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A Hilltop on the Marne: Being Letters Written June 3 - September 8, 1914

By: Aldrich, Mildred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1918

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266164


No jacket, endpapers faintly toned, pencil name on second blank. 1918 Hard Cover. 187 pp. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs. Mildred Aldrich (November 16, 1853[1] – February 19, 1928) was an American journalist and writer. Aldrich moved to Huiry, near Paris, in 1914, only months before the outbreak of the First World War.[2] Her house there overlooked the Marne river valley, and her experiences during the First Battle of the Marne, as detailed in her letter... View more info

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The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains

By: Blanchard, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Patagonia: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267756


First edition. 2014 Hard Cover. 439, [1] pp. 8vo. With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cadets. Soon kicked out for insubordination, he was already hooked on climbing and saw alpini... View more info

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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

By: Boukreev, Anatoli; DeWalt, G. Weston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2267753


3rd printing. 1997 Hard Cover. xi, [5], 255, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes color photographs. As the climbers of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster vanished into thin air, one man had the courage to bring them down alive... On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by expert leaders attempted to scale the world's largest peak. But things went terribly wrong. Crowded conditions, bad judgement, and a bitter storm stopped many climbers in their tracks. Others were left for dead... View more info

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Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia

By: Child, Greg

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Villard: 2002

Seller ID: 2197958


Includes original jacket. Bright copy.Very Good. 2002 Hard Cover. xiii, 284 pp. Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers, the oldest of them only twenty-five, were sleeping in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall, in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan, in central Asia. By daybreak, they would be taken at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajiki... View more info

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Everest: Mountain without Mercy (National Geographic Society)

By: Coburn, Broughton; Cahill, Tim; Breashears, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265856


First edition. 1997 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. More than 125 full-color photographs, including spectacular IMAX images, and firsthand accounts by survivors chronicle the fateful 1996 expedition to climb Everest, a trek that ended up claiming eight lives. View more info

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The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre

By: Cordes, Kelly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Patagonia: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267755


First edition. 2014 Hard Cover. 399, [1] pp. 8vo. Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, hero... View more info

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

By: Dickinson, Matt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265846


First edition. No jacket. 2002 Large Hardcover. 31 pp. Readers can chart a route on an early map of Everest, hold a Tibetan prayer flag like the ones generations of mountaineers have left at Everest's summit, and examine a dossier (complete with survival tips) for commercial clients attempting to climb the mountain. The pre–war attempts, the dangerous conditions, the recent discovery of long–lost climber George Mallory's body are featured, along with the history of t... View more info

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The Wildest Dream: Mallory - His Life and Conflicting Passions

By: Gillman, Peter & Leni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Headline: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267113


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 2000 Hard Cover. xiv, 306 pp. 8vo. A biography of the famous mountain climber, drawing on a wealth of new material. Biographies don't get any better than this. Supremely well researched and documented, erudite, and masterfully written, this book isn't so much about what happened to Mallory in 1924 when he and his climbing partner Irvine disappeared in the mists of Mt. Everest, but rather it seeks the answer to another, almost m... View more info

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The Wonder Book of the Wild: The Romance of Exploration and Big Game Stalking

By: Golding, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: 1930

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1898469


Fourth edition, circa 1930. Very good copy in well worn jacket. Pencil name & address on front endpaper, gift note and ink stamp on front blank, board edges rubbed, jacket edges heavily worn with loss from corners, split down jacket spine - looks alright under mylar.Fair. 256 pp. Red cloth spine, pictorial paper over boards - color picture plate mounted on front board matches jacket art. Includes 8 color plates and over two hundred two-tone illustrations, many from photo... View more info

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The Sacred Mountains

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner: 1864

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266163


Civil War era reprint. Light stain along page-base, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 175 pp. A study of the sacred mountains of the Bible. CONTENTS: Mount Ararat; Mount Moriah; Mount Hor; Mount Pisgah; Mount Horeb; Mount Carmel; Mount Lebanon; Mount Zion; Mount Tabor; Mount of Olives; Mount Calvary; The Mount of God. View more info

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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine (From the Expedition That Discovered Mallory's Body)

By: Hemmleb, Jochen; Johnson, Larry A.; Simonson, Eric R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201168


