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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]

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]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27829 $275.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21284 $325.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24599 $45.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986.[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18345 $325.00 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #27127 $295.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled [read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24341 $35.00 $29.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK ltd ed #16 of 50, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, color eps, blue slipcase, blue cloth; signed Lacedelli & numbered endpaper, slipcase & cloth new with additional dust jacket #24340 $495.00
One of 50 signed and numbered copies! In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returne[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, wraps; new #24342 $16.95
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

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