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Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Rocky Horrors, Frozen Smiles: A Mountaineer at the End of his Rope
2000 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.200, wraps; signed, new #21534 $21.00
Austen takes a humorous, yet cautionary, look at falls on rock and ice, avalanches, lightning on mountain tops, high altitude diseases, grizzly bears, the unpredictability of people under extreme stress, hypothermia and even exploding volcanoes.[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, tear bottom spine/edge, vg, cloth w/ name 1957, vg+ #23848 $125.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

One Green Bottle: Coxhead, Elizabeth
Coxhead, Elizabeth One Green Bottle
1951 Lippincott NY 1st, 8vo, pp.254, green cloth; dj chipped top spine, stain on back, good+, cloth vg+ #23447 $195.00 $79.00
Coxhead (1909 – 1979) was a writer and climber. This, her second of eight novels, was controversial when it was published, being condemned for its explicitness by the Bishop of Chester in 1951. It is now rather scarce. “Here at last is an English-language novel completely centered on climbing a[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.234, 1 bw photo, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #27001 $19.95
Crean was an Irish seaman and member of three major Antarctic expeditions - Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), and Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). His contributions to these expeditions sealed his reputation as[read more]

Holmes, Peter Mountains and a Monastery
1958 Bles London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 23 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth vg+. #23835 $29.00
In 1956, Holmes, together with his wife and brother-in-law, made a return trip to Spiti. This humorous narrative of their adventures includes several first ascents. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H106.[read more]

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue: Loewen, Bree
Loewen, Bree Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, wraps; new #27301 $17.95
Loewen’s first book, Pickets and Dead Men, was her account of three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, in Washington, beginning at the tender age of 21. Through her utterly honest and often gripping stories, she revealed her struggle to gain the respect of her male coworkers, h[read more]

Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer: Moore, Tim
Moore, Tim Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 8 bw illus, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25618 $23.95 $9.95
In this humorous book, Moore retraces the 1850s travels of Lord Dufferin. Dufferin, a wealthy British philanthropist, sailed his yacht Foam across the Arctic Circle and wrote ‘Letters from High Latitudes’. In the 1990s, Moore decided to retrace Dufferin's travels to Iceland, Norway, and Spitzberge[read more]

One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses: Patey, Tom
signedPatey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1997 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.287, 8 bw photos, wraps; signed Chris Bonington & Doug Scott, new. #8768 $45.00
Back in print! Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. With a new introduction by Chris Bonington.[read more]

signedPatey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1978 Gollancz London 5th imp, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; signed Chris Bonington, dj fine, cloth fine. #22227 $75.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find. Neate P22, Yak P30.[read more]

One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses: Patey, Tom
Patey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1971 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #27322 $45.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find as a first edition. Neate P22, Yak P30.[read more]

Patey, Tom One Man's Mountains: Essays and Verses
1973 Gollancz London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.288, photo frontis, 22 bw photos, 3 diagrams, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23749 $29.00
Patey was a Scottish humorist and mountaineer who took part in the first ascents of both Mustagh Tower and Rakaposhi. Includes such verses as "Annapurna", "The Joe Brown Song", "Onward, Christian Bonington", and others. Surprising hard to find. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard [read more]

Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, wraps; new #27360 $16.95
Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic pers[read more]

Aurora Australis: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
New 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]

Sherman Exposed: Slightly Censored Climbing Stories: Sherman, John
Sherman, John Sherman Exposed: Slightly Censored Climbing Stories
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.238, white/orange cloth; dj spine faded, price sticker on back, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #16928 $9.00
The funny and irreverent Sherman offers up the best of ‘Verm’s World’, from the pages of Climbing magazine, along with previously unpublished material. His profiles of fellow climbers and humorous stories are sure to entertain.[read more]

High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring: Spring, Ira
Spring, Ira High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring
2004 US 1st, 4to, pp.107, photo frontis, 113 bw photos, wraps; new #26146 $18.95
At the age of twelve, twin brothers Bob and Ira Spring received free Eastman Kodak Box Brownie cameras as part of a corporate fiftieth anniversary promotion. This happy coincidence was the beginning of two legendary careers. Throughout their lives the Spring brothers nurtured the spark of their cr[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

The Quotable Climber: Literary, Humorous, Inspirational, and Fearful Moments in Climbing: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan The Quotable Climber: Literary, Humorous, Inspirational, and Fearful Moments in Climbing
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.240, blue/white cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #13105 $19.95
Waterman’s collection includes quotations from some of climbing’s best writers such as Harrer, Knowlton, Krakauer, Messner, Osius, Simpson, and many others.[read more]

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