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The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9531 $45.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18908 $145.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. Copies of the first edition signed by both Bonington and Scott are now less common. Neate a03, SB B29.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10962 $39.00 $19.95
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #23946 $39.00 $31.20
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Next Horizon: Autobiography II: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris The Next Horizon: Autobiography II
1973 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 6 color & 69 bw photos, 15 maps/diagrams, brown cloth; inscribed, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #21958 $59.00 $45.00
Chris' second book picks up with an expedition to the Central Tower of Paine, the Eiger Direct, Ecuador, Hunza, and Annapurna. Neate B132, Yak B213. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Next Horizon: Autobiography II: Bonington, Chris
Bonington, Chris The Next Horizon: Autobiography II
1976 Gollancz London 2nd, 8vo, pp.304, 6 color & 69 bw photos, 15 maps/diagrams, brown cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #23922 $7.00 $5.95
Chris' second book picks up with an expedition to the Central Tower of Paine, the Eiger Direct, Ecuador, Hunza, and Annapurna. Neate B132, Yak B213. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedBonington, Chris & Charles Clarke Tibet’s Secret Mountain: The Triumph of Sepu Kangri
1999 Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 254, 91 color photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Jim Curran, dj & cloth new #18279 $59.00 $47.20
Bonington, Clarke, Curran, and team made several attempts over several years to reach the summit of 6860-metre Sepu Kangri and did reach the West Summit, just 200 meters shy of the Main Summit. An enthralling account of their climb and human encounters along the way. Bonington is well known for hi[read more]

Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9550 $29.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B144.[read more]

Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years: Bowie, Nan
Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9549 $35.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. Neate B144.[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.265, 17 color & 26 bw photos, 2 drawings, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27236 $25.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth; signed, dj new, cloth w/ front free end-paper glued to front pastedown, else new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj w/ ‘Autographed’ sticker, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17303 $19.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
Breashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #16698 $9.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new #14818 $29.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer
2002 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 170, 19 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed, new. #22669 $19.95
A nice biography of one of the all-time great mountaineers. Phyl Munday was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies. She climbed nearly 100 mountains making over 30 first ascents. With her husband Don, she explored Mount Waddington, their ‘Mystery Moun[read more]

Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893: Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen
Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893
1896 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 402, 24 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 bw plates, 46 text illus, 3 color fldg maps, silver-dec blue cloth; cloth miss top edge of spine, bottom spine chipped, spine edge cracking, corners worn, partially unopened, miss 2 (of 3) maps, tight, vg #26127 $85.00
A less common biography of Nansen with chapters describing his early life, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition (1888-89), the Fram Expedition (1893-1896), Greenland, Eva Nansen, New Siberia, and early Arctic exploration.[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1955 Nymphenburger München 2nd prtg (6-10 Tausend), 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth w/ light wear to corners, tight, else fine #27174 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
[1960] Büchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt new ed, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+ with signed 5” x 7” bw portrait photo of Buhl, fine #20388 $1,795.00
With Signed Photo of Hermann Buhl Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing his[read more]

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