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See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job: Pritzker, Yury
signedPritzker, Yury See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 41 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25969 $14.99
Pritzker summitted Everest in 2009 via the South East Ridge as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 led by Asian Trekking. Prior to this expedition he had trips to his native Caucasus, the Cascades, Grand Teton, Rainier, Peru, Mount Hunter, Mount Shasta, Denali, the Alps, and other peaks. P[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

The Passage of the Alps: From Hannibal to the Motorway: Pyatt, Edward C.
Pyatt, Edward C. The Passage of the Alps: From Hannibal to the Motorway
1984 Hale London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 77 bw photos/illus, 10 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #10016 $15.00 $12.00
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]

Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]
1958 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.178, 37 bw photos, 6 sketches, map, appendix, wraps w/ dj; inscribed Rébuffat & signed Tom Ballard, dj chipped top/bottom spine & 1 corner, wraps fine #24153 $245.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this classic describes his ascents of the six great north faces of the Alps (Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger). This copy is also signed by Tom Ballard, son of noted mountaineer Alison Hargreaves. In 1993 Hargrea[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps: Rebuffat, Gaston
New Rebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps
1956 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 122, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, 7 maps/diagrams, yellow cloth; dj lightly rubbed, chip back corner, vg+, cloth w/ small stamp mark to bottom edge, else fine #22154 $125.00 $74.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This first UK edition is hard to find in nice condition. Neate R20. To see all of our Sale Items,
Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 bw photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; inscribed ‘A Arlehe (?) Anderle, Rebuffat 17.3.57’, dj rubbed, edge chips, corners taped, vg, cloth fine #11461 $545.00 $375.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Signed copies of his books are getting harder to locate[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
Rebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 b/w photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; cloth fine #25494 $25.00
One of Rébuffat's earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Neate R20.[read more]

Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Starlight and Storm: The Ascent of Six Great North Faces of the Alps With a Section on the Technique of Mountain Climbing
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 51 bw photos, diagrams, map, black cloth; signed, dj spine faded, lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27131 $495.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this one describes his ascents of the Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger. This edition has the additional section on technique not included in the UK edition. Neate R20.[read more]

Between Heaven and Earth: Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz
Rebuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Between Heaven and Earth
1965 Nicholas Vane London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 7 color & 103 bw photos, blue cloth; dj worn top spine, clipped, vg, cloth page edges rubbed, tight, fine #23088 $49.00
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expeditio[read more]

Traumberge der Welt [Dream Mountains of the World]: Reist, Dolf
Reist, Dolf Traumberge der Welt [Dream Mountains of the World]
1973 Verlag Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 4to, pp.88 + 232, 25 color & 115 bw photos, map eps, tan cloth; dj pulled top/bottom spine, chip on back, unclipped, good+, cloth tight, fine #23757 $24.00
A nice, large-format, book showcasing Reist’s climbs on the Alps, Kilimanjaro, McKinley, Andes, and Everest with the chapters written by Emil Egli, Mario Fantin, Brad Washburn, Ad Carter, and Gunter Dyhrenfurth. Reist was a member of the second successful Everest expedition in 1955. In German, no En[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]: Roch, André
Roch, André Die Klassischen Gipfelbesteigungen der Alpen [The Classic Summit Ascents of the Alps]
1951 Rascher Verlag Zürich 1st, 4to, pp.24, 80, 80 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; cloth pulled top spine, tight, vg #27391 $15.00 $12.75
A nice photo book of great Alpine ascents, similar in style to Rébuffat’s photo books. This is the German edition of ‘Belles Ascensions Alpines’, published in France, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1: Sandford, R. W.
signedSandford, R. W. The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1
1990 Altitude Banff 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 68 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed front flap edge, else fine, cloth fine #24857 $35.00
The Golden Age of exploration and climbing in Canada, the years between 1800 and 1906 when the Alpine Club of Canada was born. The first of a planned trilogy.[read more]

Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century: Schaumann, Caroline
New Schaumann, Caroline Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 365, 4 bw photos, 31 illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27804 $43.95
An interdisciplinary cultural history of exploration and mountaineering in the nineteenth century. European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon c[read more]

Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]
1970 Hallwag Bern 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 14 color & 60 bw photos, 2 color illus, orange cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ 1 photo section loose, else fine #27393 $7.00 $5.95
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here details his many alpine climbs. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]
nd Hallwag Bern 5th, 8vo, pp.326, 108 bw photos, oatmeal cloth; cloth tight, fine #27394 $9.00 $7.65
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here covers a number of the Swiss 4000ers including Monte Rosa, Matterhron, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Breithorn, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn, and more. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

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