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Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
New Dingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tear back cover, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #24826 $45.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 14 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27934 $34.95
Maurice Herzog is well known in mountaineering circles and beyond as the first man to reach the summit of Annapurna, but how many people know about Ang Tharkay, the Sherpa who carried the severely frostbitten Herzog for miles on that 1950 French expedition? Although rarely mentioned in published acc[read more]

High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks: Neate, Jill
New Neate, Jill High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks
1989 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.x, 213, 64 color & 60 bw photos, 57 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27413 $55.00
A comprehensive book covering each of the over 400 peaks in the 7000 metre range, an area receiving increased focus and activity, with locations, access, routes, and extensive bibliographic data. Surprisingly hard to find and a useful reference.[read more]

Antarctic Posts and Stamps: Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey
New Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey Antarctic Posts and Stamps
1975 Harry Hayes UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.71, 44 figs, map, wraps; vertical & corner crease on front cover, else tight, fine #27945 $29.00
Pirie (1878-1965), a medical doctor, philatelist, orchid-grower, and bacteriologist, was also a member of William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, acting as both surgeon and geologist. He co-authored the official narrative of the expedition. As a noted philatelist, sp[read more]

Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling: Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar
New Purandare, Nandini & Deepa Balsavar Headstrap: Legends and Lore from the Climbing Sherpas of Darjeeling
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 41 bw photos, 3 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27944 $29.95
In the twenty-first century, it is generally understood that Sherpas, synonymous with mountain climbing, come from Nepal and live in the Everest region. Less well known is that during the nineteenth century Sherpas and other local climbers seeking work started traversing mountain passes from Nepal t[read more]

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