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Ski Magazine. Ski Pointers by the Experts
1964 Award Books NY rep, 8vo, pp.241, bw photos, figs, wraps; vg #13670 $5.00 $4.00
More than 60 pointers from the basics to advanced level by top instructors. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals: Skinner, Todd
signedSkinner, Todd Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 194, blue/orange cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #25445 $75.00 $45.00
Skinner uses climbing as a metaphor for business challenges. Part inspiration, part business advice, and part heart-stopping adventure, he tells the story of climbing Trango Tower’s East Face in 1995. This was the first Grade 7 free climb in the world. Tragically, Skinner was killed in 2008 in a [read more]

Skuhra, Rudolf Sturm auf die Throne der Götter: Himalaja-Expeditionen 1921 – 1950 [Storm on the Thrones of the Gods: Himalayan Expeditions 1921 - 1950]
1952 Buchergilde Gutenberg rev ed, 8vo, pp.224, 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, dec blue cloth; cloth fine. #20490 $29.00
A summary of expeditions to Everest, Kangchenjunga and Nanga Parbat, with a bit on Annapurna and K2. In German, no English edition. Yak S274.[read more]

To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes: Slakey, Francis
signedSlakey, Francis To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 15 color & 2 bw photos, map, blue/white cloth; signed bookplate inserted, dj & cloth new #26140 $24.95
Slakey is a physics professor whose restrained lifestyle was profoundly changed by his decision to climb the Seven Summits and surf every ocean. His quest challenged his fiercely held beliefs and opened his heart to what it means to be human. His climbing quest started with Kilimanjaro in 1997 and[read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition
1964 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 29 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth vg #12213 $5.00 $4.25
This 1962 expedition to Pik Communism resulted in the tragic loss of both Wilfrid Noyce and Robin Smith. Neate S82, Yak S276. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Andes are Prickly: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm The Andes are Prickly
1966 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, 1” tear on back cover, unclipped. vg, cloth tight, vg+ #23766 $29.00
The 1964 Scottish Andean Expedition was to map unexplored country towards the eastern border of Peru and, while surveying, to climb as many virgin peaks as possible. Two fine peaks fell to the expedition, together with four lesser ones, and the party made valiant attempts to scale three further majo[read more]

With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites: Smart, David
Smart, David Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites
2020 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 56 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27686 $34.95
Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of oth[read more]

Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing: Smart, David
Smart, David Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss – Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, map frontis, 2 color & 36 bw photos, 19 illus, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27667 $31.95
In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss’s public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany. George Mallory, t[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Smith, Gary Windsinger
1976 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.174, color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13672 $7.00 $5.60
Smith, mountaineer, folksinger, writer, and photographer, writes about the people and landscape of Idaho, Utah, Okinawa, and the Ryuku Islands of the Pacific. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Smith, George Alan Introduction to Mountaineering
1957 Barnes NY 1st, 4to, pp.xiv, 128, photo frontis, 53 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chips, good, cloth fine #23888 $5.00 $4.00
An introduction to general mountaineering skills before kernmantle ropes, short tools, and step-in crampons. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S100. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj w/ ½” tear top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #11602 $9.00 $7.65
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. Neate S99. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry: Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith
Smith, George Alan & Carol D. Smith The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom and Idolatry
1968 Pitman NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 361, 20 color & 11 bw photos, drawings, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ slight bleeding of cover dye to upper portion of rear eps & several pages, else fine #11868 $15.00 $12.00
Excerpts from many mountaineering writers, including Herzog, Evans, Engel, Hillary, Mallory, Mummery, Whymper, Noyce, Tenzing, Shipton, and many others. A nice copy. Neate S99. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of tr[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

A Camera in the Hills: Smythe, Frank
Smythe, Frank A Camera in the Hills
1939 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.147, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, green cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, 3” tear along spine edge, good, cloth vg #23926 $9.00
Another of Smythe's photo albums of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S113.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1947 Adam & Charles Black London 3rd, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ stain lower front corner, vg. #23093 $15.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

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