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Challenge the Vertical: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy Challenge the Vertical
2015 Poland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.260, 35 color & 15 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Cecylia Kukuczka, new with DVD (8.5 min) #26956 $44.95
Kukuczka (1948-1989) was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Reinhold Messner. Like Messner, he is regarded as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Although unlike Messner, all but one of Kukuczka’s climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. His amazing care[read more]

Królowa: Lhotse ’89 [Queen: Lhotse ‘89]: Kukuczka, Jerzy
DVD videoKukuczka, Jerzy Królowa: Lhotse ’89 [Queen: Lhotse ‘89]
2019 Katowice 1st, square 8vo, pp.163, 41 color & 35 bw photos, 30 QR codes, map eps, DVD, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27890 $34.95
This is Kukuczka’s expedition diary from his fatal attempt on Lhotse in 1989, edited by his wife Cecylia and presented in an artful manner to also include photos, documents, and letters. An interesting aspect of this book is the inclusion of numerous QR codes which lead you to short, unlisted audio [read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks: Kukuczka, Jerzy
Kukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks
1992 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #22411 $145.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. Sadly, he was killed while making an attempt on Lhotse’s South Face in 1989, prior to this book being published. This has become a hard to find[read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks: Kukuczka, Jerzy
Kukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #6554 $195.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. This has become a hard to find title.[read more]

My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks with signed card: Kukuczka, Jerzy
signedKukuczka, Jerzy My Vertical World: Climbing the 8000-metre Peaks with signed card
1992 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 189, 19 color photos, 14 bw illus, map, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine; with signed card; fine #26155 $245.00
Kukuczka was the second person to climb all 14 of the 8000m peaks, after Messner. All but one of his climbs were by new routes or were first winter ascents. Sadly, he was killed while making an attempt on Lhotse’s South Face in 1989, prior to this book being published. This has become a hard to find[read more]

Ostatni w Koronie: Shisha Pangma ’87 [Last in the Crown: Shisha Pangma ’87]: Kukuczka, Jerzy
DVD videoKukuczka, Jerzy Ostatni w Koronie: Shisha Pangma ’87 [Last in the Crown: Shisha Pangma ’87]
2017 Katowice 1st, square 8vo, pp.144, 45 color & 16 bw photos, 59 QR codes, map eps, DVD, pictorial cloth w/ original paper band; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27891 $34.95
This is Kukuczka’s expedition diary from his successful ascent of Shisha Pangma in 1987, edited by his wife Cecylia and presented in an artful manner to also include photos, documents, and letters. With this ascent he became the second person to climb all 14 8000m peaks. An interesting aspect of thi[read more]

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India: Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia
Kumar, Col. N. w/ Col. N. N. Bhatia Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel who got Siachen Glacier for India
2016 India 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 254, 42 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27209 $74.95
Col. Narinder (Bull) Kumar is an internationally renowned mountaineer of legendary fame and the most highly-decorated mountaineer in India. He has successfully led mountaineering expeditions to the highest peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Garhwal, Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram. Out of the 13 highest [read more]

Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur: Kumar, Col. Narinder
Kumar, Col. Narinder Kanchenjunga: First Ascent from the North-East Spur
1978 East-West Pub London 1st, 4to, pp.156, photo frontis, 60 color & 21 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11051 $59.00
The 1977 Kanchenjunga Army Expedition made the second ascent of the mountain. There aren’t many books devoted solely to Kangchenjunga. Neate K52, Yak K157.[read more]

Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]: Kurczab, Janusz
Kurczab, Janusz Polskie Himalaje [The Polish Himalayas]
2008 Warszawa 1st, 8vo, 6 vols, pp.160, 89 color, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, pp.160, 122 color, 6 bw photos, pp.160, 129 color, 17 bw photos, pp.160, 104 color, 20 bw photos, 2 sketches, pp.160, 141 color, 21 bw photos, pp.160, 157 color, 52 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj’s, cloth new + 5 DVDs #25880 $159.00
Vol 1. The First Conquerors w/ 54-min DVD Vol 2. The Ice Warriors w/ 53-min DVD Vol 3. The Great Climbing w/ 50-min DVD Vol 4. Ladies In The Mountains w/ 41-min DVD Vol 5. The Great Tragedies w/ 66-min DVD Vol 6. A Lexicon of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering The [read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24341 $35.00 $29.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK ltd ed #16 of 50, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, color eps, blue slipcase, blue cloth; signed Lacedelli & numbered endpaper, slipcase & cloth new with additional dust jacket #24340 $495.00
One of 50 signed and numbered copies! In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returne[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, wraps; new #24342 $16.95
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled[read more]

