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Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj w/ bump to upper right corner from shipping else dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 31 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed McDonald, dj & cloth new #24792 $34.95
Hawley is one of the most important figures in Himalayan climbing, although not herself a climber. For more than four decades she has been inextricably linked to all expeditions coming into Nepal and is the keeper of record for all expedition statistics. Despite her sharp tongue and rigorous intervi[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing: McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds
signedMcDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US Deluxe Ltd ed #83/300 copies, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, page-ribbon, aeg, black leather boards; signed 34 (see Description below), slipcase fine, boards w/ small ½” tear to bottom back of spine, else fine #21280 $750.00
The Deluxe Edition – Signed by 32 Pre-eminent Mountaineers Signed 34 - John Amatt & Bernadette McDonald (editors), Sir Chris Bonington, David Breashears, Kitty Calhoun, Riccardo Cassin, Greg Child, Yvon Chouinard, Peter Croft, Wade Davis, Catherine Destivelle, Kurt Diemberger, Ed Douglas, Mick Fo[read more]

signedMcNair, Matty L. On Thin Ice: A Woman’s Journey to the North Pole
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.155, 31 color photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21061 $27.00
In 1997 McNair led the first women’s expedition to the North Pole. This was also the first ‘guided’ expedition to the Pole, using relay teams, and also placed the first Canadian woman at the Pole.[read more]

signedMehta, Soli & Harish Kapadia Exploring the Hidden Himalaya
1998 India 2nd, rev ed, 8vo, pp.190, 40 bw photos, 12 maps, wraps; signed Kapadia, new. #22032 $25.00
A most useful work focusing on the history of exploration and climbing of peaks in the 6-7000m range in the Indian Himalaya.[read more]

In the World's Attic: Merrick, Henrietta Sands
signedMerrick, Henrietta Sands In the World's Attic
1934 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 259, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color illus, 57 bw photos, fldg map, appendix, photo eps, red cloth; inscribed ‘To Mr Philip Rosenbach with the author’s compliments Henrietta Sands Merrick, cloth rubbed, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #26471 $65.00
Adventures in Kashmir and Ladakh. Yak M155.[read more]

The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains: Merrick, Hugh
signedMerrick, Hugh The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains
1964 Newnes London 1st, tall 8vo, pp.247, 35 bw photos, photo eps, green cloth; signed John Roskelley on his bookplate & w/ his blindstamp, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13632 $29.00
Merrick was active in the field of mountaineering literature for many years and here presents his take on the best writings from over 100 authors. Neate M83.[read more]

3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Nazir Sabir, dj near fine, cloth fine #20553 $85.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $124.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Annapurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 42 color & 96 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #21075 $110.00
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of an 8000m peak, Messner reconstructs the history of climbing on Annapurna. Included are not only the historic first ascent but also Bonington’s expedition on the South Face (1970), Loretan and Joos’ traverse (1984), and Messner’s ascent [read more]

Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.381, 24 color & 121 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #22142 $79.00
Messner and Arved Fuchs traversed the Antarctic continent on foot in 1990, covering 2800 kilometers at the same time Steger's International Expedition was making its crossing.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Göttin des Türkis [Cho Oyu: The Goddess of Turquoise]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Cho Oyu: Göttin des Türkis [Cho Oyu: The Goddess of Turquoise]
2012 Malik München 1st thus, 8vo, pp.286, 32 color photos, illus eps, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27688 $75.00
The account of Messner’s 1983 ascent of Cho Oyu, the ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, which he made with Hans Kammerlander and Michl Dacher. This was initially published in Italian (1985) and translated into English in 2005. In German.[read more]

Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Der 7. Grad: Extremstes Bergsteigen [The Seventh Grade: Extreme Mountain Climbing]
1977 BLV Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.156, 4 color & 18 bw photos, map, wraps; signed, wraps w/ publicity card glued to ffep & description clipping glue to title page, fine #25900 $75.00
This is Messner's fifth book and the first with accounts of his early Alpine climbs and training. He advocated the Seventh grade as a natural extension of the Sixth, which used to be the absolute limit of potential climbing. This was published in English in 1974 as ‘The Seventh Grade’. In German. [read more]

Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Die Zukunft der Alpen [The Future of the Alps]
2007 Tappeiner Lana 1st, 4to, pp.263, 7 color gatefolds, 214 color photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, photo ep, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25908 $75.00
Messner provides a richly-illustrated photo essay on the beauty of the Alps. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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