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THE LOST EXPLORER : Finding Mallory on Mount Everest : Audiobook, 4 Cassettes
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THE LOST EXPLORER : Finding Mallory on Mount Everest : Audiobook, 4 Cassettes

By Conrad Anker; David Roberts; [Read By Jefffrey Demunn & Michael McGlone)

New York, NY: Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio Division, 1999. BOXED SET/FULL SET/4 AUDIO CASSETTES. Cassettes/BRAND NEW. Box/VG; sound & intact, but shelf-worn.. This audio presentation is an abridgement ot The Lost Explorer (published 1999); read by Jeffrey Demunn & Michale McClone, w/an introduction of David Roberts. R running time approx. 4.5 hours. An account of American mountaineer Conrad Anker's (1962 -) discovery of the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, and, 17 days later to become a first to conquer the Second Step on the North Ridge. It was June 8, 1924 that British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory (1886 - 1924) and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine were last seen when they were but some 800 feet short of the summit of Mount Everest. Many long wondered might the two have reached the summit before the ascent of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? This is an audio account of Anker's finding Mallory's remains May 1st, 1999. The naturally mummified body was found at 27,000 feet on Everest's north face with telling clues to his last moments including goggles in the pocket, an altimeter, and a wrapped bundle of personal letters. Memoir and biography of two outstanding mountaineers.. Boxed Set/4 Audio Cassettes. Boxed Set/4 Audio Cassettes. New/None as Issued. Boxed Set/4 Audio Cassettes.

$26.50

TOUCHING MY FATHER'S SOUL : A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

By Norgay, Jamling Tenzing; & Coburn, Broughton; (Jon Krakauer, Introduction)

New York, NY: HarperSanFrancisco/Harper Collins, 2001. BRAND NEW Copy/UNCORRECTED PROOF. 1996 was a singularly deadly year in Everest history; fifteen mountaineers meet their deaths during the year's climbing season. Memoir of Sherpa mountaineer Jamling Tenzing Norgay (1965 -), son of Tenzing Norgay (1914 - 1986) who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, was first two to scale summit of Mt Everest in 1953. This narrative, with Broughton Coburn (coauthor of Everest: Mountain Without Mercy) chronicles Norgay's 1996 experience as the climbing leader for the North Ridge IMAX film expedition on Mount Everest, reaching the summit just just two weeks after tradgedy struck the South Ridge party (chronicled Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air). A personal memoir, a unique adventure couched in the history, politics, triumphs, and tragedies of climbing the world's tallest mountain, and a tribute to his legendary father.. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover. Collectible - New/None as Issued. Advanced Uncorrected Proof.

$48.50

THE PEAK EXPERIENCE : Hiking and Climbing for Women
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THE PEAK EXPERIENCE : Hiking and Climbing for Women

By Seghers, Carroll

Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1979. Text/BRAND NEW. Blue linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; Strong & sound w/nips, chips, small losses to edges, surface rubs & trace soiling to back. Practical guide/reference to hiking and mountaineering skills for women. 16 chapters by mountaineer, photographer and sports writer Carroll Seghers, II : 1, Introduction; 2, The Decision; 3, Places to Go; 4, Training; 5, Outfitting; 6, First Expedition; 7, On the Trail; 8, The Camp and Tent Site; 9, Fires & Cooking Dinner; 10, The Night - Sleeping Bag' 11, Breakfast & Breaking Camp; 12, Navigation; 13, Trouble - How to Avoid & How to Deal; 14, Expedition Behavior & Leadership; 15, Basic Climbing; and, 16, On the Wall - One Woman's First Climb, followed by appendices.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Carroll Seghers (Author-Photographer).

$28.50

EIGER DREAMS : Ventures Among Men and Mountains
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EIGER DREAMS : Ventures Among Men and Mountains

By Krakauer, Jon

New York, NY: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1990. BRAND NEW Copy. 12 essays , barring the closing story which was written for this collection, previously published elsewhere. Vivid experiences of mountaineering, personages devoted to the dangerous sport, and attendent hardships and victories those who climb. Author Jon Krakauer himself has known the challenges of K2, Denali, Everest, and, the Eiger, and writes superbly.. First Edition, 15th Printing. Soft Cover. New/None as Issued.

