Bart, Sheldon. Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole.
2013 US #26562, $26.95
Bart delves deeply into the personal archives of Byrd and his contemporaries more than anyone else and presents a story packed with powerful, never-before-seen evidence of a great and exciting aerial challenge between Byrd and Roald Amundsen.
Bulkeley, Rip. Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21.
2014 UK #26739, $95.-
The fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer.
2013 Canada #26569, $41.95
Traveling to the Arctic islands that Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, Capelotti details Smith's five major Arctic expeditions.
Fiennes, Ranulph. Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth.
2013 UK #26578, $39.95
This remarkable book reveals the chequered history of man's attempts to discover and understand the coldest regions on earth, from the early voyages of discovery of Cook, Ross, Weddell, Amundsen, Shackleton and Franklin to Sir Ranulph's own extraordinary feats.
Franklin, Lady Jane & Erika Behrisch Elce, ed. As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concerning the Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition, 1848-1860.
2009 Canada #26740, $49.95
The poignant letters of Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane, provide a vital new perspective on the tragedy. From her optimistic requests to whaling ships to her persistent demands for Admiralty aid, Lady Franklin played a crucial role in the search for her husband.
Galaburri, Richard W. Lost! The Franklin Expedition and the Fate of Captain F. R. M. Crozier and the Crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror in 1848-1849.
2013 US #26659, $22.95
Galaburri's monograph delves into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew in 1848.
Hirzel, David. Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton's Endurance Expedition 1913-1916.
2013 US #26559, $19.95
Hirzel's second book on Crean, focuses on his remarkable participation and leadership with Shackleton's Endurance expedition from the sinking of their ship to the crossing of South Georgia.
Jarvis, Tim. Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival.
2013 US #26640, $34.95
The remarkable record of Jarvis and his team's epic journey to recreate Shackleton's voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
Osborne, S. L. In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912.
2013 Canada #26643, $26.99
Osborne describes early expeditions to Canada's North, how the Arctic became part of Canada, and how the government established jurisdiction.
Peat, Neville. Shackleton's Whiskey: The Extraordinary Story of an Heroic Explorer and Twenty-five Cases of Unique MacKinlay's Old Scotch.
2013 UK #26553, $33.95
The remarkable story of 300 bottles of Old Highland Malt Whisky taken south on Shackleton's 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition and the discovery, recovery, and replication of the blend.
Riffenburgh, Beau. Terra Nova: Scott's Last Expedition.
2011 UK #26679, $21.95
A nicely illustrated publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series.
Scott, Robert, et al. The Last Letters: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13.
2012 UK #26633, $27.95
Here, for the first time, from the archives of the Scott Polar Research Institute and private collections are the letters written by Scott and his companions as they returned from the Pole.
[Shackleton]. Nimrod Vol 7: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School.
2013 UK #26607, $35.-
This issue contains articles on Amundsen, Shackleton, Filchner, Scott, the Endurance, Oates, and more.
Skinner, George & Valerie. The Life and Adventures of William Lashly.
2013 UK #26575, $11.95
Lashly sailed on both of Captain Scott's Antarctic expeditions, was one of the last to see Scott alive, and one of the first from the search party to enter the tent in which Scott and his companions had died on their return from the Pole.
Alpinist #47 Summer 2014.
2014 US #26750, $14.95
Picket Range, Alex Honnold, Charlie Porter, the Wart Hog, Everest Interrupted, and more!
Bradford Washburn Mountain Photography 2014 Calendar.
2014 US #26561, Reg $16.95, Sale $6.95
A terrific calendar featuring duotones of some of Washburn's great images - Alaska, Grandes Jorasses, Miles Glacier, Mount Deception, Mount Huntington, Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, and more!
Boysen, Martin. Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing's Golden Age.
2014 UK #26749, $39.95
Boysen's long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure.
Costello, Dave. Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea.
2014 US #26728, $18.95
The story of two unsponsored Nepalis, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who climbed Everest in April 2011, paraglided from its peak over the North Face, and paddled nearly 400 miles down the Ganges River to the ocean.
Dickinson, Brian. Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest.
2014 US #26729, $24.99
In 2011, Dickinson was roughly 1,000' from the summit of Everest when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain?
Falvey, Pat & Pemba Gyalje Sherpa. The Summit: How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2's Deadliest Days.
2013 Ireland #26734, $43.99
In 2008, 11 lives were lost on K2 in a series of accidents. Pemba Gyalje was one of several Sherpas at the center of attempts to rescue trapped climbers. Based on Pemba Gyalje's eyewitness account and interviews with survivors.
Hawkins, Stewart. Far, Far, the Distant Peak: The Life of Wilfrid Noyce - Mountaineer, Scholar, Poet.
2014 UK #26674, $59.95
Hawkins' biography of Noyce, best known for his contribution to the success of the 1953 Everest expedition, describes Noyce's life and achievements and seeks to show the motivation and driving force of a man who spanned two very different eras of mountaineering achievement.
