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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]

Bergamaschi, Arturo Il Nepal e la HN ’79: Spedizione Italiana all’Annapurna Fang-m. 7650 Himalaya del Nepal
1980 Aniballi Ancona 1st, 8vo, pp.244, 32 color & 45 bw photos, 4 figs, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine/edge, vg+, cloth fine. #12143 $75.00
The account of the large 20-man Italian 1979 Annapurna Fang (7650m) expedition. Their attempt was thwarted by bad weather at 20,850’ on the SE Ridge. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

signedBerger, Eugène Ganz Oben [On The Top]
1993 Editions Revue Luxembourg 1st, 4to, pp.152, 146 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #10940 $59.00
The 1992 first ascent of Everest by a Luxemberger and an attempt in 1991 from the north by a Belgian expedition, in German. Signed by successful summitter Eugène Berger.[read more]

Berlepsch, H. (Hermann von) The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains
1861 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 407, frontis, 15 bw illus, marbled eps & edges, full red leather boards w/ gilt crest; boards off & missing spine, school prize label (1869) inside front board, internally tight & fine. #23069 $45.00
This would look quite nice with a new binding.[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

Trentini sul Dhaulagiri I 8172m: Bernardi, Alfonso
Bernardi, Alfonso Trentini sul Dhaulagiri I 8172m
1978 Alcione Trento 1st, 8vo, pp.116, 76 bw photos, 2 charts, appendices, wraps w/ dj; dj & wraps new. #23636 $34.95
Account of the successful 1976 Italian expedition which made the fourth ascent of Dhaulagiri. They climbed the NE Ridge and placed two members on the summit. This has quite a number of photos. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

Straight Up: Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected: Berry, Steve
signedBerry, Steve Straight Up: Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 148, 36 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #26085 $25.95
Berry, cofounder of expedition firm Himalayan Kingdoms, has participated in nine Himalayan expeditions and 60 treks in the region. This is a collection of stories from his early expeditions prior to 1987. There are tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failu[read more]

Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]: Betelu, Kiko
Betelu, Kiko Los 14 Ochomiles de Juanito Oiarzábal [The 14 Eight-thousanders of Juanito Oiarzábal]
2001 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 65 color & 42 bw photos, 14 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26073 $49.00
Oiarzábal is the sixth person to have summitted all 14 8000m peaks. A nicely illustrated book with chapters on each peak. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]: Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto
Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]
1974 Edizioni Virginia - Pero Milano 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.179], 141 color photos, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9510 $65.00
This is largely a photographic account of the 1973 Italian expedition to Annapurna. The 11-member team followed the French first-ascent route up to Camp II on a plateau and then broke off in a new direction up the NW Spur. They had established Camp III and IV and reached 23,125’ when a storm broke. [read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
Birkby, Robert Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 32 color & 3 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24963 $24.95
Birkby, one of Fischer’s close friends, provides a vivid, candid biography of who Scott really was and what led him to the top of Everest. A natural mountaineer blessed with tremendous physical strength and willpower, Scott thrived on the challenges of climbing, the beauty of the high country, and [read more]

Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement: Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod
Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement
1990 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, frontis, 46 bw photos, sketch, appendices, wraps; fine #19016 $9.00
One of the few books devoted to women mountaineers. This profiles Lucy Walker, Miriam O’Brien, Loulou Boulaz, Nea Morin, Gwen Moffat, Claude Kogan, Junk Tabei, Molly Higgins, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Catherine Destivelle, Jill Lawrence, and Louise Sheperd.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas: Bishop, John Melville
Bishop, John Melville An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
1978 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 30 bw photos, green/yellow cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25016 $9.00 $7.20
A young couple’s year-long stay in a Nepalese village to study the langur monkey. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

Hem Fet el Cim!: Segona Expedició Caixa de Barcelona a l’Everest [We Made the Summit!: Second Expedition Caixa de Barcelona to Everest]: Blanch, Conrad & Joan Massons
Blanch, Conrad & Joan Massons Hem Fet el Cim!: Segona Expedició Caixa de Barcelona a l’Everest [We Made the Summit!: Second Expedition Caixa de Barcelona to Everest]
1986 Edicions 62 Barcelona 1st, 4to, pp.236, 171 color (4 fldg) & 4 bw photos, 4 charts, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #20505 $64.95
This account of the 1985 Everest Catalan Expedition is one of the nicest Everest books I’ve seen with great photo coverage of the North Ridge, especially up high. The large team placed six members on the summit all without supplemental oxygen, following four unsuccessful attempts, and was the second[read more]

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