$14.50

STONEY POINT GUIDE (Climbing in Los Angeles)
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STONEY POINT GUIDE (Climbing in Los Angeles)

By Hellweg, Paul; Fisher, Donald B.

Glendale, CA: LA Siesta Press, 1982. New Copy w/price-sticker removal scar to lower back corner of softcover. Rock climbing guide to Stoney Point, a 22 acre rock upthrust northwest of Los Angeles; its sandstone bluffs long favored training ground for rockclimbers. Preceded by geological and climbing history, volume covers top-roped climbs and bouldering. Illustrated w/maps, photos & line drawings, text is augmented w/3 appendices.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Illus. by Glenn Katz (Photographer); Sid Mountain (Illustrator).

$18.50

SHATTERED AIR : A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome
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SHATTERED AIR : A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

By Bob Madgic; with Adrian Esteban

Short Hills, NJ: Burford Books, 2005. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Printing. Documentary. Yosemite's Half Dome was first scaled 1875 by George Anderson This is the story of hikers, taking the cable route up, met with catastrophes in July, 1985. 5 experienced hikers chose to rest overnight on the summit even as an thunderstorm strikes. A midnight helicopter rescue, but 2 lives lost, and 3 suffer sustained injuries for the thunderstiorm was highly electrical. Chronicle of an ill-fated climb. Madgic, a writer on outdoors sports brings to life the "raw, fearsome power" of lightning along with in-depth profiles of each sportsman. Also an account of how the very walls of a cave the hikers took refuge in conducted the deadly electrical charges that proved so devastating. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. Illus. by William L. Crary (Illustrator). First Edition, First Printing.

$28.50

INTO THIN AIR : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
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INTO THIN AIR : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

By Krakauer, Jon

New York, NY: Villard Books, 1997. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace creasing to lower front of dustjacket which has photo of Rob Hall's team at Mt. Everest Base Camp to rear. Maps to endpapers. 1996 was a deadly year in Everest history; fifteen mountaineers meet their death. Journalist and accomplished climber Jon Krakauer, representing Outside Magazine, was with the South Ridge party led by Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, neither of whom survived. Portions of text first published in the Outside. Volume sparked considerable controversy; guide Anatoli Boukreev co-authored a rebuttal to this account under the title: The Climb. Tragedies to climbers on the mountain's North Ridge, where several climbers also died, is detailed in a first hand account by British filmmaker and writer Matt Dickinson in The Other Side of Everest.. First Edition, 4th Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Illus. by Randy Rackliff (Illustrator).

$18.50

THE CLIMB : Tragic Ambitions on Everest
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THE CLIMB : Tragic Ambitions on Everest

By Boukreev, Anatoli; Dewalt, G. Weston

New York, NY: St Martins Press, 1997. BRAND NEW COPY w/a whisper of edge wear to dustjacket. Faint discoloration (publisher's flaw?) to back of white boards. An account and analysis of the Mt Everest climb of May, 1996 when twelve mountaineers lost their lives in one of the great tragedies in the mountaining history of Everest. Collaborative work by expert and heroic Russian head expedition guide Anatoli Bourkreev (1958 - 1997), and, writer & investigative film-maker G. Weston DeWalt. Volume draws on Boukreev's expedition logs, personal journals, letters and reflections. A thought provoking and sobering account.. First Edition, 5th Printing. Hard Cover. NEW/New.

$28.50

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVEREST : Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
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THE OTHER SIDE OF EVEREST : Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm

By Dickinson, Matt

New York, NY: Times Books/Random House, 1999. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Amerian Edition. Expedition/adventure. fIRST Published in UK under the title : "The Death Zone". In 1996 film-maker and writer Matt Dickinson, with foremost British mountaineer Alan Hinkes, successfully scaled Mount Everest's North Face despite hurricane force winds and brutal temperatures. Dickson is the first British film-maker to film on the summit and return alive; his film, Summit Fever, is highly acclaimed. A gripping and refreshing account.. First American Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. First American Edition.

