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Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry
Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13595 $29.00 $24.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing any [read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

Dittert, René Passion des Hautes Cimes
1952 Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 12 bw photos, 6 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; partially unopened, vg+. #18702 $29.00
Dittert’s autobiography prior to his participation in the Swiss Everest expeditions of 1952. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip front affecting title, good+, cloth fine #9631 $29.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10890 $35.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

Dodge, Ernest S. Northwest by Sea
1961 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 348, 3 maps, map eps, dec yellow cloth; cloth fine. #22250 $9.00
A nicely done history of the search for the Northwest Passage from Cabot in 1497 to the submarine Nautilus in 1958.[read more]

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Dragon: Dompnier, Robert
Dompnier, Robert Bhutan: Kingdom of the Dragon
1999 Shambhala Boston 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 224 color photos, color map, red cloth; dj top spine pulled, bump to right corner, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #25135 $25.00 $20.00
A beautifully photographed work on the people and country of Bhutan. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains: Donahue, Topher
Donahue, Topher Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.296, photo frontis, 52 color & 88 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27758 $17.00
Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers, and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure and the invention of an entire industry. The idea is simple: helicopter up to the top of the mountain, then ski back down. The reality is[read more]

I Conquistatori del K2: Donati, Elio
Donati, Elio I Conquistatori del K2
1954 Societá Editrice Torino 1st, 8vo, pp.230, 61 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #23821 $145.00
A contemporary account of the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1954. Includes a chapter by Lacedelli on the final summit push. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translations.[read more]

The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, ltd facs ed of 500, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight discoloration area on front, tight, fine #14477 $79.00
The whaler ‘Morning’, owned and managed by Sir Clements Markham and under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages in relief of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and his ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer and intended to write this book with his friend and[read more]

Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest: Douglas, Ed
Douglas, Ed Mountaineers: Great Tales of Bravery and Conquest
2011 Smithsonia, Royal Geographic Soc, Alpine Club NY 1st, 4to, pp.360, photo frontis, 357 color & 397 bw photos, 93 color & 59 bw illus, 17 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25847 $39.95
Celebrating a rich tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, Mountaineers tells the stories of the pioneers who first scaled the heights of this planet. This is a lavish visual survey of the world’s greatest mountaineers – who they were, where they went, and how their conque[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ embedded photo of Moon, new #26908 $49.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

Statement: The Ben Moon Story: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed Statement: The Ben Moon Story
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 230, 49 color & 63 bw photos, black cloth; signed Douglas & Moon, dj & cloth new #26904 $39.95
On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing h[read more]

The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life: Douglas, Ed
signedDouglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t[read more]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

Roof of the World: Man's First Flight Over Everest: Douglas-Hamilton, James
Douglas-Hamilton, James Roof of the World: Man's First Flight Over Everest
1983 Mainstream Edinburgh 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 76 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj lightly bumped, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10312 $55.00
The author's father was chief pilot for the 1933 flights to photograph Everest from the air. This makes a nice companion volue to Fellowes' 'First Over Everest' with new material and previously unpublished photos. Neate D44, SB D27.[read more]

Drasdo, Harold The Ordinary Route
1997 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.258, illus, wraps; new. #11480 $25.95 $23.95
Reflective essays on climbing, mainly in Britain, with stimulating comments as Dresdo examines the trials and rewards of the sport.[read more]

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