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On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic: Larsen, Eric
Larsen, Eric On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 263, 112 color photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bend to one corner from shipping, else new #27214 $24.95
In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles of the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from northern Ellesmere Island to the North Pole. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis and snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen Arctic slush, Larsen and Wa[read more]

signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld: Leamer, Laurence
Leamer, Laurence Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
1982 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.392, 25 bw photos, map, blue boards; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small spot to foredge, else fine #15918 $17.95
Biography of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, includes the 1960 first ascent of Masherbrum, 1963 Everest West Ridge, 1976 Nanda Devi, and Mt. Rainier. Neate L18.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj w/ jacket tears, vg-, cloth near fine #25148 $35.00 $28.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
Lee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9848 $15.00 $12.75
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Phil, See you on the hill. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, dj vg, cloth w/ gift inscription, near fine #9849 $29.00 $23.20
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. Neate L30. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. [read more]

Lehne, Jörg & Peter Haag Eiger: 30 Jours de Combat pour la << Directissime >>
1967 Hatier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 26 color & 26 bw photos, grey cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, else fine. #18419 $49.00
The German account of the dramatic, and tragic, race for the first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. This race between the German team of eight and an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) was documented in the book 'Direttissima/Eiger Direct'. This account contains[read more]

Lenser, Gerhard Pumo Ri: Der Schönste Berg der Erde [Pumo Ri: The Prettiest Mountain of the Earth]
1963 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.196, color frontis, 2 color & 29 bw photos, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, near fine, cloth fine. #12153 $55.00
Account of the 1962 first ascent of Pumori, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful mountains, by a German-Swiss team. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Leonard, Richard M., et al Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1959 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 8vo, pp.85, 7 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #23898 $7.00 $5.60
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate L35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety: Leonard, Richard M., et al.
Leonard, Richard M., et al. Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1961 Sierra Club SF 3rd, 8vo, pp.vii, 85, 8 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #27150 $9.00
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. See Neate L35.[read more]

The Alps: Leprohon, Pierre
Leprohon, Pierre The Alps
1983 Minerva SA Geneva 1st, 4to, pp.96, photo frontis, 195 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27382 $7.00 $5.95
A nice, large-format, photo book highlighting the mountains and villages of this beautiful country. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership: Levine, Alison
Levine, Alison On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
2014 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 242, 39 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26641 $26.95 $14.95
Levine has climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both North and South Pole. Her first Everest attempt (2002) fell only 300 feet shy of the summit due to weather but she finally succeeded in 2010. Her ability to achieve these goals is all the more impressive as she has Raynaud’s Disease which can in[read more]

signedLewis, H. Warren You're Standing on My Fingers!
1969 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.268, 75 bw photos, maps, photo eps, appendices, dec blue cloth; inscribed to Dick & Heidi, Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #24480 $15.00
Account of one family's climbs and adventures on the ranges of North America. Neate L39.[read more]

Lewis, H. Warren You're Standing on My Fingers!
1969 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.268, 75 bw photos, maps, photo eps, appendices, dec blue cloth; dj vg, cloth tight, fine #13589 $12.00
Account of one family's climbs and adventures on the ranges of North America. Neate L39.[read more]

Lewis, M. S. Expedition Diaries: In the Throne Room of the Mountain God
2017 US rep, 8vo, pp.222, 104 bw photos, wraps; new #26686 $19.95
Lewis presents his journals and memoirs from a variety of mountaineering expeditions - Mera Peak (1995), Vinson (1997), Elbrus, Ama Dablam (1997), Kangchenjunga (2000), Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, Workman Peak (2005), Kilimanjaro, and more.[read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

Lhotse. Lhotse: Paroi Sud du Lhotse
1989 France 1st, oblong 4to, pp.4, 3 color photos, wraps; vg. #23982 $25.00
A promotional brochure for the Reinhold Messner-led 1989 International Lhotse South Face expedition. Despite including such high profile climbers as Hans Kammerlander, Christophe Profit and Krzysztof Wielicki, the team was defeated by sickness and bad weather. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Lim, David Mountain to Climb: The Quest for Everest and Beyond
1999 Singapore 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 241, map frontis, 90 color & 1 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18747 $19.95
A very nicely done book on the successful first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998. David recounts the years of planning and preparation for the attempt as well as his own battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.[read more]

An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest: Lind, Charles
Lind, Charles An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.126, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24515 $29.95
The perennial mystery of Mallory and Irvine on Everest receives an intriguing twist in a reconstruction of their fateful climb written virtually in Mallory’s own words, drawn from the climber’s letters, writing, and his background as a classicist. The reader is taken in the stream of Mallory’s cons[read more]

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