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Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; signed, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9771 $135.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #22592 $215.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1966 Sierra Club SF 2nd imp, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; signed Hornbein, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Jim Whittaker, dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #18223 $295.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by National Geographic Adve[read more]

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition
2017 US 8vo, pp.165, 17 bw photos, wraps; new #27185 $19.85
In April 2012, Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined the Altitude Junkies North Ridge expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box [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 & cloth new #25332 $59.00
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]

K2 – 1938: House, William
signedHouse, William K2 – 1938
1939 AAJ extract, 8vo, pp.229-254, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, map, stapled wraps; inscribed ‘To (?) Baldwin from Bill Apr 1939’ & signed Robert H. Bates (on photo), name H. I. Baldwin on cover, fine #22580 $145.00
House and Bob Bates were both members of the First American Karakoram Expedition to K2 in 1938. The official account ‘Five Miles High’ is quite scarce as is this extract, especially signed. The Baldwin name on the cover is likely Henry Ives Baldwin (1896-1992) of New Hampshire. Both House and Baldwi[read more]

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad
2019 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 425, 103 color & 12 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27531 $59.95
Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now[read more]

Troll Wall: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Troll Wall
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 186, 36 color & 19 bw photos, sketch, map, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25688 $35.99
Norway, 1965. A team of young climbers from the north of England camp at the bottom of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe – the Troll Wall. No one has dared attempt this gigantic challenge before. Some say it will never be climbed. This will be the adventure of a lifetime. Rain and snow s[read more]

Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition of 1921: Howard-Bury, Charles & George Leigh Mallory
Howard-Bury, Charles & George Leigh Mallory Everest Reconnaissance: The First Expedition of 1921
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st thus, 8vo, pp.254, 12 bw photos, 2 maps, 2 diag, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9792 $29.00 $24.00
The 1921 British reconnaissance expedition to Everest paved the way for the 1922 and 1924 summit attempts with the discovery of the Rongbuk Glacier route and access to the mountain via the North Col. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the [read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 356, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, errata slip, uncut, blue cloth; dj is a color facsimile, cloth w/ light wear to edges, top spine pulled, externally bright, internally 2 names to ffep, hinges starting, one map w/ few tears taped, vg+. #9791 $435.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Neate H120, SB H27, Yak H247.[read more]

Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921: Howard-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K.
signedHoward-Bury, Lt. Col. C. K. Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921
1922 Longmans, Green NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xi, 350, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 color fldg maps back, appendices, blue cloth; signed Henry Bradford Washburn Jr from Mabel 1927 Christmas, cloth w/ wear spot on spine, rubbed on edges/corners, maps w/ original folds but one map has splits on fold lines, tight, very good+ #23015 $395.00
The first British expedition to Everest designed to pave the way for the following year. Almost one-third of the text is by George Leigh-Mallory describing the actual reconnaissance on the mountain. First in a long line of Everest expeditions, and books! Brad Washburn received this as a gift when he[read more]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing: Huber, Alexander & Thomas
signedHuber, Alexander & Thomas The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, color frontis, 131 color photos, pictorial cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27280 $69.00
A tremendous book in which the Huber brothers describe their early climbs in Germany and expeditions to Yosemite, the first ascent of Latok II with Conrad Anker, Cho Oyu, and the Ogre. With additional text by Reinhold Messner.[read more]

The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing: Huber, Alexander & Thomas
Huber, Alexander & Thomas The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, color frontis, 131 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23989 $25.00 $20.00
A tremendous book in which the Huber brothers describe their early climbs in Germany and expeditions to Yosemite, the first ascent of Latok II with Conrad Anker, Cho Oyu, and the Ogre. With additional text by Messner. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice cli[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Hunt & Alfred Gregory, dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9795 $195.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. Copies signed by Gregory are less common. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1954 Hodder & Stoughton London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed George Band, dj vg+, cloth fine #13397 $85.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed Wilfred Noyce on his photo, dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg-, cloth hinges starting to crack, name, vg #13577 $275.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. This uniquely signed copy is a must for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1955 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.xiv, 328, 6 color & 36 bw photos, 4 maps, 3 figs, appendices, blue cloth; dj spine darkened, tear top spine, vg+, cloth fine. #13579 $15.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. This is the UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine #23409 $45.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

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