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Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain: Stewart, Ellis
Stewart, Ellis Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 US 8vo, pp.407, 35 bw photos, wraps; new #27191 $19.95
British climber Stewart’s story is a remarkable account of a lifelong goal crushed in spectacular fashion two years running by the two worst disasters in Everest’s history. Throughout it all he displays a sense of humility and compassion sharing a heartfelt and emotional twenty year journey. From th[read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[read more]

Nanga Parbat: Tragödie am Schicksalsberg [Nanga Parbat: Tragedy on the Mountain of Destiny]: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Nanga Parbat: Tragödie am Schicksalsberg [Nanga Parbat: Tragedy on the Mountain of Destiny]
2006 Germany 2nd, 4to, pp.167, photo frontis, 173 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25515 $49.00
Nanga Parbat is the second in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. The 2004 Alpine Club of Saxony Nanga Parbat Expedition was a team of six to the Rupal Face. They succeeded in placing four on the summit, including Stingl, but one died on the descent. Like his o[read more]

Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]
2009 Germany 2nd, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 289 color photos, 9 maps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25516 $49.00
Seven Summits is the third in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. He was the first German to ascent the Seven Summits (2001-07), with both Carstenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, without supplemental oxygen. Like his other books, this is chock-full of photos. In Germa[read more]

Stobart, Tom I Take Pictures for Adventure
1958 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 68 bw photos, tan/black cloth; dj rubbed, dampstain on back, vg-, cloth w/ small stain on back, couple of tape marks on eps, vg+. #10139 $15.00
Stobart was the film photographer on the 1953 Everest expedition, as well as in Antarctica, Africa and Australia. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S169, SB S52, Yak S360.[read more]

Stockert, Hartmut Mein Weg zum Dach der Welt: Die Besteigung des Cho Oyu - 8201m
1997 Stockert Siegen 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 73 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; new. #16408 $39.95
Accounts of the authors early climbs on Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua leading up to climbs on Baruntse (1995), Island Peak (1995), and Cho Oyu (1996). In German, no English translation.[read more]

Stokes, Brummie Soldiers and Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure
1988 Joseph London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 76 color & 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj fine, cloth fine. #23772 $35.00
Stokes, a member of the British SAS, went to Lhotse in 1975, summitted Everest in 1976 where he suffered severe frostbite, tried the North Face in 1984, and led the 1986 Northeast Ridge attempt. A solid Everest book with details on expeditions not covered elsewhere. SB S53.[read more]

Soldiers and Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure: Stokes, Brummie
Stokes, Brummie Soldiers and Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure
1988 Joseph London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 76 color & 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #12445 $25.00
Stokes, a member of the British SAS, went to Lhotse in 1975, summitted Everest in 1976 where he suffered severe frostbite, tried the North Face in 1984, and led the 1986 Northeast Ridge attempt. A solid Everest book with details on expeditions not covered elsewhere. SB S53.[read more]

Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900: Stone, Irving
Stone, Irving Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900
1956 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.459, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #27397 $5.00 $4.25
Acclaimed author stone details the early opening up of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and focuses on such men as John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the m[read more]

Climbing Big Walls: Strassman, Mike
Strassman, Mike Climbing Big Walls
1990 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.115, illus, wraps; fine #10141 $8.00 $6.40
Includes required gear and support systems needed for the big ones. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies: Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie
Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies
1903 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 343, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 full-page & 56 half-page bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, gilt-lettered grey cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears & orig folds but separated from map tab (easily reattachable), else fine #23010 $375.00 $349.00
A very nice copy of one of the classics of the Canadian Rockies. Neate S177. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
signedSummers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #21270 $45.00
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall. This first UK har[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
Summers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.290, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #21599 $9.95
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall.[read more]

The Hardest Climb: Sutcliffe, Alistair
Sutcliffe, Alistair The Hardest Climb
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 149, 30 color & 1 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25835 $31.95
Sutcliffe recounts how he became the first man to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, the Seven Summits, at the first attempt. He has endured the harshest climates, been held at gunpoint, seen climbers fall to their deaths, and stood on top of the world, but his hardest cli[read more]

signedSwain, Todd The Gunks Guide
1995 Chockstone Evergreen 3rd, small 8vo, pp.x, 387, 82 bw photos, maps, wrap; inscribed ‘Phil, Years of great stories from this place. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, fine #25215 $19.00 $15.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World: Swarner, Sean
Swarner, Sean Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.228, 28 color & 1 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24633 $24.95
At 15, Swarner became the only person to have ever been diagnosed with both Hodgkin’s disease and Askin’s sarcoma. . He was told twice by his doctors that he had only weeks to live with these cancers. Then in 2002, with only partial use of his lungs, he became the first cancer survivor to climb Mou[read more]

A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity: Sweeney, James P.
Sweeney, James P. A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity
2016 US reprint, 8vo, pp.xii, 311, 3 bw photos, wraps; new #27022 $24.95
The epic story of Sweeney’s and Dave Nyman’s 1989 attempt on Alaska’s Mount Johnson and its 2400’ tall ‘Elevator Shaft’. A 90-foot fall fractured Sweeney’s hip leading to an eight-day self-rescue. They endured being buried by multiple avalanches, crevasse falls, solo glacier travel, loss and destruc[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps: Swindin, Barbara
signedSwindin, Barbara All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 274, 63 color & 8 bw photos, bw text illus, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26267 $44.95
The Alpine Fourthousanders are 52 magnificent mountains that make up one of the mountaineering world’s major tick-list challenges. Swindin, who describes herself as an ‘ordinary climber’, is a former President of the Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club and Member of the Alpine Club. She describes, w[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, 2” tear on front, unclipped, good+, cloth fine #11561 $14.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116.[read more]

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