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Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj rubbed, clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #26499 $495.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simpson & Simon Yates, dj w/ some spotting to cover text, stain mark to rear cover, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ stain mark to back board, else fine #10119 $195.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Joe has signed on the titl[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, fine, cloth fine #27134 $375.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1989 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simpson, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25164 $85.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Bonington wrote the for[read more]

With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14: Smoot, Jeff
Smoot, Jeff Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, wraps; new #27736 $21.95
Smoot vividly chronicles the era when rock climbing exploded in popularity, attracting a new generation of talented climbers eager to push the boundaries of the sport via harder routes and faster ascents by breaking the ‘rules’. This contentious, often entertaining period gave rise to sport climbing[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26404 $49.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sen[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26405 $39.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-se[read more]

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei: Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe
Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.396, 62 color & 19 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27335 $31.95
Junko Tabei was born in Miharu, a small town in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, in 1939. An amazing mountaineer and lover of peaks, she founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as leader of an all-women Japanese team. After Everest, Tabei devo[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Tabor & Wilcox, dj & cloth new #26503 $75.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
20007 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ name on rear endpaper, fine #25600 $19.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24679 $26.95
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 402, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj w/ Banff Award Winner sticker, else dj & cloth new #27503 $26.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 400, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26481 $39.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables & Ed Webster, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24976 $85.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Venables became the first Briton to climb Everest without su[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables, Robert Mads Anderson, Paul Teare, & Ed Webster, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27603 $195.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Venables became the first Briton to climb Everest without su[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1993 Rupa New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.256, 31 color photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, bottom spine torn, good+ #26327 $9.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening w[read more]

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