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The Valley of Flowers: Smythe, Frank S.
Smythe, Frank S. The Valley of Flowers
1938 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 322, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 15 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj rubbed, chipped top spine, clipped, vg-, cloth vg+ #25316 $65.00 $39.00
Smythe discovered the beautiful Bhyundar Valley after his climb of Kamet. This describes his return to the valley in 1937 followed by a trip to the Garhwal and the ascent of Mana Peak (23,860’) and an attempt on Dunagiri (23,184’). Neate S133, Yak S290. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest: Smythe, Tony
signedSmythe, Tony My Father, Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 96 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26554 $39.95
Frank Smythe’s mountaineering achievements in the decade before the Second World War became a part of climbing history. His intensive Alpine climbing followed by two Himalayan expeditions – to Kangchenjunga in 1930 and success the following year on Kamet, the highest summit then reached – became th[read more]

signedSmythe, Tony & John Cleare Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia
1966 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 39 bw photos, map, grey cloth; inscribed by Cleare to Irvin, signed Irvin, dj worn, edge reinforced, vg, cloth fine. #23484 $245.00
A well illustrated account, photos by Cleare, of contemporary personalities and hard climbs. Background information for the photos is included in the back. This is a scarce first edition. Neate S134.[read more]

Snaith, Stanley At Grips with Everest
1938 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.258, 7 bw photos, map, silver cloth; xlib, cloth spine darkened, lib number & wear to top spine, markings to eps, vg #23341 $9.00 $7.20
Summary accounts of Everest expeditions through 1938, as well as Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Nanga Parbat. Neate S137, SB S46, Yak S295. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Shawangunk Mountains: A History of Nature and Man: Snyder, Bradley
Snyder, Bradley The Shawangunk Mountains: A History of Nature and Man
1981 Mohonk Preserve New Paltz 1st, 8vo, pp.48, bw illus, map, appendices, wraps; fine #23517 $9.00 $7.20
This booklet traces the broad outlines of the region’s natural and human history – from the Ice Age to the suburban age, and from wilderness to nature preserve. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Hall of the Mountain King: Snyder, Howard H.
Snyder, Howard H. The Hall of the Mountain King
1973 Scribner's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, 207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, appendices, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ 1” tear back, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine #11027 $49.00
One view of the disastrous 1967 season on McKinley. Two parties combined to do the climb and seven died. For an opposing view see Wilcox's “White Winds”. This is an important addition to the other literature of this expedition written by Joe Wilcox, James Tabor, Jeffrey Babcock and Andy Hall. This i[read more]

After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary: Somervell, T. Howard
Somervell, T. Howard After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary
1936 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 339, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 21 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, grey cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, bookplate of Bill Hackett, near fine #22495 $79.00
Somervell was the doctor on the 1922 and 1924 British Everest expeditions, climbed in the Kangchenjunga region after leaving Everest in 1922 and again in 1928, attempted to reach Nanda Devi in 1926 (eight years before Shipton and Tilman’s exploration), and was president of the Alpine Club. Neate S1[read more]

TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness: Specht, Robert
Specht, Robert TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
1975 St. Martin’s Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.364, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, good, cloth tight, fine #27250 $5.00
A true story of a courageous woman, Anne Hobbs, who, in 1927, at the age of 19, arrives in Chicken, Alaska, to teach the children in this mining settlement. Life is difficult for Anne as she faces hardships such as few school supplies, harsh winter weather, and a community that is very much against [read more]

The Book of the Mountains: Spectorsky, A. C. ed.
Spectorsky, A. C. ed. The Book of the Mountains
1955 Appleton-Century-Crofts NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.x, 492, 64 bw photos, text illus, decorative cloth; clear plastic dj as issued, cloth tight, vg+ #13604 $9.00
An anthology of the literature of mountaineering. Neate S148.[read more]

High Worlds of the Mountain Climber: Spring, Bob & Ira
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #383/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj separated along rear flap, chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, good, cloth fine #24952 $27.00
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

High Worlds of the Mountain Climber: Spring, Bob & Ira
Spring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; cloth tight, vg #27396 $15.00 $12.75
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[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]

From Arafat to Everest: Squirrell, Mark
signedSquirrell, Mark From Arafat to Everest
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 50 color photos, 7 maps, wraps; signed, new #25690 $39.95
From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell has experienced more than many dream about. When he headed to the East Timor Crisis in 1999 he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. It was a journey that would see him navigat[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
New signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26405 $39.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-se[read more]

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong: Stainforth, Gordon
signedStainforth, Gordon Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps; signed Gordon & John Stainforth, new #26404 $49.95
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sen[read more]

Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]: Stammberger, Fritz
Stammberger, Fritz Todeszone: Die Story der Erfolgreichen und Tragischen Skibesteigung des 8152m Hohen Cho Oyu [Dead Zone: The Story of the Successful and Tragic Ski Ascension of 8152m High Cho Oyu]
1972 EOS Verlag St. Ottilien 1st, 8vo, pp.124, 4 color & 8 bw photos, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, internally fine #12165 $129.00 $95.00
Stammberger, a noted ski mountaineer, had several expeditions to the Himalaya and was editor of Climbing magazine. In 1964 he was a member of a small five-person team which attempted Cho Oyu. Stammberger claimed a successful ascent but this is in dispute. He did, however, make a ski descent from 24,[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]

Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image: Steck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds
signedSteck, Allen & Steve Roper, eds Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps; inscribed Ed Webster, fine #24721 $35.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. Some of the photos in this issue were provided by Ed Webster.[read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

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