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Hermann Buhl: Am Rande des Möglichen [At the Edge of the Possible]: Messner, Reinhold & Horst Höfler
signedMessner, Reinhold & Horst Höfler Hermann Buhl: Am Rande des Möglichen [At the Edge of the Possible]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 20 color & 110 bw photos, sketch, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed Diemberger, dj & cloth new + audio CD-Rom. #23660 $75.00
A new biography of Buhl with a great many photos. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Space Below My Feet: Moffat, Gwen
Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet
1961 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, tight, fine #9919 $45.00
This is the first volume, of three, of autobiography from one of England's leading woman climbers. Neate M125.[read more]

Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet
1961 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 302, 15 bw photos, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #9920 $36.00
This is the first volume, of three, of autobiography from one of England's leading woman climbers. Neate M125.[read more]

Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur': Moneta, José Manuel
Moneta, José Manuel Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur'
2017 UK 1st. 8vo, pp.440, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27490 $89.95
This is one man’s fascinating record of four winters in the Antarctic during the 1920s, the period of transition from the isolation of the Heroic Age to the beginnings of radio communication with the world outside. The Argentine José Manuel Moneta (1900-1973) chronicles in words and photographs the [read more]

The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen: Moorehead, Catherine
signedMoorehead, Catherine The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 279, 10 color & 5 bw photos, 23 color & 3 bw illus, 2 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26556 $49.95
Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. H[read more]

Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest: Norgay, Jamling Tenzing
Norgay, Jamling Tenzing Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 317, 33 color & 17 bw photos, sketch, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #25601 $14.00
Jamling, son of famed Everester Tenzing Norgay who first climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, and star of the IMAX film ‘Everest’, presents his autobiography including his account of the 1996 storm on Everest, details of his father’s life, and the impact of climbing Everest.[read more]

Norton of Everest: The Biography of E. F. Norton, Soldier and Mountaineer: Norton, Hugh
signedNorton, Hugh Norton of Everest: The Biography of E. F. Norton, Soldier and Mountaineer
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xix, 183, 12 color & 24 bw photos, illus, 3 maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27238 $39.00
E. F. Norton lived a life of distinction in the declining years of the British Empire. Born into an accomplished, well-travelled family, he followed his heart and enlisted for a professional career as a soldier. A distinguished military career followed, punctuated with indulgences in his passion for[read more]

Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings: Perrin, Jim
New Perrin, Jim Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings
1985 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 45 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18371 $69.00
A stunning and sensitive biography of a leading rock climber of his age. Winner of the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.[read more]

Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings: Perrin, Jim
signedPerrin, Jim Menlove: The Life of John Menlove Edwards, with an Appendix of his Writings
1985 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 45 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22175 $159.00
A stunning and sensitive biography of a leading rock climber of his age. Winner of the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.[read more]

Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27498 $39.00
Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They c[read more]

The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans: Perrin, Jim
Perrin, Jim The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17119 $95.00 $65.00
The award-winning biography of noted British mountaineer Don Whillans! Whillans made a number of outstanding climbs and was a member of numerous expeditions – Central Pillar of Freney with Bonington (1961), Annapurna South Face with Haston (1970), International Everest Expedition with Haston (1971)[read more]

The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans: Perrin, Jim
signedPerrin, Jim The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans
2005 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, black cloth; signed Perrin & Joe Brown, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24143 $175.00
The award-winning biography of noted British mountaineer Don Whillans! Whillans made a number of outstanding climbs and was a member of numerous expeditions – Central Pillar of Freney with Bonington (1961), Annapurna South Face with Haston (1970), International Everest Expedition with Haston (1971),[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
Porter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; dj edges rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27849 $29.00
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

Pound, Reginald Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD
1963 Oxford London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, worn, clipped, good, cloth w/ 2 names, name label on title page, front hinge w/ slight separation, very good #25721 $29.00
Edward (Teddy) Evans (1881-1957) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second officer on the Morning, the relief ship of Captain Scott’s first Antarctic expedition (1901-04), and as second-in-command of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-13). A[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1967 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #12661 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild: Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler
Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild
2022 UK Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.xxi, 253, 130 bw photos, fig, 2 plans, 3 maps (2 color fldg in pocket), blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27762 $75.95
Frank Wild is a name well known to anyone interested in the history of Polar exploration. He was one of only two men — along with Ernest Joyce — to earn the Polar Medal with four clasps. He was also the only man to serve in the Antarctic under the British Empire’s three greats—Scott, Shackleton and [read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25599 $25.99 $14.95
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates hi[read more]

The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 25 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25294 $25.99
A terrific biography of the greatest mountaineer in Alaskan history and one of the finest mountain photographers of all time – Brad Washburn. Roberts introduces the family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and rivals who would play important roles in this legendary man's experiences, and re-creates hi[read more]

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