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High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter
1988 American Alpine Club NY 1st, 8vo, pp.384, 20 color & 59 bw photos, 74 bw route photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15233 $45.00
By presenting the histories of these three great Alaskan peaks, Waterman provides a must reference for anyone attempting these climbs. With Washburn's great photos showing routes.[read more]

In The Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan In The Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley
1994 Delta NY 1st, 8vo, pp.246, 14 bw photos, wraps; signed Waterman & Ed Webster, bend to one corner, else new #10228 $25.00
Waterman's stories are a fine addition to the literature of McKinley.[read more]

Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley 1910-1982: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley 1910-1982
1983 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, appendices, wraps; fine #23490 $25.00
A must read for anyone attempting North America's highest peak, or any high peak. Chapters and case histories on HAPE, HACE, frostbite, crevasses, avalanches, drugs, and more.[read more]

The Quotable Climber: Literary, Humorous, Inspirational, and Fearful Moments in Climbing: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan The Quotable Climber: Literary, Humorous, Inspirational, and Fearful Moments in Climbing
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.240, blue/white cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #13105 $19.95
Waterman’s collection includes quotations from some of climbing’s best writers such as Harrer, Knowlton, Krakauer, Messner, Osius, Simpson, and many others.[read more]

Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States: Waterman, Laura & Guy
signedWaterman, Laura & Guy Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States
2002 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 334, 135 bw photos, 8 sketches, wraps; signed Laura Waterman, fine #25672 $19.00
A wonderful history of northeastern climbing from the early 1900's through the 1980's.[read more]

Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States: Waterman, Laura & Guy
Waterman, Laura & Guy Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States
1993 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 334, 135 bw photos, 8 sketches, brown boards; dj w/ some spots, very good, cloth fine #10230 $19.00
A wonderful history of northeastern climbing from the early 1900's through the 1980's.[read more]

Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States: Waterman, Laura & Guy
signedWaterman, Laura & Guy Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States
1993 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 334, 135 bw photos, 8 sketches, brown boards; inscribed by Laura & Guy, dj rubbed, very good+ #27123 $29.00
A wonderful history of northeastern climbing from the early 1900's through the 1980's.[read more]

Stone Play: The Art of Bouldering: Watson, J. S. ed.
Watson, J. S. ed. Stone Play: The Art of Bouldering
2007 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 21 color & 73 bw photos, wraps; new #25029 $29.95
A collection of writing and photography on the global phenomenon of bouldering, documenting its historical routes and representing the ‘problems’ and philosophies of respected boulderers, from the legends of John Gill, Pat Ament, and Jacky Godoffe to modern rock-gods such as Dave MacLeod, Bernd Zang[read more]

Weathers, Beck Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.292, photo frontis, 9 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #19096 $24.95
Beck Weathers is widely known as the person who miraculously survived the ferocious storm on Everest in May 1996. As a member of Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team he managed to reach the Balcony but soon lost his vision. His story tells of his climbs on Denali, Popocatepl, Pico de Orizaba, Elb[read more]

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest: Weathers, Beck
signedWeathers, Beck Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.292, photo frontis, 9 bw photos, blue/white cloth; signed Weathers, Pete Athans, & Jamling Tenzing, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #20164 $175.00
Beck Weathers is widely known as the person who miraculously survived the ferocious storm on Everest in May 1996. As a member of Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team he managed to reach the Balcony but soon lost his vision. His story tells of his climbs on Denali, Popocatepl, Pico de Orizaba, Elbru[read more]

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest: Weathers, Beck
signedWeathers, Beck Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.292, photo frontis, 9 bw photos, blue/white cloth; signed Pete Athans, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #20666 $25.00
Beck Weathers is widely known as the person who miraculously survived the ferocious storm on Everest in May 1996. As a member of Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team he managed to reach the Balcony but soon lost his vision. His story tells of his climbs on Denali, Popocatepl, Pico de Orizaba, Elbru[read more]

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest: Weathers, Beck
Weathers, Beck Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest
2001 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.345, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, wraps; very good+ #26801 $5.00
Beck Weathers is widely known as the person who miraculously survived the ferocious storm on Everest in May 1996. As a member of Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team he managed to reach the Balcony but soon lost his vision. His story tells of his climbs on Denali, Popocatepl, Pico de Orizaba, Elb[read more]

Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest: Webster, Ed
signedWebster, Ed Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest
2000 US 1st trade ed, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 582, photo frontis, 176 color & 282 bw photos, 2 maps, 3 route maps, 8 photo-diagrams, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ pen/date mark to ffep, else fine #17405 $29.95
Webster has seen Everest from all sides as a member of three very different teams. Here are his accounts of his attempt on the West Ridge Direct (1985) as part of a 20-member team, his solo ascent of Everest’s North Peak - Changtse (1986), and his participation in the audacious ascent of the Kangsh[read more]

Wechsberg, Joseph Avalanche!
1958 Knopf NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, else fine #23520 $9.00 $7.20
The amazing story of the 1954 avalanches which destroyed the Austrian village of Blons. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man’s Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See: Weihenmayer, Erik
signedWeihenmayer, Erik Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man’s Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See
2001 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.304, 22 bw photos, blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ price sticker & 1” tear on back, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #25708 $14.95
Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder, and was the first blind man to summit Denali. Soon he became the first blind person to scale El Capitan and then Aconcagua. He then summitted Kilimanjaro, scaled Alberta’s 3000’ Polar Circus, reached the top of Nepal’s Ama Dablam,[read more]

Weiss, Jurg Klippen und Klufte
1954 Orell Fussli Zurich 8vo, pp.155, 17 bw photos, grey cloth; stamped Robert Underhill, cloth fine #15830 $9.00 $7.20
To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Brief History of British Mountaineering: Wells, Colin
Wells, Colin A Brief History of British Mountaineering
2001 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.vii, 120, 74 color & 75 bw photos, 11 sketches, photo eps, wraps; edges ruffled, vg #23035 $24.00
This nicely done book covers the full range of British mountaineering from 1850 to today. Includes profiles of a number of British climbers including Chris Bonington, Joe Brown, Mick Fowler, Leo Houlding, Paul Pritchard, Doug Scott, and others.[read more]

signedWells, Colin A Brief History of British Mountaineering
2001 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.vii, 120, 74 color & 75 bw photos, 11 sketches, photo eps, wraps; signed Chris Bonington, new #22131 $35.00
This nicely done book covers the full range of British mountaineering from 1850 to today. Includes profiles of a number of British climbers including Chris Bonington, Joe Brown, Mick Fowler, Leo Houlding, Paul Pritchard, Doug Scott, and others.[read more]

The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite: Wessels, Tom
signedWessels, Tom The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America’s Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite
2001 Countryman Press Woodstock 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.203, photo frontis, 11 bw photos, 29 illus, 2 sketches, map, appendices, blue/grey cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27271 $17.95
Wessels synthesizes history, geology, biology, and personal narrative to enhance our understanding and appreciation of these high, wild places - the granite summit balds of North America. He explores the unique and fragile ecosystem that is common to exposed granite expanses from Acadia to Yosemite,[read more]

West, John B. Everest: The Testing Place
1985 McGraw-Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 187, 18 color photos, 8 figures, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18355 $35.00
West led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition which conducted scientific and medical research from base camp up to the summit, reached by five climbers. This is a good book for those interested in the effect of altitude on the body and as a source for other scientific articles. From the c[read more]

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