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342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses: Desmaison, René
New signedDesmaison, René 342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses
1975 Flammarion Paris rep, 8vo, pp.201, 36 bw photos, wraps; inscribed, near fine #24625 $39.00
Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. This is his account of his ascent of a new winter route on the Walker Spur of the Grand Jorasses. His partner Serge Gousseault died during the ascent and Desmaison had to be rescued, barely surv[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
New signedDickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Alan Hinkes, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25888 $79.00 $69.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
New signedDickinson, Matt The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1999 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xx, 233, photo frontis, 35 color photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25673 $35.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Diemberger, Kurt
New signedDiemberger, Kurt Kurt Diemberger Omnibus
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.864, 15 color & 50 bw photos, 9 maps, 11 sketches, chart, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12939 $45.00
Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. Here is a terrific collection of his three great books - “Summits & Secrets”, “The Endless Knot”, and “Spirits of the Air”.[read more]

Spirits of the Air: Diemberger, Kurt
New signedDiemberger, Kurt Spirits of the Air
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 344, 8 color & 32 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9626 $35.00
Diemberger's latest autobiography reminisces about his early climbs, Lapland, the Amazon, Buhl, Tullis, and more. Now out of print SB D16.[read more]

Summits and Secrets: Diemberger, Kurt
New signedDiemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ light wear top/bottom spine, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ erasure mark to title page, tight, fine #26381 $275.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. The second printing is nearly identical to the first but has a price of BP6.95, vs.[read more]

The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny: Diemberger, Kurt
New signedDiemberger, Kurt The Endless Knot: K2, Mountain of Dreams and Destiny
1991 Grafton London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 308, 38 color & 40 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, photo eps, gray cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23670 $65.00
Diemberger recounts his and Julie Tullis’ association with K2 and their struggle to survive during the tragic summer of 1986. An important book about a complex story.[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak with Kangchenjunga Climbed. 50th anniversary program: Evans, Charles
New signedEvans, Charles Kangchenjunga: The Untrodden Peak with Kangchenjunga Climbed. 50th anniversary program
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 187, color frontis, 4 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, 5 diagrams, appendices, black cloth. Anniversary program - pp.12, 5 color & 5 bw photos, wraps; signed 5 - George Band, Joe Brown, Norman Hardie (pasted in), John Jackson, & Tony Streather, dj yellowing on back, unclipped, fine, cloth w/ light spine fading, spotting to edges, tight, near fine #26005 $695.00
Program signed 7 - George Band, Joe Brown, Charles Clarke, Norman Hardie, John Jackson, Doug Scott, & Tony Streather, fine Account of the British first ascent of Kangchenjunga in 1955. This copy is signed by the successful first summit team of Band and Brown as well as the second summit team of H[read more]

Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
New signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
New signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

Direttissima: The Eiger Assault: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
New signedGillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Direttissima: The Eiger Assault
1966 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 174, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Gillman & Chris Bonington, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9697 $125.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
New signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

Rope Boy: Gray, Dennis
New signedGray, Dennis Rope Boy
1970 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Joe Brown, dj w/ small chip lower corner, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #23041 $89.00
Gray's autobiography describes many climbs with Joe Brown and Don Whillans. Includes chapter on an expedition to Gauri Sankar with Whillans. NeateG46, YakG120.[read more]

Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet: Green, Jonathan
New Green, Jonathan Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 272, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, grey/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25534 $26.95 $19.00
Green recounts the tragic tale of September 30, 2006 when Chinese border guards near Cho Oyu opened fire on a group of Tibetans attempting to flee to Nepal via the Nanga La. Intertwined are the accounts of Tibetan refugees and Western mountaineers, primarily Luis Benitez, headed for the summit. A mo[read more]

Alfred Gregory's Everest: Gregory, Alfred
New signedGregory, Alfred Alfred Gregory's Everest
1993 Constable London 1st, 4to, pp.183, frontis, 112 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj small marks to back cover, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #24012 $125.00 $95.00
Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first ascent this is a great addition to the literature. Gregory was the official photographer and many of his black and white photos presented here in this large-format book have not been published previously. SB G15. To see all of our Sale[read more]

White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest: Hall, Lincoln
New signedHall, Lincoln White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest
1985 Weldons McMahons Point 1st, 4to, pp.262, photo frontis, 199 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22485 $79.00
Excellent photos of this 1984 expedition which made the first ascent of the Great Colouir route. Both Tim McCartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer summitted very late in the day. Hard to find. Neate H14, SB H04.[read more]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
New Hansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26441 $34.99 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
New signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father: Harlin, John III
New signedHarlin, John III The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 283, 69 bw photos, bw map, black/blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24632 $27.00 $15.00
Harlin was just nine when his acclaimed father was killed in a fall while attempting the direttissima of the notorious Eiger in 1966. Having promised his mother to not become an alpine climber, he held off the pull of the mountain until 2005 when, with an experienced team and IMAX cameras, he faced [read more]

A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga: Harper, Stephen
New Harper, Stephen A Fatal Obsession: The Women at Cho Oyu – A Reporting Saga
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 117, 20 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24704 $55.00
This is a revised and expanded edition of Harper’s original work, ‘Lady Killer Peak’, which tells the story of Claude Kogan’s tragic 1959 all-women’s expedition to Cho Oyu (26,750’). Kogan was an exceptional climber having set a women’s altitude record with the first ascent of Nun Kun (23,410’ 1953)[read more]

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