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On Top of the World: My Everest Adventure: Vajpai, Arjun w/ Anu Kumar
Vajpai, Arjun w/ Anu Kumar On Top of the World: My Everest Adventure
2010 India 1st, 8vo, pp.112, 16 color photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25871 $17.95
Two months after he had set out, sixteen-year-old Vajpai stood on top of the world, having conquered Mount Everest. At that time, he held the record for being the youngest non-Sherpa person in the world to do so. He is still the youngest Indian to climb the peak. It had indeed been a long journey[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Van der Sleen, Dr. W. G. N. Vier Maanden Kampeeren in den Himalaja [Four Months’ Camping in the Himalayas]
1927 Nijgh & van Ditmar Rotterdam 1st, 8vo, pp.178, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, illus, 3 maps, gold lettered blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ inscription, fine. #21345 $75.00
The original Dutch edition of the classic ‘Four Months’ Camping in the Himalaya’. This copy includes the scarce dust jacket.[read more]

Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Naar Nieuwe Hoogte: Beklimming van de Mount Everest Zonder Zuurstof [To New Heights: Climbing Mount Everest Without Oxygen]
2005 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photos frontis, 199 color photos, 5 maps, wraps; signed, new + DVD #25486 $59.00
Van Rooijen is one of Holland’s top mountaineers. He became the first Dutch person to reach the North Pole (1997), the South Pole (2000), and the summit of Everest (2002 and 2004, both without supplemental oxygen). This covers these four expeditions as well as to Mount Kenya (1996) and K2 (where h[read more]

Surviving K2: Van Rooijen, Wilco
signedVan Rooijen, Wilco Surviving K2
2010 Netherlands 1st, 8vo, pp.165, 85 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, slight corner bump from shipping, else new #25487 $45.00
The 2008 climbing season on K2 ended up being even more tragic than that of 1996. In the end, 11 climbers lost their lives, eight of whom had reached the summit. Van Rooijen, veteran of two prior K2 expeditions, was the leader of the Dutch Norit K2 team. A series of events delayed reaching the su[read more]

Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature: Van Tilburg, Christopher
Van Tilburg, Christopher Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 293, 15 color photos, red cloth; edge mark, else dj & cloth new #26147 $24.95
Tilburg is an emergency room physician, ski patrol doctor, emergency wilderness physician, and member of the Hood River Crag Rats, the oldest mountain rescue team in the country. When his beeper goes off, the call may take him racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, into a blizzard to [read more]

Once Bitten: Vardy, Nigel
Vardy, Nigel Once Bitten
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.167, 18 bw photos, map, wraps; new #25022 $14.95
In 1999, Vardy and two fellow Brits attempted McKinley’s West Rib route. A severe storm trapped them close to the summit in temperatures of -60C. Extensive National Park Service resources were utilized to safely rescue the team. Vardy lost all his toes, fingertips, and nose to frostbite. Followi[read more]

signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Harish Kapadia, new. #22070 $20.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #18859 $16.95 $13.55
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story. To see all of our [read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
New signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed Venables, Dick Renshaw, & Victor Saunders, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18863 $95.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story.[read more]

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya: Venables, Stephen
New signedVenables, Stephen A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 208, 48 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18858 $39.00
The 1992 Indian-British Panch Chuli Expedition made the first ascent of Panch Chuli V (21,750’), and then met with disaster upon descent in the dark. Chris Bonington saw Venables’ headlamp plunging through the darkness and coming to a stop at 19,000’. This is Stephen’s story[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
1999 Odyssey Bath 1st thus, 8vo, pp.236, 26 color & 34 bw photos, 3 maps, diagram, wraps; vg #8809 $7.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as “Everest: Kangshung Face”. SB V04[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
1999 Odyssey Bath 1st thus, 8vo, pp.236, 26 color & 34 bw photos, 3 maps, diagram, wraps; signed Robert Mads Anderson, Paul Teare, Ed Webster, new. #10213 $59.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as "Everest: Kangshung Face". SB V04[read more]

Everest: Alone at the Summit: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Alone at the Summit
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.360, wraps; signed Ed Webster, new. #20792 $19.95
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Originally published as "Everest: Kangshung Face”. SB V04[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23806 $75.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Shortlisted for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering L[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Venables & Ed Webster, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24976 $85.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Venables became the first Briton to climb Everest without su[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1989 Arnold New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.236, 67 color & 34 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth near fine #10215 $69.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. Identical to 1st UK with the addition of the publishers impr[read more]

Everest: Kangshung Face: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen Everest: Kangshung Face
1993 Rupa New Delhi rep, 8vo, pp.256, 31 color photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, bottom spine torn, good+ #26327 $9.00
The amazing story of four climbers, with two support members, who forged a new route on Everest in 1988. This account of the second ascent of Everest’s East, or Kangshung, Face, without sherpa support or supplemental oxygen is a must read. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening w[read more]

Everest: Summit of Achievement: Venables, Stephen
signedVenables, Stephen Everest: Summit of Achievement
2003 UK 1st, oversize 4to, pp.252, photo frontis, 103 color & 197 bw photos, 11 maps (1 color), photo eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj top edge lightly pulled, else dj & cloth new #22900 $75.00
A massive work, weighing over five pounds, done to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. This is beautifully illustrated with many never-before-published photos. It presents the initial early surveys, to the reconnaissance expeditions, all the early attempts, and thru th[read more]

First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs: Venables, Stephen
Venables, Stephen First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 152 color & 59 bw photos, 8 color & 2 bw illus, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine cloth fine #25105 $44.95 $9.00
In this large-format book, Venables takes readers back to a time when there were many mountains yet to be climbed. Using first-hand accounts and archival photographs, he tells the exciting history of world mountaineering by describing in vivid detail 70 first ascents of the most daunting peaks. At t[read more]

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