K2: The Price of Conquest: Lacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi
signedLacedelli, Lino & Giovanni Cenacchi K2: The Price of Conquest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 21 color & 28 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #27127 $295.00
In the 50 years since the Italian ascent of K2, Lino Lacedelli never released a statement regarding the summit climb he made with Achille Compagnoni, an event which was celebrated in Italy with great pride. However, when the team, led by Ardito Desio, returned home a terrible accusation was leveled [read more]

signedLaird, Thomas Into Tibet: The CIA’s First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
2002 Grove NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 364, 14 bw photos, map eps, blue/red cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth fine, with additional publisher papers. #22734 $29.00
The first full telling of the CIA’s first agent to die in the line of duty – Douglas Mackiernan. His unprecedented atomic intelligence operations helped shape both Central Asia and the CIA, work so sensitive the Agency neither confirms nor denies his existence. Based on previously undisclosed mate[read more]

The Wailing Mountain: Lalic, Mihailo
Lalic, Mihailo The Wailing Mountain
1965 Harcourt, Brace & World NY 1st, 8vo, pp.244, orange cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, dj flap pasted to fep, one lib stamp to ffep, pocket remnant back, vg #23220 $5.00 $4.00
This novel takes place in wartime Montenegro. It describes the experiences of a young man on the run who has been cut off from the main body of his fellows. At first with two companions, later quite alone, Lado roams the mountains and valleys of an area dominated by Chetniks and torn by family feu[read more]

Lall, J. S. ed The Himalaya: Aspects of Change
1981 Oxford Univ Press Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 481, 16 color plates, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23949 $19.00
Lall’s study covers three primary areas – nature, man, interrelationships. There are chapters by Fürer-Haimendorf, Khosla, Sarin and Singh, amongst others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”: Lambert, Raymond
Lambert, Raymond A l'Assaut des “Quatre Mille”
1953 Jeheber Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.238, 20 bw photos; ¾ leather & marbled boards; board edges/corners worn, bookplate, vg #20705 $39.00 $14.00
Accounts of various climbs throughout the Alps. This expanded second edition includes an account of the Swiss attempts on Everest in 1952. This is the first hardcover copy we’ve had. In French, no English translation. Yak L25. To see all of our Sale Items,
Lambert, Raymond & Claude Kogan White Fury: Gaurisankar and Cho Oyu
1956 Hurst & Blackett London 1st, 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; cloth w/ ‘CAT’ below title on spine, near fine #9842 $29.00
Account of the 1954 Franco-Swiss expedition which reconnoitered Gaurisankar (23,440') and Menlungste (23,564') before attempting Cho Oyu (26,750') following Tichy's expedition. Kogan established a women's altitude record. Neate L05, Yak L26.[read more]

Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]: Lammer, Eugen Guido
Lammer, Eugen Guido Fontana di Giovinezza [Fountain of Youth]
1932 L’Eroica Milano 1st Italian, thick 16mo, pp.362, 20 bw photos, green cloth; cloth fine #26538 $75.00 $25.00
Lammer (1863-1945) was an Austrian mountaineer, alpine write, and educator. He was one of the first proponents of guideless climbing and made a number of first ascents in the Alps, sometimes climbing with Oscar Eckenstein. This is the Italian edition of Lammer’s autobiography, ‘Jungborn’, publishe[read more]

Landor, A. Henry Savage Tibet and Nepal: Painted and Described
1905 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 233, color frontis, 49 color & 25 bw illus, fldg map, dec blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, horizontal tear line on spine, top bottom spine, chipped, internally fine, vg. #24527 $95.00
Landor traveled extensively – China, Korea, Russia, Africa, Asia, etc and wrote 12 books. This popular work recounts his travels in Tibet and Nepal. Very nice, bright illustrations.[read more]

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