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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks: Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts
Viesturs, Ed & David Roberts No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 16 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25700 $23.95 $14.95
This is Ed Viesturs’ long-awaited memoir. In May, 2005, as he reached the summit of Annapurna on his third try, Viesturs became the first American to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, all without the aid of bottled oxygen. His quest spanned 18 years and 30 expeditions - a quest made all the[read more]

No Boundaries: Spirit Of Adventure: Viesturs, Ed & Page Stegner, eds
Viesturs, Ed & Page Stegner, eds No Boundaries: Spirit Of Adventure
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.179, 93 color photos, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #22712 $34.95 $13.95
A large-format photo book, sponsored by Ford, to inspire one to get outdoors. The photos, including many by Galen Rowell, are supplemented with a varied selection of writings by travel and nature writers. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Naar Himalaya en Karakorum: Visser, Ph. C.
Visser, Ph. C. Naar Himalaya en Karakorum
1923 Nijgh & van Ditmar's Rotterdam 1st, 4to, pp.154, photo frontis, 69 bw photos, two maps, green cloth; cloth w/ new eps, tight, very good+ #21348 $85.00 $45.00
Narrative of the first, of four, Visser expedition. In 1922 they explored the Saser Pass from the Nubra Valley and six glaciers, and reconnoitered Saser Kangri (7672m) from the west. Visser was a Dutch diplomat and mountain explorer who, along with his wife, spent 14 years exploring the Karakoram ov[read more]

Learn Rock Climbing in a Weekend: Walker, Kevin
Walker, Kevin Learn Rock Climbing in a Weekend
1998 Knopf NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.96, photo frontis, color photos & illus, signed. Wraps; fine #25235 $3.00 $2.40
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]

Rondoy: An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes: Wall, David
Wall, David Rondoy: An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes
1965 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, 35 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj clipped, near fine, cloth w/ date on ffep, label on title page for US distributor, else fine #10220 $15.00 $7.00
Account of a young, eight-member British expedition which made a difficult first ascent of Rondoy (19,300’), located in the Cordillera Huayhuash, in 1963. Two members were killed while retracing the summit ridge. Neate W07. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster: Washburn, Brad
Washburn, Brad Matterhorn from the Southwest Poster
Image size 23" x 17.25", Poster size 28" x 22", text states "Matterhorn The Matterhorn seen from the Southwest, Late Afternoon, 1958", black & white w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; rolled, new #22901 $45.00 $36.00
Brad Washburn's aerial photographs are legendary for their detail and simplicity. This great photograph, taken in 1958, depicts the summit of the Matterhorn and is the image used on the cover of the book 'Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography'. Brad Washburn was one of the leading mountain phot[read more]

Mount McKinley’s West Buttress: The First Ascent – Brad Washburn’s Logbook 1951: Washburn, Bradford
Washburn, Bradford Mount McKinley’s West Buttress: The First Ascent – Brad Washburn’s Logbook 1951
2003 Top of the World Press Williston, VT 1st, 8vo, pp.142, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 4 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #22852 $24.95 $19.95
Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, was first climbed in 1913 by its northern Muldrow Glacier route. Yet, for almost 40 years, no one had climbed the mountain via its southern slopes. By 1951, however, one man knew more about McKinley’s geography than anyone else. His knowledge of [read more]

Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer: Washburn, Bradford
Washburn, Bradford Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 236, 32 bw photos, wraps; near fine #25174 $9.00 $7.20
Back in print – the three Washburn Boys’ Books by Boys! ‘Among the Alps with Bradford’ (1927) in which Brad describes exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and his attempt on Mont Blanc. ‘Bradford on Mount Washington’ (1928) describes a winter ascent of New Englan[read more]

A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 253, photo frontis, bw photos, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21539 $29.00 $9.00
Waterman and his partner attempted to duplicate the Duke of Abruzzi’s historic 1897 route up Mount St. Elias by first sailing to the mountain. A mixture of mountain adventure combined with painstakingly researched history, includes historic photos. To see all of our Sale Items,
A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 253, photo frontis, bw photos, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #8405 $25.00 $14.95
Waterman and his partner attempted to duplicate the Duke of Abruzzi’s historic route up Mount St. Elias by first sailing to the mountain. A mixture of mountain adventure combined with painstakingly researched history, includes historic photos. To see all of our Sale Items,
Wechsberg, Joseph Avalanche!
1958 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, else fine #23520 $9.00 $7.20
The amazing story of the 1954 avalanches which destroyed the Austrian village of Blons. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Weiss, Jurg Klippen und Klufte
1954 Orell Fussli Zurich 8vo, pp.155, 17 bw photos, grey cloth; stamped Robert Underhill, cloth fine #15830 $9.00 $7.20
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Everest: The Testing Place: West, John B.
West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24356 $22.00 $14.95
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. Neate W40[read more]

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps: Weston, Rev. Walter
Weston, Rev. Walter Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps
1896 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 346, 35 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth spine/edges darkened, upper rear spine edge worn, miss ffep, name of John Ladd on half-title, maps w/ original folds & no tears, good+ #26529 $895.00 $645.00
Weston is considered to be the father of mountaineering in Japan. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. A scarce classic. Neate W45. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Mem[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxiv, 456, vII pp.xxii, 147, vI frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), vII 14 plates, 42 figs, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; vol I cloth rubbed, corners w/ wear, tight, vg, vol II is xlib, cloth spine darkened, tight, very good #14234 $275.00 $250.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This 2-volume set includes the rare Supplementary Appendix volume and the folding map in the pocket of volume 1. Neate W66. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1999 Pocket Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, wraps; new. #16296 $14.95 $11.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua ([read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13411 $13.00 $10.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Beyond the Icefall: Wilby, Sorrel
Wilby, Sorrel Beyond the Icefall
1989 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.160, color frontis, 110 color & 2 bw photos, pict eps, appendices, pict cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10237 $17.00 $14.45
A large-format account of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition which placed three people on the summit via the South Col route, great photos. SB W13. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.321, 17 bw photos, wraps; fine #14263 $16.95 $9.00
Another great anthology from Willis encapsulating 75 years of writing about the two highest peaks in the world; from Smythe on Everest, to Bates and Houston on K2, to the present day. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27584 $29.95 $9.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

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