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ARE THE SIGNATURES IN THE
BOOKS AND ICE AXES WE OFFER AUTHENTIC?   
 "How can we prove that the signatures in our Books and Ice Axes are real?" 
 
Here is the evidence, many of the culprits, caught with PEN IN HAND!
The photos were all taken by Michael Chessler or an assistant.
 
 
This is the first time I [Michael Chessler] met Ed Hillary. It was in the early 1990s and he actually came to our bookshop, then in Kittredge Colorado. We met with him many times for him to autograph books, ice axes and so forth. We always went to meet him later, in NYC, LA, SF, Banff, and several times to Auckland. He was always very nice to us, and we are proud to have known him. And yes, we made contributions to the Sir Edmund Hillary Himalayan Trust every time we met him.
 
Above is Ed Hillary in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, just after New Zealand honored him by putting his image on the $5 NZ currency. Knowing that Hillary would be asked to autograph the bills, the NZ Parliament passed a law allowing him to do so, because it was defacing the currency! We bought our first lot of $5 bills at the best place to buy NZ money in LA. In Pre-TSA LAX of course!  
 
 
Babu Chirri Sherpa, who had the record for ten Everest ascents, and fastest climb from Bascamp to Summit, under 17 hours. Died in 2001.
 
Hot Henry Barber. One of the very few climbers whose personal style and superb ability
changed and upgraded how everybody after him climbed.
 
Chris Bonington, signing books al fresco. His Everest expeditions were often
done in a grand style that reminded one of the British Raj on Tiger safari.
 
The Man.  Didn't he make pitons out of water bottles?
 
The Austro-Hungarian Empire. (My wife Heinke Forfota is Hungarian, and Kurt Diemberger is Austrian. They love to chat in German.)
 
Heinrich Harrer, a climber who had the nose for finding the best unclimbed peaks and routes in the world. Also, can you believe, a golf champion!
 
Tomaz Humar. Died 2009. A sweet person, this was in Snowbird in 2002
the week before the Utah Winter Olympics.
 
Jamling Tenzing, showing me his father's Porter Book. The book is signed by Tilman, Shipton, Ruttledge, Lambert, Denman, etc. Tenzing didn't get it signed by the Brits in 1953, as even though he was the Sirdar, he was also a full team member.
 
Goran Kropp. On his one and only book tour.  Died 2002. His slide
show the night before was the funniest performance I have ever seen!
 
Jeff Lowe. One of America's greatest ice climbers.  
 
Royal Robbins and Tom Frost. Just add Pratt and Yvon and you got yourself
a rope team, free or aid, you pick. 
 
Pete Schoening. Died 2004. First ascent of Gasherbrum I, Hidden Peak.
Saved 7 lives on K2 in 1953.
 
Brad and Barbara Washburn, Roger Bilham, 2 Nepali Ministers. Brad died 2007.
Barbara made the first female ascent of Denali in June 1947.
 
Jim Whittaker, with Mike Chessler. Jim's real accomplishment was being only the 10th person to summit Everest (he says he was 7th!)
 
Jim Wickwire, with Mike Chessler. One of the first Americans to climb K2. 
 
  
Reinhold Messner in our bookshop. More than anybody, he
created and nurtured high standard, and ethical, alpinism
in the high mountains of the world.
  
 
David Breashears. A rock climber phenom who made the transition to Everest climber.
 
 
Conrad Anker. Another great rock climber who learned how to use an ice axe and crampons. 
  
 
 
Ed Hillary, in our bookshop. Died 2008.
 
 
 
Fred Beckey, whose very name symbolizes the freedom of climbing and the climbing life-style.
  
 
Jon Krakauer. The fall-out from the tragedy of Everest 1996 are still active today.
 
Maurice Herzog. See how he grips a pen with no fingers!
His handwritng was actually excellent and readable! Died 2012.
 
