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Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

The Bugaboos: An Alpine History: Garden, J. F.
signedGarden, J. F. The Bugaboos: An Alpine History
1987 Footprint BC 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.156, color frontis, 119 color & 11 bw photos, black cloth; signed Fred Beckey, dj vg+, cloth w/ bookplate, frontis torn/taped, vg #15040 $59.00 $35.00
History and climbs, up to the 1980's, of these British Columbia peaks, with beautiful photos. Signed by Fred Beckey who wrote the introduction. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Garibaldi, Guy, Claude Hardy & Dominique Martial Sagarmatha: L’Everest en Direct
1988 Ouest-France Paris 1st, 4to, [pp.126], 146 color photos, map, photo ep, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine. #16894 $40.00
This 1988 French expedition planned to make a live television broadcast from the summit. The first summit pair reached the top only to have their TV equipment fail. A second attempt was abandoned after the bodies of two of their Sherpas were discovered at 8200m. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956: Gattinger, T. E.
Gattinger, T. E. Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956
1961 Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.118, 29 bw photos (6 fldg pans in pocket), 7 sketches, 2 lg color & 1 lg bw fldg maps in pocket, 1 bw map, wraps; tight, pans & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27176 $95.00
[Geological Cross Section of the Karakorum from the Indus to the Shaksgam: Geological Results of the Austrian Himalayan Karakorum Expedition 1956] Geologist Gattinger was a member of the Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This geological[read more]

Everest: Reflections from The Top: Gee, Christine, Garry Weare & Margaret Gee
Gee, Christine, Garry Weare & Margaret Gee Everest: Reflections from The Top
2003 UK 1st, 16mo, pp.xvii, 140, sketch, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22899 $19.95
A collection of thoughts by those who have been to the top of Everest. Most quotes are single-page and include such well-known climbers as Allison, Anker, Bonington, Burgess, Child, Hinkes, Messner, Scott, Simonson, Tabei, Venables, Wood, and others; over 120 in total. Similar in style to ‘The Quo[read more]

Pilote des Glaciers: Geiger, Hermann
signedGeiger, Hermann Pilote des Glaciers
1955 Arthaude Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 48 bw photos, 12 drawings, appendix, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1957, dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth vg+ #25278 $59.00 $19.00
Geiger was a noted Swiss mountain rescue pilot who developed the art of glacier landings in a fixed-wing plane. He had over 600 rescues to his credit before dying in a plane accident. In French. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible: Geiger, John
Geiger, John The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiv, 299, wraps; new #26166 $14.95
An interesting book discussing how people at the very edge of death often sense an unseen presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. Studies include the experiences of Ann Bancroft, Hermann Buhl, Greg Child, Parash Das, Kurt Diemberger, Peter Hillary, Reinhold Mes[read more]

Germain, Bernard Annapurna: Premier 8000 à Ski
1981 Nathan Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.270, 40 color & 1 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #13004 $29.00
Account of the 1979 French Annapurna Ski Expedition which placed two members on the summit. In French, no English translation.[read more]

On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

Gifford, Terry ed The Climbers' Club Centenary Journal
1997 Climbers' Club Exeter 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 87 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #14192 $35.00
A terrific collection of fine and entertaining articles from 100 years of the Climbers’ Club Journal published to celebrate the centenary 1898-1998. Includes works by Mallory, Young, Edwards, Noyce, and many more.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryGilkison, W. Scott Peaks, Packs and Mountain Tracks
1940 Whitcombe & Tombs Auckland 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine miss, good, cloth fine #23932 $45.00 $40.50
Personal memoirs and tales of adventure and exploration among the beautiful mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Neate G24. 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 o[read more]

Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1973 Vikas New Delhi 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 18 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23801 $29.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55.[read more]

Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti: Gill, Manohar Singh
Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1974 Vikas New Delhi 3rd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 16 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25594 $15.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55.[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Gill, Michael Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 70 bw photos, blue cloth; dj rubbed w/ tear on back, vg, cloth fine #12047 $35.00
Gill, a New Zealand physiologist, traveled extensively with Sir Edmund Hillary, including the attempts on Ama Dablam and Makalu, 1960-61, and Kangtega, 1963. Neate G25, Yak G56.[read more]

Gillette, Ned & Jan Reynolds Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet
1985 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 216, 60 color & 11 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj fine, cloth fine. #11395 $45.00
The 1981/82 Everest Grand Circle Expedition circumnavigated Everest and climbed Pumori (23,442') over four months and 300 miles. Now out of print. Neate G27, SB G06.[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

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