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Over the Hills & Far Away: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Over the Hills & Far Away
1996 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 190, 26 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; new #18380 $19.95
Collister presents a variety of mountaineering essays ranging from the Welsh hills to the Antarctic, from the Alps to the Himalaya.[read more]

Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 322, 6 color & 8 bw photos, 2 bw illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26238 $39.95
On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of[read more]

The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga: Conefrey, Mick
Conefrey, Mick The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, 20 bw photos, 6 sketches, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27682 $34.95
Conefrey tells the story of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga the third highest but reputedly the hardest mountain in the world. It was an astonishing achievement for a British team led by Everest veteran Charles Evans. Drawing on interviews, diaries and unpublished accounts, Conefrey begins his sto[read more]

Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks: Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan
Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World’s Most Famous Peaks
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.281, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, blue/tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #22550 $23.00 $18.50
A nice selection of nine stories covering a century of mountaineering from the Victorian era to the ascents of the Himalayan giants. Included are Albert Smith, Edward Whymper, the Duke of the Abruzzi, Frederick Cook, Maurice Wilson, Charles Houston, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, and others. T[read more]

Ricominciare [Starting Over]: Confortola, Marco
Confortola, Marco Ricominciare [Starting Over]
2011 Italy 2nd, 8vo, pp.142, 33 color photos, wraps; new #25982 $34.95
Confortola had summited five 8000m peaks by the time he faced K2 in 2008. He successfully reached the top of K2 as well but then found himself trapped high on the mountain, with Gerard McDonnell, as tragedy unfolded around them. Confortola survived K2, McDonnell did not, but lost all of his toes i[read more]

Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy: Conrad, Ric
signedConrad, Ric Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.389, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27608 $26.99
In May 1986, a private preparatory school’s field trip made worldwide headlines. Twenty climbers began ascending what has arguably been called the second-most climbed mountain in the world – Oregon’s Mount Hood. Caught in one of the worst blizzards imaginable, they battled the elements while wait[read more]

Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition: Conroy, Patrick
Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
signedConway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus yellow cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, spine edge cracked, front hinge starting, map w/ orig folds & 1” edge tear, tight, good+ #9599 $375.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan litera[read more]

The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..: Conway, Sir William Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryConway, Sir William Martin The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..
1897 Dent London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth; cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair #24819 $295.00 $212.40
The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105. Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman[read more]

Polar Priorities: The Annual Publication of the Frederick A. Cook Society: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Polar Priorities: The Annual Publication of the Frederick A. Cook Society
1998 Supplement Cook Society Hurleyville 4to, pp.16, 12 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #17407 $3.99
This Special Supplement to the pro-Cook controversy regarding Frederick Cook’s claimed ascent of Mt. McKinley/Denali takes to task Robert Bryce, Dennis Rawlins, and Bradford Washburn who have all claimed that Cook did not make the first ascent of Denali. The six articles are:
To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24825 $39.95
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Rockies: Portraits of America’s Largest Mountain Range
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 208, photo frontis, color & bw photos, color maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25111 $39.95
From the author of the acclaimed ‘Soul of the Heights’, here is a stunning photographic celebration of the remarkable Rocky Mountains. Cooper brings the continent’s most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in on its heart. In a photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border at Idaho a[read more]

Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea: Costello, Dave
Costello, Dave Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 194, 17 color photos, map, wraps; new #26728 $18.95
Costello tells the audacious story of two unsponsored Nepalis, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who climbed Everest in April 2011, paraglided from its peak over the North Face, and paddled nearly 400 miles down the Ganges River to the ocean. Little problems wouldn't stop them. Like the f[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

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