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Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]: Moravec, Fritz
Moravec, Fritz Himalaya-Bergsteigen einst und heute: Von den Ersten Erkundungen zu den käuflichen Gipfeln [Himalayan Mountaineering Then and Now: From the First Explorations to the Commercial Peaks]
1998 Picus Wien 1st, small 8vo, pp.72, dec cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #20556 $9.00 $7.00
Moravec, and team, made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This is a small reprinted version of his account of the climb. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Moreland, A. Maud Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand
1911 Witherby London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 219, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth bright, 3 plates separated, near fine. #23950 $79.00
Moreland provides an account of a tour of NZ’s South Island South Westland. He crossed Haast Pass and the Matukituki and includes an account of the first ascent of Mount Aspiring by mountain guide Alex Graham. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Not in Nea[read more]

Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory: Morin, Micheline
Morin, Micheline Everest: From the First Attempt the Final Victory
1955 John Day NY 1st, 8vo, pp.205, 13 color & 42 bw illus, 10 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge tears, vg-, cloth vg+ #12083 $9.00
An Everest history for younger readers. Neate M144, SB M46, Yak M251.[read more]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed Moro & Denis Urubko, dj & cloth new #26454 $145.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

 La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream): Moro, Simone
signedMoro, Simone La Voce del Ghiaccio - Gli Ottomila in Inverno: Il Mio Sogno Quasi Impossibile (The Voice of the Ice – The Eight-thousanders in Winter: My Almost Impossible Dream)
2012 Rizzoli Milano 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.282, 58 color photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26453 $95.00
Italian mountaineer Moro has been pushing the boundaries of high altitude climbing for some time and is at the top of his game. His specialities are new routes and first ascents in winter. Of the 8000m peaks he has climbed Lhotse (1997), Cho Oyu (2002), Broad Peak (2003), Shisha Pangma (first wint[read more]

signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat & Baiba Morrow, fine. #18966 $45.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
Morrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; fine #9927 $9.00 $7.65
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits: Morrow, Pat
signedMorrow, Pat Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits
1986 Camden House Camden East 1st, 4to, pp.175, 126 color photos, 7 route maps, wraps; signed Pat Morrow, fine #13601 $35.00 $29.00
Pat Morrow was the first to successfully complete the Seven Summits quest with the inclusion of Carstenz Pyramid. Neate a30, SB M51.[read more]

The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes: Moyes, Morton
Moyes, Morton The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes
2016 Adelaide 2nd prtg Ltd ed, 4to, pp.124, 8 color & 28 bw photos, 6 color maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps; new #27534 $49.95
Captain Morton Henry Moyes OBE (1886-1981) was a teacher, naval officer, and Antarctic explorer of the heroic age. Winner of three polar medals, Moyes took part in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 under Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Shackleton Relief Expedition 1916-17 under Captain John Ki[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good #24912 $395.00 $284.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus: Mummery, A. F.
Mummery, A. F. My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus
1908 Unwin London 2nd ed 4th imp, thick 8vo, pp.xl, 361, frontis w/ tissue guard, 10 bw full-page plates (all but 1 w/ tissue guards), 22 text illus, teg, uncut, leather title patch, brown cloth; cloth rubbed, some spots on back, corners bumped, ‘Presentation Copy’ blindstamped on bottom of title page, front hinge starting, very good #26382 $175.00
Mummery, an expert rock and alpine climber, made many important climbs in the Mont Blanc region. Here are his climbs of the Matterhorn, Aiguille des Charmoz, Grépon, Dent du Requin, Aiguille du Plan, Aiguille Verte, Dych Tau, in the Caucasus, and more. Mummery disappeared while leading an expedition[read more]

The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin: Murphy, David
Murphy, David The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin
2004 Dundurn Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 201, frontis, 29 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25826 $22.95
The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907), was one of the best-known Arctic explorers of the Victorian era. He successfully undertook four major voyages of discovery as well as epic sledge journeys and was the first explorer to bring back definitive information on the lost Franklin [read more]

Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men: Murray, James & George Marston
Murray, James & George Marston Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men
2012 UK Ltd numbered ed #280, 4to, pp.ix, xxi, 200, 4 color plates, 29 bw photo plates, 7 sketch plates, 18 text illus, cover w/ framed paper depicting an iceberg, gilt lettered title & stamped signatures of the authors, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26225 $150.00
A fine, facsimile edition produced in a limited edition of 280 copies to match the very scarce original De Luxe edition of ‘Antarctic Days’. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) produced three deluxe, limited-edition, books – Aurora Australis (approx. 80 copies), The Heart[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dent London rev, 8vo, pp.ix, 218, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped, darkened, vg-, cloth vg+. #23330 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 193, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, ‘Discard’ stamp to fep, pocket remnant rear, vg #23331 $5.00 $4.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Murray, W. H. The Story of Everest 1921 - 1952
1953 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.ix, 198, frontis, 23 bw photos, 14 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine. #9959 $15.00
History of Everest from 1921 thru the Swiss expeditions in 1952. This reprint was updated to include the history of Everest from 1921 through the 1953 first ascent. Neate M188, SB M57, Yak M288.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMusson, Spencer C. The Upper Engadine
1907 A & C Black London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 212, fldg map, frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 color illus, fldg map, uncut, dec tan cloth; cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, stamped George W. Gay MD on ½ title & title page, map w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #24917 $35.00 $31.50
The Upper Engadine is celebrated as one of the most scenic valleys in Switzerland. This is an early work on the region. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s North Ridge in the[read more]

Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership: Naar, Ronald
signedNaar, Ronald Going for the Top: Expeditions to Team Building, Coaching and Leadership
2007 Netherlands 1st, square 4to, pp.88, photo frontis, 44 color photos, grey cloth; signed, dj w/ slight corner bend, else dj & cloth new #24680 $69.95
This is primarily a photo book derived from Naar’s lectures using his mountaineering achievements to illustrate the parallels between reaching the highest summits and being successful in business. The common themes in his lectures are the lessons learned during his expeditions: the setting of clear[read more]

Tirich Mir: The Norwegian Himalayan Expedition: Naess, Arne
Naess, Arne Tirich Mir: The Norwegian Himalayan Expedition
1952 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 56 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; facsimile dj of rubbed, unclipped, vg dj, cloth spine mottled, small name, tight, vg #24918 $75.00
Account of the 1950 Norwegian expedition which made the first ascent of Tirich Mir (25,264’), the highest peak in the Hindu Kush. Both British and German expeditions had previously been unsuccessful in reaching the summit. An uncommon title. Neate N01.[read more]

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