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Forbush and the Penguins: Billing, Graham
Billing, Graham Forbush and the Penguins
1965 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 1st, 8vo, pp.191, olive/white dec cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name & name sticker, vg #25711 $4.00
Novel. The tale of a young New Zealand biologist who volunteers to live alone in an Antarctic hut for five months in order to record the habits of a dying colony of penguins.[read more]

Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]: Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto
Bini, Gianfranco & Guido Machetto Annapurna: Spedizione Italiana nel Nepal: [Annapurna: Italian Expedition in Nepal]
1974 Edizioni Virginia - Pero Milano 1st, oblong 8vo, [pp.179], 141 color photos, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9510 $65.00
This is largely a photographic account of the 1973 Italian expedition to Annapurna. The 11-member team followed the French first-ascent route up to Camp II on a plateau and then broke off in a new direction up the NW Spur. They had established Camp III and IV and reached 23,125’ when a storm broke. [read more]

Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High: Birkby, Robert
Birkby, Robert Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 342, 32 color & 3 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24963 $24.95
Birkby, one of Fischer’s close friends, provides a vivid, candid biography of who Scott really was and what led him to the top of Everest. A natural mountaineer blessed with tremendous physical strength and willpower, Scott thrived on the challenges of climbing, the beauty of the high country, and [read more]

Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement: Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod
Birkett, Bill & Bill Peascod Women Climbing: 200 Years of Achievement
1990 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, frontis, 46 bw photos, sketch, appendices, wraps; fine #19016 $9.00
One of the few books devoted to women mountaineers. This profiles Lucy Walker, Miriam O’Brien, Loulou Boulaz, Nea Morin, Gwen Moffat, Claude Kogan, Junk Tabei, Molly Higgins, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Catherine Destivelle, Jill Lawrence, and Louise Sheperd.[read more]

Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas: Bishop, John Melville
Bishop, John Melville An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
1978 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 30 bw photos, green/yellow cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25016 $9.00 $7.20
A young couple’s year-long stay in a Nepalese village to study the langur monkey. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]: Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Bizzaro, Leonardo, Alessandro Gogna, & Carlo Alberto Pinelli K2: Uomini – Esplorazioni – Imprese [K2: Men – Explorations – Enterprises]
2004 Italy 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 125 color & 118 bw photos, 9 color & 1 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; original paper band around dj, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #23611 $75.00
A lovely, profusely-illustrated, large-format book published by the Italian Alpine Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2. Beginning with the early work and explorations of Godwin-Austen, Conway, Crowley, and the Duke of the Abruzii, the book includes the three American e[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Bjaaland, Olav
Bjaaland, Olav Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 21 color & 180 bw photos, 2 color maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27541 $24.95
Bjaaland (1873-1961) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12) which was the first to reach the South Pole. He was a member of the land party, a ski champion, a skilled carpenter, and was one of five to reach the pole itself. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) w[read more]

Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology: Blake, E. Vale
Blake, E. Vale Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology
1874 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.486, 6 pgs ads, frontis, 76 illus, map, appendix, gilt-lettered & dec pebbled green cloth; cloth somewhat darkened, top spine pulled, hinges weakening, very good #26929 $95.00
Charles Francis Hall’s North Polar Expedition (1871-73) intended to be the first to reach the North Pole. It was troubled throughout by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership. Hall himself died of suspected arsenic poisoning following a sledge journey. The expedition did manage to reach [read more]

Hem Fet el Cim!: Segona Expedició Caixa de Barcelona a l’Everest [We Made the Summit!: Second Expedition Caixa de Barcelona to Everest]: Blanch, Conrad & Joan Massons
Blanch, Conrad & Joan Massons Hem Fet el Cim!: Segona Expedició Caixa de Barcelona a l’Everest [We Made the Summit!: Second Expedition Caixa de Barcelona to Everest]
1986 Edicions 62 Barcelona 1st, 4to, pp.236, 171 color (4 fldg) & 4 bw photos, 4 charts, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #20505 $64.95
This account of the 1985 Everest Catalan Expedition is one of the nicest Everest books I’ve seen with great photo coverage of the North Ridge, especially up high. The large team placed six members on the summit all without supplemental oxygen, following four unsuccessful attempts, and was the second[read more]

Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain: Blessed, Brian
signedBlessed, Brian Brian Blessed on Everest - The Turquoise Mountain
1991 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 28 color & 2 bw photos, 2 color map sketches, red cloth; signed David Breashears, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #8511 $39.00
Blessed, an English actor, tries to follow Mallory and Irvine’s route, wearing period clothing, as a member of the 1990 BBC Everest Expedition. He later attempted Everest again in 1993 and 1996. Breashears acted as cinematographer and assistant director on this expedition. SB B20.[read more]

Blessed, Brian To the Top of the World
1995 Smithmark NY 1st, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 95 color & 47 bw photos, map, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20669 $39.00
Blessed has been to Everest three times and here presents a brief history plus an account of the 1993 British North Face Expedition. David Breashears served as film-maker on this expedition.[read more]

signedBlock, Andreas Manaslu 8163 Meter: Seele des Himalaya
1988 Block Dortmund 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, frontis, 20 color photos, 14 watercolors, many bw sketches, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #16900 $55.00
Account of the 1987 Austrian Manaslu expedition which placed three members on the summit via the Northeast Face. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Annapurna: A Woman's Place: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Annapurna: A Woman's Place
1980 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 256, 12 color & 110 bw photos, 3 maps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth tight, fine #9517 $39.00
Story of 1978 first women’s ascent of an 8000er and the first US ascent of Annapurna. This is one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s 100 top adventure books of all time. Neate B117, Yak B191.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9519 $27.00 $22.95
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193. To see all of our Sale Items,
Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26490 $65.00
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193.[read more]

The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; dj w/ edge tears, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ 2 pages w/ ink comment, else fine #12011 $9.00 $7.65
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker of Changabang’s West Wall (6864m) in India’s Garhwal Himalaya. It was considered the most outstanding lightweight Himalayan climb achieved to date. This was the first of a number of difficult climbs the pair would make together. This UK[read more]

signedBoardman, Peter The Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall
1978 Leisure Circle London rep, 8vo, pp.192, 12 color & 15 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj w/ rubbing bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine. #19493 $75.00
The amazing 1976 alpine-style ascent by Boardman and Joe Tasker. This UK edition has some color photos which were black and white in the US edition. Winner of the 1979 John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. This edition is identical to the first UK edition. See Neate B120, Yak B192.[read more]

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