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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
New Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1912 Murray London See full details below; cloth corners bumped, nice color, vol 1 front hinge weakening, other hinges tight, both vols w/ inscription ‘Father 29 Nov 1912 from W.B. L.’, vol 1 w/ bp, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26584 $1,995.00
1st ed, 1st prtg, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, burgundy red cloth, spines decorated w/ embossed & red-orange, blue, & white painted [read more]

Polar Exposure: An All-Women’s Expedition to the North Pole: Aston, Felicity
New Aston, Felicity Polar Exposure: An All-Women’s Expedition to the North Pole
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 259, photo frontis, 80 color photos, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27806 $24.95
When British Explorer Aston put out an open call for women with little to no experience willing to brave the elements on an expedition to the North Pole, she was stunned to have over 1000 applicants. After narrowing it down to ten women from ten different countries—some of whom had never seen snow b[read more]

Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica: Chambers, Graham
New Chambers, Graham Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica
2016 US 8vo, pp.117, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27774 $10.95
Short stories based on real incidents that occurred during the author's two-year stay as a meteorologist at Halley 3, a British Research base in Antarctica located about 500 miles from the South Pole. In 1973 to 1975, Chambers was part of an eighteen-man (no women) research group that lived in this [read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
New Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London See full details below; custom folding boxes w/ pull tabs for each vol, slipcase, boards w/ perfect spine labels & sharp corners, vol 1 w/ faint remnant of former label on front ep, spare spine labels not present, tight, panoramas w/ no tears, maps w/ orig folds/no tears, fine #26619 $6,750.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 bw fldg panorama plates, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw fldg panorama plates, 1 colo[read more]

K2 The North Ridge 1990: Closs, Lyle
New Closs, Lyle K2 The North Ridge 1990
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.365, wraps; new #27799 $19.95
In 1990, K2 had not been climbed since 1986 when 13 people had died on the mountain in one season. The North Ridge had had just one ascent, by a Japanese team in 1982. One of the summit team fell to his death on the descent. By 2020 nearly 400 people had stood on the summit of K2, but 86 had died. [read more]

Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World’s Highest Mountain: Conefrey, Mick
New signedConefrey, Mick Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World’s Highest Mountain
2022 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 310, 13 bw photos, 2 sketches , map, photo eps, purple cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27800 $39.95
The dramatic and compelliing account of the first attempt to climb Everest, published to coincide with the centenary of the expedition in 2022. Though it remains by far the world’s most famous mountain, in recent years Everest’s reputation has changed radically, with long queues of climbers on th[read more]

The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain’s Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again: Davidson, Jim
New Davidson, Jim The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain’s Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.409, photo frontis, 35 color photos, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27775 $29.95
On April 25, 2015, Davidson was climbing Everest when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in eighty-one years and killed about 8,900 people. That[read more]

A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali, America’s Highest Peak: Dean, Patrick
New Dean, Patrick A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali, America’s Highest Peak
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 316, photo frontis, 4 color & 28 bw photos, red/tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27776 $27.95
In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size and position - as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation - make it one of th[read more]

Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
New Dingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tear back cover, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #24826 $45.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30.[read more]

See You Tomorrow: The Disappearance of Snowboarder Marco Siffredi on Everest: Evans, Jeremy
New Evans, Jeremy See You Tomorrow: The Disappearance of Snowboarder Marco Siffredi on Everest
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 207, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27777 $24.95
Marco Siffredi was considered by many the world’s best snowboarder in 2001 when he made the first complete snowboard descent of Everest. But in 2002, the 23-year-old returned to Tibet and mysteriously disappeared on Everest while attempting to descend the Hornbein Couloir, an unrelentingly steep and[read more]

Shackleton: A Biography: Fiennes, Ranulph
New Fiennes, Ranulph Shackleton: A Biography
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.404, 7 color & 45 bw photos, 3 bw maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27808 $39.95
To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there. In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. What followed became legend. Throughout the long, dark Antarctic winter, Shackleton fights for his life and the l[read more]

