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K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: A Challenge to the Sky 1954-2004
2004 UK rev ed, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 114 color & 41 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #23619 $59.00
This is a revised edition of their earlier work published in 1995. The photo treatment is virtually the same with minor text changes to bring it up to date.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Diemberger & Doug Scott, dj & cloth bumped, else new #14467 $75.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

K2: Challenging the Sky: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, Charley Mace, Nazir Sabir, dj fine, cloth fine #23581 $145.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

Photographing Himalayas: Dillwali, Ashok
signedDillwali, Ashok Photographing Himalayas
[2009] New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.130, 100 color photos, wraps; signed, new #25283 $45.00
Dillwali is a professional photographer with numerous trips to the Himalaya. Here he presents his tips for photography in the mountains together with a selection of his photos.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Dingle, dj fine, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24277 $59.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj small tear, near fine, cloth w/ name, fine #9629 $69.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

Kurt Diemberger Poster: Dottridge, Agaath
signedDottridge, Agaath Kurt Diemberger Poster
Image size 10.75" x 16", Print size 11" x 17"; signed Diemberger, color w/ white margins; rolled, new #23975 $29.95 $23.96
A classic portrait image of legendary mountaineer Kurt Diemberger. This was painted from Hermann Warth's ice-beard photo of Kurt following their first ascent of Shartse (7502m) in 1974. This image was used as the cover photo for Kurt's book 'Spirits of the Air'. This is one of three color prints by [read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
signedDuane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; signed Glen Denny, Andy Kirkpatrick, Ed Webster, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21104 $59.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

signedEdwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas
1910 Henry Holt & Co NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 449, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 54 bw photos, 3 (of 4) maps, appendix, teg, red coth; inscribed, cloth rubbed, missing primary map, otherwise vg. #21978 $89.00
Feeney, Robert E. Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration. 1997 US, 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 279, 48 bw illus, 22 tables, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new.[read more]

The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy
signedEgeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed Geoff Milburn, dj pulled top/bottom spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #23875 $29.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. From the mountaineering library of Geoff Milburn, gu[read more]

Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912- 2012: Elms, Lindsay J.
signedElms, Lindsay J. Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912- 2012
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.165, 51 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; signed, new #26086 $24.95
Written to commemorate the centenary of the Alpine Club of Canada's Vancouver Island Section this book contains transcripts of journal entries, diaries and newspaper accounts of early ascents of some of the most prominent mountains on Vancouver Island. In addition, Elms has written about the rich, [read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band & Tony Streather, dj pulled top spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ pencil marks to ffep, near fine #10272 $295.00 $125.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. Band was a member of the first summit team and Streather a member of the second team. Band was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. This UK edition includes color photos not in the US edition. Neate E27, Yak E62. [read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 187, 51 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band, dj chipped, vg+, cloth fine #12325 $115.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. This copy is signed by George Band who was not only one of the team to reach the summit but was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. Neate E27, Yak E62.[read more]

1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition
1978 ; signed 7 – Wolfgang Nairz (2x, leader), Horst Bergmann, Peter Habeler, Helmut Hagner, Reinhold Messner, Robert Schauer, Hans Schell, fine #26177 $175.00
A scarce card created for the Everest expedition on which Messner and Habeler made the first ascent of Everest ‘by fair means’, without supplemental oxygen.[read more]

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