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Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
signedGreen, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26006 $25.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A [read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
Green, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25534 $26.95 $19.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A mo[read more]

Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Herrligkoffer, Karl Nanga Parbat: The Killer Mountain
1954 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 263, viii, 56 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9743 $25.00
Summarizes the early attempts on Nanga Parbat from Mummery in 1895 and concludes with Herrligkoffer's 1953 German-Austrian expedition on which Buhl made the first ascent solo. Neate H73, Yak H159.[read more]

Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America: Hoerlin, Bettina
signedHoerlin, Bettina Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 316, 57 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25946 $28.99
Following her parents death, Hoerlin discovered a suitcase filled with over 500 love letters between her mother Kate Tietz Schmid, who was part of Munich’s intellectual and musical elite, but Jewish, and her father Hermann Hoerlin, a world record-holding German mountaineer and aspiring physicist, as[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
House, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25464 $29.95
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stor[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
signedHouse, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25332 $65.00
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stori[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. Ten Great Mountains
1947 Dent London rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 213, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 11 diagrams, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, fine. #13580 $12.00
Climbing history of Snodwon, Ben Nevis, Ushba, Logan, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and Mt. Cook. Neate I18.[read more]

Irving, R. L. G. Ten Great Mountains
1942 Dent London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 213, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, 11 diagrams, green cloth; cloth vg+. #23914 $12.00
Climbing history of Snodwon, Ben Nevis, Ushba, Logan, Everest, Nanga Parbat, Kanchenjunga, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and Mt. Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate I18.[read more]

Nanga Parbat Group: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Nanga Parbat Group
2015 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.257, 143 bw figs/photos, 24 maps, wraps; signed, bumped from shipping, else new #26998 $39.95
This is Kielkowski’s latest addition to his wonderful monograph series on the 8000m peaks. This covers the entire Nanga Parbat region, including Nanga Parbat, Mazeno Peaks, Rakhiot Peak, Chongra Peak, Ganalo Peak, and Toshe I, with a listing of all expeditions (1830-2015), all routes, and ascent inf[read more]

Kolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #21706 $29.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

signedKolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; inscribed, fine. #22268 $39.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[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]

Lewis, M. S. Expedition Diaries: In the Throne Room of the Mountain God
2017 US rep, 8vo, pp.222, 104 bw photos, wraps; new #26686 $19.95
Lewis presents his journals and memoirs from a variety of mountaineering expeditions - Mera Peak (1995), Vinson (1997), Elbrus, Ama Dablam (1997), Kangchenjunga (2000), Everest, Nanga Parbat, K2, Broad Peak, Workman Peak (2005), Kilimanjaro, and more.[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[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]

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]

Der Nackte Berg: Nanga Parbat - Bruder, Tod und Einsamkeit [The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Loneliness]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Der Nackte Berg: Nanga Parbat - Bruder, Tod und Einsamkeit [The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Loneliness]
2002 Germany 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 33 color & 98 bw photos, sketch, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22665 $25.00
In 1970 Reinhold and his brother Gunther joined an expedition led by Karl Herrligkoffer to attempt the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. The tragic outcome of that expedition ended up in the courts, as had other Herrligkoffer-led expeditions. Messner’s original account of this expedition ‘Die Rote Raket[read more]

Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]
2008 Germany 1st, 4to, pp.292, 133 color & 67 bw photos, bw map, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25090 $69.00
A beautiful, large-format, book on the history of Nanga Parbat. Using archival material, historical photos, and spectacular aerial photos, Messner tells the history of climbing on this great peak from 1895 to 2005. Here are the stories of attempts and ascents from Mummery (1895), the pre-war Germa[read more]

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