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Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13411 $13.00 $10.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1999 Pocket Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, wraps; new. #16296 $14.95 $11.95
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua ([read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Wickwire & Bullitt, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25442 $49.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Addicted to Danger: Wickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt
signedWickwire, Jim & Dorothy Bullitt Addicted to Danger
1998 Pocket Books NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 322, 96 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13553 $25.00
Wickwire's memoir details his many accomplishments as one of America's premier high-altitude climber's. Includes his ascent of Mount Rainier's Willis Wall (1971), numerous trips to McKinley (1972, '76, '78, '80, '81, '84, '92), his first attempt and subsequent ascent of K2 (1975, 1978), Aconcagua (1[read more]

Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000: Wielicki, Krzysztof
signedWielicki, Krzysztof Crown of Himalaya: 14 X 8000
1997 Pvt pub Kraków 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.142, 146 color & 2 bw photos, 14 maps, map eps, pictorial boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards tight, very fine #26158 $245.00
In the fall of 1996 Wielicki became the fifth person to climb all 14 8000-metre peaks. Similar in style to Messner's ‘All 14 8000ers’, this has separate chapters on each peak with a route map, history, and account of Wielicki’s own ascent. Only 500 copies printed in English.[read more]

K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]: Wiessner, Fritz
Wiessner, Fritz K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]
1955 Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.54, [18], 19 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ small rub spot top right edge, unclipped, else fine, wraps tight, fine #24359 $395.00
Wiessner led the second American K2 expedition in 1939. The deaths of four members and lack of information concerning events led to much criticism. His only accounts in English were a brief article in the AAJ and then a later article in Appalachia which was extracted from this book. The copyright pa[read more]

Beyond the Icefall: Wilby, Sorrel
Wilby, Sorrel Beyond the Icefall
1989 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.160, color frontis, 110 color & 2 bw photos, pict eps, appendices, pict cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10237 $17.00 $14.45
A large-format account of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition which placed three people on the summit via the South Col route, great photos. SB W13. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Wilby, Sorrel Beyond the Icefall
1989 Cloudcap Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.160, color frontis, 110 color & 2 bw photos, pict eps, appendices, pict cloth; dj & cloth new. #8778 $35.00
A large-format account of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition which placed three people on the summit via the South Col route, great photos. SB W13.[read more]

White Winds: Wilcox, Joe
Wilcox, Joe White Winds
1981 Hwong Los Alamitos 2nd, 8vo, pp.499, 64 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #10240 $29.00
This 1967 ascent of Mt. McKinley resulted in the deaths of seven of the twelve climbers. An interesting study of what can happen when two disparate groups comes together. This was written in responst to Howard Snyder’s account ‘The Hall of the Mountain King’. This is an important addition to the oth[read more]

White Winds: Wilcox, Joe
signedWilcox, Joe White Winds
1981 Hwong Los Alamitos 1st, 8vo, pp.499, 64 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, black cloth; signed, dated 5/18/81 & numbered #138, dj w/ tear to top edge, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10239 $75.00
This 1967 ascent of Mt. McKinley resulted in the deaths of seven of the twelve climbers. An interesting study of what can happen when two disparate groups comes together. This was written in responst to Howard Snyder’s account ‘The Hall of the Mountain King’. This is an important addition to the oth[read more]

White Winds: Wilcox, Joe
signedWilcox, Joe White Winds
1981 Hwong Los Alamitos 2nd, 8vo, pp.499, 64 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, black cloth; inscribed & dated 3/1/97, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #27273 $45.00
This 1967 ascent of Mt. McKinley resulted in the deaths of seven of the twelve climbers. An interesting study of what can happen when two disparate groups comes together. This was written in responst to Howard Snyder’s account ‘The Hall of the Mountain King’. This is an important addition to the oth[read more]

Wilcox, Walter Dwight The Rockies of Canada: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of “Camping in the Canadian Rockies”
1909 Putnam NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.ix, 300, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 37 bw photogravures w/ tissue guards, 3 bw photos, lg fldg map in pocket, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23873 $95.00
Wilcox was an original member of the Alpine Club of Canada who explored the Canadian Rockies in the 1890s. A classic work on this region. Neate remarks that this edition was largely rewritten. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate W73.[read more]

Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O: Wilde, James
Wilde, James Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O
2013 US 8vo, pp.vii, 388, 84 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26911 $34.95
The story of how Wilde’s dream to climb the seven summits transformed into providing clean drinking water to the people of northern Uganda. In 2009, while training for the seven summits, he fell ill with dysentery on Cho Oyu, forcing him to turn back on his attempt to reach the 6th highest peak on t[read more]

Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas: Wilkins, Brian
Wilkins, Brian Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.215, 54 color & 20 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26646 $59.95
Wilkins was one of a number of world-class New Zealand climbers who entered the world stage in the 1950s. In this memoir he shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalaya. He was a member of the New Zealand Alpine Club's 1954 expedition to Baruntse which also included Cha[read more]

Wilkins, Thurman Clarence King: A Biography
1958 MacMillan NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 441, photo frontis, 4 bw photos,black cloth; dj worn, edge tears, good+, cloth fine. #24206 $39.00
King was leader of the Fortieth Parallel survey which measured, mapped, and surveyed an enormous region of the West from eastern Wyoming through Nevada. He convinced Congress to establish the USGS and served as its first director. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his s[read more]

One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2: Wilkinson, Freddie
signedWilkinson, Freddie One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 342, 22 bw photos, white/blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25503 $24.95
When eleven men perished on the slopes of K2 in August 2008, it was one of the deadliest single events in Himalayan climbing, and it made headlines around the world. Yet none of the surviving Western climbers could explain precisely what happened. Their memories were admittedly fogged by exhaustio[read more]

Landscapes of Alaska: Their Geologic Evolution: Williams, Howell, ed
Williams, Howell, ed Landscapes of Alaska: Their Geologic Evolution
1958 Univ California Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 148, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 3 figs, 6 fldg maps, appendix, brown cloth; dj w/ large chips/tears, poor, cloth tight, fine #23788 $11.95
An interesting book, written for the layman, with chapters written by expert geologists covering the mountains, glaciers, moraines, fiords, and islands of Alaska. A number of the glossy bw plates are by Washburn.[read more]

Epic: Stories of Survival from the World’s Highest Peaks: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint Epic: Stories of Survival from the World’s Highest Peaks
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg #25177 $9.00
A terrific anthology with classic works from Bates, Boardman, Child, Climaco, Davidson, Herzog, Hornbein, Houston, Krakauer, Lansing, Matthiessen, Roberts, Shipton, Tasker, Tilman, & Venables.[read more]

High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint High: Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.321, 17 bw photos, wraps; fine #14263 $16.95 $9.00
Another great anthology from Willis encapsulating 75 years of writing about the two highest peaks in the world; from Smythe on Everest, to Bates and Houston on K2, to the present day. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
signedWillis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; signed, corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #24389 $29.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

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