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New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #57 Spring 2017
2017 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27208 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: Jannu, Kumbhakarna, the Sleeping Warrior by Paul Hersey, Andy Lindblade, Graeme Dingle, Naoe Sakashita, Sergey Kofanov, & Dawa Sherpa
  • To Abandon: Gwen Moffat by Clare Carter
  • Threshold Shift by Nick Bullock
  • The Sharp End: The [read more]

New Bjarnason, Erik & Cathi Shaw Surviving Logan
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 26 color photos, appendices, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #27182 $27.95
In May of 2005, North Shore Rescue put together a 40th Anniversary Expedition to Mount Logan. The trip up the mountain was relatively standard. But on May 25, 2005, three members of the team became trapped in a terrifying, extratropical cyclone. With nothing more than a tent for shelter, they waited [read more]

New signed Bruce, Gen. C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth ; cloth rubbed, crack to lower front hinge, H(ugh) Heber Cholmondeley bookplate & signed Colin Monteath, foxing to prelims, several early pages tape, vg #22725 $625.00 $295.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ human [read more]

New Bryce, Daniel Endurance: Shackleton’s Extraordinary Voyage
2017 US 8vo, pp.196, wraps ; new #27192 $14.99
Bryce recounts the story of Ernest Shackleton’s heroic Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 which was to attempt a crossing of the continent but instead found themselves fighting for survival in the Weddell Sea. Their endurance and fortitude as their ship ‘Endurance’ sunk from under them is o [read more]

New Cave, Andy Learning to Breathe
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.276, 27 color & 6 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth ; dj unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ slight toning to paper as usual, near fine #24041 $29.00
Cave’s memoir takes us from his early days as a coal miner 3000 feet below the surface to his emergence as a high altitude climber. In 1986 he quit his job mining in order to take up mountaineering professionally. He attempted Ama Dablam (1987), Annapurna III (1988), and Gasherbum IV (1993). In 1997 [read more]

New Conroy, Patrick Everest Untold: Diaries from the first South African Everest Expedition
2016 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 16 color & 2 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps ; new #27211 $34.95
Conroy was 23 in 1996 when Radio 702 chose him to travel to Everest to cover the first South African Everest expedition, led by Ian Woodall, and what was to become the greatest tragedy in climbing history. Conroy relives the tragedies by sharing notes from his personal diary as well as audio transcr [read more]

New signed Cook, Sheldon S. R. Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908
April 2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.102, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, stapled wraps ; signed on cover, fine #27179 $19.95
A collection of three papers related to Cook’s claim to have discovered the North Pole and the testimony of the polar Eskimos who were with Cook. Uncommon. [read more]

New signed Cook, Sheldon S. R. Sextant, Speeds and Drift: The Polar Journey of Frederick Albert Cook - The Discovery of The North Pole, April 21, 1908
c2009 Atlanta 4to, pp.81, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, stapled wraps ; signed, fine #27180 $19.95
An extensive paper written to refute Robert Bryce’s book ‘Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved’. Uncommon. [read more]

New Cook, Sheldon S. R. The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908
2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.60, 2 maps, stapled wraps ; damp stained, good #27181 $14.95
Full title - The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908 and His Attainment of The North Pole On April 21, 1908 [read more]

New signed Day, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers
1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 5th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth ; inscribed ‘Anchorage 9/23/69 Best greetings from Alaska for all happy landings & good luck thru modern life in the Great Society! Bob Reeves’, signed Bob Bates, dj w/ light wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #14436 $69.00
Reeve, one of Alaska's best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania. [read more]

New Diemberger, Kurt Summits and Secrets
1971 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.344, 78 bw photos, 8 maps, blue cloth ; dj lightly chipped bottom spine, clipped, near fine, cloth w/ tape remants to eps, name on ffep, vg+ #27171 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. Diemberger is only one of two people to make first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks. First edition hardcover copies are hard to come by. See Neate D26, Yak D119. [read more]

New Dreyfus, Paul Sylvain Saudan: Skieur de l’Impossible
1975 Arthaud Paris rep, 8vo, pp.281, 17 bw photos, errata slip, wraps w/ dj ; dj bumped top spine, vg+, internally bumped, near fine #24580 $39.00
Saudan earned his reputation as an extreme skier on near-vertical slopes. This includes accounts of his descents of l’Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc, the Eiger, and more. In French, no English translation. Perret 3906. [read more]

New Filippi, Gabriel The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountains
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 364, 39 color & 6 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj corners bumped from shipping, else dj & cloth new #27198 $34.95
Filippi, one of Canada’s foremost mountaineers, presents a gripping, heartfelt and inspiring memoir in which he shares a life spent in and out of the Death Zone and proves an old axiom true: no climber returns from a summit the same person as when he began his ascent. The Escapist is an unflinchi [read more]

New Florine, Hans w/ Jayme Moye On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 204, 28 color photos, appendices, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27183 $24.95
Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine, [read more]

New Green, Fitzhugh Peary: The Man who Refused to Fail
1926 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 404, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 19 bw photos, map eps, teg, blue pebbled cloth ; cloth spine slightly darkened, name, tight, fine #27207 $75.00
One of several biographies of Robert Peary, who claimed to be the first man to set foot at the North Pole. Green covers Peary’s life, earlier Arctic trips, including his crossing of Greenland, and the attempt at the North Pole. [read more]

New signed Harding, John Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 338, 65 color & 62 bw photos, 15 color maps, map ep, red cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #27199 $39.95
Harding recollects his worldwide adventures spanning sixty years across Europe, Iran, East Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Arctic. He climbed many classic peaks including Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, and Mount Cook, explored obscure ranges, and pioneered ski mountaineering expeditions in Tu [read more]

New Harrington, Garry Chasing Summits: In Pursuit of High Places and an Unconventional Life
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.311, 17 bw photos, 17 maps, wraps ; two corners bumped from shipping, else new #27184 $18.95
On the brink of his 40th birthday, Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos. Once a collegiate athlete who loved hiking and running, he now finds even his dream job as a sportswriter has lost its luster. As his second marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something [read more]

New Hatfield, Philip J. Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World
2016 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.256, 13 color & 41 bw photos, 46 color & 60 bw illus, 18 color & 18 bw maps, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #27193 $44.95
The 2014 discovery of HMS Erebus - a ship lost during Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the NW Passage - reignited popular, economic, and political interest in the Arctic’s exploration, history, anthropology, and historical geography. Hatfield investigates the allure of the North through t [read more]

New Hauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth ; dj unclipped, light rubbing, fine, cloth fine #23560 $39.00
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the [read more]

New Höbusch, Harald Mountain of Destiny: Nanga Parbat and Its Path into the German Imagination
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 282, 5 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27200 $89.95
Never has a mountain occupied the German imagination longer and more thoroughly than Nanga Parbat (8,125m), the world's ninth-highest peak, located in the extreme western part of the Himalaya chain in present-day Pakistan. Repeatedly referred to in the 1930s as the German “mountain of destiny,” over [read more]

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