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signedKangtega. 1985/86 Souvenir Cover Korean Kangtega Expedition
1985/86 oversize envelope; signed 1 member #19389 $15.00
This large 10-man Korean expedition made the first winter ascent of Kangtega (22,241’), a difficult peak, placing two climbers on the summit. A nice envelope of hand-made paper, scarce.[read more]

Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 63 bw photos, 30 illus, 30 maps, red/brown leather; leather new #27406 $34.95
A sumptuous-looking work from the former editor of the Himalayan Journal. The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As explorers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditio[read more]

Z Everesta: Karnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob
signedKarnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob Z Everesta
2000 Mythos Ljubljana 1st, 4to, pp.188, 168 color photos, blue cloth; signed by Davo Karnicar on his chapter, dj & cloth new. #22255 $59.00 $49.00
In October 2000 Karnicar became the first person to make a complete ski descent of Everest arriving at base camp five hours after leaving the summit. This is a nicely illustrated account of his historical achievement. In Slovenian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers: Kelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al
signedKelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers
2013 UK Ltd Ed 300, 4to, pp.396, 225 color & 182 bw photos, 3 sketches, black cloth; signed Ron Fawcett, Graham Hoey, & Phil Kelly, slipcase, dj & cloth new #26571 $84.95
Peak Rock is a large-format celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W. Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late 19th century, through to modern day ascents on the area's gritstone and limestone crags[read more]

The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum: Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum
Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum
1994 Aperature NY rev & expanded ed, oblong 8vo, pp.viii, 112, photo frontis, 61 color photos, 1 figs, map, wraps; very good #27148 $9.00
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest, a classic work of environmental protest, is updated and expanded with eight new pages and additional images. This new edition reports on the profound political developments that have taken place in recent years and documents the continuing struggle to pro[read more]

Khullar, Brig. D. K. The Call of Everest: First Ascent by an Indian Woman
1992 Vision New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, black/red cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth vg. #9825 $39.00
Account of the 1984 Indian Expedition via the South Col. A hard to find title. SB K15.[read more]

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada: King, Clarence
King, Clarence Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
1935 Norton NY rep, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, red cloth; cloth w/ inscription, vg+ #25936 $15.00 $5.00
A classic of American mountaineering first published in 1872. Neate K21. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Cordillera Blanca Perú: Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider
Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider Cordillera Blanca Perú
1950 Graphik Innsbruck 1st, 4to, pp.167, 120 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, red dec tan cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, good+, cloth map w/ no tears & orig folds, fine #27149 $175.00
The classic work on three German expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in 1932, 1936, and 1939 on which a number of first ascents were made. Three-quarters of the large-format book are devoted to photos from the expeditions and there is a very nice large map of the range. This is a companion volume t[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]

Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between: Kirkpatrick, Andy
signedKirkpatrick, Andy Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between
2018 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xviii, 232, 32 bw illus, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27357 $59.95
Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing, Kirkpatrick is a master storyteller. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health, and the media, it is easy t[read more]

Kirkpatrick, W. T. Alpine Days and Nights
1932 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.198, photo frontis, 11 bw photos, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bookplate Alpine Club of Canada + 1 other, vg. #23049 $29.00
A collection of articles first published in the Alpine Journal from 1900-31. Neate K30.[read more]

Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2: Klatzel, Frances
Klatzel, Frances Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2
2002 Nepal 1st, square 8vo, pp.66, 27 color illus, map, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27702 $27.95
Klatzel tells the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Maya Sherpa, and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa as they struggled with their own decisions on climbing K2, the mountainous obstacles overcome to raise the necessary funds, and the challenging journey and climb. More than an account of climbing, the book[read more]

Adventures of an Alpine Guide: Klucker, Christian
Klucker, Christian Adventures of an Alpine Guide
1932 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp. xiii, 329, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, map, black cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, vg+ #25585 $49.00
Klucker was a great German guide who made numerous first ascents. In 1890 he made several difficult new climbs with Norman Neruda. In 1893 he participated in the first traverse of the Peuterey Arête on Mont Blanc. Uncommon. Neate K33.[read more]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj chipped, vg-, wraps fine #23878 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. From the collection of[read more]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj split on spine, internally unopened, fine. #18708 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. Neate K40.[read more]

The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes: Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger
Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes
1954 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.134, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #23877 $15.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, “most beautiful mountain in the world”, and Huascaran. On Alpamayo they reached the northern edge of the summit ridge. Neate K40.[read more]

Kohli, Harish Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse from Karakoram to Lipu Lekh
2000 India 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 48 color photos, 10 maps, appendices, illus eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, else dj & cloth new. #19015 $35.00
Kohli, a veteran of a previous 8,000 km Himalayan traverse, presents an account of the first-ever ski traverse from the Karakoram Pass to the Lipu Lekh Pass, a distance of 2,000 km. They endured numbing cold, frostbite, twenty passes, and much more in this momentous journey.[read more]

On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006): Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga (1854 – 2006)
2006 India 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 26 color & 2 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj lamination a bit ‘crazed’, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #24664 $39.95 $29.95
Kohli, a prolific writer and no stranger to Everest, chronicles all Indian ascents to the middle of 2006. Indian mountaineers have made their mark on Everest with 107 ascents, the first person to climb Everest twice, and the first woman to climb Everest twice. This includes chapter contributions by [read more]

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