House, Steve & Scott Johnston. Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber As Athlete.
2014 US #26731, $34.99
Detailed instructions cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and strengths.
Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde. Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing.
2014 US #26737, $21.95
Kaltenbrunner was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. This is the first English-translation of her book.
Kelly, Phil, et al. Peak Rock: The History, The Routes, The Climbers.
2013 UK #26571, $84.95
A large-format, limited edition, work celebrating significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District.
Kor, Layton. Beyond the Vertical.
2013 US #26544, $29.95
Kor's classic autobiography is back in print!
Lowes, Michael. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer.
2014 UK #26742, $27.95
The first published biography of Beetham who was a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, writer, and the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924.
Moorehead, Catherine. The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life of Haversham Godwin-Austen.
2013 UK #26556, $49.95
The first biography of Godwin-Austen who not only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam.
Pasaban, Edurne. Tilting at Mountains: Love, Tragedy, and Triumph on the Worlds Highest Peaks.
2014 US #26738, $21.95
Pasaban was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000m peaks. This is the first English-translation of her book.
Porter, John. One Day As A Tiger.
2014 UK #26763, $39.95
Porter's revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst.
Sale, Richard & Jochen Hemmleb. Nanga Parbat 1970: Tragedy and Controversy.
2014 UK #26723, $59.95
This book explores the events of the 1970 disappearance of Gunther Messner on Nanga Parbat. It draws on contemporary diaries and other records, on later interviews given by, and books written by, the team members, and on private conversations with some of the surviving team members.
Searle, Mike. Colliding Continents: A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, & Tibet.
2013 UK #26644, $39.95
Searle, a leading expert on Himalayan geology and a mountaineer, interweaves the science of these great mountains with vivid accounts of his expeditions.
Thompson, Simon. A Long Walk with Lord Conway: An Exploration of the Alps and an English Adventurer.
2013 UK #26550, $33.95
Thompson retraces Conway's long journey over the peaks, passes and glaciers of the Alps and rediscovers the life of a complex and remarkable English adventurer.
Viesturs, Ed w/ David Roberts. The Mountain: My Time on Everest.
2013 US #26645, $26.95
Viesturs presents riveting accounts of his own climbs as well as vivid narratives of some of the most famous and infamous climbs throughout the last century.
Whelan, Diane. Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest.
2014 Canada #26697, $29.95
In 2010, filmmaker Whelan made her second trip to Everest as a member of the Asian Trekking expedition. In this personal and eye-opening expose, she shares gripping stories of Maoist rebels, avalanches and bodies surfacing out of a dying glacier.
Wilkins, Brian. Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas.
2013 Australia #26646, $59.95
Wilkins, a member of the New Zealand Alpine Club's 1954 expedition to Baruntse, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalaya.
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Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912.
1913 UK #26585, $5500.-
Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition.
1905 UK #26592, $2900.-
Barry, Martin. Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834.
1836 UK #26484, $535.50
Belcher, Captain Sir Edward. The Last of the Arctic Voyages; Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, under the Command of . . . in Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-54. with Notes on the Natural History by Sir John Richardson, et al.
1855 UK #25766, $1695.-
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900.
1901 UK #22500, $1695.-
With Signed Photo
Buhl, Hermann. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography.
1956 UK #24984, $1695.-
A Presentation Copy of the Finest Polar Book Ever Written
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913.
1922 UK #26618, $13,000.-
Conway, Sir William Martin. Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.
1894 UK #26530, $607.50
Forbes, James. Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers.
1843 Scotland #26523, $2245.-
Freshfield, Douglas. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration.
1903 UK #23016, $805.50
Grouner, M. Histoire Naturelle des Glacieres de Suisse [Natural History of the Glaciers of Switzerland].
1770 Paris #26468, $3510.-
Mawson, Sir Douglas. The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.
1915 UK #25777, $1195.-
Merzbacher, Gottfried. The Central Tian-Shan Mountains 1902-1903.
1905 UK #26528, $562.50
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus.
1895 UK #14227, $315.-
The First Photo of K2!
Jacot-Guillarmod, Jules. Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram.
#25930, Limited ed $195.-
#25929, Regular ed $95.-
Chris Bonington Sale
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American Alpine Club Library
A select offering of 130 duplicate items withdrawn from the AAC Library. Included are works by:
Auldjo, Barry, Bates, Bruce, Conway, Dutton, Filippi,
Fitzgerald, Freshfield, Green, Hornbein, Houston, Howard-Bury, Hudson, Hunt, Kain, Larden, Mannering, Mazuchelli,
Mumm, Norton, Palmer, Smith, Stuck, Stutfield, Thorington, Tilman, Tuckett, Wills, Mawson, and many more!
Proceeds from the sale of these books will directly benefit The Henry S. Hall, Jr. American Alpine Club Library.
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