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Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Gipfelstrum im Karakorum
1979 Brockhaus Leipzig 2nd, 8vo, pp.163, 22 color & 57 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12155 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. In German, no English translation. Yak N76b.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Ostatni Atak na Kunyang Chhish
1973 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 14 color & 81 bw photos, drwg, 3 maps, map eps, orange cloth; dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #21203 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. This is the Polish edition of 'Gipfelstrum im Karakorum'. No English translation. Yak N76.[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth – A Memoir: O’Brien, Vanessa
O’Brien, Vanessa To the Greatest Heights: Facing Danger, Finding Humility, and Climbing a Mountain of Truth – A Memoir
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.360, 14 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27778 $26.95
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, O’Brien’s life was suddenly turned upside down. After years of climbing the corporate ladder to great success, her career went into a tailspin, and she found herself searching for a new purpose in life. She settled on an unlikely goal: climbing Everest. T[read more]

The Storms of Denali: O’Connell, Nicholas
signedO’Connell, Nicholas The Storms of Denali
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.295, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26483 $49.00
O’Connell, an experienced climber, is no stranger to mountain literature having previously written ‘Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers’, among other works. In this highly acclaimed, disaster-epic, novel he explores risk, death, and survival as four young men set out to climb a new route on 20[read more]

Journey with the Sherpas: The Story of Zeke O’Connor and The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation: O’Connor, William (Zeke)
signedO’Connor, William (Zeke) Journey with the Sherpas: The Story of Zeke O’Connor and The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation
2012 Canada 1st, Ltd color ed, 8vo, pp.xiv, 245, 63 color & 16 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26261 $39.95
Zeke has had more than his share of successful careers – professional football player for the Toronto Argonauts and later a Canadian Football League commentator, then national merchandise manager for Sears Canada sporting goods. It was through his work with Sears that Zeke met Sir Edmund Hillary, e[read more]

Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides: O’Dowd, Cathy
signedO’Dowd, Cathy Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides
1999 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 42 color & 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed O’Dowd & Ian Woodall, dj & cloth new #21178 $75.00
Cathy presents four expeditions starting with her account of the South African Everest expedition of 1996 in which she describes the early team breakup, the disasterous storm, and eventual success. In 1998 she and Ian Woodall attempted Aconcagua and then Everest via the North Col. In 1999 they aga[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; fine. #21179 $19.00
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #11300 $27.95
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor: O’Shea, Ian
O’Shea, Ian Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/250, oblong 16mo, [pp.42], 30 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26892 $37.95
On 4 January 1912 Tom Crean, William Lashley and Teddy Evans watched as Robert Scott and the Pole party began their fateful trip. The three men not chosen by Scott to be part of the Pole party turned round and began their march back to Cape Evans, 750 miles away. Eighty-three miles from safety Evans[read more]

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died: O'Connell, Fergus
O'Connell, Fergus Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died
2015 UK 8vo, pp.xvi, 163, figs, wraps; new #27106 $9.95
What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a gripping story of exploration? The 1911–12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spect[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed 4 – Chris Bonington (pg.127), Catherine Destivell (pg.233), Reinhold Messner (pg.19), & Doug Scott (half-title), dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9986 $95.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27129 $59.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Messner, Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Robbins, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Lowe, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie: Oelz, Oswald
Oelz, Oswald Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie
2007 Echtzeit Basel 1st, 8vo, pp.164, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27138 $35.00
In dictionary format, Oelz covers a variety of topics from A to Z. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
2000 Germany 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped- in, dj & cloth new #24072 $45.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Over the Himalaya: Ohmori, Koichiro
Ohmori, Koichiro Over the Himalaya
1994 Diadem London 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.105], 45 double-page color plates, map, pictorial boards; dj very fine, boards very fine #24026 $49.00
A magnificent book of aerial photos taken with a home-made, large-format camera.[read more]

The Climb Up To Hell: Olsen, Jack
Olsen, Jack The Climb Up To Hell
1962 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 26 bw photos, black cloth; cloth vg #13645 $7.00 $5.95
Story of the Longhi/Corti & Nothdurft/Mayer tragedy on the Eiger's North Face in 1957. Neate O11. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Climb Up To Hell: Olsen, Jack
Olsen, Jack The Climb Up To Hell
1962 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 26 bw photos, black cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13643 $19.00
Story of the Longhi/Corti & Nothdurft/Mayer tragedy on the Eiger's North Face in 1957. Neate O11.[read more]

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