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Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827: Auldjo, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryAuldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope: Austen, Peter
signedAusten, Peter Everest Canada: The Climb for Hope
1992 Caitlin BC 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 135, 27 bw photos, 2 maps; wraps; signed, new #21533 $26.00
Austen led this Canadian attempt on Everest in 1991 which reached 26,000’ via the North Ridge.[read more]

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 Conquest of Fitzroy: Azema, M. A.
Azema, M. A. The Conquest of Fitzroy
1957 Andre Deutsch London 1st, 8vo, pp.237, 19 bw photos, 4 sketches, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth tight, near fine #24051 $25.00
Account of the 1952 first ascent of this Patagonian spire by Guido Magnone and Lionel Terray. Neate A78.[read more]

Azpiazu Aldalur, Jose M. Alpinismo Español en el Mundo Vol. 1 [Spanish Mountaineering in the World Vol. 1]
1980 Editorial RM Madrid 1st, 4to, pp.215, 68 color & 63 bw photos, 7 maps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23710 $85.00
A compilation of Spanish mountaineering expeditions around the world. Volume 2 was not published. In Spanish, no English translation.[read more]

Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!: Babcock, Jeffrey T.
signedBabcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no[read more]

Mountain: A Life on the Rocks: Backshall, Steve
Backshall, Steve Mountain: A Life on the Rocks
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.356, 46 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26984 $37.95
Backshall’s love affair with the mountains has taken him to some of the world’s wildest places, environments that have the power to make a human being feel very small, very vulnerable and very alive. This is an account of his most breath-taking expeditions heading into the Death Zone on the roof of [read more]

Summit! One Woman’s Mount Everest Climb Guides You to Success: Bagley, Laurie
signedBagley, Laurie Summit! One Woman’s Mount Everest Climb Guides You to Success
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 146, 5 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25621 $15.95
Bagley, a part-time guide for Adventures International, has climbed Everest, Denali, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro. Here she uses her 2006 Everest North Ridge trip as the background for goal setting and personal growth.[read more]

The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire: Baker, Deborah
Baker, Deborah The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 358, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #27421 $27.95
John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Everest. While their younger brothers - W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender - achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest’s su[read more]

signedBallu, Yves Les Alpinists
1984 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.463, appendices, wraps; inscribed to Ad Carter, with Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23650 $45.00
A comprehensive look at the exploration of the Alps and those involved, including Whymper, Mummery, Preuss, Comici, Allain, Cassin, Bonatti, and others. The appendices list first ascents, climbers, summits, and a detailed bibliography. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History: Band, George
signedBand, George Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History
2003 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, map frontis, 143 color & 149 bw photos, 5 maps, chart, photo eps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new #22902 $59.00
A sumptuous book, weighs over three pounds, by the youngest member of the 1953 Everest team. A complete history of Everest from the first reconnaissance expedition in 1921 through the first ascent. Also includes major achievements to the present time. There are even some previously unpublished ph[read more]

Band, George Road to Rakaposhi
1955 Travel Book Club London rep, 8vo, pp.192, 47 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth w/ name, vg+. #22994 $20.00
Account of the 1954 Cambridge University Mountaineering Club’s attempt on this 25,550’ Karakoram peak. Although unsuccessful, they helped pave the way for the 1958 first ascent. Band was a member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the 1955 ascent of Kangchenjunga. Neate B33.[read more]

Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Band, George
Band, George Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 153 color & 122 bw photos, 6 sketches, 11 maps (8 color), photo eps, blue cloth; bookplate of Trevor Braham, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24517 $49.00
A beautiful, large-format work on the world’s first mountaineering club, founded in 1857. Its history is the history of British mountaineering around the world. Band begins at the very conception of the Club and takes us through the evolution of an exclusive Alpine tradition, how climbing developed [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Commando Climber
1955 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 240, color frontis, 18 bw photos, green cloth; dj worn, fold marks, taped, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, vg #24765 $25.00 $22.50
Autobiography, Banks' climbing took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Arctic Greenland. He led the 1956 attempt and 1958 attempt on Rakaposhi. Neate B34. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Asce[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chip front, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24766 $25.00 $22.50
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger,[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryBanks, Mike Rakaposhi
1960 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.238, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chip top spine/front, good, cloth w/ Espie bookplate, near fine #24767 $19.00 $17.10
Account of 1956 attempt and 1958 first ascent of Rakaposhi (25,550') with Tom Patey. Neate B38. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings from the AAC Library,
Snow Commando: Banks, Mike
Banks, Mike Snow Commando
1961 Burke London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 14 bw photos, 16 illus, map, green cloth; dj w/ chip to part of spine & back cover, vg, cloth near fine #23440 $49.00
Banks' autobiography described his early climbing which took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Greenland as a member of the 1955 British North Greenland Expedition. He was a member of the 1956 attempt on Rakapopshi and two years later led the British Combin[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1959 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.212, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 3 maps/diagrams, blue cloth; dj w/ faint label marks on spine, small chip back, tape marks on inside, unclipped, vg, cloth w/ trace dampstain bottom edge, vg #22469 $45.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
Barker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
1960 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.210, 13 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #22995 $65.00
Account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. Nice copies are becoming hard to find. Neate B42, Yak B48.[read more]

The Last Blue Mountain: Barker, Ralph
signedBarker, Ralph The Last Blue Mountain
2020 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xvii, 214, 16 bw photos, 2 drawings, map, appendix, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27663 $47.95
Barker’s book, first published in 1959, has been long overdue for a new printing to bring this tragic story to a wider audience. This is the account of the tragic 1957 Haramosh (24,270') expedition to the Karakoram, prepared from expedition diaries and discussions with survivors. This new printing i[read more]

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