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Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1964 Harish Hamilton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), map eps, brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ number label removed from spine, ‘Withdrawn’ stamp on half-title & copyright pages, no other markings, vg+. #23327 $15.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58: Martin, Geoffrey Lee
Martin, Geoffrey Lee Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58
2007 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 114 color & 16 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24744 $44.95
On 20 January 1958, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a blaze of controversy. It had been intended that Fuchs would be the first to reach the Pole – the halfway point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s crossing of the frozen continent — but Hillary and[read more]

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65: Masheter, Carol
Masheter, Carol Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 199, 28 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new #27098 $13.95
Masheter’s second book describes her completion of her Seven Summits quest in 2012, becoming the oldest woman to do so - Kilimanjaro (1972), Aconcagua (2007), Everest (2008), Denali (2009), Erebus, Vinson (2012), Kosciuszko (2012), and Carstenz Pyramid (2012); as well as Cho Oyu (2005) and Mont Blan[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine #9889 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. Neate M61.[read more]

Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #9890 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M61.[read more]

Der Turm in Mir: Zu Schwierigsten Gipfeln der Erde [The Tower in Me: To the Most Difficult Summits of the Earth]: Mayerl, Sepp
New Mayerl, Sepp Der Turm in Mir: Zu Schwierigsten Gipfeln der Erde [The Tower in Me: To the Most Difficult Summits of the Earth]
1984 Rosenheimer Rosenheim 1st, square 4to, pp.206, 49 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #27564 $45.00
Mayerl (1937-2012) was an Austrian roofer, church tower restorer, and mountaineer who climbed Yerupaja (1969), made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar (8516m, 1970), made the first ascent of the southern wall of Yalung Kang (8438m, 1975), made the first ascent of the Fang (7647m, 1980), and the first a[read more]

Naked Before the Mountain: Mazeaud, Pierre
Mazeaud, Pierre Naked Before the Mountain
1974 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 33 bw photos, brown cloth; dj unclipped w/ price sticker over original price, fine, cloth tight, fine #23004 $65.00
Mazeaud, a French post-war alpinist, had numerous first ascents in the Alps. He and Bonatti barely survived an epic retreat from the Central Pillar of Frêney in 1961. In 1971 he was a member of the International Everest Expedition. Neate M73, SB M20.[read more]

The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington: McCartney, Simon
McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing: McClure, Steve
signedMcClure, Steve Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 69 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26854 $39.95
The autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world’s top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion [read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
McDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada reprint, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26069 $32.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History: McKinnon, Lyn
McKinnon, Lyn Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History
2016 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 55 color & 102 bw photos, 4 color maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27210 $39.95
The 1951 First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition was initiated by Earle Riddiford who, together with Ed Cotter (Guy Cotter’s father), Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat (7242m), their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Hearing of the success o[read more]

The Antarctic Diary of Archibald Lang McLean: McLean, Archibald
McLean, Archibald The Antarctic Diary of Archibald Lang McLean
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 400, 106 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg in pocket), gray cloth; dj & cloth new #27710 $65.95
First Publication of McLean’s Antarctic Diary Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922) was a graduate in Arts and Medicine at Sydney University who in 1911 applied to join Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) as the expedition’s doctor and bacteriologist. On the expedition he stu[read more]

signedMcNair, Matty L. On Thin Ice: A Woman’s Journey to the North Pole
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.155, 31 color photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21061 $27.00
In 1997 McNair led the first women’s expedition to the North Pole. This was also the first ‘guided’ expedition to the Pole, using relay teams, and also placed the first Canadian woman at the Pole.[read more]

Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive: McOrist, Wilson
McOrist, Wilson Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 362, 20 color & 3 bw photos, 6 illus, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26913 $39.99
The figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Whilst the story of his ill-fated 1914-18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew’s narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known, and told here in[read more]

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