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New Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #59 Autumn 2017
2017 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.122, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #27300 $14.95
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: La Meije, Part 1 by Erin Smart, Paula Wright, & Claude Gardien
  • To Move and To Be: Ueli Steck (1976-2017) by Katie Ives
  • A Mountain of Shadows: The First Ascent of the Complete South Ridge of Mt. Huntington by Clint Helander
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New Bessels, Emil & William Barr (trans.) Polaris: The Chief Scientist’s Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 643, 46 figs, 4 maps, appendices, wraps ; new #27293 $39.95
In 1871 the ill-fated American North Pole Expedition aboard the Polaris set sail from New York with an expedition led by Charles Francis Hall on board, and with Emil Bessels as the chief scientist and medical officer. While those on board hoped to be the first to reach the North Pole, within a few m [read more]

New Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps ; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du [read more]

New Burke, David Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
2009 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 170, 85 bw photos, plan, 3 maps, appendix, wraps ; new #27290 $37.95
Bertram Armytage was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. The son of a wealthy squatter, he became a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge. He fought in the Boer War and later, as an expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton’s great 1907–1 [read more]

New Caldwell, Tommy The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.341, 29 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #27287 $26.95
On January 14, 2015, Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, became the first to complete what is widely regarded as the hardest rock climb in history — a 19-day free ascent of the nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culminat [read more]

New Coutts, Louis Four Leaders: The Adventures of Nansen, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
2012 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.200, wraps ; new #27279 $19.95
What are the qualities that make a good leader? Four Leaders examines the activities of four polar explorers: Nansen, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, four men who are feted as heroes of polar exploration and inspired a generation of explorers. In particular, we learn about the judgements they made a [read more]

New signed Douglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth ; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t [read more]

New Fowler, Mick & Victor Saunders Himalaya: The Tribulations of Mick & Vic
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.267, 32 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, wraps ; new #27299 $29.95
Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders, famed British alpinists, got to know each other while winter climbing in Scotland, in all kinds of weather, mostly bad: an ideal stepping stone for great Himalayan adventures. They shared three expeditions in Pakistan, the ascents of Bojohagur (7329m, 1984), Spantik [read more]

New Freedman, Lew Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 218, 98 bw photos, wraps ; new #27303 $19.95
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols on the mountain, organizing clean climb efforts on the mountain, meeting the best climbers in the world, a [read more]

New Horrell, Mark Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.200, 18 bw photos, wraps ; new #27292 $19.95
This is the tale of Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascents of Gasherbrum I and II (2009) in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of [read more]

New Kohli, M. S. Nine Atop Everest: Story of the Indian Ascent
1969 Orient Longmans Ltd Bombay 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 384, 31 color & 85 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth ; dj rubbed, ¾” chip to front edge, unclipped, good+, cloth miss page ribbon, very good #9834 $89.00
Account of the Third Indian Everest Expedition of 1965 which finally succeeded and placed nine members on the summit. Hard to find and a good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate K43, SB K23, Yak K115. [read more]

New Loewen, Bree Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, wraps ; new #27301 $17.95
Loewen’s first book, Pickets and Dead Men, was her account of three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, in Washington, beginning at the tender age of 21. Through her utterly honest and often gripping stories, she revealed her struggle to gain the respect of her male coworkers, h [read more]

New McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps ; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi [read more]

New signed McDonald, Bernadette Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.256, 80 color & 27 bw photos, appendices, dec eps, red cloth ; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27289 $74.95
Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the comple [read more]

New McNeil, Jean Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 357, 41 bw photos, photo eps, pale blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #27294 $24.95
Acclaimed novelist and short story writer McNeil spent four months on the world’s most enigmatic continent — Antarctica. In the spirit of the diaries of Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, McNeil brings the austere beauty and the constant danger of the continent to life. W [read more]

New Messner, Reinhold Fall of Heaven:Whymper’s Tragic Matterhorn Climb
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 1 bw photo, 37 bw illus, wraps ; new #27302 $19.95
Edward Whymper and the Matterhorn are familiar names in mountaineering lore, as is Whymper’s first ascent of the mountain. His achievement, however, came at a high cost: a man slipped on the descent, a rope broke, and four of the climbers fell to their death. But there’s an untold side of the Matter [read more]

New signed Morgan, Edward Lhotse South Face - The Wall of Legends
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 5 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps ; signed, new #27295 $29.95
This book tells the story of the attempts to climb the South Face of the world’s fourth highest mountain, Lhotse. This route, generally recognized to be the hardest in the world, defeated top climbers for nearly 20 years before it was finally conquered and even then there was a furious controversy o [read more]

New Ramsland, John From Antarctica to the Gold Rushes in the Wake of the Erebus: Alexander Smith RN, Polar Voyager, Astronomer & Goldfields Commissioner 1812-1872
2011 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 376, 26 color & 26 bw photos, 2 color & 105 bw illus, plan, 8 maps, wraps ; 2 corners bent from shipping, else new #27270 $29.95
Commander Alexander Smith RN served his country with fearless resolution for seventeen years on the quarterdeck, encountering many adventures on the high seas - an intrepid voyager in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Under the command of Captain James Clark Ross, he became a heroic polar exp [read more]

New Renard, Julien Major Collections of Antarctica
1994 Gaston Renard Collingwood 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 244, wraps ; price notations penciled to about ¼ of entries, bumps to corners, fine #25814 $44.95
A huge auction totalling 1744 lots which were sold at auction in November, 1994. All lots are fully described, with informative footnotes. This catalogue, together with Rosove’s ‘Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999’, is a valuable reference for bibliographers, book dealers [read more]

New signed Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
2004 Cape London rep, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth ; signed bookplate, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25409 $49.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. A great read. [read more]

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