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Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]:  Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz
New Rébuffat, Gaston & Pierre Tairraz Zwischen Erde und Himmel [Between Earth and Sky]
1963 Albert Müller Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.179, 63 bw photos (1 fldg), route drawing, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #27390 $15.00 $12.75
This terrific book utilizes Rébuffat’s prose and Tairraz’s wonderful black and white images. It is an outgrowth of their award-winning film which recreated four of Rébuffat’s climbs in the Alps. One of France's most famous mountain guides, Rébuffat was also a member of the 1950 Annapurna expedition.[read more]

A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition: [China]
[China] A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition
1966 Science Press Peking 1st, 4to, [pp.86], 8 color & 87 bw (2 fldg) photos, map eps, white cloth; dj w/ lg taped tears, good, cloth fine #24078 $425.00
A large format photo account which includes the Chinese first ascent of Shisha Pangma (8013m) in 1964, the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The large Chinese expedition placed 10 members on the summit. Although there were a number of articles at the time, this appears to be the only book-lengt[read more]

Mountaineering in China: [China]
[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma[read more]

Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958: [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto
signed[Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd[read more]

Manaslu 1952-3: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1952-3
1954 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.66, 4, 217, 17, 2 color & 127 bw photos, 6 figs, 3 sketches, 6 charts, 7 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth w/ some discoloration to lower spine, vg+. #25241 $450.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their reconnaissance in 1952 and attempt in 1953, re[read more]

Manaslu 1954-6: [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club
[Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #25615 $495.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance of [read more]

Mt McKinley Expedition of the Ryosetsu Alpine Club 1972: [Japan]. Ryosetsu Alpine Club
[Japan]. Ryosetsu Alpine Club Mt McKinley Expedition of the Ryosetsu Alpine Club 1972
1972 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 25 color & 27 bw photos, sketches, tables, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine faded, else fine #25390 $145.00 $125.00
This is the official account of the 1972 Ryosetsu Alpine Club’s ascent of McKinley. The expedition consisted of five women from the Club who planned to climb the West Rib. It is believe that three of them reached the summit but fell on the descent, their bodies being found by Ray Genet. Included [read more]

K2: The Mountain of My Heart: [Japan]. Shinkai, Isao
[Japan]. Shinkai, Isao K2: The Mountain of My Heart
1978 Soshisha-shuppan Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.167, 110 bw photos, 3 maps, white cloth, boxed; original cardboard box w/ fade to spine, edge wear, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25125 $295.00
A personal account of the large Japanese expedition which made the second ascent of K2 in 1977. This large, 50-person Japanese expedition made three attempts before finally placing seven climbers on the summit over the course of two consecutive days. This large-format book makes a nice accompaniemen[read more]

The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978: [Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition
[Japan]. Tokyo Himalaya Expedition The Mountain of the White Devil: South Pillar of Dhaulagiri I, 1975 & 1978
1979 The Expedition Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.44, 387, 45 color & 38 bw photos + 49 portraits, route drawings, tables, 4 maps, sketch eps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; slipcase rubbed, near fine, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #25461 $185.00
Account of the expeditions to the South Pillar of Dhaulagiri in 1975 and 1978. Six members were lost in an avalanche in 1975 and success was achieved in 1978. In Japanese with seven text pages and four-page summary in English, no English translation. Yak j463 (2nd ed), T174 (3rd).[read more]

Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56: [Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi
[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap[read more]

Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route: [Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.)
[Japan]. Yomiuri-Newspaper (ed.) Stood on the Summit of Chomolangma: Photo-album of the Japanese Alpine Club Expedition to Everest through the Chinese route
1980 The Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.134, 95 color & 55 bw photos + 62 portraits, sketch, map, wraps; fold to back corner, else near fine #25863 $125.00 $75.00
Account of the 1980 Japanese Everest expedition via the NE Ridge. Yasuo Kato and Susuma Nakamura made the summit attempt with Nakamura stopping and Kato continuing alone to the summit. Both bivouacked at the Second Step, without oxygen, on the descent. This was Kato’s second ascent of Everest. In Ja[read more]

Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush: [Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro
[Japan]. Yoshizawa, Ichiro Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush
1977/78 Gakushûkenyû-sha Tokyo 2 vol, 1st, lg 4to, vol 1 pp.330, 116 color & 79 bw photos, bw drawings, 28 large maps, (2 fldg), blue cloth; vol 2 pp.350, 123 color & 74 bw photos, bw drawings, 31 large maps, (2 fldg), brown cloth; slipcases w/ light rubbing, near fine, issued w/o dj’s, cloth fine #23791 $1,200.00 $900.00
This is a classic voluminous work which is quite difficult to find. Vol 1 has large maps covering the areas of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kangchenjunga, Everest, Khumbu, Rolwaling, Langtang Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba, Api Nampa Saipal, Indian Himalaya, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Gangotri,[read more]

Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]: [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association]
[Royal Netherlands Alpine Association] Koninklijke Nederlandse Alpen Vereniging 1902-1977 - Gebeurtenissen van de Laatste 25 Jaar [Royal Netherlands Alpine Association 1902-1977 - Events of the Last 25 Years]
1977 KNAV Utrecht 1st, 4to, pp.87, 37 bw photos, wraps; fine #25289 $35.00
Published on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Alpine Association, this looks at the previous 25 years with chapters written by Visser, Timmers, Verrijn Stuart, Dufour, and others. In Dutch, no English translation.[read more]

Fritz Wiessner 1900 – 1988: [Wiessner, Fritz]
[Wiessner, Fritz] Fritz Wiessner 1900 – 1988
2000 Sächsischer Dresden 1st, 8vo, pp.104, photo frontis, 12 color & 51 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #25319 $150.00 $95.00
A relatively scarce biography of this great climber. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Reaching Beyond the Clouds: From Undiagnosed to Climbing Mt. Everest: Abbott, Cindy L.
signedAbbott, Cindy L. Reaching Beyond the Clouds: From Undiagnosed to Climbing Mt. Everest
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 247, 33 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25825 $16.95
In 2007, Abbott was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis, a rare and potentially life-threatening blood vessel disease. Three years later she reached the summit of Everest, via the South Side, as a member of a Mountain Trip expedition led by Scott Woolums. Her preparations for Everest included [read more]

Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]: Abelein, Manfred
Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit[read more]

The Complete Mountaineer: Abraham, George D.
Abraham, George D. The Complete Mountaineer
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 74 bw photos, green cloth; cloth corners rubbed, nick to back cover, pencil name, rear hinge cracked, vg #26377 $65.00 $35.00
Abraham, along with his brother, was largely responsible for development of rock climbing in the Lake Disrict and pioneered many climbs. This is a major instructional work of the period. Neate A03. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]: Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani
Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]
[1979] Stampa Rattero Torino 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.126, 64 color & 33 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #24408 $75.00
A primarily photographic look at the Andes from the Santa Marta region in Columbia in the north to Sarmiento, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Agnolotti led a number of expeditions to the Andes with three (1969, 1971 and 1972) to try the west peak of Sarmiento. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Faces of Everest: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Faces of Everest
1982 Vikas Pub House Pvt Ltd New Delhi 2nd, 4to, pp.xxiv, 244, 86 color & 52 bw photos, 24 maps/drawings, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ some wear top/bottom spine & corners, 2 delamination spots on flaps, unclipped, else vg, cloth w/ former tape marks to back cover, near fine #23920 $29.00
The history of Everest from its discovery in 1855. This second edition is updated with events through 1980.[read more]

Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer
1975 Vikas Delhi 4th, 8vo, pp.viii, 186, 33 bw photos, map, appendix, black cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, fine #23640 $45.00
Ahluwalia reached the summit of Everest during the third Indian expedition of 1965. He recounts not only this expedition but also his experiences in the Indo-Pakistan war where, four months after Everest, he was critically wounded. Neate A21.[read more]

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