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1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition: Makalu.
signedMakalu. 1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition
1978 1 of 100; signed Kurt Diemberger #22389 $39.00
This international Austrian-German-Nepalese expedition placed seven members on the summit of Makalu, including Warth and Diemberger. Diemberger’s signature is desireable as he is one of only two people to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann Buhl, and Dhaulagiri.[read more]

Sguardi dall'Alto: Malfer, Giulio
signedMalfer, Giulio Sguardi dall'Alto
2002 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.293, photo frontis, 251 bw photos, black cloth; signed Diemberger, issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #23645 $115.00
Those familiar with the excellent journal Alpinist will be familiar with the work of Malfer whose marvelous portraits grace the pages of the Faces section. This wonderful book captures, in exquisite detail, the faces of 242 climbers who have impacted the history of Italian mountaineering in the las[read more]

1979 Souvenir Cover Argentina Manaslu Expedition: Manaslu.
signedManaslu. 1979 Souvenir Cover Argentina Manaslu Expedition
1979 ; signed Guillermo Vieiro (leader). #19384 $15.00
This large post-monsoon expedition managed to reach 21,500’ despite one death and bad weather.[read more]

With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps: Mannering, George Edward
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryMannering, George Edward With Axe and Rope in the New Zealand Alps
1891 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 139, frontis w/ tissue guard, 17 bw illus, color fldg map, appendix, w/o ads, teg, marbled eps, raised bands, ½ leather/marbled boards; inscribed ‘A red letter day of ? In making Mr. Montagnier G Mannering 17 July 1922’, ½ spine off, spine sep from backstrip, Montagnier & AAC/Montagnier plates, frontis before Preface, fair #24906 $325.00 $292.50
Mannering, a self-trained climber, attempted the unclimbed Mount Cook without guides. He was later a co-founder of the New Zealand Alpine Club and was responsible for much exploration and survey work in the Mount Cook area. Neate M40. Montagnier, Henry Fairbanks (1877 – 1933) – Member of the AA[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Chris Bonington, Kurt Diemberger, Tom Hornbein, Doug Scott, Ed Webster, dj & cloth bumped, else new #8464 $155.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj fine, cloth fine #11337 $49.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $49.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in partic[read more]

Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings: Marwah, Rita Gombu
signedMarwah, Rita Gombu Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings
2007 New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.184, 348 bw photos, wraps; signed Rita Gombu Marwah & Nawang Gombu, corners bumped in shipping, else new #25499 $125.00
This is a unique compilation of newspaper and magazine articles written about Nawang Gombu through various phases of his climbing career. This extensive collection consists of photocopies of the original articles, essentially a scrapbook of his career. Gombu, a nephew of Tenzing Norgay, had an ama[read more]

No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest: Masheter, Carol
signedMasheter, Carol No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 214, 9 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25667 $14.95
Masheter, known as the SilverFox to her friends, has been a research chemist, a university professor in the social sciences, and an epidemiologist for public health. At age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger, despite being afraid of heights. Since age 60, she[read more]

The Altitude Journals: A Seven-Year Journey from the Lowest Point in My Life to the Highest Point on Earth: Mauro, David
signedMauro, David The Altitude Journals: A Seven-Year Journey from the Lowest Point in My Life to the Highest Point on Earth
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.453, 13 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27402 $23.95
When David Mauro was in his forties, his life hit rock bottom. With nothing to lose, he left everything he knew behind and set out on an epic international adventure – to climb the Seven Summits. For the next seven years, Dave trudged across glaciers and frozen wastelands and through dense, dangerou[read more]

signedMazeaud, Pierre Everest 1978
1979 Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 50 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Kurt Diemberger, near fine. #21467 $39.00
Account of the 1978 French Everest Expedition which ascended via the South Col route. In French, no English translation. Perret 2885, SB M21, Yak M125.[read more]

signedMazeaud, Pierre Everest 1978
1978 Denoël Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.222, 50 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Kurt Diemberger, vg. #14287 $55.00
Account of the 1978 French Everest Expedition which ascended via the South Col route. In French, no English translation. Perret 2885, SB M21, Yak M125.[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing: McClure, Steve
signedMcClure, Steve Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 69 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26854 $39.95
The autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world’s top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion [read more]

Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure: McConnell, Bob
signedMcConnell, Bob Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure
1996 AAC Golden 1st, 16mo, pp.117, 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘N___, Great fun to be with you! Bob McConnell 1998’, fine #9866 $9.00
Demonstrates how to plan and execute a low-impact expedition with information on everything from choosing gear to low-impact base camps.[read more]

Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj w/ bump to upper right corner from shipping else dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Bates, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charlie Houston & Dee Molenaar, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #27601 $295.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

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