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Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

signedReinisch, Gertrude Wanda Rutkiewicz: Karawane der Träume [Wanda Rutkiewicz: A Caravan of Dreams]
1998 Munchen 1st, 4to, pp.192, 192 color & 25 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj & cloth new. #17406 $59.00
At long last, an English-language book on the great Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz. Rutkiewicz was regarded as the top woman climber of her day with ascents of eight 8000m peaks - Everest (1978), Nanga Parbat (1985), K2 (1986), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oy[read more]

Mein Weg als Bergsteiger: Reiss, Ernst
Reiss, Ernst Mein Weg als Bergsteiger
1959 Huber Frauenfeld 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 38 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ edge/corner wear, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #26888 $45.00
Reiss’ autobiography provides his account of the expeditions which almost made the first ascent of Everest in 1952 and succeeded in the first ascent of Lhotse in 1956. In German, no English translation.[read more]

To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain: Revol, Élisabeth
New signedRevol, Élisabeth To Live: Fighting for Life on the Killer Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.154, 22 color & photos, 2 figs, map, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27701 $69.95
On 25 Jan 2018, Revol and her climbing partner Tomasz Mackiewicz summited Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain. Situated in the Karakoram, the world’s ninth-highest peak is an immense ice-armoured pyramid of rock rising to an altitude of 8,126 metres. Élisabeth and Tomek had completed only the second w[read more]

The Matterhorn: Rey, Guido
New Rey, Guido The Matterhorn
Dec 1907 T. Fisher Unwin London 2nd, thick 8vo, pp.336, mounted frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 bw mounted plates w/ tissue guards, 11 bw photo plates, 23 illus, tan cloth; cloth darkened/rubbed, bookplate, inscription dated 1913, hinges tight, vg #27233 $59.00
This is one of the principal books on the early history of the Matterhorn. This second edition was published only two months after the first edition. Neate R25.[read more]

Above All Things: Rideout, Tanis
Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.375, 29 color & 292 bw photos, 32 color & 14 bw illus, plan, 8 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27212 $44.95
Carl Anton Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian sea captain, whaling manager, and explorer, with experience in both the Arctic and Antarctic. In 1888 he accompanied Fridtjof Nansen on the sealer ‘Jason’ to Greenland, prior to Nansen’s conducting the first crossing of Greenland. Larson led two whaling [read more]

Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.232, 14 color & 122 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 4 color & 2 bw maps, plan, appendices, wraps; new #27556 $29.95
The story of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900 and is aftermath. Against all odds, and being opposed by Sir Clements Markham, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, Borchgrevink managed to get his expedition fully financed by the wealthy British publisher Sir Ge[read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]: Ristvedts, Peder
Ristvedts, Peder Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]
2017 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.364, 24 color & 129 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 2 plans, 7 color maps, illus eps, wraps; new #27539 $34.95
Ristvedts (1873-1955) served as First Engineer on Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage expedition, aboard the 45-ton fishing vessel Gjøa, as well as meteorologist, blacksmith, and dog handler. In 1904, together with Amundsen, he proved that the Magnetic North Pole moved and in 1905 reached the expedit[read more]

My Life: Fail Falling: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: Fail Falling
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 188, 50 bw photos, 5 illus, wraps; signed, new #25620 $49.00
The second volume, in a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1950-1957 which saw the first free ascent of Open Book, Tahquitz (1952), the second ascent of Yosemite Point Buttress (1953), the second ascent of Sentinel Rock (1953), and Robbins’ climb of the Northw[read more]

My Life: The Golden Age: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: The Golden Age
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 150, 87 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26200 $49.00
The third volume, and last, in what was a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1957-1964 which saw Royal’s thrilling adventures during the Golden Age of Yosemite Valley. “The book is about what happened to me after the first ascent of the face of Half Dome. It c[read more]

My Life: To Be Brave: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: To Be Brave
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 221, 7 color & 20 bw photos, 9 illus, appendix, wraps; signed, new #25333 $49.00
Richly entertaining and personal, this is the first volume of Robbins’ life story. He chronicles his early years growing up in Los Angeles, his introduction to climbing, and his solo ascent of the overhanging face of Yosemite’s Leaning Tower. This is the first in a planned series of seven books! [read more]

Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953: Roberts, Athol, et al
Roberts, Athol, et al Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953
2004 NZ 1st thus, 8vo, pp.72, 58 color & 16 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #24233 $24.95
This is an account of that other 1953 Himalayan expedition. Roberts and his three teammates made the first ascent of Chamar (7000m), visited a large part of Nepal previously unvisited by Europeans, and even brought back a bear. First published as a newspaper article, this has previously unpublishe[read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts, Bob Bates & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22651 $225.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #23159 $165.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

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