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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]

When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
Braham, Trevor When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new #23628 $39.95
It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Ste[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]

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
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]

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 Breashears, Pete Athans, & Ed Viesturs, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21189 $49.00
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]

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 fine #17303 $19.00
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
Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 31 color & 95 bw photos, 4 maps, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17050 $35.00 $12.00
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 be[read more]

Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine: Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld
Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine
1999 US Deluxe Ed, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 31 color & 95 bw photos, 4 maps, page-ribbon, aeg, gilt-dec brown-padded cloth w/ photo insert; dj & cloth new #26145 $35.00 $24.95
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 be[read more]

Climb Against The Odds: Celebrating Survival on the Mountain: Breast Cancer Fund.
Breast Cancer Fund. Climb Against The Odds: Celebrating Survival on the Mountain
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 107 color & 3 bw photos, wraps; new. #23166 $22.95 $19.95
A lovely photographic work documenting three expeditions which raised money for the Breast Cancer Fund. Begun by Laura Evans in 1995, these climbs by breast cancer survivors have raised thousands of dollars for the Fund. This book covers these amazing women and their accomplishments as members of [read more]

La Chaine du Mont-Blanc: Bregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne)
signedBregault, Henry, Edouard de Gigord, Jacques et Tom de Lepiney, André Migot, René Richard, & Henry de Segogne (membres du Guide de Haute Montagne) La Chaine du Mont-Blanc
1928 Alpina Paris 1st, #4919, 4to, pp.163, photo frontis, 10 color aquarelles w/ tissue guards, 196 bw photos, map, marbled eps, gilt-lettered spine w/ raised bands, six compartments, ¾ brown calf & marbled boards over original wrappers; inscribed ‘Proprieté de Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr – membre du G.H.M. – du Club Alpin Francais 1928’, calf corners/edges rubbed, miss calf from top spine compartment, tight, very good #27430 $175.00
A beautifully illustrated work covering the Mont Blanc range. Leather bound copies are uncommon. In 1926, at age 16, Brad Washburn traveled to Europe and spent two weeks exploring the peaks about Chamonix, making the Charmoz-Grépon traverse, and summitting Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterho[read more]

Living on the Edge: Bremer-Kamp, Cherie
Bremer-Kamp, Cherie Living on the Edge
1987 Smith Layton 1st, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 33 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9552 $25.00
Account of the 1985 first winter attempt on Kanchenjunga's north face on which Chris Chandler died.[read more]

A Passion for Mountains: The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn A Passion for Mountains: The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday
2006 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.240, photo frontis, 106 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new. #24525 $24.95
The Munday’s are western Canada’s most famous mountaineering couple. Active members of the Alpine Club of Canada, they climbed for almost four decades throughout the Pacific NW, as well as the Selkirks and the Rocky Mountains. They were ahead of their time, chiefly renowned for their tenacity and [read more]

Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer: Bridge, Kathryn
signedBridge, Kathryn Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer
2002 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 170, 19 bw photos, sketch, wraps; signed, new. #22669 $19.95
A nice biography of one of the all-time great mountaineers. Phyl Munday was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson, highest in the Canadian Rockies. She climbed nearly 100 mountains making over 30 first ascents. With her husband Don, she explored Mount Waddington, their ‘Mystery Moun[read more]

Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali: Brill, David
Brill, David Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 258, 9 color photos, wraps; new #22787 $16.00 $9.95
A very good account of a guided climb to the top of Mount McKinley. Brill’s engaging narrative puts forth a number of important topics from getting ready for such an expedition to group dynamics to dealing with the hazards of the mountain and everyday life. Highly recommended reading for anyone who [read more]

At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks: Bronski, Peter
Bronski, Peter At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks
2008 US pp.xiv, 322, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #26906 $16.95
Award-winning adventure writer, and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member, Peter Bronski chronicles 20 true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early twentieth century to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensiv[read more]

Brooker, W. D. ed A Century of Scottish Mountaineering: An Anthology from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
1993 Scottish Mountaineering Trust Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 372, 80 bw photos, illus, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22316 $31.95 $27.95
A marvelous selection from the SMCJ, first published in 1890. Tales are told of historic events ranging from rock to ice, sea stacks to Ben Nevis.[read more]

The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle: Brooks, Alfred H.
Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle
1911 GPO Washington Professional Paper 70, 1st, 4to, pp.234, 23 bw photos, 30 figs, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), marbled edges, brown cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, miss rear pocket w/ 3 fldg maps, else very fine #24562 $145.00
Brooks, and party, undertook an exploratory journey in 1902 from the Pacific seaboard through the Alaska Range along the northwest base of McKinley to the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. The first 20 pages is a narrative of the expedition, as well as a history of previous expeditions. The remainder is comp[read more]

signedBrooks, Don & David Whitelaw A Climber’s Guide to Washington Rock: Darrington, Index, Leavenworth
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.173, frontis, 5 bw illus, 55 route drawings, 5 maps, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, vg. #23999 $15.00
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Manual of Ski Mountaineering: Brower, David, ed.
Brower, David, ed. Manual of Ski Mountaineering
1962 Sierra Club SF 3rd, 8vo, pp.xxii, 224, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, illus eps, dec blue cloth; dj rubbed/worn, chipped, unclipped, good, cloth fine #27141 $5.00
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