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Zurück in die Berge [Back in the Mountains]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Zurück in die Berge [Back in the Mountains]
1977 Athesia Bozen 4th, 4to, pp.119, 41 color & 15 bw photos, pictorial cloth; inscribed, cloth fine #25027 $65.00
With the photos of Ernst Pertl, Messner provides his thoughts on mountains and mountain life. This is his first book. In German, no English translation.[read more]

First Fam’lies of the Sierras: Miller, Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin First Fam’lies of the Sierras
1876 Jansen, McClurg Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 258, 4 pgs ads, gilt-lettered spine, embossed dark-red cloth; cloth rubbed, light spot to spine, tight, very good #27227 $25.00
Miller (1837-1913), a prolific writer, American poet, and frontiersman , was considered the ‘Poet of the Sierras’.[read more]

Valley of Giants: Stories From Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing: Miller, Lauren DeLaunay
Miller, Lauren DeLaunay Valley of Giants: Stories From Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 18 color & 3 bw photos, 3 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27801 $21.95
Though often overlooked, women have long been at the center of climbing in Yosemite—integral members of the community establishing routes and making equipment. In ‘Valley of Giants’, editor and climber Miller has gathered original stories, interviews, journal excerpts, archival materials, and memora[read more]

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors: Mills, James Edward
Mills, James Edward The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, 22 color & 2 bw photos, wraps; new #26811 $19.95
The nation’s wild places belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Although the Buffalo Soldiers proved essential to the creation of several national parks and Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali in 1964 minority populations are much less[read more]

To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present: Mirsky, Jeannette
Mirsky, Jeannette To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present
1948 Knopf NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxii, 334, xviii, 31 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, tight, map w/ no tears, near fine #11020 $9.00
The first edition, ‘To the North’, was withdrawn from publication when Dr. Cook threatened libel action. AB 11528, Mattila B16.[read more]

1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering: Modica, Gilles
Modica, Gilles 1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering
2016 UK 1st, thick square 8vo, pp.393, 96 bw photos, 59 color & 102 bw illus, 7 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, page ribbon, red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27104 $77.95
From the Wetterhorn in 1854 to the Matterhorn in 1865 – from triumph to tragedy – the Alps were conquered in a decade. It was what Reverend W.A.B. Coolidge called the ‘golden age of alpinism’, the era of the first great guides (Christian Almer, Melchoir Anderegg, Michel Croz) and gentlemen climbers [read more]

Space Below My Feet: Moffat, Gwen
Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet
1961 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.286, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, tight, fine #9919 $45.00
This is the first volume, of three, of autobiography from one of England's leading woman climbers. Neate M125.[read more]

Moffat, Gwen Space Below My Feet
1961 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 302, 15 bw photos, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #9920 $36.00
This is the first volume, of three, of autobiography from one of England's leading woman climbers. Neate M125.[read more]

Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur': Moneta, José Manuel
Moneta, José Manuel Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur'
2017 UK 1st. 8vo, pp.440, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27490 $89.95
This is one man’s fascinating record of four winters in the Antarctic during the 1920s, the period of transition from the isolation of the Heroic Age to the beginnings of radio communication with the world outside. The Argentine José Manuel Moneta (1900-1973) chronicles in words and photographs the [read more]

Erebus: The Ice Dragon – A Portrait of an Antarctic Volcano: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Erebus: The Ice Dragon – A Portrait of an Antarctic Volcano
2023 NZ Ltd Boxed Ed n/100, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 113 color & 45 bw photos, 31 color & 25 bw illus, 2 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth, pictorial slipcase; signed Monteath & Adele Jackson, slipcase & cloth new #27879 $245.00
Haunting and searingly beautiful, Antarctica’s Mount Erebus has attracted explorers, mountaineers, artists, and scientists; each drawn to the mountain by their own particular vision or curiosity. The mountain is a truly unique geological phenomenon — an active volcano sheathed in ice, with hundreds [read more]

signedMonteath, Colin Hall & Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers : From Mount Cook to Everest
1997 Hedgehog House Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 244 color & 7 bw photos, color map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #13525 $125.00
Rob Hall and Gary Ball were two of New Zealand’s most accomplished expedition climbers with 47 expeditions to the highest mountains of the seven continents. This large-format book uses much of their own material and is a tribute to their accomplishments from their early days in the New Zealand Alps[read more]

Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.240, 250 color photos, 12 color maps, cloth; signed, numbered bookplate, dj corner(s) bumped from shipping else dj & cloth new. #23018 $89.95
Monteath is one of New Zealand's best known photographers and writers specialising in the world's polar and mountain regions. A mountaineer for 35 years, Colin has taken part in mountaineering and trans-alpine expeditions on every continent. Among his many ascents in New Zealand he lists 13 climbs[read more]

Monzino, Guido Kanjut Sar: Atti della Spedizione G.M. ’59 al Kanjut Sar (Karakorum)
1961 Aldo Martello Milano 1st, 4to, pp.342, 33 color & 155 bw (2 fldg panoramas) photos, 16 figs, 5 tables, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, white/red cloth; dj lightly pulled top spine, mark to back cover, vg+, cloth fine #12161 $175.00
A massive work on the Italian first ascent of Kanjut Sar (25,460’) in 1959. Monzino led 21 expeditions during his lifetime. This book weighs 4.5 pounds. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

La Spedizione Italiana all'Everest 1973: Monzino, Guido
Monzino, Guido La Spedizione Italiana all'Everest 1973
1976 Privately printed Milano 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 22 color plates, 4 bw photos (1 fldg), 23 figs, 9 tables, 4 sketches, 2 color maps, errata slip, green cloth; slipcase w/ 2” split on top edge, else fine, cloth fine #23365 $195.00
This huge 64-man expedition placed eight members on the summit. Theirs was the first use of a helicopter within the Western Cwm for support. This massive work weighs 5.25 pounds, scarce. In Italian.[read more]

Tough & Cheerful: The Life and Times of Kanchha Sherpa Last Living Member from the First Ascent of Mount Everest: Moon, Patricia
Moon, Patricia Tough & Cheerful: The Life and Times of Kanchha Sherpa Last Living Member from the First Ascent of Mount Everest
2023 US rep, 8vo, pp.138, photo frontis, 53 color & 6 bw photos, diagram, 4 color maps, wraps; new #27821 $24.95
A story about the world’s tallest mountain, the evolution of Nepal, and a man who has been part of the staggering transformation of both. As the last living member of the 1953 first summit of Everest, with Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Kanchha’s history is one never to be forgotten. In 1933,[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1967 Univ Alaska College 1st, 8vo, pp.202, color frontis, 41 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Brad Washburn, dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #25433 $75.00 $65.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Neate M140. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.xv, 202, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; inscribed by Moore ‘For Jack Young – my lifelong friend with all good wishes. This new edition from the author. T.M.’ & additionally signed by Moore, bookplate of Jack Young, very good #10288 $49.00 $39.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Jack Young was a member of the 1932 expedition, along with Moore, which made the first ascent of Minya Konka [read more]

The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen: Moorehead, Catherine
signedMoorehead, Catherine The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 279, 10 color & 5 bw photos, 23 color & 3 bw illus, 2 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26556 $49.95
Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. H[read more]

Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days: Moran, Martin
Moran, Martin Alps 4000: 75 Peaks in 52 Days
1994 David & Charles London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 61 color photos, 17 maps, appendices, grey cloth; dj unclipped, tight, near fine, cloth fine #23032 $5.00 $4.25
Moran tells the amazing story of his first-ever traverse of all 75 4000m peaks of the Alps. He and fellow climber Simon Jenkins even used bicycles to get from peak to peak! They traveled over 620 miles and climbed 229,000 feet, all in 52 days. To see all of our Sale Items,
Moravec, Fritz Dhaulagiri - Berg Ohne Gnade
1961 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 2nd, 8vo, pp.223, 17 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth bright, fine. #22200 $49.00
The account of the 1959 Austrian Himalayan expedition to Dhaulagiri. At this time it was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. They were the first to reconnoiter the NE ridge. Despite the death of one member, the team managed to reach 25,250’ before being defeated by wind and weather. In Germ[read more]

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