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Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, Peter Croft, Kurt Diemberger, Lynn Hill, Doug Scott, dj fine, cloth w/ some pencil underlining, fine. #9986 $85.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain: Olson, Tod
Olson, Tod Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 267, 65 bw photos, 3 sketches, map, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27684 $24.95
In 1953, as two men summit Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second-highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. For Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there in 1938. [read more]

Climber’s Guide to the Olympic Mountains: Olympic Mountain Rescue
Olympic Mountain Rescue Climber’s Guide to the Olympic Mountains
1988 Mountaineers Seattle 3rd, small 8vo, pp.260, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 23 sketches, 20 maps, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, fine #26325 $12.00
Sketches by Dee Molenaar. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate.[read more]

Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]: Pasaban, Edurne
Pasaban, Edurne Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]
2011 Spain rep, 8vo, pp.334, 32 color photos, wraps; new #26079 $45.00
Pasaban, who became the first woman to climb all 14 8000m peaks, describes how her 12 years in the mountains have mixed love, death, and high personal cost. Despite these challenges she considers her quest “has been worthwhile”. This is more of a narrative than the photo book by Angela Benevides ([read more]

Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]: Pauner, Carlos
Pauner, Carlos Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]
2006 Spain 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 107 color photos, 2 sketches, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26080 $79.00
Pauner, a highly successful Spanish mountaineer, has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. His first was K2 (2001) and in May, 2012 he reached the summit of Shishapangma, his 13th peak. The only remaining 8000er for Pauner is Everest. He first attempted Kangchenjunga in 19[read more]

A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
Peck, Annie S. A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below
1911 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth; cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg #22609 $495.00
Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Furthe[read more]

Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Peters, Ed, ed. Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills
1984 Mountaineers Seattle 4th ed, 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.xii, 550, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, many figures, appendices, pictorial cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #25230 $9.00 $7.20
A foundational book for many aspiring climbers. Chock-full of useful information. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a [read more]

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]

Himálajský deník: První Češka na Everestu [Himalayan Diary: The First Czech Woman on Everest]: Poláčková, Klára
Poláčková, Klára Himálajský deník: První Češka na Everestu [Himalayan Diary: The First Czech Woman on Everest]
2008 Gutenburg 1st, square 8vo, pp.127, photo frontis, 99 color & 4 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25989 $39.95
Prior to her Everest ascent, Poláčková started with Aconcagua in 2005. She then climbed Cho Oyu as a member of the Jagged Globe Cho Oyu Expedition 2006, led by Tashi Tenzing. The following year, 2007, she hired Tashi as her personal guide, along with two high altitude sherpas, and all four ascende[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]

Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams: Reinisch, Gertrude
signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 192 color & 25 bw photos, red cloth; signed on tipped-in sheet, dj & cloth new #24663 $65.00
A terrific 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 Oyu and [read more]

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