First edition. Pages faintly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Unravels one of the most puzzling and compelling adventure mysteries of all time. On June 6, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine were only a few hundred feet short of becoming the first men to reach the highest spot on earth when they simply walked into the mist, never to be seen again. Did they reach the summit of Mount Everest - nearly three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay... View more info

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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine (From the Expedition That Discovered Mallory's Body)

By: Hemmleb, Jochen; Johnson, Larry A.; Simonson, Eric R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265853


First edition. Jacket lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Unravels one of the most puzzling and compelling adventure mysteries of all time. On June 6, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine were only a few hundred feet short of becoming the first men to reach the highest spot on earth when they simply walked into the mist, never to be seen again. Did they reach the summit of Mount Everest - nearly three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norg... View more info

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The Lost Pathfinder: Zebulon Montgomery Pike (American Exploration and Travel)

By: Hollon, W. Eugene

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1969

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265448


Second printing. Jacket spine very faintly toned. 1969 Hard Cover. xv, 240 pp. Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado was renamed (from El Capitan). As a U.S. Army officer he led two expeditions under authority of third President Thomas Jefferson through the new Louisiana Purchase territory, first in 1805-06 to reconnoiter the upper northern reaches of the Mississippi Riv... View more info

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The Mystery of Mallory & Irvine (Revised Edition)

By: Holzel, Tom; Salkeld, Audrey

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Pimlico: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1534205


First paperback printing. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. Several pages of photographs. George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8/9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During British Mount Everest Expedition 1924, the third British attempt on the world's highest mountain, Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine both disappe... View more info

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The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine

By: Holzel, Tom; Salkeld, Audrey

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266881


First edition. Spine base stained. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, [2], 322, [2] pp. 8vo. The compelling story of the greatest mystery in mountaineering, first published in 1996, has now been revised in the light of the discovery of Mallory's body on Everest. In 1924 Mallory and Irvine set off from camp, bound for the summit. But they were never seen alive again. Did they conquer the mountain? How did they die? View more info

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Five Miles High: The Thrilling True Story of the First American Expedition to K2

By: Houston, Charles S.; Bates, Robert H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2125149


First paperback printing. Remainder mark on page base. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 381 pp. The epic account of the 1938 American expedition to the summit of K2. CONTENTS: Introduction: Randy Wayne White; The Idea: Charles S. Houston, M.D.; Geographical and Historical: Richard L. Burdsall; Biscuits and Boots: Charles S. Houston, M.D.; Into Kashmir: Robert H. Bates; Over the Zoji La: Robert H. Bates; The Indus Trail: Robert H. Bates; To the Last Village: Robert H. Bates; K2 ... View more info

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The Ascent of Everest

By: Hunt, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265868


1993 reissue of 1953 original. Remainder mark, light stain to page-base. xvi, 280 pp. Hunt gives a detailed account of his 1953 ascent to the summit discussing planning and preparation, the motivations behind the attempt, and factors that contributed to the two mens' success. View more info

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An Innocent on Everest

By: Izzard, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204133


First edition. A very nice copy.Quarter inch chip to top edge of jacket spine and to top edge of jacket, a few minor chips to jacket edges. 1954 Hard Cover. 319 pp. For readers of the mountain-climbing fraternity- and circumstances have proved their number to be large- this will be classed as only secondarily a mountain climbing book, for Izzard, while compassing a difficult ascent reached what he calls the foot of Everest and then turned back to sit it out at Katmandu. ... View more info

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The Sacred Mountain of Tibet: On Pilgrimage to Kailas

By: Johnson, Russell; Moran, Kerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Park Street Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195144


First edition. Ink date and ink message on title page.Jacket toned, sticker adhesive on bottom left front corner of jacket, jacket edges rubbed. 1989 Large Hardcover. 126 pp. The record of a spiritual journey through an extraordinary land, and of the devoted pilgrims who seek to climb Mount Kailas. Two Americans recount their experiences during the sacred pilgrimage to one of the most remote places on Earth. With more than 100 color photographs that capture the awe-inspi... View more info

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

By: Krakauer, Jon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Villard: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267752


First edition. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 293 pp. When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that th... View more info

