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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ edge mark, else dj & cloth new #26197 $25.99 $9.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[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]

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]

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]

Echoes: One Climber's Hard Road to Freedom: Bullock, Nick
signedBullock, Nick Echoes: One Climber's Hard Road to Freedom
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 231, 40 color & 26 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj& cloth new #26149 $39.95
Bullock, one of the UK’s most outstanding climbers, presents his debut book. He escaped his life as a prison guard by discovering the mountains of Scotland and Wales. He has since traveled on over 20 expeditions from Pakistan to Peru in search of new routes and a new way of seeing the world. Bullock[read more]

Tides: A Climber’s Voyage: Bullock, Nick
signedBullock, Nick Tides: A Climber’s Voyage
2018 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 37 color photos, illus eps, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27401 $59.95
The much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut ‘Echoes’. Now retired from the strain of work as a prison officer, Nick is free to climb. A lot. ‘Tides’ is a treasury of his antics and adventures with some of the world’s leading climbers, including Steve House, Kenton Cool, Nico Fav[read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide: Collister, Rob
signedCollister, Rob Days to Remember: Adventures and Reflections of a Mountain Guide
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 149, 28 color & 28 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27224 $25.95
Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known Welsh mountain guide Rob Collister - tales of long days on the hill, travelling fast and light, often alone, and always steering well clear of the honeypots. From day trips around his local hills in Wales, to worldwide expeditions including t[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj rubbed/light wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27579 $9.95
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new access[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter Gillman, dj & cloth new #20919 $32.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National O[read more]

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