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Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al
signedBates, Robert H., et al Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1940 Hale London 1st, UK ed, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map ep, red cloth; xlib, signed Bob Bates & Charles Houston, cloth worn, lib plate on cover & fep, miss ffep, front hinge starting, good. #18686 $295.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work.[read more]

Mt. McKinley 1942: Bates, Robert, H
signedBates, Robert, H Mt. McKinley 1942
1943 American Alpine Club NY stapled extract, 8vo, pp.13, 16 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #27523 $59.00
Account of the Army Alaskan Test Expedition which tested a variety of military gear in the course of ascending the Muldrow Glacier route. Scarce.[read more]

Kaukasisches Abenteúer [Caucasus Adventure]: Bauer, Josef Martin
signedBauer, Josef Martin Kaukasisches Abenteúer [Caucasus Adventure]
1950 Bechtle Verlag Esslingen 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #27657 $29.00
Bauer (1901-1970) was a German writer and radio play author. In 1942, while in the military, he participated in an ascent of Elbrus (5633m). In German, no English edition.[read more]

signedBauer, Paul Im Kampf um den Himalaja: Der Erste Deutsche Angriff auf den Kangchendzöga [In the Fight for the Himalaya: The First German Attack on Kangchenjunga 1929]
1931 Knorr & Hirth Munchen 2nd, 8vo, pp.176, 100 bw photos (4, of 5, fldg), 3 maps (1 fldg), brown cloth; signed Ad Carter w/ his bookplate, cloth rubbed, miss one panorama from back, vg+. #23653 $49.00
The account of the first German attempt on Kangchenjunga. The English version of this expedition was included in Bauer’s ‘Himalayan Campaign’, published in 1937.[read more]

Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 31 color & 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed 6 - Bill Dachen, Dave Johnston, Vernon Tejas, Lowell Thomas Jr, Brad & Barbara Washburn, dj w/ light edge wear, small chip top spine, very good, cloth fine #22136 $175.00
A great book on the history of McKinley from its European discovery in 1794, to the early attempts and ascents, through 1992. Includes much useful information for anyone preparing an attempt.[read more]

signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj & cloth new #19663 $59.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

Ganz Oben [On The Top]: Berger, Eugène
signedBerger, Eugène Ganz Oben [On The Top]
1993 Editions Revue Luxembourg 1st, 4to, pp.152, 146 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10940 $49.00
The 1992 first ascent of Everest by a Luxemberger and an attempt in 1991 from the north by a Belgian expedition. Signed by successful summitter Eugène Berger. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $37.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

signedBlock, Andreas Manaslu 8163 Meter: Seele des Himalaya
1988 Block Dortmund 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, frontis, 20 color photos, 14 watercolors, many bw sketches, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #16900 $55.00
Account of the 1987 Austrian Manaslu expedition which placed three members on the summit via the Northeast Face. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Annapurna: A Woman's Place: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Annapurna: A Woman's Place
1980 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 256, 12 color & 110 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #9517 $39.00
Story of 1978 first women’s ascent of an 8000er and the first US ascent of Annapurna. This is one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s 100 top adventure books of all time. Neate B117, Yak B191.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

signedBoardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Leisure Circle London rep, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj w/ rubbing bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #19493 $75.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. This UK edition has some color photos which were black and white in the US edition. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. This edition is identical to the first UK edition. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

A Mes Montagnes [My Mountains]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter A Mes Montagnes [My Mountains]
1963 Arthaud Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.315, 41 bw photos, 3 sketches (2 on separate sheet), 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, lightly rubbed, vg #12981 $295.00
This is the French edition of Bonatti’s book ‘On the Heights’ and his first book. He covers many of his climbs, including Grandes Jorasses, Grand Capucin, K2, the Dru, Mont Blanc, Patagonia, Gasherbrum IV, and more. Scarce. In French.[read more]

Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]
1980 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, tall 8vo, pp.224, 83 color photos, 9 color maps, map eps, red cloth; signed, dj w/ 5” mended tear front, vg, cloth fine #27063 $195.00
Walter Bonatti (1930-2011) was one of the world’s great mountaineers, as well as an explorer and journalist. In his brief, 17 year, climbing career he was noted for bold solo ascents and well as his association with the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1953. Following his retirement from the vertical w[read more]

L’Ultima Amazzonia [The Last Amazon]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter L’Ultima Amazzonia [The Last Amazon]
1989 Massimo Baldini Como 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 182 color photos, 4 color maps, photo eps, dark grey cloth; signed, pictorial slipcase, case fine, dj fine, cloth fine #27065 $395.00
One of three marvelous, large-format, slipcased books by Bonatti. This photo book, with many full-page photos, covers Bonatti’s explorations in search of the headwaters of the Amazon River, in 1967 and 1978. This book weighs over five pounds! In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

On The Heights: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter On The Heights
1964 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 19 bw photos, brown cloth; signed, dj rubbed w/ overall wear, unclipped, vg-, cloth near fine #25638 $895.00
Bonatti's climbs have taken him all over the world. In this book he gives his account of the 1954 Italian K2 expedition, his first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958, as well as Patagonia, and climbs throughout the Alps. Neate B126, Perret 541, Yak B208.[read more]

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