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Rusk, C. E. Tales of a Western Mountaineer: A Record of Mountain Experiences on the Pacific Coast
1924 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 309, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, dec brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ light spot to spine, rubbed, bookplate on fep, remnant on rep, no other lib markings, vg. #23858 $29.00
Rusk was leader of the 1910 Mazamas expedition to McKinley to investigate Cook’s 1906 ascent claims. Having taught himself climbing in the Cascade Range, this deals principally with Mt. Adams but also Mts. Baker, Hood, Rainier, Shasta, and Stuart. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Russell, Franklin The Mountains of America: From Alaska to the Great Smokies
1960 Bonanza Books NY 1st, 4to, pp.224, many color photos, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13699 $19.00
A very nice, large-format, photo book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R96.[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Ruttledge, Hugh Attack on Everest
1935 McBride NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 339, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 3D photo w/ glasses, map, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, wear top/bottom spine, bottom right corner chipped, vg- #23815 $35.00 $29.00
Account of the 1933 British expedition, led by Ruttledge, which came within a few hundred feet of the summit. This US edition of 'Everest 1933' includes the 3D photo and glasses not included in the UK edition. Neate R99, SB R29, Yak R213.[read more]

Everest 1933: Ruttledge, Hugh
Ruttledge, Hugh Everest 1933
1934 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 58 bw photos, 3 diagrams, 4 maps (3 color fldg), black cloth; dj w/ vertical crease line to spine, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, small name A K Hodgson 20.12.34 on ffep, maps fine w/ no tears, hinges tight, fine #16248 $350.00 $195.00
Account of the 1933 British expedition, led by Ruttledge, which came within a few hundred feet of the summit. Scarce in the dust jacket. Neate R99, SB R29, Yak R213. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Everest: The Unfinished Adventure: Ruttledge, Hugh
Ruttledge, Hugh Everest: The Unfinished Adventure
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 295, (128), 72 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth lightly pulled top spine, light wear to corners, bright, tight, maps w/ no tears, near fine #14603 $95.00
The 1936 British expedition to Everest, led by Ruttledge and including Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe, was defeated by an early monsoon. This is the last of the five early Everest books, by Howard-Bury, Bruce, Norton, and Ruttledge, which are matching in height and make a wonderful set. Neate R100[read more]

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]

Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains: The History of the 8,000-Meter Peaks: Sale, Richard & John Cleare
signedSale, Richard & John Cleare Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Mountains: The History of the 8,000-Meter Peaks
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.228, 233 color & 33 bw photos, 14 sketches, 2 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, slight edge ruffling, vg+, cloth fine #20047 $95.00
Produced for the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Annapurna, here’s a wonderful large-format book detailing the stories behind the discovery, exploration and first ascents of each 8000m peak, plus accounts of how they have been climbed since then. Includes separate chapters for each peak, in [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]

The Himalaya by the Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya: Salisbury, Richard & Elizabeth Hawley
signedSalisbury, Richard & Elizabeth Hawley The Himalaya by the Numbers: A Statistical Analysis of Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya
2011 Nepal Ltd ed 200, 8vo, pp.224, 217 color charts, tables, appendices, 2 color maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; signed Salisbury & Hawley, corners bumped in shipping, else dj & cloth new #25881 $75.00
A comprehensive statistical analysis of climbing activity, ascents and fatalities in the Nepal Himalaya covering three periods of climbing - 1950-1969 (the expeditionary period), 1970-1989 (the transitional period), and 1990-2009 (the commercial period). An extensive amount of data is analyzed in s[read more]

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