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South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica: Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig
Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 294, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps (1 color fldg), appendix, pale green cloth; dj & cloth new #22749 $45.00
The first English translation of an account of an expedition to South Georgia in 1927-28. The author, together with his wife and a camera-man, explored both the south coast and the little-known interior of the island. They collected many scientific specimens for German museums and made the first f[read more]

Kolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #21706 $29.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

signedKolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; inscribed, fine. #22268 $39.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

Highest and Hardest: A Mountain Climber’s Lifetime Odyssey to the Top of the World: Kopczynski, Chris
signedKopczynski, Chris Highest and Hardest: A Mountain Climber’s Lifetime Odyssey to the Top of the World
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 357, frontis, 71 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27768 $39.95
At the age of 16 Kopczynski carved into his ice axe handle: Everest/Eiger”, setting his pathway to climb the mountains known as the “highest and the hardest.” He accomplished his goal at the age of 33, becoming the ninth American to summit Everest, and the first American to summit both the North Fac[read more]

signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 3rd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ small tear on paper cover, else fine. #22141 $39.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21284 $325.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Krakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1997 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.186, wraps; vg #8473 $5.00 $4.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sp[read more]

Krakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 5th, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22763 $25.00 $20.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. First printings are hard to find.[read more]

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
1990 Lyons & Burford NY 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 186, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24599 $45.00
Krakauer’s first book is a collection of his fine articles from 'Outside' and 'Smithsonian'. Included is his story ‘A Bad Summer on K2’ which covers the disaster of 1986.[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, 1 bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11843 $449.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book and first printings, especially signed, are hard to come by. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14417 $25.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years.[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]: Kuchar, Radovan
Kuchar, Radovan Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]
1967 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, grey cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 1 map w/ route line/date in ink, else fine #27380 $9.00 $7.65
Kuchar, a Czech mountaineer, describes his climbs in the Alps (Grand Charmoz Nord, Petit Dru, Grande Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger), Caucasus (Dychtau), and Hindu Kush (Uparsina, first ascent). In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur: Kumar, Col. Narinder
Kumar, Col. Narinder Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur
1978 East-West Pub London 1st, 4to, pp.156, photo frontis, 60 color & 21 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11051 $59.00
The 1977 Kanchenjunga Army Expedition made the second ascent of the mountain. Neate K52, Yak K157.[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

signedLaird, Thomas Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
2002 Grove NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 364, 14 bw photos, map eps, blue/red cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth fine, with additional publisher papers. #22734 $29.00
The first full telling of the CIA’s first agent to die in the line of duty – Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA, work so sensitive the Agency neither confirms nor denies his existence. Based on previously undisclosed mate[read more]

The Wailing Mountain: Lalic, Mihailo
Lalic, Mihailo The Wailing Mountain
1965 Harcourt, Brace & World NY 1st, 8vo, pp.244, orange cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, dj flap pasted to fep, one lib stamp to ffep, pocket remnant back, vg #23220 $5.00 $4.00
This novel takes place in wartime Montenegro. It describes the experiences of a young man on the run who has been cut off from the main body of his fellows. At first with two companions, later quite alone, Lado roams the mountains and valleys of an area dominated by Chetniks and torn by family feu[read more]

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