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Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi: Ichac, Marcel
signedIchac, Marcel Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi
1960 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.114, 4 color & 102 bw photos, map, white cloth w/ color photo; signed Lionel Terray, cloth lightly rubbed, else fine #21973 $295.00 $249.00
Account of creating yet another film with Lionel Terray, Gerard Herzog, and Jacques Ertaud. This film won the Grand Prize for Cinema in 1959 and featured Terray as the main participant. Terray was a superb Alpinist who participated in many first ascents including that of Annapurna in 1950. In French[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

An Innocent on Everest: Izzard, Ralph
Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; cloth worn, hinges cracked, blindstamp on title page, good #12326 $5.00 $4.25
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the successful 1953 British expedition on which Hillary and Tenzing made the first ascent. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition: Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark
Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
2000 US rep, 8vo, pp.258, 28 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new. #18839 $16.00 $14.50
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). See Neate J04, Yak J06. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Limited (150 numbered copies) Edition, Image size 16” x 16”, Paper size 20” x 20”, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt FineArt, 308 gsm, 100% cotton paper.; new #25930 $195.00 $175.00
A Limited Edition Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data wa[read more]

Jenkewitz-Meytras, Christine Tahoe Rock Climbing
1987 Chockstone Denver 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 177, 20 bw photos, 63 topo drawings, 7 maps, wraps; vg+ #25200 $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 Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest: Jenkins, Steve
Jenkins, Steve The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest
1999 US rep, 4to, pp.30, color frontis, color illus, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17792 $16.00 $9.00
Geared for younger readers, this book uses color illustrations to cover history, geography, climate, and culture of the big mountain. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ho, Pasang!: Österreichische Bergsteiger in Westnepal: Jonas, Rudolph
Jonas, Rudolph Ho, Pasang!: Österreichische Bergsteiger in Westnepal
1954 Europa Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.176, map frontis, 36 bw photos, sketch, map, tan cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine #24305 $35.00 $9.00
Jonas led the seven-member1954 Austrian expedition to Saipal (23,096’) in western Nepal. They came within 3000’ of the summit when one member succumbed to pneumonia. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $39.95 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]: Kammerlander, Hans
signedKammerlander, Hans Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]
1989 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.176, photo frontis, 61 color & 69 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27161 $59.00 $49.00
Kammerlander has had a most successful climbing career. He has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks, all except Manaslu. In this large-format book he covers his climbs on Gasherbrum I and II, Matterhorn, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cerro Torre, and much more. In German, no English tr[read more]

Kane, Joe Running the Amazon
1995 Adventure Library NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvii, 321, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25249 $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]

Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 15 color & 45 bw photos, 16 maps/sketches, appendices, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17288 $29.00 $19.95
Kapadia is a vast resource of knowledge on the less-traveled areas of the Himalaya and was editor of the Himalayan Journal for 37 years. This book is based on his visits to Himachal Pradesh, exploring its valleys and climbing peaks. It concentrates mostly on summits, unknown passes and remote valley[read more]

Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 14 color & 47 bw photos, 13 maps, sketches, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17014 $35.00 $19.95
A companion book to Kapadia's other 'Across Peaks & Passes' titles, this includes an account of Stephen Venables’ accident on Panch Chuli V with Chris Bonington. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Across Peaks & Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar & East Karakoram: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Across Peaks & Passes in Ladakh, Zanskar & East Karakoram
1999 India 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 15 color & 47 bw photos, 17 maps/sketches, map eps, appendices, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17289 $35.00 $19.95
This is a companion book to Kapadia’s other ‘Across Peaks and Passes’ titles. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys
1993 India 1st, 8vo, pp.335, frontis, 17 sketches, 24 maps (6 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #27121 $25.00 $19.95
In this book Kapadia covers climbs on 6000-7000m peaks over 30 years in Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Kinnaur, Spiti, Lahaul, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram. Forward by Chris Bonington. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Meeting the Mountains: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Meeting the Mountains
1998 India 1st, 8vo, pp.398, 49 bw photos, 30 maps (5 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17015 $39.00 $19.95
Kapadia picks up where his previous work ‘High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys’ leaves off, covering the period from 1993-1997 as well as prior to 1969. This includes climbs and history of the Indian Himalaya and his association with The Himalayan Club. To see all of our Sale Items,
Z Everesta: Karnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob
signedKarnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob Z Everesta
2000 Mythos Ljubljana 1st, 4to, pp.188, 168 color photos, blue cloth; signed by Davo Karnicar on his chapter, dj & cloth new. #22255 $59.00 $49.00
In October 2000 Karnicar became the first person to make a complete ski descent of Everest arriving at base camp five hours after leaving the summit. This is a nicely illustrated account of his historical achievement. In Slovenian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Gerald F. Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps and Art at the Newberry Library: A Catalogue: Karrow, Robert W. ed.
signedKarrow, Robert W. ed. The Gerald F. Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps and Art at the Newberry Library: A Catalogue
2000 US Ltd ed 150, 8vo, pp.xx, 227, 16 color & 10 bw illus, white cloth; signed Bob Karrow & Pat Morris, dj & cloth new #20994 $39.95 $33.95
The Fitzgerald collection encompasses 767 books, almost 300 maps, and two dozen art works and artifacts. This detailed catalogue gives full descriptions of all of the 19th and 20th century published accounts, the map collection of James Wordie, and manuscript letters of Peary, Scott, Shackleton, Ma[read more]

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