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Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape: Rowell, Galen
signedRowell, Galen Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape
1986 Sierra Club SF 3rd, 4to, pp.224, color frontis, 79 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #25434 $49.00
Rowell presents eight visual themes with text on how each photo was taken. Neate a39.[read more]

Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet: Rowell, Galen
Rowell, Galen Mountains of the Middle Kingdom: Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet
1983 Sierra Club SF 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xv, 191, color frontis, 83 color & 47 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #10067 $15.00
A wonderfully photographed book, Rowell was among the first westerners to enter the newly opened regions near Mustagh Ata, Minya Konka, Amne Machin, etc. Neate R84.[read more]

The Art of Adventure: Rowell, Galen
Rowell, Galen The Art of Adventure
1989 Collins SF 1st, 4to, pp.166, 137 color photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ ½” closed tear top, small tear & dent on back, unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, very fine #14470 $9.00
Wild horses thunder across the Patagonian plain...Disheartened climbers retreat from the stormy face of Everest...Buddhist pilgrims fine nirvana in the shadow of a sacred peak...A rainbow touches the golden rooftops of a Tibetan palace...Four men trek 285 agonizing miles across the magnificent isola[read more]

Rowell, Galen The Vertical World of Yosemite: A Collection of Photographs and Writings on Rock Climbing in Yosemite
1974 Wilderness Press Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, 16 color & 114 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg+. #11403 $45.00
A collection of 17 articles by such noted Yosemite climbers as Steck, Harding, Robbins, Chouinard, Robinson, Pratt, and others. This is Rowell’s first book.[read more]

Everest: Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society Everest
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 136 color & 260 bw (1 lg gatefold inside dj) photos, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26480 $79.95
A lavish, large-format, 60th anniversary photo book to commemorate the history of Everest from the first reconnaissance in 1921 through the first ascent in 1953. An extensive collection of black/white images are presented for the seven pre-war expeditions (1921, 1922, 1924, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938).[read more]

Rudner, Ruth Bitterroot to Beartooth: Hiking Southwest Montana
1985 Sierra Club SF 1st, small 8vo, pp.x, 278, 20 maps; wraps; fine #25212 $5.00 $4.00
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 a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Rudolph, Fritz Chomolungma und ihre Kinder
1986 Sportverlag Berlin 2nd, 8vo, pp.264, 10 color & 51 bw photos, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #18704 $35.00
A nice history of the Himalayan peaks. The appendices, which cover major events on 100 peaks, are expanded from the 1st edition. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Rudolph, Fritz Himalaya-Tigers: Der Kampf um das Dach der Welt [Himalaya Tigers: The Fight for the Roof of the World]
1986 Sportverlag Berlin rep, 8vo, pp.346, 35 bw illus, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #21222 $29.00
A nice work on the Tigers, or Sherpa, who played key roles in the early attempts and ascents of Nanga Parbat and Everest. In German, no English translation. Yak R201.[read more]

Rudolph, Fritz, Percy Stulz, & Henry Lewenstein Kawkas – Querdurch!
1961 Sportverlag Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 12 color & 74 bw photos, map eps, dec white cloth; cloth fine. #21223 $35.00
Account of a German expedition in 1959 to the Caucasus. Judging by the maps and photos, an extensive area was explored. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Rudolph, Fritz, Percy Stulz, & Henry Lewenstein Zu den Gipfeln Turkestans [To the Peaks of Turkestan]
1967 Sportverlag Berlin 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 76 bw photos, map, illus eps, white cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine. #21425 $39.00
Account of a 1965 German expedition to Fan Gebirge in the Pamir-Alai range. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Rusk, C. E. Tales of a Western Mountaineer: A Record of Mountain Experiences on the Pacific Coast
1924 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 309, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, dec brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ light spot to spine, rubbed, bookplate on fep, remnant on rep, no other lib markings, vg. #23858 $29.00
Rusk was leader of the 1910 Mazamas expedition to McKinley to investigate Cook’s 1906 ascent claims. Having taught himself climbing in the Cascade Range, this deals principally with Mt. Adams but also Mts. Baker, Hood, Rainier, Shasta, and Stuart. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Russell, Franklin The Mountains of America: From Alaska to the Great Smokies
1960 Bonanza Books NY 1st, 4to, pp.224, many color photos, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13699 $19.00
A very nice, large-format, photo book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R96.[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Ruttledge, Hugh Attack on Everest
1935 McBride NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 339, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 3D photo w/ glasses, map, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, wear top/bottom spine, bottom right corner chipped, vg- #23815 $35.00 $29.00
Account of the 1933 British expedition, led by Ruttledge, which came within a few hundred feet of the summit. This US edition of 'Everest 1933' includes the 3D photo and glasses not included in the UK edition. Neate R99, SB R29, Yak R213.[read more]

Everest 1933: Ruttledge, Hugh
Ruttledge, Hugh Everest 1933
1934 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 390, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 58 bw photos, 3 diagrams, 4 maps (3 color fldg), black cloth; dj w/ vertical crease line to spine, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, small name A K Hodgson 20.12.34 on ffep, maps fine w/ no tears, hinges tight, fine #16248 $350.00 $195.00
Account of the 1933 British expedition, led by Ruttledge, which came within a few hundred feet of the summit. Scarce in the dust jacket. Neate R99, SB R29, Yak R213. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Everest: The Unfinished Adventure: Ruttledge, Hugh
Ruttledge, Hugh Everest: The Unfinished Adventure
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xv, 295, (128), 72 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth lightly pulled top spine, light wear to corners, bright, tight, maps w/ no tears, near fine #14603 $95.00
The 1936 British expedition to Everest, led by Ruttledge and including Eric Shipton and Frank Smythe, was defeated by an early monsoon. This is the last of the five early Everest books, by Howard-Bury, Bruce, Norton, and Ruttledge, which are matching in height and make a wonderful set. Neate R100[read more]

Sack, John The Butcher: The Ascent of Yerupaja
1952 Rinehart NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 213, 17 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj ch, vg, cloth fine. #10073 $25.00
Account of the 1950 first ascent of Yerupaja (21,769’), the highest peak in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, by the Harvard Andean Expedition. At the time, Yerupaja was the highest unclimbed peak in the Western Hemisphere, and thought to be unclimbable. Neate S02.[read more]

Sagar, Heather Reynolds Climbing Your Best: Training to Maximize Your Performance
2001 Stackpole Mechanicsburg 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 164, 80 bw photos, figures, wraps; fine #25231 $5.00 $4.00
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 a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington: Sainsbury, George R.
signedSainsbury, George R. Climber’s Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington
1961 AAC NY 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.xii, 386, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 70 sketches, 13 maps, appendix, red cloth; signed Fred Beckey & Dee Molenaar, cloth tight, fine #25744 $85.00
Based on a previous edition of Fred Beckey’s classic first book published in 1949. With illustrations by Dee Molenaar.[read more]

Broad Peak: Sale, Richard
signedSale, Richard Broad Peak
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 48 color & 18 bw photos, sketch, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #23598 $49.00
The first full account of the first ascent of Broad Peak in 1957 by Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger. Sale drew upon the climbing diaries of Schmuck and Wintersteller, accounts written by Buhl, and conversations with Diemberger and Qader Saeed, the expedition’s [read more]

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