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First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth; cloth top spine pulled, spine slightly darkened, light rubbing, light wear to corners, some foxing to title page, maps w/ original folds, vg+ #22500 $1,875.00 $1,195.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

Boukreev, Anatoli & G. Weston DeWalt The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
1997 St. Martin's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xi, 256, 24 color & 1 bw photos, 2 maps, sketch, chart, white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #8659 $15.00 $12.00
This is Anatoli Boukreev’s dramatic personal account of his role on Scott Fischer’s Mountain Madness team and the 1996 Everest disaster. He presents his perspective and sheds new light on the events and his account of the pre-expedition maneuvering for clients, permits, and oxygen makes fascinating[read more]

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2: Bowley, Graham
Bowley, Graham No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 253, 36 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ edge mark, else dj & cloth new #26197 $25.99 $9.99
Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. With its near-perfect pyramid shape,[read more]

The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian: Bowman, Isaiah
Bowman, Isaiah The Andes of Southern Peru: Geographical Reconnaissance Along the Seventy-Third Meridian
1916 Holt NY 1st, 4to, pp.xi, 336, 92 bw photos, 75 diagrams, 29 charts/graphs (3 fldg), 7 color fldg & 10 bw (1 fldg) maps, appendices, brown cloth; cloth near fine, graphs & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #9551 $29.00 $9.00
The full account of the geographical reconnaissance of the 1911 Yale Peruvian Expedition. The expedition route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camaná. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his[read more]

Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine: Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld
Breashears, David & Audrey Salkeld Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of Mallory and Irvine
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, color frontis, 31 color & 95 bw photos, 4 maps, black/green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #17050 $35.00 $12.00
Breashears and Salkeld, experts in historical mountaineering and Everest, examine the story of George Mallory, and his three expeditions to explore and climb Everest, who along with Andrew Irvine disappeared in 1924. This wonderful book includes many vintage photographs, many of which have never be[read more]

Climb Against The Odds: Celebrating Survival on the Mountain: Breast Cancer Fund.
Breast Cancer Fund. Climb Against The Odds: Celebrating Survival on the Mountain
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.159, 107 color & 3 bw photos, wraps; new. #23166 $22.95 $19.95
A lovely photographic work documenting three expeditions which raised money for the Breast Cancer Fund. Begun by Laura Evans in 1995, these climbs by breast cancer survivors have raised thousands of dollars for the Fund. This book covers these amazing women and their accomplishments as members of [read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Achttausend Drüber und Drunter: Buhl, Hermann
Buhl, Hermann Achttausend Drüber und Drunter
1955 Nymphenburger München 2nd prtg (6-10 Tausend), 8vo, pp.350, 18 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped/torn, good, cloth w/ light wear to corners, tight, else fine #27174 $95.00 $75.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography: Buhl, Hermann
signedBuhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ edge wear & rubbed on spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ name on ffep, fine #16238 $125.00 $95.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri[read more]

Climbing: Bunting, James
signedBunting, James Climbing
1973 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.92, photo frontis, 6 color & 38 bw photos, 3 illus, 27 figs, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed Richard Irvin, issued w/o dj, cloth fine #23442 $9.00 $7.20
A guide to climbing reflecting the state of the art at the time. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Burgess Book of Lies: Burgess, Adrian & Alan
Burgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
1994 Rocky Mountain Books Calgary 1st, 8vo, pp.463, 23 color & 26 bw photos, yellow cloth; dj bumped top spine, else fine, cloth fine #22590 $39.00 $29.00
The Burgess twins are well noted for their exploits on and off the mountains! Here are entertaining stories from the Alps to Logan, McKinley to Fitzroy, Dhaulagiri to Everest, and many places in between. The original hardcover editions are rather scarce. To see all of our Sale Items,
Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corner bumped from shipping, else new #27901 $59.95 $39.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines: Catlow, Agnes & Maria
Catlow, Agnes & Maria Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines
[1861] James Hogg & Sons London 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xiii, 374, 2 pgs ads, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 tinted & 1 bw lithographs w/ tissue guards, vol II pp.ix, 368, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 tinted lithographs w/ tissue guards, gilt & blind-stamped red cloth; cloth rubbed, pulled top of spines, vol II w/ stain mark to lower front corner & hinges starting, good+ set #26521 $295.00 $219.00
The Catlow sisters were natural historians who wrote a number of books. Here they describe their travels in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Included are observations on flora, fauna, geography, topography, and anecdotes of their travels. This is from the Ladd Collection although it does not bear [read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma: China.
China. Another Ascent of the World's Highest Peak - Qomolangma
1975 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, pp.119, 97 color & 54 bw photos, map, wraps; spine/spine edges faded as usual, near fine #10306 $35.00 $19.00
Account of the 1975 Chinese ascent from the north. Neate C38, SB C16, Yak C97. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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