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Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing: McClure, Steve
signedMcClure, Steve Beyond Limits: A Life Through Climbing
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 69 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26854 $39.95
The autobiography of Steve McClure, one of the world’s top rock climbers. From his childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors right up to his cutting-edge first ascents such as Overshadow (F9a+) at Malham and Mutation (F9a) at Raven Tor, Steve explores his deep passion [read more]

Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure: McConnell, Bob
signedMcConnell, Bob Gentle Expeditions A Guide to Ethical Mountain Adventure
1996 AAC Golden 1st, 16mo, pp.117, 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; inscribed ‘N___, Great fun to be with you! Bob McConnell 1998’, fine #9866 $9.00
Demonstrates how to plan and execute a low-impact expedition with information on everything from choosing gear to low-impact base camps.[read more]

Alpine Warriors: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Warriors
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.335, 93 color & 37 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj w/ bump to upper right corner from shipping else dj & cloth new #27016 $39.95
After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. Through elaborate training programs and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climb[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth; signed on limitation page, dj w/ small corner bump, else dj & cloth new #27289 $79.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple[read more]

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.326, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendix, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27337 $44.95
Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the “night naked” speed cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Houston & McDonald, issued w/o dj, cloth new plus 43 minute DVD #24635 $159.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Bates, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charlie Houston & Dee Molenaar, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #27601 $295.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
McDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada reprint, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26069 $32.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette I’ll Call You in Kathmandu: The Elizabeth Hawley Story
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 31 bw photos, map, red cloth; signed McDonald, dj & cloth new #24792 $34.95
Hawley is one of the most important figures in Himalayan climbing, although not herself a climber. For more than four decades she has been inextricably linked to all expeditions coming into Nepal and is the keeper of record for all expedition statistics. Despite her sharp tongue and rigorous intervi[read more]

Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.266, 45 color & 28 bw photos, appendices, orange cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27685 $79.95
While you wouldn’t expect climbing an 8000-meter peak in winter to be a popular activity, there have been 178 expeditions (as of 2019) to the Himalaya and Karakoram during the cruelest season to do just that. Polish alpinist, Voytek Kurtyka, termed the practice the "art of suffering." The stories be[read more]

McDonald, Bernadette & John Amatt, eds Voices from the Summit: The World’s Great Mountaineers on the Future of Climbing
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #20513 $29.00 $20.00
A fantastic book, specially commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, consisting of 32 essays by top mountaineers focusing on eleven topics crucial to the future of mountaineering – from the Himalaya to rock and ice climbing. Essayists include Breashears, Calhoun, C[read more]

McGuinness, Jamie Trekking in the Everest Region
1996 Trailblazer Surrey 2nd, small 8vo, pp.256, 23 color photos, 33 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #25202 $15.00 $12.00
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Everest Diaries: McHugh, Rory
McHugh, Rory Everest Diaries
2018 UK 1st, 4to, pp.146, 167 color & 6 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27526 $59.95
Follow Irish Times columnist Rory McHugh’s weekly articles as he joins a low key commercial expedition to climb the world’s highest peak in 2017. Beautifully illustrated with photos from Steve Brown as far as the icefall, higher up from Scott MacKenzie, Blake Penson, Rocket Ronnie Rehn, Jonathan Gui[read more]

Give Me Shelter: McKeever, Ian
McKeever, Ian Give Me Shelter
2007 Folens Dublin 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 196, 29 bw photos, wraps; new #25398 $34.95
In 2007 McKeever, who had never previously stepped on ice, rock-climbed or been to altitude, turned the world of mountaineering on its head when he smashed the world record for the physically and mentally draining Seven Summits Challenge, achieving an incredible completion time of 155 days. This is[read more]

Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History: McKinnon, Lyn
McKinnon, Lyn Only Two For Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History
2016 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 55 color & 102 bw photos, 4 color maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27210 $39.95
The 1951 First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition was initiated by Earle Riddiford who, together with Ed Cotter (Guy Cotter’s father), Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat (7242m), their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Hearing of the success o[read more]

Mont Blanc – The Early Years: A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860: Meckly, Eugene
Meckly, Eugene Mont Blanc – The Early Years: A Bibliography of Printed Books from 1744 to 1860
1995 Pvt pub NC 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 138, 4 bw ills, 246 title-page illus, appendix, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #22281 $49.00
A most useful bibliography providing details, and title-page illustrations, of 223 principal works relating to Mont Blanc. An important reference for the collector.[read more]

Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]: Mees, Klaus
Mees, Klaus Aufstieg in die Todeszone: Aus dem Tagebuch eines Expeditionsarztes [Ascent into the Death Zone: The Diary of an Expedition Physician]
2003 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 46 color & 17 bw photos, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25031 $29.00
Mees has acted as expedition doctor on a number of expeditions and is a climber himself, having summitted Cho Oyu (2002), Gasherbrum II (2003), and attempted Everest (2004, 2005, 2006). Here he discusses his earlier climbs in the Andes and then devotes half the book to his ascent of Cho Oyu. In Ge[read more]

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro: Megarry, Jacquetta
Megarry, Jacquetta Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
2002 UK 2nd, tall 8vo, pp.64, 50 color photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), spiral spine, wraps; new. #24127 $15.95
A most useful guide for anyone considering a Kilimanjaro (5896m) ascent. Presented is practical advice on preparation, planning, and equipment, together with detailed maps, profiles, and photos of the Marangu and Machame routes. Part of the Rucksack Readers series.[read more]

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