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The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman
2018 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.ix, 241, 39 color photos, blue cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27418 $59.95
Mainstream news reports about climbing are dominated by action from the world’s highest mountains, more often than not focusing on tragedy and controversy. Far removed from this high-altitude circus, a group of visionary and specialist mountaineers are seeking out eye-catching objectives in the most[read more]

On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 74 color & 1 bw photos, 7 sketches, 7 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #24043 $65.00
This is the second volume of Mick’s memoirs. Here he records his alpine climbs since 1990, including Taweche (1995), Changabang (1997), Arwa Tower (1999), Mount Kennedy (2000), and Siguniang (2002). The two-person ascent of Siguniang (China) was so admired by the international climbing community tha[read more]

Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman: Fowler, Mick
signedFowler, Mick Vertical Pleasure: The Secret Life of a Taxman
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 44 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth w/ light browning to page edges, else very fine #26495 $145.00
Fowler’s autobiography, and first book, includes his apprenticeship on British crags, and climbs in Peru, the Karakoram, and the first ascent of Spantik’s Golden Pillar (1987) with Victor Saunders. Quite scarce, especially signed. Shortlisted for the 1995 Boardman-Tasker Award.[read more]

No Place But UP!: Fox, Lance
signedFox, Lance No Place But UP!
2012 Pvt Pub US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 242, 37 bw photos, navy cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26440 $34.99
Veterinarian Fox discovered climbing in 2006 and set his goal to achieve the summit of Everest. To achieve that goal he summitted two 14ers in Colorado (2006), attempted Rainier (2007), another 14er in Colorado and three peaks in Mexico (2008), and then on to Everest. In 2009, as a member of Russe[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents: Fryxell, Fritiof
signedFryxell, Fritiof The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents
1932 Crandall Studios Wyoming 1st, small 8vo, pp.xiii, 106, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, fldg map loosely inserted, gold dec brown cloth; signed, cloth w/ light rubbing to corners, fine #22138 $295.00
A most important early book on the Tetons. Originally published in three parts in the journal ‘Appalachia’, then updated for this book format. This is the first book on technical climbing in the Tetons with a history of ascents and detailed route descriptions. The information within was obtained [read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj w/ small mark to spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #9131 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj top spine pulled, very good, cloth fine #26660 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection,
Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home: Galligan, Gerry
signedGalligan, Gerry Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.287, 37 color & 6 bw photos, appendices, 2 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26502 $39.95
Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008 and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-conti[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

Pilote des Glaciers: Geiger, Hermann
signedGeiger, Hermann Pilote des Glaciers
1955 Arthaude Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 48 bw photos, 12 drawings, appendix, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1957, dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth vg+ #25278 $59.00 $19.00
Geiger was a noted Swiss mountain rescue pilot who developed the art of glacier landings in a fixed-wing plane. He had over 600 rescues to his credit before dying in a plane accident. In French. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy: Gillman, Peter
signedGillman, Peter Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy
2000 Mountaineers Seattle rev ed, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 150 color & 70 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; signed 15 - Pete Athans, George Band, Barry Blanchard, Carlos Buhler, Aid Burgess, Dave Hahn, Charley Mace, Simone Moro, Glenn Porzak, Gerry Roach, Nazir Sabir, P. V. Scoturo, Steve Swenson, & Ed Webster + 1, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23582 $695.00
This expanded edition of Gillman’s marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished, is a must-have for the Everest bibliophile. Included are writings by Mallory, Finch, Odell, Somervell, Longland, Smythe, Shipton, Lambert, Hillary, Tenzing, Fu Chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boar[read more]

Direttissima: The Eiger Assault: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
signedGillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Direttissima: The Eiger Assault
1966 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 174, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Gillman & Chris Bonington, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9697 $125.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter Gillman, dj & cloth new #20919 $32.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National O[read more]

Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles: Gjeldnes, Rune
signedGjeldnes, Rune Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles
2006 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.160, 136 color photos, 3 color maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj w/ small tear top cover, else fine, cloth fine #24584 $89.00 $75.00
Norwegian Gjeldnes has made long-distance ski expeditions his forte. In 1996 he, along with fellow Norwegian Torre Larsen, completed an unsupported ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean, 109 days, 2,100 kilometers, thus becoming the first to cross the Arctic Ocean without resupply. In 2005-06, Gjeldnes c[read more]

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