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Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj w/ bump to upper right corner from shipping else dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
McDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada reprint, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26069 $32.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 31 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed McDonald, dj & cloth new #24792 $34.95
Hawley is one of the most important figures in Himalayan climbing, although not herself a climber. For more than four decades she has been inextricably linked to all expeditions coming into Nepal and is the keeper of record for all expedition statistics. Despite her sharp tongue and rigorous intervi[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $94.95
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 250 While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the p[read more]

McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #20513 $29.00 $20.00
A fantastic book, specially commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, consisting of 32 essays by top mountaineers focusing on eleven topics crucial to the future of mountaineering – from the Himalaya to rock and ice climbing. Essayists include Breashears, Calhoun, C[read more]

Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing: McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US Deluxe Ltd ed #83/300 copies, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, page-ribbon, aeg, black leather boards; signed 34 (see Description below), slipcase fine, boards w/ small ½” tear to bottom back of spine, else fine #21280 $750.00
The Deluxe Edition – Signed by 32 Pre-eminent Mountaineers Signed 34 - John Amatt & Bernadette McDonald (editors), Sir Chris Bonington, David Breashears, Kitty Calhoun, Riccardo Cassin, Greg Child, Yvon Chouinard, Peter Croft, Wade Davis, Catherine Destivelle, Kurt Diemberger, Ed Douglas, Mick Fo[read more]

Give Me Shelter: McKeever, Ian
McKeever, Ian Give Me Shelter
2007 Folens Dublin 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 196, 29 bw photos, wraps; new #25398 $34.95
In 2007 McKeever, who had never previously stepped on ice, rock-climbed or been to altitude, turned the world of mountaineering on its head when he smashed the world record for the physically and mentally draining Seven Summits Challenge, achieving an incredible completion time of 155 days. This is[read more]

Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive: McOrist, Wilson
McOrist, Wilson Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 362, 20 color & 3 bw photos, 6 illus, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26913 $39.99
The figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Whilst the story of his ill-fated 1914-18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew’s narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known, and told here in[read more]

A Walk to the Pole: To The Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott: Mear, Roger & Robert Swan
Mear, Roger & Robert Swan A Walk to the Pole: To The Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott
1987 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 95 color & 11 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9236 $9.00
Account of the 1985 re-creation of Scott's 883 mile trip to the pole. Winner of the 1987 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. US edition of ‘In the Footsteps of Scott’.[read more]

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro: Megarry, Jacquetta
Megarry, Jacquetta Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
2002 UK 2nd, tall 8vo, pp.64, 50 color photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), spiral spine, wraps; new. #24127 $15.95
A most useful guide for anyone considering a Kilimanjaro (5896m) ascent. Presented is practical advice on preparation, planning, and equipment, together with detailed maps, profiles, and photos of the Marangu and Machame routes. Part of the Rucksack Readers series.[read more]

Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing: Mendenhall, Ruth & John
Mendenhall, Ruth & John Beginner's Guide to Rock and Mountain Climbing
1975 Stackpole Harrisburg rev ed, 8vo, pp.159, figures, wraps; very good #9896 $5.00
Includes getting proper instruction, ground work, using knots and ropes, climber’s signals, travel in the dark, weather problems, selecting peaks and routes, establishing high camp, pacing and resting, sensible gear, belaying, cramponing, glissading, rappelling, step cutting, and more. Neate M81.[read more]

Introduction to Rock and Mountain Climbing: Mendenhall, Ruth & John
Mendenhall, Ruth & John Introduction to Rock and Mountain Climbing
1969 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, small 8vo, pp.192, frontis illus, figs, orange cloth; dj rubbed, faded, unclipped, good+, cloth discolored along bottom edge, vg #13631 $4.95
This is one of several books authored by the Mendenhall’s on climbing and backpacking. This includes what the absolute beginner needs to know, do, have, and take! John Mendenhall (1911 – 1983) is well known in Sierra climbing circles. His first ascent of the NE gully of Laurel Mountain in 1930 is[read more]

The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains: Merrick, Hugh
signedMerrick, Hugh The Perpetual Hills: A Personal Anthology of Mountains
1964 Newnes London 1st, tall 8vo, pp.247, 35 bw photos, photo eps, green cloth; signed John Roskelley on his bookplate & w/ his blindstamp, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13632 $29.00
Merrick was active in the field of mountaineering literature for many years and here presents his take on the best writings from over 100 authors. Neate M83.[read more]

Messner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj taped to cloth, number on spine, vg+, cloth w/ usual stamps, vg+. #22096 $29.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold 3 x 8000 Mein Grosses Himalaya-Jahr [3 x 8000 My Great Himalaya Year]
1983 Herbig München 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 195 color & 82 bw photos, 18 drawings, 7 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Nazir Sabir, dj near fine, cloth fine #20553 $85.00
Messner has been as prolific with his book writing as with his mountain climbing. This is one of many titles that have never been translated into English. This covers the period from May 1982 to May 1983 when Messner climbed Kangchenjunga, GII, Broad Peak, and came within 250 feet of the summit of[read more]

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