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Heckmair, Anderl Eigernordwand, Grandes Jorasses und andere Abenteuer
2002 Germany 4th printing, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, sketch, 6 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22436 $27.00
Heckmair was one of the leading pre-war German climbers. He started mountaineering in the late 1920s and made the first ascent of the Grand Charmoz North Face in 1931. In the early 1930s, he made bold ascents of Tre Cima di Lavaredo, the Cima Grande North Face (first alpine ascent in five hours wi[read more]

My Life: Eiger North Face, Grandes Jorasses, and other adventures: Heckmair, Anderl
Heckmair, Anderl My Life: Eiger North Face, Grandes Jorasses, and other adventures
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.269, photo frontis, 167 bw photos, sketches, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine. #22740 $36.95
Heckmair, one of the greatest mountaineers of the last century, led the first ascent of the Eiger’s notorious North Face. This ascent, with Harrer, Kasparek, and Vörg, has received much attention in light of the groups close connection to Hitler’s Nazi party. This new translation of his memoirs, fir[read more]

Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]: Heffe, Jacques
Heffe, Jacques Die Schweiz: Ein Bildwerk [Switzerland: A Picture Book]
nd Office du Livre Fribourg 1st, 4to, pp.240, 212 bw photos, green cloth; cloth very good #27375 $7.00 $5.95
A nice, large-format, picture book on the people, towns, and mountains of this beautiful country. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Throne of the Gods: An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalaya: Heim, Arnold & August Gansser
Heim, Arnold & August Gansser The Throne of the Gods: An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalaya
1939 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 235, 220 bw & 2 fldg bw plates, 3 fldg panoramas, 18 text illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gold lettered green cloth; cloth bumped bottom spine/back cover, else vg+, map w/ original folds, 2 small openings at folds, else fine #24872 $95.00
Beautifully illustrated account of the 1936 Swiss expedition to the area around Mt. Kailas in Tibet during which several 6000m peaks were climbed. Neate H69, Yak H131.[read more]

Heiniger, E. A. Viertausender: Ein Bildbuch von der Schönheit unserer Alpen [Four-Thousander's: A Picture Book of the Beauty of Our Alps]
1942 Fretz & Wasmuth Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 96, 85 bw photos, tan cloth; dj worn, edge tears, vg-, cloth fine #24261 $25.00
A nice photographic essay of the Swiss Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]: Hemmleb, Jochen
signedHemmleb, Jochen Austria 8000: Österreichische Alpinisten auf den Höchsten Gipfeln der Welt [Austria 8000: Austrian Alpinists on the Highest Peaks of the World]
2013 Innsbruck 1st, thick 8vo, pp.414, 56 color & 53 bw photos, 1 color illus, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26456 $59.00
When it came to climbing the highest summits of the world, Austrian climbers were at the forefront from the beginning. After the World War II they made five first ascents of 8000m peaks, more than any other nation, - Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Hermann Buhl bec[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; signed Hemmleb & Simonson, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, fine #22693 $69.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also [read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Hemmleb, tight, near fine #22430 $14.95
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300, 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; inscribed Andy Politz, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27577 $45.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

signedHemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; signed Jochen Hemmleb & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22022 $35.00
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

signedHemmleb, Jochen, Larry A. Johnson, & Eric R. Simonson The Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.206, photo frontis, 84 color & 26 bw photos, 3 maps, black/brown cloth; signed Jochen Hemmleb & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22023 $35.00
Set against the backdrop of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition, and historical clues from subsequent expeditions, ‘Ghosts of Everest’ brings to life the events surrounding the ill-fated Mallory/Irvine climb, while following the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team as it retraced the[read more]

Handbook of American Mountaineering: Henderson, Kenneth A.
Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #14580 $5.00 $4.25
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mount Everest - Only the Sky Above: My Journey to the Top of the World: Hengge, Helga
Hengge, Helga Mount Everest - Only the Sky Above: My Journey to the Top of the World
2018 Germany 2nd rev ed, 8vo, pp.303, 20 color photos, illus, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27525 $34.95
Hengge was a member of Russell Brice’s 1999 expedition and succeeded in reaching the summit of Everest via the North Ridge. This is a translation of the German edition ‘Nur der Himmel ist höher’ (2000).[read more]

The Climbers: Herrington, Jim
Herrington, Jim The Climbers
2017 US 1st, 4to, pp.191, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, pictorial cloth; black slipcase slightly rubbed, else fine, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #27305 $59.95 $39.00
Nearly twenty years in the making, The Climbers by photographer Jim Herrington shares a stunning collection of portraits of icons in mountaineering — from Beckey, Cassin, and Diemberger to Messner, Robbins, and Wickwire, rugged individualists who, from roughly the 1930s to 1970s, used primitive gear[read more]

Nanga Parbat: Incorporating the Official Report of the Expedition of 1953: Herrligkoffer, Karl
Herrligkoffer, Karl Nanga Parbat: Incorporating the Official Report of the Expedition of 1953
1954 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, color frontis, 8 color & 67 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine/corners, unclipped, vg-, cloth spine lightly faded, tight, near fine #9742 $39.00
Summarizes the early attempts on Nanga Parbat from Mummery in 1895 and concludes with Herrligkoffer's 1953 German-Austrian expedition on which Hermann Buhl made the first ascent solo. Neate H73, Yak H159.[read more]

Herrligkoffer, Karl Nanga Parbat: The Killer Mountain
1954 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 263, viii, 56 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #9743 $25.00
Summarizes the early attempts on Nanga Parbat from Mummery in 1895 and concludes with Herrligkoffer's 1953 German-Austrian expedition on which Buhl made the first ascent solo. Neate H73, Yak H159.[read more]

Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche: Hersey, Paul
Hersey, Paul Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche
2008 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 19 color photos, map, photo eps, wraps; new #25313 $29.95
A prolific New Zealand mountaineer, Hersey’s first book includes accounts of his own climbs in both NZ and the Italian Alps, as well as chats with some of NZ’s most experienced climbers to find out why they are drawn to the mountains and why, after losing friends, they return.[read more]

Annapurna: Herzog, Maurice
signedHerzog, Maurice Annapurna
1995 Adventure Library NY ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xviii, 263, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, sketch, 7 maps, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #23508 $89.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a very nicely done special limited edition signed on the limitation page. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classi[read more]

Annapurna Premier 8000: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), wraps w/ dj; dj rubbed, 1” tear back, good+, wraps w/ small tear to back, tight, vg #13005 $9.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’. Neate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176.[read more]

Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]: Herzog, Maurice
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.316, photo frontis, 2 color & 24 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg color), black/blue cloth; dj chipped on front & top spine, unclipped, good, cloth tight, bookplate, very good+ #12180 $29.00 $7.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This is a true first edition and not a Book Club edition. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Y[read more]

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