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“Let’s Go Climbing!”: Kirkus, Colin
Kirkus, Colin “Let’s Go Climbing!”
1946 Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 200, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, color map, green top edge, red cloth; dj chipped/edge tears, clipped, good, cloth w/ inscription, tight, very good #27566 $12.00
Kirkus (1910-42) was a British rock climber who climbed extensively in Wales, making a number of new routes with Menlove Edwards, as well as in the Alps and Himalaya. In this instructional book, first published in 1941, he also describes several climbs including the 1933 expedition to Satopanth, led[read more]

Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2: Klatzel, Frances
Klatzel, Frances Daring to Dream: Sherpa Women Climbing K2
2002 Nepal 1st, square 8vo, pp.66, 27 color illus, map, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27702 $27.95
Klatzel tells the story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Maya Sherpa, and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa as they struggled with their own decisions on climbing K2, the mountainous obstacles overcome to raise the necessary funds, and the challenging journey and climb. More than an account of climbing, the book[read more]

Abenteuer Schnee [Adventure Snow]: Klier, Heinrich
Klier, Heinrich Abenteuer Schnee [Adventure Snow]
1963 Bergverlag Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 80 bw photos, sketches, pictorial cloth; cloth spine reglued, vg #27378 $9.00 $7.65
Klier, an Austrian alpinist and writer, covers his climbs in Switzerland, Peru, Patagonia, and elsewhere. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Adventures of an Alpine Guide: Klucker, Christian
Klucker, Christian Adventures of an Alpine Guide
1932 Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp. xiii, 329, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, map, black cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, vg+ #25585 $49.00
Klucker was a great German guide who made numerous first ascents. In 1890 he made several difficult new climbs with Norman Neruda. In 1893 he participated in the first traverse of the Peuterey Arête on Mont Blanc. Uncommon. Neate K33.[read more]

Knight, Max Return to the Alps
1978 Friends of the Earth SF 4to, pp.159, color frontis, 53 color photos, photo eps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9829 $25.00
A very nice Format Series book on the Alps.[read more]

Facing the Extreme: One Woman’s Story of True Courage, Death-Defying Survival, and Her Quest for the Summit: Kocour, Ruth Anne w/ Michael Hodgson
Kocour, Ruth Anne w/ Michael Hodgson Facing the Extreme: One Woman’s Story of True Courage, Death-Defying Survival, and Her Quest for the Summit
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.257, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11548 $22.95 $15.00
Account of Kocour’s experiences on Mount McKinley in 1992 when teams were lashed by the most severe storm on record - 110 mph winds, -47 degrees. Eleven people died in this tragic season. This is one of the few books to describe a contemporary climb on this mountain. She discusses gear, the daily[read more]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj split on spine, internally unopened, fine. #18708 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. Neate K40.[read more]

Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger Cordillère Blanche: Expédition franco-belge à la Cordillère des Andes (1951)
1952 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.161 + ads, 17 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj chipped, vg-, wraps fine #23878 $29.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, 'most beautiful mountain in the world', and Huascaran. This is the original French edition of 'The Ascent of Alpamayo'. From the collection of[read more]

The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes: Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger
Kogan, Georges & Nicole Leininger The Ascent of Alpamayo: An Account of the Franco-Belgian Expedition to the Cordillera Blanca in the High Andes
1954 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.134, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #23877 $15.00
Kogan was a highly respected mountaineer with numerous ascents. This 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition made the first ascent of Pisco and attempted Alpamayo, “most beautiful mountain in the world”, and Huascaran. On Alpamayo they reached the northern edge of the summit ridge. Neate K40.[read more]

Kohli, Harish Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse from Karakoram to Lipu Lekh
2000 India 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 48 color photos, 10 maps, appendices, illus eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, else dj & cloth new. #19015 $35.00
Kohli, a veteran of a previous 8,000 km Himalayan traverse, presents an account of the first-ever ski traverse from the Karakoram Pass to the Lipu Lekh Pass, a distance of 2,000 km. They endured numbing cold, frostbite, twenty passes, and much more in this momentous journey.[read more]

Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Spectacular Indian Ascent
2000 India rep, 8vo, pp.xviii, 236, 26 bw photos, map, appendices, brown cloth; dj corners bumped, fine, cloth fine #19935 $27.95
Back in print! This is one of my favorite books which provides the account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115.[read more]

One More Step: An Autobiography: Kohli, M. S.
Kohli, M. S. One More Step: An Autobiography
2005 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 322, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #24163 $29.95
Kohli’s latest book, his autobiography, traces his life and evolution as a mountaineer. Best remembered as the leader of the successful 1965 Indian Everest expedition, he has written a number of books on mountaineering, the Himalaya, and the Sherpas. Here he describes his early life in Pakistan, h[read more]

The Himalayas: Playground of the Gods – Trekking, Climbing, Adventure: Kohli, M. S.
signedKohli, M. S. The Himalayas: Playground of the Gods – Trekking, Climbing, Adventure
2000 Indus New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 244, 37 bw photos, 37 maps, brown cloth; signed, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #23696 $45.00
This makes an excellent guide for anyone planning to trek or climb in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, or Afghanistan with details on landscapes, people, facilities, and difficulties.[read more]

Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs: Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy
Kohli, M. S. & Kenneth Conboy Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 226, 30 bw photos, 6 maps, cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22847 $15.00
The intriguing account of a long-held story regarding the planting of a nuclear-powered sensing device high in the Himalaya. M. S. Kohli was a leading figure in the joint American-Indian expeditions which were on Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.[read more]

Kolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #21706 $29.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

signedKolev, Svetoslav Bitkata za Nanga Parbat [The Battle of Nanga Parbat]
1990 Medizine & Sport Sofia 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 11 bw photos, map, wraps; inscribed, fine. #22268 $39.00
Accounts of the first 100 expeditions to Nanga Parbat from 1835 to 1987. In Bulgarian, no English translation.[read more]

signedKopacka, Werner Everest: Der Roman [Everest: The Novel]
1998 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.334, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #19078 $29.00
Kopacka was a journalist for the Austrian Himalayan Everest Expedition in 1978. With a forward by Robert Schauer. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Beyond the Vertical: Kor, Layton
Kor, Layton Beyond the Vertical
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 205, 110 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26544 $29.95
After many years, a new edition of Kor’s classic autobiography is back in print. Kor was one of the best rock climbers of his generation, and his list of groundbreaking ascents of technically difficult rock climbs is perhaps unmatched by any American climber. In this book Kor tells the stories in [read more]

Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]: Kozjek, Pavle
DVD videoKozjek, Pavle Življenje Alpinista [Life of an Alpinist]
2009 Slovenia 1st, 4to, pp.278, 219 color & 16 bw photos, pictorial cloth + DVD (88 min); issued w/o dj, cloth w/ small bump lower corner, else new #25477 $75.00
Kozjek was a top Slovenian mountaineerer, photographer, and writer with a 30-year career of mountaineering. This covers his climbs on Široka peč (1981), Gangapurna (1983), Yosemite – The Shield (1984), Jalung Kang (1985), Yosemite – North American Wall (1985), Cerro Torre (1985/86), Broad Peak & Ga[read more]

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