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Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 pen marks to bottom edge, else tight, fine #12211 $79.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Bonington wrote the forewa[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj rubbed, clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #26499 $495.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, fine, cloth fine #27134 $375.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

No Regrets, No Apologies: Doctor or Mountain Climber?: Sinclair, Michael C., MD.
Sinclair, Michael C., MD. No Regrets, No Apologies: Doctor or Mountain Climber?
2019 US 8vo, pp.xii, 275, 49 bw photos, wraps; new #27520 $24.95
An improbable memoir of a man who was a heart surgeon, a mountain climber, and a doctor who worked for humanitarian organizations. The narrative takes the reader through a kaleidoscope of scenes--a troubled childhood in a small California town, cardiac surgery gone awry, a group of mountaineers trap[read more]

signedSingh, Brigadier Gyan Lure of Everest: Story of the First Indian Expedition
1961 Ministry Info & Broadcasting Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 212, color frontis, 64 bw photos, 3 maps, sketches, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, vg+ #10120 $39.00
Singh was Principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling when he led this first all-Indian attempt on Everest in 1960. Although unsuccessful they did reach 8,625 metres. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S77, SB S35, Yak S246.[read more]

Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back: Sinha, Arunima
Sinha, Arunima Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back
2014 India 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #26900 $33.95
Sinha was a 24-year-old national-level volleyball player when she was pushed off an Indian train by thieves. A passing train crushed her left leg requiring its amputation. With courage and determination she turned to mountaineering and climbed Island Peak (2012) and then became the first female ampu[read more]

Himalayan Handbook: Sircar, Joydeep
Sircar, Joydeep Himalayan Handbook
1979 Ms. Rita Sircar Calcutta 1st, 8vo, pp.168, appendices, pict black wraps; fine #10121 $47.00
An alphabetical listing of every Himalayan peak over 20,000' with summaries of every attempt and ascent, with bibliographical references. A great reference for the smaller peaks. Uncommon Neate S79, SB S37, Yak S262.[read more]

signedSkarja, Tone Jalung Kang
1987 Borec Ljubljana 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 31 color & 34 bw photos, map ep, white cloth; signed Skarja and Silvo Karo, dj fine, cloth fine. #17154 $85.00
Account of the 1985 first ascent of Yalung Kang (8505m) from the north. In Czech with summary in English, no English translation.[read more]

Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]: Skarja, Tone
Skarja, Tone Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]
2008 Slovenia 1st, 8vo, pp.224 + 32, 56 color & 13 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25478 $79.00
Škarja, one of Slovenia’s foremost expedition leaders, has written a great book documenting Slovenian climbing on the Kangchenjunga massif. He covers the expeditions to Kangbachen (1965, 1974, 2007), Yalung Kang (1983, 1985), Kangchenjunga (1991), and Siniolchu (1994). A number of subsidiary summi[read more]

Ski Magazine. Ski Pointers by the Experts
1964 Award Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.241, bw photos, figs, wraps; vg #13670 $5.00 $4.00
More than 60 pointers from the basics to advanced level by top instructors. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals: Skinner, Todd
signedSkinner, Todd Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 194, blue/orange cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #25445 $75.00 $45.00
Skinner uses climbing as a metaphor for business challenges. Part inspiration, part business advice, and part heart-stopping adventure, he tells the story of climbing Trango Tower’s East Face in 1995. This was the first Grade 7 free climb in the world. Tragically, Skinner was killed in 2008 in a [read more]

Skuhra, Rudolf Sturm auf die Throne der Götter: Himalaja-Expeditionen 1921 – 1950 [Storm on the Thrones of the Gods: Himalayan Expeditions 1921 - 1950]
1952 Buchergilde Gutenberg rev ed, 8vo, pp.224, 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, dec blue cloth; cloth fine. #20490 $29.00
A summary of expeditions to Everest, Kangchenjunga and Nanga Parbat, with a bit on Annapurna and K2. In German, no English edition. Yak S274.[read more]

To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes: Slakey, Francis
signedSlakey, Francis To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 15 color & 2 bw photos, map, blue/white cloth; signed bookplate inserted, dj & cloth new #26140 $24.95
Slakey is a physics professor whose restrained lifestyle was profoundly changed by his decision to climb the Seven Summits and surf every ocean. His quest challenged his fiercely held beliefs and opened his heart to what it means to be human. His climbing quest started with Kilimanjaro in 1997 and[read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition
1964 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 29 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth vg #12213 $5.00 $4.25
This 1962 expedition to Pik Communism resulted in the tragic loss of both Wilfrid Noyce and Robin Smith. Neate S82, Yak S276. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Andes are Prickly: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm The Andes are Prickly
1966 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, 1” tear on back cover, unclipped. vg, cloth tight, vg+ #23766 $29.00
The 1964 Scottish Andean Expedition was to map unexplored country towards the eastern border of Peru and, while surveying, to climb as many virgin peaks as possible. Two fine peaks fell to the expedition, together with four lesser ones, and the party made valiant attempts to scale three further majo[read more]

With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Smith, Gary Windsinger
1976 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.174, color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13672 $7.00 $5.60
Smith, mountaineer, folksinger, writer, and photographer, writes about the people and landscape of Idaho, Utah, Okinawa, and the Ryuku Islands of the Pacific. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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