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Marester, Guy Quelques Hommes et l'Himalaya
1950 Seuil Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.227, 8 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; vg. #13027 $29.00
A history of Himalayan mountaineering up to the French ascent of Annapurna. In French, no English translation. Yak M85.[read more]

Marsh, Dr. Herbert Two Seasons in Switzerland
1895 Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.261, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 11 bw photos, teg, uncut, dec blue cloth; cloth worn, ffep loose, vg. #23082 $59.00
Marsh traveled to the Alps in 1890 and 1891 and here describes his climbing adventures including climbing on the Matterhorn and Weisshorn. Not in Neate.[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $49.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in partic[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
Marshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25258 $39.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in partic[read more]

Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure: Martel, Lynn
Martel, Lynn Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.345, 62 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #25255 $22.95
Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time, from skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game. Here she has assembled 60 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capt[read more]

Martinez, Gregorio Ariz Expedicion Navarra al Himalaya 79: Dhaulagiri 8.172
1979 Grafinasa Pamplona 1st, 4to, pp.104, 146 color photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #16904 $75.00
Account of the 1979 Spanish spring ascent of the Northeast ridge of Dhalaugiri. Five members of the expedition reached the summit including Sherpa Ang Rita. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983: Martinez, Gregorio Ariz
Martinez, Gregorio Ariz K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983
1983 The Expedition np 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.9], 6 color & 10 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps, wraps; fine #20511 $19.00
This expedition brochure was done in advance of the 1983 Navarra K2 expedition; a ten-person Spanish team. They managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by bad weather. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook: Marty, Sid
New Marty, Sid Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook
1995 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 317, black/blue cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27680 $9.00
Marty lives in Chinook Country - a vast land of mountain, foothills, prairie and sky - where the warm Pacific wind blows in a broad belt along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, turning winter temporarily into spring. Known to hurl box cars off their tracks and make trees grow parallel to the ground[read more]

Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings: Marwah, Rita Gombu
signedMarwah, Rita Gombu Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings
2007 New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.184, 348 bw photos, wraps; signed Rita Gombu Marwah & Nawang Gombu, corners bumped in shipping, else new #25499 $125.00
This is a unique compilation of newspaper and magazine articles written about Nawang Gombu through various phases of his climbing career. This extensive collection consists of photocopies of the original articles, essentially a scrapbook of his career. Gombu, a nephew of Tenzing Norgay, had an ama[read more]

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65: Masheter, Carol
Masheter, Carol Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 199, 28 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new #27098 $13.95
Masheter’s second book describes her completion of her Seven Summits quest in 2012, becoming the oldest woman to do so - Kilimanjaro (1972), Aconcagua (2007), Everest (2008), Denali (2009), Erebus, Vinson (2012), Kosciuszko (2012), and Carstenz Pyramid (2012); as well as Cho Oyu (2005) and Mont Blan[read more]

No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest: Masheter, Carol
signedMasheter, Carol No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 214, 9 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25667 $14.95
Masheter, known as the SilverFox to her friends, has been a research chemist, a university professor in the social sciences, and an epidemiologist for public health. At age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger, despite being afraid of heights. Since age 60, she[read more]

Maslen-Jones, Bob Countdown to Rescue
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, 11 maps, wraps; new. #18377 $19.95 $17.95
Engrossing accounts of rescues conducted by the author, and the RAF, in the mountains of Snowdonia. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine #9889 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. Neate M61.[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #9890 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M61.[read more]

Mason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj worn, split along spine, poor, cloth w/ name, near fine. #11536 $79.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, near fine, cloth fine #9891 $59.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of th[read more]

Mata, Toni i Riu Everest 2000 el Dietari
2000 Intercomarcals 1st, 8vo, pp.82, 67 color photos, wraps; near fine. #22876 $29.00
This Catalan expedition had a successful ascent of Everest via the South Col route. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

Everest: El Repte D'un Somni [Everest: Challenge in a Dream]: Mateu, Manuel
Mateu, Manuel Everest: El Repte D'un Somni [Everest: Challenge in a Dream]
1984 Editorial RM Barcelona 1st, 4to, pp.213, 117 color photos, chart, 9 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22877 $95.00
This 1982 Spanish Catalan Expedition made a strong attempt on Everest’s West Ridge. They established a winch system and managed to reach 27,900’ before being stopped by high winds. Nicely illustrated. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

Matthes, Francois Sequoia National Park: A Geological Album
1956 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st thus, 8vo, pp.136, 124 bw photos, wraps; fine. #22583 $9.00
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The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite: Matthes, Francois
New Matthes, Francois The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite
1950 Univ Calif Press Berkeley 8vo, pp.xiii, 160, photo frontis, 50 bw photos, drawing, 11 figs, map, wraps; owner’s inscription, fine #24543 $5.00
The basis for this book was Matthes’ monumental work, Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley. This was edited by Fritiof Fryxell and published after Matthes’ death in 1948. Includes 23 photos by Ansel Adams.[read more]

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