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On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00 $145.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

Gifford, Terry ed The Climbers' Club Centenary Journal
1997 Climbers' Club Exeter 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 87 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #14192 $35.00
A terrific collection of fine and entertaining articles from 100 years of the Climbers’ Club Journal published to celebrate the centenary 1898-1998. Includes works by Mallory, Young, Edwards, Noyce, and many more.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryGilkison, W. Scott Peaks, Packs and Mountain Tracks
1940 Whitcombe & Tombs Auckland 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine miss, good, cloth fine #23932 $45.00 $40.50
Personal memoirs and tales of adventure and exploration among the beautiful mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Neate G24. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current o[read more]

Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1973 Vikas New Delhi 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 18 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23801 $29.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55.[read more]

Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti: Gill, Manohar Singh
Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1974 Vikas New Delhi 3rd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 16 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25594 $15.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55.[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents: Gill, Michael
Gill, Michael Mountain Midsummer: Climbing in Four Continents
1969 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 70 bw photos, brown cloth; dj w/ 1” tear front, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #12047 $35.00 $29.00
Gill, a New Zealand physiologist, traveled extensively with Sir Edmund Hillary, including the attempts on Ama Dablam and Makalu, 1960-61, and Kangtega, 1963. Neate G25, Yak G56. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Gillette, Ned & Jan Reynolds Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet
1985 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 216, 60 color & 11 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj fine, cloth fine. #11395 $45.00
The 1981/82 Everest Grand Circle Expedition circumnavigated Everest and climbed Pumori (23,442') over four months and 300 miles. Now out of print. Neate G27, SB G06.[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

Direttissima: The Eiger Assault: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
signedGillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Direttissima: The Eiger Assault
1966 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 174, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Gillman & Chris Bonington, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9697 $125.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Eiger Direct: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Eiger Direct
1966 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, small tear top, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #24860 $45.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter Gillman, dj & cloth new #20919 $32.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National O[read more]

The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 46 bw photos, map, appendices, grey/white cloth; signed Peter & Leni Gillman, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #21181 $45.00
The most comprehensive biography of Mallory yet written. The Gillman’s examine Mallory’s early years and associations, his climbing accomplishments, and each of the three Everest expeditions of which he was a member. Winner of the 2000 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and National Out[read more]

La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]: Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán
Giró, Valentin, Carlos Trenchs, & Belen Roldán La Cumbre Infinita: Relato de una Expedición, Espejo de una Empresa [The Infinite Summit: The Story of an Expedition, Mirroring a Business]
2011 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 212, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26076 $45.00
Giro and Trenchs recount the 2004 Spanish expedition, The Pirates of K2, which made the second ascent of K2’s difficult Magic Line, placing one member on the summit at midnight. In 2006 they started a business venture to which they draw parallels in this book. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles: Gjeldnes, Rune
signedGjeldnes, Rune Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles
2006 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.160, 136 color photos, 3 color maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #24584 $89.00 $75.00
Norwegian Gjeldnes has made long-distance ski expeditions his forte. In 1996 he, along with fellow Norwegian Torre Larsen, completed an unsupported ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean, 109 days, 2,100 kilometers, thus becoming the first to cross the Arctic Ocean without resupply. In 2005-06, Gjeldnes c[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik
Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 15 color & 123 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 1 color & 2 bw maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27542 $24.95
Gjertsen (1885-1958) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the sea party, serving as second mate, and participated in the South Atlantic scientific voyage while Amundsen and the other eight members of the land party wintered over on the contine[read more]

Rocks Around the World: Glowacz, Stefan & Uli Wiesmeier
Glowacz, Stefan & Uli Wiesmeier Rocks Around the World
1988 Sierra Club SF 1st US, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 150 color photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26343 $45.00 $19.00
Bavarian climber Glowacz quickly became one of the top sport climbers in the world in the late 1980s. He has since moved on to the remote ranges of the world. This is a spectacular book of a photographic climbing journey around the world which took Glowacz and photographer Wiesmeier to the United [read more]

Goddard, Dale & Udo Neumann Performance Rock Climbing
1993 Stackpole Mechanicsburg reprint, 8vo, pp.194, 29 color & many bw photos, figures, wraps; some highlighting, vg #9699 $9.00 $4.00
For the experienced climber who wants to further their skills in strength, endurance, tactics, and technique. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life[read more]

Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado: Godfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton
signedGodfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 275, 100's bw photos, map, orange cloth; inscribed ‘Whoops! See you on the Hill, Cheers, Henry C. Barber’ on pg 216, signed Richard Irvin, dj near fine, cloth fine #14469 $45.00
A wonderful collection of the best tales of Colorado first ascents, from 1870, with historic photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate G31.[read more]

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