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Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, fine, cloth fine #27134 $375.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
2004 Cape London rep, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; signed bookplate, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25409 $49.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. A great read.[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simpson & Simon Yates, dj w/ some spotting to cover text, stain mark to rear cover, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ stain mark to back board, else fine #10119 $195.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Joe has signed on the titl[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1989 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simpson, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25164 $85.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Bonington wrote the for[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 pen marks to bottom edge, else tight, fine #12211 $79.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Bonington wrote the forewa[read more]

The Andes are Prickly: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm The Andes are Prickly
1966 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, 1” tear on back cover, unclipped. vg, cloth tight, vg+ #23766 $29.00
The 1964 Scottish Andean Expedition was to map unexplored country towards the eastern border of Peru and, while surveying, to climb as many virgin peaks as possible. Two fine peaks fell to the expedition, together with four lesser ones, and the party made valiant attempts to scale three further majo[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

Wall, David Rondoy: An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes
1965 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 35 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ gift inscription to Dick Irvin, fine #23883 $25.00
Account of a young, eight-member British expedition which made a difficult first ascent of Rondoy (19,300’), located in the Cordillera Huayhuash, in 1963. Two members were killed while retracing the summit ridge. Neate W07.[read more]

Rondoy: An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes: Wall, David
Wall, David Rondoy: An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes
1965 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 35 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj clipped, near fine, cloth w/ date on ffep, label on title page for US distributor, else fine #10220 $15.00 $7.00
Account of a young, eight-member British expedition which made a difficult first ascent of Rondoy (19,300’), located in the Cordillera Huayhuash, in 1963. Two members were killed while retracing the summit ridge. Neate W07. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxiv, 456, vII pp.xxii, 147, vI frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), vII 14 plates, 42 figs, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; vol I cloth rubbed, corners w/ wear, tight, vg, vol II is xlib, cloth spine darkened, tight, very good #14234 $275.00 $250.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This 2-volume set includes the rare Supplementary Appendix volume and the folding map in the pocket of volume 1. Neate W66. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
signedWillis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #24389 $29.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27584 $29.95 $9.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

Beyond the Void Poster: Yates, Simon
signedYates, Simon Beyond the Void Poster
Image size 21.5" x 14", Poster size 24" x 18", text states "Joe Simpson on the West Face of Siula Grande, 1985. Photograph by Simon Yates", color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #24283 $19.95 $15.96
A great photo of Joe Simpson leading out on Siula Grande prior to his fall and epic descent with Simon. This is the climb which Joe portrayed in his bestseller 'Touching the Void'. We're pleased to offer two great signed posters from Simon Yates, perhaps best known as the climber who cut Joe Simp[read more]

Latoks and Ogres Poster: Yates, Simon
signedYates, Simon Latoks and Ogres Poster
Image size 22.5” x 15.5”, Poster size 23.5” x 16.5”, text states “The Latoks and Ogres from the East– Pakistani Karakoram– From left to right: Latok III (6949m), Latok I (7108m), Ogre II (6960m), Ogre I (7285m), Photograph Simon Yates", color, thick stock; signed, new #24284 $15.95
We're pleased to offer two great signed posters from Simon Yates, perhaps best known as the climber who cut Joe Simpson's rope during their epic 1985 climb of Siula Grande's West Face (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes. Although this climb brought his name into the mainstream, for over 20 years Simon's[read more]

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