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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]

Dhaulagiri - Berg Ohne Gnade with Team Signed Expedition Postcard: Moravec, Fritz
New signedMoravec, Fritz Dhaulagiri - Berg Ohne Gnade with Team Signed Expedition Postcard
1960 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Moravec, dj chipped top/bottom spine, 1.5” tear back, unclipped, good+, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27567 $225.00
With Postcard of the Osterreichischen Himalaya Dhaulagiri Expedition 1959. signed 8 members – Fritz Moravec (leader), Othmar Kucera, Stefan Pauer, Karl Prein, Hans Retay, Heinrich Roiss, Erich Vanis, & Wilfred Wehle, fine The account of the 1959 Austrian Himalayan expedition to Dhaulagiri, at the[read more]

Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]: Moravec, Fritz
signedMoravec, Fritz Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]
1963 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 2nd, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 41 bw photos, map, photo eps, dec blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ few edge tears, cloth bright, fine #26814 $49.00
Although best known for his Himalayan expeditions, which included the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956, Moravec also had two expeditions to northern Spitsbergen, in 1958 and 1960. Here he provides accounts of his explorations, via dogsled, and an epic boat journey around the southern coast of S[read more]

Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]: Moravec, Fritz
Moravec, Fritz Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]
1998 Picus Wien 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, dec cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #20556 $9.00 $7.00
Moravec, and team, made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This is a small reprinted version of his account of the climb. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Moreland, A. Maud Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand
1911 Witherby London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 219, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth bright, 3 plates separated, near fine. #23950 $79.00
Moreland provides an account of a tour of NZ’s South Island South Westland. He crossed Haast Pass and the Matukituki and includes an account of the first ascent of Mount Aspiring by mountain guide Alex Graham. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Not in Nea[read more]

Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory: Morin, Micheline
Morin, Micheline Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory
1955 John Day NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 13 color & 42 bw illus, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge tears, vg-, cloth vg+ #12083 $9.00
An Everest history for younger readers. Neate M144, SB M46, Yak M251.[read more]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26453 $95.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
Morrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; fine #9927 $9.00 $7.65
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat & Baiba Morrow, fine. #18966 $45.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat Morrow, fine #13601 $35.00 $29.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East Ltd Ed, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ small stain on back, unclipped, fine, cloth bright, fine #21317 $195.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. This is the scarce hardcover edition which was only available via advance subscription. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

Stones into Schools: Mortenson, Greg
New Mortenson, Greg Stones into Schools
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 420, 29 color & 21 bw photos, 6 bw maps, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #25448 $26.95
Mortenson’s second book picks up where his bestselling ‘Three Cups of Tea’ left off in 2003. This traces his efforts to work in a new country, the secluded northeast corner of Afghanistan. His efforts to establish the first schools there were diverted by the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan but h[read more]

The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes: Moyes, Morton
Moyes, Morton The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes
2016 Adelaide 2nd prtg Ltd ed, 4to, pp.124, 8 color & 28 bw photos, 6 color maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps; new #27534 $49.95
Captain Morton Henry Moyes OBE (1886-1981) was a teacher, naval officer, and Antarctic explorer of the heroic age. Winner of three polar medals, Moyes took part in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 under Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Shackleton Relief Expedition 1916-17 under Captain John Ki[read more]

The Wind in My Hair: Muir, Bridgitte
Muir, Bridgitte The Wind in My Hair
1998 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 293, 40 color photos, wraps; pages browned, very good #14648 $19.00
In 1997 Brigitte Muir became the first Australian woman to climb Everest, her third attempt, and thus became the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits. She describes her Seven Summits climbs and each of her attempts on Everest, via both the north and south sides. In 1996 she was a member of He[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good #24912 $395.00 $284.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus: Mummery, A. F.
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1908 Unwin London 2nd ed 4th imp, thick 8vo, pp.xl, 361, frontis w/ tissue guard, 10 bw full-page plates (all but 1 w/ tissue guards), 22 text illus, teg, uncut, leather title patch, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, some spots on back, corners bumped, ‘Presentation Copy’ blindstamped on bottom of title page, front hinge starting, very good #26382 $175.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition[read more]

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