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A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, men[read more]

I Come From the Stone Age: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich I Come From the Stone Age
1965 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 18 color & 20 bw photos, 5 maps, red cloth; signed tipped-in card on ½ title, dj rubbed, clipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9723 $175.00
Harrer’s scarcest title and, according to Harrer, his most difficult adventure; an expedition to New Guinea and the first ascent of Carstenz Peak, one of the Seven Summits. Neate H38.[read more]

Harrer, Heinrich Ich komme aus der Steinzeit [I Come from the Stone Age]
1965 Ullstein Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 18 color & 19 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; cloth vg+. #21418 $19.00
This is the original German edition of Harrer's scarcest title and, according to Harrer, his most difficult adventure; an expedition to New Guinea and the first ascent of Carstenz Peak. Neate H38.[read more]

Seven Years in Tibet: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich Seven Years in Tibet
1954 Dutton NY 1st BOMC, 8vo, pp.xv, 314, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, map, red/black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9728 $245.00
Harrer's account of his escape from a British internment camp in India and subsequent journey to Lhasa is a classic. A nice looking copy! Neate H40, Yak H53.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1971 Rupert Hart-Davis London rev ed, 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.310, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ small chip top spine, clipped, near fine, cloth fine #11442 $195.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. This edition contains 10 new chapters not in first edition. See Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1962 Rupert Hart-Davis London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, drawing, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge/corner wear, unclipped, very good, cloth fine #18558 $29.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, & Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear, 1” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #26009 $1,195.00 $750.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Riccardo Cassin, Anderl Heckmair, inscribed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ light wear bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #26008 $945.00
The dramatic story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name behind front flap, tight, fine #9729 $75.00
Story of the Eiger’s North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. A classic work in mountaineering history. Neate H41.[read more]

Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life: Harrington, Garry
Harrington, Garry Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.311, 17 bw photos, 17 maps, wraps; two corners bumped from shipping, else new #27184 $18.95
On the brink of his 40th birthday, Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos. Once a collegiate athlete who loved hiking and running, he now finds even his dream job as a sportswriter has lost its luster. As his second marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something [read more]

Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent: Harris, Alex
Harris, Alex Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent
2004 Struik Capetown 1st, square 8vo, pp.238. photo frontis, 96 color & 27 bw photos, 8 illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27483 $24.95
Harris documents his journey to climb the Seven Summits, the first South African to do so, in this nicely-illustrated book. His expeditions have included Kilimanjaro (1992), Elbrus (1992, 1999), Aconcagua, Everest (1996, 2003, 2005), Vinson (1999), Carstenz Pyramid (2000), Cho Oyu (2001), Denali (20[read more]

The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest: Harris, Richard
signedHarris, Richard The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest
2007 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, 24 bw photos, wraps; signed Richard & Christopher Harris, new #24723 $39.95
Harris’ son Christopher started climbing at age eight and they decided to become the first father-son team to climb the Seven Summits. The succeeded on Kosciuszko (1999), Kilimanjaro (2003), Aconcagua (2004 attempt, 2006), Elbrus (2004), and McKinley (2005 attempt). In 2006 they turned their sight[read more]

Exploring Glaciers - With a Camera: Harrison, A. E.
Harrison, A. E. Exploring Glaciers - With a Camera
1960 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 71, frontis, 59 bw photos, wraps; wear on spine, else very good #23460 $9.00
A very interesting book on glacial movement with many photos of the Cascades.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHart, John L. Jerome Fourteen Thousand Feet: A History of the Naming and Early Ascents of the High Colorado Peaks
1972 Colorado Mountain Club Denver reprint of 2nd ed, 8vo, pp.48, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #12052 $9.00 $8.10
This edition, although purporting to be a reprint of the 2nd edition, does not include the section titled ‘A Climber’s Guide to the High Colorado Peaks’ and has five less photos. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benef[read more]

Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
signedHarvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed John Roskelley, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18329 $59.00 $35.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #9731 $35.00 $25.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

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