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The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
New Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

To Everest Via Antarctica: Climbing Solo on the Highest Peak on Each of the World's Seven Continents: Anderson, Robert Mads
New Anderson, Robert Mads To Everest Via Antarctica: Climbing Solo on the Highest Peak on Each of the World's Seven Continents
1996 Bateman NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 219, 23 color photos, blue cloth; dj w/ sticker on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth, tight, fine #5539 $14.00
Rob Anderson started his Seven Summits Solo project following an ascent of Kosciuszko in 1991. Over the following four years he succeeded on five other continental high points, interspersed with two attempts on Everest. On his seventh overall visit to Everest, in 1995, he was defeated by poor weathe[read more]

The White Death: Bettembourg, Georges
New Bettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24772 $85.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a very nice copy of a very scarce book. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06.[read more]

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Burrows, Tess
New Burrows, Tess Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 13 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27586 $19.95
A grandmother of two, 60-year-old Burrows came to climbing and polar travel late in life. She has been on expeditions to Chimborazo, Kilimanjaro, and the North and South Pole. Here, she recounts her race to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human bo[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
New Clinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj spine yellowed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #8514 $24.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

Everest: Mountain without Mercy: Coburn, Broughton
New Coburn, Broughton Everest: Mountain without Mercy
1997 National Geographic Soc Washington, DC rep, 4to, pp.222, color frontis, 125 color photos, appendices, wraps; fine #27578 $5.00
This large-format book presents the full story of the IMAX/IWERKS Everest team led by David Breashears. It beautifully presents the challenges faced by the team to make their film both before and after the devastating storm, as well as the assistance they provided. Winner of the 1997 AAC Literary[read more]

Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure: Coffey, Maria
New signedCoffey, Maria Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 234, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24698 $29.00
Climbers who court danger in the world’s highest places risk far more than their own skins. When tragedy strikes, what happens to the people who love them? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude climber? This ground-breaking book violates a central taboo of extreme advent[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
New Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
New Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj rubbed/light wear, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27579 $9.95
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new access[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
New Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; cloth w/ blindstamp on ½ title page, tight, fine #27580 $5.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
New Doyle, Arthur Conan Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
2012 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.368, photo frontis, 18 color & 44 bw photos, 4 bw illus, diagram, map, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27591 $34.95
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and pl[read more]

Travels Through the Alps: Forbes, James D.
New Forbes, James D. Travels Through the Alps
1900 Adam & Charles Black London new ed, rev & annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, lg 8vo, pp.xxxviii, 572, frontis, 44 bw illus, 9 sketches, 6 maps (5 color, 2 fldg in pocket), teg, gilt-lettered & embossed green cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, tight, fine, 3 maps w/ tears on fold lines, vg #22532 $195.00
Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first E[read more]

Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]: Forstmann, Carl
New Forstmann, Carl Himatschal: Die Throne der Götter – 23 Jahre im Himalaya [Himatschal: The Throne of the Gods – 23 Years in the Himalaya]
1926 Scheri Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.432, 83 bw photos (1 fldg pan), figs (2 fldg), fldg map back, gilt-dec brown cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27576 $59.00
Forstmann spent 25 years as a German tea planter in Darjeeling, a rare phenomenon among the British-dominated tea plantations. His differentiated description of Darjeeling, Sikkim and the foothills of the Himalaya is considered a classic of Himalayan literature. “The people I have tried to show as t[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
New 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; dj bumped on corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen notation regarding Reinhold Messner, tight, fine #15749 $25.00 $9.00
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]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
New 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]

Everest: Impossible Victory: Habeler, Peter
New signedHabeler, Peter Everest: Impossible Victory
1979 Arlington London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 23 color & 50 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27491 $65.00
Account of the 1978 first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, with Reinhold Messner, a tremendous achievement. Neate H01, SB H01, Yak H06.[read more]

White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest: Hall, Lincoln
New Hall, Lincoln White Limbo: The First Australian Climb of Mt Everest
1987 Weldons McMahons Point 2nd, 4to, pp.262, photo frontis, 199 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15041 $49.00 $19.00
Excellent photos of this 1984 expedition which made the first ascent of the Great Colouir route. Both Tim McCartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer summitted very late in the day. Hard to find. Neate H14, SB H04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett: Hanrahan, Maura
New Hanrahan, Maura Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
2018 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27587 $29.95
In March 1914, two men began a perilous 700-mile walk across the barren ice fields of the Arctic Ocean from Alaska to Siberia on a near-impossible rescue mission - to save the stranded crew and passengers of the ship Karluk, which had been crushed and sunk by ice. One of those making this trek was l[read more]

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger: Harrer, Heinrich
New Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger
1960 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.240, 4 color & 53 bw photos, fldg map photo, map, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ name behind front flap, tight, fine #9729 $75.00
Story of the Eiger’s North Face from the first attempt in 1935 and Harrer's first ascent in 1938 through 1958. A classic work in mountaineering history. Neate H41.[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
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 chipped/worn, unclipped, good, cloth tight, fine #9733 $9.95
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 Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64.[read more]

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