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Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

Challenge of the Andes: The Conquest of Mount Huantsán: Egeler, C. G. & T. De Booy
Egeler, C. G. & T. De Booy Challenge of the Andes: The Conquest of Mount Huantsán
1955 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 51 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9638 $19.00
The 1952 first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru; with Lionel Terray. Two other first ascents were made as well. A good read. Neate E10.[read more]

Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1” tear top spine, vg, cloth near fine #18951 $59.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. A good read. Neate E10.[read more]

The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy
signedEgeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed Geoff Milburn, dj pulled top/bottom spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #23875 $29.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. From the mountaineering library of Geoff Milburn, gu[read more]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
signedEggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Ernst Reiss Lhotse 8516m. 18.5.1956, dj chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25932 $395.00
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18.[read more]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
Eggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, vg #11165 $7.00 $5.95
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Ascent of Dhaulagiri: Eiselin, Max
signedEiselin, Max The Ascent of Dhaulagiri
1961 Oxford Univ Press London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 159, 5 color & 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger “[please compare with Summits & Secrets]”, dj rubbed, rub mark to cover, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ William D. Hackett bookplate, tight, fine #11166 $189.00
The first ascent of Dhaulagiri in 1960 by a Swiss expedition and the last Nepalese 8000er to be climbed. Diemberger is one of only two people, the other being Hermann Buhl, to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks. Hackett was the first person to reach five of the Seven Summits, amongst other cli[read more]

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas: Ellsworth, Scott
Ellsworth, Scott The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 395, 30 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj w/ light corner bumps from shipping else dj & cloth new #27665 $29.95
As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas. Teams of mountaineers from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States were all competing to be the first to climb the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Ever[read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
Ershler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24631 $24.95
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught [read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
signedErshler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; signed by both, dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages yellowing, tight, fine #25617 $35.00 $29.00
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught S[read more]

Ertl, Hans Bergvagabunden [Mountaindrifter]
1954 Buchergilde Gutenberg Frankfurt 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 22 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth near fine. #21417 $19.00
Accounts of first ascents in the Alps by this German mountaineer. In German, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj chipped top front, spine label, mylar cover taped on, vg, cloth w/ Colorado Mountain Club stamp on copyright page & edges, vg #24833 $29.00 $26.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds f[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj covers pasted on free eps, AAC/Hall bookplate, vg- #24834 $25.00 $22.50
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secret[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj edges chipped, tears, vg-, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #12026 $39.00 $35.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pedi[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1957 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 187, 51 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band, dj chipped, vg+, cloth fine #12325 $115.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. This copy is signed by George Band who was not only one of the team to reach the summit but was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. Neate E27, Yak E62.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak: Evans, Charles
signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; signed George Band & Tony Streather, dj pulled top spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ pencil marks to ffep, near fine #10272 $295.00 $125.00
Account of the British first ascent in 1955. Band was a member of the first summit team and Streather a member of the second team. Band was also the youngest member of the successful 1953 British Everest Expedition. This UK edition includes color photos not in the US edition. Neate E27, Yak E62. [read more]

1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1978 Postcard Everest ’78 Expedition
1978 ; signed 7 – Wolfgang Nairz (2x, leader), Horst Bergmann, Peter Habeler, Helmut Hagner, Reinhold Messner, Robert Schauer, Hans Schell, fine #26177 $175.00
A scarce card created for the Everest expedition on which Messner and Habeler made the first ascent of Everest ‘by fair means’, without supplemental oxygen.[read more]

1982 Card First Soviet Everest Expedition: Everest
Everest 1982 Card First Soviet Everest Expedition
1982 pre-stamped card w/ no photo; fine #19388 $4.50 $2.70
This Soviet Expedition was extremely successful placing 11 members on the summit via a new route on the SW Face. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

1991 First Day Cover Lithuania Everest: Everest
Everest 1991 First Day Cover Lithuania Everest
1991 ; unused, new #19525 $4.50 $2.70
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2000c Postcard Jamie Clarke: Everest
signedEverest 2000c Postcard Jamie Clarke
2000 oversize card; inscribed by Clarke, fine #26376 $7.50 $4.50
Canadian Clarke had four trips to Everest (1991, 1994, 1997 summit, 2010 summit) as well as climbing the Seven Summits. In 1999 he spent 40 days crossing 620 miles of the Empty Quarter of Arabia, the first westerner to do so in 50 years. To see all of our Sale Items,
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