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K2: Dreams and Reality: Haberl, Jim
signedHaberl, Jim K2: Dreams and Reality
1994 Tantalus Vancouver 1st, 8vo, pp.110, photo frontis, 81 color photos, map, sketches, wraps; signed, very fine #13373 $39.00
A nicely done account of the 1993 American and Canadian K2 Expedition led by Stacy Allison. The success of Haberl and Dan Culver becoming the first Canadians to reach the summit of K2 turned to tragedy when Culver fell to his death while descending. Sadly, Haberl was killed in an avalanche in May 19[read more]

Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

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]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
signedHall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
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]

Hanoteau, Guillaume The Alps I Love
1962 Tudor NY 1st, 8vo, np, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ 2" tear back, vg, cloth fine. #9718 $19.00
A nice photo book of the Alps with an introduction by Herzog. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHarper, Arthur Memories of Mountains and Men
1946 Simpson & Williams Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, appendices, green cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, dj front/flaps pasted in, AAC bookplate, pages browned as usual, good+ #24865 $29.00 $26.10
Harper was one of the pillars of climbing in New Zealand, making several first ascents and conducting exploration and survey work in the 1890s with Charles Douglas and G. E. Mannering. This is his autobiographical memoir. Neate H36. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club L[read more]

Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo: Harper, Kenn
Harper, Kenn Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo
2000 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xvi, 277, 62 bw photos, map, appendix, black/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18149 $9.00
Minik was an Eskimo from north-western Greenland who was taken by Robert Peary to New York in 1897. During his twelve years in America, his adoptive family went from riches to rags, and Minik's own life was shattered with the trauma of discovering his father's skeleton on display in the American Mus[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 ‘Merry Christmas 1974 Kathy & Louis (Reichardt), dj chipped top spine, edges rubbed, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18329 $29.00
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. An excellent read of an early ascent of this 8000er. Neate H47, Yak [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 chipped/worn, unclipped, good, cloth tight, fine #9733 $9.95
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.[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 Richard Irvin, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9732 $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. An excellent read of an early ascent of this 8000er. Neate H47, Yak [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 spine lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth pages edges foxed, tight, near fine #9731 $35.00 $29.00
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. An excellent read of an early ascent of this 8000er. Neate H47, Yak [read more]

Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9735 $39.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 Int'l Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Ne[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj pulled top spine, else fine, cloth w/ Margaret Prouty & AAC/Robert Prouty bookplates, fine #24869 $45.00 $40.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ tape mark to front flap, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, else fine #24870 $35.00 $31.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj rubbed on back, else fine, cloth fine #24868 $49.00 $44.10
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

Heiniger, E. A. Viertausender: Ein Bildbuch von der Schönheit unserer Alpen [Four-Thousander's: A Picture Book of the Beauty of Our Alps]
1942 Fretz & Wasmuth Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 96, 85 bw photos, tan cloth; dj worn, edge tears, vg-, cloth fine #24261 $25.00
A nice photographic essay of the Swiss Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[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]

Hiebeler, Toni Berge Unserer Erde [Mountains of Our Earth]
1974 Süddeutscher München 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 color & 26 bw photos, 10 maps, map ep, white cloth; dj rubbed on edges, vg, cloth fine. #20869 $39.00
A nice, large-format book featuring major mountains from around the world – Triglav, Badile, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mont Blanc, Meije, Elbrus, Communism, Lenin, Pobeda, Tirich Mir, Noshaq, K2, Mustagh Tower, Annapurna, Everest, Machapuchare, Cook, Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Aconcagua, Alpamayo, Fitz Roy, Cerro[read more]

Mountain: Hill, Sandy
Hill, Sandy Mountain
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.352, photo frontis, 157 color & 96 bw photos, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25857 $85.00 $79.00
An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world’s highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world’s summits are often considered the last real frontier. [read more]

Holmes, Peter Mountains and a Monastery
1958 Bles London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 23 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth vg+. #23835 $29.00
In 1956, Holmes, together with his wife and brother-in-law, made a return trip to Spiti. This humorous narrative of their adventures includes several first ascents. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H106.[read more]

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