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Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj rubbed/light wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27579 $9.95
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new access[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces[read more]

Däweritz, Karl, Uwe Jensen, & Werner Rump Vom Teufelsturm zum Dach der Welt
1971 Sportverlag Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 17 color & 63 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, yellow cloth; cloth w/ some dark staining to cover, vg. #21415 $29.00
Accounts of German expeditions to the Caucasus, Altai, and Pamir ranges. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering: Dawson, Louis W.
Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
1997 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 254, photo frontis, 214 b/w photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #7979 $29.00
A wonderfully illustrated and detailed history of ski mountaineering from Alaska to New England,with 54 classic routes.[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers
1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 5th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; inscribed ‘Anchorage 9/23/69 Best greetings from Alaska for all happy landings & good luck thru modern life in the Great Society! Bob Reeves’, signed Bob Bates, dj w/ light wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #14436 $69.00
Reeve, one of Alaska's best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

De Colombel, Christine Everest: L'Impossible Exploit - Expedition Marc Batard 1990
1991 Denoël Paris 1st, 4to, pp.127, 114 color & 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; corners bumped, else fine. #17400 $39.00
A lovely, large-format, and largely photographic, book on Marc Batard's 1990 French/Belgian Everest expedition. Batard, known for his 1988 ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen in less than 24 hours, was attempting to solo both Everest and Lhotse in a day! This colorful book also features [read more]

Dean, Steve Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.278, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, sketch, map/photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10467 $31.95 $28.95
Biography of one of the UK’s leading pre-war climbers and a welcome addition to the modern climber’s knowledge of the 1930’s. He spent his weekdays in an insurance office secretly studying photos of cliffs with all known routes marked...“The blank spaces in between fascinated me”.[read more]

Mountains from Space: Peaks and Ranges of the Seven Continents: Dech, Stefan, Reinhold Messner, Rüdiger Glaser & Ralf-Peter Märtin
Dech, Stefan, Reinhold Messner, Rüdiger Glaser & Ralf-Peter Märtin Mountains from Space: Peaks and Ranges of the Seven Continents
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.244, 144 color photos (3 gatefolds), map, appendices, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #24137 $49.95 $39.95
Using highly specialized, advanced digital satellite imaging, the German Remote Sensing Data Center has compiled this astounding collection of images of the Earth's mountain ranges over the course of the last five years. These stunning images show majestic peaks on all seven continents in views tak[read more]

After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life: DeMartino, Craig
DeMartino, Craig After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #26396 $13.99
DeMartino suffered a horrific accident when he fell 100 feet while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He tells how his faith pulled him through the recovery process, beset by setbacks, and the decision to have his injured leg amputated. DeMartino is still climbing and was the first amputee [read more]

Yosemite: In the Sixties: Denny, Glen
signedDenny, Glen Yosemite: In the Sixties
2008 US 2nd prtg, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Denny & Ed Cooper, lettered mylar dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #26493 $79.00
Denny has created an extraordinary book of rare black-and-white photographs of Yosemite Valley climbers. Originally inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, photographer and filmmaker Denny quickly mastered the effects of light on rock but his special gift is for these portraits of climbers in their el[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
New signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni, cloth tight, vg+ #23287 $295.00 $245.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2 led by Desio. Compagnoni and Lacedelli were the two summitters. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italia[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
New Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj chipped bottom spine, light dampstainback, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #25640 $825.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su[read more]

Total Alpinism: Desmaison, René
Desmaison, René Total Alpinism
1982 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine faded, some light blue spotting to back cover/top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth miss ffep, else fine #23589 $49.00 $41.65
A translation of Desmaison’s ‘342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses’ and ‘La Montagne a Mains Nues’. Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. He climbed a number of new routes including the Direct North Face of Cima Grande, the Freney P[read more]

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