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High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys
1993 India 1st, 8vo, pp.335, frontis, 17 sketches, 24 maps (6 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #27121 $25.00 $19.95
In this book Kapadia covers climbs on 6000-7000m peaks over 30 years in Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Kinnaur, Spiti, Lahaul, Zanskar, Ladakh and East Karakoram. Forward by Chris Bonington. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedKapadia, Harish Into the Untravelled Himalaya: Travels, Treks and Climbs
2005 India 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 14 color & 34 bw photos, 7 sketches, 22 maps, wraps; signed, new. #24147 $35.00
Kapadia covers his treks and climbs, undertaken in the last decade, to Tibet, the Tsangpo River, Bhutan, Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, Himachal Pradesh, East Karakoram, and the Siachen Glacier.[read more]

Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 63 bw photos, 30 illus, 30 maps, red/brown leather; leather new #27406 $34.95
A sumptuous-looking work from the former editor of the Himalayan Journal. The last 90 years have been a glorious period in Himalayan exploration. As explorers from across the globe have attempted to discover the Himalaya, the Himalayan Club has played a pioneering role in chronicling their expeditio[read more]

Meeting the Mountains: Kapadia, Harish
Kapadia, Harish Meeting the Mountains
1998 India 1st, 8vo, pp.398, 49 bw photos, 30 maps (5 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17015 $39.00 $19.95
Kapadia picks up where his previous work ‘High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys’ leaves off, covering the period from 1993-1997 as well as prior to 1969. This includes climbs and history of the Indian Himalaya and his association with The Himalayan Club. To see all of our Sale Items,
Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses: Kapadia, Harish
signedKapadia, Harish Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses
2010 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 229, 30 color & 7 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #26296 $49.00
For 25 years, several thousand troops from the armies of India and Pakistan have faced each other in an undeclared war in the vast expanse of the Siachen glacier. Siachen is the world’s longest non-polar glacier. This uninhabited area did not feature in the negotiations between India and Pakistan [read more]

Z Everesta: Karnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob
signedKarnicar, Davo, Tadej Golob & Urban Golob Z Everesta
2000 Mythos Ljubljana 1st, 4to, pp.188, 168 color photos, blue cloth; signed by Davo Karnicar on his chapter, dj & cloth new. #22255 $59.00 $49.00
In October 2000 Karnicar became the first person to make a complete ski descent of Everest arriving at base camp five hours after leaving the summit. This is a nicely illustrated account of his historical achievement. In Slovenian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Wall: Karo, Silvo
signedKaro, Silvo Rock ‘n’ Roll on the Wall
2020 Slovenia 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 74 color & 44 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27715 $34.95
The long-awaited autobiography of the protagonist of the golden age of Slovenian mountaineering, who was led by the call of the mountains from the rural countryside to brutal Patagonian storms, vast Himalayan heights, radiant chimneys of the Karakorum granite, Greenland horizon, Indian monsoon, the [read more]

Think Everest: Scaling Mountains with the Mind: Karwal, Atul & Anita
signedKarwal, Atul & Anita Think Everest: Scaling Mountains with the Mind
2010 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 254, 63 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed Atul & Anita Karwal, light corner bump from shipping, else new #25520 $29.00 $24.95
Atul Karwal was a member of the SAMA (Sikkim Amateur Mountaineering Association) Mount Everest Expedition 2008. This is based on his diary records of the expedition and his successful ascent along with nine team-mates. To see all of our Sale Items, click he[read more]

Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1998 US rep, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; edge mark, else new #8497 $9.95
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism.[read more]

K2: The 1939 Tragedy: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ wear top spine, vg, cloth w/ white spot to front, else fine #12194 $19.00
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped bottom spine, tear front, good+, cloth fine #24888 $19.00 $17.10
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Cl[read more]

The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

Spirit of the Rock: Kauk, Ron
Kauk, Ron Spirit of the Rock
2003 US 1st, small 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, 73 color & 1 bw photos, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #23168 $16.95 $14.95
Kauk, Yosemite climber extraordinaire, presents his philosophy of climbing and the natural world accompanied with poems and a nice selection of photos. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Himalayas: A Journey to Nepal: Kazami, Takehide
Kazami, Takehide The Himalayas: A Journey to Nepal
1970 Kodansha Tokyo 4th, prtg, small 8vo, pp.154, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj vg, near fine #21901 $7.00 $5.60
Kazami made several treks through the Himalaya during the course of two visits and describes some of the rewards and hardships of high-mountain travel and photography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Keay, John When Men and Mountains Meet: The Explorers of the Western Himalayas 1820-75
1977 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 277, 24 bw illus, 4 maps, 7 engravings, red cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #9822 $35.00
Accounts of 19th century Himalaya explorers from Moorcroft to Dalgleish. Neate K10, Yak K42.[read more]

K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu: Kele, František
Kele, František K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu
1991 Bratislava 1st, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 57 color & 32 bw photos, map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #21327 $39.00
Account of a Czechoslovakian expedition, led by Robert Gálfy, which climbed both Gasherbrum I and II in 1988. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]: Kele, František
Kele, František Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]
2009 Slovakia 1st, 8vo, photo frontis, pp.151, 31 color photos, chart, map eps, wraps w/ flaps; new #25988 $39.95
This 1984 Czechoslovakian expedition placed three people on the summit via the South Pillar, including Ang Rita who made his 2nd ascent. The descent via the South Col route was marred with the death of summitter Jozef Psotka, at the time the oldest summitter at age 50. This appears to be a differe[read more]

The Mountain of Terror: Keller, Kimberly
Keller, Kimberly The Mountain of Terror
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 452, wraps; fine #26795 $29.95 $7.95
Novel. This appears to be a climbing mystery set in the Alps.[read more]

Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers: Kelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al
signedKelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers
2013 UK Ltd Ed 300, 4to, pp.396, 225 color & 182 bw photos, 3 sketches, black cloth; signed Ron Fawcett, Graham Hoey, & Phil Kelly, slipcase, dj & cloth new #26571 $84.95
Peak Rock is a large-format celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W. Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late 19th century, through to modern day ascents on the area's gritstone and limestone crags[read more]

Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club - Second Series: Kennedy, Edward Shirley, ed
Kennedy, Edward Shirley, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club - Second Series
1862 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, pp.xiv, 445, viii, 541, v1 frontis, 21 woodcuts, 8 maps (3 color fldg); v2 frontis, 33 woodcuts, 6 maps (1 color fldg), marbled edges, ½ brown calf & marbled boards w/ gilt raised bands, green morocco label on spine; v1 w/ gift inscription “Robert Cooke Esq, with kind regards from William Longman” on half-title, boards somewhat rubbed, internally tight & clean, very good+ #13557 $475.00
Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers was a precursor to creation of the Alpine Journal in 1863 and contains a wealth of information on early ascents. This is the second, of three, in this series of very important works. This copy has a nice inscription from the publisher. Neate A34.[read more]

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