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The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest: Anker, Conrad & David Roberts
New signedAnker, Conrad & David Roberts The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 21 bw photos, brown/white cloth; signed Anker & Roberts, dj & cloth new #18549 $49.00 $39.00
Seventy-five years following George Mallory’s disappearance on Mt. Everest, heading for the top, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory’s body lying face down in the scree at 27,000 feet. Seventeen days later Anker free-climbed the notorious Second Step. Reflecting on the climb, Anker describes his discove[read more]

The Rocky Mountains: Atwood, Wallace W.
New signedAtwood, Wallace W. The Rocky Mountains
1945 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 32 bw photos, 8 drawings, 2 maps, pale green cloth; inscribed, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25580 $29.00
The third volume in the American Mountain Series with chapters on mountain scenery, camping, geography, ice age geology, mining history, ghost towns, Native Americans, ranchers, farmers, National Parks, and more.[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
New signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed Bass on his poem pasted to fep & Rick Ridgeway, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18563 $59.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, marbled eps, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #20781 $49.00
Finally in print for all to enjoy, Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. Signed copies are uncommon.[read more]

The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu: Bates, Robert H.
New signedBates, Robert H. The Love of Mountains is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu
1994 Randall Portsmouth 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis, 8 color & 144 bw photos, 12 maps, 5 sketches, photo eps, dec blue cloth; signed 3 - Bates, Charles Houston, Brad Washburn, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16601 $225.00
Bob Bates (1911-2007) was a mountaineer, author, teacher, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Ad Carter, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. He has provided us with a terrific book covering his entire career including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Carter, Houston[read more]

Mountains of North America: Beckey, Fred
New 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]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
New signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed bp on ffep, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #26820 $34.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
New signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

Annapurna: A Woman's Place: Blum, Arlene
New signedBlum, Arlene Annapurna: A Woman's Place
1980 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 256, 12 color & 110 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #9517 $39.00
Story of 1978 first women’s ascent of an 8000er and the first US ascent of Annapurna. This is one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s 100 top adventure books of all time. Neate B117, Yak B191.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
New signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Annapurna South Face: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw fldg photo, 2 maps, appendices, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, near fine, cloth near fine #9522 $95.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris’ books. Neate B127, Yak B212.[read more]

Chris Bonington's Everest: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Chris Bonington's Everest
2002 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 139 color & 4 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27479 $95.00
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, Bonington has drawn upon his original accounts and diaries of his own four Everest expeditions (1972, 1975, 1982, 1985). His writings on these expeditions and reflections on the changes that have taken place in Himalayan climbing make for [read more]

Everest: South West Face: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Everest: South West Face
1973 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 80 color & 15 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj w/ light rubbing, clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #22474 $145.00
Bonington, Britain’s best known mountaineer, has written so many good books. This is the official account of the 1972 British Everest Southwest Face attempt. This expedition forged further than any previous one on this route but still came up short of the summit. Much was learned for the successf[read more]

I Chose to Climb: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris I Chose to Climb
1969 Gollancz London 3rd, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 4 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, wear spot on front, vg, cloth w/ name stamp on ½ title/top edge, near fine #9532 $49.00 $39.20
Chris' first book tracing his roots from Snowdonia, to the Alps, to the Himalaya. Neate B132, Yak B211. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Kongur: China's Elusive Summit: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris Kongur: China's Elusive Summit
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 86 color & 59 bw photos, 12 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, slight discoloration inside edge of dj, else fine, cloth tight, fine #17408 $49.00
Account of 1980 reconnaissance and 1981 first ascent of Kongur (25,318') in western China. Usual excellent Bonington narrative. Neate B133, Yak a07. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering
1992 Hodder & Stoughton/BBC London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 40 color & 88 bw photos, 6 bw illus, 6 maps, 5 drawings, blue cloth; signed Joe Brown & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9524 $95.00
A very nice book on the history of mountaineering from the ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786, through the Victorian era, the early Himalayan forays, up to today. Contains interesting background information.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9531 $45.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Changabang: Bonington, Chris, Doug Scott, et al.
New signedBonington, Chris, Doug Scott, et al. Changabang
1976 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.118, photo frontis, 4 color & 52 bw photos, map, tan cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18907 $75.00
The first ascent of Changabang (22,520') in 1974. Neate B128, Yak B215. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
New signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth; signed, dj new, cloth w/ front free end-paper glued to front pastedown, else new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
New Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[read more]

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