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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]

Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime: Purja, Nimsdai
Purja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime
2022 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.319, 27 color photos, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27826 $29.95
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[read more]

Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone: Purja, Nimsdai
signedPurja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone
2020 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.x, 305, 38 color photos, red cloth; signed on bp, dj & cloth new #27743 $125.00
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[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]

Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]: Reinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer
signedReinisch, Gertrude & Willi Bauer Licht und Schatten am K2 [Light and Shadow on K2]
1988 Pinguin Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 54 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger ‘please compare with “K2 – Traum und Schicksal” = “K2 – The Endless Knot”’, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16909 $95.00
Account of the Austrian expedition to K2, led by Willi Bauer, during the terrible season of 1986. Diemberger has signed with his usual admonition to read his own account of this season. In German, no English translation.[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]

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
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]

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 5 - Rick Ridgeway, Carlos Buhler, Kurt Diemberger, Jim Whittaker, Jim Wickwire, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10036 $225.00
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]

signedRose, 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; signed Ed Douglas, dj fine, cloth fine. #21099 $45.00
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]

Rowell, Galen High and Wild: Essays and Photographs on Wilderness Adventure
2002 US rev ed, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 111 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22429 $35.00 $28.00
An all new, revised and expanded edition! Rowell made nearly 40 journeys to mountain ranges throughout the world and participated in expeditions to several 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Gasherbrum II). This new revision offers many new essays and great new photos.[read more]

Rowell, Galen In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
1986 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.xviii, 334, 50 color & 167 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; front hinge strengthened, near fine. #11595 $25.00
The 1975 American K2 expedition, which attempted the Northeast Ridge, and all of its personalities and problems. Includes a good history of K2 and the Baltoro region. Neate R82, Yak R189.[read more]

The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain: Sale, Richard
Sale, Richard The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 32 color & 22 bw photos, 2 tables, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27867 $25.00
K2 is one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit. Many of the[read more]

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