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Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey: Harding, John
signedHarding, John Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 338, 65 color & 62 bw photos, 15 color maps, map ep, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27199 $39.95
Harding recollects his worldwide adventures spanning sixty years across Europe, Iran, East Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Arctic. He climbed many classic peaks including Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, and Mount Cook, explored obscure ranges, and pioneered ski mountaineering expeditions in Tu[read more]

Footloose in the Himalaya: Harding, Mike
Harding, Mike Footloose in the Himalaya
1989 Joseph London 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xiii, 242, 158 color photos, 6 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16764 $29.00
Account of several treks through the Himalaya with many photos. Shortlisted for the 1990 Boardman-Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo: Hargreaves, Alison
Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages toned as usual, else fine #9721 $85.00
The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her descent. An uncommon title.[read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $9.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHarper, Arthur Memories of Mountains and Men
1946 Simpson & Williams Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, appendices, green cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, dj front/flaps pasted in, AAC bookplate, pages browned as usual, good+ #24865 $29.00 $26.10
Harper was one of the pillars of climbing in New Zealand, making several first ascents and conducting exploration and survey work in the 1890s with Charles Douglas and G. E. Mannering. This is his autobiographical memoir. Neate H36. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club L[read more]

A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain: Harper, Stephen
Harper, Stephen Lady Killer Peak: A Lone Man’s Story of Twelve Women on a Killer Mountain
1965 World Dist London 1st, small 8vo, pp.124, wraps; rubbed, vg #27518 $75.00
Harper tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953) and then increased that record when she reached 25,496’ on her first attempt on Cho [read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, ment[read more]

Harrer, Heinrich Ich komme aus der Steinzeit [I Come from the Stone Age]
1965 Ullstein Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 18 color & 19 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; cloth vg+. #21418 $19.00
This is the original German edition of Harrer's scarcest title and, according to Harrer, his most difficult adventure; an expedition to New Guinea and the first ascent of Carstenz Peak. Neate H38.[read more]

Seven Years in Tibet: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich Seven Years in Tibet
1954 Dutton NY 1st BOMC, 8vo, pp.xv, 314, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, map, red/black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9728 $245.00
Harrer's account of his escape from a British internment camp in India and subsequent journey to Lhasa is a classic. A nice looking copy! Neate H40, Yak H53.[read more]

Seven Years in Tibet: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich Seven Years in Tibet
2004 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Collector’s Ed, 8vo, pp.329, bw photos, archival paper, silk page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, raised bands, gilt-dec brown leather binding; signed on signature page, issued w/o dj, binding new #26100 $125.00
Harrer's account of his escape from a British internment camp in India and subsequent journey to Lhasa is a classic. This special, signed Collector’s Edition comes with an additional signed Certificate of Authenticity, dated 20.11.2004 and a notecard describing the book. Neate H40, Yak H53.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name behind front flap, fldg photo w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #9729 $75.00
Story of the Eiger’s North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. A classic work in mountaineering history. Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Riccardo Cassin, Anderl Heckmair, inscribed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ light wear bottom spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #26008 $945.00
The dramatic story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, & Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear, 1” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #26009 $1,195.00 $750.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
signedHarrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; inscribed ‘To Bille and Ned Strothman (?) for a wonderful evening together at ? from the author Heinrich Harrer Aug 1963’, dj chipped top/bott spine, edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ slight rippling rear pages, fldg photo w/ orig folds, tight, near fine #27852 $650.00
Story of the Eiger’s North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. This is the first copy I’ve seen actually inscribed by Harer, and in English! A classic work in mountaineering history. Neate H41.[read more]

Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life: Harrington, Garry
Harrington, Garry Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.311, 17 bw photos, 17 maps, wraps; two corners bumped from shipping, else new #27184 $18.95
On the brink of his 40th birthday, Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos. Once a collegiate athlete who loved hiking and running, he now finds even his dream job as a sportswriter has lost its luster. As his second marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something [read more]

Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent: Harris, Alex
Harris, Alex Rocks and Hard Places: A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent
2004 Struik Capetown 1st, square 8vo, pp.238. photo frontis, 96 color & 27 bw photos, 8 illus, map, illus eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27483 $24.95
Harris documents his journey to climb the Seven Summits, the first South African to do so, in this nicely-illustrated book. His expeditions have included Kilimanjaro (1992), Elbrus (1992, 1999), Aconcagua, Everest (1996, 2003, 2005), Vinson (1999), Carstenz Pyramid (2000), Cho Oyu (2001), Denali (20[read more]

The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest: Harris, Richard
signedHarris, Richard The Will to Climb: The boy who dared to climb Mt. Everest
2007 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, 24 bw photos, wraps; signed Richard & Christopher Harris, new #24723 $39.95
Harris’ son Christopher started climbing at age eight and they decided to become the first father-son team to climb the Seven Summits. The succeeded on Kosciuszko (1999), Kilimanjaro (2003), Aconcagua (2004 attempt, 2006), Elbrus (2004), and McKinley (2005 attempt). In 2006 they turned their sight[read more]

Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
signedHartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps; signed Hauptman, new #27135 $18.95
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought imp[read more]

The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People: Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman
Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

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