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Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al.
Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; cloth spine darkened, tight, fldg chart w/ original folds & no tears, near fine #27203 $295.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.[read more]

Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al.
Bates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; dj w/ large chip to front, edge chips, unclipped, good, cloth bright w/ sharp corners, name, fine #26519 $795.00 $675.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. This is a beautiful copy, with the scarce jacket, of an important and scarce work in th[read more]

Mt. McKinley 1942: Bates, Robert, H
signedBates, Robert, H Mt. McKinley 1942
1943 American Alpine Club NY stapled extract, 8vo, pp.13, 16 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #27523 $59.00
Account of the Army Alaskan Test Expedition which tested a variety of military gear in the course of ascending the Muldrow Glacier route. Scarce.[read more]

signedBauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (4, of 5, fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; signed Ad Carter w/ his bookplate, cloth rubbed, miss one panorama from back, vg+. #23653 $49.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937.[read more]

Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]: Bauer, Paul
Bauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga 1929 [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth München 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (5 fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; cloth fine #12142 $45.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937. In German.[read more]

Bauer, Walter Mount Everest: Bericht von Mallory und seinen Freunden [Mount Everest: Report on Mallory and his Friends]
1950 Bertelsmann Gütersloh 1st, 8vo, pp.61, grey paper boards; boards w/ some rubbing on front, near fine. #21324 $29.00
A small account on the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924. In German, no English translation. Yak B79.[read more]

Sivalaya: Explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya: Baume, Louis C.
Baume, Louis C. Sivalaya: Explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya
1979 Mountaineers Seattle 1st thus, 8vo, pp.346, frontis, 29 illus & maps, wraps; vg #6536 $29.00
The reference on the 14 8000ers with a history of each peak up to 1977 and bibliography. This book belongs on every shelf of the serious collector for the list of reference books it contains. Uncommon. Neate B66, SB B07, Yak B80.[read more]

Beckey, Fred Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes: Columbia River to Stevens Pass
1973 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 341, many bw photos & illus, map eps, wraps; fine. #23549 $25.00
Glacier Peak, Cascade Pass, Eldorado, Dome, 3 Fingers, Ptarmigan.[read more]

Challenge of the North Cascades: Beckey, Fred
Beckey, Fred Challenge of the North Cascades
1969 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.280, xvi, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, pale green cloth; dj w/ edge chips, tear to back cover, good+, cloth w/ name on ffep, very good #27075 $29.00
Beckey’s classic covers 30 years of climbing in the Pacific Northwest, includes Baker, Adams, Forbidden Peak, Rainier, and others, plus a 32-year summary of his climbs. Dee Molenaar has drawn the maps. Neate B73.[read more]

Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 31 color & 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed 6 - Bill Dachen, Dave Johnston, Vernon Tejas, Lowell Thomas Jr, Brad & Barbara Washburn, dj w/ light edge wear, small chip top spine, very good, cloth fine #22136 $175.00
A great book on the history of McKinley from its European discovery in 1794, to the early attempts and ascents, through 1992. Includes much useful information for anyone preparing an attempt.[read more]

Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 31 color & 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, light edge wear, initials on top page edge, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #24594 $59.00
A great book on the history of McKinley from its European discovery in 1794, to the early attempts and ascents, through 1992. Includes much useful information for anyone preparing an attempt.[read more]

Mountains of North America: Beckey, Fred
Beckey, Fred Mountains of North America
1984 Bonanza NY 2nd, 4to, pp.255, photo frontis, 140 color photos, map, black cloth; dj unclipped, small tear on back near top spine, else fine, cloth fine #23441 $25.00
Beckey writes about 36 great peaks, including Longs, Pikes, Moran, Grand Teton, Assiniboine, Robson, Whitney, Shasta, Hood, Rainier, Waddington, and McKinley, with illustrations by 58 well-known photographers (Cleare, Kearney, Morrow, Rowell, Spring, Wiltsie, Wolfe, and others). A beautiful book of [read more]

Mountains of North America: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Mountains of North America
1984 Bonanza NY 2nd, 4to, pp.255, photo frontis, 140 color photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9502 $59.00
Beckey writes about 36 great peaks, including Longs, Pikes, Moran, Grand Teton, Assiniboine, Robson, Whitney, Shasta, Hood, Rainier, Waddington, and McKinley, with illustrations by 58 well-known photographers (Cleare, Kearney, Morrow, Rowell, Spring, Wiltsie, Wolfe, and others). A beautiful book of [read more]

On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak: Bell, Jon
Bell, Jon On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 211, 22 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25827 $22.95
Bell tells the story of Oregon’s legendary iconic peak, a mountain that draws five million visitors every year. Hood is a mecca for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, campers, and climbers. Bell tells the stories of countless climbers, scientists, historians, and many others who live, work, and play wi[read more]

Virgin on Insanity: Bell, Steve
Bell, Steve Virgin on Insanity
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 246, 17 color & 40 bw photos, map/photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27102 $39.95
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man [read more]

signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj & cloth new #19663 $59.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent: Bell, Steve, ed
signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Gerry Roach, Doug Scott, Eric Simonson, dj & cloth new. #22253 $69.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]: Bém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček
DVD videoBém, Pavel & Rudolf Švaříček Třetí Everest: Poznání bolí...[Third Everest: Understanding Pain…]
2007 Zlin 1st, 4to, pp.349, photo frontis, 590 color (1 gatefold) & 4 bw photos, 1 tipped-in paper illus, 5 inserted prayer flags, photo eps, pictorial cloth + National Geographic double-sided, color fldg map of Everest + fldg hanging paper lantern + DVD (28 min); boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25991 $125.00
This is an elaborate boxed set book production related to the Czech - Slovenian Everest Expedition 2007. The team initially planned to attempt Everest from the north but permission was refused on account of Bém’s Buddhist beliefs and prior meetings with the Dalai Lama. They then received permissio[read more]

Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas: Benham, Angela
Benham, Angela Lucky to be Alive: A First Expedition to the Himalayas
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 164, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new. #22910 $14.95
Benham was a member of the Red Rope Tirsuli North Wall 2001 Expedition. The team had hoped to make a first ascent of Tirsuli West (7035m) but had to settle for a first ascent of Shamhu Ka Qilla (6160m). Benham ended up falling on the descent and was lucky to survive.[read more]

Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show: Berg, Peter
Berg, Peter Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 138, photo frontis, 122 bw photos/illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #25837 $31.95
2011 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Whymper, one of the most important figures in the history of mountaineering. His ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, and the deaths of four members of his party on the way down, attracted attention throughout the world, bringing him praise and criticism[read more]

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