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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]

K2: La Vetta Infranta [K2: The Shattered Peak]: Tessarolo, Claudio
Tessarolo, Claudio K2: La Vetta Infranta [K2: The Shattered Peak]
2007 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.255, 194 color & 2 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25987 $79.95
Account of the 2007 Italian K2 Freedom expedition to the Abruzzi Ridge. Three members of this strong team reached the summit with one disappearing on the descent. Nicely illustrated. In Italian, no English translation. This book weighs three pounds.[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]

Theberge, John, ed Kluane: The Pinnacle of the Yukon
1980 Doubleday Toronto 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 175, photo frontis, 66 color & 82 bw photos, sketches, 6 tables, 8 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ tear top spine, else fine, cloth fine. #23889 $25.00
A nice book on the Kluane National Park, home to the St. Elias Mountains. Includes chapters on the Elements, Living Things, and Man. Also has a chapter on Mountaineering in the St. Elias Mountains by Walter Wood, with a number of his photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvi[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]

A Climber’s Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Climber’s Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada
1953 AAC [NY] rev ed, 16mo, pp.xx, 323, red cloth; cloth w/ name on fep, else fine #27245 $24.95
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American Alpine Club LibraryThorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ top spine chipped, former label mark bottom spine, lib label on front cover, remnant of Thorington bookplate, DPL & AAC/Thorington bookplates, DPL stamp to title/copyright page & top edge, pen additions in back in Thorington’s hand, tight, vg #24961 $75.00 $67.50
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29. Thorington, James Monroe (1894 – 1989) – AAC President (1941-43), Honorary Member (1949), member Alpine Club (honorary), Alpine Club of Canada (honorary), Deutschen und Österreichisc[read more]

A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe A Survey of Early American Ascents In the Alps In the Nineteenth Century
1943 AAC [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 83, frontis, 43 bw illus, red cloth; cloth w/ some rubbing to spine text, tight, fine #24960 $75.00
A detailed account of ascents from 1819 to 1899 derived from original accounts, diaries, letters, etc. Neate T29.[read more]

The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies 1914-1924
1925 Lea Philadelphia 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.xxii, 310, photo frontis, 107 bw photos, 7 panoramas, 6 maps (3 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth bright, tight, lg map in back w/ 1 tear, maps w/ orig folds, fine #24959 $195.00
Thorington was president of the American Alpine Club from 1941-3 and author of several works focusing on the Canadian Rockies. This copy is unnumbered. A classic work. Neate T26.[read more]

The Purcell Range of British Columbia: Thorington, J. Monroe
Thorington, J. Monroe The Purcell Range of British Columbia
1946 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.152, photo frontis, 78 bw photos, 9 maps (1 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears, fine #11059 $195.00
A Canadian classic, includes the Bugaboo Mountains and Snowpatch Spire. Scarce. Neate T28.[read more]

To a Mountain in Tibet: Thubron, Colin
signedThubron, Colin To a Mountain in Tibet
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.227, map, uncut, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27502 $29.00
This is the account of a journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind. To both Buddhists and Hindus it is the mystic heart of the world and an ancient site of pilgrimage. It has never been climbed. Even today, under Chinese dominati[read more]

Thür, Hans & H. Hanke Sieg am Nanga Parbat
1954 Andermann München 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 16 bw photos, illus, map, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, vg, cloth fine. #21992 $20.00
A history of attempts on Nanga Parbat, scene of numerous German attempts and disaster. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Thür, Hans & H. Hanke Sieg über den Everest
1953 Andermann München 1st, 8vo, pp.64, 15 bw photos, illus, map, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine. #22093 $29.00
A history of attempts on Everest. In German, no English translation.[read more]

signedThybony, Scott The Rockies: Pillar of a Continent
1996 National Geographic Washington 1st, 4to, pp.200, photo frontis, 115 color photos, color map, blue cloth; signed Tom Hornbein, dj fine, cloth w/ inscription to Hornbein, fine. #24035 $19.00
A nicely done Geographic book covering the Rockies from New Mexico to Alberta.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; dj spine/back darkened, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #11464 $495.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods
1957 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.196, photo frontis, 4 color & 33 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, tan cloth; cloth tight, fine #25572 $195.00
The 1954 first ascent of Cho Oyu was by the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. This is an important book for those interested in the Himalaya and one that is getting quite hard to find. Neate T31, Yak T71.[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
signedTichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1955 Buchgemeinschaft Donauland Wien 1st thus, 8vo, pp.243, 4 color & 36 bw photos, map, map eps, appendix, grey cloth; inscribed Tichy 1960, dj w/ edge chips & hole in spine, vg-, cloth fine #25435 $225.00 $175.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]: Tichy, Herbert
Tichy, Herbert Cho Oyu: Gnade der Götter [Cho Oyu: Grace of the Gods]
1957 Ullstein Wien rep, 8vo, pp.157, 22 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #20495 $25.00
This is the German edition of Tichy’s classic book ‘Cho Oyu: By Favour of the Gods’ recounting the first ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954. The summit was reached by Tichy, Pasang, and Joseph Jöchler. This was the smallest team to make a first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. In German.[read more]

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