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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]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, 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; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj chipped bottom spine, light dampstainback, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #25640 $825.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94.[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
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
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 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]

K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004
2004 UK rev ed, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 114 color & 41 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #23619 $59.00
This is a revised edition of their earlier work published in 1995. The photo treatment is virtually the same with minor text changes to bring it up to date.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger & Doug Scott, dj & cloth bumped, else new #14467 $75.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

K2: Challenging the Sky: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, Charley Mace, Nazir Sabir, dj fine, cloth fine #23581 $145.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

I Conquistatori del K2: Donati, Elio
Donati, Elio I Conquistatori del K2
1954 Societá Editrice Torino 1st, 8vo, pp.230, 61 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #23821 $145.00
A contemporary account of the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1954. Includes a chapter by Lacedelli on the final summit push. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translations.[read more]

Karakorams and Kashmir: Eckenstein, Oscar
Eckenstein, Oscar Karakorams and Kashmir
1998 Shubhi Delhi reprint, 8vo, pp.253, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25306 $29.00 $15.00
English climber Eckenstein (1859-1921) was an early advocate of bouldering and strongly influenced both crampon and ice-axe design. His first ascent in the Alps was in 1886 and in 1887 he made several first ascents there with Mathias Zurbriggen. In 1892 he joined William Martin Conway on his expedit[read more]

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas: Ellsworth, Scott
Ellsworth, Scott The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 395, 30 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj w/ light corner bumps from shipping else dj & cloth new #27665 $29.95
As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas. Teams of mountaineers from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States were all competing to be the first to climb the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Ever[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
signedFanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25664 $95.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pri[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughto London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small rub mark upper left cover, rubbed, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth near fine #9668 $25.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pri[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
signedFanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1996 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed 12 - Barry Blanchard, Carlos Buhler, Aid Burgess, Dave Hahn, Charley Mace, Simone Moro, Glen Porzak, Gerry Roach, Steve Swenson, P.V. Scoturro, Ed Webster, & Mark Wilford, dj fine, cloth fine #25981 $795.00 $755.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pr[read more]

Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]: Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán
Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]
2011 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 212, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26076 $45.00
Giro and Trenchs recount the 2004 Spanish expedition, The Pirates of K2, which made the second ascent of K2’s difficult Magic Line, placing one member on the summit at midnight. In 2006 they started a business venture to which they draw parallels in this book. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

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