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Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition: Greig, Andrew
Greig, Andrew Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition
1985 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.281, 24 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ slight bend top spine, else fine, cloth fine #24694 $39.00
An entertaining account of the second ascent of the West Ridge. Runner-up for the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Neate a19.[read more]

Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition: Greig, Andrew
Greig, Andrew Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition
1985 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.281, 24 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22146 $39.00
An entertaining account of the second ascent of the West Ridge. Runner-up for the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate a19.[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
signedHall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller.[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [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]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25844 $45.00
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. [read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26134 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mo[read more]

Psychovertical: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Psychovertical
2008 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.277, 35 color photos, 12 bw illus, 14 route drawings, map, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26011 $95.00
Kirkpatrick is one of the world’s most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers. In this, his first book, he describes his 13-day solo ascent of El Capitan’s Reticent Wall interwoven with his earlier climbs in Yosemite, the Alps, and Fitzroy. Winner of the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mou[read more]

Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts: Lee, Jessica J.
Lee, Jessica J. Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.282, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27733 $16.95
A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. There, she seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew. Lee hikes mountains home to Formosan flamecrests, birds found nowhere else on earth, and swims in a lake of drowned [read more]

Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest: Lind, Charles
Lind, Charles An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.126, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24515 $29.95
The perennial mystery of Mallory and Irvine on Everest receives an intriguing twist in a reconstruction of their fateful climb written virtually in Mallory’s own words, drawn from the climber’s letters, writing, and his background as a classicist. The reader is taken in the stream of Mallory’s cons[read more]

Expeditions: Lindblade, Andrew
signedLindblade, Andrew Expeditions
2001 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 40 color & 8 bw photos, stiff wraps; signed, tight, fine #25298 $49.00
Expeditions is about high risk and high reward. From an early age Lindblade was fascinated with climbing and after a teenage start at walking and rock climbing, he teamed up with New Zealand climber Athol Wimp to begin one of the most outstanding climbing partnerships of this generation. Their ex[read more]

Tears of the Dawn: Lines, Jules
signedLines, Jules Tears of the Dawn
2013 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 45 color photos, sketch, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26853 $39.95
Jules Lines is Britain's most accomplished free solo climber. His quiet demeanour and natural technique have earned him the unofficial title of ‘The Dark Horse’ in Scottish climbing circles. In this, his first book, he recounts adventures and misadventures worldwide, from early achievements - comple[read more]

The Ascent: A Novel: Long, Jeff
Long, Jeff The Ascent: A Novel
1992 Morrow NY 1st, 8vo, pp.284, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11097 $9.00
This excellent novel takes place on Everest's North Face and was the winner of both the 1993 American Alpine Club Literary Award and the 1993 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Very moving. SB L11.[read more]

Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit: Macfarlane, Robert
Macfarlane, Robert Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.306, 31 bw photos/illus, map, grey/yellow cloth; dj & cloth new. #24245 $24.00 $9.95
An analysis of the way mountains have been viewed throughout history, from the forbidding abode of demons and danger, through the modern lure of adventure, beauty and recreation. Includes a chapter on Mallory and his obsession with Everest. Shortlisted for the 2003 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

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