 
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THE ASCENT OF EVEREST. SIGNED 20+! Hillary, Messner, Bridwell, Venables, Kor, Whittaker, Robbins, Bonington, House, Harrer, Washburn, Herzog, Diemberger, Roach, Ershler, Hall
By: Hunt, John.    Price $2500.00
THE HARDEST CLIMB Alistair Sutcliffe 2011 1st UK edition DJ
By: Sutcliffe, Alistair. Foreword by Chris Bonington    Price $27.95
FALLEN GIANTS: A HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING FROM THE AGE OF EMPIRE TO THE AGE OF EXTREMES Maurice Isserman 2008 1st edition
By: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver     Price $12.95 ~ List Price $39.95, You Save $27.00
HANGING ON: A LIFE INSIDE CLIMBING'S GOLDEN AGE. SIGNED BY MARTIN BOYSEN 2014 1st UK ed. Due August 2014
By: Boysen, Martin    Price $49.95
POUDRE CANYON ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE [COLORADO] Luebben, Scott & Cross 2010
By: Luebben, Craig, Bennett Scott & Cameron Cross    Price $32.00
ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINEERING 2009 IN STOCK
By: Williamson, Jed. American Alpine Club    Price $10.00
THE ASCENT OF EVEREST SIGNED by these 20+ great climbers: Kor, Allison, Anker, Beckey, Bonington, Child, Diemberger, Habeler, Harrer, Hillary, Peter Hillary, Hornbein, Lowe, Messner, Roach, Scott, Washburn, Jim Whittaker, Ershler, Venables
By: Hunt, John.    Price $2500.00
THE MEXICO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDEBOOK SOUTH Oriol Anglada 2013
By: Oriol Anglada    Price $39.95 ~ List Price $49.95, You Save $10.00
WHITE SPIDER.THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER 1976 edition. SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich.    Price $250.00
JOHN VERM SHERMAN DRINKING CLIMBER POSTER: SIGNED by John Verm Sherman
By: Sherman, John Verm    Price $49.95
SHIPTON AND TILMAN THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION SIGNED by Jim Perrin 2013 1st UK edition
By: Perrin, Jim    Price $39.95 ~ List Price $49.95, You Save $10.00
FACE TO FACE POLAR PORTRAITS Lewis-Jones 2009 1st edition
By: Lewis-Jones, Huw, Martin Hartley.    Price $49.95
TO RIDE THE MOUNTAIN WINDS: A HISTORY OF AERIAL MOUNTAINEERING AND RESCUE Leslie Symons 2011 1st ed
By: Symons, Leslie     Price $39.95
MOUNTAIN: PORTRAITS OF HIGH PLACES SIGNED BY Sandy Hill 2011 LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION
By: Hill, Sandy. Text by Erling Kagge, Robert Macfarlane, Jennifer Jordan and Nando Parrado    Price $125.00
DENALI'S HOWL: THE DEADLIEST CLIMBING DISASTER ON AMERICA'S WILDEST PEAK [A RE-ASSESSMENT OF THE WILCOX DENALI DISASTER OF 1967] Andy Hall 2014 1st edition
By: Hall, Andy     Price $22.50 ~ List Price $27.95, You Save $5.45
OLD ICE AXE STUBAI AUSTRIAN 30-36 inches. 50 years old.
Price $175.00
BOULDERING: MOVEMENT, TACTIC, AND PROBLEM SOLVING Peter Beal 2011
By: Beal, Peter    Price $21.95
THE PLAYGROUND OF EUROPE Leslie Stephen 1871 1st edition Near Fine
By: Stephen, Leslie    Price $850.00
THE LEDGE: AN ADVENTURE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP AND SURVIVAL ON MOUNT RAINIER Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan 2011 1st ed DJ
By: Davidson, Jim and Kevin Vaughan    Price $12.95 ~ List Price $26.00, You Save $13.05
ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 1st UK edition. DJ, Very Good. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary    Price $150.00
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2011 IN STOCK!
By: American Alpine Club. Harlin, John, editor    Price $45.00
THE AIGUILLES ROUGES CLIMBER'S GUIDE: OPPOSITE MONT BLANC FROM THE BREVENT TO THE CHEZERYS SLABS Piola 2008
By: Piola, Michel    Price $59.95
EVEREST CHOMOLUNGMA ROUTE POSTER
By: MOUNT EVEREST ROUTE POSTER    Price $24.95
NORMAN CLYDE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA: RAMBLES THROUGH THE RANGE OF LIGHT. Norman Clyde 1971 1st edition Hardcover
By: Clyde, Norman.    Price $250.00 ~ List Price $450.00, You Save $200.00