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American Alpine Club LibraryMason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, near fine, cloth fine #9891 $59.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of th[read more]

Mason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj worn, split along spine, poor, cloth w/ name, near fine. #11536 $79.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105.[read more]

The Fall: Mawer, Simon
Mawer, Simon The Fall
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.370, black/burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24572 $5.00
Mawer’s acclaimed novel covers two generations, love, fate, betrayal, and a wide range of British mountaineering from rock climbing in North Wales, to Himalayan expeditions, to alpine ascents such as the Eiger’s North Face. The book succeeds where most climbing novels fail. Winner of the 2003 Boardm[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]

Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj w/ bump to upper right corner from shipping else dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
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, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
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 approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
McDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada reprint, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26069 $32.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 31 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed McDonald, dj & cloth new #24792 $34.95
Hawley is one of the most important figures in Himalayan climbing, although not herself a climber. For more than four decades she has been inextricably linked to all expeditions coming into Nepal and is the keeper of record for all expedition statistics. Despite her sharp tongue and rigorous intervi[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #20513 $29.00 $20.00
A fantastic book, specially commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, consisting of 32 essays by top mountaineers focusing on eleven topics crucial to the future of mountaineering – from the Himalaya to rock and ice climbing. Essayists include Breashears, Calhoun, C[read more]

Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History: McKinnon, Lyn
McKinnon, Lyn Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History
2016 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 55 color & 102 bw photos, 4 color maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27210 $39.95
The 1951 First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition was initiated by Earle Riddiford who, together with Ed Cotter (Guy Cotter’s father), Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat (7242m), their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Hearing of the success o[read more]

signedMehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1998 India 2nd, rev ed, 8vo, pp.190, 40 bw photos, 12 maps, wraps; signed Kapadia, new. #22032 $25.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

Exploring the Hidden Himalaya: Mehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia
Mehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.172, photo frontis, 39 color & 37 bw photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #23737 $29.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

Mélèze, Josette Directissime Pumori: Sept Guides Savoyards dans l’Himalaya
1974 Presses de la Cite Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.250, wraps; fine. #18420 $27.00
Account of a successful 1972 French climb of Pumori. Note there are no photos in this book. In French, no English translation. Perret 2913.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj taped to cloth, number on spine, vg+, cloth w/ usual stamps, vg+. #22096 $29.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Nazir Sabir, dj near fine, cloth fine #20553 $85.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

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