$32.50

INTO THIN AIR : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
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INTO THIN AIR : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

By Krakauer, Jon

New York, NY: Villard Books, 1997. Text/BRAND NEW. DJ/NF w/trace wrinkle to lower back edge. Gift inscription to fEP. Maps to endpapers; photo of Rob Hall's team at Mt. Everest Base Camp to rear. 1996 was a deadly year in Everest history; fifteen mountaineers meet their death. Journalist and accomplished climber Jon Krakauer, representing Outside Magazine, was with the South Ridge party led by Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, neither of whom survived. Portions of text first published in the Outside. Volume sparked considerable controversy; guide Anatoli Boukreev co-authored a rebuttal to this account under the title: The Climb. Tragedies to climbers on the mountain's North Ridge, where several climbers also died, is detailed in a first hand account by British filmmaker and writer Matt Dickinson in The Other Side of Everest.. First Edition, 4th Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Illus. by Randy Rackliff (Illustrator).

$14.50

LONELY PLANET : TREKKING IN EAST AFRICA : Walking Guide
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LONELY PLANET : TREKKING IN EAST AFRICA : Walking Guide

By Else, David

Berkeley, CA: Lonely Planet, 1993. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Edition, August 1993. Guide to walking in the high moutains of East Africe. Hiking through deserts, grassy hills, dense bush, rainforest, moorlands, bare rock, and ice. Volume covers treks, mostly through nat'l parks, in the main peaks and ranges of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. and, lesser ones as well. Maps precede text; illustrated with color photos. Given rapid social changes, book is also a historical record of the region in the early 1990s.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Jill Bitten; Corinne Else; David Else; Jeff Williams (Photographers). Stated Edition.

$16.50

STILWELL AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN CHINA : 1911-45
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STILWELL AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN CHINA : 1911-45

By Tuchman, Barbara W.

New York, NY: Macmillan, 1971. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Black linen boards/NF. DJ/Good; strong & sound w/nips, chips, faint creasings & closed tears to edges. Map of China to endpapers. Illustrated with archival photos. Historian Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (1912 - 1989), twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize; first for The Guns of August (1962), and second, for this biography of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (1983 -1946). Stilwell was military attache to China and US chief of staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in 1942 - 44; time when China faced Japanese invasion from without, and adept guerilla Communist insurgents (Mao Tse-tung) from within. Highly "American", hard-driving, caustic Stilwell was known as "Vinegar Joe"; his disparging nickname for Chiang was "Peanuts". In military strategy, Stilwell famously favored ground troops over air power ... putting him at odds with subordinate, Claire Chennault, of the Flying Tigers fame, who had the ear of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Of relevance, George Marshall acknowledged he had assigned Stilwell "one of the most difficult" tasks of any theater commander". An extraordinary moment in history when principal roles are played out by several colorful, and "larger-than-normal-life" protangonists, and, narrated by a superb historian.. BOMC First Edition, 2nd Printing, 1971. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Good.

$48.50

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS : May 1998, Volume 74, No 5
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ARIZONA HIGHWAYS : May 1998, Volume 74, No 5

By Early, Robert J. (Editor)

Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Dept of Transportation, 1998. BRAND NEW Copy. COVER ART: "Young rock-climber, Leviathan Dome", photo, Jeff Kida. This May 1998 issue features: 1, Scaling North Face of Leviathan with Young Climbers (Jom Boyer; Peter Noebels photos); 2, Galiuro Wilderness (Christine Maxa; Peter Noebels photos); 3, Desert in the Springtime (Jack Dykinga); and, other articles.. Volume 74, No 5, May 1998. Soft Cover/Magazine. NEW/None as Issued. May 1998 Issue.

$14.50

NOLS WILDERNESS NAVIGATION
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NOLS WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

By Wells, Darran

Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005. BRAND NEW COPY w/faint imprint of PO name to fEP. Orienteering. The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to finding one's way in the wilderness. Text, illustrated, covers navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS, and, review of tools, equipment, and software.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$10.50

THE OUTWARD BOUND MAP & COMPASS HANDBOOK : Revised & Expanded Edition
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THE OUTWARD BOUND MAP & COMPASS HANDBOOK : Revised & Expanded Edition

By Randall, Glenn;

Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 1998. Text/BRAND NEW. Softcover/NF w/trace surface wear. Faint imprint of PO name to fEP. Classic handbook from Outward Bound on the fundamentals of map reading and use of compass and altimeter, revised and expanded to include GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers in the wilderness. 7 chapters illustrated w/line drawings.. Revised & Enlarged Editon, 4th Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$9.50

