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The Totem Pole and A Whole New Adventure: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul The Totem Pole and A Whole New Adventure
1999 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 12 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19009 $75.00
Upon winning the Boardman-Tasker award in 1997 for ‘Deep Play’, Pritchard went climbing in Tasmania where he ended up being seriously injured by rockfall while climbing the Totem Pole. This is his story of previous climbs and the long road to recovering from his injuries. Winner 1999 Boardman/Tas[read more]

The Totem Pole and A Whole New Adventure: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul The Totem Pole and A Whole New Adventure
1999 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 12 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27843 $85.00
Upon winning the Boardman-Tasker award in 1997 for ‘Deep Play’, Pritchard went climbing in Tasmania where he ended up being seriously injured by rockfall while climbing the Totem Pole. This is his story of previous climbs and the long road to recovering from his injuries. Winner 1999 Boardman/Tas[read more]

See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job: Pritzker, Yury
signedPritzker, Yury See It from the Top: How to Climb Everest Without Quitting Your Day Job
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 41 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25969 $14.99
Pritzker summitted Everest in 2009 via the South East Ridge as a member of the Eco Everest Expedition 2009 led by Asian Trekking. Prior to this expedition he had trips to his native Caucasus, the Cascades, Grand Teton, Rainier, Peru, Mount Hunter, Mount Shasta, Denali, the Alps, and other peaks. P[read more]

Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]: Pujante, Josep A.
Pujante, Josep A. Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]
2007 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.249, 22 color & 4 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25103 $39.00
Pujante, a Spanish neurosurgeon, has climbed Cho Oyu, Everest, as well as the Seven Summits and has written numerous books on climbing. Following his ascent of Cho Oyu he proposed a dual expedition to Aconcagua and Mount Vinson for 1991. On Aconcagua he became lost for three days at 7000m, resulti[read more]

The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies: Pullan, Brandon
Pullan, Brandon The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 116 color & 2 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27170 $44.95
Pullan’s book is not a guidebook, rather, it is a narrative history and illustrated tribute told by the people who risked life and limb to establish these long, difficult, and sometimes scary climbs. Through interviews, articles, journals, and photographs this monumental work takes the reader on a c[read more]

To Be a Warrior: The Adventurous Life and Mysterious Death of Billy Davidson: Pullan, Brandon
Pullan, Brandon To Be a Warrior: The Adventurous Life and Mysterious Death of Billy Davidson
2021 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.242, 4 color & 8 bw photos, 12 color illus, 2 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27780 $27.95
Billy Davidson (1947–2003) was born in Calgary, Alberta, and grew up in an orphanage in the 1950s. Living close to the Rockies, he was introduced to mountaineering at an early age and climbed his first mountain at 12 years old, eventually becoming one of Canada’s most prolific big wall climbers, wit[read more]

Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling: Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar
Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 41 bw photos, 3 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27944 $29.95
In the twenty-first century, it is generally understood that Sherpas, synonymous with mountain climbing, come from Nepal and live in the Everest region. Less well known is that during the nineteenth century Sherpas and other local climbers seeking work started traversing mountain passes from Nepal t[read more]

Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime: Purja, Nimsdai
Purja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Man, 14 Peaks, and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime
2022 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.319, 27 color photos, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27826 $29.95
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[read more]

Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone: Purja, Nimsdai
signedPurja, Nimsdai Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks – My Life in the Death Zone
2020 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.x, 305, 38 color photos, red cloth; signed on bp, dj & cloth new #27743 $125.00
Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told m[read more]

Purves, Libby, ed. Adventures Under Sail: Selected Writings of H. W. Tilman
1982 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 9 maps, sketch, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13610 $59.00
A nice collection of Tilman's writings covering 10 voyages in 'Mischief', 'Sea Breeze', and 'Baroque'. A hard to find title.[read more]

Nanga Parbat 8125M: Puškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic
signedPuškáš, Arno & Ivan Urbanovic Nanga Parbat 8125M
1976 Sport Bratislava 1st, 4to, pp.123, xxxiii, 16 color & 131 bw photos, 2 maps, illus eps, dec white cloth; signed Urbanovič & Gejza Haak, dj w/ 1.5” tear front, good+, cloth fine, w/o the separate booklet #22885 $95.00
Accounts of the 1969 and 1971 Czech expeditions to Nanga Parbat. In Czechoslovakian, summary text in English, German, and Russian.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #10015 $25.00 $22.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. 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 from the AAC Library,
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryPutnam, William Lowell The Great Glacier and Its House: The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885-1925
1982 AAC NY 1st, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, 5 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed ‘For Henry Hall in anticipation of his 87th birthday, with gratitude for all you have done for alpinism. Bill Putnam’, dj fine, cloth fine #14665 $65.00 $58.50
The Selkirk Range, the Canadian railroad, and climbs and climbers from 1885-1925. Neate P104. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a founde[read more]

Pyatt, Edward C. A Climber in the West Country
1968 David & Charles Newton Abbot 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 21 bw photos, 3 figs, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23006 $25.00
A narrative guide to the British coastal granite, limestone, sandstone, and shale cliffs of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Neate P107.[read more]

The Passage of the Alps: From Hannibal to the Motorway: Pyatt, Edward C.
Pyatt, Edward C. The Passage of the Alps: From Hannibal to the Motorway
1984 Hale London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, photo frontis, 77 bw photos/illus, 10 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #10016 $15.00 $12.00
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

British Crags and Climbers: An Anthology: Pyatt, Edward C. & Wilfrid Noyce, eds.
Pyatt, Edward C. & Wilfrid Noyce, eds. British Crags and Climbers: An Anthology
1952 Dennis Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 16 bw photos, green cloth; dj lightly rubbed, small chips top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth near fine #23007 $29.00 $14.00
An anthology of 54 extracts illustrating the development of climbing in Britain, mainly from climbing club journals. Includes such authors as Tyndall, Spencer, Collie, Crowley, Winthrop Young, Raeburn, Abraham, Pilley, Longland, Murray, Smythe, Noyce, and others. Neate P106. To see all of our [read more]

George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir: Pye, David
Pye, David George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir
1927 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw photos, spare spine label, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, paper spine label chipped, name, vg #14360 $85.00 $79.00
Pye climbed with Mallory and here presents one of the most touching portrayals of him. Neate P112. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir: Pye, David
Pye, David George Leigh Mallory: A Memoir
2002 Thailand 1st thus, 8vo, pp.183, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #22970 $31.95
Back in print! First published in 1927, Pye climbed with Mallory and here presents one of the most touching portrayals of him. This new edition contains a foreward by George Mallory II and a new introduction by Pye’s son Tristam. Neate P112.[read more]

The Ross Dependency in Pictures: Quartermain, L. B.
Quartermain, L. B. The Ross Dependency in Pictures
1965 Antarctic Div Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.34, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; slight browning front/back from exposure, else fine #27908 $17.00
This booklet describes and shows what New Zealand’s Ross Dependency area of Antarctica was like in the mid-1960s.[read more]

Tempting the Throne Room: Surviving Pakistan's Deadliest Climbing Season 2013: Quillen, John
signedQuillen, John Tempting the Throne Room: Surviving Pakistan's Deadliest Climbing Season 2013
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 155, 53 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26638 $17.95
Quillen was a member of the 2013 Field Touring Alpine Broad Peak Expedition which shared both Base Camp and logistics with the five-member Iranian New Route Team. Quillen had to leave the team early to accompany his injured partner home but presents a poignant story of the cross-cultural bonding be[read more]

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