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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

K2 – Chogori 8611 m: K2.
K2. K2 – Chogori 8611 m
2004 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 12 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, wraps; bumped from shipping, vg+. #23542 $24.95
This special publication commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. One third of the book is devoted to the early explorations of the Duke of Abruzzi’s expedition with Vittorio Sella (1909), the second third to the expeditions of Houston (1938, 1953) and Wiessner (1939), and the f[read more]

K2. K2: 1954-1994
1994 La Montagne Paris 1st, 4to, pp.16-25, 10 color & 2 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; entire issue, fine. #21839 $25.00
This issue of La Montagne has a special arcticle devoted to K2. In French, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing: Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 52 bw photos, wraps; new #26737 $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks (1998-2011) without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her original German-language book ‘Ganz bei Mir’. She covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal lif[read more]

Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]: Kammerlander, Hans
signedKammerlander, Hans Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]
1989 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.176, photo frontis, 61 color & 69 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27161 $59.00
Kammerlander has had a most successful climbing career. He has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks, all except Manaslu. In this large-format book he covers his climbs on Gasherbrum I and II, Matterhorn, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cerro Torre, and much more. In German, no English tr[read more]

Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 15 color & 45 bw photos, 16 maps/sketches, appendices, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17288 $29.00 $19.95
Kapadia is a vast resource of knowledge on the less-traveled areas of the Himalaya and was editor of the Himalayan Journal for 37 years. This book is based on his visits to Himachal Pradesh, exploring its valleys and climbing peaks. It concentrates mostly on summits, unknown passes and remote valley[read more]

Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 14 color & 47 bw photos, 13 maps, sketches, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17014 $35.00 $19.95
A companion book to Kapadia's other 'Across Peaks & Passes' titles, this includes an account of Stephen Venables’ accident on Panch Chuli V with Chris Bonington. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Across Peaks & Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar & East Karakoram: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar & East Karakoram
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 15 color & 47 bw photos, 17 maps/sketches, map eps, appendices, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17289 $35.00 $19.95
This is a companion book to Kapadia’s other ‘Across Peaks and Passes’ titles. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedKapadia, Harish High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys
1997 India 3rd, 8vo, pp.336, frontis, 31 bw photos, 17 sketches, 29 maps (11 fldg), appendices, black cloth; signed, dj bumped, else dj & cloth new #22074 $29.00
In this book Kapadia covers climbs on 6000-7000m peaks over 30 years in Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Kinnaur, Spiti, Lahaul, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram.[read more]

High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys
1993 India 1st, 8vo, pp.335, frontis, 17 sketches, 24 maps (6 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #27121 $25.00 $19.95
In this book Kapadia covers climbs on 6000-7000m peaks over 30 years in Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Kinnaur, Spiti, Lahaul, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram. Forward by Chris Bonington. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedKapadia, Harish Into the Untravelled Himalaya: Travels, Treks and Climbs
2005 India 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 14 color & 34 bw photos, 7 sketches, 22 maps, wraps; signed, new. #24147 $35.00
Kapadia covers his treks and climbs, undertaken in the last decade, to Tibet, the Tsangpo River, Bhutan, Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, Himachal Pradesh, East Karakoram, and the Siachen Glacier.[read more]

Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 63 bw photos, 30 illus, 30 maps, red/brown leather; leather new #27406 $34.95
A sumptuous-looking work from the former editor of the Himalayan Journal. The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As explorers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditio[read more]

Meeting the Mountains: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Meeting the Mountains
1998 India 1st, 8vo, pp.398, 49 bw photos, 30 maps (5 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17015 $39.00 $19.95
Kapadia picks up where his previous work ‘High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys’ leaves off, covering the period from 1993-1997 as well as prior to 1969. This includes climbs and history of the Indian Himalaya and his association with The Himalayan Club. To see all of our Sale Items,
Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses: Kapadia, Harish
signedKapadia, Harish Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses
2010 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 229, 30 color & 7 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #26296 $49.00
For 25 years, several thousand troops from the armies of India and Pakistan have faced each other in an undeclared war in the vast expanse of the Siachen glacier. Siachen is the world’s longest non-polar glacier. This uninhabited area did not feature in the negotiations between India and Pakistan [read more]

Z Everesta: Karnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob
signedKarnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob Z Everesta
2000 Mythos Ljubljana 1st, 4to, pp.188, 168 color photos, blue cloth; signed by Davo Karnicar on his chapter, dj & cloth new. #22255 $59.00 $49.00
In October 2000 Karnicar became the first person to make a complete ski descent of Everest arriving at base camp five hours after leaving the summit. This is a nicely illustrated account of his historical achievement. In Slovenian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Think Everest: Scaling Mountains with the Mind: Karwal, Atul & Anita
signedKarwal, Atul & Anita Think Everest: Scaling Mountains with the Mind
2010 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 254, 63 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed Atul & Anita Karwal, light corner bump from shipping, else new #25520 $29.00 $24.95
Atul Karwal was a member of the SAMA (Sikkim Amateur Mountaineering Association) Mount Everest Expedition 2008. This is based on his diary records of the expedition and his successful ascent along with nine team-mates. To see all of our Sale Items, click he[read more]

K2: The 1939 Tragedy: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ wear top spine, vg, cloth w/ white spot to front, else fine #12194 $19.00
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print.[read more]

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