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K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain): Boscarino, Alessandro
Boscarino, Alessandro K2: Storia della Montagna Impossible (K2: History of the Impossible Mountain)
2018 Italy 1st, folio, pp.36, 111 bw photos, 7 illus, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cover; slipcase lightly bumped from shipping, issued w/o dj, new #27532 $75.95
A 22’-wide Folding Folio on K2! A unique, folding, pictorial presentation of the history of K2 from its earliest discovery through the first ascent in 1954. This visually impressive work stands 19” high by 12” wide (22’ wide when unfolded) and comes in a slipcase. I was pleased to be able to prov[read more]

Boukreev, Anatoli & G. Weston DeWalt The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
1997 St. Martin's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 256, 24 color & 1 bw photos, 2 maps, sketch, chart, white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #8659 $15.00 $12.00
This is Anatoli Boukreev’s dramatic personal account of his role on Scott Fischer’s Mountain Madness team and the 1996 Everest disaster. He presents his perspective and sheds new light on the events and his account of the pre-expedition maneuvering for clients, permits, and oxygen makes fascinating[read more]

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains: Bowen, Mark
Bowen, Mark Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
2005 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.463, 16 color & 19 bw photos, 3 figs, map, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24136 $29.95
A fascinating book presenting the work of the world’s premier paleoclimatologist on the world’s highest equatorial peaks in search of clues to global warming. Bowen accompanied scientist Lonnie Thompson on several expeditions, and includes accounts of other expeditions as well, to deep-drill into gl[read more]

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains: Bowen, Mark
Bowen, Mark Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
2005 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.463, 16 color & 19 bw photos, 3 figs, map, blue/white cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ underlining, else vg+ #25724 $9.00
A fascinating book presenting the work of the world’s premier paleoclimatologist on the world’s highest equatorial peaks in search of clues to global warming. Bowen accompanied scientist Lonnie Thompson on several expeditions, and includes accounts of other expeditions as well, to deep-drill into g[read more]

Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9550 $29.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B144.[read more]

Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years: Bowie, Nan
Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9549 $35.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. Neate B144.[read more]

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25505 $25.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[read more]

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ edge mark, else dj & cloth new #26197 $25.99 $9.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[read more]

The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian: Bowman, Isaiah
Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth; cloth near fine, graphs & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #9551 $29.00 $9.00
The full account of the geographical reconnaissance of the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. The expedition route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camaná. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, tear bottom spine/edge, vg, cloth w/ name 1957, vg+ #23848 $125.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; cloth w/ name, tight, near fine #23352 $45.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.265, 17 color & 26 bw photos, 2 drawings, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27236 $25.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth; signed, dj new, cloth w/ front free end-paper glued to front pastedown, else new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Himalayan Odyssey: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor Himalayan Odyssey
1974 George Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.243, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 14 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ ½” tear top spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #13540 $35.00
Braham was a former editor of the Himalayan Journal and spent over 30 years exploring throughout the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush. Neate B150.[read more]

Himalayan Playground: Adventures on The Roof of the World, 1942-72: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor Himalayan Playground: Adventures on The Roof of the World, 1942-72
2009 UK rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 107, 29 color & 12 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #25553 $14.99
During the twilight years of the British Raj, Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga exerted a strong influence on him. After early trips to S[read more]

Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]: Brandtner, Michael
Brandtner, Michael Minya Konka: Schneeberge im Osten Tibets - Die Entdeckung eines Alpin-Paradieses [Minya Konka: Snow Mountains in East Tibet - The Discovery of an Alpine Paradise]
2006 Germany 1st, square 8vo, pp.336, 189 color & 8 bw photos, 2 color paintings, 31 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25091 $69.00
A very nice book covering the little-known mountainous area of the border region between eastern Tibet and China. A ‘blank on the map’ until the 1930s, geographers assumed the highest mountains in the world were here as the source of the large rivers of China. Minya Konka (24,892') itself was firs[read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
Breashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #16698 $9.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new #14818 $29.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in [read more]

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places: Breashears, David
signedBreashears, David High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 53 color & 23 bw photos, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj w/ ‘Autographed’ sticker, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17303 $29.00
Breashears and his MacGillivray Freeman IMAX/IWERKS Everest team played a pivotal role helping to rescue climbers in 1996. In this autobiography, Breashears, IMAX ‘Everest’ director, takes us from his childhood days growing up in Greece under the dominance of his abusive father, to early climbs in E[read more]

Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine: Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld
signedBreashears, David & Audrey Salkeld Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 31 color (1 fldg) & 95 bw (2 fldg) photos, 4 maps, black/green cloth; signed Breashears & Salkeld, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19535 $75.00
Breashears and Salkeld, experts in historical mountaineering and Everest, examine the story of George Mallory, and his three expeditions to explore and climb Everest, who along with Andrew Irvine disappeared in 1924. This wonderful book includes many vintage photographs, many of which have never bee[read more]

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