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Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India: Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia
Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 254, 42 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27209 $74.95
Col. Narinder (Bull) Kumar is an internationally renowned mountaineer of legendary fame and the most highly-decorated mountaineer in India. He has successfully led mountaineering expeditions to the highest peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Garhwal, Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. Out of the 13 highest [read more]

Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ ‘CAT’ below title on spine, near fine #9842 $29.00
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26.[read more]

signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica: Lecointe, Georges
Lecointe, Georges In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 310, photo frontis, 92 bw photos, 9 figs, map, appendix, dec eps, blue cloth; w/ folder of 5 fldg maps & 5 facs postcards ; w/ Georges Lecointe: The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, 8vo, [pp.20], 43 bw photos, 2 figs, map, wraps; boxed, dj & cloth new #27711 $89.95
First English Translation of 'Au Pays des Manchots' This is an important first English translation of Lecointe’s original expedition account ‘Au Pays des Manchots’, published in 1904. Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Go[read more]

Through Dangerous Doors: A Life at Risk: Lee, Robert Charles
New signedLee, Robert Charles Through Dangerous Doors: A Life at Risk
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.213, 32 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27929 $24.95
In a life defined by risk, Lee experiences a poor and free-ranging childhood in the racist South of the 1960s. After his father dies, the family grows dysfunctional. As a result, teen-age Robert seeks sanity and solace by rock climbing solo and driving cars fast. He wins a scholarship and graduates [read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks: Lock, Andrew
Lock, Andrew Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks
2015 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xiii, 332, 26 color photos, 2 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #27816 $19.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

Machnik, Andrzej Na Zachodniej Scianie Makalu
nd AT Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.162, figures, wraps; fine. #18430 $25.00
A history of Polish attempts on Kangchenjunga with a number of charts. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
New MacMillan, Donald Baxter Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole
1927 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 287, photo frontis, 98 bw photos, 2 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine & back/corners, unclipped, good+, cloth spine darkened, front hinge cracked, very good #27876 $195.00
MacMillan (1874-1970) was an American explorer, sailer, researcher, and lecturer who made over 30 expeditions to the Arctic, pioneering the use of radios, airplanes, and electricity in the Arctic. In 1923-24 he led a National Geographic Expedition in the schooner Bowdoin to Smith Sound on the northw[read more]

K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983: Martinez, Gregorio Ariz
Martinez, Gregorio Ariz K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983
1983 The Expedition np 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.9], 6 color & 10 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps, wraps; fine #20511 $19.00
This expedition brochure was done in advance of the 1983 Navarra K2 expedition; a ten-person Spanish team. They managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by bad weather. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65: Masheter, Carol
Masheter, Carol Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 199, 28 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new #27098 $13.95
Masheter’s second book describes her completion of her Seven Summits quest in 2012, becoming the oldest woman to do so - Kilimanjaro (1972), Aconcagua (2007), Everest (2008), Denali (2009), Erebus, Vinson (2012), Kosciuszko (2012), and Carstenz Pyramid (2012); as well as Cho Oyu (2005) and Mont Blan[read more]

No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest: Masheter, Carol
signedMasheter, Carol No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 214, 9 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25667 $14.95
Masheter, known as the SilverFox to her friends, has been a research chemist, a university professor in the social sciences, and an epidemiologist for public health. At age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger, despite being afraid of heights. Since age 60, she[read more]

Mauduit, Chantal Vivir en el Paraíso
2002 Desnivel Madrid 1st thus, 8vo, pp.154, wraps; new. #22519 $29.00
Mauduit, one of the top French woman climbers, continually pushed her high-altitude abilities and reached the summit of six 8000ers (K2, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, GII). She also attempted Everest several times, Annapurna, and was killed while on Dhaulagiri in 1998. Note there are no [read more]

Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]: Mayr, Rudi.
Mayr, Rudi. Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]
1985 Steiger Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 33 color & 25 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22856 $45.00
Accounts of expeditions to the Alps, Andes, Cho Oyu (1982), Glacier Dome (1983), and Dhaulagiri (1984). In German, no English translation.[read more]

Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park: McAllister, Bruce
McAllister, Bruce Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park
2004 1st, US, oblong 8vo, pp.vii, 167, photo frontis, 78 color & 71 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #23505 $29.95 $26.95
Anyone who has been, or is going to, Denali National Park really should read about the history of aviation in this area. This inspiring book is chock full of photos from the early pioneering days to today’s glacier pilots who take the vast majority of climbers to the mountain to those who are calle[read more]

Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure: McConnell, Bob
signedMcConnell, Bob Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure
1996 AAC Golden 1st, 16mo, pp.117, 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘N___, Great fun to be with you! Bob McConnell 1998’, fine #9866 $9.00
Demonstrates how to plan and execute a low-impact expedition with information on everything from choosing gear to low-impact base camps.[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, dec eps, red cloth; signed McDonald & Voytek Kurtyka on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27339 $250.00
Triple Award Winner Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 200 Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approac[read more]

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