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The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life: Synnott, Mark
Synnott, Mark The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
2018 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 405, 29 color & 6 bw photos, yellow/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27671 $27.95
In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gav[read more]

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei: Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe
Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.396, 62 color & 19 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27335 $31.95
Junko Tabei was born in Miharu, a small town in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, in 1939. An amazing mountaineer and lover of peaks, she founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as leader of an all-women Japanese team. After Everest, Tabei devo[read more]

The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine #25571 $39.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[read more]

Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24087 $45.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[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]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine slightly darkened, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #24074 $395.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1957 Ullstein Wien rep, 8vo, pp.157, 22 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #20495 $25.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. The summit was reached by Tichy, Pasang, and Joseph Jöchler. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Ullstein Wien 2nd, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 39 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, blue grey cloth; signed, dj w/ very small chips top spine, else bright, fine, cloth fine #25903 $225.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

Tichy, Herbert Himalaya
1970 Putnam NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, frontis, 61 color & 84 bw photos, drawings, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ tear on back, edge rubbing, vg, cloth fine. #10172 $49.00
A lively introduction to the history, geography, and ethnology of the Himalaya region. Tichy was the first to ascend Cho Oyu and includes photos from the expedition as well as other Austrian expeditions. Neate T33.[read more]

In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage: Vasquez-Lavado, Silvia
New Vasquez-Lavado, Silvia In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.310, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27785 $27.95
When Silvia’s mother called her home to Peru, she knew something had to finally give. A Latina hero in the elite, macho tech world of Silicon Valley, she was privately hanging by a thread. She was deep in the throes of alcoholism, hiding her sexuality from her family, and repressing the abuse she’d [read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1993 Rupa New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.256, 31 color photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, bottom spine torn, good+ #26327 $9.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening w[read more]

The Will to Climb: Obsesssion and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna - the World's Deadliest Peak: Viesturs, Ed w/ David Roberts
Viesturs, Ed w/ David Roberts The Will to Climb: Obsesssion and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna - the World's Deadliest Peak
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 281, photo frontis, 20 color photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27851 $15.00
Viesturs chronicles his three attempts to climb Annapurna, the world's 10th highest and statistically deadliest peak, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made, or attempted, the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges. As a high[read more]

Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.354, 20 color & 70 bw photos, illus, map eps, appendices, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21867 $29.95
In 1997, Waterman began a 2,200-mile solo journey across the Arctic. Here are his first-hand observations of the Inuit - their life, language, beliefs, and their reactions to global assimilation. He also reveals the extreme physical risks and psychological dangers as he kayaked and skied the legen[read more]

Chasing Denali: The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan Chasing Denali: The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 140, 16 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27521 $24.95
The history of mountaineering began on Denali with the legendary story of four gold miners (called “Sourdoughs” because they carried sourdough starter with them at all times) who claimed to have summited after climbing more than 8,000 feet of steep snow and ice, then descended - all in a single and [read more]

Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide: Whittaker, Lou & Andrea Gabbard
Whittaker, Lou & Andrea Gabbard Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 15 color & 45 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22170 $24.95 $9.95
Whittaker's climbing and guiding career has taken him from Mount Rainier to Mount Everest, where he led the first American ascent via the North Col. Includes accounts of climbing with Roskelley, Schoening, Wickwire, and others.[read more]

Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O: Wilde, James
Wilde, James Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O
2013 US 8vo, pp.vii, 388, 84 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26911 $34.95
The story of how Wilde’s dream to climb the seven summits transformed into providing clean drinking water to the people of northern Uganda. In 2009, while training for the seven summits, he fell ill with dysentery on Cho Oyu, forcing him to turn back on his attempt to reach the 6th highest peak on t[read more]

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Williams, Glyn
Williams, Glyn Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 440, 28 color/bw plates, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25453 $34.95
Williams charts the entire sweep of extraordinary Northwest Passage history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the 20th-century ventures that finally opened the Passage. Using private letteres and journals, Williams exposes the gritty reality behind the ofte[read more]

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #25950 $29.95
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, wit[read more]

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