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O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #11300 $27.95
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; fine. #21179 $19.00
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed 4 – Chris Bonington (pg.127), Catherine Destivell (pg.233), Reinhold Messner (pg.19), & Doug Scott (half-title), dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9986 $95.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27129 $59.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Messner, Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Robbins, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Lowe, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie: Oelz, Oswald
Oelz, Oswald Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie
2007 Echtzeit Basel 1st, 8vo, pp.164, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27138 $35.00
In dictionary format, Oelz covers a variety of topics from A to Z. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

The Climb Up To Hell: Olsen, Jack
Olsen, Jack The Climb Up To Hell
1962 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 26 bw photos, black cloth; cloth vg #13645 $7.00 $5.95
Story of the Longhi/Corti & Nothdurft/Mayer tragedy on the Eiger's North Face in 1957. Neate O11. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Climb Up To Hell: Olsen, Jack
Olsen, Jack The Climb Up To Hell
1962 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 26 bw photos, black cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13643 $19.00
Story of the Longhi/Corti & Nothdurft/Mayer tragedy on the Eiger's North Face in 1957. Neate O11.[read more]

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain: Olson, Tod
Olson, Tod Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain
2020 US Uncorrected Proof, 8vo, pp.267, 65 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27919 $9.95
In 1953, as two men summit Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second-highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. For Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there in 1938. [read more]

Orlando, Massimo & Franco Laffi K2: La Montagna degli Italiani [K2: The Mountain of the Italians]
1988 Mursia Milan 2nd, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 153 color (2 fldg) & 60 bw photos, 15 sketches, 6 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24252 $115.00
A profusely illustrated history of ascents of K2, principally Italian. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Guide to the Colorado Mountains: Ormes, Robert M., ed.
Ormes, Robert M., ed. Guide to the Colorado Mountains
1955 Sage Denver 3rd, 16mo, pp.256, map frontis, 6 color & 38 bw photos, 38 maps, red cloth; dj worn, good, cloth w/ name, vg #9987 $9.00 $5.00
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Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering: Ortner, Sherry B.
Ortner, Sherry B. Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering
1999 US 4th, 8vo, pp.367, 30 bw photos, 1 fig, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17501 $26.95 $19.00
Through gripping accounts of expeditions over the decades, Ortner offers a compelling and probing look at the relationship between Sherpa guides of Everest and the climbers, or sahibs, who depend on them. Recommended for those wanting to get beyond the normal expedition account. To see all of ou[read more]

Rocky Butte Quarry: A Climbers Guide to Urban Rock (Oregon): Pajunas, Mike & Bob McGown
signedPajunas, Mike & Bob McGown Rocky Butte Quarry: A Climbers Guide to Urban Rock (Oregon)
1989 Pvt Prt 2nd, 8vo, pp.65, 4 bw photos, 18 topos, 20 illus, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; inscribed by McGown, fine #27229 $15.00
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Pallis, Marco Peaks and Lamas
1948 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.viii, 248, 8 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear bottom, chipped, vg-, cloth w/ name, vg. #23333 $5.00 $4.00
Principally concerned with Tibetan Buddhism but also includes expeditions to Garhwal and Sikkim. Neate P03. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Pallis, Marco Peaks and Lamas
1949 Knopf NY rev & updated ed, thick 8vo, pp.xvii, 428, 76 bw photos, 4 maps, gilt-lettered red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #23332 $19.00
Principally concerned with Tibetan Buddhism but also includes expeditions to Garhwal and Sikkim. Neate P03.[read more]

A Price Guide to Books Concerning Mountaineering in the Himalayas: Palmer, Dek
Palmer, Dek A Price Guide to Books Concerning Mountaineering in the Himalayas
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.153, wraps; new #22202 $19.95
A useful starting point for the ever-changing world of book pricing. Prices are based on UK prices and do not reflect variations for condition.[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912: Palmer, Howard
Palmer, Howard Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
1914 Putnam's NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 439, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 219 bw photos, 3 fldg maps (2 color), appendices, teg, green cloth; cloth rubbed, name dated 1936, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #11054 $195.00
The cornerstone work on the Selkirk mountains, profusely illustrated. Neate P07.[read more]

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