Polar

2019 Antarctic Calendar. 2018 UK #27428, $19.95





Curtis, Con. Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary. 2017 UK #27420, $29.95
The humorous diary account of a two-person deep field research trip.

Dippel, John. To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration. 2018 US #27366, $27.95
What drove explorers to risk their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic?

Haddelsey, Stephen. Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic. 2018 UK #27424, $39.95
The tragic tales of famous explorers and lesser-known figures, whoe gave their lives for the forward progress of Antarctic exploration.

Jensen, David. Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration. 2018 UK #27427, $23.95
The fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica in 1899.

Joyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. 2017 UK #27342, $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce's incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17).

Kafarowski, Joanna. The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd. 2017 Canada #27331, $24.95
A rugged and audacious polar explorer who maintained her flamboyant lifestyle as a leading society woman, Boyd became the first woman to fly over the North Pole.

Larson, Edward. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration. 2018 US #27367, $29.95
In the course of one year, Peary and Henson were hailed as the discoverers of the North Pole, Shackleton set a new farthest-south record, Mawson reached the south magnetic pole, and the Duke of the Abruzzi attained an altitude record attempting K2.

Riffenburgh, Beau. By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men. 2016 UK #27369, $19.95
The story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the 'Endurance'.

Riffenburgh, Beau. The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson. 2018 UK #27438, $145.-
The first publication of Watson's and Kennedy's diaries from Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14).

[Shackleton]. Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. 2017 Ireland #27362, $35.-
Vol 11 of this annual with articles on Shackleton, de Gerlache, Hurley, Franklin, book reviews and more.

Taylor, Andrew. Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin. 2017 UK #27343, $74.95
Taylor, field commander of Operation Tabarin, describes this two-year expedition, precursor to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey.

signed Williams, Isobel & John Dudeney. William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero. 2018 UK #27371, $39.95
Bruce led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 to 1919.
Mountaineering

Banff Mountain Book Festival
Jon Whyte Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature

signed Bullock, Nick. Tides: A Climber's Voyage. 2018 UK #27401, $59.95
The much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut 'Echoes'.



Mountaineering History Award

Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe. Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei. 2017 Canada #27335, $31.95
A collection of personal stories and reflections based on Tabei's memoirs.



Alpinist #63 Autumn 2018. 2018 US #27419, $14.95
Featuring Nanda Devi (Part 2), Wind River Range, Granite Peak, and more!



Baker, Deborah. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire. 2018 US #27421, $27.95
The story of John Auden, a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya, and Michael Spender, first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Everest, who vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest's summit to an Englishman.

Cullinan, Patrick. White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. 2013 Australia #27328, $44.95
Account of the successful 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition which placed three members on the summit.

Fladt, Christiane. And Death Walks with Them: Above Eight Thousand Metres with Pakistani Porters from Shimshal. 2017 Pakistan #27333, $29.95
Fladt throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan's High Altitude Porters, who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan-based 8000m peaks.

signed Fowler, Mick. No Easy Way: The Challenging Life of the Climbing Taxman. 2018 UK #27418, $59.95
Fowler is the master of the small and remote Himalayan expedition. This is the third volume of his climbing memoirs.

Gagne, Ty. Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova. 2018 US #27352, $24.95
Experienced mountaineer Matrosova embarked on a winter ascent of NH's Mt. Washington and met a tragic end.



Horrell, Mark. Islands in the Snow: A Journey to Explore Nepal's Trekking Peaks. 2018 US #27422, $19.95
Another in Horrell's ongoing series of travel diaries.



Hurrell, Tim. A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar. 2015 UK #27414, $44.95
Hurrell's personal record of the 1982 Kuksar Expedition which made the first ascent but from which he did not return.

