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Fritz Wiessner 1900 – 1988: [Wiessner, Fritz]
[Wiessner, Fritz] Fritz Wiessner 1900 – 1988
2000 Sächsischer Dresden 1st, 8vo, pp.104, photo frontis, 12 color & 51 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #25319 $150.00 $95.00
A relatively scarce biography of this great climber. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Reaching Beyond the Clouds: From Undiagnosed to Climbing Mt. Everest: Abbott, Cindy L.
signedAbbott, Cindy L. Reaching Beyond the Clouds: From Undiagnosed to Climbing Mt. Everest
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 247, 33 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25825 $16.95
In 2007, Abbott was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis, a rare and potentially life-threatening blood vessel disease. Three years later she reached the summit of Everest, via the South Side, as a member of a Mountain Trip expedition led by Scott Woolums. Her preparations for Everest included [read more]

Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]: Abelein, Manfred
Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit[read more]

The Complete Mountaineer: Abraham, George D.
Abraham, George D. The Complete Mountaineer
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 493, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 74 bw photos, green cloth; cloth corners rubbed, nick to back cover, pencil name, rear hinge cracked, vg #26377 $65.00 $35.00
Abraham, along with his brother, was largely responsible for development of rock climbing in the Lake Disrict and pioneered many climbs. This is a major instructional work of the period. Neate A03. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Abramson, Howard S. Hero In Disgrace: The Life of Arctic Explorer Frederick A. Cook
1991 Paragon House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 250, 23 bw photos, map, green/white cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #14438 $27.00
The author asserts Cook did reach the North Pole, as well as the summit of McKinley.[read more]

Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition: Adams, Lieutenant Harry
Adams, Lieutenant Harry Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition
1932 Donohue, Chicago NY 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, green cloth; cloth spine somewhat darkened, some toning to prelims as usual, very good #9001 $25.00
Adams was second mate on the 'Bolling' during Byrd's first Antarctic expedition in 1928-30. Spence 8.[read more]

Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]: Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani
Agnolotti, Giuseppe & Giorgio Pettigiani Cordigliera: Tra Cielo e Ghiaccio [Cordillera: Between Sky and Ice]
[1979] Stampa Rattero Torino 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.126, 64 color & 33 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #24408 $75.00
A primarily photographic look at the Andes from the Santa Marta region in Columbia in the north to Sarmiento, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Agnolotti led a number of expeditions to the Andes with three (1969, 1971 and 1972) to try the west peak of Sarmiento. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Faces of Everest: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Faces of Everest
1982 Vikas Pub House Pvt Ltd New Delhi 2nd, 4to, pp.xxiv, 244, 86 color & 52 bw photos, 24 maps/drawings, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ some wear top/bottom spine & corners, 2 delamination spots on flaps, unclipped, else vg, cloth w/ former tape marks to back cover, near fine #23920 $29.00
The history of Everest from its discovery in 1855. This second edition is updated with events through 1980.[read more]

Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer: Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S.
Ahluwalia, Major H. P. S. Higher than Everest: Memoirs of a Mountaineer
1975 Vikas Delhi 4th, 8vo, pp.viii, 186, 33 bw photos, map, appendix, black cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, fine #23640 $45.00
Ahluwalia reached the summit of Everest during the third Indian expedition of 1965. He recounts not only this expedition but also his experiences in the Indo-Pakistan war where, four months after Everest, he was critically wounded. Neate A21.[read more]

Touching Upon the Himalaya: Excursions and Inquiries: Aitken, Bill
Aitken, Bill Touching Upon the Himalaya: Excursions and Inquiries
2004 India 1st, 8vo, pp.168, sketches, wraps; new. #23800 $29.00
Published to commemorate the 60th volume of the Himalayan Journal, this is a collection of Aitken’s HJ articles covering a variety of subjects and areas about the Himalaya. Aitken is one of several leading authors who have contributed articles to the HJ.[read more]

The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures: Albert, Marvin H.
Albert, Marvin H. The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures
1957 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 175, map frontis, 15 bw chapter illus, grey/green cloth; dj rubbed, some foxing, good+, cloth w/ toning to eps, vg #26926 $19.00
Albert was primarily an American novelist but he did produce a few non-fiction titles. Here is his biography of Shackleton and his expeditions. Renard, 10, Rosove 1001, Spence 10.[read more]

In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge: Allan, Sandy
signedAllan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m[read more]

Mount Hood: The Deep Blue Zone - Story of the 2006 Climbing Tragedy: Allen, Hubert A. Jr.
signedAllen, Hubert A. Jr. Mount Hood: The Deep Blue Zone - Story of the 2006 Climbing Tragedy
2007 Albuquerque 1st, 8vo, pp.112, 14 bw photos, 2 figs, 4 tables, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24653 $23.95
Allen answers many of the questions and misconceptions left by the media following the tragic deaths of three climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood in December, 2006. He uses media accounts, interviews with searchers and rescuers, weather forensics, and a re-enactment of the climb to provide us with the [read more]

Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest: Allison, Stacy
Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ small mark to ffep, else fine #9369 $15.00 $4.25
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest: Allison, Stacy
signedAllison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #14326 $29.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000.[read more]

Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest: Allison, Stacy
Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #24192 $25.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000.-[read more]

Alpine Club (AC). Alpine Club Library Catalogue: Books and Periodicals
1982 Cordee London 1st, v1, 4to, pp.viii, 230, , softbound; new. #9370 $39.00
A complete listing of the thousands of holdings (books, guides, periodicals) of the Alpine Club Library as of March, 1979. The first such listing since 1899. Excellent reference. Neate b02.[read more]

Alpine Club. Ball, John, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club
1860 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 5th, 8vo, pp.xiii, 328 + 24 ads, fldg map frontis, 7 color fldg maps, 4 figs, appendices, original ½ red cloth w/ gilt vignette on cover, red calf spine w/ gilt lettering; dedication inscription to Ad Carter from Milton Academy Class of 1949, with Ad’s bookplate, previous contemporary bookplate of Wm. Spencer Child, spine quite rubbed, maps fine w/ original folds, vg. #23648 $225.00
This is the first of a series of three very important works detailing outings by various members of the Alpine Club. This series contains a wealth of information on early ascents and led directly to the publication of the Alpine Journal. Neate calls this ‘one of the most famous titles in mountaine[read more]

Alpine Club. Ball, John, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club
1859 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 3rd, 8vo, pp.xx, 532, color frontis, 7 color lithographs, 24 woodcuts, 9 maps (1 color fldg), appendix, marbled edges & eps, full brown calf boards w/ gilt-dec spine/edges & raised bands, green morocco label on spine; boards rubbed on bands & wear to covers, name, vg+, fldg map fine w/ original folds. #23436 $295.00
This third edition incorporates a new preface (in addition to the original) and several corrections to the text and maps. This copy contains beautifully marbled endpapers.[read more]

Alps. Alpe Neige Rock 1961
1961 Librairie Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 3 color & 84 bw (3 fldg) photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, small split top spine, name, vg+. #23497 $35.00
This annual edition of Alpe Neige Rock includes articles by Bates (photos by Washburn), Rebuffat, and others, with a nice section on the Antarctic. The large-format photos are particularly striking. In French.[read more]

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