BACKPACKER MAGAZINE'S TRAILSIDE NAVIGATION : Map and Compass
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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE'S TRAILSIDE NAVIGATION : Map and Compass

By Absolon, Molly

Guilford, CT: Falcon Guides/Globe Pequot Press, 2010. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Printing. Flexible cloth softcover. Orienteering. On choosing and using a compass and altimeter, reading maps, in concert with a GPS receiver in the wilderness. 6 chapters, illustrated w/color photos: 1, Introduction to Trailside Navigation; 2, Topographic Maps; 3, Compasses & Altimeters; 4, Dividing the World; 5, Global Positioning Systems (GPS); and 6, Route Finding.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover/Cloth. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$12.50

THE CLIMB OF MY LIFE : A Miraculous Journey from the Edge of Death to the Victory of a Lifetime
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THE CLIMB OF MY LIFE : A Miraculous Journey from the Edge of Death to the Victory of a Lifetime

By Evans, Laura

San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Autobiograhy and memoir. A survival story --- a will to overcome a dehibilitating bout with cancer and top it with conquest of a 23,000 foot-high mountain. Story of Laura Evans who so weakened by radiation treatment could barely negotiate 4 blocks, and be able to scale Argentina's Mount Aconcague. A one-step-at-a-time selfhealing pilgrimage, always reminding herself of her husband Roger's exhortation : "Cancer picked the wrong person." Laura's accomplishments and Roger's words benefit all face with misfortune ... and who is ever spared?! Laura Evans founded Expedition Inspiration to support cancer research in 1993.. First Edition, First Pinting. Hard Cover. Collectible - New/New.

$22.50

HIGH : Stories of Survival from Everest and K2
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HIGH : Stories of Survival from Everest and K2

By Willis, Clint (Editor)

New York, NY: Da Capo PrBalliett & Fitzgerald/Thunder's Mouth Press, 1998. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Edition. Anthology of 15 excerts, covering some 75 years, from classic mountaineering experiences of Everest in China and Nepal, and K2 of Pakistan. The narratives are: 1, The Other Side of Everest (Matt Dickinson); 2, K2: Dreams & Reality (Jim Haberl); 3, Everest the Hard Way (Chris Bonington); 4, On the Heights (Walter Bonatti); 5, Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge (Chris Bonington & Charles Clarke); 6, Everest Canada: The Ultimate Challenge ((Alan Burgess & Jim Palmer); 7, Fragile Edge (Maria Coffey); 8, Five Miles High (Charles S. Houston & Robert H. Bates); 9, In the Throne Room of Mountain Gods (Galen Rowell); 10,The Last Step (Rick Ridgeway); 11,Bad Summer on K2 (Jon Krakauer); 11, Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest (Ed Webster); 12, Soldiers & Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure (Brummie Stokes); 13, Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Everest Expedition (F.S. Smythe); 14, K@: The Savage Mountain (Charles S. Houston & Robert H. Bates); and 15, The K2 Mystery (David Roberts).. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. COLLECTIBLE - NEW/None as Issued. Stated First Edition.

$18.50

EVEREST: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
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EVEREST: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak

By Dickinson, Matt; (Marcie DiPierro, Editor)

New York, NY: Harper Resource, 2002. BRAND NEW COPY w/remainder mark to lower text edge. Historical milestrones of mountaineering illustrated with color photos with removable documents and artifacts iattached or nserted in pockets y --- loose documents include maps, a Nepalese prayer-flag, facsimiles of diaries and letters of climbers.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Stated First Edition.

$14.50

BASIC MOUNTAINEERING (3rd Edition)

By Mandolf, Henry L.(Editor)

San Diego, CA: San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club, 1970. Text/BRAND NEW. Red softcover/NF w/trace corner tip wear. First published 1931; updates to this 3rd Edition are primarily updates to available mountaineering equipment. Basic guide. 11 chapters w/illustrations: I, Equipment; II, Alpine Camping & Cooking; III, Orientation; IV, Weather; V, Climbing Miseries & First Aid; VI, Mountain Travel; VII, Rock Climbing; VIII, Winter Travel & Snow Climbing; IX, Glacier Travel; X, Desert Travel; and XI, Alpine Rescue.. 3rd Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$14.50

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