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Sack, John The Butcher: The Ascent of Yerupaja
1952 Rinehart NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 213, 17 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj ch, vg, cloth fine. #10073 $25.00
Account of the 1950 first ascent of Yerupaja (21,769’), the highest peak in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, by the Harvard Andean Expedition. At the time, Yerupaja was the highest unclimbed peak in the Western Hemisphere, and thought to be unclimbable. Neate S02.[read more]

Sagar, Heather Reynolds Climbing Your Best: Training to Maximize Your Performance
2001 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 164, 80 bw photos, figures, wraps; fine #25231 $5.00 $4.00
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]

Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington: Sainsbury, George R.
signedSainsbury, George R. Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington
1961 AAC NY 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.xii, 386, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 70 sketches, 13 maps, appendix, red cloth; signed Fred Beckey & Dee Molenaar, cloth tight, fine #25744 $85.00
Based on a previous edition of Fred Beckey’s classic first book published in 1949. With illustrations by Dee Molenaar.[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #24139 $195.00 $165.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #23598 $49.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller & Qader Saeed, dj & cloth new #23599 $475.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Qader Saeed, Marcus Schmuck’s 2 sons, & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27132 $245.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s P[read more]

Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy: Sale, Richard
Sale, Richard Mapping the Himalayas: Michael Ward and the Pundit Legacy
2009 UK ltd trade ed of 234, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.208, 26 color & 52 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 sketches, appendix, wraps; vol II contains 44 folding maps (16 color), in blue card slipcase; both vols in blue card slipcase; new #25304 $129.00
This extensive work, first started by Michael Ward, is based on Ward’s diaries of the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance (including previously unpublished material) and his two trips to Bhutan (1964, 1965). In 1951, Ward conducted surveys with Eric Shipton which led to his interest in cartography and, sub[read more]

The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 32 color & 22 bw photos, 2 tables, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj w/ light ruffling to upper back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25848 $45.00 $39.95
K2 is one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit. Many of t[read more]

Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain: Sale, Richard & George Rodway
Sale, Richard & George Rodway Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya: Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 231, 23 color & 30 bw photos, 6 figs, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25687 $39.95
In this fascinating study of the history of Everest climbs, the authors describe in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in physiology that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical a[read more]

Nanga Parbat 1970: Tragedy and Controversy: Sale, Richard & Jochen Hemmleb
signedSale, Richard & Jochen Hemmleb Nanga Parbat 1970: Tragedy and Controversy
2014 UK 1st, Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.208, 31 color & 29 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Sale, dj & cloth new #26723 $59.95
In 1970 a German-Austrian-Italian (South Tyrolean) team succeeded in climbing the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, a climb which heralded a new era in mountaineering on the world’s highest peaks. But with success came controversy as the first climbers to reach the summit, two young South Tyrolean brothe[read more]

On Top of the World: The New Millennium – The Continuing Quest to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains: Sale, Richard, Eberhard Jurgalski, & George Rodway
signedSale, Richard, Eberhard Jurgalski, & George Rodway On Top of the World: The New Millennium – The Continuing Quest to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains
2012 UK 1st, 4to, pp.248, photo frontis, 258 color & 27 bw photos, 1 color illus, sketch, 31 tables, blue cloth; signed Sale, dj & cloth new #26028 $59.95
This is a terrific update to Sale and John Cleare’s earlier work ‘On Top of the World/Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains’ published in 2000. Each of the 14 8000m peaks has a chapter with a brief historical overview followed by focus on events of the last ten years. The photo selection is su[read more]

A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl: Salkeld, Audrey
Salkeld, Audrey A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl
1996 Cape London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 312, 30 bw photos, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13603 $25.00
Riefenstahl is best known for her work as a director and producer of award-winning Nazi propaganda films but she also produced a number of climbing films in the 1930s.[read more]

A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl: Salkeld, Audrey
signedSalkeld, Audrey A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl
1996 Cape London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 312, 30 bw photos, black cloth; w/ facsimile signed postcard of Riefenstahl, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27602 $225.00
Riefenstahl is best known for her work as a director and producer of award-winning Nazi propaganda films but she also produced a number of climbing films in the 1930s.[read more]

World Mountaineering: Salkeld, Audrey
signedSalkeld, Audrey World Mountaineering
1998 UK 1st, 4to, pp.304, 350 color & bw photos, 59 maps, blue cloth; signed 9 – Greg Child, Julie-Anne Clyma, Kurt Diemberger (2x), Ed Douglas, Lindsay Griffin, Roger Payne, Marko Prezelj, Audrey Salkeld, & Simon Yates, dj bumped, near fine, cloth w/ light corner wear, else fine #24690 $179.00
This large-format work is organized geographically to present over 50 great mountains around the world. Each has a detailed topo description with climbing routes shown on bw photos. Also, includes special feature articles by well-known mountaineers, including Diemberger and Scott, describing their e[read more]

World Mountaineering: Salkeld, Audrey
signedSalkeld, Audrey World Mountaineering
1998 US 1st, 4to, pp.304, 350 color & bw photos, 59 maps, blue cloth; signed 10 – Pete Athans, George Band, Barry Blanchard, Aid Burgess, Simone Moro, Gerry Roach, Steve Swenson, P. V. Scaturro, Ed Webster, Mark Wilford, dj & cloth new #24604 $200.00 $179.00
This large-format work is organized geographically to present over 50 great mountains around the world. Each has a detailed topo description with climbing routes shown on bw photos. Also, includes special feature articles by well-known mountaineers describing their experiences. Audrey won the 199[read more]

Climbing Mount Everest: The Bibliography: Salkeld, Audrey & John Boyle
signedSalkeld, Audrey & John Boyle Climbing Mount Everest: The Bibliography
1993 Sixways Clevedon 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, wraps; signed Salkeld, fine #10076 $69.00
The most up-to-date bibliography of the literature and history of climbing the world's highest mountain. Contains listings of almost 600 titles published in a variety of languages, a chronological listing of all Everest expeditions from 1921 through Spring 1993, and a selection of Everest articles [read more]

Samivel Bonshommes de Neige [Snowmen]
1948 Didier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.95, 345 illus, wraps; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, 1” tear & fold lines to back cover, vg. #23762 $95.00
Samivel’s whimsical cartoon style is widely appreciated. This is the scarcer first edition of this uncommon title.[read more]

The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1: Sandford, R. W.
signedSandford, R. W. The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1
1990 Altitude Banff 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 68 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed front flap edge, else fine, cloth fine #24857 $35.00
The Golden Age of exploration and climbing in Canada, the years between 1800 and 1906 when the Alpine Club of Canada was born. The first of a planned trilogy.[read more]

Santon, Francesco, et al K2: Lo Spigolo Nord [K2: The North Ridge]
1983 L'altra Riva Venezia 1st, 4to, pp.59, (124), 83 color photos, 5 charts, map, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23405 $105.00
Account of the 1983 Italian K2 North Ridge expedition which made the second ascent of this route. Nicely illustrated with many color action photos. Diemberger was the expedition cinematographer. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

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