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Gallagher, Nora, ed Patagonia: Notes from the Field
1999 Chronicle Books SF 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 71 color & 2 bw photos, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25140 $15.00 $12.00
A nice collection of stories from the pages of Patagonia’s catalogue, with about a third previously unpublished. From the mountain community, contributors include Yvon Chouinard, Kitty Calhoun, Warren Hollinger, Ron Matous, Rick Ridgeway, Victor Saunders, and Mark Wilford. This book is from the [read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy: Gillman, Peter
signedGillman, Peter Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy
2000 Mountaineers Seattle rev ed, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 150 color & 70 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; signed 15 - Pete Athans, George Band, Barry Blanchard, Carlos Buhler, Aid Burgess, Dave Hahn, Charley Mace, Simone Moro, Glenn Porzak, Gerry Roach, Nazir Sabir, P. V. Scoturo, Steve Swenson, & Ed Webster + 1, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23582 $695.00
This expanded edition of Gillman’s marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished, is a must-have for the Everest bibliophile. Included are writings by Mallory, Finch, Odell, Somervell, Longland, Smythe, Shipton, Lambert, Hillary, Tenzing, Fu Chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boar[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
Green, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25534 $26.95 $19.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A mo[read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
signedGreen, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26006 $25.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A [read more]

Photographs from Everest to Africa: Gregory, Alfred
Gregory, Alfred Photographs from Everest to Africa
2007 Australia 1st, large 4to, pp.xi, 211, 40 color & 68 bw photos, photo eps, page ribbon, silver cloth; dj & cloth new #25012 $74.95
Gregory was the official photographer on the 1953 British ascent of Everest. His spectacular photos of Everest record not only the human struggle which took place but also the once pristine beauty of the world’s highest mountain. Following that expedition, Gregory traveled the world, leading mount[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [read more]

Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks: Hamill, Mike
Hamill, Mike Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks
2012 US 1st, square 4to, pp.317, 108 color photos, 22 maps, tables, wraps; new #26141 $29.95
A complete reference to all eight of the Seven Summits (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua, Vinson, Elbrus, Kosciuszko, and Carstenz Pyramid). Hamill has climbed the Seven Summits himself and guided for Alaska Mountaineering School and International Mountain Guides. He provides information fo[read more]

A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent: Harris, Alex
Harris, Alex Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent
2004 Struik Capetown 1st, square 8vo, pp.238. photo frontis, 96 color & 27 bw photos, 8 illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27483 $24.95
Harris documents his journey to climb the Seven Summits, the first South African to do so, in this nicely-illustrated book. His expeditions have included Kilimanjaro (1992), Elbrus (1992, 1999), Aconcagua, Everest (1996, 2003, 2005), Vinson (1999), Carstenz Pyramid (2000), Cho Oyu (2001), Denali (20[read more]

What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy: Harrowfield, David
signedHarrowfield, David What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy
2013 Pvt Pub NZ Ltd ed 450, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 15 color & 33 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26489 $69.00
Pennell served as navigator and captain during Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) aboard the Terra Nova. Harrowfield’s book commemorates the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his party on return from the South Pole in 1912 along with the mysterious arrival during [read more]

Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet: Hawkins, Stewart
signedHawkins, Stewart Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 334, 8 color & 34 bw photos, chart, 13 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26674 $59.95
Hawkins first climbed with Wilfrid Noyce while in school and was a fellow member of the Climbers’ Club for over 50 years. Noyce is best known for his mountaineering exploits during the period before the Second World War and until his death in 1962 in the Pamirs; he made a major contribution to the [read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed Hillary, George Band & Alf Gregory, dj rubbed, reinforced top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9751 $795.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read and the first UK edition is quite desireable. Alfred Gregory’s signature is less common as he lived in Australia. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
2003 Easton Press Norwalk Signed Edition, 8vo, photos, maps, archival paper, satin page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec burgundy leather binding; signed, issued w/o dj, binding new #25965 $195.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This special, signed edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticy from Easton Press, a card describing the ascent of Everest and book, and a blank bookplate which can be [read more]

High Adventure: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund High Adventure
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.224, color frontis, 68 bw photos, 7 maps, 3 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ name, fine #9753 $175.00
This is Hillary's account of his trip in 1951 to Everest and Cho Oyu with Shipton and with the 1953 British Everest expedition. This is a great read. This second impression was printed one month after the first printing. Neate H81, SB H15, Yak H188.[read more]

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