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Introduction to Rock and Mountain Climbing: Mendenhall, Ruth & John
Mendenhall, Ruth & John Introduction to Rock and Mountain Climbing
1969 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, small 8vo, pp.192, frontis illus, figs, orange cloth; dj rubbed, faded, unclipped, good+, cloth discolored along bottom edge, vg #13631 $4.95
This is one of several books authored by the Mendenhall’s on climbing and backpacking. This includes what the absolute beginner needs to know, do, have, and take! John Mendenhall (1911 – 1983) is well known in Sierra climbing circles. His first ascent of the NE gully of Laurel Mountain in 1930 is[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1989 Crowood Wiltshire 2nd, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27625 $24.95
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. An important book and a good reference so[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $124.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 42 color & 96 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #21075 $110.00
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of an 8000m peak, Messner reconstructs the history of climbing on Annapurna. Included are not only the historic first ascent but also Bonington’s expedition on the South Face (1970), Loretan and Joos’ traverse (1984), and Messner’s ascent [read more]

Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 42 color & 96 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ bottom edge mark, else new. #20168 $24.95 $9.95
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of an 8000m peak, Messner reconstructs the history of climbing on Annapurna. Included are not only the historic first ascent but also Bonington’s expedition on the South Face (1970), Loretan and Joos’ traverse (1984), and Messner’s ascent [read more]

Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]
1977 BLV Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.156, 4 color & 18 bw photos, map, wraps; signed, wraps w/ publicity card glued to ffep & description clipping glue to title page, fine #25900 $75.00
This is Messner's fifth book and the first with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be the absolute limit of potential climbing. This was published in English in 1974 as ‘The Seventh Grade’. In German. [read more]

Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Diamir: König der Berge - Schicksalsberg Nanga Parbat [Diamir: King of the Mountains – The Fate Mountain Nanga Parbat]
2008 Germany 1st, 4to, pp.292, 133 color & 67 bw photos, bw map, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25090 $69.00
A beautiful, large-format, book on the history of Nanga Parbat. Using archival material, historical photos, and spectacular aerial photos, Messner tells the history of climbing on this great peak from 1895 to 2005. Here are the stories of attempts and ascents from Mummery (1895), the pre-war Germa[read more]

Messner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23328 $79.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner, Peter Habeler, & Robert Schauer, dj rubbed on corners, spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #24399 $395.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Robert Schauer was a member of this expedition as well and has climbed a number of 8000m peaks. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #24377 $89.00 $39.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed Messner & Peter Habeler, dj unclipped, stain mark on lower inside, near fine, cloth fine #9901 $145.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169.[read more]

Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate
1979 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 37 color & 42 bw photos, 6 maps, photo eps, orange cloth; signed, dj spine lightly faded as usual, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #20462 $95.00 $44.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Peter Habeler, a tremendous achievement. Neate M88, SB M26, Yak M169. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 1 bw photo, 37 bw illus, wraps; new #27302 $19.95
Edward Whymper and the Matterhorn are familiar names in mountaineering lore, as is Whymper’s first ascent of the mountain. His achievement, however, came at a high cost: a man slipped on the descent, a rope broke, and four of the climbers fell to their death. But there’s an untold side of the Matter[read more]

K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold K2 Chogori: Der Grosse Berg
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 65 color & 46 bw photos, 6 maps, 5 sketches, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23417 $45.00
For the 50 anniversary of the first ascent of K2, Messner provides a history from the early explorations of Conway in 1892 thru 2004. Primary focus is placed on the expeditions of Crowley (1902), Wiessner (1939), Houston (1953), the first ascent, led by Desio, (1954), Messner’s alpine-style ascent [read more]

Siebter Grad [Seventh Grade]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Siebter Grad [Seventh Grade]
1981 BLV Munchen new ed, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 17 color & 27 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed, cloth fine #25909 $65.00
This is Messner's fifth book and the first with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be the absolute limit of potential climbing. This new edition has more photos than both the original German and Engli[read more]

The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Crystal Horizon: Everest - The First Solo Ascent
1989 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.322, photo frontis, 60 color & 215 bw photos, 5 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, small stain bottom spine on inside, else fine, cloth fine #4314 $65.00 $15.00
In 1980 Messner made the first solo, oxygen-less ascent of Everest, via the North Col route; a tremendous feat. SB M27. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 32 color & 111 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27117 $95.00
Messner speaks out on the fateful climb of his first 8000m peak! In 1970 Reinhold, along with his brother Gunther, was a member of Karl Herrligkoffer’s large Rupal Face expedition to Nanga Parbat. Although successful in reaching the summit, the expedition was marred by the death of Gunther during [read more]

The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 32 color & 111 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22990 $24.95 $12.00
Messner speaks out on the fateful climb of his first 8000m peak! In 1970 Reinhold, along with his brother Gunther, was a member of Karl Herrligkoffer’s large Rupal Face expedition to Nanga Parbat. Although successful in reaching the summit, the expedition was marred by the death of Gunther during [read more]

Messner, Reinhold The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing
1974 Oxford Univ Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 26 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22989 $115.00
Messner's first book with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be -the absolute limit of potential climbing. Neate M90.[read more]

The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing
1974 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 26 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27128 $225.00
Messner's first book with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be -the absolute limit of potential climbing. Neate M90.[read more]

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