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Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 322, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 bw illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26238 $39.95
On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Ricominciare [Starting Over]: Confortola, Marco
Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i[read more]

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk: Connor, Jeff
signedConnor, Jeff Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk
2003 UK rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 225, 26 bw photos, wraps; signed Bonington, new. #22999 $29.00
A biography of noted British climber Dougal Haston. Connor traces Haston’s career from his early climbs in the Scottish hills, his Alpine apprenticeship, the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966, to his amazing Himalayan climbs, including the first ascent, with Doug Scott, of the Southwest Face[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Appleton NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, black & white decorated brown cloth; cloth w/ small faint vertical line on upper spine, sharp corners w/ light wear, former label mark on front pastedown, map w/ orig folds & no tears, a clean, bright, tight copy, fine #14410 $695.00 $645.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

The Alps: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps
1904 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.x, 294 + 4 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 color plates w/ tissue guards, teg, dec blue cloth; cloth w/ bookplate, lightly rubbed, vg+ #22629 $175.00
Conway’s general description of the Alps and Alpine life. He was president of the Alpine Club from 1902-04. Neate C100.[read more]

The Alps from End to End: Conway, Sir William Martin
Conway, Sir William Martin The Alps from End to End
1895 Constable Westminster 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 403, frontis w/ tissue guard, 98 illus, teg, uncut, original green cloth backed w/ brown buckram; cloth w/ repair to top/bottom spine, light rubbing, vg #14224 $275.00
Conway's high-level traverse of the Alps, in 1894, from Monte Viso to the Gross Glockner. Neate C101.[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

One Man’s Everest: Cool, Kenton
signedCool, Kenton One Man’s Everest
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 264, 31 color photos, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26960 $65.00
Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. His accomplishments are staggering. He has summited Everest eleven times. In 2013 he became the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown of Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, in one 120-hour climb, a fe[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24825 $39.95
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 208, photo frontis, color & bw photos, color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25111 $39.95
From the author of the acclaimed ‘Soul of the Heights’, here is a stunning photographic celebration of the remarkable Rocky Mountains. Cooper brings the continent’s most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in on its heart. In a photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border at Idaho a[read more]

Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of Yosemite: Portraits of Light and Stone
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 149, photo frontis, 105 color & 52 bw photos, 2 color maps, wraps; new #25692 $19.95
Cooper celebrates one of America’s most iconic natural wonders with this stunning and singular photographic feast. He captures the soul of Yosemite National Park in an entirely new way, zeroing in on its breathtaking peaks, ranges, and rocks, and the spectacular effects of changing light. This one[read more]

Cosson, Renzino Autour du Mont Blanc [Around Mont Blanc]
1984 Glenat Grenoble 1st, 4to, pp.119, 53 color photos, black cloth; cloth fine. #20700 $29.00
A lovely large-format book showing Mont Blanc in all its moods. In French, no English translation. Perret 512.[read more]

Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea: Costello, Dave
Costello, Dave Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 194, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new #26728 $18.95
Costello tells the audacious story of two unsponsored Nepalis, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who climbed Everest in April 2011, paraglided from its peak over the North Face, and paddled nearly 400 miles down the Ganges River to the ocean. Little problems wouldn't stop them. Like the f[read more]

Cote, Joseph & Karen A Rock Climbing Guide to Cathedral & Whitehorse Ledges
1969 Cote Durham 1st, small 8vo, pp.76, 5 bw photos, route topo, map, green wraps; scuff mark to cover, else fine. #23519 $29.00
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