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Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
1988 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.52, 35 bw figs, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #22011 $35.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1921-2000), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers Kangshung La, Chago, Kangchungtse, Chomo Lonzo, Makalu La, Maka[read more]

Mount Everest Massif: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
New Kielkowski, Jan Mount Everest Massif: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
1993 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 97 figures, 9 maps; fine #5028 $29.00
Covers Everest and surrounding peaks including Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Imja Tse (Island Peak), Mehra, Shartse, Pethangtse, and more, showing many routes and chronicles ascents to June 1992. Kielkowski’s historical guides are a great resource for both trekkers and climbers with their wonderfully de[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Rock Routes of the Northern Jura
1997 Gliwice 1st, 8vo, pp.120, 74 topos, map, wraps; new. #21988 $9.00 $7.20
A nice rock climbing guide to one of the most popular climbing regions in Poland. Text in Polish, German and English. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Shisha Pangma Mountains Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Shisha Pangma Mountains Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
2013 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.163, 84 bw figs, 7 maps, wraps; signed, new #26831 $39.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1629-2011), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers Porong Ri, Shisha Pangma, Pungpa Ri, Nyanang Ri, Molamenchin, C[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Singalila Range - Part 2
1995 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.32, 9 bw sketches, 3 maps; new. #13745 $13.00
Covers: Pandim, Jopuno, Narsing, Rabang La, and Tendong. In Polish.[read more]

Everest: Summit of the World: Kikstra, Harry
Kikstra, Harry Everest: Summit of the World
2009 UK 1st, 16mo, pp.96, 47 color photos, chart, 4 color maps, map eps, spiral bound; new #25331 $16.95
The latest in the Pocket Summits guide series. These are pocket-sized, with a spiral binding and a wrap-around cover that features a full color large-scale map of the climb (1:90,000), plus color photos, trip planning & preparation info, area history, etc. Kikstra explains in detail how to tackle [read more]

The Himalayas: Playground of the Gods – Trekking, Climbing, Adventure: Kohli, M. S.
signedKohli, M. S. The Himalayas: Playground of the Gods – Trekking, Climbing, Adventure
2000 Indus New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 244, 37 bw photos, 37 maps, brown cloth; signed, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #23696 $45.00
This makes an excellent guide for anyone planning to trek or climb in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, or Afghanistan with details on landscapes, people, facilities, and difficulties.[read more]

Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety: Leonard, Richard M., et al.
Leonard, Richard M., et al. Belaying the Leader: An Omnibus on Climbing Safety
1961 Sierra Club SF 3rd, 8vo, pp.vii, 85, 8 figures, 8 tables, wraps; near fine #27150 $9.00
This edition is greatly expanded from the original 1946 printing in the Sierra Club Bulletin. See Neate L35.[read more]

Hiking Alaska: Littlepage, Dean
Littlepage, Dean Hiking Alaska
1997 Falcon 5th, prtg, 8vo, pp.387, bw photos, maps, appendices, wraps; new. #23112 $16.95 $14.95
A comprehensive guide to the entire state, featuring 100 hikes with more than 200 optional destinations and side trips. Special sections offer information on Denali National Park and remote wildlands like Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks. The text describes hikes [read more]

Learning to Rock Climb: Loughman, Michael
Loughman, Michael Learning to Rock Climb
1981 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.141, 111 bw photos, figures, wraps; some staining to top spine edge, very good #9860 $7.00 $5.60
Provides an excellent introduction to technique and movement. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing: Lowe, Jeff
New signedLowe, Jeff Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 139 color & 117 bw photos, 15 maps, wraps; signed 9 - Conrad Anker, Jim Donini, Steve House, Brad Johnson, Jeff Lowe, Jim McCarthy, Ueli Steck, Margo Talbot, & Josh Wharton on Metanoia bookplate, tight, fine #4451 $150.00
At the time, this was the definitive, most comprehensive, state-of-the-art “how-to” on this extreme sport with an overview of the world’s best climbs. This copy is one of 200 which were used as a fundraiser to benefit Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia documentary film about his life and climbs. All 200 copies we[read more]

Castle Rock: West of Skyline: Lowry, Alexpander
Lowry, Alexpander Castle Rock: West of Skyline
1973 Sempervirens Fund Los Altos 1st thus, 4to, [pp.35], 23 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine #27275 $4.95
A photo book of the Castle Rock area west of San Jose, CA.[read more]

Backpacking One Step at a Time: Manning, Harvey
Manning, Harvey Backpacking One Step at a Time
1972 REI Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 356, photo frontis, 26 color & 77 bw photos, 91 figs, tables, appendix, green cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27151 $9.00
Backpacking is as old as slinging chunks of a woolly mammoth over the shoulder for hauling to the cave — and as new as the urge felt deeply by millions of Americans to flee the maniac megalopolis. The 20 chapters tell and show how the absolute novice can make an easy, glad transition from city si[read more]

Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure: McConnell, Bob
signedMcConnell, Bob Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure
1996 AAC Golden 1st, 16mo, pp.117, 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘N___, Great fun to be with you! Bob McConnell 1998’, fine #9866 $9.00
Demonstrates how to plan and execute a low-impact expedition with information on everything from choosing gear to low-impact base camps.[read more]

McGuinness, Jamie Trekking in the Everest Region
1996 Trailblazer Surrey 2nd, small 8vo, pp.256, 23 color photos, 33 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #25202 $15.00 $12.00
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 passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro: Megarry, Jacquetta
Megarry, Jacquetta Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
2002 UK 2nd, tall 8vo, pp.64, 50 color photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), spiral spine, wraps; new. #24127 $15.95
A most useful guide for anyone considering a Kilimanjaro (5896m) ascent. Presented is practical advice on preparation, planning, and equipment, together with detailed maps, profiles, and photos of the Marangu and Machame routes. Part of the Rucksack Readers series.[read more]

Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing: Mendenhall, Ruth & John
Mendenhall, Ruth & John Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing
1975 Stackpole Harrisburg rev ed, 8vo, pp.159, figures, wraps; very good #9896 $5.00
Includes getting proper instruction, ground work, using knots and ropes, climber’s signals, travel in the dark, weather problems, selecting peaks and routes, establishing high camp, pacing and resting, sensible gear, belaying, cramponing, glissading, rappelling, step cutting, and more. Neate M81.[read more]

Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar Backpack Cookery
1966 La Siesta Press Glendale 8vo, pp.40, 4 bw photos, sketches, wraps; name stamp, fine #27154 $3.00
Mendenhall takes one through the planning, purchasing, packing, and preparation of backpack foods. Food lists and menus are simple, easily prepared, and ranging from those in your cupboard and supermarket to special freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. All recipes are useable at high altitudes and wit[read more]

Backpack Techniques: Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar
Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar Backpack Techniques
1967 La Siesta Press Glendale 8vo, pp.36., 4 bw photos, sketches, wraps; name stamp, fine #27153 $5.00
Through a series of informative articles on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of backpacking Mendenhall takes her reader through a brief discussion of the pre-planning and dreaming of you proposed trip, to that delightful, but often needlessly expensive shopping for gear and food; on to the wilderness trails.[read more]

How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art: Meyer, Kathleen
Meyer, Kathleen How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
1994 Ten Speed Press Berkeley rev ed, 8vo, pp.107, illus, wraps; fine #27276 $2.95
A classic!?[read more]

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