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Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, dec eps, red cloth; signed McDonald & Voytek Kurtyka on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27339 $250.00
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 200 Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulte[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #20513 $29.00 $20.00
A fantastic book, specially commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, consisting of 32 essays by top mountaineers focusing on eleven topics crucial to the future of mountaineering – from the Himalaya to rock and ice climbing. Essayists include Breashears, Calhoun, C[read more]

Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]: Mees, Klaus
Mees, Klaus Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 46 color & 17 bw photos, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25031 $29.00
Mees has acted as expedition doctor on a number of expeditions and is a climber himself, having summitted Cho Oyu (2002), Gasherbrum II (2003), and attempted Everest (2004, 2005, 2006). Here he discusses his earlier climbs in the Andes and then devotes half the book to his ascent of Cho Oyu. In Ge[read more]

Messner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj taped to cloth, number on spine, vg+, cloth w/ usual stamps, vg+. #22096 $29.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Nazir Sabir, dj near fine, cloth fine #20553 $85.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1989 Crowood Wiltshire 2nd, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27625 $24.95
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. An important book and a good reference so[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $124.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

Messner, Reinhold Alle Meine Gipfel [All My Peaks]
1982 Herbig Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.200, 541 color & bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22121 $45.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. A large-format compilation of all of Messner’s climbs in addition to the 8000’ers. Chock full of photos! In German, no English translation.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Göttin des Türkis [Cho Oyu: The Goddess of Turquoise]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Cho Oyu: Göttin des Türkis [Cho Oyu: The Goddess of Turquoise]
2012 Malik München 1st thus, 8vo, pp.286, 32 color photos, illus eps, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27688 $75.00
The account of Messner’s 1983 ascent of Cho Oyu, the ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, which he made with Hans Kammerlander and Michl Dacher. This was initially published in Italian (1985) and translated into English in 2005. In German.[read more]

K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 65 color & 46 bw photos, 6 maps, 5 sketches, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23417 $45.00
For the 50 anniversary of the first ascent of K2, Messner provides a history from the early explorations of Conway in 1892 thru 2004. Primary focus is placed on the expeditions of Crowley (1902), Wiessner (1939), Houston (1953), the first ascent, led by Desio, (1954), Messner’s alpine-style ascent [read more]

K2: Berg der Berge [ K2: Mountain of Mountains]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold K2: Berg der Berge [ K2: Mountain of Mountains]
1980 Albert Müller Verlag Rüschlikon - Zürick 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 3/3/80, dj fine, cloth fine #22956 $95.00
A harder book to find, in English, on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. This is the German language edition of ‘K2: Mountain of Mountains’ published in English in 1981. See Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Oxford NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, grey cloth; signed, dj near fine, cloth fine #11443 $195.00 $95.00
A very hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna
signedMessner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, brown cloth; signed Messner & Audry Salkeld, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #22210 $225.00
A hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Uncommon copy signed by Audrey Salkeld who did the translation. Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna
signedMessner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, brown cloth; signed Messner, dj w/ light fading to spine, clipped, near fine, cloth w ‘Signed’ sticker to front board, former tape marks front/rear boards from flap taping, name, near fine #27286 $95.00
A hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna
Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Oxford NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27582 $24.95
A hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna
signedMessner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, brown cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #21963 $145.00
A very hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North: Metcalfe-Chenail, Danielle
Metcalfe-Chenail, Danielle Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North
2014 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 28 color & 47 bw photos, 1 color & 2 bw illus, 2 maps, wraps; new #26861 $28.95
“They were all gamblers and fortune seekers. They did things on their own - were independent people who wanted to be free to roam. They were good people, but, of course, some were loners or escapists. They all depended strictly on their wits.” Joe McBryan, pilot and owner of Yellowknife-based Buf[read more]

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors: Mills, James Edward
Mills, James Edward The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, 22 color & 2 bw photos, wraps; new #26811 $19.95
The nation’s wild places belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Although the Buffalo Soldiers proved essential to the creation of several national parks and Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali in 1964 minority populations are much less[read more]

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