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Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Jerstad, Luther G. Mani-Rimdu, Sherpa Dance-Drama
1969 Oxford Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 192, 22 bw photos, 6 figs, appendices, red cloth; dj w/ large edge chips, vg-, cloth vg. #22332 $27.00
Jerstad, known for this 1963 ascent of Everest, describes the Nepalese form of the Tibetan Buddhist dance-drama known as Cham. He observed Mani-Rimdu among the Sherpas of northeastern Nepal. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure: Johnston, Alexa
Johnston, Alexa Reaching the Summit: Edmund Hillary’s Life of Adventure
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.232, photo frontis, 387 color & 142 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 color maps, appendix, illus eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new. #24160 $29.95
Johnston, the only official biographer of Sir Edmund, has produced the first fully illustrated biography of one of the great heroic figures of modern time. This sumptuously illustrated book features Sir Edmund’s own photos, letters, and diaries covering his full life and adventures – from his exped[read more]

Ho, Pasang!: Österreichische Bergsteiger in Westnepal: Jonas, Rudolph
Jonas, Rudolph Ho, Pasang!: Österreichische Bergsteiger in Westnepal
1954 Europa Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.176, map frontis, 36 bw photos, sketch, map, tan cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth fine #24305 $35.00 $9.00
Jonas led the seven-member1954 Austrian expedition to Saipal (23,096’) in western Nepal. They came within 3000’ of the summit when one member succumbed to pneumonia. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Jonas, Rudolph Im Garten der Göttlichen Nanda: Bergfahrten im Garhwalhimalaya (In the Garden of the God-Like Nanda: Climbing in the Garhwal Himalaya)
1948 Seidel & Sohn Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 4 color & 89 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; cloth near fine. #11048 $49.00
Account of the 1938 Austrian-German Himalayan expedition which made first ascents Bhagirathi North Peak, Chandar Parbat, Sri Kailas, and others in the Gangotri region. Yak J48.[read more]

Climbing in North America: Jones, Chris
signedJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Bob Culp, Glen Denny, Layton Kor, Royal Robbins & David Roberts, dj w/ 2 tears back, slight rippling of back, taped top spine, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, near fine #25084 $149.00
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ edge nicks, near fine, cloth near fine #25083 $35.00 $31.50
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library, click her[read more]

Climbing in North America: Jones, Chris
signedJones, Chris Climbing in North America
1976 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 392, 203 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13581 $75.00
One of the best historical books on North American climbing. Neate J32.[read more]

Jones, Owen Glynne Rock-Climbing in the English Lake District
1900 Abraham Keswick 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.lxiv, 322, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 31 bw photos, 9 route drawings, appendix, black cloth; cloth w/ black tape on spine/rear hinge, corners rubbed, internal hinges taped, good+. #24093 $275.00
This was the first part of a classic trilogy published by the Abrahams brothers. This second edition contains a memoir and portrait of Jones and an appendix of new climbs. Jones, a leading rock climber, was killed on the Dent Blanche. An important work. From the collection of American mountainee[read more]

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 303, 23 bw photos, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj bumped, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ some pen notations, tight, fine #24617 $9.95
At the beginning of the 2004 climbing season, ninety women had successfully summited Everest, but only five female climbers had reached the top of K2. Today, all of those brave pioneers are dead. In 1986 Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman ever to reach the summit of K2 and was [read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27243 $9.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2[read more]

The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
signedJordan, Jennifer The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25545 $26.95
The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K[read more]

Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World: Jornet, Kilian
New Jornet, Kilian Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.225, photo frontis, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27697 $27.95
Jornet has broken nearly every mountaineering record in the world and twice been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. In 2018 he summitted Everest twice in one week - without the help of bottled oxygen or ropes. As he recounts a life spent studying and ascending the greatest peaks on[read more]

K2 – Chogori 8611 m: K2.
K2. K2 – Chogori 8611 m
2004 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 12 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, wraps; bumped from shipping, vg+. #23542 $24.95
This special publication commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. One third of the book is devoted to the early explorations of the Duke of Abruzzi’s expedition with Vittorio Sella (1909), the second third to the expeditions of Houston (1938, 1953) and Wiessner (1939), and the f[read more]

K2. K2: 1954-1994
1994 La Montagne Paris 1st, 4to, pp.16-25, 10 color & 2 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; entire issue, fine. #21839 $25.00
This issue of La Montagne has a special arcticle devoted to K2. In French, no English translation.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryKain, Conrad Where the Clouds Can Go
1954 Brandford Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 456, 28 bw photos, appendix, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, large chips front/back, good, cloth w/ AAC/ Charles L. Loucks bookplate, near fine #11842 $75.00 $67.50
The autobiography of Kain who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. Neate K01. Loucks, Charles L. (1932 – 1976) – Former chairman of the AAC NY section and a serious collector of[read more]

Where The Clouds Can Go: Kain, Conrad
Kain, Conrad Where The Clouds Can Go
1935 AAC NY 1st, 1 of 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 456, 29 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, name to ffep, vg #24881 $275.00
The autobiography of Kain (1883-1934) who was the most famous Alpine Club of Canada guide. He guided the first ascent of Mt. Robson in 1913 and relates climbs in the Alps, Canada, and New Zealand. This was first published in a subscription edition limited to 500 copies, then reprinted in 1954 and 19[read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing: Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 52 bw photos, wraps; new #26737 $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks (1998-2011) without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her original German-language book ‘Ganz bei Mir’. She covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal lif[read more]

Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]: Kammerlander, Hans
signedKammerlander, Hans Abstieg zum Erfolg [Descent to Success]
1989 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.176, photo frontis, 61 color & 69 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27161 $59.00 $49.00
Kammerlander has had a most successful climbing career. He has climbed 13 of the 14 8000m peaks, all except Manaslu. In this large-format book he covers his climbs on Gasherbrum I and II, Matterhorn, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cerro Torre, and much more. In German, no English tr[read more]

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