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Mason, Gene Minus Three
1970 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 190, 12 color photos, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine. #9890 $25.00
Accounts of climbs on McKinley, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Mason claims to be the first to climb the highest point on three continents, the Three Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M61.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, near fine, cloth fine #9891 $59.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of th[read more]

Mason, Kenneth Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
1955 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 372, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 16 maps/diagrams, appendices, green cloth; dj worn, split along spine, poor, cloth w/ name, near fine. #11536 $79.00
Mason was Superintendent of the Survey of India and editor of the Himalayan Journal. This is an excellent reference on early Himalayan exploration and mountaineering. Neate M62, SB M18, Yak M105.[read more]

Mata, Toni i Riu Everest 2000 el Dietari
2000 Intercomarcals 1st, 8vo, pp.82, 67 color photos, wraps; near fine. #22876 $29.00
This Catalan expedition had a successful ascent of Everest via the South Col route. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

Everest: El Repte D'un Somni [Everest: Challenge in a Dream]: Mateu, Manuel
Mateu, Manuel Everest: El Repte D'un Somni [Everest: Challenge in a Dream]
1984 Editorial RM Barcelona 1st, 4to, pp.213, 117 color photos, chart, 9 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22877 $95.00
This 1982 Spanish Catalan Expedition made a strong attempt on Everest’s West Ridge. They established a winch system and managed to reach 27,900’ before being stopped by high winds. Nicely illustrated. In Catalan, no English translation.[read more]

Matthes, Francois Sequoia National Park: A Geological Album
1956 Univ California Press Berkeley 1st thus, 8vo, pp.136, 124 bw photos, wraps; fine. #22583 $9.00
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The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite: Matthes, Francois
Matthes, Francois The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite
1950 Univ Calif Press Berkeley 8vo, pp.xiii, 160, photo frontis, 50 bw photos, drawing, 11 figs, map, wraps; owner’s inscription, fine #24543 $5.00
The basis for this book was Matthes’ monumental work, Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley. This was edited by Fritiof Fryxell and published after Matthes’ death in 1948. Includes 23 photos by Ansel Adams.[read more]

Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley: Matthes, François E.
Matthes, François E. Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley
1930 GPO Washington Professional Paper #160, 1st, 4to, pp.vi, 137, 87 bw photos (2 fldg), 38 figs, 5 color fldg maps (3 in pocket), appendix, wraps; cover w/ lower 2” of spine missing, back cover mostly off, good+, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24907 $29.00
A monumental work on this area. Uncommon.[read more]

Mauduit, Chantal Vivir en el Paraíso
2002 Desnivel Madrid 1st thus, 8vo, pp.154, wraps; new. #22519 $29.00
Mauduit, one of the top French woman climbers, continually pushed her high-altitude abilities and reached the summit of six 8000ers (K2, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, GII). She also attempted Everest several times, Annapurna, and was killed while on Dhaulagiri in 1998. Note there are no [read more]

The Altitude Journals: A Seven-Year Journey from the Lowest Point in My Life to the Highest Point on Earth: Mauro, David
signedMauro, David The Altitude Journals: A Seven-Year Journey from the Lowest Point in My Life to the Highest Point on Earth
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.453, 13 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27402 $23.95
When David Mauro was in his forties, his life hit rock bottom. With nothing to lose, he left everything he knew behind and set out on an epic international adventure – to climb the Seven Summits. For the next seven years, Dave trudged across glaciers and frozen wastelands and through dense, dangerou[read more]

The Fall: Mawer, Simon
Mawer, Simon The Fall
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.370, black/burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24572 $5.00
Mawer’s acclaimed novel covers two generations, love, fate, betrayal, and a wide range of British mountaineering from rock climbing in North Wales, to Himalayan expeditions, to alpine ascents such as the Eiger’s North Face. The book succeeds where most climbing novels fail. Winner of the 2003 Boardm[read more]

Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]: Mayr, Rudi.
Mayr, Rudi. Stille Abenteuer: Zwischen Anden und Himalaya [Satisfactory Adventure: Between the Andes and Himalaya]
1985 Steiger Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 33 color & 25 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22856 $45.00
Accounts of expeditions to the Alps, Andes, Cho Oyu (1982), Glacier Dome (1983), and Dhaulagiri (1984). In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedMazeaud, Pierre Everest 1978
1978 Denoël Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.222, 50 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Kurt Diemberger, vg. #14287 $55.00
Account of the 1978 French Everest Expedition which ascended via the South Col route. In French, no English translation. Perret 2885, SB M21, Yak M125.[read more]

signedMazeaud, Pierre Everest 1978
1979 Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.222, 50 color photos, 2 maps, wraps; signed Kurt Diemberger, near fine. #21467 $39.00
Account of the 1978 French Everest Expedition which ascended via the South Col route. In French, no English translation. Perret 2885, SB M21, Yak M125.[read more]

Naked Before the Mountain: Mazeaud, Pierre
Mazeaud, Pierre Naked Before the Mountain
1974 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 33 bw photos, brown cloth; dj unclipped w/ price sticker over original price, fine, cloth tight, fine #23004 $65.00
Mazeaud, a French post-war alpinist, had numerous first ascents in the Alps. He and Bonatti barely survived an epic retreat from the Central Pillar of Frêney in 1961. In 1971 he was a member of the International Everest Expedition. Neate M73, SB M20.[read more]

Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park: McAllister, Bruce
McAllister, Bruce Wings Over Denali: A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park
2004 1st, US, oblong 8vo, pp.vii, 167, photo frontis, 78 color & 71 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #23505 $29.95 $26.95
Anyone who has been, or is going to, Denali National Park really should read about the history of aviation in this area. This inspiring book is chock full of photos from the early pioneering days to today’s glacier pilots who take the vast majority of climbers to the mountain to those who are calle[read more]

Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest: McCallum, John D.
New signedMcCallum, John D. Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest
1966 Follett Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 213, 44 bw photos, 4 maps, appendix, pictorial cloth; signed Tom Hornbein & Jim Whittaker, dj rubbed, chip section on back, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #13593 $125.00
Jerstad’s personal account of the 1963 American Everest expedition. Jerstad summitted with Barry Bishop and then waited for Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld to traverse via the West Ridge. All four bivouaced at 28,200'. Jim Whittaker and Nawang Gombu reached the summit via the South Ridge several week[read more]

Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest: McCallum, John D.
McCallum, John D. Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest
1966 Follett Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 213, 44 bw photos, 4 maps, appendix, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine #27385 $15.00 $12.75
Jerstad's personal account of the 1963 American Everest expedition. Jerstad summitted with Barry Bishop and then waited for Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld to traverse via the West Ridge. All four bivouaced at 28,200'. Neate M01, SB M02, Yak M128. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington: McCartney, Simon
McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

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