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K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; signed Houston, Robert Bates, Bob Craig, & Dee Molenaar, cloth w/ light spine fade, tight, very good+ #9787 $395.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; dj chipped, worn, good, cloth w/ owner’s initials on ffep, vg #9781 $59.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Regular (Unlimited) Edition, Image size 10” x 10”, Paper size 12” x 12”, printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Matte paper.; new #25929 $95.00
A Wonderful Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data was col[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Limited (150 numbered copies) Edition, Image size 16” x 16”, Paper size 20” x 20”, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt FineArt, 308 gsm, 100% cotton paper.; new #25930 $195.00 $175.00
A Limited Edition Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data wa[read more]

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 303, 23 bw photos, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj bumped, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ some pen notations, tight, fine #24617 $9.95
At the beginning of the 2004 climbing season, ninety women had successfully summited Everest, but only five female climbers had reached the top of K2. Today, all of those brave pioneers are dead. In 1986 Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman ever to reach the summit of K2 and was [read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

K2 – Chogori 8611 m: K2.
K2. K2 – Chogori 8611 m
2004 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 12 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, wraps; bumped from shipping, vg+. #23542 $24.95
This special publication commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. One third of the book is devoted to the early explorations of the Duke of Abruzzi’s expedition with Vittorio Sella (1909), the second third to the expeditions of Houston (1938, 1953) and Wiessner (1939), and the f[read more]

K2. K2: 1954-1994
1994 La Montagne Paris 1st, 4to, pp.16-25, 10 color & 2 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; entire issue, fine. #21839 $25.00
This issue of La Montagne has a special arcticle devoted to K2. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1998 US rep, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; edge mark, else new #8497 $9.95
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism.[read more]

K2: The 1939 Tragedy: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ wear top spine, vg, cloth w/ white spot to front, else fine #12194 $19.00
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped bottom spine, tear front, good+, cloth fine #24888 $19.00 $17.10
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Cl[read more]

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada: King, Clarence
King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
1935 Norton NY rep, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+ #25936 $15.00 $5.00
A classic of American mountaineering first published in 1872. Neate K21. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

King, Thomas Starr The White Hills: Their Legends, Landscape, and Poetry
1864 Crosby & Nichols Boston 2nd, , 8vo, pp.xv, 403, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 61 illus, gilt dec green cloth; cloth rubbed, corners worn, 2 contemporary names, vg. #23196 $65.00
A classic history and description of the White Mountains, including an ascent of Mount Washington. Neate K25.[read more]

In the Shadow of the Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present: King, Tom
King, Tom In the Shadow of the Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present
1981 Barnes San Diego 1st, 8vo, pp.287, photo frontis, 148 bw photos, 8 maps/sketches, grey cloth; dj w/ edge tears/yellowed, unclipped, vg-, cloth w/ blindstamp on ffep, else fine #13583 $6.00 $5.10
Incorporates both historical accounts and the authors own accounts of climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, and the Sierra. Many nice black/white photos. Neate K24. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2: Klatzel, Frances
Klatzel, Frances Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2
2002 Nepal 1st, square 8vo, pp.66, 27 color illus, map, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27702 $27.95
Klatzel tells the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Maya Sherpa, and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa as they struggled with their own decisions on climbing K2, the mountainous obstacles overcome to raise the necessary funds, and the challenging journey and climb. More than an account of climbing, the book[read more]

Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Spectacular Indian Ascent
2000 India rep, 8vo, pp.xviii, 236, 26 bw photos, map, appendices, brown cloth; dj corners bumped, fine, cloth fine #19935 $27.95
Back in print! This is one of my favorite books which provides the account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

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