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signedLe Bon, Leo Where Mountains Live: Twelve Great Treks of the World
1987 Aperature NY 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 12 maps, blue cloth; inscribed to Richard Irvin, dj fine, cloth fine. #23466 $59.00
A beautifully photographed, large-format, book cover treks to, or in, K2, Everest, Minya Konka, Chomolhari, Annapurna, Kanjiroba, Trans-Himalaya, Kishtwar to Zanskar, Cordillera Blanca, Inca Highlands, Patagonia, and Kilimanjaro. Le Bon was the founder of Mountain Travel.[read more]

Lewis, M. S. Expedition Diaries: In the Throne Room of the Mountain God
2017 US rep, 8vo, pp.222, 104 bw photos, wraps; new #26686 $19.95
Lewis presents his journals and memoirs from a variety of mountaineering expeditions - Mera Peak (1995), Vinson (1997), Elbrus, Ama Dablam (1997), Kangchenjunga (2000), Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, Workman Peak (2005), Kilimanjaro, and more.[read more]

Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks: Lock, Andrew
Lock, Andrew Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks
2015 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xiii, 332, 26 color photos, 2 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #27816 $19.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant: Mantovani, Roberto
signedMantovani, Roberto Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, 200 color & bw photos, black cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj fine, cloth fine #11337 $49.00
A nice large-format book covering the discovery, exploration, and climbing of Everest through remarkable color and historic black and white photos. Same format as Ardito’s “Mont Blanc” and Diemberger's "K2: Challenging the Sky" for collectors.[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
New signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $64.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in particul[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
Marshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25258 $39.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in particul[read more]

K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983: Martinez, Gregorio Ariz
Martinez, Gregorio Ariz K2: Expedición Navarra al Chogori 1983
1983 The Expedition np 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.9], 6 color & 10 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps, wraps; fine #20511 $19.00
This expedition brochure was done in advance of the 1983 Navarra K2 expedition; a ten-person Spanish team. They managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by bad weather. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Mauduit, Chantal Vivir en el Paraíso
2002 Desnivel Madrid 1st thus, 8vo, pp.154, wraps; new. #22519 $29.00
Mauduit, one of the top French woman climbers, continually pushed her high-altitude abilities and reached the summit of six 8000ers (K2, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, GII). She also attempted Everest several times, Annapurna, and was killed while on Dhaulagiri in 1998. Note there are no [read more]

Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 14 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27934 $34.95
Maurice Herzog is well known in mountaineering circles and beyond as the first man to reach the summit of Annapurna, but how many people know about Ang Tharkay, the Sherpa who carried the severely frostbitten Herzog for miles on that 1950 French expedition? Although rarely mentioned in published acc[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charlie Houston & Dee Molenaar, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #27601 $295.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $124.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1989 Crowood Wiltshire 2nd, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27625 $24.95
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. An important book and a good reference so[read more]

K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 65 color & 46 bw photos, 6 maps, 5 sketches, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23417 $45.00
For the 50 anniversary of the first ascent of K2, Messner provides a history from the early explorations of Conway in 1892 thru 2004. Primary focus is placed on the expeditions of Crowley (1902), Wiessner (1939), Houston (1953), the first ascent, led by Desio, (1954), Messner’s alpine-style ascent [read more]

K2: Berg der Berge [ K2: Mountain of Mountains]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold K2: Berg der Berge [ K2: Mountain of Mountains]
1980 Albert Müller Verlag Rüschlikon - Zürick 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 3/3/80, dj fine, cloth fine #22956 $95.00
A harder book to find, in English, on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. This is the German language edition of ‘K2: Mountain of Mountains’ published in English in 1981. See Neate M89, Yak M171.[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Oxford NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, grey cloth; signed, dj near fine, cloth fine #11443 $195.00 $95.00
A very hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram
1992 Crowood Wiltshire 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 72 color & 55 bw photos, 6 paintings, 3 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #9911 $195.00
Messner recounts his exploits on Manaslu, Hidden Peak, Everest without oxygen and solo, Nanga Parbat, and K2. Out of print in hardcover and hard to find. SB M31.[read more]

To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 72 color & 55 bw photos, 6 paintings, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #19740 $69.00
Messner recounts his exploits on Manaslu, Hidden Peak, Everest without oxygen and solo, Nanga Parbat, and K2. Out of print in hardcover and hard to find. SB M31.[read more]

To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold To the Top of the World: Alpine Challenges in the Himalaya and Karakoram
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 6 color illus, 72 color & 55 bw photos, 6 paintings, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Peter Habeler, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27205 $145.00
Messner recounts his exploits on Manaslu, Hidden Peak, Everest without oxygen and solo, Nanga Parbat, and K2. Out of print in hardcover and hard to find. SB M31.[read more]

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