Award-winning adventure writer, and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member, Peter Bronski chronicles 20 true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early twentieth century to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensiv[read more]

Brooker, W. D. ed A Century of Scottish Mountaineering: An Anthology from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
1993 Scottish Mountaineering Trust Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 372, 80 bw photos, illus, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22316 $31.95 $27.95
A marvelous selection from the SMCJ, first published in 1890. Tales are told of historic events ranging from rock to ice, sea stacks to Ben Nevis.[read more]

The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle: Brooks, Alfred H.
Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle
1911 GPO Washington Professional Paper 70, 1st, 4to, pp.234, 23 bw photos, 30 figs, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), marbled edges, brown cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, miss rear pocket w/ 3 fldg maps, else very fine #24562 $145.00
Brooks, and party, undertook an exploratory journey in 1902 from the Pacific seaboard through the Alaska Range along the northwest base of McKinley to the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. The first 20 pages is a narrative of the expedition, as well as a history of previous expeditions. The remainder is comp[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj is color facsimile, cloth fine #23013 $125.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
New signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed on loosly-inserted tag, dj vg+, cloth w/ partial separation in front gutter, else near fine #9556 $185.00 $175.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272. To see all of our[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26003 $195.00
Brown, Joe. The Hard Years. 1967 Gollancz, London, 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower ([read more]

signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
2001 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.256, 42 bw photos, wraps; inscribed ‘Phil, Joe is amazing on wet & loose rock. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, new #25131 $35.00 $28.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the Phil Hanson [read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1923 Arnold London 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), uncut, red cloth; cloth lightly rubbed top spine, nice corners, inscription dated 1923, some foxing to prelim/end pages, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, near fine #22476 $375.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. An important work in early Everest history. Anyone with a true interest in Everest should[read more]

Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum): Brunnthaler, Adolf
Brunnthaler, Adolf Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum)
2006 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 185 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25978 $29.95
Austrian Sepp Larch is best know for being a member of the team which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. His early climbs took place in the Gesäuse region of Austria and then expanded to the Eiger and Matterhorn. Later expeditions took him to the Andes. This book is filled with with [read more]

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