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K2: Challenging the Sky: Diemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani
signedDiemberger, Kurt & Roberto Mantovani K2: Challenging the Sky
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 115 color & 40 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, Charley Mace, Nazir Sabir, dj fine, cloth fine #23581 $145.00
A beautiful large-format book detailing the history of K2 through 1995 in both word and image.[read more]

Photographing Himalayas: Dillwali, Ashok
signedDillwali, Ashok Photographing Himalayas
[2009] New Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.130, 100 color photos, wraps; signed, new #25283 $45.00
Dillwali is a professional photographer with numerous trips to the Himalaya. Here he presents his tips for photography in the mountains together with a selection of his photos.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj small tear, near fine, cloth w/ name, fine #9629 $69.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Dingle, dj fine, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24277 $59.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tears back cover, near fine, cloth fine #24826 $45.00 $40.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings f[read more]

Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry
Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13595 $29.00 $24.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing any [read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan: Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary
Dingle, Graeme & Peter Hillary First Across the Roof of the World: The First-Ever Traverse of the Himalayas - 5,000 kilometres from Sikkim to Pakistan
1984 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland reprint, 8vo, pp.232, 93 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, appendices, wraps; fine #16821 $29.00
An amazing story of a ten-month journey traversing the Himalaya chain in 1981.[read more]

To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration: Dippel, John V. H.
Dippel, John V. H. To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 15 bw photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27366 $27.95
From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. What drove these men to undertake these seemingly impossible journeys? In this deeply researche[read more]

Dittert, René Passion des Hautes Cimes
1952 Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 12 bw photos, 6 sketches, 3 maps, wraps; partially unopened, vg+. #18702 $29.00
Dittert’s autobiography prior to his participation in the Swiss Everest expeditions of 1952. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10890 $35.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Dittert, René, G. Chevalley & R. Lambert Forerunners to Everest: The Story of the Two Swiss Expeditions of 1952
1954 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, color frontis, 27 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip front affecting title, good+, cloth fine #9631 $29.00
The Swiss, and Tenzing, came very close to success and paved the way for the British to follow in the following year. This makes a good companion volume to the SFAR photo book "Everest: The Swiss Everest Expedition". Neate D32, SB D18, Yak C87.[read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

Dodge, Ernest S. Northwest by Sea
1961 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 348, 3 maps, map eps, dec yellow cloth; cloth fine. #22250 $9.00
A nicely done history of the search for the Northwest Passage from Cabot in 1497 to the submarine Nautilus in 1958.[read more]

Dompnier, Robert Bhutan: Kingdom of the Dragon
1999 Shambhala Boston 1st, 4to, pp.177, photo frontis, 224 color photos, color map, red cloth; dj top spine pulled, bump to right corner, near fine, cloth fine #25135 $25.00 $20.00
A beautifully photographed work on the people and country of Bhutan. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational s[read more]

I Conquistatori del K2: Donati, Elio
Donati, Elio I Conquistatori del K2
1954 Societá Editrice Torino 1st, 8vo, pp.230, 61 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine #23821 $145.00
A contemporary account of the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1954. Includes a chapter by Lacedelli on the final summit push. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translations.[read more]

Alle Viertausender der Alpen (All Four-Thousanders of the Alps): Donatsch, Peter
Donatsch, Peter Alle Viertausender der Alpen (All Four-Thousanders of the Alps)
2007 AT Verlag Aarau 2nd, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 158 color photos, chart, 51 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27448 $29.00
Donatsch, together with well-known mountain photographers and authors, shows an exceptional view of all 82 four-thousander peaks in the Alps, from the Piz Bernina over the Bernese and Valais Alps to the Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. He portrays the various mountain figures in knowledgeable and enter[read more]

The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, facs ed, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14477 $79.00
The ‘Morning’, under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages to relieve Scott’s ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer. A fine facsimile reprint of the scarce Antarctic classic first published in 1916. Now out of print.[read more]

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