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In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers: Nugent, Frank
signedNugent, Frank In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers
2013 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 310, photo frontis, 27 color & 58 bw photos, 2 color & 25 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, maroon cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26546 $53.95
No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned the Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. The achievements of Irish mountaineers from the 1850s to the early twentieth century are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This book sets the record straight. Nug[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Gipfelstrum im Karakorum
1979 Brockhaus Leipzig 2nd, 8vo, pp.163, 22 color & 57 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12155 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. In German, no English translation. Yak N76b.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Ostatni Atak na Kunyang Chhish
1973 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 14 color & 81 bw photos, drwg, 3 maps, map eps, orange cloth; dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #21203 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. This is the Polish edition of 'Gipfelstrum im Karakorum'. No English translation. Yak N76.[read more]

The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone: O’Brady, Colin
O’Brady, Colin The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 279, 48 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27666 $27.95
Over the past 100 years, since Ernest Shackleton’s aborted attempt to cross the Antarctic in 1914-17, there have been a number of attempts to make a solo crossing of the continent by various means. As of 2020 there have been 16 successful traverses of Antarctica, but all have either been supported b[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides: O’Dowd, Cathy
signedO’Dowd, Cathy Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides
1999 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 42 color & 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed O’Dowd & Ian Woodall, dj & cloth new #21178 $75.00
Cathy presents four expeditions starting with her account of the South African Everest expedition of 1996 in which she describes the early team breakup, the disasterous storm, and eventual success. In 1998 she and Ian Woodall attempted Aconcagua and then Everest via the North Col. In 1999 they aga[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; fine. #21179 $19.00
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #11300 $27.95
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died: O'Connell, Fergus
O'Connell, Fergus Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died
2015 UK 8vo, pp.xvi, 163, figs, wraps; new #27106 $9.95
What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a gripping story of exploration? The 1911–12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spect[read more]

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain: Olsen, Tod
New Olsen, Tod Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 267, 65 bw photos, 3 sketches, map, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27684 $24.95
In 1953, as two men summit Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second-highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. For Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there in 1938. [read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover Nepal Police & Japan Workers Alpine Federation Pabil Expedition: Pabil.
signedPabil. 1978 Souvenir Cover Nepal Police & Japan Workers Alpine Federation Pabil Expedition
1978 #10 envelope w/ insert; signed 8 members #19383 $15.00
Pabil (23,300’), also known as Ganesh IV, was first climbed by this expedition, which placed 16 of 23 members on the summit. This cover includes a typed insert.[read more]

1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan: Pakistan
Pakistan 1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan
1985 ; fine #26366 $4.50 $2.70
This first day cover features two nice stamps of Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits: Parfet, Bo & Richard Buskin
signedParfet, Bo & Richard Buskin Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 239, 25 color photos, appendix, black/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25243 $23.00
At age 26, investment banker Parfet arranged his first major climb – of Kilimanjaro. He was no professional climber, nor was he in any shape to be tackling a major peak. But, in just four years, with perseverance and unbelievable courage, he managed to successfully complete his quest to scale all [read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home: Parrado, Nando
signedParrado, Nando Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.292, 46 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; inscribed by Parrado, dj w/ slight dampstain to inside of bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ slight sign of dampstain bottom spine, else fine #27231 $19.00
Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying — among them his own mo[read more]

Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]: Pasaban, Edurne
Pasaban, Edurne Catorce Veces Ocho Mil: Una Historia de Superación Personal para Vencer el más Grande de los Desafíos [Fourteen Times Eight Thousand: A History of Personal Development to Overcome the Biggest Challenges]
2011 Spain rep, 8vo, pp.334, 32 color photos, wraps; new #26079 $45.00
Pasaban, who became the first woman to climb all 14 8000m peaks, describes how her 12 years in the mountains have mixed love, death, and high personal cost. Despite these challenges she considers her quest “has been worthwhile”. This is more of a narrative than the photo book by Angela Benevides ([read more]

1994 Memorial Cover Pasang Lhamu Sherpa: Pasang Lamu
Pasang Lamu 1994 Memorial Cover Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
1994 w/ insert; printed signature of Pasang Lhamu #22039 $19.00
This special Memorial Cover was issued, along with a special stamp, to commemorate Pasang Lhamu Sherpa who, in 1993, became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Everest. Tragically, she died on the descent. This cover is postmarked First Day of Issue and includes a related insert.[read more]

Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps: Pascoe, John
Pascoe, John Unclimbed New Zealand: Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps
1939 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.238, color frontis, 78 bw photos, 2 sketches, 3 fldg maps, brown cloth; cloth rubbed w/ scratch marks, top spine pulled, vg #23964 $75.00 $69.00
Pascoe’s accounts of his pioneering climbs and explorations between the wars. Includes a detailed map of the Southern Alps. This first edition is much scarcer than subsequent editions, is thicker in appearance, and has twice the number of photos. Neate P20. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

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