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Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1991 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.348, 10 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; signed, near fine #14185 $39.00 $31.20
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. See Neate D26, Yak D119. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil'[read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

I Conquistatori del K2: Donati, Elio
Donati, Elio I Conquistatori del K2
1954 Societá Editrice Torino 1st, 8vo, pp.230, 61 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #23821 $145.00
A contemporary account of the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1954. Includes a chapter by Lacedelli on the final summit push. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translations.[read more]

The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, ltd facs ed of 500, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight discoloration area on front, tight, fine #14477 $79.00
The whaler ‘Morning’, owned and managed by Sir Clements Markham and under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages in relief of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and his ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer and intended to write this book with his friend and[read more]

Hermann Buhl Poster: Dottridge, Agaath
Dottridge, Agaath Hermann Buhl Poster
Image size 7.5" x 11", Print size 11" x 17", color w/ wide white margins; rolled, new #23720 $19.95 $15.96
This image of the great Hermann Buhl captures a man haggard and exhausted but also triumphant following the strain of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957. This striking painting is based on a photograph by Kurt Diemberger. Buhl, along with Diemberger, was the only person to have made the first as[read more]

Kurt Diemberger Poster: Dottridge, Agaath
signedDottridge, Agaath Kurt Diemberger Poster
Image size 10.75" x 16", Print size 11" x 17"; signed Diemberger, color w/ white margins; rolled, new #23975 $29.95 $23.96
A classic portrait image of legendary mountaineer Kurt Diemberger. This was painted from Hermann Warth's ice-beard photo of Kurt following their first ascent of Shartse (7502m) in 1974. This image was used as the cover photo for Kurt's book 'Spirits of the Air'. This is one of three color prints by [read more]

Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest: Douglas, Ed
Douglas, Ed Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
2011 Smithsonia, Royal Geographic Soc, Alpine Club NY 1st, 4to, pp.360, photo frontis, 357 color & 397 bw photos, 93 color & 59 bw illus, 17 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25847 $39.95
Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet. This is a lavish visual survey of the world’s greatest mountaineers – who they were, where they went, and how their conque[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ embedded photo of Moon, new #26908 $49.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[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]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

Roof of the World: Man's First Flight Over Everest: Douglas-Hamilton, James
Douglas-Hamilton, James Roof of the World: Man's First Flight Over Everest
1983 Mainstream Edinburgh 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 76 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj lightly bumped, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10312 $55.00
The author's father was chief pilot for the 1933 flights to photograph Everest from the air. This makes a nice companion volue to Fellowes' 'First Over Everest' with new material and previously unpublished photos. Neate D44, SB D27.[read more]

The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica: Drewry, David J.
Drewry, David J. The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica
2023 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxi, 409, 28 color & 135 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 20 figs, 10 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj w/small tear back cover, else dj & cloth new #27928 $39.95
From the moment explorers set foot on the ice of Antarctica in the early nineteenth century, they desired to learn what lay beneath. Drewry provides an insider’s account of the ambitious and often hazardous radar mapping expeditions that he and fellow glaciologists undertook during the height of the[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
signedDuane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; signed Glen Denny, Andy Kirkpatrick, Ed Webster, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21104 $59.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

Operation Deepfreeze: Dufek, Rear Admiral George J.
Dufek, Rear Admiral George J. Operation Deepfreeze
1957 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 243, 23 bw photos, appendix, 7 drawings, 7 maps, map eps, dec blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ pocket remnant in back, vg #9094 $2.00
Dufek, who was in charge of logistics and support for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze I, describes the work of the expedition from 1955-56 and the planning for Deepfreeze II. He established bases on Ross Island and Little America and, in 1956, was in charge of the first Americans to set foot at the[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

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