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Ratgeber für Bergsteiger [Guide for Mountaineers]: Becker, F., et al.
signedBecker, F., et al. Ratgeber für Bergsteiger [Guide for Mountaineers]
1920 Art. Institut Orell Füssli Zürich expanded ed, 8vo, pp.xi, 524, 20 pgs. ads, photo frontis, 6 bw photos, chart, 54 figs, illus olive cloth; signed Michael Spender 1933, cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good #27880 $24.00
A compilation of 12 articles for mountaineers covering Switzerland, mountain maps, mountain dangers, avalanches, equipment, , geology, flora, photography, hygiene, technique, and more. In German, no English translation. Michael Spender was a member of Eric Shipton’s Everest reconnaissance expedition[read more]

Challenge of the North Cascades: Beckey, Fred
signedBeckey, Fred Challenge of the North Cascades
1969 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 280, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, pale green cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, 1” chip on back, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #22135 $250.00
Beckey’s classic covers 30 years of climbing in the Pacific Northwest, includes Baker, Adams, Forbidden Peak, Rainier, and others, plus a 32-year summary of his climbs. Dee Molenaar has drawn the maps. Neate B73.[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]

Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent: Bell, Steve, ed
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 $75.00
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 continental[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]

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]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
signedBirtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1988 Unwin London 1st thus, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 15 bw photos, wraps; signed Jim Curran, fine #19097 $19.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[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 $39.00
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]

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 1954. 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, very good-, 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]

Annapurna South Face: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw fldg photo, 2 maps, appendices, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, near fine, cloth near fine #9522 $95.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris’ books. Neate B127, Yak B212.[read more]

Annapurna South Face: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw fldg photo, 2 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Bonington & Tom Frost, dj fine, cloth fine #26222 $135.00 $108.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris' books. Neate B127, Yak B212. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

Annapurna South Face: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Annapurna South Face
1971 Book Club Assoc London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.x, 334, 60 color photos, bw foldout route photo, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed Bonington, Doug Scott, Don Whillans, dj rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #18723 $425.00
The 1970 first ascent of the South Face, by Haston and Whillans, ended tragically with the death of Ian Clough. My favorite of all of Chris' books. Neate B127, Yak B212.[read more]

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