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The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation: Willis, Clint
Willis, Clint The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 536, 26 bw photos, black/tan cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27584 $29.95 $9.95
Willis’ latest tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest’s first ascent in 1953. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryWills, Alfred Wanderings Among the High Alps
1937 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 235, 16 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, front hinge cracked, King blindstamp, vg #25074 $25.00 $22.50
Wills was a founding member of the Alpine Club and its President from 1864-5. This describes his ascent of the Wetterhorn which is considered the beginning of the Golden Age of mountaineering. Neate W94. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mount[read more]

Mountain Climbing: Wilson, Edward L, et al
Wilson, Edward L, et al Mountain Climbing
1897 Scribner's [NY] 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 358, frontis, 81 bw illus, blue cloth; xlib, cloth rubbed, tear to title page, vg #15059 $9.00 $2.00
This anthology includes Mount Washington in winter, Aetna, Ararat, St. Elias, and more. Neate W98. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Over the Hill: A String of Mountain Matters: Wilson, Graham
Wilson, Graham Over the Hill: A String of Mountain Matters
2011 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.168, bw photo, addendum slip, green cloth; dj & cloth new #25974 $29.95
Wilson’s book is a thoughtful and witty collection of essays on a whole range of subjects to do with mountains, from the naming of rock climbs to the Ordnance Survey, from C F Holland to the mountaineer‘s responsibility to the environment. It contains all the qualities of originality, wisdom and ir[read more]

Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

Wilson, Ken Hard Rock: Great British Rock-Climbs
1975 Hart-Davis London 1st, 4to, pp.xix, 220, 150 bw photos, many route drawings, brown cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ some corner staining, vg, cloth fine. #22849 $79.00
A classic book covering 60 of the finest rock climbs throughout the British Isles as described by experienced climbers such as Alvarez, Birtles, Bonington, Boysen, Burke, Crew, Estcourt, MacInnes, McNaught Davis, Nunn, Perrin, Robbins, Scott, and many others.[read more]

The Games Climbers Play: Wilson, Ken
Wilson, Ken The Games Climbers Play
1978 Diadem London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.688, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, 24 maps/cartoons, blue cloth; dj unclipped, vg, cloth miss ffep, vg+ #11726 $15.00
A wonderful selection of over 100 articles from mountaineering magazines and journals. Covers a full range of climbing from rock and alpine climbs to expeditions. Neate W107.[read more]

Wilson, Rodman & Paul Crews Sr. Tordrillo: Pioneer Climbs and Flights in the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska 1957-1997
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 32 color & 68 bw photos, sketch, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #19471 $29.00
A historical reference to the Tordrillo Range, west of Anchorage, AK, covering each climb on the major peaks. This is a nicely produced book.[read more]

Freeze Frame: Wisedale, Sean
signedWisedale, Sean Freeze Frame
2006 South Africa 1st, 4to, pp.vii, 231, photo frontis, 502 color & 22 bw hotos, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25634 $69.00
Wisedale is a South African film-maker who has not only climbed the Seven Summits, the first African to do so, but has produced a documentary film on each peak. This profusely-illustrated book covers his climbs on Everest (1996, 2003), Vinson (1998), Aconcagua (2002), McKinley (2002), Elbrus (2003)[read more]

The High Himalaya: Wolfe, Art
Wolfe, Art The High Himalaya
2001 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, many color photos, black cloth; 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 175 color photos, 2 color maps, black cloth #22197 $44.95 $5.00
Wolfe has been called “the most prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world”. Now internationally acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe captures the magic of the world’s most magnificent mountain landscape, the high Himalaya. Through wonderful photos taken on journeys t[read more]

Letters and Diaries of A. F. R. Wollaston: Wollaston, Mary, ed.
Wollaston, Mary, ed. Letters and Diaries of A. F. R. Wollaston
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiii, 261, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, wraps; new #27737 $39.99
Wollaston (1875-1931), an English doctor, ornithologist, botanist, climber, and explorer, served as Medical Officer for the 1921 British Mount Everest Expedition. Originally published in 1933, and edited by his wife Mary, this is a collection of extracts from Wollaston’s letters and diaries beginnin[read more]

My Father, Sandy: Wollaston, Nicholas
Wollaston, Nicholas My Father, Sandy
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #23027 $25.95
Sandy Wollaston was an explorer, undertaking expeditions to New Guinea, the Sahara, and Africa. In 1921, he was a member of the British expedition to make the first reconnaissance of Everest. Written seventy years after his father was murdered, Wollaston has produced a sensitive memoir that provid[read more]

Wood, Robert L. Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90
1967 Univ Washington Press Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 220, 24 bw photos, 8 maps, map eps, appendix, yellow cloth; dj rubbed, small tear front, vg+, cloth fine. #23348 $35.00
The story of the Seattle Press Exploring Expedition, consisting of six men, four dogs, and two mules, which made the first crossing of the mountainous Olympic Peninsula during the winter and spring of 1889-90.[read more]

The Tao of Everest: Woodall, Ian
signedWoodall, Ian The Tao of Everest
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.134, photo frontis, 49 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25554 $35.00
Woodall presents a very personal story relating his expeditions to Everest’s South side in 1996 and to the North in 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2007. Since reaching the summit of Everest from both sides (1996, 1999) he has turned his attention to moving the bodies of fallen climbers off the major climbin[read more]

No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories From Appalachia Journal: Woodside, Christine
Woodside, Christine No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories From Appalachia Journal
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 263, 35 bw photos, wraps; new #26856 $18.95
This anthology of 25 stories, published from 1877 to the present, collects the most riveting, real-life adventure stories from America's oldest mountaineering and conservation journal, Appalachia. The explorers chronicled push the limits – of endurance, weather, altitude, or personal achievement. So[read more]

Wright, J. E. B. Rock Climbing in Britain
1958 Mountaineering Assoc London 1st, 8vo, pp.142, 31 bw photos, 23 diag/maps, appendices, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24118 $25.00
A selection of climbs and mountaineering routes in England, Wales and Scotland with a chapter on the difference between British and Alpine climbing . Wright was a founder of the Mountaineering Association and a professional guide. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his [read more]

Wróz, Wojciech Swieta Góra Sikkimu
1982 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 49 bw photos, map, wraps; vg+. #19519 $25.00
Account of the 1978 Polish ascent of Kangchenjunga. This team placed a total of five members, including Wróz, on both the Central and South summits. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

The Magic of the Mountains: A Photographic Essay on the Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps: Wyss, Max Albert
Wyss, Max Albert The Magic of the Mountains: A Photographic Essay on the Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps
1966 Book Adventures NY 1st, 4to, pp.88, 42 color & 33 bw photos, sketches, blue cloth; cloth w/ 1” tear bottom spine, tight, vg #27399 $8.00 $6.80
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Yakushi, Yoshimi Invitació a la Conferècia – Col-loqui a Càrrec de Yoshimi Yakushi
1999 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.4, wraps; signed Yakushi, new; together w/ Conference text, pp.13; new. #21737 $29.00
This is an invitation pamphlet to a Spanish mountaineering conference featuring noted mountaineering bibliographer Yoshimi Yakushi. The pamphlet is signed and the accompanying text by Yakushi consists of five pages in Japanese, six in English, and a bibliography of his works.[read more]

Against the Wall: Yates, Simon
signedYates, Simon Against the Wall
1997 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.176, sketch frontis, 18 color photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26411 $145.00
Yates, perhaps best known as the climber who cut Joe Simpson's rope, describes a four-man ascent of a new route on the Central Tower of Paine with Paul Pritchard and Sean Smith. Shortlisted for the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

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