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Surviving K2: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Surviving K2
2010 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.165, 85 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, slight corner bump from shipping, else new #25487 $45.00
The 2008 climbing season on K2 ended up being even more tragic than that of 1996. In the end, 11 climbers lost their lives, eight of whom had reached the summit. Van Rooijen, veteran of two prior K2 expeditions, was the leader of the Dutch Norit K2 team. A series of events delayed reaching the su[read more]

High Altitude Leadership: What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Leadership: Warner, Chris & Don Schmincke
Warner, Chris & Don Schmincke High Altitude Leadership: What the World’s Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Leadership
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 210, 20 bw photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #25239 $27.95
Drawing on gripping accounts of both conquest and survival in the Himalaya, this offers compelling lessons on the art of bravery, selfless leadership, and high performance under the most daunting outdoor – and business – conditions. Warner is well known for his climbing films and expeditions from K[read more]

An American’s Grand Slam: A True Adventurer’s Unlikely Journey: Waters, Ryan & Hudson Lindenberger
Waters, Ryan & Hudson Lindenberger An American’s Grand Slam: A True Adventurer’s Unlikely Journey
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.194, wraps; new #27805 $16.95
On May 6, 2014 Ryan Waters accomplished something that has not been replicated since. He and fellow explorer Eric Larsen stood atop the geographic North Pole, after 53 grueling days battling their way over an ever-melting sheet of ice that fought against them the entire way. By reaching the pole, th[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.319, color frontis, 86 color & 30 bw photos, 2 maps, 1 color & 3 bw sketches, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #26439 $24.95
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #17338 $29.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; inscribed by Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #16697 $14.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Wickwire & Bullitt, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25442 $49.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13411 $13.00 $10.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13553 $25.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1999 Pocket Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, wraps; new. #16296 $14.95 $11.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua ([read more]

K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]: Wiessner, Fritz
Wiessner, Fritz K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]
1955 Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.54, [18], 19 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ small rub spot top right edge, unclipped, else fine, wraps tight, fine #24359 $395.00
Wiessner led the second American K2 expedition in 1939. The deaths of four members and lack of information concerning events led to much criticism. His only accounts in English were a brief article in the AAJ and then a later article in Appalachia which was extracted from this book. The copyright pa[read more]

One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2: Wilkinson, Freddie
signedWilkinson, Freddie One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 342, 22 bw photos, white/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25503 $24.95
When eleven men perished on the slopes of K2 in August 2008, it was one of the deadliest single events in Himalayan climbing, and it made headlines around the world. Yet none of the surviving Western climbers could explain precisely what happened. Their memories were admittedly fogged by exhaustio[read more]

High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.321, 17 bw photos, wraps; fine #14263 $16.95 $9.00
Another great anthology from Willis encapsulating 75 years of writing about the two highest peaks in the world; from Smythe on Everest, to Bates and Houston on K2, to the present day. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27584 $29.95 $9.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
signedWillis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #24389 $29.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer: Wylie, Linda ed.
signedWylie, Linda ed. Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer
2001 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 240, 51 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; inscribed by Wylie to Audrey (Salkeld) & dated 20 May 2005, fine #27823 $25.00
Anatoli Boukreev is perhaps, for better or worse, best known for his role in the 1996 Everest disaster. His account of that event, The Climb, is a compelling read and became a bestseller. Wylie, Boukreev’s companion, provides a more complete picture of this great climber. There are accounts of his c[read more]

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day: Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan
Zuckerman, Peter & Amanda Padoan Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 285, 31 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26094 $26.95
When Edmund Hillary first conquered Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, two Sherpas survived. They had[read more]

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