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My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930
1990 Stackpole Harrisburg 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 197, 34 bw photos, map, tan/blue cloth; inscribed 11 May 1993, dj w/ several spots of green paint(?) to bottom edge, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ slight chipping to ffep, tight, fine #11101 $9.95
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He was a dogsled driver on Byrd's expedition and was chief dog driver of the geological survey party which discovered Amundsen’s cairn.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #18859 $16.95 $13.55
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story. To see all of our [read more]

signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Harish Kapadia, new. #22070 $20.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18858 $39.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
1999 Odyssey Bath 1st thus, 8vo, pp.236, 26 color & 34 bw photos, 3 maps, diagram, wraps; signed Robert Mads Anderson, Paul Teare, Ed Webster, new. #10213 $59.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as "Everest: Kangshung Face". SB V04[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.360, wraps; signed Ed Webster, new. #20792 $19.95
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as "Everest: Kangshung Face”. SB V04[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
1999 Odyssey Bath 1st thus, 8vo, pp.236, 26 color & 34 bw photos, 3 maps, diagram, wraps; vg #8809 $7.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as “Everest: Kangshung Face”. SB V04[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23806 $75.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Shortlisted for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering L[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Arnold New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth near fine #10215 $69.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Identical to 1st UK with the addition of the publishers impr[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables & Ed Webster, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24976 $85.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Venables became the first Briton to climb Everest without su[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1993 Rupa New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.256, 31 color photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, bottom spine torn, good+ #26327 $9.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening w[read more]

Everest: Summit of Achievement: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Summit of Achievement
2003 UK 1st, oversize 4to, pp.252, photo frontis, 103 color & 197 bw photos, 11 maps (1 color), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj top edge lightly pulled, else dj & cloth new #22900 $75.00
A massive work, weighing over five pounds, done to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. This is beautifully illustrated with many never-before-published photos. It presents the initial early surveys, to the reconnaissance expeditions, all the early attempts, and thru th[read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.370, 46 color & 18 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24748 $45.00
Venables has now written a full autobiography which explores how and – more importantly – why he became a mountaineer. Starting from childhood, he describes many previously unpublished adventures, including early alpine climbs, winter Scottish journeys, Afghanistan before the Russian invasion, the N[read more]

Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
2007 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.370, 46 color & 18 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27283 $29.00
Venables has now written a full autobiography which explores how and – more importantly – why he became a mountaineer. Starting from childhood, he describes many previously unpublished adventures, including early alpine climbs, winter Scottish journeys, Afghanistan before the Russian invasion, the N[read more]

Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 14 color & 17 bw photos, 9 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ 2 1” tears back & wrinkled, unclipped, vg-, cloth tight, fine #18144 $7.00 $5.95
The 1983 first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling and the 1985 Siachen Indo-British Expedition's first ascent of Rimo III (7233m). Winner of the 1986 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 14 color & 17 bw photos, 9 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fin #10217 $55.00 $39.00
The 1983 first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling and the 1985 Siachen Indo-British Expedition's first ascent of Rimo III (7233m). Winner of the 1986 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 14 color & 17 bw photos, 9 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26271 $69.00
The 1983 first ascent of Kishtwar-Shivling and the 1985 Siachen Indo-British Expedition's first ascent of Rimo III (7233m). Winner of the 1986 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.[read more]

To the Top: The Story of Everest: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen To the Top: The Story of Everest
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, 40 color & 29 bw photos, maps/sketches, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #22981 $29.00
Although geared toward younger readers, Venables does a very nice job in presenting the Everest story. Starting with the Mallory and Irvine saga the book then turns to the final triumph of Hillary and Tenzing. The latter half of the book covers the Americans in 1963, Haston and Scott in 1975, Mess[read more]

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