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Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26163 $1,595.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. A terrific copy signed by the first ascentionists. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1976 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #18146 $95.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely su[read more]

Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey: Dick, Laurent
signedDick, Laurent Climb Denali: A Reflective Journey
2004 Dick 1st, 4to, pp.64, photo frontis, 62 color & 1 bw photos, white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #24111 $19.95
From Base Camp to Summit, Dick’s wonderful photos present the impressive majesty of North America’s largest peak. “A beautifully illustrated book and delightful reading for anyone, whether or not you’ve actually climbed to the summit.” - Brad Washburn.[read more]

Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest: Dickinson, Brian
Dickinson, Brian Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 259, 21 color photos, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26729 $24.99
In 2011, Dickinson, a former Navy rescue swimmer, was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Everest when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the optio[read more]

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
2002 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 36 color & 13 bw photos, 8 removeable documents/artifacts, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22897 $29.95
A most intriguing book for all ages. Dickinson, an Everest climber himself, has provided a book which presents the mountain in a unique format. Included throughout are removeable facsimilies such as the 1921 British Everest map, Nepalese rupees, a prayer flag, an excerpt from Maurice Wilson’s 1934[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1998 Arrow London rep, 8vo, pp.211, 35 color photos, 3 maps, wraps; new. #14273 $14.95
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25888 $79.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; cloth w/ blindstamp on ½ title page, tight, fine #27580 $5.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
signedDickinson, Matt The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1999 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xx, 233, photo frontis, 35 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25673 $35.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

De Zero a Huit Mille Metres: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt De Zero a Huit Mille Metres
1974 Albin Michel Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 28 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, vg+ #12997 $45.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a French edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’. Yak D119.[read more]

Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Der Siebte Sinn [The Seventh Sense]
2004 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.384, photo frontis, 42 color & 92 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #23659 $75.00
A nice, new biography in which Kurt talks about climbing with Buhl, Greenland, the Alps, Dhaulagiri, Everest, K2, and many other climbs. In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Entre Cero y Ocho Mil Metros [Among Zero and Eight Thousand Meters]
1975 Nova Terra Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.425, 3 color & 124 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth slightly skewed, near fine. #21692 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a Spanish edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’ although with many more photos. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Kurt Diemberger Omnibus
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.864, 15 color & 50 bw photos, 9 maps, 11 sketches, chart, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12939 $45.00
Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. Here is a terrific collection of his three great books - “Summits & Secrets”, “The Endless Knot”, and “Spirits of the Air”.[read more]

Spirits of the Air: Diemberger, Kurt
signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9626 $35.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print SB D16.[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine #23671 $79.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print. SB D16.[read more]

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