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The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Grafton London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #11547 $75.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis' association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Grafton London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23670 $65.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis’ association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story.[read more]

K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004
2004 UK rev ed, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 114 color & 41 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #23619 $59.00
This is a revised edition of their earlier work published in 1995. The photo treatment is virtually the same with minor text changes to bring it up to date.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger & Doug Scott, dj & cloth bumped, else new #14467 $75.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

K2: Challenging the Sky: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, Charley Mace, Nazir Sabir, dj fine, cloth fine #23581 $145.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

Photographing Himalayas: Dillwali, Ashok
signedDillwali, Ashok Photographing Himalayas
[2009] New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.130, 100 color photos, wraps; signed, new #25283 $45.00
Dillwali is a professional photographer with numerous trips to the Himalaya. Here he presents his tips for photography in the mountains together with a selection of his photos.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Dingle, dj fine, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24277 $59.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj small tear, near fine, cloth w/ name, fine #9629 $69.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

Kurt Diemberger Poster: Dottridge, Agaath
signedDottridge, Agaath Kurt Diemberger Poster
Image size 10.75" x 16", Print size 11" x 17"; signed Diemberger, color w/ white margins; rolled, new #23975 $29.95 $23.96
A classic portrait image of legendary mountaineer Kurt Diemberger. This was painted from Hermann Warth's ice-beard photo of Kurt following their first ascent of Shartse (7502m) in 1974. This image was used as the cover photo for Kurt's book 'Spirits of the Air'. This is one of three color prints by [read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

The Boy from Akaroa: Frank Arthur Worsley 1872-1943: Dunlop, Wendy
signedDunlop, Wendy The Boy from Akaroa: Frank Arthur Worsley 1872-1943
2018 NZ Pvt pub, Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.56, 8 color & 25 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, color map, wraps; signed, new #27569 $29.95
A nicely illustrated, limited printing, biography of Frank Worsley who was captain of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance.[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

signedEdwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas
1910 Henry Holt & Co NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 449, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 54 bw photos, 3 (of 4) maps, appendix, teg, red coth; inscribed, cloth rubbed, missing primary map, otherwise vg. #21978 $89.00
Feeney, Robert E. Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration. 1997 US, 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 279, 48 bw illus, 22 tables, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new.[read more]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
New signedEggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Ernst Reiss Lhotse 8516m. 18.5.1956, dj chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25932 $395.00
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18.[read more]

The Ascent of Dhaulagiri: Eiselin, Max
signedEiselin, Max The Ascent of Dhaulagiri
1961 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 159, 5 color & 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger “[please compare with Summits & Secrets]”, dj rubbed, rub mark to cover, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ William D. Hackett bookplate, tight, fine #11166 $189.00
The first ascent of Dhaulagiri in 1960 by a Swiss expedition and the last Nepalese 8000er to be climbed. Diemberger is one of only two people, the other being Hermann Buhl, to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks. Hackett was the first person to reach five of the Seven Summits, amongst other cli[read more]

Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912- 2012: Elms, Lindsay J.
signedElms, Lindsay J. Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912- 2012
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.165, 51 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; signed, new #26086 $24.95
Written to commemorate the centenary of the Alpine Club of Canada's Vancouver Island Section this book contains transcripts of journal entries, diaries and newspaper accounts of early ascents of some of the most prominent mountains on Vancouver Island. In addition, Elms has written about the rich, [read more]

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