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The Fight for Everest  1924

The Fight for Everest 1924 by Norton, Edward F

Edward Arnold, 1925. 1st ed VG+ no dw. the official story of the 1924 attempt on Everest in which Mallory & Irvine disappeare...

£200.00
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST

THE ASCENT OF EVEREST by HUNT. JOHN.;

Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1953. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by Hunt, dated 1960, on the title page. Illustrated with 48 mono a...

£375.00
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA

MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA by King, Clarence

Boston: James R. Osgood & Co.. Very Good. 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. The author was the first director of the U. S. Geo...

$175.00
SCRAMBLED AMONGST THE ALPS: IN THE YEARS 1860-69 1871

SCRAMBLED AMONGST THE ALPS: IN THE YEARS 1860-69 1871 by Edward Whymper

London: John Murray City, 1871. First Edition. . half Leather. very good Plus/no dust Jacket. The Author. Copyright date is 18...

$830.00
The Climb (Signed)

The Climb (Signed) by Anatoli Boukreev & G. Weston DeWalt

United States: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book has light bumping ...

$500.00
WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY NEW ROUTE  AND WITHOUT GUIDES

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES by Hudson, Charles Rev & Edward Shirley Kennedy

London: Longman, Brown and Green. Very Good. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. In original embossed blue cloth with gilt title on ...

$700.00
Le mie montagne

Le mie montagne by Bonatti, Walter

Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1962. Third Edition. Hardcover. Published in the same year as the first edition. 299pp. Bright oran...

$1,000.00
The Ascent of Denali ~ Mt. McKinley

The Ascent of Denali ~ Mt. McKinley by Stuck, Hudson

NF. New York, Scribners, 1914, 1st US Edition. 8vo, [xix] 188pp., 34 full page photographic illustrations including frontis wi...

$550.00
The Crystal Horizon: First Solo Ascent (SIGNED 1st, PSA-Certified)

The Crystal Horizon: First Solo Ascent (SIGNED 1st, PSA-Certified) by Messner, Reinhold

The Crowood Press, 1989. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Near-Fine/Near Fine. Signed. SIGNED BY REINHOLD MESSNER! Autograph has been PROFES...

$260.00
Sir Edmund Hillary's Sagarmatha

Sir Edmund Hillary's Sagarmatha by Hillary, Sir Edmund

Singapore: The Himalayan Trust, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Good/good. Brown hardcover 1st edition in dustjacket. A signe...

$375.00
Heroic Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountain Climbing.

Heroic Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountain Climbing. by BONINGTON, Chris. General Editor. Audrey Salkeld, Editor. Foreword by John Hunt

Seattle, The Mountaineers, 1994. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page: For Henry, Good climbing, Chris Bonington. First ...

$100.00
The Big Walls: History Roots Experiences.

The Big Walls: History Roots Experiences. by MESSNER, Reinhold. Translated by Audry Salkeld

New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. Signed by the legendary Reinhold Messner and scarce thus. First U.S. edition / First p...

$265.00
The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing.

The Seventh Grade: Most Extreme Climbing. by MESSNER, Reinhold

New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Signed by the legendary Reinhold Messner. First U.S. edition / First printing. Red pap...

$450.00
A GUIDE TO CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC

A GUIDE TO CHAMONIX AND THE RANGE OF MONT BLANC by WHYMPER, Edward

London: John Murray. 1911. wrappers. Small 8vo, pp. xiv, 206. Stiff illustrated paper covers are somewhat darkened & worn at...

$175.00
SUPPLEMENT TO A SELECTION OF SOME 900 BRITISH AND IRISH MOUNTAIN

SUPPLEMENT TO A SELECTION OF SOME 900 BRITISH AND IRISH MOUNTAIN by DOCHARTY, William McKnight

1962. DOCHARTY, William McKnight. THE SUPPLEMENT TO A SELECTION OF SOME 900 BRITISH AND IRISH MOUNTAIN TOPS AND A SELECTION OF...

$495.00



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