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The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved: Lundborg, Einar
Lundborg, Einar The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved
1929 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 99 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, white spot to spine, tight, vg- #26717 $32.00
Lundborg, a First Lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, was well known for daring, long-distance northern flights. When he rescued Umberto Nobile, following the crash of the dirigible “Italia” in May 1928, he was promoted to Captain. Profusely illustrated with many of Lunborg’s own photos.[read more]

Machetto, Gianfranco & Riccardo Varvelli Sette Anni Contro il Tirich [Seven Years Against the Tirich]
1976 dall’Oglio Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 14 sketches, 5 tables, 9 maps, wraps; small tear top spine, vg. #24461 $49.00
An accounting of expeditions to Tirich Mir since the 1950 Norwegian first ascent. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Climb to the Lost World: MacInnes, Hamish
signedMacInnes, Hamish Climb to the Lost World
1974 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 10 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Joe Brown, dj w/ light edge wear, small ½” tear bottom back, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25327 $175.00
In 1973 MacInnes, accompanied by Mo Anthoine, Joe Brown, Don Whillans, and a film crew, journeyed through the jungles of Guyana and made the first ascent of the Great Prow of Roraima in appalling weather. A great read of some of the UK’s finest. Neate M12.[read more]

The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909: Mackay, A. Forbes
Mackay, A. Forbes The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 1 color & 2 bw photo, wraps; fine #26948 $19.95
Mackay was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) and was one of three who made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. He then went on to be part of the three-man team which first reached the South Magnetic Pole. His diary (Nov 31, 1908 thru Feb 6, 1909) describes reaching the So[read more]

The First Ascent of Mount Kenya: Mackinder, H. J.
Mackinder, H. J. The First Ascent of Mount Kenya
1991 Ohio Univ Athens 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 287, frontis, 11 bw photos, sketches, 3 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11019 $29.00 $24.00
This is the first publication of Mackinder's book on his 1899 ascent and includes an interesting section on why the book was not published as planned. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914: Madigan, J. W.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914
2012 Madigan Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.viii, 608, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, 12 illus, appendices, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ corner bumps from shipping, else new #26482 $99.00
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889 – 1947) in Antarctica as a member of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. These are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself. Madigan was the expedit[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 2nd, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj w/ some corner wear, vg, cloth fine #25292 $125.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]: Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare
Maestri, Fernanda & Cesare Duemila Metri della Nostra Vita [Two Thousand Meters of Our Life]
1972 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 41 color photos, ep drawing, black cloth; dj is a facsimile, cloth fine #24423 $149.00
This is Maestri’s account of his controversial drilled ascent of Cerro Torre in 1970. The style of this climb, following on the heels of his disputed and tragic claimed first ascent in 1959, only further antagonized the climbing community. Scarce. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition: Makalu.
signedMakalu. 1978 Souvenir Cover International Makalu Expedition
1978 1 of 100; signed Kurt Diemberger #22389 $39.00
This international Austrian-German-Nepalese expedition placed seven members on the summit of Makalu, including Warth and Diemberger. Diemberger’s signature is desireable as he is one of only two people to make the first ascent of two 8000m peaks - Broad Peak, with Hermann Buhl, and Dhaulagiri.[read more]

Malatynski, Marek Im Schatten des Kangchendzönga: In den Bergen Nepals
1984 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, German, 8vo, pp.244, 34 color & 16 bw photos, map, white cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj near fine, cloth fine. #23706 $45.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; w/ bookplate of Anders Bolinder, dj fine, wraps fine. #23707 $49.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Malatynski, Marek W Cieniu Kangczendzengi
1978 Iskry Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 48 color & 58 bw photos, map, wraps w/ dj; dj vg+, wraps fine #19050 $29.00
Account of the 1974 first ascent of Kangbachen and the 1978 first ascents of Kangchenjunga’s Middle and South Peaks. Unfortunately, on the latter climb, the team had permission for the Main summit, not for these two peaks, and the leader, Piotr Mlotecki, was banned from Nepal for five years. Two A[read more]

Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV: Maraini, Fosco
Maraini, Fosco Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV
1961 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 58 color & 50 bw photos, 20 maps/drawings, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #18963 $165.00
Account of the 1958 Italian first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (K3), with excellent photos throughout. GIV, while barely under the 8000m mark at 7925m, is more difficult than some higher peaks and has seen few ascents. One of my favorites. This UK edition is less common than the US edition. Neate M47,[read more]

Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1964 Harish Hamilton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), map eps, brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ number label removed from spine, ‘Withdrawn’ stamp on half-title & copyright pages, no other markings, vg+. #23327 $15.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959: Maraini, Fosco
Maraini, Fosco Where Four Worlds Meet - Hindu Kush 1959
1965 Harish Hamilton London 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, 29 color & 134 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), errata slip, map eps, brown cloth; dj edges rubbed, pulled top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #16417 $19.00
A nice companion volume to 'Karakoram' this details the first ascent of Saraghrar (24,111’). Neate M49, Yak M81.[read more]

Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58: Martin, Geoffrey Lee
Martin, Geoffrey Lee Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58
2007 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 114 color & 16 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24744 $44.95
On 20 January 1958, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a blaze of controversy. It had been intended that Fuchs would be the first to reach the Pole – the halfway point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s crossing of the frozen continent — but Hillary and[read more]

Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings: Marwah, Rita Gombu
signedMarwah, Rita Gombu Nawang Gombu: His Life and Times through Media Clippings
2007 New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.184, 348 bw photos, wraps; signed Rita Gombu Marwah & Nawang Gombu, corners bumped in shipping, else new #25499 $125.00
This is a unique compilation of newspaper and magazine articles written about Nawang Gombu through various phases of his climbing career. This extensive collection consists of photocopies of the original articles, essentially a scrapbook of his career. Gombu, a nephew of Tenzing Norgay, had an ama[read more]

Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65: Masheter, Carol
Masheter, Carol Brightest of Silver Linings: Climbing Carstenz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 199, 28 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new #27098 $13.95
Masheter’s second book describes her completion of her Seven Summits quest in 2012, becoming the oldest woman to do so - Kilimanjaro (1972), Aconcagua (2007), Everest (2008), Denali (2009), Erebus, Vinson (2012), Kosciuszko (2012), and Carstenz Pyramid (2012); as well as Cho Oyu (2005) and Mont Blan[read more]

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