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Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
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A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished.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]

Direttissima: The Eiger Assault: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
signedGillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Direttissima: The Eiger Assault
1966 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 174, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Gillman & Chris Bonington, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9697 $125.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Eiger Direct: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Eiger Direct
1966 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, small tear top, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #24860 $45.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles: Gjeldnes, Rune
signedGjeldnes, Rune Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles
2006 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.160, 136 color photos, 3 color maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj w/ small tear top cover, else fine, cloth fine #24584 $89.00 $75.00
Norwegian Gjeldnes has made long-distance ski expeditions his forte. In 1996 he, along with fellow Norwegian Torre Larsen, completed an unsupported ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean, 109 days, 2,100 kilometers, thus becoming the first to cross the Arctic Ocean without resupply. In 2005-06, Gjeldnes c[read more]

Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado: Godfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton
signedGodfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 275, 100's bw photos, map, orange cloth; inscribed ‘Whoops! See you on the Hill, Cheers, Henry C. Barber’ on pg 216, signed Richard Irvin, dj near fine, cloth fine #14469 $45.00
A wonderful collection of the best tales of Colorado first ascents, from 1870, with historic photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate G31.[read more]

Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]: Gogna, Alessandro
signedGogna, Alessandro Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]
1983 dall‘Oglio Italy new ed, 8vo, pp.359, 28 color & 15 bw photos, wraps; signed, near fine #27068 $75.00
Gogna, an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, mountain guide, prolific writer, and lecturer, made numerous first ascents in the Alps in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Further afield, expeditions took him to Annapurna (1973), Lhotse (1975), El Capitan (1978), and K2 (1979). Here he presents ma[read more]

The Stettner Way: The Life and Climbs of Joe and Paul Stettner: Gorby, John D.
Gorby, John D. The Stettner Way: The Life and Climbs of Joe and Paul Stettner
2003 Colorado Mountain Club Press Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 75 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; new. #24080 $14.95
The Stettner brothers were legends within the early mountaineering community , putting up some of the most difficult routes in North America during a career that spanned the beginnings of modern rock climbing in the 1920s, to well into the big-wall climbing era of the 1950s. Often considered the fi[read more]

Graham, Peter Peter Graham: Mountain Guide: An Autobiography
1973 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.xiv, 245, map frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine. #22928 $65.00
Graham was a leading New Zealand guide for over 30 years who made a number of first ascents and was with Du Faur on many of her trips. Neate G42.[read more]

The Norwegian with Scott: Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary 1910-1913: Gran, Tryggve
Gran, Tryggve The Norwegian with Scott: Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary 1910-1913
1984 HMSO London 1st ed in English, 8vo, pp.258, 24 bw photos, map frontis, map eps, blue cloth; dj slightly wrinkled on back (not uncommon), unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #9150 $34.95
Tryggve Gran (1889-1980) was the youngest member of Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). He joined as a ski expert and was the last survivor. His diary was first published in Norwegian in 1915. This first English translation of Gran’s diary, by his daughter, includes addition[read more]

The White Darkness: Grann, David
Grann, David The White Darkness
2018 US 1st, small 8vo, pp.147, 36 color & 18 bw photos, map, photo eps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27446 $19.95
Grann tells the remarkable story of Henry Worsley - devoted husband, father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the fi[read more]

Annapurna II: Grant, Capt. Richard H.
Grant, Capt. Richard H. Annapurna II
1961 Kimber London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 192, 13 bw photos, map, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj torn/pulled top bottom spine, corner wear, rubbed, unclipped, good, cloth w/ Cambridge Mountaineering Club Wherry Library bookplate to ffep, no other lib markings, tight, fine #22482 $75.00
Account of the first ascent of Annapurna II (26,039’) in 1960. For Chris Bonington, who reached the summit, this was the start of an illustrious Himalayan career. An uncommon title. Neate G44.[read more]

Green, William Spotswood Among the Selkirk Glaciers: Being the Account of a Rough Survey in the Rocky Mountain Regions of British Columbia
1890 Macmillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 251, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 9 bw illus, fldg map, gold dec red cloth; cloth mottled on spine, map is a photocopy, vg. #22929 $250.00
Green was one of the first to climb in Canada and made the first ascent of Mount Bonney in the Selkirks in 1888. Scarce. Neate G50.[read more]

Green, William Spotswood Among the Selkirk Glaciers: Being the Account of a Rough Survey in the Rocky Mountain Regions of British Columbia
1998 Calgary ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.xv, 251, frontis, 9 bw illus, fldg map, gold dec red cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #17686 $39.00
Green was one of the first to climb in Canada and made the first ascent of Mount Bonney in the Selkirks in 1888. Neate G50.[read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

signedGregory, Alfred Alfred Gregory's Everest
1993 Constable London 4to, pp.183, frontis, 112 bw photos, black cloth; signed George Band, dj & cloth new #9705 $59.00
Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first ascent this is a great addition to the literature. Gregory was the official photographer and many of his black and white photos presented here in this large-format book have not been published previously. SB G15.[read more]

Alfred Gregory's Everest: Gregory, Alfred
signedGregory, Alfred Alfred Gregory's Everest
1993 Constable London 1st, 4to, pp.183, frontis, 112 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj small marks to back cover, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #24012 $125.00 $95.00
Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first ascent this is a great addition to the literature. Gregory was the official photographer and many of his black and white photos presented here in this large-format book have not been published previously. SB G15. To see all of our Sale[read more]

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