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The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
New Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name behind front flap, tight, fine #9729 $75.00
Story of the Eiger’s North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. A classic work in mountaineering history. Neate H41.[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
New Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House/NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped/worn, unclipped, good, cloth tight, fine #9733 $9.95
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64.[read more]

Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration: Heggie, Vanessa
New Heggie, Vanessa Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 10 bw photos, 3 bw illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27585 $39.95
During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Heggie presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
New signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US ltd ed 300, 1st, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pale blue cloth; inscribed Andy Politz, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27577 $45.00
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition: Hemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson
New signedHemmleb, Jochen & Eric Simonson Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition
2002 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.206, photo frontis, 13 color & 117 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Hemmleb, tight, near fine #22430 $14.95
The story of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine expedition is a step-back-in-time look at a number of the earlier Everest expeditions. The team managed to find early camps and uncovered archeological material from the '22, '24, and '33 British teams and the '60 and '75 Chinese expeditions. The team also ma[read more]

Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image: Heuer, Christopher P.
New Heuer, Christopher P. Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 26 bw photos, 44 illus, 3 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27592 $32.95
European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, sun-drenched populations for Europeans to mythologize or exploit. Yet between 1500 and 1700 one region upended all of these conventions in travel writing, science, and, most unexpectedly[read more]

Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit: Hibbert, Ian
New Hibbert, Ian Alpamayo to Everest: It’s Not about the Summit
2015 US 8vo, pp.ix, 242, 50 bw photos, wraps; new #27593 $29.95
Hibbert chronicles his adventures climbing the world’s highest mountains in this gripping series of tales that reveals the power of grit, determination, and will. Filled with pictures, these memoirs delve into the challenges he overcame climbing the exotic mountains of the South American Andes, Nepa[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]

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain: Jordan, Jennifer
New Jordan, Jennifer Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 303, 23 bw photos, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj bumped, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ some pen notations, tight, fine #24617 $9.95
At the beginning of the 2004 climbing season, ninety women had successfully summited Everest, but only five female climbers had reached the top of K2. Today, all of those brave pioneers are dead. In 1986 Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman ever to reach the summit of K2 and was [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]

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership: Levine, Alison
New Levine, Alison On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
2014 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 242, 39 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26641 $26.95 $14.95
Levine has climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both North and South Pole. Her first Everest attempt (2002) fell only 300 feet shy of the summit due to weather but she finally succeeded in 2010. Her ability to achieve these goals is all the more impressive as she has Raynaud’s Disease which can in[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]

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: Maynard, Jeff
New Maynard, Jeff Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 253, 29 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, gray/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27588 $27.95
By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp’s[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]

In the World's Attic: Merrick, Henrietta Sands
New signedMerrick, Henrietta Sands In the World's Attic
1934 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 259, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color illus, 57 bw photos, fldg map, appendix, photo eps, red cloth; inscribed ‘To Mr Philip Rosenbach with the author’s compliments Henrietta Sands Merrick, cloth rubbed, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #26471 $65.00
Adventures in Kashmir and Ladakh. Yak M155.[read more]

Wild: oder der Letzte Trip auf Erden [Wild: or the Last Trip on Earth]: Messner, Reinhold
New Messner, Reinhold Wild: oder der Letzte Trip auf Erden [Wild: or the Last Trip on Earth]
2019 Germany 1st, 16mo, pp.357, 56 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27590 $19.95
Messner recounts Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) focusing on Frank Wild. Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. In 1914, Wild,[read more]

K2: Mountain of Mountains: Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna
New Messner, Reinhold & Alessandro Gogna K2: Mountain of Mountains
1981 Oxford NY 1st, 4to, pp.175, photo frontis, 150 color & 31 bw photos, 9 maps/sketches, photo eps, grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #27582 $24.95
A hard book to find on Messner’s K2 ascent. Includes a history of attempts and ascents and is chock-full of pictures. Neate M89, Yak M171.[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]

Einer Geht immer Voraus: Mutschlechner, Friedl
New signedMutschlechner, Friedl Einer Geht immer Voraus
1993 Rother München 2nd, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 149 color & 13 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hans Kammerlander & Reinhold Messner, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #20458 $195.00
A great, large-format, tribute book to one of Germany’s top mountaineers. Mutschlechner was a prolific climber, making the ascent of three 8000m peaks with Reinhold Messner. His expeditions included K2 (1979), Shishapangma (1981), Kangchenjunga (1982), Cho Oyu (1982), Dhaulagiri (1984), and Makalu ([read more]

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