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The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; cloth w/ blindstamp on ½ title page, tight, fine #27580 $5.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25888 $79.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1999 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xx, 233, photo frontis, 35 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25673 $35.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[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]

Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Kurt Diemberger Omnibus
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.864, 15 color & 50 bw photos, 9 maps, 11 sketches, chart, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12939 $45.00
Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. Here is a terrific collection of his three great books - “Summits & Secrets”, “The Endless Knot”, and “Spirits of the Air”.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1997, dj w/ 2 tears front, vg, cloth w/ light fading to edges, name, near fine #9627 $325.00
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. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ light wear top/bottom spine, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ erasure mark to title page, tight, fine #26381 $275.00
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. The second printing is nearly identical to the first but has a price of BP6.95, vs.[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]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

Hermann Buhl Poster: Dottridge, Agaath
Dottridge, Agaath Hermann Buhl Poster
Image size 7.5" x 11", Print size 11" x 17", color w/ wide white margins; rolled, new #23720 $19.95 $15.96
This image of the great Hermann Buhl captures a man haggard and exhausted but also triumphant following the strain of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957. This striking painting is based on a photograph by Kurt Diemberger. Buhl, along with Diemberger, was the only person to have made the first as[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Der Dritte Pol: Die Achttausender und ihre Trabanten [The Third Pole: The 8000ers and their Satellites]
1960 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.263, 35 bw photos, figs, 16 maps, map eps, pink cloth; cloth spine starting, tight, vg+. #23109 $35.00
Despite the title this is actually a different work from Dyhrenfurth’s ‘The Third Pole’ which was published in English. This is broader in that it covers the 8000ers, 7000ers, and other principal Himalayan peaks. Also includes a large bibliography. In German, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. 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 offerin[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

The Struggle for Everest: Finch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.)
signedFinch, George Ingle (George W. Rodway, ed.) The Struggle for Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.232, 70 bw photos, 11 drawings, 2 maps, red cloth; signed George Rodway, dj & cloth new #25101 $44.95 $39.95
The first English translation of Finch’s ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’. Finch was a key member of the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition, a mountaineering endeavor which resulted in the world’s first climbing foray above 8000m, and President of the Alpine Club from 1959-61. His approach to mountai[read more]

And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal: Fladt, Christiane
Fladt, Christiane And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal
2017 Pakistan 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 203, 55 color & 3 bw photos, dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27333 $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan’s High Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based eight-thousand-metre peaks. The author has attempted to delve into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a s[read more]

Förster, Hans Albert Bis zum Gipfel der Welt: vom Mont Blanc zum Mount Everest
1953 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 41 bw photos, 9 maps, yellow cloth; cloth vg+. #20483 $29.00
A history of attempts and climbs on 8000m peaks, thru the first ascent of Everest, with a small section on the Pamir and Tien Shan. In German, no English translation. Yak F96.[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear back, rubbed on spine edge & corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

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