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The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 Cambridge Uni Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth rubbed, name/date 1937 on ffep, vg #24670 $125.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest ex[read more]

The Ascent of Nanda Devi: Tilman, H. W.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryTilman, H. W. The Ascent of Nanda Devi
1937 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 235, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine faded, chipped top spine, vg #25053 $95.00
The first ascent of Nanda Devi (25,645') with Arthur Emmons, Charles Houston, and Noel Odell, in 1936, without the use of crampons or pitons! Both Tilman and Odell reached the summit. Houston is, of course, also known for his feats on K2 in 1936 and 1938. Odell was a member of the British Everest[read more]

Tobias, Michael Charles & Harold Drasdo, eds The Mountain Spirit
1979 Overlook Press Woodstock 1st, 4to, pp.264, 50 bw photos/illus, brown cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate & review slip laid in, dj w/ 2” vertical scratch on front, else fine, cloth fine #23781 $35.00
The first work to explore the spiritual realm of mountains and mountain climbing in a philosophical, poetic, and religious context. A unique volume on the aesthetics of the mountain experience with contributions by Amy, Blakeney, Bueler, Cleare, Cooper, Echevarria, Gill, Long, Naess, Roberts, Rowel[read more]

Townsend, Chris High Summer: Backpacking the Canadian Rockies
1989 Oxford University Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.160, 20 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new. #10179 $19.00
Townsend is the first to complete a continuous walk along the length of the Rocky Mountains in Canada, a total of 1600 miles.[read more]

Tucker, John Kanchenjunga
1966 Abelard-Schuman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, map frontis, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj w/ three small edge tears, vg, cloth fine. #11716 $29.00
Account of the 1954 reconnaissance which set the stage for the 1955 first ascent. Neate T65, Yak T134.[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 402, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj w/ Banff Award Winner sticker, else dj & cloth new #27503 $26.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible: Tuckey, Harriet
Tuckey, Harriet Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 400, 32 bw photos, sketch, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26481 $39.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Pugh revolutionised[read more]

Tyndall, John Hours of Exercise in the Alps
1897 Appleton NY reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 473, frontis, 6 bw illus, teg, ½ leather & marbled boards; rubbed, vg. #11717 $39.00
Tyndall was an outstanding Irish scientist who made the first ascent of the Weisshorn and almost made the first ascent of the Matterhorn. This also includes his climbs on the Eiger, Jungfrau, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T76.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, chipped bottom corners, vg, cloth fine #10305 $65.00 $58.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ chips/tears, taped edges, good, cloth vg #25065 $45.00 $40.50
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

Ullman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth vg #25172 $9.00 $7.20
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport late[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ edge wear, tear back, vg, cloth w/ few stain marks to edges, vg #10191 $55.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed ‘Warm personal regards to Mr. & Mrs. Gene Smith Barry C. Bishop 5/22/64’ & signed ‘Tom Hornbein March 3, 2012’, dj w/ small chip top spine, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18556 $395.00
A true first edition of the official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Copies of this important canon in the Himalayan literature signed by summitter Bishop are quite scarce. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein, dj w/ edge tears, vg, cloth w/ bookplate, vg+ #18175 $125.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein, dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #12663 $69.00
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth: Ullman, James Ramsey
signedUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16230 $75.00
A true first edition of the official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryUllman, James Ramsey Americans on Everest: The Official Account of the Ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
1964 Lippincott Phil & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 429, 7 color & 120 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ large chips top edge, good, cloth near fine #25063 $49.00 $44.10
The official story of the 1963 American Everest expedition which made the first traverse. Neate U01, SB U07, Yak U16. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC L[read more]

Man of Everest: The Autobiography of Tenzing: Ullman, James Ramsey
Ullman, James Ramsey Man of Everest: The Autobiography of Tenzing
1956 Reprint Society London reprint, 8vo, pp.320, 29 bw photos, 4 maps/sketches, green cloth; cloth vg #25616 $5.00 $4.25
Tenzing's first autobiography following the ascent of Everest. He discusses his early climbs including Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Everest with the Swiss, and the successful 1953 expedtion with the British. Neate U05, SB T06, Yak U15. To see all of our Sale Items,
Eiger – Nordwand: Mit Nagelschuhen und Hanfseil auf den Spuren der Erstbegeher [Eiger – North Wall: With Nail Shoes and Hemp in the Footsteps of its First Climber]: Ulrich, Thomas
Ulrich, Thomas Eiger – Nordwand: Mit Nagelschuhen und Hanfseil auf den Spuren der Erstbegeher [Eiger – North Wall: With Nail Shoes and Hemp in the Footsteps of its First Climber]
2003 Germany 1st, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #23713 $95.00
This large-format photo book documents the 2002 recreation of the first ascent of the Eiger’s North Face in 1938 by Harrer, Kasparek, Heckmair and Vörg. The team of two, with accompanying cameramen,worked with Heckmair to recreate the equipment used in the first ascent. This book contains photos f[read more]

Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld: Unsoeld, Jolene
signedUnsoeld, Jolene Wild Adventures We Have Known: My Life with Willi Unsoeld
2016 Pvt Prtd US 1st, 4to, pp.407, 143 color & 91 bw photos, 5 color & 1 bw illus, sketch, page ribbon, illus blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new with 90-min DVD #27291 $44.95
Jolene Unsoeld provides an intimate portrait of her life with famed American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld. Thirty-seven years in the making, Jolene’s book, together with Willi’s letters, writings, and diary entries, tells of their lives and adventures together climbing mountains and raising four childr[read more]

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