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Skuhra, Rudolf Sturm auf die Throne der Götter: Himalaja-Expeditionen 1921 – 1950 [Storm on the Thrones of the Gods: Himalayan Expeditions 1921 - 1950]
1952 Buchergilde Gutenberg rev ed, 8vo, pp.224, 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, dec blue cloth; cloth fine. #20490 $29.00
A summary of expeditions to Everest, Kangchenjunga and Nanga Parbat, with a bit on Annapurna and K2. In German, no English edition. Yak S274.[read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27485 $19.00
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Steinmetz, Heinz Land der Tausend Gipfel: Expedition zu den Menschen und Bergen Nepals
1959 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 8 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, page ribbon, green cloth; cloth w/ name, fine. #22720 $39.00
Account of a 1955 German expedition to the Annapurna Himal which made a number of first ascents, including that of Annapurna IV. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna
1961 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.572, 80 bw photos, 10 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; inscribed, cover rubbed, yellowed as are most copies, vg #22947 $195.00
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, Huntington, and many more. This is the original French edition of his biography which was translated into English as ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Signed first editions are uncommon. Perret 4230.[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded & edges cracked, fair #25058 $65.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from[read more]

Nepal Himalaya: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Nepal Himalaya
1952 Cambridge Univ Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 maps, appendix, blue cloth; cloth tight, near fine #25169 $35.00
An account of three expeditions: Langtang and Ganesh (1949); Annapurna IV and Manaslu (1950); and to Everest, with Charles Houston, where the southern approach was discovered in 1950. Neate T45, SB T12, Yak T81.[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 Cambridge Uni Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth rubbed, name/date 1937 on ffep, vg #24670 $125.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest ex[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

The Age of Mountaineering: Ullman, James Ramsey
Ullman, James Ramsey The Age of Mountaineering
1954 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 30 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, brown/tan cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #14001 $25.00 $19.00
Revised edition of 'High Conquest' with ascents of Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate U02, SB U06. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Age of Mountaineering: Ullman, James Ramsey
Ullman, James Ramsey The Age of Mountaineering
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.384, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, map eps, green cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth near fine #10189 $9.00
Revised edition of 'High Conquest' with ascents of Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate U02, SB U06.[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]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24407 $49.00
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the m[read more]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US rep, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Roberts on title page, Viesturs on bookplate, dj & cloth new #25295 $34.95
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the[read more]

Whillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth speckled, name, vg #23491 $195.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and this book is quite hard to find. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer: Whillans, Don & Alick Ormerod
signedWhillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Joe Brown & Royal Robbins, dj rubbed, chipped top spine, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, near fine #25496 $245.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and climbed with many notables of his era. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

signedWhillans, Don & Alick Ormerod Don Whillans: Portrait of a Mountaineer
1971 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.266, 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Bonington, dj clipped, near fine, cloth fine. #22129 $295.00
Whillans did many pioneering climbs in the 1950’s and 60’s, including the first ascent of the South Face of Annapurna. He was an extremely colorful character and this book is quite hard to find. Neate W52, Yak W63.[read more]

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