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The Avalanche Enigma: Fraser, Colin
Fraser, Colin The Avalanche Enigma
1966 McNally Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.301, 48 bw photos, 14 figs, appendix, map eps, green cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ some speckling to spine, near fine #21899 $19.00 $9.00
Fraser worked for the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research and was in Switzerland during the terrifying winter of 1950-51. He describes avalanches and explains the processes that create them in layman’s terms and provides many accounts of accidents to illustrate the technical poi[read more]

Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak: Freedman, Lew
Freedman, Lew Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 218, 98 bw photos, wraps; new #27303 $19.95
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols on the mountain, organizing clean climb efforts on the mountain, meeting the best climbers in the world, a[read more]

Freeman, Lewis R. On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies
1925 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 270, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, gold dec blue cloth; cloth spine faded, sticker mark bottom spine, good #25138 $24.00 $19.20
Account of a photographic surveying expedition. Neate F60. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at [read more]

La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]: Frendo, Edouard
signedFrendo, Edouard La Face Nord des Grandes Jorasses [The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses]
1947 Susse Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.105, 24 bw photos, fldg route chart back, wraps w/ dj; signed Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, & Alessandro Gogna, dj unclipped, fine, wraps chart w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #26161 $850.00
The imposing North Face of the Grandes Jorasses is considered one of the finest in the Alps. The classic route, the Walker Spur, was first climbed by Riccardo Cassin, Gino Esposito, and Ugo Tizzoni (1938). Walter Bonatti made the fourth ascent, with three others (1949), as well as the first winter a[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys: Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz
Frison-Roche, R. & Pierre Tairraz Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys
1961 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.267, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, fldg map back, blue cloth; cloth very good, map w/ marker outline, very good #13570 $9.00 $7.65
A well-illustrated book on Mont Blanc and the surrounding valleys. See Neate F76. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

A History of Mountain Climbing: Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty
Frison-Roche, Roger & Sylvain Jouty A History of Mountain Climbing
1996 Flammarion NY 1st, 4to, pp.335, 206 color & 169 bw photos, 58 color & 99 bw illus, 5 color maps, black cloth; dj chipped top right corner, pulled top spine, sticker on back, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #25139 $35.00 $15.00
A profusely illustrated work focusing on the history of climbing in the Alps and other great mountain ranges. Includes biographies of 50 great climbers and a bibliography. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Fryxell, Fritiof, ed The Tetons: Interpretations of a Mountain Landscape
1946 Univ California Press Berkeley 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 77, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 2 figs, fldg map, red cloth; dj w/ name on flap, near fine, cloth w/ bookplate, fine. #24063 $19.00
Published as a guide for visitors to the Grand Teton National Park.[read more]

Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide: Gabbard, Andrea
Gabbard, Andrea Mountaineering: A Woman’s Guide
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.126, 63 bw photos, sketches, appendix, wraps; new #14262 $14.95 $11.95
Discusses alpine skills for women beginning with the author’s own climb of Rainier. Covers training, outfitting, safety, equipment, and techniques for high altitude climbing. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova: Gagne, Ty
Gagne, Ty Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 193, color frontis, 32 color photos, 23 color illus, 5 color maps, wraps; new #27352 $24.95
On February 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these [read more]

Denali Justice: Galbraith, Peter A.
Galbraith, Peter A. Denali Justice
2014 US 8vo, pp.xi, 307, bw photo, map, appendices, wraps; new #27524 $19.95
In mid-December, 1981, a small air taxi crashed at 10,300’ on the slopes of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. All four people aboard survived the crash and the wreckage was quickly located. The weather was good the next morning but no rescuers landed nearby and no emergency supplies were[read more]

Gallagher, Nora, ed Patagonia: Notes from the Field
1999 Chronicle Books SF 1st, 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 71 color & 2 bw photos, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25140 $15.00 $12.00
A nice collection of stories from the pages of Patagonia’s catalogue, with about a third previously unpublished. From the mountain community, contributors include Yvon Chouinard, Kitty Calhoun, Warren Hollinger, Ron Matous, Rick Ridgeway, Victor Saunders, and Mark Wilford. This book is from the [read more]

Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home: Galligan, Gerry
signedGalligan, Gerry Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.287, 37 color & 6 bw photos, appendices, 2 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26502 $39.95
Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008 and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-conti[read more]

Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival: Gambi, Jo
Gambi, Jo Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 302, 45 color & 1 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24576 $35.95
In 2005 Jo and Rob Gambi became the first married couple to both climb the Seven Summits and ski to the North and South Poles. Throughout this quest Rob was in remission from a second bout of cancer. Jo currently holds the record as the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits and at one time was [read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
Gammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj bumped on corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen notation regarding Reinhold Messner, tight, fine #15749 $25.00 $9.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

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