Mountain Books For Sale

There are thousands of mountaineering books available to buy and read but for the collector there are some that you must have in your collection.

As some of you already know, I collect signed first editions that relate to Mount Everest and its climbers, if I win the lottery I would buy ALL of the books listed below! You can view some of the books I have in my collection on three videos that I have made:

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My good friend David Kinsley from America has decided to sell some of his first edition mountaineering books, many which have been signed and are VERY hard to find.

If you wish to buy a book or ask David a question you can contact him at

Please note that the prices of these books are in USA Dollars.

1st – First Edition

F – Fine

VG – Very Good

DJ – Dust Jacket

UK – UK Edition

US – USA Edition

K2 The Savage Mountain by Houston and Bates 1st US F, F, signed by House, Bell, Craig, Houston, Bates, Molenaar, Schoening and Streather $1200

K2 8611M softcover with stiff covers, VG, 1st edition in French, pictorial, signed by Bates, Houston, Molenaar and Craig $150

50 Years of Alpinism by Cassin, 1st US, F, F, signed by Cassin $500

After Everest by Tenzing, 1st UK, 1977, F, VG+ , signed by Tenzing , dated 5/1/78 , including photo of family with signed postcard signed Tenzing + Lenser $850

After Everest by Tenzing, 1st UK, 1977, VG+, VG+, signed by Tenzing, whiteout on F.E.P $700

After Everest by Tenzing, 1st UK, 1977, VG+, VG+, signed by Hillary and Jamling (Tenzings son) $300

Alaska Images of the Country by McPhee, F, F, #168 of 500 signed by Rowell and McPhee $300

American’s on Everest by Ullman, 1st US, VG+, VG+, signed by Tom Hornbein and Barry Bishop (quite rare) with photo signed Norman Dhyrenfurth $250

Among the Alps with Bradford by Washburn, 1st US, 1927, VG+, No DJ, with program from 2002 signed by Brad and Barbara Washburn $150

Broad Peak by Sale, 1st UK, 2004, F, F, with photo of Schmuck at Camp 3 and photo with Saeed at Buhl’s memorial, signed by Sale, Schmuck, Winterstellar and Saeed $700

Broad Peak by Sale, 1st UK, 2004, F, F, signed by Sale, Winterstellar, Saeed, 2 of Scmuck’s sons $150

Cho Oyu by Tichy, 1st UK, 1957, F, VG+, very rare DJ $600

Cho Oyu by Tichy, 1st UK, 1957, F, VG+, no DJ $200

Challenge of the North Cascades by Becky, 1st US, 1969, VG+, VG, signed by Becky $50

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakorum Himalayas by Conway, 1st, VG, tight with slight separation $750

Climbers guide to Cascade and Olympic Mountains by American Alpine Club, 1961 revised, F, No DJ issued, signed by Beckey and Molenaar (who did illustrations) $125

Climbing Mount Everest by Finch, 1st UK, Paperback, Quite Rare $290

Deborah by Roberts, 1st US, VG+, VG+, signed by Roberts $95

Eiger Dreams by Krakauer, 1st US, 1990, F, F, signed by Krakauer $600

Escape From Lucania by Roberts, 1st US, F, F, signed by Roberts, Washburn and Bates $200

Everest 1933 by Ruttledge, 1st UK, 1934, slight foxing, Very Good+, No DJ $200

Everest Kangschung Face by Venables, 1st UK, F, F, signed by Venables, Webster, Anderson and Teare $200

Everest The Unfinished Adventure by Ruttledge, 1st UK, 1937, Very Good+, No DJ, slight chipping bottom spine $200

Freedman An Extraordinary Life by Washburn, 1st US, F, #93 of 175 signed by Washburn $200

Four Against Everest by Sayre, 1st US, VG+, VG+, signed by Sayre and Hans-Peter Duttle $300

Forever on the Mountain by Tabor, 1st US, F, F, signed by Tabor and Wilcox with 1967 Summit mag with McKinley disaster signed by Wilcox $150

High Adventure by Hillary, 1st UK, 1955, VG+, VG+, signed by Hillary, Band and Gregory $300

Kangchenjunga The Untrodden Peak by Evans, 1st UK, f, VG+, signed by Hardie, Brown, Streather, Band, Jackson and Doug Scott (who did 50th re-union closing tribute) with program signed by Band, Brown, Hardie, Jackson, Streather and Clarke (who did introduction Scott) $600

Mount Everest The Reconnaissance 1921 by Howard-Bury, 1st US, 1922, Very Good, No DJ $500

My Life at the Limit by Messner, Limited to 300 printed hard covers, 1st US F, F, signed by Messner on book $150

Portrait of a Mountaineer by Whillans, VG+, VG+, signed by Royal Robbins and Joe Brown $150

Regards vers l’Annapurna by Herzog, 1st French, Softcover, VG+, VG+, (stiff covers) signed by Herzog $150

Seven Years in Tibet by Harrer, 1st US, 1953, F, VG+, signed by Harrer $600

Snow in the Kingdom by Webster, 1st US, F, F, #54 of 200 signed by Houston, Washburn, Hillary, Herzog, Habeler, Messner, Brown, Athans, Breashears, Bass, Bonington, Venables, Teare and Anderson $800

The Ascent of Everest by Hunt, 40th Anniversary Edition, signed by team + tipped in signature of Tenzing, Fine in Fine Slipcase, with team photo included $1800

The Ascent of Dhaulagiri by Eiselin, 1st UK, with bookplate of Bill Hackett, signed by Diemberger $200

The Ascent of Rum Doodle by Bowman, 1st UK, 1956, F, F $150

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922 by Bruce, 1st UK, 1923, Very Good, seller dedication, No DJ $500

The Fight for Everest 1924 by Norton, 1st UK, 1925, Very Good+, No DJ $750

The Hard Years by Brown, 1st UK, 1967, F, G+, signed by Brown $150

The Seventh Grade by Messner, 1st UK, 1974, F, F, signed by Messner $200

The Villain by Perrin, 2nd UK, F, F, signed by Perrin and Joe Brown $150

Touching the Void by Simpson, 1st UK, VG+, VG+, with correct ISBN # on sticker over incorrect, signed by Simpson $400