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The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
Hansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26441 $34.99 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

Maurice Wilson: A Yorkshireman on Everest: Hanson, Ruth
Hanson, Ruth Maurice Wilson: A Yorkshireman on Everest
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.199, 7 color & 14 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #25104 $34.95
In 1932 Maurice Wilson was one of many who dreamed of climbing Mount Everest. But he planned to go alone, to fly to Tibet, land as high up on the mountain as he could and walk to the top. At that point he had no climbing experience and had never been in a plane, but he believed Everest was his des[read more]

Voyages of a Modern Viking: Hanssen, Helmer
Hanssen, Helmer Voyages of a Modern Viking
1936 Routeledge London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 216, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, double-page map, gilt-lettered spine, light blue cloth; cloth w/ some spotting to cover edges, corners rubbed, internal foxing/toning, tight, very good #25748 $650.00 $575.00
Hanssen was an experienced Norwegian ice pilot who participated in three polar expeditions, all with Roald Amundsen. His autobiography includes his experiences as second mate in the search for the Northwest Passage in the Gjøa (1903-06), as a dog driver on the South Pole expedition in the Fram (191[read more]

Harder, Gustav & Werner Müller-Esterl Annapurna I: Der Vergessene Achttaussender
1982 Schneider München rep, 8vo, pp.251, 77 bw photos, 14 sketches, chart, 4 maps, wraps; fine. #22319 $27.00
Account of the 1980 German ascent of Annapurna which placed seven members on the summit. Includes a chronology of Annapurna expeditions from 1950 to 1980. In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedHardie, 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; signed Norman & Enid Hardie, dj chipped, vg, cloth w/ prior tape marks to fep, new rear ep, vg+. #22486 $125.00
Hardie was a member of 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. Neate H27.[read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey: Harding, John
signedHarding, John Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 338, 65 color & 62 bw photos, 15 color maps, map ep, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27199 $39.95
Harding recollects his worldwide adventures spanning sixty years across Europe, Iran, East Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Arctic. He climbed many classic peaks including Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, and Mount Cook, explored obscure ranges, and pioneered ski mountaineering expeditions in Tu[read more]

Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing: Harding, Warren
signedHarding, Warren Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing
1990 Menasha Ridge Press Birmingham reprint, 8vo, pp.197, 41 bw photos, illus, appendices, wraps; signed Fred Beckey & Glen Denny, fine #11510 $125.00
A leading American rock climber from the 1950s to 1970s, Harding led the first ascent of the Nose of El Cap in 1958. His whimsical autobiography includes accounts of the Nose climb and his 27 day first ascent of Wall of the Early Morning Light, together with light-hearted discussion of climbing tec[read more]

A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hargreaves, Alison
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; dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages toned as usual, else fine #9721 $85.00
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 descent. An uncommon title.[read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHarper, Arthur Memories of Mountains and Men
1946 Simpson & Williams Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, appendices, green cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, dj front/flaps pasted in, AAC bookplate, pages browned as usual, good+ #24865 $29.00 $26.10
Harper was one of the pillars of climbing in New Zealand, making several first ascents and conducting exploration and survey work in the 1890s with Charles Douglas and G. E. Mannering. This is his autobiographical memoir. Neate H36. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club L[read more]

Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo: Harper, Kenn
Harper, Kenn Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo
2000 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xvi, 277, 62 bw photos, map, appendix, black/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18149 $9.00
Minik was an Eskimo from north-western Greenland who was taken by Robert Peary to New York in 1897. During his twelve years in America, his adoptive family went from riches to rags, and Minik's own life was shattered with the trauma of discovering his father's skeleton on display in the American Mus[read more]

A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, men[read more]

I Come From the Stone Age: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich I Come From the Stone Age
1965 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 18 color & 20 bw photos, 5 maps, red cloth; signed tipped-in card on ½ title, dj rubbed, clipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9723 $175.00
Harrer’s scarcest title and, according to Harrer, his most difficult adventure; an expedition to New Guinea and the first ascent of Carstenz Peak, one of the Seven Summits. Neate H38.[read more]

Harrer, Heinrich Ich komme aus der Steinzeit [I Come from the Stone Age]
1965 Ullstein Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 18 color & 19 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; cloth vg+. #21418 $19.00
This is the original German edition of Harrer's scarcest title and, according to Harrer, his most difficult adventure; an expedition to New Guinea and the first ascent of Carstenz Peak. Neate H38.[read more]

Seven Years in Tibet: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, 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 unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9728 $245.00
Harrer's account of his escape from a British internment camp in India and subsequent journey to Lhasa is a classic. A nice looking copy! Neate H40, Yak H53.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1971 Rupert Hart-Davis London rev ed, 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.310, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ small chip top spine, clipped, near fine, cloth fine #11442 $195.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. This edition contains 10 new chapters not in first edition. See Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
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]

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