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Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 Kilometres Across the Roof of the World: Pauler, Gerda
Pauler, Gerda Great Himalaya Trail: 1,700 Kilometres Across the Roof of the World
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.218, 41 color & 78 bw photos, wraps w/ flaps; new #26744 $25.95
The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest trails in the world. It is a trail that winds for 1,700 kilometres through Nepal - across the ‘roof of the world’, over ice-covered passes, crossing high-mountain deserts and through some of the most remote areas on earth. In 2012, Himalaya [read more]

Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27498 $39.00
Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They c[read more]

Within Reach: My Everest Story: Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin
Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin Within Reach: My Everest Story
1998 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 18 color photos, red/black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14265 $16.95 $7.95
Mark Pfetzer tells of his introduction to climbing at an early age and ‘youngest to summit’ records on Pisco, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. He has also attempted Everest via both the north and south routes. In 1996 he returned as a member of Henry Todd’s Himalayan Guides team. On the[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1981 Loisirs Paris rep, 8vo, pp.256, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, white cloth; dj w/ small edge tears, near fine, cloth fine. #19725 $39.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1979 Plon Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; spine faded, vg+. #16898 $25.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Pierre, Bernard Ils Ont Conquis l’Himalaya [They Conquered the Himalaya]
1981 Loisirs Paris rep, 8vo, pp.256, 27 color & 33 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, white cloth; cloth fine #19726 $35.00
Historical overview of major ascents in the Himalaya starting with the early expeditions at the turn of the century. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain: Pierse, Simon
Pierse, Simon Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain
2005 Wales 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.127, color frontis, 18 color & 41 bw photos, 1 fig, map, wraps; new. #24129 $29.95
A marvelous book created as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of 56 paintings, prints and photographs of the third highest mountain in the world. The exhibition, which showed at The Alpine Club in London in May-June 2005 as part of a series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the fir[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
Porter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; dj edges rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27849 $29.00
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling: Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar
Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 41 bw photos, 3 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27944 $29.95
In the twenty-first century, it is generally understood that Sherpas, synonymous with mountain climbing, come from Nepal and live in the Everest region. Less well known is that during the nineteenth century Sherpas and other local climbers seeking work started traversing mountain passes from Nepal t[read more]

Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime: Purja, Nimsdai
Purja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime
2022 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.319, 27 color photos, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27826 $29.95
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[read more]

Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone: Purja, Nimsdai
signedPurja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone
2020 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.x, 305, 38 color photos, red cloth; signed on bp, dj & cloth new #27743 $125.00
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[read more]

Above All Things: Rideout, Tanis
Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen[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 Garhwal Himalaya: Expèdition Suisse 1939
1947 Attinger Neuchatel 1st, 8vo, pp.171, color frontis, 43 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; partially unopened, inkstamp on fep, vg+. #17583 $29.00
Account of the 1939 four-man Swiss expedition which climbed several peaks in the Garhwal including Dunagiri (7066m). In French, no English translation.[read more]

Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern: Roch, André
Roch, André Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern
1947 Rascher Zürich 1st thus 8vo, pp.177, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 3 maps, light brown cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #26824 $29.00 $19.00
Account of the 1934 Swiss/International Reconnaissance expedition to Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) led by Gunter Dyhrenfurth. This is the first German edition, published two years after the French softcover edition,, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Roch, André Karakoram Himalaya: Sommets de 7000m
1945 Attinger Neuchatel 1st, 8vo, pp.187, color frontis, 35 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #17404 $29.00
Account of the 1934 Swiss/International Reconnaissance expedition to Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) led by Gunter Dyhrenfurth. In French, no English translation.[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]

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