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American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $59.00
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing: Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 52 bw photos, wraps; new #26737 $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks (1998-2011) without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her original German-language book ‘Ganz bei Mir’. She covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal lif[read more]

Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World – A Personal Account including the 1996 Disaster: Kamler MD, Kenneth
Kamler MD, Kenneth Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World – A Personal Account including the 1996 Disaster
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.305, 51 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #20041 $27.95 $22.35
Dr. Ken Kamler, an Everest veteran of six seasons, returned to Everest in 1996 as a member of Todd Burleson’s Alpine Ascents International team. Following the deadly storm he descended from his position at camp three to camp two in order to set up a field hospital to treat both Makalu Gau and Beck W[read more]

signedKapadia, Harish High Himalaya, Unknown Valleys
1997 India 3rd, 8vo, pp.336, frontis, 31 bw photos, 17 sketches, 29 maps (11 fldg), appendices, black cloth; signed, dj bumped, else dj & cloth new #22074 $29.00
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.[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]

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
New 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]

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]

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]

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]

Sir Edmund Hillary & The People of Everest: Keiser, Anne & Cynthia Ramsay
New signedKeiser, Anne & Cynthia Ramsay Sir Edmund Hillary & The People of Everest
2002 US 1st, 4to, pp.174, color frontis, 195 color & 21 bw photos, sketch, blue cloth; signed E. P. Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22738 $175.00
Through personal interviews and intimate photos, Keiser and Ramsay begin with a vivid recounting of the conquest of Everest and go on to beautifully chronicle Hillary's humanitarian and environmental efforts over the following half century. His work on behalf of the Sherpas included raising funds, b[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]

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