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Randall, Glenn Vertigo Games
1983 W. R. Pub Sioux City 1st, 4to, pp.125, color & bw photos, wraps; fine. #11578 $19.00
A great photo book covering such Colorado classics as Flatirons, Lumpy Ridge, Garden of the Gods, Glenwood Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryReader, John Kilimanjaro
1982 Universe NY 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 84, 81 color photos, 8 bw illus, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, near fine, cloth w/King blindstamp, fine #24352 $59.00 $53.10
A spectacular large-format work on Africa’s highest peak. Scarce. Neate R14. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, an[read more]

Rebuffat, Gaston Das Matterhorn: Epos eines Zauberbergs
1965 Müller Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.222, 23 color & 66 bw photos, 27 bw illus, gray cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24311 $49.00
A classic book on the Matterhorn. Rébuffat tells of his experiences along with extracts from the diaries and recollections of Whymper, de Sassure, Mummery, Bonatti and Guido Rey. Some of the b/w photos are by Bradford Washburn. Published in English as ‘Men and The Matterhorn’. From the collectio[read more]

Regmi, D. R. Modern Nepal: Rise and Growth in the Eighteenth Century
1961 Mukhopadhyay Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.333, bw illus, olive cloth; dj w/ large chip top spine effecting title, vg-, cloth vg+. #24269 $19.00
The third volume of the “History of Nepal” series covering the period from 1750-1800. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Richmond, W. Kenneth Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth vg+ #24334 $9.00 $7.20
Reflections on climbing in the UK. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.424, photo frontis, 90 color & 19 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 color maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27769 $39.95
Ridgeway calculates that, he’s spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents: “Small tents pitched in the world’s most remote regions.” Whether at elevation or raising a family at sea level, those years taught him, he writes, “to distinguish matters of consequence from matters of inconsequence[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Richard Irvin & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #23880 $49.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10034 $95.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #11593 $79.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj vg, cloth miss fep, blindstamp, else vg+ #12442 $59.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Gerry Roach & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10035 $105.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Roach not only summitted Everest, at a later date, but also completed the Seven Summits. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, John Roskelley, dj w/ small edge tears, unclipped, else near fine, cloth tight, fine #22646 $95.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. Th[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[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]

Roch, André Climbs of My Youth
1949 Lindsay Drummond London 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, brown cloth; cloth fine. #15053 $29.00
Roch was one of the great Swiss climbers and climbed in the Himalaya in 1939 and 1947. He was also a member of the 1952 Everest expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R57.[read more]

Rodale, J. I. The Healthy Hunzas
1949 Rodale Emmaus 2nd, 8vo, pp.263, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, good, cloth w/ name, vg #23941 $9.00 $7.20
Rodale equates the healthy living of the Hunza people to their patterns of organic farming and living off the land. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: Roper, Robert
Roper, Robert Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 306, photo frontis, 13 color & 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22327 $29.00
Unsoeld was one of America’s great mountaineers. Roper focuses primarily on Unsoeld’s 1963 Everest and 1976 Nanda Devi expeditions. It was on the latter that Unsoeld lost his daughter Nanda Devi Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

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