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A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Clinch & Pete Schoening, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $225.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

K2 The North Ridge 1990: Closs, Lyle
New Closs, Lyle K2 The North Ridge 1990
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.365, wraps; new #27799 $19.95
In 1990, K2 had not been climbed since 1986 when 13 people had died on the mountain in one season. The North Ridge had had just one ascent, by a Japanese team in 1982. One of the summit team fell to his death on the descent. By 2020 nearly 400 people had stood on the summit of K2, but 86 had died. [read more]

Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]: Compagnoni, Achille
Compagnoni, Achille Uomini sul K2 [Men on K2]
1958 Veronelli Milano 2nd, oblong 8vo, pp.77, 8 color & 31 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #22907 $195.00
Compagnoni provides his first-person account of the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Compagnoni and Lacedelli achieved an historic first with their ascent of K2, although there has been considerable controversy regarding the role of Walter Bonatti. Quite scarce. In Italian, no English edition.[read more]

Ricominciare [Starting Over]: Confortola, Marco
Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim High Achiever: The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 264, 41 bw photos, illus, blue cloth; signed Curran, Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #19084 $159.00
Curran’s in-depth biography of Britain’s best known mountaineer examines Bonington’s deepest motives and reveals the joys and occasional despair of living a life at the limits of physical and mental experiences. Bonington has had an amazing career with numerous expeditions on such peaks as the Eiger[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27489 $95.00
A great history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger ‘Regards ’86 compare this report with my authentic account in the Endless Knot’, Charles Houston, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9609 $145.00
A great history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain: Curran, Jim
signedCurran, Jim K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain
1995 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 16 color & 58 bw photos, 7 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9608 $75.00
A history of K2 from the earliest explorations by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband to the present. Includes interviews with Diemberger, Wickwire, Houston, and others.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26163 $1,595.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. A terrific copy signed by the first ascentionists. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World with 2004 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2. signed Stacy Allison, Lino Lacedelli, & Edurne Pasaban: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World with 2004 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2. signed Stacy Allison, Lino Lacedelli, & Edurne Pasaban
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ligh wear top/bottom spine, three spots on back cover, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25639 $325.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.384, photo frontis, 42 color & 92 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #23659 $75.00
A nice, new biography in which Kurt talks about climbing with Buhl, Greenland, the Alps, Dhaulagiri, Everest, K2, and many other climbs. In German, no English translation.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
Diemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24693 $25.00 $21.25
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis' association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Grafton London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23670 $65.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis’ association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Grafton London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #11547 $75.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis' association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9624 $75.00 $49.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis’ association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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