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The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4

By: Landon, Percival; Colonel Younghusband (Introduction)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1996828


First edition. Faint stain on top margin of small section of pages, rear endpapers faintly foxed. 1905 Hard Cover. xv, 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Original green cloth with blind-stamped swastika & single rule border on front panel, gilt spine titles & top page ridge. Tipped in color frontispiece, black & white photographic plates throughout. An account of British India's armed expedition to Tibet, designed to effect trade and establish diplomacy, during which British forces subju... View more info

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The Hotel on the Roof of the World: From Miss Tibet to Shangri La

By: Le Sueur, Alec

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RDR Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2260238


Pages faintly toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. On a par with the best of Bill Bryson and Pico Iyer, Alec Le Sueur's bestselling insider account of life at the world famous Holiday Inn, Lhasa, Tibet (altitude 14,000 feet) pits Communist owners against capitalist manager to create a chain hotel in Shangri-La. Against all odds, heroic Tibetan workers fight with Chinese bosses who turn off the heat in reezing weather when occupancy falls below 20 percent. They struggle against M... View more info

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The Snow Leopard: The Astonishing Spiritual Odyssey of a Man in Search of Himself

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2207949


Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopar... View more info

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In the World's Attic

By: Merrick, Henrietta Sands; Younghusband, Francis (Introduction)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York / The Knickerbocker Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1803609


First edition. No jacket. Minor edge wear, ink dates on front flyleaf. 1931 Hard Cover. xxii, 259 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. An account of the author's travels in the Himalayan mountains in the early 20th century, when this part of the world was largely unknown to western adventurers. View more info

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The Story of Everest

By: Noel, Captain John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204129


First edition. No jacket, spine edges rubbed, a few smudges to front board, pencil note to front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1927 Hard Cover. xiv, 258 pp. John Baptist Lucius Noel (26 February 1890 – 12 March 1989) was an English mountaineer and filmmaker best known for his film of the 1924 Mount Everest expedition. His father, Col. Edward Noel (1852–1917), was the younger son of the second earl of Gainsborough. Born in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, Noel was educa... View more info

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Over the Himalaya

By: Ohmori, Koichiro; Wickwire, Jim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cloudcap: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265845


First edition. No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1994 Large Hardcover. 45 color photos, maps. The most thorough set of Himalayan aerial photos ever published. A custom-made wide-angle camera recorded views of the Nepal Himalaya. View more info

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Everest, 1933 (Black Jacket Books)

By: Ruttledge, Hugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1947

Seller ID: 2266165


Fifth black jacket edition. Half-inch open tear to jacket rear along spine, jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1947 Small Hard Cover. xii, 254 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. Hugh Ruttledge (24 October 1884 – 7 November 1961) was an English civil servant and mountaineer who was the leader of two expeditions to Mount Everest in 1933 and 1936. View more info

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To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes

By: Slakey, Francis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267549


First edition. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. 252 pp. A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit. Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off from other people. His lectures were mechanical; his relationships were little more than ways to fill the evenings. But as his journey veered dangerously off course, everything about ... View more info

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Hours of Exercise in the Alps. [with] Notes and Comments on Ice and Glaciers and Other Scraps. Voyage to Algeria to Observe the Eclipse.

By: Tyndall, John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton & Company: 1873

Seller ID: 2012618


No jacket. Ink gift note on front flyleaf with poem by J.O. Roe, a prominent 19th century EENT doctor in Rochester, NY, dated Rochester, N.Y. Dec 25 1873, with another two-line poem on the next blank. Front free endpaper removed, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper. viii, 473 pp. 8vo. 6-page terminal publisher ad. Engraved frontispiece. A firsthand account of adventures in the Alps, featuring sections on The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, among others. A description of i... View more info

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Everest: The Ultimate Book of the Ultimate Mountain

By: Unsworth, Walt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grafton: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265867


Second printing. Spine and front wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. xvi, 704 pp. This is the definitive history of Everest--the most romantic mountain in the world. It tells the story of the intrepid men and women who risked their lives to reach the ultimate summit. Their tales are the basis of the Everest legend: tales of tragedy and triumph, courage and fear. Here too are first-hand accounts of the early failures, the near unbelievable pettines... View more info