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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
signedSale, 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; signed, dj w/ light ruffling to upper back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25848 $45.00 $39.95
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 t[read more]

Santon, Francesco, et al K2: Lo Spigolo Nord [K2: The North Ridge]
1983 L'altra Riva Venezia 1st, 4to, pp.59, (124), 83 color photos, 5 charts, map, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23405 $105.00
Account of the 1983 Italian K2 North Ridge expedition which made the second ascent of this route. Nicely illustrated with many color action photos. Diemberger was the expedition cinematographer. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber
2001 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 180, 52 color & 4 bw photos, grey cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27746 $59.95
Saunders’ follow-up to his 1990 Boardman-Tasker Award winning book, Elusive Summits, reflects on his early childhood in Malaya and his first experiences of climbing as a student, and describes his progression from scaling canal-side walls in Camden to expeditions in the Himalaya and Karakoram. Follo[read more]

Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Broad Peak Poster
Image size 25.5" x 9", Poster size 27.75" x 19.5", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23568 $29.95 $23.96
Text states "Broad Peak - From the South Rib of K2 - The original route of ascent was up the hanging glaciers and snow slopes on the right. The Godwin-Austen Glacier meets the Abruzzi and Vinge Glaciers at Concordia on the right, with the prominent peaks of Chogolisa, K6 and K7 in the background." A[read more]

K2 from Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug K2 from Broad Peak Poster
Image size 19.75" x 12", Poster size 23.25" x 16.5", text states "K2 from Broad Peak", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22834 $29.95 $23.96
This is a gorgeous, classic image of K2, second highest mountain in the world, which Doug attempted four times (1978, 1980, 1983, 1987). Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first asce[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Skuhra, Rudolf Sturm auf die Throne der Götter: Himalaja-Expeditionen 1921 – 1950 [Storm on the Thrones of the Gods: Himalayan Expeditions 1921 - 1950]
1952 Buchergilde Gutenberg rev ed, 8vo, pp.224, 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, dec blue cloth; cloth fine. #20490 $29.00
A summary of expeditions to Everest, Kangchenjunga and Nanga Parbat, with a bit on Annapurna and K2. In German, no English edition. Yak S274.[read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11560 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113.[read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Harper NY 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, near fine #9936 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Savage Arena: Tasker, Joe
Tasker, Joe Savage Arena
1982 St. Martin’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 53 bw photos, 8 maps, 6 diagrams, blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small rub marks, else fine, cloth fine #10884 $35.00 $20.00
One of Britain's top climbers, before his death on Everest, Tasker describes his climbs on the Eiger, Dunagiri, Changabang, K2, and Kanchenjunga. Neate T05, Yak a61. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life: Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick
Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6639 $24.95 $15.00
First full-scale biography of the Duke, well known for his mountain exploration. In 1897 he led the first successful ascent of Mount St. Elias & in 1909 attempted K2 by what is now known as the Abruzzi Ridge. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 Cambridge Uni Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth rubbed, name/date 1937 on ffep, vg #24670 $125.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest ex[read more]

Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography: Tullis, Julie
signedTullis, Julie Clouds from Both Sides: An Autobiography
1987 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 24 bw photos, 9 maps, grey/blue boards; signed ‘Berg heil! Kurt Diemberger 1995’, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10183 $59.00
One of Britain's top women climbers and assistant to filmmaker Kurt Diemberger, Julie died on K2 during the summer of 1986. She had previously summitted Broad Peak and climbed on Pisco, Huascarán, Nanga Parbat, and Everest. Neate a43, SB T17.[read more]

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