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Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster: Buhler, Carlos
signedBuhler, Carlos Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster
Image size 14" x 21.5", Poster size 18" x 24", text states "Pucahirca Norte - Cordillera Blanca Peru - Carlos Buhler", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23239 $19.95 $15.96
This lovely photograph shows Thaddeus Josephson on the summit of Pucahirca Norte (6047m) following the grueling six-day, first ascent of the Northwest Face in July 2003, taken by Carlos Buhler. Carlos Buhler can certainly be considered one of America's top mountaineers. He has had a number of bol[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
signedFanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25664 $95.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pri[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
signedFanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1996 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed 12 - Barry Blanchard, Carlos Buhler, Aid Burgess, Dave Hahn, Charley Mace, Simone Moro, Glen Porzak, Gerry Roach, Steve Swenson, P.V. Scoturro, Ed Webster, & Mark Wilford, dj fine, cloth fine #25981 $795.00 $755.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pr[read more]

Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks: Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables
Fanshawe, Andy & Stephen Venables Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks
1995 Hodder & Stoughto London 1st, oblong 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 209 color & 6 bw photos, 45 illus, 14 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small rub mark upper left cover, rubbed, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth near fine #9668 $25.00
A large-format work with stunning photos exploring alpine-style approaches to 40 of the world's greatest peaks including Broad Peak, GIV, Hidden Peak, K2, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Shishapangma, and others. Winner 1996 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Pri[read more]

Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team: Franco, Jean
Franco, Jean Makalu 8470 Metres: The Highest Peak yet Conquered by an Entire Team
1957 Cape London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.256, 19 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing bottom spine, unclipped, fine, cloth bright, fine #18956 $525.00
The classic account of the 1955 first ascent of Makalu by a French team which succeeded in placing all members on the summit over the course of three ascents. This is one of the harder to find 8000m first ascent books. Quite scarce in any condition. Neate F52, Perret 1741, Yak F113.[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Gill, Michael Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 70 bw photos, blue cloth; dj rubbed w/ tear on back, vg, cloth fine #12047 $35.00
Gill, a New Zealand physiologist, traveled extensively with Sir Edmund Hillary, including the attempts on Ama Dablam and Makalu, 1960-61, and Kangtega, 1963. Neate G25, Yak G56.[read more]

Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov: Groselj, Viki
Groselj, Viki Na Smučeh od 0 do 8000 metrov
2003 PrDr Ljubljana 1st, square 8vo, pp.215, 135 color photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ chips to one edge from shipping, else new #24634 $29.00
Grošelj is one of the most successful Slovenian alpinists who has, to date, climbed ten of the 8,000m peaks - Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. He uses skis on many of his expeditions and has done numerous trips in the Arctic. [read more]

Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]: Herler, Norbert & Gregor
Herler, Norbert & Gregor Reiß mer'n nieder: Michl Dacher - der erste Deutsche auf dem K2. [Break Down: Michl Dacher - the First German on K2]
2009 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 118 color & 3 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27484 $27.95
Dacher (1933-1994) was a prolific German mountaineer who made the first German ascent of K2, together with Reinhold Messner, in 1979. This book is a tribute to his 8000m climbing achievements having summitted 10 of the 14 peaks. About 1/3 of the book is devoted to the K2 ascent and the remaining to [read more]

High in the Thin Cold Air: Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig
Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig High in the Thin Cold Air
1962 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 258, photo frontis, 54 color & 23 bw photos, 2 sketches, map eps, grey cloth; cloth tight, vg #12322 $5.00 $4.25
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 US edition was published one year prior to the UK edition. Neate H82, SB H18, Yak H190. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

High in the Thin Cold Air: Hillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig
signedHillary, Edmund & Desmond Doig High in the Thin Cold Air
1962 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 258, photo frontis, 54 color & 23 bw photos, 2 sketches, map eps, grey cloth; signed Hillary, dj rubbed, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9763 $135.00
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 US edition was published one year prior to the UK edition. Neate H82, SB H18, Yak H190.[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit[read more]

Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]: Kammerlander, Hans
signedKammerlander, Hans Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]
1989 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.176, photo frontis, 61 color & 69 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27161 $59.00
Kammerlander has had a most successful climbing career. He has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks, all except Manaslu. In this large-format book he covers his climbs on Gasherbrum I and II, Matterhorn, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cerro Torre, and much more. In German, no English tr[read more]

Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
1988 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.52, 35 bw figs, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #22011 $35.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1921-2000), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers Kangshung La, Chago, Kangchungtse, Chomo Lonzo, Makalu La, Maka[read more]

Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer: Lock, Andrew
signedLock, Andrew Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer
2014 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 352, 30 color photos, map, wraps; signed, tight, fine #26770 $65.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

Machnik, Andrzej Na Zachodniej Scianie Makalu
nd AT Krakow 1st, 8vo, pp.162, figures, wraps; fine. #18430 $25.00
A history of Polish attempts on Kangchenjunga with a number of charts. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition: Makalu.
signedMakalu. 1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition
1978 1 of 100; signed Kurt Diemberger #22389 $39.00
This international Austrian-German-Nepalese expedition placed seven members on the summit of Makalu, including Warth and Diemberger. Diemberger’s signature is desireable as he is one of only two people to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann Buhl, and Dhaulagiri.[read more]

Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings: Marwah, Rita Gombu
signedMarwah, Rita Gombu Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings
2007 New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.184, 348 bw photos, wraps; signed Rita Gombu Marwah & Nawang Gombu, corners bumped in shipping, else new #25499 $125.00
This is a unique compilation of newspaper and magazine articles written about Nawang Gombu through various phases of his climbing career. This extensive collection consists of photocopies of the original articles, essentially a scrapbook of his career. Gombu, a nephew of Tenzing Norgay, had an ama[read more]

All 14 Eight-Thousanders: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold All 14 Eight-Thousanders
1988 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.247, color frontis, 143 color & 76 bw photos, 19 maps/drawings, 8 tables, blue cloth; signed Messner, Kurt Diemberger, & Robert Schauer, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21960 $195.00 $150.00
Messner, the first to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m peaks (Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak, Shishapangma), describes each of his climbs and his philosophies. This is the true first edition! An import[read more]

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