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The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
New Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
New Bettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24772 $85.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a very nice copy of a very scarce book. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
New signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26820 $35.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure: Coffey, Maria
New signedCoffey, Maria Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 234, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24698 $29.00
Climbers who court danger in the world’s highest places risk far more than their own skins. When tragedy strikes, what happens to the people who love them? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude climber? This ground-breaking book violates a central taboo of extreme advent[read more]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
New signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27491 $65.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

The Ascent of Everest: Hunt, John
New signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1953 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Hunt & Alfred Gregory, dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #9795 $195.00
The amazing story of the 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. Copies signed by Gregory are less common. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
New signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber: Lee, Chip
New signedLee, Chip On Edge: The Life and Climbs of Henry Barber
1982 AMC Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 291, 90 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Henry Barber & David Roberts, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27495 $49.00
Biography of American rock climber Barber. He was with Rob Taylor on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall when Taylor fell necessitating a difficult withdrawal. This was co-written with David Roberts and Kenneth Andrasko. Neate L30.[read more]

Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV: Maraini, Fosco
New Maraini, Fosco Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV
1961 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 58 color & 50 bw photos, 20 maps/drawings, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #18963 $165.00
Account of the 1958 Italian first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (K3), with excellent photos throughout. GIV, while barely under the 8000m mark at 7925m, is more difficult than some higher peaks and has seen few ascents. One of my favorites. This UK edition is less common than the US edition. Neate M47,[read more]

Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston
2007 US 1st, Special Edition Hardcover, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 54 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed McDonald, Bob Craig, & Charlie Houston, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bumps to corners, else new plus 43 minute DVD #26498 $185.00
This was a long-overdue book on one of America’s great mountain heroes. Charlie Houston led an amazingly full life - mountaineer, high-altitude physiologist, family doctor, educator, mentor, and more. Through extensive interviews and research, McDonald traces Houston’s life and career. His early cli[read more]

The Challenge of Rainier: Molenaar, Dee
New signedMolenaar, Dee The Challenge of Rainier
1971 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 332, 100+ bw photos, drawings, blue cloth; signed Molenaar & Fred Beckey, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26472 $135.00
Molenaar, an expert mountain artist, provides an excellent history of the northwest's highest peak. A must-have classic for any Rainier climber. See Neate M128.[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
New signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: Roper, Robert
New Roper, Robert Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 306, photo frontis, 13 color & 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22327 $29.00
Unsoeld was one of America’s great mountaineers. Roper focuses primarily on Unsoeld’s 1963 Everest and 1976 Nanda Devi expeditions. It was on the latter that Unsoeld lost his daughter Nanda Devi Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: Roper, Steve
New signedRoper, Steve Fifty Classic Climbs of North America
1979 Sierra Club SF 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 324, 189 bw photos, 7 maps, tan cloth; signed Chris Jones on interior page, cloth tight, fine #27500 $89.00
Nice copies of this scarce first edition are increasingly hard to find. A classic.[read more]

Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition: Roskelley, John
New signedRoskelley, John Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition
1987 Stackpole Harrisburg 3rd, 8vo, pp.240, map frontis, 71 bw photos, map, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj spine faded, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24486 $35.00
The 1976 Nanda Devi expedition, led by Willi Unsoeld, succeeding in scaling the mountain but tragedy struck when Unsoeld's daughter, Nanda Devi, suddenly died. This is Roskelley’s account of an expedition that unraveled in the face of adversity yet pulled together to reach the top. Dee Molenaar ha[read more]

Stories Off the Wall: Roskelley, John
New signedRoskelley, John Stories Off the Wall
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 32 color & 24 bw photos, red cloth; signed, dj w/ slight spine fade, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10061 $45.00
A fine collection of stories from the Cascades and Yosemite to the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Russian Pamirs. Out of print in hardcover. SB R002.[read more]

Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington: Sainsbury, George R.
New signedSainsbury, George R. Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington
1961 AAC NY 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.xii, 386, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 70 sketches, 13 maps, appendix, red cloth; signed Fred Beckey & Dee Molenaar, cloth tight, fine #25744 $85.00
Based on a previous edition of Fred Beckey’s classic first book published in 1949. With illustrations by Dee Molenaar.[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
New signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed Richard Sale, Qader Saeed, Marcus Schmuck’s 2 sons, & Fritz Wintersteller, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27132 $195.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s P[read more]

The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain: Sale, Richard
New signedSale, Richard The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 32 color & 22 bw photos, 2 tables, appendices, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25848 $45.00
K2 is one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit. Many of t[read more]

A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl: Salkeld, Audrey
New Salkeld, Audrey A Portrait of Leni Riefenstahl
1996 Cape London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 312, 30 bw photos, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13603 $25.00
Riefenstahl is best known for her work as a director and producer of award-winning Nazi propaganda films but she also produced a number of climbing films in the 1930s.[read more]

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