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Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; signed, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9771 $135.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
New signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st ed, 1st prtg, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; signed Good Climbing Tom Hornbein December 17, 1965, Dick Emerson, & Will Siri, dj chipped top/bottom spine & edges, 3” tear back, unclipped, good+, cloth tight, fine #13416 $375.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected [read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
New signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1966 Sierra Club SF 2nd imp, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; signed Hornbein, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Jim Whittaker, dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #18223 $295.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by National Geographic Adve[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $39.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any prio[read more]

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World
2017 US 8vo, pp.401, 20 bw photos, wraps; new #27187 $19.95
From hiking to mountaineering. The true story of how a simple hiker went trekking in Nepal and was inspired to become a mountaineer. After his hike in the Himalayas, Horrell went on a journey that led him to climb Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua; finally he tackled the ultimate challenge of climbing Evere[read more]

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a Commercial Expedition
2017 US 8vo, pp.165, 17 bw photos, wraps; new #27185 $19.85
In April 2012, Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined the Altitude Junkies North Ridge expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box [read more]

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 US 8vo, pp.167, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27186 $19.95
In April 2014, Horrell returned to Nepal with the Altitude Junkies expedition hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest. He dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, by climbing t[read more]

The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark The Manaslu Adventure: Three Hapless Friends Try to Climb a Big Mountain
2018 US 8vo, pp.171, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27423 $19.95
The mountain gods were protective of Manaslu, a two-pronged peak in the Nepal Himalaya, and one of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks. Many years ago, a Japanese team tried to climb it, but the gods had sent an avalanche in their wake which destroyed a monastery and set the local people against th[read more]

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.200, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #27292 $19.95
This is the tale of Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascents of Gasherbrum I and II (2009) in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
signedHouse, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25332 $59.00
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stori[read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
House, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25464 $29.95
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stor[read more]

K2 – 1938: House, William
New signedHouse, William K2 – 1938
1939 AAJ extract, 8vo, pp.229-254, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, map, stapled wraps; inscribed ‘To (?) Baldwin from Bill Apr 1939’ & signed Robert H. Bates (on photo), name H. I. Baldwin on cover, fine #22580 $145.00
House and Bob Bates were both members of the First American Karakoram Expedition to K2 in 1938. The official account ‘Five Miles High’ is quite scarce as is this extract, especially signed. The Baldwin name on the cover is likely Henry Ives Baldwin (1896-1992) of New Hampshire. Both House and Baldwi[read more]

Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains: Houston, Charles
signedHouston, Charles Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains
1998 Mountaineers Seattle 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 35 figs/photos, 9 tables, appendix, wraps; signed, fine #27147 $29.00
A recommended read for anyone going high.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.334, 36 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Houston & Bates, new #19879 $65.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245. This item is provided by Thom Davis, fellow mountaineer and bibliophile. Thom and I have [read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ dj; signed Charles Houston, dj & wrapper spines missing, covers off, library labels on cover, poor, AAC & DPL bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, poor #25050 $125.00 $90.00
The photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the separate map. In French. Perret 2286, Yak H246. DPL (Denver P[read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, wraps w/ dj; signed Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj w/ original paper band, pulled top/bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, internally tight, fine #19010 $495.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat[read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ dj; dj torn bottom spine, unclipped, vg, wraps w/ some tape reinforcement to ep gutters, vg #26511 $39.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; signed Bob Bates, Robert Craig, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #9785 $249.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Pete Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
1954 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 9 color & 27 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, red/black cloth; dj chipped, worn, good, cloth w/ owner’s initials on ffep, vg #9781 $59.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245.[read more]

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