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Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World with 2004 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2. signed Stacy Allison, Lino Lacedelli, & Edurne Pasaban: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World with 2004 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2. signed Stacy Allison, Lino Lacedelli, & Edurne Pasaban
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ ligh wear top/bottom spine, three spots on back cover, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25639 $325.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Total Alpinism: Desmaison, René
Desmaison, René Total Alpinism
1982 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen mark to copyright page, tight, fine #23589 $59.00
A translation of Desmaison’s ‘342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses’ and ‘La Montagne a Mains Nues’. Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. He climbed a number of new routes including the Direct North Face of Cima Grande, the Freney P[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913: Dickason, Harry
Dickason, Harry Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 8 color & 32 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26857 $75.00
Londoner Harry Dickason (1885 – 1943) was a petty officer in the Royal Navy when he joined Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) as an Able Seaman. During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty[read more]

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
2002 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 36 color & 13 bw photos, 8 removeable documents/artifacts, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22897 $29.95
A most intriguing book for all ages. Dickinson, an Everest climber himself, has provided a book which presents the mountain in a unique format. Included throughout are removeable facsimilies such as the 1921 British Everest map, Nepalese rupees, a prayer flag, an excerpt from Maurice Wilson’s 1934[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25888 $79.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; cloth w/ blindstamp on ½ title page, tight, fine #27580 $5.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1998 Arrow London rep, 8vo, pp.211, 35 color photos, 3 maps, wraps; new. #14273 $14.95
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1999 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xx, 233, photo frontis, 35 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25673 $35.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

De Zero a Huit Mille Metres: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt De Zero a Huit Mille Metres
1974 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 28 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, vg+ #12997 $45.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a French edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’. Yak D119.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Entre Cero y Ocho Mil Metros [Among Zero and Eight Thousand Meters]
1975 Nova Terra Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.425, 3 color & 124 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth slightly skewed, near fine. #21692 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a Spanish edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’ although with many more photos. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Everest Poster: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Everest Poster
Image size 26¼" x 22", Poster size 33" x 22", text states "Der Berg Ruft! Die Alpinismus-Ausstellung im SalzburgerLand - Der Hillary Step, die Schlüsselstelle zum Gipfel des Mount Everest (8850m)"; signed in lower left corner, color w/ wide blue margin on right; rolled, new #21121 $29.95 $23.96
Kurt Diemberger took this amazing shot of the Hillary Step during his ascent as a member of the 1978 French Everest Expedition. In the foreground is Pierre Mazeaud, leader of the expedition, starting up the step. One of the unique aspects of this photo is the view across the cornice-threatened upper[read more]

Gasherbrum II Poster: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Gasherbrum II Poster
Image size 26¼" x 22", Poster size 33" x 22", text states "Der Berg Ruft! Die Alpinismus-Ausstellung im SalzburgerLand - Feenschleier am Gasherbrum II (8035 m)"; signed along bottom, color w/ wide blue margin on right; rolled, new #21122 $29.95 $23.96
This terrific large poster represents Kurt Diemberger's 'Spirits of the Air' in a transparent cloud surrounding the summit region of Gasherbrum II. Kurt is one of the world's foremost mountaineers, being one of only two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann [read more]

Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Kurt Diemberger Omnibus
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.864, 15 color & 50 bw photos, 9 maps, 11 sketches, chart, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12939 $45.00
Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. Here is a terrific collection of his three great books - “Summits & Secrets”, “The Endless Knot”, and “Spirits of the Air”.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
Diemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, corners rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27171 $95.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ light wear top/bottom spine, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ erasure mark to title page, tight, fine #26381 $275.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. The second printing is nearly identical to the first but has a price of BP6.95, vs.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1997, dj w/ 2 tears front, vg, cloth w/ light fading to edges, name, near fine #9627 $325.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

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