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Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest
1987 Weldons McMahons Point 2nd, 4to, pp.262, photo frontis, 199 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15041 $49.00 $14.00
Excellent photos of this 1984 expedition which made the first ascent of the Great Colouir route. Both Tim McCartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer summitted very late in the day. Hard to find. Neate H14, SB H04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
signedHansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26441 $39.00 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

Voyages of a Modern Viking: Hanssen, Helmer
Hanssen, Helmer Voyages of a Modern Viking
1936 Routeledge London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 216, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, double-page map, gilt-lettered spine, light blue cloth; cloth w/ some spotting to cover edges, corners rubbed, internal foxing/toning, tight, very good #25748 $650.00 $575.00
Hanssen was an experienced Norwegian ice pilot who participated in three polar expeditions, all with Roald Amundsen. His autobiography includes his experiences as second mate in the search for the Northwest Passage in the Gjøa (1903-06), as a dog driver on the South Pole expedition in the Fram (191[read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, & Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear, 1” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #26009 $1,195.00 $750.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #9731 $35.00 $25.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
signedHarvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed John Roskelley, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18329 $59.00 $35.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

Hattingh, Garth Rock & Wall Climbing
2000 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 4to, pp.96, photo frontis, 183 color photos, many figures, wraps; near fine #25221 $9.00 $7.20
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]

The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931
1933 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 8 schedules/lists, 11 charts/diag, appendices, green cloth; cloth spine faded, name, pencil notations on rep, very good #26785 $39.00 $29.75
A review and commentary on the state of Antarctic exploration. Hayes consulted many of the living Antarctic authorities and explorers of the day, including H. R. Mill, who wrote the introduction, and J. M. Wordie. Uncommon. Conrad p.2, Karrow 315, Renard 676, Rosove165.A2, Spence 576. To see a[read more]

The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary: Hechtel, Richard
Hechtel, Richard The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary
1991 Vantage NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 219, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24198 $29.00 $14.00
Hechtel’s autobiography of climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, McKinley, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. This was originally ublished in German as ‘Lebens-erinnerungen’. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

My Life as a Mountaineer: Heckmair, Anderl
Heckmair, Anderl My Life as a Mountaineer
1975 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 22 bw photos, 3 sketches, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27374 $35.00 $29.75
Heckmair was a leading pre-war German climber and guide, who led the 1938 first ascent of the Eiger’s North Face with Heinrich Harrer. Neate H65. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]: Heffe, Jacques
Heffe, Jacques Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]
nd Office du Livre Fribourg 1st, 4to, pp.240, 212 bw photos, green cloth; cloth very good #27375 $7.00 $5.95
A nice, large-format, picture book on the people, towns, and mountains of this beautiful country. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine: Hemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson
Hemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17035 $35.00 $14.95
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth near fine #9168 $9.00 $7.20
To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers
2009 US 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.232, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25256 $19.95 $9.95
This is a 100th Anniversary reprinting of Henson’s scarce book ‘A Negro Explorer at the North Pole’ which relates his account of reaching the North Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj chipped on front & top spine, unclipped, good, cloth tight, bookplate, very good+ #12180 $29.00 $7.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club edition. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Y[read more]

Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1995 Adventure Library NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xviii, 263, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, sketch, 7 maps, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine rubbed, else fine #25143 $24.00 $19.20
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. [read more]

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