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New [Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 10
Oct 2016 Ireland 8vo, pp.124, 19 color & 17 bw photos, 5 bw illus, 1 maps, wraps ; new #27169 $35.00
This issue contains articles on the Shackleton Memorial, Shackleton crossing Antarctica, Scott Polar Research Institute archives, top 10 polar decisions, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available. [read more]

New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #56 Winter 2016-17
2016 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27155 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Yosemite: A Layered Terrain by Peter Haan, Paula Wright, Peter Croft, Libby Sauter, & Chris Kalman
  • Untracked by Cosmin Andron
  • The Many Faces of One Face: The Eiger Direct, Fifty Years On by Jochen Hemmleb
  • Beginnings of Histories: Memories of [read more]

New signed Bonington, Chris Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World
2016 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 547 color & 6 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps ; signed Bonington & Leo Houlding, new #27158 $39.95
This revised and expanded edition of Bonington’s ‘Mountaineer’ is a photographic autobiography, documenting over sixty years of climbing the world’s most beautiful and challenging mountains. Few climbers can match Bonington’s climbing achievements. He is one of the most accomplished and respected cl [read more]

New Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth ; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde [read more]

New signed Gammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth ; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16919 $39.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn [read more]

New Griggs, Robert F. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
1922 National Geographic Society DC 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xv, 341, lg fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 209 bw photos, 8 figs, 8 maps (3 fldg), map ep, blue cloth ; cloth w/ some corner rubbing, tight, very good #27145 $19.00
Griggs was a botanist who led a 1915 National Geographic Society expedition to observe the aftermath of the Katmai volcanic eruption in southeastern Alaska. The Mt. Katmai region was the site of one of the world’s largest volcanic explosions and the dramatic effects of that explosion are photographi [read more]

New Haines, Aubrey L. Mountain Fever: Historic Conquests of Rainier
1962 Oregon Historical Society Portland 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiii, 257, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, illus eps, wraps ; wear top/bottom spine, good+ #12049 $7.00
History of Rainier with summary of attempts and ascents from 1852-1894. Neate H07. [read more]

New Harrison, A. E. Exploring Glaciers - With a Camera
1960 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 71, frontis, 59 bw photos, wraps ; wear on spine, else very good #23460 $9.00
A very interesting book on glacial movement with many photos of the Cascades. [read more]

New Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth ; dj edges rubbed, ¼” tear top cover, vg, cloth fine #9732 $25.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. [read more]

New signed Heckmair, Anderl My Life as a Mountaineer
1978 Gollancz London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.224, 22 bw photos, 3 sketches, 3 maps, blue cloth ; signed, dj clipped, near fine, cloth near fine #27168 $275.00
Heckmair was a leading pre-war German climber and guide, who led the 1938 first ascent of the Eiger’s North Face with Harrer. Neate H65. [read more]

New Henderson, Kenneth A. Handbook of American Mountaineering
1942 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.239, frontis, 149 figures, green cloth ; cloth rubbed, good+ #14580 $5.00
The first handbook to deal specifically with American mountains and conditions. Discusses rock, ice and snow terrain, camping, cooking, equipment, maps, compass, sledging, etc. Neate H72. [read more]

New signed Herzog, Maurice Annapurna Premier 8000
1951 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.300, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, wraps w/ dj ; signed, dj chipped top/bottom spine, taped top spine, wraps good+ #16192 $95.00
The first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed himself and Louis Lachenal on the summit, although they suffered severe frostbite. This French edition has a few more photos than the English ‘Annapurna’ eate H74, Perret 2236, Yak H176. [read more]

New Herzog, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]
1952 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.208, 2 color & 16 bw photos, 7 maps (1 color), photo eps, grey cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine/edges, good, cloth fine #12182 $5.00
A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. This has the nice color sketch map of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs on the back of the dust jacket. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Bo [read more]

New signed Hill, Lynn w/ Greg Child Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 36 color & 47 bw photos, grey cloth ; signed Lynn Hill, dj & cloth new #22280 $24.95
The biography of one of the world’s most gifted climbers. Lynn describes her early beginnings as a stuntperson in Hollywood, her days on the World Cup tour, climbing high with Alex Lowe, and her masterpiece first ‘free’ ascent of El Capitan’s classic 3,000’ Nose route. Banff Mountain Book Festival 2 [read more]

New Hornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth ; dj lightly rubbed, small chip bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #9773 $95.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Neate H112, S [read more]

New signed Houston, Charles Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains
1998 Mountaineers Seattle 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 35 figs/photos, 9 tables, appendix, wraps ; signed, fine #27147 $29.00
A recommended read for anyone going high. [read more]

New Iturriza, Antxon Euskal Herria Munduaren Goiko Mugetan: Hamalau Euskal Zortzimilakoak
1998 Pyrenaica Bilbao 1st, 4to, pp.194, 179 color photos, map, photo eps, appendices, pictorial cloth ; cloth fine #24685 $39.00
This beautifully photographed book is Part 2 of ‘Vascos en el Himalaya’ by Ortega. It contains a wealth of photos and information on Spanish climbs on all of the 8000m peaks from 1979 to 1997. In Basque, no English translation. [read more]

New Jenkins, Steve The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest
1999 US rep, 4to, pp.30, color frontis, color illus, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17792 $16.00 $9.00
Geared for younger readers, this book uses color illustrations to cover history, geography, climate, and culture of the big mountain. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

New Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum
1994 Aperature NY rev & expanded ed, oblong 8vo, pp.viii, 112, photo frontis, 61 color photos, 1 figs, map, wraps ; very good #27148 $9.00
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest, a classic work of environmental protest, is updated and expanded with eight new pages and additional images. This new edition reports on the profound political developments that have taken place in recent years and documents the continuing struggle to pro [read more]

New Kinzl, Hans & Erwin Schneider Cordillera Blanca Perú
1950 Graphik Innsbruck 1st, 4to, pp.167, 120 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, red dec tan cloth ; dj rubbed, chipped top/bottom spine, good+, cloth map w/ no tears & orig folds, fine #27149 $175.00
The classic work on three German expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in 1932, 1936, and 1939 on which a number of first ascents were made. Three-quarters of the large-format book are devoted to photos from the expeditions and there is a very nice large map of the range. This is a companion volume t [read more]

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