Anthony, Jason. Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine.
2012 US #26265, $26.95
Ashworth, William. Ice: A Victorian Romance - An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library. 2008 US #26547, $27.95
A wonderfully illustrated catalog featuring 55 books which illustrate the many British voyages that set out between 1818 and 1860 to discover a NW Passage.
Aston, Felicity. Alone in Antarctica. 2013 UK #26551, $19.95
Aston describes her 59-day 2011-12 ski expedition in which she became the first woman to traverse the continent solo (1744 km), the first person to cross under their own strength, and only the third person to have completed the journey.
Day, David. Antarctica: A Biography. 2013 US #26452, $34.95
Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics drawn from archives around the world.
Gregson, Jim. Exploring Greenland: Twenty Years of Adventure Mountaineering in the Great Arctic Wilderness. 2012 UK #26239, $39.95
Gregson shares narratives of his many first ascents of unclimbed peaks and ranks among Britain's most experienced Arctic mountaineers.
Harrowfield, David. What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell's Antarctic Legacy. 2013 NZ #26489, $69.-
Pennell served as navigator and captain during Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) aboard the Terra Nova. He was one of the first to go ashore to telegraph news of the demise of the Southern Party.
Hunter, Jenny, ed. Rise & Shine: Diary of John George Hunter � Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1913. 2011 Australia #26514, $95.-
Hunter was the chief biologist on Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition at the Main Base at Cape Denison.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition - The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914. 2012 Australia #26482, $99.-
Madigan was the expedition meteorologist and a member of the largest party of 18 men based at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay. His are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself.
Murray, James & George Marston. Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men. 2012 UK #26225, $150.-
A fine, facsimile edition produced in a limited edition of 280 copies to match the very scarce original De Luxe edition of 'Antarctic Days'.
Ponting, Herbert. The Great White South Prospectus. 1922 UK #26458, $39.-
The original prospectus for the second edition of Ponting's book 'The Great White South'.
Banff Mountain Book Festival Special Jury Mention
Roberts, David. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration. 2013 US #26314, $27.95
This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Douglas Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders.
[Shackleton]. Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School - vol 6. 2012 Ireland #26262, $35.-
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, Amundsen, Larsen, Wilson's notebooks, Priestley, postage stamps, book reviews, and more.
Strathie, Anne. Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott's Marvel. 2012 UK #26240, $37.95
This new biography, drawing on Bowers' letters and journals, previously unpublished material, and original research, sheds new light on his achievements and tells the full story of the hardy naval officer who could always lift his companions' spirits.
Taylor, Stanley. Antarctic Diary. 2011 Australia #26515, $47.-
Taylor served as a fireman on the Steam Yacht 'Aurora' tasked wtih collecting Douglas Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) after their first winter on the continent.
Alpinist #44 Autumn 2013.
2013 US #26541, $14.95
Sentinel Range, Antarctica, Lofoten Islands, Alison Hargreaves, Troll Wall, and more!
Coburn, Brot The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest.
2013 US #26488, $25.95
Coburn's chronicle of the American expedition to Everest in 1963 is a harrowing, character-driven account of this momentous climb and its legendary team of inspiring, troubled, and tragic climbers who suffered injuries, a near mutiny, and a death on the mountain.
Galligan, Gerry. Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber's Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home.
2013 UK #26502, $39.95
Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008.
Hinkes, Alan. 8000 Meters: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains.
2013 UK #26542, $49.95
A beautiful, large-format, book to document Hinkes' 11 year quest to climb all 14 8000m peaks, with separate chapters on each peak.
Hoyland, Graham. Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine's Fatal Ascent.
2013 UK #26477, $39.95
Combining personal experience, physical evidence found on the mountain, and insight into the hearts and minds of Mallory and Irvine, Hoyland produces a compelling description of what actually happened in 1924.
Kor, Layton. Beyond the Vertical.
2013 US #26544, $29.95
Kor's classic autobiography is back in print!
Lowe, George. Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent.
2013 UK #26478, $23.95
A trove of unpublished letters from the Lowe collection are brought together for the first time, to describe the day-by-day moments of this historic expedition as never before.
Banff Mountain Book Festival James Monroe Thorington Award for Best Work of Mountaineering History
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones. The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent.
2013 UK #26479, $49.95
This anniversary book, featuring many unpublished photographs, celebrates the most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on the expedition.
Nugent, Frank. In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers.
2013 Ireland #26546, $53.95
Nugent reveals a significant Irish contribution beginning with the Golden Age of Alpine Mountaineering when the first ascents of mountains like the Eiger and Weisshorn and the first traverse of the Matterhorn from Italy were by Irish climbers.
O'Connell, Nicholas. The Storms of Denali.
2012 US #26483, $49.-
In this highly acclaimed, disaster-epic, novel O'Connell explores risk, death, and survival as four young men set out to climb a new route on Mount McKinley, the highest and coldest summit in North America.
2013 UK #26480, $79.95
A lavish, large-format, 60th anniversary photo book to commemorate the history of Everest from the first reconnaissance in 1921 through the first ascent in 1953.
Siggins, Lorna. Everest Calling: The Irish Journey.
2013 UK #26485, $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition but also chronicles many Irish Everest achievements since.
Smythe, Tony. My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest.
2013 UK #26544, $39.95
A full account of the life of Smythe illustrated with many previously unpublished photos.
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.
Banff Mountain Book Festival Mountain & Wilderness Literature Award
Tuckey, Harriet. Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, The Man who Made it Possible.
2013 UK #26481, $39.95
Drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Tuckey tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world's highest mountain could be climbed.
Walker, Tom. The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley.
2013 US #26548, $19.95
The remarkable story of Harry Karstens, the actual, if unheralded, leader of the first successful expedition to climb McKinley in 1913; with new information.
Wolfe, Frederick. High Summits: 370 Famous Peak First Ascents and Other Significant Events in Mountaineering History.
2013 US #26555, $49.95
An essential guide to mountaineering history, providing a year-by-year account spanning all seven continents and dates from 450 B.C. through 2011.
Site Updated: 11-4-13
Chris Bonington Sale
We're having a sale on all our books by Chris Bonington - 20% off, 16 titles, 40 items! To see them all click here
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.-
Barry, Martin. Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834.
1836 UK #26484, $595.-
With Signed Letter
Brockedon, William. Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, by which Italy Communicates with France, Switzerland, and Germany.
1828-29 UK #26475, $2250.-
With Signed Photo
Buhl, Hermann. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography.
1956 UK #24984, $1795.-
Conway, Sir William Martin. Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.
1894 UK #26530, $675.-
Filippi, Filippo de. The Italian Expedition to the Himalaya, Karakoram and Eastern Turkestan (1913-1914).
1932 UK #18954, $2200.-
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, $2495.-
Freshfield, Douglas. The Life of Horace Benedict de Saussure.
1920 UK #15038, $395.-
Freshfield, Douglas. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration.
1903 UK #23016, $895.-
Grouner, M. Histoire Naturelle des Glacieres de Suisse [Natural History of the Glaciers of Switzerland].
1770 Paris #26468, $3900.-
Merzbacher, Gottfried. The Central Tian-Shan Mountains 1902-1903.
1905 UK #26528, $625.-
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus.
1895 UK #14227, $350.-
Whymper, Edward. Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69.
1871 UK #18991, $545.-
Workman, Fanny Bullock. Peaks and Glaciers of Nun Kun: A Record of Pioneer-Exploration and Mountaineering in the Punjab Himalaya.
1909 UK #26517, $1895.-
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.
To see all current offerings from the AAC Library, click here