Zum Sechsten Erdteil: Die Zweite Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition [To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition]: Filchner, Wilhelm
New Filchner, Wilhelm Zum Sechsten Erdteil: Die Zweite Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition [To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition]
1923 Verlag Ullstein Berlin 2nd issue, 4to, pp.xviii, 410, 2 ads, 104 bw photos, 123 illus, color fldg map, 52 maps/diagrams (2 fldg), errata slip, dark blue cloth; in custom oatmeal-cloth solander box w/ red leather spine label, fine, cloth rubbed top/bottom spine, tight, bp on front ep, map w/ orig folds/no tears, very good #27767 $300.00
Filchner's expedition plan to cross the polar ice from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea came to an abrupt end when the ice broke up under their base and they were forced to winter over aboard ship. This original account was translated into English in 1994 in a limited edition, although this edition h[read more]

Return to the Scene of the Climb: Lester, Alison Jean, ed.
New signedLester, Alison Jean, ed. Return to the Scene of the Climb
2023 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 245, 76 color & 1 bw photos, 1 bw map, pictorial cloth; signed, cloth new #27853 $39.95
James T. Lester (1927-2010) wasn't a mountaineer - he wasn't any sort of athlete, or even a hobbyist sportsman. But in 1963 he participated in the American Mount Everest Expedition (AMEE), when Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route alongside Nawang Gombu S[read more]

Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk: Levy, Buddy
New Levy, Buddy Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 412, photos frontis, 54 bw photos, 3 bw maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27809 $29.95
The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it. In the summer of 1913, the wooden-hulled brigantine Karluk departed Canada for the Arctic Ocean. At the helm was Captain Bob Bartlett, considered the world’s greatest living ice navigato[read more]

Snow Widows: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind: MacInnes, Katherine
New MacInnes, Katherine Snow Widows: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind
2022 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 497, 35 bw photos, 3 color illus, map, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27792 $49.95
The men of Captain Scott’s Polar Party were heroes of their age, enduring tremendous hardships to further the reputation of the Empire they served by reaching the South Pole before dying on the return journey. But they were also husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Now for the first time, MacIn[read more]

K2: Lies and Treachery: Marshall, Robert
New signedMarshall, Robert K2: Lies and Treachery
2009 UK 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.232, 7 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25288 $64.95
The 1954 Italian ascent of K2 was one of the most significant in the history of climbing. In Italy news of the success was triumphantly greeted by a nation keen to re-establish itself on the world’s stage after the destruction and humiliation of WWII. When they returned the climbers, and in particul[read more]

Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges: McDonald, Bernadette
New signedMcDonald, Bernadette Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in Greater Ranges
2024 US 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 14 color & 3 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27934 $34.95
Maurice Herzog is well known in mountaineering circles and beyond as the first man to reach the summit of Annapurna, but how many people know about Ang Tharkay, the Sherpa who carried the severely frostbitten Herzog for miles on that 1950 French expedition? Although rarely mentioned in published acc[read more]

Valley of Giants: Stories From Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing: Miller, Lauren DeLaunay
New Miller, Lauren DeLaunay Valley of Giants: Stories From Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 18 color & 3 bw photos, 3 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27801 $21.95
Though often overlooked, women have long been at the center of climbing in Yosemite—integral members of the community establishing routes and making equipment. In ‘Valley of Giants’, editor and climber Miller has gathered original stories, interviews, journal excerpts, archival materials, and memora[read more]

Mountain Guru: The Life of Doug Scott: Moorehead, Catherine
New Moorehead, Catherine Mountain Guru: The Life of Doug Scott
2023 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 344, 48 color & 10 bw photos, 1 bw illus, 10 bw maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27939 $34.95
Doug Scott was a legend among mountaineers. His expeditions, undertaken over a period of five decades, are unparalleled achievements. This book describes the extraordinary drama of them all, from the Himalaya to New Zealand, Patagonia, Yosemite and Alaska. It includes his famous ‘epic’ on The Ogre, [read more]

High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks: Neate, Jill
New Neate, Jill High Asia: An Illustrated History of the 7,000 Metre Peaks
1989 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.x, 213, 64 color & 60 bw photos, 57 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27413 $55.00
A comprehensive book covering each of the over 400 peaks in the 7000 metre range, an area receiving increased focus and activity, with locations, access, routes, and extensive bibliographic data. Surprisingly hard to find and a useful reference.[read more]

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