Kapadia, Harish. Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club: Commemorating 90 Years of the Iconic Institution. 2018 India #27406, $34.95
A sumptuous work from the former editor of the Himalayan Journal covering the last 90 years in Himalayan exploration.

signed Kirkpatrick, Andy. Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between. 2018 UK #27357, $59.95
The third collection of works by this climber and award-winning author.

signed Mauro, David. The Altitude Journals: A Seven-Year Journey from the Lowest Point in My Life to the Highest Point on Earth. 2017 US #27402, $23.95
Mauro's personal diaries of his quest to climb the Seven Summits.

signed McDonald, Bernadette. Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka. 2017 Canada #27337, $44.95
A triple-award winning biography on Voytek Kurtyka, one of the greatest alpinists of all time.

signed Piotrowska, Danuta. K2 1986: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski. 2015 Poland #27340, $84.95
One of several books memorializing the great Polish mountaineer Piotrowski, this one focusing on his 1986 K2 expedition in which he lost his life.

signed Piotrowska, Danuta. Lhotse 1974: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski. 2017 Poland #27341, $84.95
One of several books memorializing the great Polish mountaineer Piotrowski, this one focusing on the all-Polish Himalaya Expedition Lhotse 1974, the first attempt on an 8000m peak in winter.

signed Piotrowska, Danuta. Nanga Parbat 1982: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski. 2018 Poland #27403, $84.95
One of several books memorializing the great Polish mountaineer Piotrowski, this one focusing on Karl Herrligkoffer's 1982 expedition which made the first ascent of the East Pillar of Nanga Parbat.

Roberts, David. Limits of the Known. 2018 US #27344, $26.95
Roberts reflects on humanity's - and his own - relationship to extreme risk; part memoir and part history.



signed Scott, Doug. The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent. 2017 UK #27327, $39.95
The dramatic story of Scott's, and Bonington's, harrowing descent following their first ascent of the Ogre.

Steck, Allen. A Mountaineer's Life. 2017 US #27332, $34.95
The amazing story of Steck's prolific mountaineering career.



Steck, Ueli. Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing. 2018 US #27361, $21.95
A deeply personal and revealing memoir from this amazing climber, amd the only one of his books to be published in English.


Stratton, William. Yvon Chouinard: A Life at the Edge. 2017 US #27336, $25.95
A long-awaited biography of this climbing legend.















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Rare Items

Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition. 1905 UK #25643, $945.-

signed Barry, Martin. Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834. 1835 London #24798, $1004.40



Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900. 1901 UK #22500, $1195.-

Signed Brad Washburn 1928

signed Bregault, Henry, et al. La Chaine du Mont-Blanc. 1928 Paris #27430, $175.-

With Signed 5" x 7" Photo

signed Buhl, Hermann. Achttausend Druber und Drunter. 1960 Frankfurt #20388, $1795.-



With Signed 5" x 7" Photo

signed Buhl, Hermann. Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography. 1956 UK #24984, $1545.-


signed Desio, Ardito. La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]. 1954 Milano #25887, $975.-




signed Harrer, Heinrich. The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger. 1960 US #26008, $945.-


signed Hobbs, William Herbert. Explorers of the Antarctic. 1941 US #27415, $295.-


A Signed Copy of Joyce's Ross Sea Party Narrative

signed Joyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. 1909 US #20109, $1695.-

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Messner's Scarcest Book

Messner, Reinhold. Die Rote Rakete am Nanga Parbat. 1971 Germany #23798, $595.-





signed Passel, Charles. An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941. 1992 US #27433, $155.-


signed Tenzing Norgay. After Everest: An Autobiography. 1977 UK #23735, $1695.-




Weston, Rev. Walter. The Playground of the Far East. 1918 UK #27434, $275.-





Yoshizawa, Ichiro. Mountaineering Maps of the World: Himalaya & Karakoram and Hindu Kush. 1977/78 Tokyo #23791, $1200.-


The First Photo of K2!

Jacot-Guillarmod, Jules. Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram.


#25930, Limited ed $175.-,
#25929, Regular ed $95.-

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