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New Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer
1975 Vikas Delhi 4th, 8vo, pp.viii, 186, 33 bw photos, map, appendix, black cloth ; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, fine #23640 $45.00
Ahluwalia reached the summit of Everest during the third Indian expedition of 1965. He recounts not only this expedition but also his experiences in the Indo-Pakistan war where, four months after Everest, he was critically wounded. Neate A21. [read more]

New Anker, Daniel, ed. Eiger: The Vertical Arena
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 112 color & 67 bw photos, 8 illus, 3 maps, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ name sticker/date, else fine #24701 $49.00
A complete climbing history of the Eiger based on the works of 17 climbers, both historical and present-day. Also includes route descriptions along with wonderful color photos. This book has become surprisingly hard to find. [read more]

New Barroso, Hugo Rodriguez An Everest Survivor
2016 US 8vo, pp.131, wraps ; new #27108 $19.95
Reaching the summit of Everest is a great achievement; getting down safely is even greater. Until 1996 one climber would die out of six, most of the time during their descent. Hugo Barroso proudly waved the Mexican flag on the top of the world on May 23rd 1997, at 2:12 pm. He became at that momen [read more]

New Bonatti, Walter On The Heights
1964 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 19 bw photos, brown cloth ; xlib, dj rubbed, unclipped, vg-, cloth w/ former lib labels to ffep/rep, # on copyright page, vg #11069 $39.00
Bonatti's climbs have taken him all over the world. In this book he gives his account of the 1954 Italian K2 expedition, his first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958, as well as Patagonia, and climbs throughout the Alps. Neate B126, Perret 541, Yak B208. [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris Everest: The Hard Way
1976 H & S London 1st, lg 8vo, pp.239, photos frontis, 111 color photos, 13 maps/diagrams, appendices, pict eps, blue cloth ; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj w/ ‘Signed’ sticker bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ note on title page referencing 1976 date of Bonington signature, former label mark on rep, else near fine #9526 $125.00
The successful 1975 British expedition, first ascent of the Southwest Face. The UK edition is physically larger and has more photos than the US edition. Neate B130, SB B26, Yak B216. [read more]

New signed Booth, Pat Edmund Hillary: Life of a Legend
1994 Moa Beckett Auckland 2nd, 4to, pp.208, 13 color & 117 bw photos, grey cloth ; signed, dj w/ small cut to rear cover, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ note pasted to ffep, light rubbing bottom spine, else fine #27115 $75.00
A great book on Hillary's life and accomplishments, profusely illustrated with many photos not published elsewhere. Hard to find. [read more]

New Browne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1956 Mifflin Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxx, 381, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth ; dj rubbed, edge wear, price clipped, vg-, cloth fine #26318 $35.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. This edition has a long introduction by Bradford Washburn. A classic. Neate B191. [read more]

New signed Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw photos (1 fldg panorama in pocket), 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth ; signed Reinhold Messner, dj lightly rubbed top spine, small chip bottom front, vg+, cloth fine #27109 $225.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the climb [read more]

New Fellowes, Air Commodore P. F. M., et al. First Over Everest: The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition 1933
1934 McBride NY rep, 8vo, pp.264, appendices, photo/map eps, green cloth ; cloth very good #23189 $12.00
Account of the hazardous 1933 flights over Everest to take photographs. A nice companion to Clydesdale's ‘Pilots' Book of Everest’. Neate F17, SB F08, Yak F27. [read more]

New Ferrari, Casimiro Cerro Torre Pared Oeste
1983 Editorial RM Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.180, 49 color & 1 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small name stamp on title page, fine #24464 $45.00
Account of the first undisputed ascent of Cerro Torre (3128m) in 1974 which placed four members on the summit. This followed the claimed first ascent by Cesare Maestri in 1959 which was much disputed. In Spanish, no English translation. [read more]

New signed Harrer, Heinrich Seven Years in Tibet
1954 Dutton NY 1st BOMC, 8vo, pp.xv, 314, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, map, red/black cloth ; signed, dj chipped top spine/edges, good, cloth rubbed, name on fep, very good- #9728 $89.00
Harrer's account of his escape from a British internment camp in India and subsequent journey to Lhasa is a classic. Neate H40, Yak H53. [read more]

New Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1962 Rupert Hart-Davis London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, drawing, blue cloth ; dj w/ light edge/corner wear, unclipped, very good, cloth fine #18558 $29.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41. [read more]

New signed Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig In Alto Sulle Cime [On High Peaks]
1970 Longanesi Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.339, photo frontis, 3 color & 50 bw photos, 2 sketches, blue cloth ; signed Hillary, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, & Reinhold Messner, dj w/ slight yellowing to back edges, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #27111 $875.00
The 1960-61 Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition which climbed Ama Dablam, made an attempt on Makalu, and devoted a winter to physiological research. This is the Italian edition of ‘High in the Thin Cold Air’. See Neate H82, SB H18, Yak H190. [read more]

New American Alpine Club Library Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam K2: The 1939 Tragedy
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.224, frontis, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth ; dj w/ wear top spine, vg, cloth w/ white spot to front, else fine #12194 $19.00
The ill-fated Wiessner expedition, which lost four people, with new information from Jack Durrance's diary. Few details concerning events, other than a brief AAJ article, led to much criticism. The hardcover edition is now out of print. [read more]

New signed Maraini, Fosco Gasherbrum 4º Baltoro - Karakorùm
1959 Leonardo da Vinci Bari 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 334, 58 color & 50 bw photos, 22 maps/drawings, appendices, map eps, brown cloth ; signed Walter Bonatti & Riccardo Cassin, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, two taped tears top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #14419 $795.00
Original account of the 1958 Italian expedition, led by Riccardo Cassin, which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (K3) with Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri reaching the summit via the NE Ridge. GIV, while barely under the 8000m mark at 7925m, is more difficult than some higher peaks and has seen [read more]

New signed McCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth ; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27114 $69.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi [read more]

New signed Messner, Reinhold The Naked Mountain: Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 32 color & 111 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth ; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #27117 $95.00
Messner speaks out on the fateful climb of his first 8000m peak! In 1970 Reinhold, along with his brother Gunther, was a member of Karl Herrligkoffer’s large Rupal Face expedition to Nanga Parbat. Although successful in reaching the summit, the expedition was marred by the death of Gunther during [read more]

New signed Moore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1967 Univ Alaska College 1st, 8vo, pp.202, color frontis, 41 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), photo eps, blue cloth ; inscribed by Moore to Bert Fryxell, dj w/ light wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #26323 $75.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Neate M140. [read more]

New Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1974 Quartermain Lawrence rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 360, frontis, 10 bw full-page plates, 21 text illus, yellow cloth ; cloth w/ name on bottom edge, fine #27118 $29.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition [read more]

New Nairz, Wolfgang Gipfelsieg am Everest: Expedition der Weltrekorde des Alpenvereins 1978
1978 Verlag Fritz Molden Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 42 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth ; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth near fine #27119 $45.00
The official account of the 1978 Austrian Everest expedition, led by Nairz, which saw Messner and Habeler make the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen. A nice book. In German, no English translation. Yak N04. [read more]

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