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Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition
1998 Villard NY 1st ed, 8vo, pp.xxii, 407, frontis, 240 bw photos, text illus, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; issued w/o dj, clear acetate cover near fine, cloth w/ gift inscription, tight, fine #14171 $9.00
Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implications[read more]

Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition
1998 Villard NY 1st ed, 8vo, pp.xxii, 407, frontis, 240 bw photos, text illus, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, clear acetate cover yellowing on spine, else fine, cloth fine #26012 $95.00 $79.00
This magnificent special edition of Krakauer’s bestseller, over 2,000,000 sold!, features heavy stock paper, a full-cloth stamped case, and 240 photos, many of which have not been previously published, from a variety of sources. Includes a new postscript by Krakauer in response to Boukreev’s book ‘[read more]

Krech, Shepard III A Victorian Earl in the Arctic: The Travels and Collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89
1989 Univ Washington Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.207, photo frontis, many color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9197 $25.00
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Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
signedKropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18345 $325.00 $295.00
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16693 $14.95
Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by starting out from Sweden on his bike in October 1995. Seven months later his first solo summit attempt ended 350 feet short of the top. Following the disastrous storm which claimed a number of lives he succeeded on his second attempt, in the company o[read more]

Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey: Kropp, Göran
Kropp, Göran Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey
1999 Discovery Books London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 227, 21 color photos, 3 maps, sketch, blue/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26154 $125.00
This is the scarce UK edition of Kropp’s book, printed in the US but with the UK dust jacket and title page. In 2000 the book was banned in the UK when the publisher was successfully sued for libel as Kropp had mistaken one climber for another. Kropp took a new approach to climbing Everest by sta[read more]

Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]: Kuchar, Radovan
Kuchar, Radovan Zehn Grosse Wande: Zweite Heimat [Ten Great Walls: Second Home]
1967 Orell Füssli Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 40 bw photos, 5 maps, grey cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 1 map w/ route line/date in ink, else fine #27380 $9.00 $7.65
Kuchar, a Czech mountaineer, describes his climbs in the Alps (Grand Charmoz Nord, Petit Dru, Grande Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger), Caucasus (Dychtau), and Hindu Kush (Uparsina, first ascent). In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Kugy, Dr. Julius Alpine Pilgrimage
1934 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 374, photos frontis, 20 bw photos, fldg map, red cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9840 $49.00
Account of Kugy's pioneering climbs in the Julian Alps and other Alpine climbs. Neate K48.[read more]

Alpine Pilgrimage Prospectus: Kugy, Dr. Julius
Kugy, Dr. Julius Alpine Pilgrimage Prospectus
[1934] Murray London 8vo, pp.4, 1 color illus, wraps; unfolded, as new #26266 $29.00
The original prospectus for Kugy’s book ‘Alpine Pilgrimage’. This 4-page prospectus describes Kugy’s book on the back page in a review from The Times. Alpine Pilgrimage was his account of pioneering climbs in the Julian Alps and other Alpine climbs. Internally are descriptions for four other titl[read more]

Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Królowa: Lhotse ’89 [Queen: Lhotse ‘89]: Kukuczka, Jerzy
DVD videoKukuczka, Jerzy Królowa: Lhotse ’89 [Queen: Lhotse ‘89]
2019 Katowice 1st, square 8vo, pp.163, 41 color & 35 bw photos, 30 QR codes, map eps, DVD, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27890 $34.95
This is Kukuczka’s expedition diary from his fatal attempt on Lhotse in 1989, edited by his wife Cecylia and presented in an artful manner to also include photos, documents, and letters. An interesting aspect of this book is the inclusion of numerous QR codes which lead you to short, unlisted audio [read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks: Kukuczka, Jerzy
Kukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks
1992 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #22411 $145.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. Sadly, he was killed while making an attempt on Lhotse’s South Face in 1989, prior to this book being published. This has become a hard to find[read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks: Kukuczka, Jerzy
Kukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #6554 $195.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. This has become a hard to find title.[read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks with signed card: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks with signed card
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine; with signed card; fine #26155 $245.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. Sadly, he was killed while making an attempt on Lhotse’s South Face in 1989, prior to this book being published. This has become a hard to find[read more]

Ostatni w Koronie: Shisha Pangma ’87 [Last in the Crown: Shisha Pangma ’87]: Kukuczka, Jerzy
DVD videoKukuczka, Jerzy Ostatni w Koronie: Shisha Pangma ’87 [Last in the Crown: Shisha Pangma ’87]
2017 Katowice 1st, square 8vo, pp.144, 45 color & 16 bw photos, 59 QR codes, map eps, DVD, pictorial cloth w/ original paper band; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27891 $34.95
This is Kukuczka’s expedition diary from his successful ascent of Shisha Pangma in 1987, edited by his wife Cecylia and presented in an artful manner to also include photos, documents, and letters. With this ascent he became the second person to climb all 14 8000m peaks. An interesting aspect of thi[read more]

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India: Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia
Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 254, 42 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27209 $74.95
Col. Narinder (Bull) Kumar is an internationally renowned mountaineer of legendary fame and the most highly-decorated mountaineer in India. He has successfully led mountaineering expeditions to the highest peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Garhwal, Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. Out of the 13 highest [read more]

Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur: Kumar, Col. Narinder
Kumar, Col. Narinder Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur
1978 East-West Pub London 1st, 4to, pp.156, photo frontis, 60 color & 21 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11051 $59.00
The 1977 Kanchenjunga Army Expedition made the second ascent of the mountain. There aren’t many books devoted solely to Kangchenjunga. Neate K52, Yak K157.[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK ltd ed #16 of 50, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, color eps, blue slipcase, blue cloth; signed Lacedelli & numbered endpaper, slipcase & cloth new with additional dust jacket #24340 $495.00
One of 50 signed and numbered copies! In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returne[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24341 $35.00 $29.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

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