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The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen: Moorehead, Catherine
signedMoorehead, Catherine The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 279, 10 color & 5 bw photos, 23 color & 3 bw illus, 2 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26556 $49.95
Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. H[read more]

Einer Geht immer Voraus: Mutschlechner, Friedl
signedMutschlechner, Friedl Einer Geht immer Voraus
1993 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 149 color & 13 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hans Kammerlander & Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #20458 $195.00
A great, large-format, tribute book to one of Germany’s top mountaineers. Mutschlechner was a prolific climber, making the ascent of three 8000m peaks with Reinhold Messner. His expeditions included K2 (1979), Shishapangma (1981), Kangchenjunga (1982), Cho Oyu (1982), Dhaulagiri (1984), and Makalu ([read more]

Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership: Naar, Ronald
signedNaar, Ronald Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership
2007 Netherlands 1st, square 4to, pp.88, photo frontis, 44 color photos, grey cloth; signed, dj w/ slight corner bend, else dj & cloth new #24680 $69.95
This is primarily a photo book derived from Naar’s lectures using his mountaineering achievements to illustrate the parallels between reaching the highest summits and being successful in business. The common themes in his lectures are the lessons learned during his expeditions: the setting of clear[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

Orlando, Massimo & Franco Laffi K2: La Montagna degli Italiani [K2: The Mountain of the Italians]
1988 Mursia Milan 2nd, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 153 color (2 fldg) & 60 bw photos, 15 sketches, 6 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24252 $115.00
A profusely illustrated history of ascents of K2, principally Italian. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

The Adventure Game: A Cameraman’s Tales from Films at the Edge: Partridge, Keith
Partridge, Keith The Adventure Game: A Cameraman’s Tales from Films at the Edge
2015 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 194 color & 2 bw photos, red cloth; dj & cloth new #26943 $49.95
Keith Partridge has been one of the world's leading adventure cameramen for two decades. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts winning ‘Touching The Void’, ‘Beckoning Silence’ and ‘Human Planet’ are just some of the films that have taken him to the ends of the earth. If some astonishing lo[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]: Pauner, Carlos
Pauner, Carlos Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]
2006 Spain 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 107 color photos, 2 sketches, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26080 $79.00
Pauner, a highly successful Spanish mountaineer, has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. His first was K2 (2001) and in May, 2012 he reached the summit of Shishapangma, his 13th peak. The only remaining 8000er for Pauner is Everest. He first attempted Kangchenjunga in 19[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

K2 1986: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. K2 1986: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2015 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 102 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27340 $89.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Potterfield, Peter, ed In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World
1996 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth; 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth #5320 $25.95 $19.95
An excellent gripping trilogy of survival on K2, Foraker, and Chimney Rock with Ed Viesturs, Scott Fischer, Colby Coombs, and Peter Potterfield. If you liked ‘Touching the Void’ by Joe Simpson, you’ll like this one, a page turner! Sketches by Dee Molenaar. Now out-of-print in hardcover. To see[read more]

Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]: Rebuffat, Gaston
signedRebuffat, Gaston Étoiles et Tempêtes (Six Faces Nord) [Starlight and Storm: Six North Faces]
1958 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.178, 37 bw photos, 6 sketches, map, appendix, wraps w/ dj; inscribed Rébuffat & signed Tom Ballard, dj chipped top/bottom spine & 1 corner, wraps fine #24153 $245.00
One of Rébuffat’s earliest books, this classic describes his ascents of the six great north faces of the Alps (Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, the Drus, Matterhorn, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, and Eiger). This copy is also signed by Tom Ballard, son of noted mountaineer Alison Hargreaves. In 1993 Hargrea[read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[read more]

To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain: Revol, Élisabeth
signedRevol, Élisabeth To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.154, 22 color & photos, 2 figs, map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27701 $110.00
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 200 On 25 Jan 2018, Revol and her climbing partner Tomasz Mackiewicz summited Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain. Situated in the Karakoram, the world’s ninth-highest peak is an immense ice-armoured pyramid of rock rising to an altitude of 8,126 metres. Élisa[read more]

Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map: Ridgeway, Rick
New signedRidgeway, Rick Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.424, photo frontis, 90 color & 19 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 color maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27769 $39.95
Ridgeway calculates that, he’s spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents: “Small tents pitched in the world’s most remote regions.” Whether at elevation or raising a family at sea level, those years taught him, he writes, “to distinguish matters of consequence from matters of inconsequence[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, John Roskelley, dj w/ small edge tears, unclipped, else near fine, cloth tight, fine #22646 $95.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. Th[read more]

Rose, David & Ed Douglas Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 16 bw photos, brown/black cloth; dj & cloth new #18679 $25.00 $20.00
Alison Hargreaves demonstrated her technical skill by climbing the six great north faces of the Alps (The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande) all in one summer. In May 1995 Alison proved she was also a high-altitude mountaineer when she became the first woman to climb[read more]

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