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A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Clinch & Pete Schoening, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $225.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

K2 The North Ridge 1990: Closs, Lyle
New Closs, Lyle K2 The North Ridge 1990
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.365, wraps; new #27799 $19.95
In 1990, K2 had not been climbed since 1986 when 13 people had died on the mountain in one season. The North Ridge had had just one ascent, by a Japanese team in 1982. One of the summit team fell to his death on the descent. By 2020 nearly 400 people had stood on the summit of K2, but 86 had died. [read more]

The Pilots' Book of Everest: Clydesdale, Marquess of Douglas &, and D. F. M'Intyre
Clydesdale, Marquess of Douglas &, and D. F. M'Intyre The Pilots' Book of Everest
1936 Doubleday, Doran NY st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 15 bw photos (3 fldg), 2 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ light fading on top edge, tight, near fine #13512 $55.00
The 1933 Houston Mount Everest aerial survey expedition which flew over the summit. A nice companion to Fellowes' “First Over Everest” and a nice copy with the jacket. See Neate C86, SB C32, Yak C129.[read more]

Cobb, Sue The Edge of Everest: A Woman Challenges the Mountain
1989 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.214, 27 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10887 $19.00
Cobb, a 50-year-old attorney, wife, and mother, was a climbing member of the 1988 Wyoming Centennial Everest Expedition, also know as the Cowboys on Everest expedition. SB C33.[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC deluxe edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, aeg, black padded simulated leather; issued w/o dj, signed Coburn, new #16917 $45.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. This Deluxe Edition is less comm[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #8383 $39.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Society Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj chipped bottom cover, tear top spine, vg+, cloth fine #14693 $25.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary [read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
signedCoburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; signed David Breashears, dj w/ ‘Autographed Copy’ sticker, clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11311 $45.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC trade edition, 4to, pp.256, 125 color photos, appendices, black cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25134 $19.00 $7.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary Ac[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC rep, 4to, pp.222, color frontis, 125 color photos, appendices, wraps; fine #27578 $5.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary[read more]

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 301, 20 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26488 $25.95
Coburn’s chronicle of the first American expedition to Everest in 1963 combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, the s[read more]

Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure: Coffey, Maria
signedCoffey, Maria Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 234, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24698 $29.00
Climbers who court danger in the world’s highest places risk far more than their own skins. When tragedy strikes, what happens to the people who love them? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude climber? This ground-breaking book violates a central taboo of extreme advent[read more]

Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator: Cohen, Andrew
Cohen, Andrew Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator
2013 Canada 1st, square 8vo, pp.152, color frontis, 60 color & 4 bw photos, 10 color & 4 bw illus, 5 ship’s plans, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26573 $29.95
When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Fran[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth rubbed, some foxing, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Henry Frowde Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #9597 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Royal Navy and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.383, 85 bw photos, 112 bw illus, 1 map, wraps; new #26971 $49.95
Coleman follows up his earlier volume, ‘The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross’, by picking up the story with John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of a Northwest Passage and concluding with Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, 1910-12. Within this timespan lie the ex[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

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