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Virgin on Insanity: Bell, Steve
Bell, Steve Virgin on Insanity
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 246, 17 color & 40 bw photos, map/photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27102 $39.95
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man [read more]

signedBell, Steve, ed Seven Summits: The Quest to Reach the Highest Point on Every Continent
2000 UK 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 123 color & 11 bw photos, 9 maps, gray cloth; signed Doug Scott, dj & cloth new #19663 $59.00
Steve Bell, manager of Jagged Globe guide service in the UK, has edited a great large-format book on the seven summits - Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson, Kosciuszko/Carstenz Pyramid. This includes first-hand accounts from 18 mountaineers who have summitted these continenta[read more]

British Mountaineering: Benson, C. E.
Benson, C. E. British Mountaineering
1909 Routledge/Dutton London/NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 224, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, 16 figs, back dec green cloth; cloth w/ split to rear spine cloth, else vg #27687 $19.00
A nice early work with chapters on equipment, rambling, scrambling, rock and winter climbing, severe courses, dangers, medical, and more. Neate B86ii.[read more]

Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show: Berg, Peter
Berg, Peter Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 138, photo frontis, 122 bw photos/illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #25837 $31.95
2011 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Whymper, one of the most important figures in the history of mountaineering. His ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, and the deaths of four members of his party on the way down, attracted attention throughout the world, bringing him praise and criticism[read more]

Berlepsch, H. (Hermann von) The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains
1861 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 407, frontis, 15 bw illus, marbled eps & edges, full red leather boards w/ gilt crest; boards off & missing spine, school prize label (1869) inside front board, internally tight & fine. #23069 $45.00
This would look quite nice with a new binding.[read more]

Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]: Berljak, Darko
signedBerljak, Darko Više od Everesta: Hrvatska Ženska Ekspedicija na vrh Svijeta [Over Everest: Croatian Women's Expedition to the Top of the World]
2009 Croatia 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 134 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25578 $79.95
A very nicely produced book documenting the 2nd Croatian Female Climbing Expedition led by veteran Croatian mountaineer Darko Berljak; who is the Secretary General of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. A preliminary chapter covers the women’s prerequisite expedition to Cho Oyu (2007) and then[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Ascent: Of the Invention of Mountain Climbing and its Practice
1965 Random NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 124, 17 bw illus, illus eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #11066 $12.00
From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B94.[read more]

Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages
1978 Univ Nebraska Lincoln 1st, 8vo, pp.278, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, dec silver cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #24370 $12.00
A collection of previously published articles on Chamonix, Alpine guides, Chouinard, etc. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B95.[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
signedBettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; signed Richard Irvin, dj w/ small chip back, else fine, cloth fine #23921 $295.00 $275.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
Birkby, Robert Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 32 color & 3 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24963 $24.95
Birkby, one of Fischer’s close friends, provides a vivid, candid biography of who Scott really was and what led him to the top of Everest. A natural mountaineer blessed with tremendous physical strength and willpower, Scott thrived on the challenges of climbing, the beauty of the high country, and [read more]

Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement: Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod
Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement
1990 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, frontis, 46 bw photos, sketch, appendices, wraps; fine #19016 $9.00
One of the few books devoted to women mountaineers. This profiles Lucy Walker, Miriam O’Brien, Loulou Boulaz, Nea Morin, Gwen Moffat, Claude Kogan, Junk Tabei, Molly Higgins, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Catherine Destivelle, Jill Lawrence, and Louise Sheperd.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $37.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9519 $27.00 $22.95
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193. To see all of our Sale Items,
Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26490 $65.00
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193.[read more]

The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1984 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 26 bw photos, 2 maps, tan/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11095 $35.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

signedBoardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Leisure Circle London rep, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj w/ rubbing bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #19493 $75.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. This UK edition has some color photos which were black and white in the US edition. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. This edition is identical to the first UK edition. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

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