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The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #11593 $79.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10034 $95.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

Limits of the Known: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Limits of the Known
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 306, black/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27344 $26.95
Roberts, “veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures” (Washington Post), has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. Here he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense o[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, small hole lower spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, gift inscription, tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24941 $45.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. This copy has the address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, former president of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, who climbed in Labrado[read more]

Roch, André Climbs of My Youth
1949 Lindsay Drummond London 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, brown cloth; cloth fine. #15053 $29.00
Roch was one of the great Swiss climbers and climbed in the Himalaya in 1939 and 1947. He was also a member of the 1952 Everest expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R57.[read more]

Roch, André Everest 1952
1952 Editions Jeheber Geneva 1st, lg 8vo, pp.110, 9 color & 128 bw photos, map, sketch, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ spine chips, vg, internally fine #20712 $80.00
This scarce photo item of the Swiss expedition in the Spring of 1952 makes a fine companion volume to Dittert's 'Forerunners to Everest'. Tenzing was instrumental in helping this expedition to reach a new high point on Everest just prior to the successful British ascent in 1953. Ten text pages and[read more]

No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits: Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc
Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.355, 16 color photos, map, yellow/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26733 $17.99
Romero’s second book to cover his quest for the Seven Summits (both Kosckiuszko and Carstenz Pyramid). His first book has all the photos and this one the text. Here he recounts his expeditions to Kilimanjaro (2006), Kosciuszko, Elbrus & Aconcagua (2007), Denali (2008), Carstenz Pyramid (2009), Eve[read more]

The Boy Who Conquered Everest: The Jordan Romero Story: Romero, Jordan, w/ Katherine Blanc
signedRomero, Jordan, w/ Katherine Blanc The Boy Who Conquered Everest: The Jordan Romero Story
2010 US 1st, 8vo, [pp.68], photo frontis, 167 color & 6 bw photos, figs, map, wraps; signed, fine #26156 $35.00
Romero set a new record when, at age 13, he reached the summit of Everest and completed his quest for the Seven Summits (both Kosckiuszko and Carstenz Pyramid). This book is geared toward younger readers but is the only one to document his quest.[read more]

Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: Roper, Robert
Roper, Robert Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 306, photo frontis, 13 color & 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22327 $29.00
Unsoeld was one of America’s great mountaineers. Roper focuses primarily on Unsoeld’s 1963 Everest and 1976 Nanda Devi expeditions. It was on the latter that Unsoeld lost his daughter Nanda Devi Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

signedRose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

Rost, Jurij Everest ‘82
1985 Olympia Praha 1st thus, 8vo, pp.144, 44 color photos, sketch, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #20612 $49.00
This large Russian expedition forged a difficult new route on the SW Face, to the left of Bonington’s route, and managed to place 11 climbers on top. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Rowell, Galen High and Wild: Essays and Photographs on Wilderness Adventure
2002 US rev ed, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 111 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22429 $35.00 $28.00
An all new, revised and expanded edition! Rowell made nearly 40 journeys to mountain ranges throughout the world and participated in expeditions to several 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Gasherbrum II). This new revision offers many new essays and great new photos.[read more]

The Art of Adventure: Rowell, Galen
Rowell, Galen The Art of Adventure
1989 Collins SF 1st, 4to, pp.166, 137 color photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ ½” closed tear top, small tear & dent on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, very fine #14470 $9.00
Wild horses thunder across the Patagonian plain...Disheartened climbers retreat from the stormy face of Everest...Buddhist pilgrims fine nirvana in the shadow of a sacred peak...A rainbow touches the golden rooftops of a Tibetan palace...Four men trek 285 agonizing miles across the magnificent isola[read more]

Everest: Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society Everest
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 136 color & 260 bw (1 lg gatefold inside dj) photos, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26480 $79.95
A lavish, large-format, 60th anniversary photo book to commemorate the history of Everest from the first reconnaissance in 1921 through the first ascent in 1953. An extensive collection of black/white images are presented for the seven pre-war expeditions (1921, 1922, 1924, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938).[read more]

Rudolph, Fritz Himalaya-Tigers: Der Kampf um das Dach der Welt [Himalaya Tigers: The Fight for the Roof of the World]
1986 Sportverlag Berlin rep, 8vo, pp.346, 35 bw illus, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #21222 $29.00
A nice work on the Tigers, or Sherpa, who played key roles in the early attempts and ascents of Nanga Parbat and Everest. In German, no English translation. Yak R201.[read more]

Ruttledge, Hugh Attack on Everest
1935 McBride NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 339, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 3D photo w/ glasses, map, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, wear top/bottom spine, bottom right corner chipped, vg- #23815 $35.00 $29.00
Account of the 1933 British expedition, led by Ruttledge, which came within a few hundred feet of the summit. This US edition of 'Everest 1933' includes the 3D photo and glasses not included in the UK edition. Neate R99, SB R29, Yak R213.[read more]

Everest: The Unfinished Adventure: Ruttledge, Hugh
Ruttledge, Hugh Everest: The Unfinished Adventure
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 295, (128), 72 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth lightly pulled top spine, light wear to corners, bright, tight, maps w/ no tears, near fine #14603 $95.00
The 1936 British expedition to Everest, led by Ruttledge and including Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe, was defeated by an early monsoon. This is the last of the five early Everest books, by Howard-Bury, Bruce, Norton, and Ruttledge, which are matching in height and make a wonderful set. Neate R100[read more]

Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy: Sale, Richard
Sale, Richard Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy
2009 UK ltd trade ed of 234, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.208, 26 color & 52 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 sketches, appendix, wraps; vol II contains 44 folding maps (16 color), in blue card slipcase; both vols in blue card slipcase; new #25304 $129.00
This extensive work, first started by Michael Ward, is based on Ward’s diaries of the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance (including previously unpublished material) and his two trips to Bhutan (1964, 1965). In 1951, Ward conducted surveys with Eric Shipton which led to his interest in cartography and, sub[read more]

Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain: Sale, Richard & George Rodway
Sale, Richard & George Rodway Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 231, 23 color & 30 bw photos, 6 figs, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25687 $39.95
In this fascinating study of the history of Everest climbs, the authors describe in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in physiology that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical a[read more]

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