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Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughto London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small rub mark upper left cover, rubbed, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, near fine #9668 $25.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand [read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, corners rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents: Gill, Michael
Gill, Michael Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 70 bw photos, brown cloth; dj w/ 1” tear front, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #12047 $35.00 $29.00
Gill, a New Zealand physiologist, traveled extensively with Sir Edmund Hillary, including the attempts on Ama Dablam and Makalu, 1960-61, and Kangtega, 1963. Neate G25, Yak G56. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sheer Will: The Inspiring Life and Climbs of Michael Groom: Groom, Michael
Groom, Michael Sheer Will: The Inspiring Life and Climbs of Michael Groom
1997 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 331, 72 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11299 $39.00
Michael Groom was the fourth person to summit the four highest peaks without supplemental oxygen. His autobiography describes his many expeditions - from the first Australian ascent of Kangchenjunga, and the devastating loss of all of his toes, to his painful recovery and comeback to climb Cho Oyu, [read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge/corners from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. H[read more]

High in the Thin Cold Air: Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig
signedHillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig High in the Thin Cold Air
1962 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 258, photo frontis, 54 color & 23 bw photos, 2 sketches, map eps, grey cloth; signed Hillary, dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9763 $135.00
The 1960-61 Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition which climbed Ama Dablam, made an attempt on Makalu, and devoted a winter to physiological research. This US edition was published one year prior to the UK edition. Neate H82, SB H18, Yak H190.[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit[read more]

Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World – A Personal Account including the 1996 Disaster: Kamler MD, Kenneth
Kamler MD, Kenneth Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World – A Personal Account including the 1996 Disaster
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.305, 51 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #20041 $27.95 $22.35
Dr. Ken Kamler, an Everest veteran of six seasons, returned to Everest in 1996 as a member of Todd Burleson’s Alpine Ascents International team. Following the deadly storm he descended from his position at camp three to camp two in order to set up a field hospital to treat both Makalu Gau and Beck W[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]

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]

Machnik, Andrzej Na Zachodniej Scianie Makalu
nd AT Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.162, figures, wraps; fine. #18430 $25.00
A history of Polish attempts on Kangchenjunga with a number of charts. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition: Makalu.
signedMakalu. 1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition
1978 1 of 100; signed Kurt Diemberger #22389 $39.00
This international Austrian-German-Nepalese expedition placed seven members on the summit of Makalu, including Warth and Diemberger. Diemberger’s signature is desireable as he is one of only two people to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann Buhl, and Dhaulagiri.[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]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26453 $95.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

No Place for Men: Mulgrew, Peter
Mulgrew, Peter No Place for Men
1964 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.199, 52 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, photo & map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, 2 small tears back, vg, cloth w/ clip to ffep, else fine #25509 $19.00
Mulgrew was a member of Hillary's 1960 Himalayan Expedition attempting Makalu on which Mulgrew suffered severe frostbite.[read more]

No Place for Men: Mulgrew, Peter
signedMulgrew, Peter No Place for Men
1965 Vane London 2nd, 8vo, pp.199, 52 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, photo & map eps, blue cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj near fine, cloth fine #9954 $25.00
Mulgrew, and George Lowe, were members of Hillary's 1960 Himalayan Expedition attempting Makalu on which Mulgrew suffered severe frostbite. This is the UK edition of 'I Hold the Heights'. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M173, Yak M270.[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]

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