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Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]: Pauner, Carlos
Pauner, Carlos Kangchenjunga: Historia de un Superviviente [Kangchenjunga: Story of a Survivor]
2006 Spain 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 107 color photos, 2 sketches, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26080 $79.00
Pauner, a highly successful Spanish mountaineer, has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen. His first was K2 (2001) and in May, 2012 he reached the summit of Shishapangma, his 13th peak. The only remaining 8000er for Pauner is Everest. He first attempted Kangchenjunga in 19[read more]

The Taming of Denali - Now Mount McKinley: Pearson, Grant H.
Pearson, Grant H. The Taming of Denali - Now Mount McKinley
1957 Pearson Los Altos 1st, 8vo, pp.21, 3 bw photos, staple-bound, wraps; edges toned, very good #18971 $95.00
Pearson was Superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park for a number of years and a member of the 1932 Lindley-Liek expedition. This was the first party to climb both peaks of Denali. This booklet summarizes all 31 expeditions to the mountain beginning with the U.S. Army Expedition of 1898 thru 1[read more]

See article titles below: Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H.
Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H. See article titles below
1904 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, GPO Washington, DC 1st, black cloth; entire issue, thick 8vo, pp.876, spine darkened, very good #26707 $75.00
Peary, R. E. North Polar Exploration: Field Work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902. pp.427-457, 15 bw photos, fldg map; with Markham, Clements R. The First Years Work of the National Antarctic Expedition. pp.459-465, color fldg map; with Nordenskiöld, Otto. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition. [read more]

A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
Peck, Annie S. A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below
1911 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth; cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg #22609 $495.00
Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Furthe[read more]

Peissel, Michel Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom - Exploring a Lost Himalayan Land
1967 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, dec green cloth; dj worn top edge, vg, cloth near fine. #9998 $39.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Yak P41.[read more]

Peissel, Michel Zanskar: The Hidden Kingdom
1979 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 16 color & 20 bw photos, 3 maps, white/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23916 $12.00
Peissel, who speaks fluent Tibetan, undertook the first scholarly exploration and study of Zanskar in 1976. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom: Peissel, Michel.
Peissel, Michel. Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom
1968 Collins & Harvill Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, color frontis, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 6 drawings, 4 maps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #27323 $35.00 $15.00
Peissel was the first foreigner to make an extended visit of the Mustang region of Nepal lying north of the Annapurna range. Yak P41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzold, Paul
signedPetzold, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; signed & dated 12-4-‘95, fine #24643 $195.00 $75.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories. To see all o[read more]

Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes: Petzoldt, Paul
Petzoldt, Paul Teton Tales and Other Petzoldt Anecdotes
1995 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, 12 bw photos, wraps; fine #4838 $15.00
Petzoldt was a mountaineer, environmentalist, served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a guide in the Grand Tetons, a member of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2, and here provides a wide collection of stories.[read more]

A Mountain Called Nun Kun: Pierre, Bernard
Pierre, Bernard A Mountain Called Nun Kun
1955 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 189, 20 bw photos, 5 maps/diagrams, appendices, red cloth; dj tape reinforced on corners, vg, cloth w/ name, fine #12092 $29.00
Account of the 1953 French expedition which made the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410'). It was on this expedition where Claude Kogan set a new altitude record for women. Neate P53.[read more]

signedPierre, Bernard & Claude Aulard Escalades er Randonnées au Hoggar et dans les Tassilis [Climbs and Excursions in Hoggar and the Tassilis]
1985 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.260, 12 color & 14 bw photos, 55 maps/route drawings, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, w/ Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23751 $35.00
Pierre climbed extensively with participation in the first ascents of both Salcantay and Nun Kun to his credit. Here he describes an extensive climbing expedition, conducted in 1950, in the Hoggar mountains and Tassili region of Algeria. This is an expanded edition from his original 1952 publicati[read more]

Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain: Pierse, Simon
Pierse, Simon Kangchenjunga: Imaging a Himalayan Mountain
2005 Wales 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.127, color frontis, 18 color & 41 bw photos, 1 fig, map, wraps; new. #24129 $29.95
A marvelous book created as a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of 56 paintings, prints and photographs of the third highest mountain in the world. The exhibition, which showed at The Alpine Club in London in May-June 2005 as part of a series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the fir[read more]

Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2017 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.311, photo frontis, 171 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27341 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2018 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, photo frontis, 82 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27403 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowski, Danuta
signedPiotrowski, Danuta Nanga Parbat 1985: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2019 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 151 bw photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27670 $84.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

signedPons, Jordi Annapurna Est: Un 8000 Verge
1983 Juventud Barcelona 3rd, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 3 color & 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, fine. #20741 $39.00
Annapurna East lies just east of Annapurna I and was first climbed by this Spanish expedition in 1974. Three members, including Pons, reached the summit. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
signedPonting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
Jan 1922 Duckworth London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 170 bw photos, gilt-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine faded, pulled top spine, signed ‘John R Molholm 1961 Christchurch, NZ’ on ffep, tight, very good- #26766 $125.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British[read more]

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