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On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
New signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

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]

Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing: Harding, Warren
signedHarding, Warren Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing
1990 Menasha Ridge Press Birmingham reprint, 8vo, pp.197, 41 bw photos, illus, appendices, wraps; signed Fred Beckey & Glen Denny, fine #11510 $125.00
A leading American rock climber from the 1950s to 1970s, Harding led the first ascent of the Nose of El Cap in 1958. His whimsical autobiography includes accounts of the Nose climb and his 27 day first ascent of Wall of the Early Morning Light, together with light-hearted discussion of climbing tec[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, men[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]

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
1971 Rupert Hart-Davis London rev ed, 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.310, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ small chip top spine, clipped, near fine, cloth fine #11442 $195.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. This edition contains 10 new chapters not in first edition. See Neate H41.[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
1962 Rupert Hart-Davis London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, drawing, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge/corner wear, unclipped, very good, cloth fine #18558 $29.00
Story of the Eiger's North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. Neate H41.[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; 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
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, 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]

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]

Exploring Glaciers - With a Camera: Harrison, A. E.
Harrison, A. E. Exploring Glaciers - With a Camera
1960 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 71, frontis, 59 bw photos, wraps; wear on spine, else very good #23460 $9.00
A very interesting book on glacial movement with many photos of the Cascades.[read more]

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