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Traveling to the Arctic islands that Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, Capelotti details Smith's five major Arctic expeditions.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.
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.
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.
Sides, Hampton. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette.
2014 US #26769, $28.95
The epic, and tragic, story of the 1881 sinking of the Jeannette a thousand miles north of Siberia. Reminiscent of the Endurance sinking but with a different outcome.
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.
Smith, Michael. Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer.
2014 Ireland #26819, $39.95
This first comprehensive biography in a generation draws on extensive research of original diaries, letters and many other publications.
Winner Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize and Mountaineering History Awards
Porter, John. One Day As A Tiger.
2014 UK #26763, $45.95
Porter's revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst.
Alpinist #48 Autumn/Winter 2014.
2014 US #26818, $14.95
Palisades, Tommy Caldwell, El Hermano, Jensen Pack, 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.
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.
Messner, Reinhold. Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit.
2014 US #26812, $26.95
Messner's newest book, a conversation between Messner and interviewer Thomas H�etlin, reveals a more thoughtful and conversational Messner than one finds in his previous books.
Mills, James. The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors.
2014 US #26811, $19.95
Equal parts adventure story, history, and inspiration, Mills chronicles the first all African-American summit attempt on Denali within the context of diversity in the outdoors.
Moro, Simone. The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8000-Meters Peaks in Winter.
2014 US #26803, $19.95
Moro is one of the premier high-altitude mountaineers of today specializing in winter climbing of 8000m peaks, having reached three so far.
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.
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.
Timmerman, Jason. Mighty Jack Climbs Mount Everest.
2014 US #26776, $9.95
A children's book for the budding climber which follows smart, curious, and energetic four-year-old Jack and his friends as they attempt Everest.
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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Signed Presentation Copy
Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912.
1913 UK #26585, $4500.-
Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition.
1905 UK #26592, $2900.-
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900.
1901 UK #22500, $1595.-
With Signed 5" x 7" Photo
Buhl, Hermann. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography.
1956 UK #24984, $1595.-
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, $12,000.-
Conway, Sir William Martin. Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.
1894 UK #26530, $595.-
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, $2150.-
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, $3395.-
Harrer, Heinrich. The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger.
1960 US #26008, $975.-
Mawson, Sir Douglas. The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.
1915 UK #25777, $995.-
Merzbacher, Gottfried. The Central Tian-Shan Mountains 1902-1903.
1905 UK #26528, $545.-
Taylor, Griffith With Scott: The Silver Lining.
1916 UK #22507, $795.-
Tenzing Norgay. After Everest: An Autobiography.
1977 UK #23735, $1795.-
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.-
American Alpine Club Library
A select offering of 100 duplicate items withdrawn from the AAC Library. Included are works by:
Auldjo, Barry, Bates, Bruce, Conway, Dutton,
Fitzgerald, Freshfield, Green, Hornbein, Houston, Howard-Bury, Hunt, Kain, Larden, Mannering,
Mumm, Palmer, Smith, 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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