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Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, 2” tear on front, unclipped, good+, cloth fine #11561 $14.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Harper NY 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped/taped top spine, vg, cloth fine #15049 $29.00 $24.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116. To see all of our Sale Items, click[read more]

Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 165, 64 color & 5 bw photos, illus, plan, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25920 $37.95
No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed he had been sent t[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

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]

American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[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; 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: 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]

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 Buchgemeinschaft Donauland Wien 1st thus, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 36 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, grey cloth; inscribed Tichy 1960, dj w/ edge chips & hole in spine, vg-, cloth fine #25435 $225.00 $175.00
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. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[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]

Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld: Unsoeld, Jolene
signedUnsoeld, Jolene Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld
2016 Pvt Prtd US 1st, 4to, pp.407, 143 color & 91 bw photos, 5 color & 1 bw illus, sketch, page ribbon, illus blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new with 90-min DVD #27291 $44.95
Jolene Unsoeld provides an intimate portrait of her life with famed American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld. Thirty-seven years in the making, Jolene’s book, together with Willi’s letters, writings, and diary entries, tells of their lives and adventures together climbing mountains and raising four childr[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
signedViesturs, 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; signed David Roberts, dj & cloth new #26195 $25.95 $17.95
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 hig[read more]

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