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The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans: Perrin, Jim
New signedPerrin, Jim The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans
2005 UK 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, black cloth; signed Perrin & Joe Brown, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24143 $175.00
The award-winning biography of noted British mountaineer Don Whillans! Whillans made a number of outstanding climbs and was a member of numerous expeditions – Central Pillar of Freney with Bonington (1961), Annapurna South Face with Haston (1970), International Everest Expedition with Haston (1971),[read more]

Within Reach: My Everest Story: Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin
New Pfetzer, Mark & Jim Galvin Within Reach: My Everest Story
1998 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 18 color photos, red/black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14265 $16.95 $7.95
Mark Pfetzer tells of his introduction to climbing at an early age and ‘youngest to summit’ records on Pisco, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. He has also attempted Everest via both the north and south routes. In 1996 he returned as a member of Henry Todd’s Himalayan Guides team. On the[read more]

One Day As A Tiger: Porter, John
New signedPorter, John One Day As A Tiger
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 230, 74 color & 4 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj upper corners w/ light wear, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26763 $45.95 $34.95
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only twenty-eight years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British[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]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
New signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[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]

Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin: Ross, W. Gillies
New Ross, W. Gillies Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 519, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27594 $39.95
Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geog[read more]

The Art of Adventure: Rowell, Galen
New Rowell, Galen The Art of Adventure
1989 Collins SF 1st, 4to, pp.166, 137 color photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ ½” closed tear top, small tear & dent on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, very fine #14470 $9.00
Wild horses thunder across the Patagonian plain...Disheartened climbers retreat from the stormy face of Everest...Buddhist pilgrims fine nirvana in the shadow of a sacred peak...A rainbow touches the golden rooftops of a Tibetan palace...Four men trek 285 agonizing miles across the magnificent isola[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 w/ light ruffling to upper back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25848 $45.00 $39.95
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]

On the Edge of Europe: Mountaineering in the Caucasus: Salkeld, Audrey & Jose Luis Bermudez
New Salkeld, Audrey & Jose Luis Bermudez On the Edge of Europe: Mountaineering in the Caucasus
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 20 bw photos, 4 maps, drawing, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #3582 $25.00 $10.00
The author's have collected the best writings of Freshfield, Mummery, Longstaff, Raeburn, Hunt, Band, Fowler, and others, to produce this very interesting history and reference of the 600-mile Caucasus range from 1869-1986. To see all of our Sale Items, clic[read more]

Four Against Everest: Sayre, Woodrow Wilson
New signedSayre, Woodrow Wilson Four Against Everest
1964 Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.259, 10 color & 25 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed HansPeter Duttle, dj rubbed, wear spot upper rear spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #24288 $195.00
Sayre, and three companions, made an unauthorized Alpine-style attempt on Everest via the North Col in 1962. This is a good read which is often missed in the depth of Everest literature. Copies signed by Swiss expedition member Duttle are very rare. Neate S11, SB S08, Yak S36.[read more]

The Shishapangma Expedition: Scott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre
New signedScott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre The Shishapangma Expedition
1984 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 56 bw photos, 7 maps, sketches, appendices, grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10094 $79.00
Account of the 1982 expedition which climbed Shishapangma's south-west face. Also includes an interesting history of Tibet and chronology of expeditions in the Shishapangma region. Winner of the first Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Neate S34.[read more]

Dark Shadows Falling: Simpson, Joe
New signedSimpson, Joe Dark Shadows Falling
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.207, photo frontis, 27 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ nick to bottom first 4 pages, fine #11468 $65.00 $59.00
Joe contrasts the Everest tragedies of 1996 with changes in the moral climate of climbing society. Also includes his 1996 attempt on Pumori. Shortlisted for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

This Game of Ghosts: Simpson, Joe
New signedSimpson, Joe This Game of Ghosts
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Simpson & Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27062 $89.00
Simpson's third book explores fear, the unknown, and climbing friends lost.[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
New signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, 16 color & 7 bw photos, map, map eps, blue/tan cloth; signed Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 pen marks to bottom edge, else tight, fine #12211 $79.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. Bonington wrote the forewa[read more]

Edward Whymper: Smythe, Frank
New Smythe, Frank Edward Whymper
1940 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 330, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 3 facs entries, 3 maps (2 fldg), red cloth; cloth w/ small mark to spine, spine lettering darkened, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24483 $95.00
The only biography of one of the most famous mountaineers. Neate S117.[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
New signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26404 $49.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sen[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
New signedSummers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #21270 $45.00
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall. This first UK har[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
New signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Tabor & Wilcox, dj & cloth new #26503 $75.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Everest: The Cruel Way: Tasker, Joe
New Tasker, Joe Everest: The Cruel Way
1981 Methuen London 1st, 8vo, pp.166, 26 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #18353 $89.00
The 1980-81 winter attempt to climb the West Ridge of Everest without supplemental oxygen. The team, which included the Burgess twins, Brian Hall, Alan Rouse, Pete Thexton, and others, was defeated by horrendous weather. Scarce. Neate T04, SB T03, Yak T07.[read more]

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