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To The Summit: Fifty Mountains that Lure, Inspire and Challenge: Poindexter, Joseph
Poindexter, Joseph To The Summit: Fifty Mountains that Lure, Inspire and Challenge
1998 US rep, 4to, pp.320, 300 color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj rear lamination cracked, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #12995 $15.00 $12.00
A nice, large-format, work focusing on great peaks around the world as well as individual portraits of some of the world’s great climbers. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passio[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide: Pole, Graeme
Pole, Graeme The Canadian Rockies: An Altitude SuperGuide
1997 Altitude Canmore 2nd rev, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 209 color & 53 bw photos, 15 illus, 27 color maps, wraps; slight bend to back cover, else fine #27619 $24.95 $5.95
The world’s best-selling guide to the Canadian Rockies. Whether you’re planning your trip, looking for a perfect road guide, or searching for a lasting and complete record of your journey, this is the book for you. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

signedPons, Jordi Annapurna Est: Un 8000 Verge
1983 Juventud Barcelona 3rd, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 3 color & 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, fine. #20741 $39.00
Annapurna East lies just east of Annapurna I and was first climbed by this Spanish expedition in 1974. Three members, including Pons, reached the summit. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

Popko, Maciej Góry pod pólksiezycem
1974 Iskry Warsaw 1st, 8vo, pp.171, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine. #21998 $19.00
Account of a 1967 Polish expedition to the Cilo Dag Range in East Turkey. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26763 $45.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
Porter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; dj edges rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27849 $29.00
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of Brit[read more]

Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]: Portilla, Ramón
Portilla, Ramón Las Siete Cumbres [The Seven Summits]
2005 Spain 2nd, 8vo, pp.229, 135 color & 67 bw photos, 7 drawings, 8 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26081 $45.00
Portilla became the first Spaniard to complete the Seven Summits. He began his quest with Everest in 1992 and culminated with Elbrus in 1994. Along the way he made three ascents of Aconcagua, one via the South Face. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

signedPotterfield, Peter, ed Everest: The Mountaineers Anthology Series vol IV
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.258, wraps; signed, new. #22844 $19.95
With the 50th anniversary of the 1st ascent of Everest, this anthology is ideal for anyone with Everest fever or the desire to learn more about the great peak. These accounts provide insights into the early attempts, successes, disasters, noteworthy moments, and personal epiphanies of the myriad cl[read more]

Potterfield, Peter, ed In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World
1996 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth; 1st, 8vo, pp.270, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 4 sketches, black cloth #5320 $25.95 $19.95
An excellent gripping trilogy of survival on K2, Foraker, and Chimney Rock with Ed Viesturs, Scott Fischer, Colby Coombs, and Peter Potterfield. If you liked ‘Touching the Void’ by Joe Simpson, you’ll like this one, a page turner! Sketches by Dee Molenaar. Now out-of-print in hardcover. To see[read more]

Courage & Misfortune: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol II: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Courage & Misfortune: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol II
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.255, wraps; new #27358 $16.95
Bad luck. Human error. Violent forces of nature. Trouble on the mountain comes from all directions. In these selections from the great classics of mountaineering literature misfortune is met with undaunted courage. Included are stories by Childs, Craig, Davidson, MacInnes, Messner, Molenaar, Pritcha[read more]

Glorious Failures: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol I: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Glorious Failures: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol I
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.237, wraps; new #27359 $16.95
Veterans know that climbing is less about the summit and more about the strength of the human spirit tested to its limits. From the rich publishing legacy of The Mountaineers Books comes an engaging collection of the most famous and infamous almost-summits ever assembled. Included are stories by Bon[read more]

Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, wraps; new #27360 $16.95
Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic pers[read more]

Poucher, W. A. The Magic of the Dolomites
1951 Country Life London 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, else vg+. #23940 $29.00
This is one of a prolific number of photo albums written by Poucher. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate P81.[read more]

Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains: Power, Edward
Power, Edward Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, wraps; new #27802 $19.95
In January 2017, nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry in Utah’s Uinta Range for a day of intense adventure in the midst of a blizzard that was depositing epic levels of fresh snow. But as they were made their first turns, expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon was tracking the sto[read more]

Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.359, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27925 $21.95
This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s mountaineering greats. Stories i[read more]

Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.245, 24 bw photos, 4 maps, tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #24391 $22.95
Powter explores the darker psychological drama behind the exploits of eleven adventurers, famous and lesser-known, using previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family. The stories of the troubled adventurers are divided into three categories (The Burdened, The Bent, [read more]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

Pritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; dj w/ sticker remnant on back, near fine, cloth near fine #23799 $9.00 $7.20
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; inscribed by Pritchard, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11411 $49.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; signed Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18543 $35.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

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