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Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
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. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry
Dingle, 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; dj fine, cloth fine #13595 $29.00 $25.00
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 any [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]

First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan: Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary
Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan
1984 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland reprint, 8vo, pp.232, 93 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, appendices, wraps; fine #16821 $29.00
An amazing story of a ten-month journey traversing the Himalaya chain in 1981.[read more]

Dittert, René Passion des Hautes Cimes
1952 Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 12 bw photos, 6 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; partially unopened, vg+. #18702 $29.00
Dittert’s autobiography prior to his participation in the Swiss Everest expeditions of 1952. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10890 $35.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip front affecting title, good+, cloth fine #9631 $29.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

Dompnier, Robert Bhutan: Kingdom of the Dragon
1999 Shambhala Boston 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 224 color photos, color map, red cloth; dj top spine pulled, bump to right corner, near fine, cloth fine #25135 $25.00 $20.00
A beautifully photographed work on the people and country of Bhutan. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational s[read more]

I Conquistatori del K2: Donati, Elio
Donati, Elio I Conquistatori del K2
1954 Societá Editrice Torino 1st, 8vo, pp.230, 61 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #23821 $145.00
A contemporary account of the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1954. Includes a chapter by Lacedelli on the final summit push. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translations.[read more]

Alle Viertausender der Alpen (All Four-Thousanders of the Alps): Donatsch, Peter
Donatsch, Peter Alle Viertausender der Alpen (All Four-Thousanders of the Alps)
2007 AT Verlag Aarau 2nd, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 158 color photos, chart, 51 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27448 $29.00
Donatsch, together with well-known mountain photographers and authors, shows an exceptional view of all 82 four-thousander peaks in the Alps, from the Piz Bernina over the Bernese and Valais Alps to the Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. He portrays the various mountain figures in knowledgeable and enter[read more]

Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest: Douglas, Ed
Douglas, Ed Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
2011 Smithsonia, Royal Geographic Soc, Alpine Club NY 1st, 4to, pp.360, photo frontis, 357 color & 397 bw photos, 93 color & 59 bw illus, 17 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25847 $39.95
Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet. This is a lavish visual survey of the world’s greatest mountaineers – who they were, where they went, and how their conque[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 Mountaineers: Famous Climbers in Canada: Dowling, Phil
Dowling, Phil The Mountaineers: Famous Climbers in Canada
1979 Hurtig Edmonton 1st, 8vo, pp.258, 15 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ some fading to 3 letters in title, else fine, cloth fine #9633 $9.00
The incredible stories of ten of Canada's best - Beckey, Culbert, Fay, Feuz, Fynn, Gmoser, Greenwood, Kain, MacCarthy, and Phyl Munday.[read more]

Drasdo, Harold The Ordinary Route
1997 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.258, illus, wraps; new. #11480 $25.95 $23.95
Reflective essays on climbing, mainly in Britain, with stimulating comments as Dresdo examines the trials and rewards of the sport.[read more]

Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible: Dreyfus, Paul
Dreyfus, Paul Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible
1975 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.281, 17 bw photos, errata slip, wraps w/ dj; dj bumped top spine, vg+, internally bumped, near fine #24580 $39.00
Saudan earned his reputation as an extreme skier on near-vertical slopes. This includes accounts of his descents of l’Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and more. In French, no English translation. Perret 3906.[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
Duane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #21104 $29.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

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