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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills
Joyce, Ernest E. Mills The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
2017 UK 1st thus, ltd ed 300 numbered copies, 8vo, pp.xxi, 220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, errata slip, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27342 $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce’s incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic as a member of Sc[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills.
signedJoyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1929 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, gilt lettered spine, light blue cloth; inscribed “To Harry, From Yr Ould Penguin Joycey, Antarctica 1901-4 1907-9 1914-17 London 22-3-30” on half-title, cloth rubbed, front hinge starting, very good #20109 $1,745.00 $1,695.00
A Signed Copy of Joyce’s Ross Sea Party Narrative The incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic[read more]

1995 Postcard Dutch Seven-Up K2 Expedition: K2
signedK2 1995 Postcard Dutch Seven-Up K2 Expedition
1995 oversized card showing single climber; signed Ronald Naar, fine #22049 $12.00
Naar led the first Dutch expedition to K2. He is an experienced Himalayan climber having climbed Everest, and the rest of the Seven Summits, along with K2. This expedition succeeded in placing four members on the summit. This is one of five cards I have seen from this expedition.[read more]

K2 – Chogori 8611 m: K2.
K2. K2 – Chogori 8611 m
2004 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 12 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, wraps; bumped from shipping, vg+. #23542 $24.95
This special publication commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. One third of the book is devoted to the early explorations of the Duke of Abruzzi’s expedition with Vittorio Sella (1909), the second third to the expeditions of Houston (1938, 1953) and Wiessner (1939), and the f[read more]

Philosophy for Polar Explorers: Kagge, Erling
Kagge, Erling Philosophy for Polar Explorers
2019 US 1st US, small 8vo, pp.xix, 169, 33 color & 3 bw photos, 2 color illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27893 $19.95
Kagge, a renowned Norwegian explorer, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery. He is one of the world’s most accomplished explorers being the first to complete the Three Poles Challenge (North Pole, South Pole, Everest). In this thought-provoking and inspiring boo[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Where the Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine & corners, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, tight, fine #11842 $75.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $59.00
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing: Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 52 bw photos, wraps; new #26737 $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks (1998-2011) without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her original German-language book ‘Ganz bei Mir’. She covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal lif[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]

Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast: Kick, Peter W.
Kick, Peter W. Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 269, 21 bw photos, 20 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #27091 $39.00
A warm day on the trail turns unseasonably cold, an avalanche barrels downhill, a foot slips on icy terrain, a trail gives way unexpectedly. In an instant, lives are lost or forever changed. In the backcountry, a single piece of gear could mean the difference between a comfortable night under the st[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]

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