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Unsworth, Walt Hold The Heights: The Foundations of Mountaineering
1993 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.432, 69 bw photos, 22 maps/charts, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #10919 $39.00
A comprehensive history of world mountaineering from the first recorded ascent to 1953, ranging the globe. Includes extensive notes and a regional bibliography.[read more]

Unsworth, Walt Hold The Heights: The Foundations of Mountaineering
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.432, 69 bw photos, 22 maps/charts, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #10209 $25.00 $20.00
A comprehensive history of world mountaineering from the first recorded ascent to 1953, ranging the globe. Includes extensive notes and a regional bibliography. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. H[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]
2005 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photos frontis, 199 color photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new + DVD #25486 $59.00
Van Rooijen is one of Holland’s top mountaineers. He became the first Dutch person to reach the North Pole (1997), the South Pole (2000), and the summit of Everest (2002 and 2004, both without supplemental oxygen). This covers these four expeditions as well as to Mount Kenya (1996) and K2 (where h[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
Vaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #4982 $19.95 $9.00
Vaughan's autobiography includes his first ascent of Mount Vaughan prior to his 89th birthday. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930
1990 Stackpole Harrisburg 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 197, 34 bw photos, map, tan/blue cloth; inscribed 11 May 1993, dj w/ several spots of green paint(?) to bottom edge, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ slight chipping to ffep, tight, fine #11101 $9.95
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He was a dogsled driver on Byrd's expedition and was chief dog driver of the geological survey party which discovered Amundsen’s cairn.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18858 $39.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed Venables, Chris Bonington, & Harish Kapadia, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18863 $95.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #18859 $16.95 $13.55
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story. To see all of our [read more]

signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Harish Kapadia, new. #22070 $20.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables & Ed Webster, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24976 $85.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Venables became the first Briton to climb Everest without su[read more]

Everest: Summit of Achievement: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Summit of Achievement
2003 UK 1st, oversize 4to, pp.252, photo frontis, 103 color & 197 bw photos, 11 maps (1 color), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj top edge lightly pulled, else dj & cloth new #22900 $75.00
A massive work, weighing over five pounds, done to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. This is beautifully illustrated with many never-before-published photos. It presents the initial early surveys, to the reconnaissance expeditions, all the early attempts, and thru th[read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 14 color & 17 bw photos, 9 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ 2 1” tears back & wrinkled, unclipped, vg-, cloth tight, fine #18144 $7.00 $5.95
The 1983 first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling and the 1985 Siachen Indo-British Expedition's first ascent of Rimo III (7233m). Winner of the 1986 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 14 color & 17 bw photos, 9 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fin #10217 $55.00 $39.00
The 1983 first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling and the 1985 Siachen Indo-British Expedition's first ascent of Rimo III (7233m). Winner of the 1986 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Himalayan Quest: Viesturs, Ed
signedViesturs, Ed Himalayan Quest
2003 US 1st, 4to, pp.159, photo frontis, 76 color photos, 21 route drawings, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25699 $39.00
Ed’s first book on his 15-year quest to climb all 14 of the highest peaks in the world. When this was written he had completed 12 of the 14, including summiting Everest 5 times. This is primarily a photo book, with long photo captions, organized chronologically. Many of Ed’s high-altitude photos are[read more]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24407 $49.00
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the m[read more]

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US rep, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Roberts on title page, Viesturs on bookplate, dj & cloth new #25295 $34.95
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the[read more]

Naar Himalaya en Karakorum: Visser, Ph. C.
Visser, Ph. C. Naar Himalaya en Karakorum
1923 Nijgh & van Ditmar's Rotterdam 1st, 4to, pp.154, photo frontis, 69 bw photos, two maps, green cloth; cloth w/ new eps, tight, very good+ #21348 $85.00 $45.00
Narrative of the first, of four, Visser expedition. In 1922 they explored the Saser Pass from the Nubra Valley and six glaciers, and reconnoitered Saser Kangri (7672m) from the west. Visser was a Dutch diplomat and mountain explorer who, along with his wife, spent 14 years exploring the Karakoram ov[read more]

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