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Hopkirk, Peter Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet
1983 Tarcher LA 1st, 8vo, pp.275, 27 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue boards; dj near fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #9770 $15.00
The dangerous exploration of the mysterious kingdom of Tibet. See Yak H239.[read more]

Hornaday, William T. Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies
1906 Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 68 bw photos, 2 maps, dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, corners bumped, rear hinge taped, vg-. #23867 $75.00
Hornaday and Phillips hunted mountain goat and grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The close-up photos of animals were taken without benefit of a telephoto lens. This UK edition appears to be scarcer than the US. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #4320 $39.00
This is the hardcover edition which followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a new preface by Hornbein and a forward by Doug Scott. Still a classic book! Selected by National Geographic[read more]

signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.x, 181, 73 color photos, wraps; signed, new. #9775 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a [read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine. #22592 $195.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; inscribed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9771 $115.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25047 $75.00 $55.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This hardcover edition followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not include[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $34.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any pri[read more]

Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal’s Trekking Peaks
2018 US 8vo, pp.159, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27422 $19.95
Two days east of Lukla was a pleasant yak pasture surrounded by high peaks. When Col. Jim Roberts set out to look for it in 1953, he ended up making the first ascent of Mera Peak and sowing the seeds of Himalayan tourism. Mera Peak has become a popular goal for trekkers and novice mountaineers, b[read more]

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World
2017 US 8vo, pp.401, 20 bw photos, wraps; new #27187 $19.95
From hiking to mountaineering. The true story of how a simple hiker went trekking in Nepal and was inspired to become a mountaineer. After his hike in the Himalayas, Horrell went on a journey that led him to climb Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua; finally he tackled the ultimate challenge of climbing Evere[read more]

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition
2017 US 8vo, pp.165, 17 bw photos, wraps; new #27185 $19.85
In April 2012, Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined the Altitude Junkies North Ridge expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box [read more]

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 US 8vo, pp.167, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27186 $19.95
In April 2014, Horrell returned to Nepal with the Altitude Junkies expedition hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest. He dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, by climbing t[read more]

The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain
2018 US 8vo, pp.171, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27423 $19.95
The mountain gods were protective of Manaslu, a two-pronged peak in the Nepal Himalaya, and one of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks. Many years ago, a Japanese team tried to climb it, but the gods had sent an avalanche in their wake which destroyed a monastery and set the local people against th[read more]

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.200, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27292 $19.95
This is the tale of Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascents of Gasherbrum I and II (2009) in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
House, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25464 $29.95
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stor[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
signedHouse, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25332 $65.00
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stori[read more]

Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains: Houston, Charles
signedHouston, Charles Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains
1998 Mountaineers Seattle 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 35 figs/photos, 9 tables, appendix, wraps; signed, fine #27147 $29.00
A recommended read for anyone going high.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.334, 36 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Houston & Bates, new #19879 $65.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245. This item is provided by Thom Davis, fellow mountaineer and bibliophile. Thom and I have [read more]

High Altitude Physiology Study: Collected Papers: Houston, Charles, ed.
Houston, Charles, ed. High Altitude Physiology Study: Collected Papers
[1981] Arctic Institute Arlington 1st, 4to, pp.367, 18 color & 24 bw photos, figures, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #10316 $25.00
An interesting collection of papers resulting from the thirteen year HAPS program on Mount Logan. Some are more readable for the lay-person than others, but all are interesting to those who go to altitude. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate.[read more]

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