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Mulgrew, Peter No Place for Men
1965 Vane London 2nd, 8vo, pp.199, 52 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, photo & map eps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9954 $29.00
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]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Nepal: The Mountains of Heaven: Paterson, David
Paterson, David Nepal: The Mountains of Heaven
1990 Mallard Press NY 1st, 4to, pp.176, many color photos, map, photo eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #13602 $7.00
A lovely, large-format book covering the major peaks, and associated ranges, of Nepal - Everest, Annapurna, Rowaling, Ganesh Himal, Kasta Mandap, and Makalu.[read more]

No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 21 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fore edges yellowing as usual, tight, fine #26023 $95.00
Accounts of three expeditions to Makalu II (1989), Ultar (1991), and Panch Chuli V (1992), where both Steven Venables and Chris Bonington survived falls. Now out of print. Shortlisted for the 1994 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 21 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Saunders, Chris Bonington, Dick Renshaw, & Stephen Venables, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fore edges yellowing as usual, else fine #26410 $175.00
Accounts of three expeditions to Makalu II (1989), Ultar (1991), and Panch Chuli V (1992), where both Steven Venables and Chris Bonington survived falls. Shortlisted for the 1994 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award. Now out of print.[read more]

No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor No Place to Fall: Superalpinism in the High Himalaya
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 21 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Saunders, Chris Bonington, & Nazir Sabir, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10081 $135.00
Accounts of three expeditions to Makalu II (1989), Ultar (1991), and Panch Chuli V (1992), where both Steven Venables and Chris Bonington survived falls. Shortlisted for the 1994 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award. Now out of print.[read more]

Makalu, Lhotse, Everest Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Makalu, Lhotse, Everest Poster
Image size 23.5" x 11.75", Poster size 28" x 19.5", text states "Makalu Lhotse Everest from Kangchenjunga", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22838 $29.95 $23.96
This image of Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest was taken by Doug from the North Col of Kangchenjunga in 1979. It is seven miles from the Eastern Cwm of Makalu to the North-East Ridge of Everest. This is a unique vantage point seen by few people. Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mount[read more]

A La Conquête de l'Impossible: Seigneur, Yannick
Seigneur, Yannick A La Conquête de l'Impossible
1976 Flammarion Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 14 bw photos, wraps; vg+ #13035 $19.00 $5.00
Accounts of Seigneur's climbs in the Alps, Andes, (Huascaran), and Himalaya (Makalu and Gasherbrum II). In French, no English translation. Perret 4004, Yak S136. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]: Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach
Steck, Ueli & Karin Steinbach 8000+: Aufbruch in die Todeszone [8000+: Dawn of the Dead Zone]
2012 Germany 2nd, 8vo, pp.254, 44 color photos, page ribbon, map eps, light blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27485 $19.00
Steck (1976-2017), the Swiss Machine, was an outstanding Swiss mountaineer known for his bold ascents in the Alps and Himalaya. He won a number of awards over the course of his career – Eiger Award (2008), Piolet d’Or (2009, 2014), Kari Unterkircher Award (2010), and National Geographic Adventurer o[read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[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]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna
1961 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.572, 80 bw photos, 10 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; inscribed, cover rubbed, yellowed as are most copies, vg #22947 $195.00
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, Huntington, and many more. This is the original French edition of his biography which was translated into English as ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Signed first editions are uncommon. Perret 4230.[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir: Ward, Michael
Ward, Michael In This Short Span: A Mountaineering Memoir
1972 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13616 $75.00 $24.00
Ward, a British surgeon and mountaineer, covers his Himalayan expeditions to Everest (1951, 1953), to Ama Dablam and Makalu (1960-61), and to Bhutan (1964, 1965). Neate W19. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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