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Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali: Brill, David
Brill, David Desire & Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 258, 9 color photos, wraps; new #22787 $16.00 $9.95
A very good account of a guided climb to the top of Mount McKinley. Brill’s engaging narrative puts forth a number of important topics from getting ready for such an expedition to group dynamics to dealing with the hazards of the mountain and everyday life. Highly recommended reading for anyone who [read more]

At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks: Bronski, Peter
Bronski, Peter At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York’s Adirondacks
2008 US pp.xiv, 322, 18 bw photos, wraps; new #26906 $16.95
Award-winning adventure writer, and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member, Peter Bronski chronicles 20 true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early twentieth century to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensiv[read more]

Brooker, W. D. ed A Century of Scottish Mountaineering: An Anthology from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
1993 Scottish Mountaineering Trust Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xii, 372, 80 bw photos, illus, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22316 $31.95 $27.95
A marvelous selection from the SMCJ, first published in 1890. Tales are told of historic events ranging from rock to ice, sea stacks to Ben Nevis.[read more]

The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle: Brooks, Alfred H.
Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle
1911 GPO Washington Professional Paper 70, 1st, 4to, pp.234, 23 bw photos, 30 figs, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), marbled edges, brown cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, miss rear pocket w/ 3 fldg maps, else very fine #24562 $145.00
Brooks, and party, undertook an exploratory journey in 1902 from the Pacific seaboard through the Alaska Range along the northwest base of McKinley to the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. The first 20 pages is a narrative of the expedition, as well as a history of previous expeditions. The remainder is comp[read more]

signedBrooks, Don & David Whitelaw A Climber’s Guide to Washington Rock: Darrington, Index, Leavenworth
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.173, frontis, 5 bw illus, 55 route drawings, 5 maps, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, vg. #23999 $15.00
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Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild: Brown, Chip
Brown, Chip Good Morning Midnight: Life and Death in the Wild
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.302, 12 bw photos, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #23173 $24.95 $19.95
The poignant story of Guy Waterman, former presidential speechwriter, jazz pianist, chronicler of the mountains of New England, and homesteader. Waterman, who endured the disappearance of two sons, one on Mount McKinley, did much to advance the cause of wilderness preservation. His suicide by expo[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed on loosly-inserted tag, dj vg+, cloth w/ partial separation in front gutter, else near fine #9556 $185.00 $175.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272. To see all of our[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj is color facsimile, cloth fine #23013 $125.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped, rubbed, good+, cloth near fine #24801 $59.00 $53.10
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Mustagh Tower and Kangchenjunga. He also had several climbs with Bonington and summitted Kangchenjunga with Band. Neate B185, Yak B272. This book is from the collection o[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1969 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, chipped bottom spine/spine edge, 1” tear back flap, unclipped, vg-, cloth bright, tight, fine #26380 $125.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
1967 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj very lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26003 $295.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

The Hard Years: Brown, Joe
signedBrown, Joe The Hard Years
20004 UK rep, 8vo, pp.256, 42 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #22440 $35.00
Brown, a legendary British climber, made many severe climbs and notable ascents in the Alps, as well as the first ascents of Kangchenjunga (1955), with George Band, and Mustagh Tower (1956), with McNaught-Davis. He also had several climbs with Bonington. Neate B185, Yak B272.[read more]

Unraveled: A Climber’s Journey Through Darkness and Back: Brown, Katie
Brown, Katie Unraveled: A Climber’s Journey Through Darkness and Back
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 15 color photos, wraps; new #27920 $19.95
World champion climber Lynn Hill once called Katie Brown “the best female sport climber in history.” As a teenager in the 1990s, Brown redefined what it meant to be a strong, successful athlete. She became a Junior World Champion at age fourteen and then over the next several years she won every US [read more]

Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering: Brown, Rebecca
Brown, Rebecca Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 258, 10 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj w/ faint sticker circle on front, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, very fine #22710 $22.95 $14.95
Brown’s book chronicles the lives of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts in the early days of mountaineering, but often surpassed them. Women such as Maria Paradis, Henriette d’Angeville, Lucy Walker, Meta Brevoort, Elizabeth Le Blond, Annie Smith Peck, [read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
signedBrowne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1913 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 381, color frontis, 94 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, teg, map eps, dec brown cloth; tipped-in copy of note from Browne to Brad Washburn, signed Washburn, cloth w/ darkened spine, stain to front cover & some discoloration to back cover, map fine w/ original folds, tight, very good #14601 $495.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. A classic. Included is a copy of a long note from Browne to Washburn. Neate B191.[read more]

The Conquest of Mount McKinley: Browne, Belmore
Browne, Belmore The Conquest of Mount McKinley
1956 Mifflin Boston 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxx, 381, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, edge wear, price clipped, vg-, cloth fine #26318 $35.00
The 1906, 1910 and 1912 expeditions. Browne was instrumental in disproving Cook's summit claims and very nearly reached the summit himself. This edition has a long introduction by Bradford Washburn. A classic. Neate B191.[read more]

Kulu and Lahoul: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
signedBruce, Gen. C. G. Kulu and Lahoul
1914 Arnold London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 308 + 8 ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 34 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), silver lettered dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, crack to lower front hinge, H(ugh) Heber Cholmondeley bookplate & signed Colin Monteath, foxing to prelims, several early pages tape, vg #22725 $625.00 $295.00
Account of six months climbing and exploration in 1912. Bruce and a small party went to the largely unexplored region between Garhwal and Kashmir, making ascents up to 19,000’. He later went on to lead the second and third British Everest expeditions. Cholmondeley was a noted Canterbury, NZ human[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Longmans, Green NY 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), blue cloth; xlib Princeton Univ, cloth w/ Univ bookplate to fep, pocket remnant on rear ep, miss 4 photos, hinges starting, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #21866 $125.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. Neate B196, SB B44, Yak B279.[read more]

The Assault on Mount Everest 1922: Bruce, Gen. C. G.
Bruce, Gen. C. G. The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
1924 Arnold London 2nd imp, royal 8vo, pp.xi, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 35 bw photos, 2 fldg maps back (1 color), uncut, red cloth; cloth slightly darkened on spine, light pull top/bottom spine, small delamination bottom fep, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #22476 $375.00
The second British expedition, from the north, building upon the reconnaissance of the previous year. Even then the use of oxygen was debated so attempts were made with and without, both going over 8000 meters. An important work in early Everest history. Anyone with a true interest in Everest should[read more]

Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum): Brunnthaler, Adolf
Brunnthaler, Adolf Sepp Larch: Vom Gesäuse in den Karakorum (Sepp Larch: From Gesäuse to the Karakorum)
2006 Germany 1st, 8vo, pp.164, 185 bw photos, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25978 $29.95
Austrian Sepp Larch is best know for being a member of the team which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. His early climbs took place in the Gesäuse region of Austria and then expanded to the Eiger and Matterhorn. Later expeditions took him to the Andes. This book is filled with with [read more]

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