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K2 Vittorio Sella Silver Print: Sella, Vittorio
signedSella, Vittorio K2 Vittorio Sella Silver Print
1954 Istituto di Fotografia Alpina “V. Sella" #176 of ltd ed, image size 11” x 13”, paper size 11¾” x 15¾”; signed 12 - Erich Abram, Ugo Angelino, Walter Bonatti, Achille Compagnoni, Mario Fantin, Cirillo Floreanini, Pino Gallotti, Lino Lacedelli, Guido Pagani, Ubaldo Rey, Gino Solda, & Sergio Viotto, fine #23369 $2,195.00
A magnificent silver print of the south-east face of K2 taken by Vittorio Sella during the Duke of Abruzzi expedition in the Karakorum in 1909. This is one of a limited number of copies produced by the Istituto di Fotografia Alpina “V. Sella” in 1954 to commemorate the Italian first ascent of K2. [read more]

Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5: Shackleton, Edward
Shackleton, Edward Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5
[1936] Farrar & Rinehart NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 372, photo frontis, 49 bw photos (4 fldg), 2 diags, 2 (of 3) maps, appendices, tan cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, rubbed, pencil notation to title page, rsm on preface & markings on rep, miss 1 map, good+ #26775 $19.00
Edward Shackleton, son of Ernest Shackleton, organized the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition and asked Gordon Humphreys to lead it. They established camps at Etah, Greenland and Lake Hazen, Ellesmere Island and made the first ascent of Mount Oxford. Karrow 641.[read more]

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest
Shackleton, Ernest The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
1932 Heinemann London Popular ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 368, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 4 diags, 2 color fldg maps, appendices; blue cloth; dj rubbed, chip on back, tape reinforced, vg-, cloth w/ name, near fine #26777 $69.00
Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) achieved many firsts - a new furthest south (88º 23’), first to the South Magnetic Pole, and the first ascent of Mount Erebus. One of three books produced by the expedition, the others being Antarctic Days and Aurora Australis. This is a reissue of[read more]

Aurora Australis: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Aurora Australis
1988 SeTo Auckland Ltd ed #161/375, 8vo, [pp.212], 11 plates, uncut, blind-stamped leather spine, wooden boards stencilled "U L I E N N E S O U P, with pamphlet, 8vo, [pp.24], 11 bw photos, wraps, with plywood box w/ green cord ties; cords to box frayed, faint scuff line across leather spine, else fine #27461 $1,750.00
A Facsimile of the Rarest of Antarctic Books A fine facsimile reproduction of the first book printed and bound in the Antarctic during Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09). To keep his men occupied during the dark winter months in the Cape Royds hut, Shackleton asked for written st[read more]

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
2019 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp., 51 color & 155 bw photos, 13 color & 5 bw illus, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27669 $24.95
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

Degrees of Difficulty: Shatayev, Vladimir
Shatayev, Vladimir Degrees of Difficulty
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 195, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, wraps; near fine #10101 $29.00
This is the first Soviet book on mountaineering to be translated into English and published in the US. Shatayev attained the level of Master of Sport and here presents his climbs from 1957 through the tragedy in the Pamirs in 1974.[read more]

Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places: Shepton, Bob
Shepton, Bob Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, 28 color photos, 4 maps, wraps; new #26746 $25.95
Shepton is the modern H. W. Tilman. An ordained minister in his late 70s, Shepton spends much of his time sailing into the Arctic and leading small teams to make first ascents of inaccessible mountains. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, [read more]

Sherman, John Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America
1994 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 292, photo frontis, many bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #19741 $45.00
A truly excellent book on the history of bouldering with many anecdotes. The first in the AAC’s American Alpine Series and beautifully crafted.[read more]

Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America: Sherman, John
signedSherman, John Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America
1994 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxvii, 292, photo frontis, many bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22156 $69.00 $59.00
A truly excellent book on the history of bouldering with many anecdotes. The first in the AAC’s American Alpine Series and beautifully crafted. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak: Sherwonit, Bill
signedSherwonit, Bill To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak
1995 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 347, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; inscribed ‘To ___ - I hope you enjoy these stories from ‘The High One” Bill Sheronit, fine #13669 $17.95
A good read on some of the attempts to scale ‘The High One’ from the earliest expeditions in 1903 through the first winter solo ascents in 1988 and 1989.[read more]

To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak: Sherwonit, Bill
Sherwonit, Bill To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak
1990 Alaska Northwest Books Anchorage 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 347, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; near fine #4839 $7.00 $5.95
A good read on some of the attempts to scale ‘The High One’ from the earliest expeditions in 1903 through the first winter solo ascents in 1988 and 1989. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962: Shipton, Eric
signedShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, clipped, vg+, cloth w/ Major William D. Hackett bookplate, tight, fine #23882 $595.00
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. This copy has the bookplate of noted mountaineer Bill Hackett. Hackett was the first person to reach five of the Seven Summits, amongst other climbs, long before attempting these peaks became a popular quest. Sig[read more]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, fine, cloth fine #27134 $375.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj rubbed, clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #26499 $495.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

signedSingh, Brigadier Gyan Lure of Everest: Story of the First Indian Expedition
1961 Ministry Info & Broadcasting Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 212, color frontis, 64 bw photos, 3 maps, sketches, appendices, map eps, tan cloth; signed Richard Irvin, cloth rubbed, vg+ #10120 $39.00
Singh was Principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling when he led this first all-Indian attempt on Everest in 1960. Although unsuccessful they did reach 8,625 metres. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S77, SB S35, Yak S246.[read more]

Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back: Sinha, Arunima
Sinha, Arunima Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back
2014 India 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #26900 $33.95
Sinha was a 24-year-old national-level volleyball player when she was pushed off an Indian train by thieves. A passing train crushed her left leg requiring its amputation. With courage and determination she turned to mountaineering and climbed Island Peak (2012) and then became the first female ampu[read more]

signedSkarja, Tone Jalung Kang
1987 Borec Ljubljana 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 31 color & 34 bw photos, map ep, white cloth; signed Skarja and Silvo Karo, dj fine, cloth fine. #17154 $85.00
Account of the 1985 first ascent of Yalung Kang (8505m) from the north. In Czech with summary in English, no English translation.[read more]

Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]: Skarja, Tone
Skarja, Tone Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]
2008 Slovenia 1st, 8vo, pp.224 + 32, 56 color & 13 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25478 $79.00
Škarja, one of Slovenia’s foremost expedition leaders, has written a great book documenting Slovenian climbing on the Kangchenjunga massif. He covers the expeditions to Kangbachen (1965, 1974, 2007), Yalung Kang (1983, 1985), Kangchenjunga (1991), and Siniolchu (1994). A number of subsidiary summi[read more]

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