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New Anderson, J. R. L. High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 40 bw photos, 15 maps, green cloth ; dj spine faded, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #16588 $29.00
Tilman led the first ascent of Nanda Devi, in 1936, on which Dr. Houston was a member. They joined up again, in 1950, in the first reconnaissance of the southern approach to Everest via the Khumbu Valley. An excellent biography of a great explorer. Neate A50, SB A16, Yak A74. [read more]

New signed Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth ; signed Dick Bass on his poem pasted to ffep, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ name sticker on fep, fine #18573 $19.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04. [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris & Charles Clarke Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge
1983 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.132, 80 color & 15 bw photos, map, map eps, black cloth ; signed Bonington, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #19771 $39.00
The 1982 British attempt on the unclimbed Northeast Ridge on which Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker disappeared. Neate B131, SB B28. [read more]

New signed Bradey, Lydia w/ Laurence Fearnley Going Up is Easy: The First Woman to Ascend Everest Without Oxygen
2015 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 23 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed, fine #26993 $9.95
In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a remarkable achievement but also a controversial one. Her book details for the first time [read more]

New signed Bullock, Nick Echoes: One Climber's Hard Road to Freedom
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 231, 40 color & 26 bw photos, blue cloth ; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26149 $39.95 $25.00
Bullock, one of the UK’s most outstanding climbers, presents his debut book. He escaped his life as a prison guard by discovering the mountains of Scotland and Wales. He has since traveled on over 20 expeditions from Pakistan to Peru in search of new routes and a new way of seeing the world. Bull [read more]

New Coffey, Maria Explorers of the Infinite: The Secret Spiritual Lives of Extreme Athletes - and What They Reveal About Near-Death Experiences, Psychic Communication, and Touching the Beyond
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 289, black cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription on ffep, fine #25034 $5.00
Coffey probes the mystical and paranormal experiences of extreme athletes with a strong focus on mountaineers and polar explorers. Her climbing interviewees and references include Peter Boardman, Cherie Bremer-Kamp, Aid and Alan Burgess, Carlos Carsolio, Dan Culver, Nick Estcourt, Charles Houston, T [read more]

New signed Everest 2002 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth
2002 ; #66/252, oversize envelope, signed Hillary, w/ insert, new #27255 $39.00
A limited-edition, oversized, commemorative cover honoring Queen Elizabeth’s reign which began following the first ascent of Everest. The cover has seven stamps featuring the Queen and a double-sided insert describing Sir Edmund Hillary’s accomplishments. [read more]

New Field, William O., Jr. Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
July 1947 Geographical Review 1st, 8vo, pp.369-399, 32 bw photos, lg color fldg map, wraps ; entire issue, chipped top/bottom spine, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg- #27274 $19.00
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New Hardie, Norman In Highest Nepal: Our Life Among the Sherpas
1957 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 4 drawings, 4 maps, green cloth ; dj chipped top spine, back cover browned, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ signature & address of Barry Bishop on ffep, near fine #22487 $95.00
Hardie was a member of Edmund Hillary’s 1954 Baruntse expedition and in 1955 was one of those who made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. Following this climb he and his wife Enid stayed in the Khumbu region for a number of months living with the Sherpa people. This copy was owned by Barry Bishop [read more]

New signed Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth ; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages edges toned as usual, else fine #9720 $595.00
A Scarce, Signed Copy The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her desce [read more]

New signed Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, wraps w/ dj ; signed Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, near fine, internally fine #19010 $425.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat [read more]

New signed Huber, Alexander & Thomas The Wall: A New Dimension in Climbing
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, color frontis, 131 color photos, pictorial cloth ; signed Reinhold Messner, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27280 $69.00
A tremendous book in which the Huber brothers describe their early climbs in Germany and expeditions to Yosemite, the first ascent of Latok II with Conrad Anker, Cho Oyu, and the Ogre. With additional text by Reinhold Messner. [read more]

New signed Hunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth ; signed Hunt, George Band, Alfred Gregory, & Ed Hillary, dj w/ light edge rubbing, clipped, fine, cloth w/ name, else fine #24589 $895.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. A signature book for any mountaineering library. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269. [read more]

New signed 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 ; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18345 $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]

New Lowry, Alexpander Castle Rock: West of Skyline
1973 Sempervirens Fund Los Altos 1st thus, 4to, [pp.35], 23 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps ; fine #27275 $4.95
A photo book of the Castle Rock area west of San Jose, CA. [read more]

New Meyer, Kathleen How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
1994 Ten Speed Press Berkeley rev ed, 8vo, pp.107, illus, wraps ; fine #27276 $2.95
A classic!? [read more]

New signed Molenaar, Dee Memoirs of a Dinosaur Mountaineer
2012 Pvt Pub 1st, 8vo, pp.345, wraps ; signed, new #26403 $35.00
Dee Molenaar, mountaineer, geologist, and artist, has been working on his memoir for quite some time. Here we learn of his childhood, growing up in the hills and on the beaches of southern California, and then climbing in six continents. Dee made it to the summits of numerous Cascade volcanoes, Moun [read more]

New Rowell, Galen Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet
1983 Sierra Club SF 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xv, 191, color frontis, 83 color & 47 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth ; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #10067 $15.00
A wonderfully photographed book, Rowell was among the first westerners to enter the newly opened regions near Mustagh Ata, Minya Konka, Amne Machin, etc. Neate R84. [read more]

New signed Sainsbury, George R. Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington
1961 AAC NY 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.xii, 386, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 70 sketches, 13 maps, appendix, red cloth ; signed Fred Beckey, orig glassine wrapper chipped, cloth fine #27277 $75.00
Based on a previous edition of Fred Beckey’s classic first book published in 1949. With illustrations by Dee Molenaar. [read more]

New signed Salisbury, Richard & Elizabeth Hawley The Himalaya by the Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya
2011 Nepal Ltd ed 200, 8vo, pp.224, 217 color charts, tables, appendices, 2 color maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth ; signed Salisbury & Hawley, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #25881 $75.00
A comprehensive statistical analysis of climbing activity, ascents and fatalities in the Nepal Himalaya covering three periods of climbing - 1950-1969 (the expeditionary period), 1970-1989 (the transitional period), and 1990-2009 (the commercial period). An extensive amount of data is analyzed in s [read more]

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