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Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer: Lock, Andrew
signedLock, Andrew Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia’s Greatest Mountaineer
2014 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 352, 30 color photos, map, wraps; signed, tight, fine #26770 $65.00
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, pp.vi, 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]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chip top front, vg+, cloth fine #24898 $69.00 $62.10
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. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

This My Voyage: Longstaff, Tom
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ splits top/bottom back of spine, inscription, vg- #24899 $9.00 $7.65
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 Robert Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. To see all of our Sale Items,
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj heavily chipped on edge, good+, cloth fine #23702 $89.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [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; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
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. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[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]

Learning to Rock Climb: Loughman, Michael
Loughman, Michael Learning to Rock Climb
1981 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.141, 111 bw photos, figures, wraps; some staining to top spine edge, very good #9860 $7.00 $5.60
Provides an excellent introduction to technique and movement. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
Lowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; cloth w/ light fading to spine, vg #22224 $5.00 $4.25
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, xlib, dj w/ # on spine, unclipped, tape marks to eps, vg, cloth w/ tape/label marks to eps, #/stamps on copyright page, very good #27432 $25.00
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141.[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK Ltd ed #36/60, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, cloth cutting from Lowe’s sleeping bag, 31 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus eps, illus grey cloth; signed Peter Hillary, Huw Lewis-Jones, & Jan Morris, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26487 $475.00
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Everes[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
Lowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK 1st Trade ed, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus blue/white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26478 $23.95
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Ever[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 62 color & 101 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26479 $49.95
Sixty years after the first ascent by Hillary and Norgay, this anniversary book celebrates the most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on the expedition. It’s hard to believe there could be new [read more]

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