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Noyce, Wilfrid South Col: A Personal Story of the Ascent of Everest
1955 Sloane NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, photo frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, black cloth; dj w/ minor rubbing, near fine, cloth w/ bookplate, inscription, else fine #13402 $35.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Neate N40, SB N18, Yak N71.[read more]

South Col: A Personal Story of the Ascent of Everest: Noyce, Wilfrid
Noyce, Wilfrid South Col: A Personal Story of the Ascent of Everest
1955 Sloane NY 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, photo frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, black cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth vg+ #17430 $15.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Neate N40, SB N18, Yak N71.[read more]

South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953: Noyce, Wilfrid
signedNoyce, Wilfrid South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953
1954 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 303, color frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj bright, slight spine darkening at bottom, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #18422 $195.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. Hillary and Tenzing were the first to reach the summit. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Neate N40, SB N18, Yak N71.[read more]

To The Unknown Mountain: Ascent of an Unexplored Twenty-Five Thousander in the Karakoram: Noyce, Wilfrid
Noyce, Wilfrid To The Unknown Mountain: Ascent of an Unexplored Twenty-Five Thousander in the Karakoram
1962 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 183, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ rub spot on cover, vg, cloth w/ blindstamp, fine #22930 $39.00
The 1960 ascent of Trivor, includes an appendix by Whillans on his motorcycle journey home across Afghanistan, Persia, Turkey, etc. Neate N43, Yak N73.[read more]

A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir: Noyce, Wilfrid, et al.
signedNoyce, Wilfrid, et al. A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir
[1945] Himalayan Club Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 51, 10 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, pictorial boards; xlib Himalayan Club, issued w/o dj, boards rubbed, signed Richard Irvin, vg #23476 $75.00
Noyce’s first work, published for the Himalayan Club. This monograph was compiled from reports by instructors of the Aircrew Mountain Course at Sonamarg who had made the various ascents. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers: Nugent, Frank
signedNugent, Frank In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers
2013 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 310, photo frontis, 27 color & 58 bw photos, 2 color & 25 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, maroon cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26546 $53.95
No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned the Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. The achievements of Irish mountaineers from the 1850s to the early twentieth century are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This book sets the record straight. Nug[read more]

signedNunn, Paul At the Sharp End
1988 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.201, 73 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, dj fine, cloth fine. #9985 $59.00
A compilation of Nunn's stories from over 30 years of climbing with the cream of Britain's mountaineers. Nunn was killed in 1995 while descending Haramosh II. SB N22.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Gipfelstrum im Karakorum
1979 Brockhaus Leipzig 2nd, 8vo, pp.163, 22 color & 57 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12155 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. In German, no English translation. Yak N76b.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Ostatni Atak na Kunyang Chhish
1973 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 14 color & 81 bw photos, drwg, 3 maps, map eps, orange cloth; dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #21203 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. This is the Polish edition of 'Gipfelstrum im Karakorum'. No English translation. Yak N76.[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

The Storms of Denali: O’Connell, Nicholas
signedO’Connell, Nicholas The Storms of Denali
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.295, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26483 $49.00
O’Connell, an experienced climber, is no stranger to mountain literature having previously written ‘Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers’, among other works. In this highly acclaimed, disaster-epic, novel he explores risk, death, and survival as four young men set out to climb a new route on 20[read more]

Journey with the Sherpas: The Story of Zeke O’Connor and The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation: O’Connor, William (Zeke)
signedO’Connor, William (Zeke) Journey with the Sherpas: The Story of Zeke O’Connor and The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation
2012 Canada 1st, Ltd color ed, 8vo, pp.xiv, 245, 63 color & 16 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26261 $39.95
Zeke has had more than his share of successful careers – professional football player for the Toronto Argonauts and later a Canadian Football League commentator, then national merchandise manager for Sears Canada sporting goods. It was through his work with Sears that Zeke met Sir Edmund Hillary, e[read more]

Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides: O’Dowd, Cathy
signedO’Dowd, Cathy Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides
1999 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 42 color & 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed O’Dowd & Ian Woodall, dj & cloth new #21178 $75.00
Cathy presents four expeditions starting with her account of the South African Everest expedition of 1996 in which she describes the early team breakup, the disasterous storm, and eventual success. In 1998 she and Ian Woodall attempted Aconcagua and then Everest via the North Col. In 1999 they aga[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; fine. #21179 $19.00
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #11300 $27.95
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering: O’Leary, Paddy
signedO’Leary, Paddy The Way That We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering
2015 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, 13 color & 99 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; signed, new #26907 $29.95
Hillwalking is one of Ireland’s most popular leisure activities today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county and numerous indoor climbing walls. Irish mountaineers have completed winter ascents in the Alps, scaled the highest Himalayan peaks[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, Peter Croft, Kurt Diemberger, Lynn Hill, Doug Scott, dj fine, cloth w/ some pencil underlining, fine. #9986 $85.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers: O'Connell, Nicholas
signedO'Connell, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 31 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27129 $59.00
A well done series of 17 in-depth interviews with such climbers as Messner, Cassin, Diemberger, Bonatti, Robbins, Scott, Kurtyka, Droyer, Güllich, Lowe, Destivelle, Hill, Croft, Cesen, and others.[read more]

Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie: Oelz, Oswald
Oelz, Oswald Adrenalin, Bullshit und Chemotherapie
2007 Echtzeit Basel 1st, 8vo, pp.164, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #27138 $35.00
In dictionary format, Oelz covers a variety of topics from A to Z. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]: Oelz, Oswald
signedOelz, Oswald Mit Eispickel und Stethoskop [With Ice Axe and Stethoscope]
1999 Germany 3rd, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 16 color & 168 bw photos, map, page ribbon, blue cloth; signed photo tipped-in, dj & cloth new #19081 $49.00
Oelz has had an extensive mountaineering career. In addition to climbing the Seven Summits, with both Cartenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, he has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions to Manaslu, Makalu, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, and Cho Oyu. In German, no English translation.[read more]

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