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The Breach: Kilimanjaro and the Conquest of Self: Taylor, Rob
signedTaylor, Rob The Breach: Kilimanjaro and the Conquest of Self
1981 Coward, McCann & Geoghegan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 10 color photos, map, blue/white boards; signed, dj w/ small tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth near fine #10155 $19.00 $16.15
Story of the 1977 attempt, with Henry Barber, on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall. Taylor's accident resulted in an arduous rescue and discord between the two climbers. Neate T07. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1962 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #10159 $9.00 $3.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. Temple returned to Carstenz in 1962 as a member of Heinrich Harrer’s expedition which made the first ascent. Neate T15. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1962 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #23918 $15.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. Temple returned to Carstenz in 1962 as a member of Heinrich Harrer’s expedition which made the first ascent. Neate T15.[read more]

Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1963 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23847 $25.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate T15.[read more]

Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24087 $45.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[read more]

The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine #25571 $39.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed George Lowe, dj rubbed, small chip top spine, vg, cloth fine #10162 $85.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed Temple & George Band, dj lightly rubbed, near fine, cloth fine. #10163 $95.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life: Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick
Tenderini, Mirella & Michael Shandrick Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer’s Life
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.188, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6639 $24.95 $15.00
First full-scale biography of the Duke, well known for his mountain exploration. In 1897 he led the first successful ascent of Mount St. Elias & in 1909 attempted K2 by what is now known as the Abruzzi Ridge. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Tenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #16862 $29.00
A continuation of Tenzing's autobiography since Ullman's 'Tiger of the Snows'. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
signedTenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary & Jamling Tenzing, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10165 $225.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Jamling is the son of famed Everester Tenzing Norgay who first climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
signedTenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Vikas New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, green cloth; inscribed by Tenzing, dj w/ lg chips to spine & front, clipped, poor, cloth tight, fine #24355 $395.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

After Everest: An Autobiography: Tenzing Norgay
Tenzing Norgay After Everest: An Autobiography
1977 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.184, 15 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj spine lightly faded, clipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27412 $17.00
A continuation of Tenzing’s autobiography since Ullman's ‘Tiger of the Snows’. Neate T18, SB T07, Yak T30.[read more]

Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna and Beyond
1963 Gollanz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 78 bw photos, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, vg, cloth near fine #19005 $140.00
Terray (1921-1965) was a superb French mountaineer who made many first ascents. He climbed the Eiger (1947, second ascent; 1957), Annapurna (1950), Fitzroy (1952, first ascent), Makalu (1955, first ascent), Jannu (1962, first ascent), and more. He was killed while guiding a rock climb near Grenoble,[read more]

Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
signedTerray, Lionel Les Conquérants de l’Inutile: Des Alpes a l’Annapurna
1961 Gallimard Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.572, 80 bw photos, 10 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; inscribed, cover rubbed, yellowed as are most copies, vg #22947 $195.00
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, Huntington, and many more. This is the original French edition of his biography which was translated into English as ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Signed first editions are uncommon. Perret 4230.[read more]

The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna: Terray, Lionel
Terray, Lionel The Borders of the Impossible: From the Alps to Annapurna
1964 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 47 photos, 10 maps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #12446 $15.00 $12.75
Terray, a superb French mountaineer, climbed the Eiger, Annapurna, Fitzroy, Makalu, Jannu, and more. This is the US edition of ‘Conquistadors of the Useless’. Neate T19, Yak T35. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay: Tharkay, Ang
Tharkay, Ang Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 4 maps, wraps; new #27092 $19.95
The first English translation of Ang Tharkay’s scarce book ‘Mémoires d’un Sherpa’. One of the greats of the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, Ang Tharkay (1908-1981) had an illustrious climbing career in the company of Eric Shipton, Bill Tilman, and Maurice Herzog. His expeditions included Kan[read more]

A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer: Thompson, Simon
Thompson, Simon A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 318, 10 bw photos, 8 illus, 4 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26550 $33.95
In 1894, Martin Conway became the first man to walk the Alps 'from end to end' when he completed a 1,000-mile journey from the Col de Tende in Italy to the summit of the Ankogel in Austria. On a midsummer's morning, nearly 120 years later, Thompson followed in his footsteps, setting out to explore [read more]

Thomson, I. D. S. May the Fire be Always Lit: A Biography of Jock Nimlin
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 29 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18372 $23.95 $21.95
Nimlin was a legend among Glasgow’s working-class climbers of the 1920s and 30s, making many first ascents and founding the Ptarmigan Mountaineering Club.[read more]

Thomson, I. D. S. The Black Cloud: Scottish Mountain Misadventures 1928-1966
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.274, 32 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; new. #18376 $19.95 $17.95
Fascinating accounts of the most noteworthy Scottish mountain accidents written with contributions from experts in the fields of meteorology, medicine and mountain rescue, as well as those who were directly involved. To see all of our Sale Items, click here<[read more]

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