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signedFilsinger, John A Lifelong Love Affair with Mountains
1991 Halldin Pub Indiana PA 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 380, 300 color & 643 bw photos, errata, wraps; inscribed to Richard Irvin w/ sep note (not signed Irvin), fine. #24194 $29.00
Filsinger, a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, traveled extensively and climbed whenever possible. In this memoir he focuses on his life’s climbs in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tetons, Cascades, Mexico, Canada, Alps, Spain, Peru, Japan, and Nepal. Profusely illustrated. This is a matching volume [read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

signedFleming, Peter News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir
1982 Tarcher LA reprint, 8vo, pp.385, 27 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, vg. #24009 $12.00
In 1935, Fleming and Ella Maillart undertook a seven-month journey across 3700 miles of desert and upland, through ice and sand, through hunger and thirst from Peking to Kashmir. Originally published in 1936 this edition contains an introduction by Harrer.[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]: Frendo, Edouard
signedFrendo, Edouard La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]
1947 Susse Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.105, 24 bw photos, fldg route chart back, wraps w/ dj; signed Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, & Alessandro Gogna, dj unclipped, fine, wraps chart w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #26161 $850.00
The imposing North Face of the Grandes Jorasses is considered one of the finest in the Alps. The classic route, the Walker Spur, was first climbed by Riccardo Cassin, Gino Esposito, and Ugo Tizzoni (1938). Walter Bonatti made the fourth ascent, with three others (1949), as well as the first winter a[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents: Fryxell, Fritiof
signedFryxell, Fritiof The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents
1932 Crandall Studios Wyoming 1st, small 8vo, pp.xiii, 106, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, fldg map loosely inserted, gold dec brown cloth; signed, cloth w/ light rubbing to corners, fine #22138 $295.00
A most important early book on the Tetons. Originally published in three parts in the journal ‘Appalachia’, then updated for this book format. This is the first book on technical climbing in the Tetons with a history of ascents and detailed route descriptions. The information within was obtained [read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj top spine pulled, very good, cloth fine #26660 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection,
The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj w/ small mark to spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #9131 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490.[read more]

Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home: Galligan, Gerry
signedGalligan, Gerry Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.287, 37 color & 6 bw photos, appendices, 2 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26502 $39.95
Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008 and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-conti[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

The Bugaboos: An Alpine History: Garden, J. F.
signedGarden, J. F. The Bugaboos: An Alpine History
1987 Footprint BC 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.156, color frontis, 119 color & 11 bw photos, black cloth; signed Fred Beckey, dj vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, frontis torn/taped, vg #15040 $59.00 $19.00
History and climbs, up to the 1980's, of these British Columbia peaks, with beautiful photos. Signed by Fred Beckey who wrote the introduction. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Pilote des Glaciers: Geiger, Hermann
signedGeiger, Hermann Pilote des Glaciers
1955 Arthaude Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 48 bw photos, 12 drawings, appendix, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1957, dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth vg+ #25278 $59.00 $19.00
Geiger was a noted Swiss mountain rescue pilot who developed the art of glacier landings in a fixed-wing plane. He had over 600 rescues to his credit before dying in a plane accident. In French. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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