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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]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
signedHansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26441 $39.00 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

Maurice Wilson: A Yorkshireman on Everest: Hanson, Ruth
Hanson, Ruth Maurice Wilson: A Yorkshireman on Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.199, 7 color & 14 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #25104 $34.95
In 1932 Maurice Wilson was one of many who dreamed of climbing Mount Everest. But he planned to go alone, to fly to Tibet, land as high up on the mountain as he could and walk to the top. At that point he had no climbing experience and had never been in a plane, but he believed Everest was his des[read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hargreaves, Alison
Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages toned as usual, else fine #9721 $85.00
The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her descent. An uncommon title.[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]

The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest: Harris, Richard
signedHarris, Richard The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest
2007 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, 24 bw photos, wraps; signed Richard & Christopher Harris, new #24723 $39.95
Harris’ son Christopher started climbing at age eight and they decided to become the first father-son team to climb the Seven Summits. The succeeded on Kosciuszko (1999), Kilimanjaro (2003), Aconcagua (2004 attempt, 2006), Elbrus (2004), and McKinley (2005 attempt). In 2006 they turned their sight[read more]

Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9735 $39.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 Int'l Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Ne[read more]

In High Places: Haston, Dougal
Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ corner tear to ½ title & title, else fine #25018 $29.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 International Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face.[read more]

In High Places: Haston, Dougal
signedHaston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #25325 $45.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1970 Annapurna South Face expedition (with Bonington), the 1971 International Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face with Doug Scott. [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ tape mark to front flap, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, else fine #24870 $35.00 $31.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[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]

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season: Heil, Nick
signedHeil, Nick Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 271, 17 color photos, 3 drawings, map, blue/gray cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24977 $29.00
On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall’s death was reported aroun[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]

Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Broad Peak: Traum und Albtraum - Auf den Spuren von Hermann Buhls letzter Expedition [Broad Peak: Dream and Nightmare - On the Trails of Hermann Buhl’s last Expedition]
2007 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.199, photo frontis, 58 color & 17 bw photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hemmleb, Kurt Diemberger, Generl (Eugenie) Buhl (Buhl’s widow), and Kriemhild Buhl (Buhl’s eldest daughter), dj corners bumped, else dj & cloth new #24702 $145.00
On June 9, 1957, four Austrians – Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, Marcus Schmuck, and Fritz Wintersteller – made the historic first ascent of Broad Peak (8047m). Three weeks later, Buhl was killed on nearby Chogolisa (7000m). In 2006, Hemmleb and nine companions went to the Baltoro region to commem[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; signed Hemmleb & Simonson, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, fine #22693 $69.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also [read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Hemmleb, tight, near fine #22430 $14.95
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300, 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; inscribed Andy Politz, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27577 $45.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

signedHemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; signed Jochen Hemmleb & Eric Simonson, dj & cloth new. #18272 $49.00
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

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