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Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25960 $59.95
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a forewo[read more]

Lhotse. Lhotse: Paroi Sud du Lhotse
1989 France 1st, oblong 4to, pp.4, 3 color photos, wraps; vg. #23982 $25.00
A promotional brochure for the Reinhold Messner-led 1989 International Lhotse South Face expedition. Despite including such high profile climbers as Hans Kammerlander, Christophe Profit and Krzysztof Wielicki, the team was defeated by sickness and bad weather. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Lim, David Mountain to Climb: The Quest for Everest and Beyond
1999 Singapore 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 241, map frontis, 90 color & 1 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18747 $19.95
A very nicely done book on the successful first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998. David recounts the years of planning and preparation for the attempt as well as his own battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.[read more]

An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest: Lind, Charles
Lind, Charles An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.126, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24515 $29.95
The perennial mystery of Mallory and Irvine on Everest receives an intriguing twist in a reconstruction of their fateful climb written virtually in Mallory’s own words, drawn from the climber’s letters, writing, and his background as a classicist. The reader is taken in the stream of Mallory’s cons[read more]

Expeditions: Lindblade, Andrew
signedLindblade, Andrew Expeditions
2001 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 40 color & 8 bw photos, stiff wraps; signed, tight, fine #25298 $49.00
Expeditions is about high risk and high reward. From an early age Lindblade was fascinated with climbing and after a teenage start at walking and rock climbing, he teamed up with New Zealand climber Athol Wimp to begin one of the most outstanding climbing partnerships of this generation. Their ex[read more]

Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks: Linsdau, Aaron
Linsdau, Aaron Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 19 bw photos, 2 illus, wraps; small delamination spot to cover edge, else new #27354 $19.95
Lost near lethal crevasses and cliffs in a blinding whiteout blizzard is the last place anyone would want to be… Windy Corner on Denali has claimed lives, fingers, and toes. What would make someone brave lethal weather, crevasses, and slick ice to attempt to summit North America’s highest mountai[read more]

After Everest: Inside the Private World of Edmund Hillary: Little, Paul
Little, Paul After Everest: Inside the Private World of Edmund Hillary
2012 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, 3 color & 5 bw photos, wraps; new #26865 $19.95
A fascinating exploration of the life of mountaineer and adventurer Edmund Hillary, penetrating beyond the legend to reveal a character of paradoxes. Edmund Hillary is a towering figure among adventurers. His conquest of Everest and his dedication to the welfare of the Nepalese people is well known.[read more]

Hiking Alaska: Littlepage, Dean
Littlepage, Dean Hiking Alaska
1997 Falcon 5th, prtg, 8vo, pp.387, bw photos, maps, appendices, wraps; new. #23112 $16.95 $14.95
A comprehensive guide to the entire state, featuring 100 hikes with more than 200 optional destinations and side trips. Special sections offer information on Denali National Park and remote wildlands like Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks. The text describes hikes [read more]

Über dem Abgrund – Senkrecht bis Überhängend: Aus dem Leben eines Passionierten Bergsteigers [Above the Abyss – Vertical to Overhanging: From the Life of a Passionate Mountaineer]: Livanos, Georges
Livanos, Georges Über dem Abgrund – Senkrecht bis Überhängend: Aus dem Leben eines Passionierten Bergsteigers [Above the Abyss – Vertical to Overhanging: From the Life of a Passionate Mountaineer]
1960 Albert Müller Zürich 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, toning to cover edges, vg #27383 $12.00 $10.20
Livanos, a French mountaineer, created over 500 new routes, primarily in the Dolomites and Western Alps, and climbed with Jean Franco and Gaston Rebuffat. He recounts many of those climbs here. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray: Lloyd-Jones, Robin
Lloyd-Jones, Robin The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 358, 18 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26557 $39.95
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Ges[read more]

Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks: Lock, Andrew
New Lock, Andrew Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World’s Highest Peaks
2015 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xiii, 332, 26 color photos, 2 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #27816 $19.00
A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000m peaks in the world, including Everest - twice. Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbin[read more]

More Than a Mountain: One Woman's Everest: Loeffler, T. A.
Loeffler, T. A. More Than a Mountain: One Woman's Everest
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.186, 43 color photos, wraps; new #25094 $22.95
Loeffler presents a candid account of her quest to climb the Seven Summits. The bulk of this book focuses on her Everest expedition but also includes her climbs on Elbrus, and Aconcagua. TA has had expeditions to Denali (2005), Elbrus (2006 attempt), Aconcagua (2006), Everest (2007 attempt) Ojos d[read more]

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue: Loewen, Bree
Loewen, Bree Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, wraps; new #27301 $17.95
Loewen’s first book, Pickets and Dead Men, was her account of three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, in Washington, beginning at the tender age of 21. Through her utterly honest and often gripping stories, she revealed her struggle to gain the respect of her male coworkers, h[read more]

Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier: Loewen, Bree
signedLoewen, Bree Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier
2009 US 1st, small 8vo, pp.189, wraps; signed, new #25391 $16.95
Loewen recounts her three seasons as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier – the bizarre details of daily life as a ranger, rescues both successful and tragic, and her slightly neurotic attempts to make sense of it all.[read more]

Aconcagua: The Invention of Mountaineering on America's Highest Peak: Logan, Joy
Logan, Joy Aconcagua: The Invention of Mountaineering on America's Highest Peak
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 251, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #26260 $35.00
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the tallest in the world outside the Himalayas. Located in the Andes mountains of Argentina, near the city of Mendoza, Aconcagua has been luring European mountain climbers since 1883, when a German geologist nearly reached the mountain's summit.[read more]

The Ascent: A Novel: Long, Jeff
Long, Jeff The Ascent: A Novel
1992 Morrow NY 1st, 8vo, pp.284, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #11097 $9.00
This excellent novel takes place on Everest's North Face and was the winner of both the 1993 American Alpine Club Literary Award and the 1993 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Very moving. SB L11.[read more]

The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies: Long, Jeff & Dean Fidelman
signedLong, Jeff & Dean Fidelman The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies
2009 US 1st, 4to, pp.196, photo frontis, 98 color & 47 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Dean Fidelman & Greg Child, clear acetate jacket & cloth new #25541 $495.00
In the early 1970s, a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cut-offs, came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. Dubbing themselves the Stonemasters, these now legendary adventurers established techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular cli[read more]

Long, John Close Calls: Climbing Mishaps & Near-Death Experiences
1999 US 1st, 8vo,, 170, drawings, wraps; new. #14868 $9.95
True tales of 68 climbers who almost died and lived to tell about it, tried to learn from it, and in the end, even managed to laugh about it. Written in classic John Long style with a potent combination of levity and sobriety, and complemented by Tami Knight's illustrations, these stories will appe[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

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