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The Guiding Spirit: Kauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam
signedKauffman, Andrew J. & William L. Putnam The Guiding Spirit
1986 Footprint Revelstoke 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 76 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed Putnam to Arthur Vaughan, dj fine, cloth fine #11485 $39.00
The story of the early Swiss guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the century. These guides did much to open up the Canadian Alps. Kauffman made the first ascent of Hidden Peak, together with Pete Schoening, in 1958. Putnam, a long-standing member of the American Alpine [read more]

Spirit of the Rock: Kauk, Ron
Kauk, Ron Spirit of the Rock
2003 US 1st, small 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, 73 color & 1 bw photos, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #23168 $16.95 $14.95
Kauk, Yosemite climber extraordinaire, presents his philosophy of climbing and the natural world accompanied with poems and a nice selection of photos. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Himalayas: A Journey to Nepal: Kazami, Takehide
Kazami, Takehide The Himalayas: A Journey to Nepal
1970 Kodansha Tokyo 4th, prtg, small 8vo, pp.154, photo frontis, 110 color photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj vg, near fine #21901 $7.00 $5.60
Kazami made several treks through the Himalaya during the course of two visits and describes some of the rewards and hardships of high-mountain travel and photography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Island of Penguins: Kearton, Cherry
Kearton, Cherry The Island of Penguins
1931 National Travel Club NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 248, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, map, photo eps, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #25750 $5.00
A nice early book on penguins with many photos. Kearton’s island was located off Cape Town, Africa.[read more]

Keay, John When Men and Mountains Meet: The Explorers of the Western Himalayas 1820-75
1977 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 277, 24 bw illus, 4 maps, 7 engravings, red cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #9822 $35.00
Accounts of 19th century Himalaya explorers from Moorcroft to Dalgleish. Neate K10, Yak K42.[read more]

K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu: Kele, František
Kele, František K Trblietavým štítom Karakoramu
1991 Bratislava 1st, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 57 color & 32 bw photos, map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #21327 $39.00
Account of a Czechoslovakian expedition, led by Robert Gálfy, which climbed both Gasherbrum I and II in 1988. In Czech, no English translation.[read more]

Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]: Kele, František
Kele, František Moje dotyky s Everestom [My Touch with Everest]
2009 Slovakia 1st, 8vo, photo frontis, pp.151, 31 color photos, chart, map eps, wraps w/ flaps; new #25988 $39.95
This 1984 Czechoslovakian expedition placed three people on the summit via the South Pillar, including Ang Rita who made his 2nd ascent. The descent via the South Col route was marred with the death of summitter Jozef Psotka, at the time the oldest summitter at age 50. This appears to be a differe[read more]

The Mountain of Terror: Keller, Kimberly
Keller, Kimberly The Mountain of Terror
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 452, wraps; fine #26795 $29.95 $7.95
Novel. This appears to be a climbing mystery set in the Alps.[read more]

Kelly, John Due South: An Antarctic Journal
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 64, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, wraps; new. #23533 $17.95
Kelly’s account of his time in the Antarctic in 2003 when he was selected artist for the British Antarctic Survey.[read more]

Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers: Kelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al
signedKelly, Phil, Graham Hoey, Giles Barker, et al Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers
2013 UK Ltd Ed 300, 4to, pp.396, 225 color & 182 bw photos, 3 sketches, black cloth; signed Ron Fawcett, Graham Hoey, & Phil Kelly, slipcase, dj & cloth new #26571 $84.95
Peak Rock is a large-format celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W. Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late 19th century, through to modern day ascents on the area's gritstone and limestone crags[read more]

Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club - Second Series: Kennedy, Edward Shirley, ed
Kennedy, Edward Shirley, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers; Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club - Second Series
1862 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, pp.xiv, 445, viii, 541, v1 frontis, 21 woodcuts, 8 maps (3 color fldg); v2 frontis, 33 woodcuts, 6 maps (1 color fldg), marbled edges, ½ brown calf & marbled boards w/ gilt raised bands, green morocco label on spine; v1 w/ gift inscription “Robert Cooke Esq, with kind regards from William Longman” on half-title, boards somewhat rubbed, internally tight & clean, very good+ #13557 $475.00
Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers was a precursor to creation of the Alpine Journal in 1863 and contains a wealth of information on early ascents. This is the second, of three, in this series of very important works. This copy has a nice inscription from the publisher. Neate A34.[read more]

The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum: Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum
Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum
1994 Aperature NY rev & expanded ed, oblong 8vo, pp.viii, 112, photo frontis, 61 color photos, 1 figs, map, wraps; very good #27148 $9.00
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest, a classic work of environmental protest, is updated and expanded with eight new pages and additional images. This new edition reports on the profound political developments that have taken place in recent years and documents the continuing struggle to pro[read more]

Khan, Pervez Ahmad Karakorum
1988 André Delcourt Lausanne 1st thus, 4to, pp.127, photo frontis, 76 color photos, blue cloth; dj w/ chip back corner, else fine, cloth worn back corner, else fine. #17580 $45.00
A nice large-format photo book covering the Karakoram, Gilgit, and Baltistan. With a preface by Messner. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Khosla, G. D. Himalayan Circuit: The Story of a Journey in the Inner Himalayas
1956 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 233, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, fldg map, green cloth; dj vg+, cloth vg+. #23839 $19.00
Travels to Spiti and Lahoul with rich observations on geography, religion, physiognomy, attire, and customs. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Yak K58.[read more]

Khullar, Brig. D. K. The Call of Everest: First Ascent by an Indian Woman
1992 Vision New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.200, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, black/red cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth vg. #9825 $39.00
Account of the 1984 Indian Expedition via the South Col. A hard to find title. SB K15.[read more]

Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast: Kick, Peter W.
Kick, Peter W. Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 269, 21 bw photos, 20 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27091 $18.95
A warm day on the trail turns unseasonably cold, an avalanche barrels downhill, a foot slips on icy terrain, a trail gives way unexpectedly. In an instant, lives are lost or forever changed. In the backcountry, a single piece of gear could mean the difference between a comfortable night under the st[read more]

Annapurna Himal - Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Annapurna Himal - Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 127 bw figs/photos, 11 maps, wraps; signed, new #26829 $39.95
This is one of two new additions, the other being Manaslu (#26830), to Kielkowski’s wonderful monograph series on the 8000m peaks. Covers the entire Annapurna Himal region with a listing of all expeditions (1873-2013), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowsk[read more]

Dhaulagiri Himal - Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Dhaulagiri Himal - Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
2015 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.274, 134 bw figs/photos, 27 maps, wraps; signed, new #26940 $39.95
This is Kielkowski’s latest addition to his wonderful monograph series on the 8000m peaks. This covers the entire Dhaulagiri Himal region with a listing of all expeditions (1873-2014), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. This bring[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal - Part 1
1987 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.56, 41 bw sketches, 5 maps; new. #14149 $13.00
Covers: Nepal Gap, Gimmigela Chuli, Sugarloaf, Taple Shikhar, and Kangchenjunga. In Polish.[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal - Part 2
1987 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.45, 35 bw sketches, 3 maps; new. #14150 $13.00
Covers: Kangchenjunga cont'd, Kangbachen, Ramthang, Anidesh Chuli, and Merra. In Polish.[read more]

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