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High Heaven, Boell, Jaques
1 High Heaven
Boell, Jaques
London Paul Elek 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean hardcover book with original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with stamped white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with awesome black and white photographs. Introduction by Francois Mauriac. 128 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superbly written r3ecord of mountain climbing in the French DAUPHINE. Illustrated with the author's own photographs. 026450

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Puma's Claw, Clark, Simon
2 The Puma's Claw
Clark, Simon
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Orange cloth boards have light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large chips. Story of the seven young men who climbed Pumasillo or "the Puma's Claw" in the Andes of Peru in 1957. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012080

Price: 12.00 USD
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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
3 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm, Dickinson, Matt
4 The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
Dickinson, Matt
New York Times Books/Random House 1999 0-8129-3159-9 / 9780812931594 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with darker blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, slight bumping at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 233 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mountaineering. 015177

Price: 15.00 USD
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Ten Great Mountains, Irving, R.L.G.
5 Ten Great Mountains
Irving, R.L.G.
London J. M. Dent & Sons 1942 Second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 213 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, slight darkening to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "This book gives one of the best and clearest descriptions one has yet read of the difficult "Second Step" on Everest which has baffled many climbers. Its ten chapters have hundreds of interesting points, and the photographs are remarkable for the way in which they show the massive proportions, the tremendous downrush of precipices, and the dizzying effect of corners and slaps that seem to be hung out over space." - Manchester Guardian Mountains include: Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Mount Cook, The Matterhorn, Ushba, Mont Blanc, Mount Logan, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga, Mount Everest. 017646

Price: 25.00 USD
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Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering, Irwin, William Robert
6 Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
Irwin, William Robert
New York Columbia University Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with small illustration at lower corner of front board, black cloth spine with bright silver lettering. Very tiny bump to top front board edge; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 444 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty-five of the most exciting firsthand accounts of mountaineering all over the world--of scaling peaks in the Andes, the Rockies, the Pyrenees, the Himalayas, the Alps--as they have appeared over the past century. Writers include Sir Leslie Stephen, Gertrude Bell, Evelyn Waugh, John Muir, John Buchan, and more; also includes a brief glossary and suggestions for further reading. 017647

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An Innocent on Everest, Izzard, Ralph
7 An Innocent on Everest
Izzard, Ralph
New York E. P. Dutton 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean decorated paper covered boards with clean blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pp. with bibliography. Clean jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has edge chipping and edge wear; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures of an English newspaperman -- the time of this adventure is that of the successful English conquest of Mount Everest. Story opens with the author in Cairo, where he had just returned from Kenya. Here he is suddenly ordered by his paper to be off to Katmandu in an attempt to beat the advance party of the official British expedition. 019672

Price: 15.00 USD
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Reinhold Messner - Free Spirit: A Climber's Life, Messner, Reinhold
8 Reinhold Messner - Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
Messner, Reinhold
Seattle The Mountaineers 1991 0-89886-290-6 / 9780898862904 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean, beautiful photo illustrated endpapers with no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. with index. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs in both full color and black & white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Reinhold Messner's climbing autobiography puts his whole career in perspective for the first time in one impressive volume. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Mountaineering. 015771

Price: 40.00 USD
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Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan, Schmidt, Jeremy
9 Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan
Schmidt, Jeremy
Seattle, WA The Mountaineers 1991 0-89886-262-0 / 9780898862621 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with blue faux leather spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Light bump to one corner tip. No other wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 302 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs by Patrick Morrow. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the first Barbara Savage "Miles From Nowhere" Memorial Award. "In the Himalaya, you can never be sure of getting where you want to be, whether in body or spirit. The mountains are full of surprises and politics and changes of plan, but then, that's the essence of travel. If you knew everything about a place before getting there, why woudl you go?" - from the introduction 8vo. Mountaineering. 013376

Price: 15.00 USD
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Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition, Slesser, Malcolm
10 Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition
Slesser, Malcolm
New York Coward McCann 1964 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean, unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed edge tear and mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An account of the first joint British-Soviet mountaineering expedition--an event that became a minor milestone in East-West relations as well as a triumph in high-altitude climbing as they reached the summit of Pik Kommunizma, the highest mountain of remote Soviet Asia's formidable Pamirs. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012377

Price: 15.00 USD
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My Alpine Album, Smythe, Frank S.
11 My Alpine Album
Smythe, Frank S.
London Adam and Charles Black 1947 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Edition (stated) in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red-orange cloth boards with stamped silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. With forty-seven reproductions of photographs by the author aned a sketch-map. 147 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (21s. net. on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A personal record of this great mountaineer's experiences in the Alps of Switzerland and Austria, experiences of mind and spirit as well as physical adventure. Beautiful mountain photographs. 025190

Price: 30.00 USD
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Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains, Thomas, Lowell
12 Lowell Thomas' Book of the High Mountains
Thomas, Lowell
New York Julian Messner 1964 First Hardcover Very Good++ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clena blue top-stained page edges. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 512 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, 3" curved closed edge tear at lower front panel edge near spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here, as only Lowell Thomas could write it, is the story of mountains--a story that reflects the glory, the adventure, the fact and lore, the fascinating discoveries that have emerged from man's urge to conquer the giants of the earth. 018107

Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Kingdom of Adventure: Everest
Ullman, James Ramsey
New York William Sloan Associates 1947 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages topstained orange. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and a map of the Himalayas. 422 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped, 1" loss to top of spine and top right corner of rear panel, edge wear, edge chipping. Large black and white photograph of Everest on rear flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A chronicle of man's assault on the earth's highest mountain, narrated by the participants and with an accompanying text by the author. 8 Vo. Mountaineering. 014667

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Age of Mountaineering, Ullman, James Ramsey
14 The Age of Mountaineering
Ullman, James Ramsey
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in original jacket. Very clean beige buckram cloth boards with brown cloth spine, gold and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black & white photographs. 352 pp. with index, small addendum bound in by publisher at rear of book. Dustjacket has chipping and edge wear, tiny price clip on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019669

Price: 25.00 USD
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First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs, Venables, Stephen
15 First Ascent: Pioneering Mountain Climbs
Venables, Stephen
Ontario, Canada Firefly Books 2008 1554074037 / 9781554074037 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Stated "First Printing) in clean unchipped dust jacket, with letter from publisher laid in. Gorgeous large book - size approx. size 9-3/4" 11-1/4". Clean glossy color photo illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautiful full color photographs throughout. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible gift quality condition. 024454

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Mountains, White, Stewart Edward
16 The Mountains
White, Stewart Edward
New York McClure, Phillips & Company 1904 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Lovely first edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with pink-beige, white and black decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight yellowing to spine cloth, gold lettering is unworn. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. No other marks. Previous owner name beautifully penned on front free endpaper. Sixteen full page illustrations by Fernand Lundgren, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 282 pages. Author shares his knowledge and experiences of mountaineering. 027750

Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Addicted to Danger
Wickwire, Jim and Dorothy Bullitt
New York Pocket Books 1998 0-671-01990-2 / 9780671019907 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue boards with dark blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, very slight slant. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. 322 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 009734

Price: 10.00 USD
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