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Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Corbett, Jim Man-Eaters
1997 Adventure Library NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xix, 295, frontis, illus, 2 maps, illus eps, grey/pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25246 $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]

Cousteau, Jacques-Yves & Mose Richards Jacque Cousteau’s Amazon Journey
1984 Abrams NY 1st, 4to, pp.235, photo frontis, 227 color photos, 2 color maps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25247 $5.00 $4.00
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]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

K2, Triumph and Tragedy: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim K2, Triumph and Tragedy
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.219, 42 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14414 $11.00 $9.35
The summer of 1986 saw Curran at K2 where he recorded the various international attempts on the peak and the resulting loss of thirteen of the world's top climbers. This terrible season received much less media attention than that of Everest in 1996. This book documents the activities of such climbe[read more]

Storm Over Kahiltna Region: Darack, Ed
signedDarack, Ed Storm Over Kahiltna Region
Image size 13" x 19", Poster size 18" x 26", text states “Storm Over Kahiltna Region – Denali National Park Alaska Ed Darack Photography”, black & white w/ wide white margins; signed in lower right corner, new #24661 $6.99 $5.60
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Storm Over Kahiltna Region: Darack, Ed
Darack, Ed Storm Over Kahiltna Region
Image size 13" x 19", Poster size 18" x 26", text states “Storm Over Kahiltna Region – Denali National Park Alaska Ed Darack Photography”, black & white w/ wide white margins; new #24662 $3.99 $2.63
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Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes: Darack, Ed
signedDarack, Ed Wild Winds: Adventures in The Highest Andes
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.350, photo frontis, 14 color & 177 bw photos, 17 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #22292 $19.99 $8.99
Ed details his climbs on Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Cerro Pissis, (1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest in South America), Nevado Sajama (highest in Bolivia), and Llullaillaco (5th highest). This is a most useful book for anyone going to these peaks. Nicely illustrated with quality maps. To see all o[read more]

Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus: Dean, Steve
Dean, Steve Hands of a Climber: A Life of Colin Kirkus
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.278, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, sketch, map/photo eps, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10467 $31.95 $28.95
Biography of one of the UK’s leading pre-war climbers and a welcome addition to the modern climber’s knowledge of the 1930’s. He spent his weekdays in an insurance office secretly studying photos of cliffs with all known routes marked...“The blank spaces in between fascinated me”. To see all of o[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni, cloth tight, vg+ #23287 $295.00 $245.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2 led by Desio. Compagnoni and Lacedelli were the two summitters. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italia[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Total Alpinism: Desmaison, René
Desmaison, René Total Alpinism
1982 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine faded, some light blue spotting to back cover/top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth miss ffep, else fine #23589 $49.00 $41.65
A translation of Desmaison’s ‘342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses’ and ‘La Montagne a Mains Nues’. Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. He climbed a number of new routes including the Direct North Face of Cima Grande, the Freney P[read more]

Joies de la Montagne [Joys of the Mountain]: Devies, Lucien & Lionel Terray
Devies, Lucien & Lionel Terray Joies de la Montagne [Joys of the Mountain]
1965 Hachette 1st, 4to, pp.255, 24 color & 166 bw photos, 18 bw portraits, 1 color & 10 bw illus, map, white cloth; dj corners rubbed, chipped on back, vg, cloth fine #26212 $35.00 $15.00
A large-format celebration, with wonderful photos, of mountains beginning with the early history of Alpine climbing. With contributions from René Desmaison, Jean Franco, Roger Frison-Roche, Toni Hiebeler, Georges Livanos, Guido Magnone, Samival, and others. In French, no English translation. To[read more]

Everest Poster: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Everest Poster
Image size 26¼" x 22", Poster size 33" x 22", text states "Der Berg Ruft! Die Alpinismus-Ausstellung im SalzburgerLand - Der Hillary Step, die Schlüsselstelle zum Gipfel des Mount Everest (8850m)"; signed in lower left corner, color w/ wide blue margin on right; rolled, new #21121 $29.95 $23.96
Kurt Diemberger took this amazing shot of the Hillary Step during his ascent as a member of the 1978 French Everest Expedition. In the foreground is Pierre Mazeaud, leader of the expedition, starting up the step. One of the unique aspects of this photo is the view across the cornice-threatened upper[read more]

Gasherbrum II Poster: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Gasherbrum II Poster
Image size 26¼" x 22", Poster size 33" x 22", text states "Der Berg Ruft! Die Alpinismus-Ausstellung im SalzburgerLand - Feenschleier am Gasherbrum II (8035 m)"; signed along bottom, color w/ wide blue margin on right; rolled, new #21122 $29.95 $23.96
This terrific large poster represents Kurt Diemberger's 'Spirits of the Air' in a transparent cloud surrounding the summit region of Gasherbrum II. Kurt is one of the world's foremost mountaineers, being one of only two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann [read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1991 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.348, 10 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; signed, near fine #14185 $39.00 $31.20
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. See Neate D26, Yak D119. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
Diemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24693 $25.00 $21.25
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis' association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9624 $75.00 $49.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis’ association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tears back cover, near fine, cloth fine #24826 $45.00 $40.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings f[read more]

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