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Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

Within Reach: My Everest Story: Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin
Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin Within Reach: My Everest Story
1998 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 18 color photos, red/black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14265 $16.95 $7.95
Mark Pfetzer tells of his introduction to climbing at an early age and ‘youngest to summit’ records on Pisco, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. He has also attempted Everest via both the north and south routes. In 1996 he returned as a member of Henry Todd’s Himalayan Guides team. On the[read more]

Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.245, 24 bw photos, 4 maps, tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #24391 $22.95
Powter explores the darker psychological drama behind the exploits of eleven adventurers, famous and lesser-known, using previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family. The stories of the troubled adventurers are divided into three categories (The Burdened, The Bent, [read more]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]: Pujante, Josep A.
Pujante, Josep A. Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]
2007 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.249, 22 color & 4 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25103 $39.00
Pujante, a Spanish neurosurgeon, has climbed Cho Oyu, Everest, as well as the Seven Summits and has written numerous books on climbing. Following his ascent of Cho Oyu he proposed a dual expedition to Aconcagua and Mount Vinson for 1991. On Aconcagua he became lost for three days at 7000m, resulti[read more]

Nanga Parbat 8125M: Puškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic
signedPuškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic Nanga Parbat 8125M
1976 Sport Bratislava 1st, 4to, pp.123, xxxiii, 16 color & 131 bw photos, 2 maps, illus eps, dec white cloth; signed Urbanovič & Gejza Haak, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, good+, cloth fine, w/o the separate booklet #22885 $95.00
Accounts of the 1969 and 1971 Czech expeditions to Nanga Parbat. In Czechoslovakian, summary text in English, German, and Russian.[read more]

Climbing and Hiking in Ecuador: Rachowiecki, Rob
Rachowiecki, Rob Climbing and Hiking in Ecuador
1984 Bradt Bucks 1st, 8vo, pp.161, frontis, 10 bw illus, 1 color & 21 bw maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #13404 $9.00
Ecuador offers experienced climbers some good new routes, while giving others the excitement of high altitude ascents. For the less ambitious there are walks and treks varying from a half day to a week, skirting the volcanoes in the highlands and descending to coast and jungle. Rachowiecki is a re[read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[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]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #23159 $165.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts, Bob Bates & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22651 $225.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.414, grey cloth; inscribed by Roberts, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth pulled top spine, near fine #24097 $27.00
Despite witnessing three fatal mountaineering accidents by age 22, Roberts insists that the greatest pleasures in his life have come in the mountains. Several of his challenging Alaskan routes have not been repeated in the nearly 40 years since those first ascents. Unlike in his book ‘Moments of Dou[read more]

Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin: Ross, W. Gillies
Ross, W. Gillies Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 519, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27594 $39.95
Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geog[read more]

Rowell, Galen The Vertical World of Yosemite: A Collection of Photographs and Writings on Rock Climbing in Yosemite
1974 Wilderness Press Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, 16 color & 114 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+. #11403 $45.00
A collection of 17 articles by such noted Yosemite climbers as Steck, Harding, Robbins, Chouinard, Robinson, Pratt, and others. This is Rowell’s first book.[read more]

Rudolph, Fritz Chomolungma und ihre Kinder
1986 Sportverlag Berlin 2nd, 8vo, pp.264, 10 color & 51 bw photos, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #18704 $35.00
A nice history of the Himalayan peaks. The appendices, which cover major events on 100 peaks, are expanded from the 1st edition. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #24139 $195.00 $165.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Qader Saeed, Marcus Schmuck’s 2 sons, & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27132 $245.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s P[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #23599 $475.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

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