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Living on the Edge: Bremer-Kamp, Cherie
New Bremer-Kamp, Cherie Living on the Edge
1987 Smith Layton 1st, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 33 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9552 $25.00
Account of the 1985 first winter attempt on Kanchenjunga's north face on which Chris Chandler died.[read more]

Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]: Caminati, Luciano
New Caminati, Luciano Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]
2014 Italy 1st, small 8vo, pp.271, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27655 $29.95
The story of Mario Trimeri, the second Italian after Reinhold Messner, to have reached the goal of the Seven Summits and the first in the world, with Romanian Coco Popescu, to have climbed the Volcanic Seven Summits, the seven highest volcanoes of the seven continents. Caminati tells of the tormente[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
New signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
New Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy: Conrad, Ric
New signedConrad, Ric Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.389, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27608 $26.99
In May 1986, a private preparatory school’s field trip made worldwide headlines. Twenty climbers began ascending what has arguably been called the second-most climbed mountain in the world – Oregon’s Mount Hood. Caught in one of the worst blizzards imaginable, they battled the elements while wait[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
New Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus brown cloth; cloth w/ front hinge starting, 2 bookplates (1 from Climber’s Club Library but no other markings), map w/ orig folds & 1 small tear, very good #26530 $450.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan literatu[read more]

Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance: Conway, William Martin
New Conway, William Martin Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance
[1920] Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, gold dec red cloth; cloth bright, pulled top spine, front hinge tender, vg+ #13559 $49.00
A retrospective account of Conway's climbing career. Conway conducted the first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya (1892), the first crossing of Spitsbergen (1896-97), and served as president of the Alpine Club (1902-04). Neate C106, Yak C144.[read more]

Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt: Cranfield, Ingrid, ed.
New Cranfield, Ingrid, ed. Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt
2002 Inst for Outdoor Learning Cumbria 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 251, 28 color & 12 bw photos, wraps; corners bumped from shipping, else new #27652 $24.95
An interesting collection of stories and rememberances of Sir John Hunt (1910-1998) by not only himself but also a vast number of contributors.[read more]

Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi
1908 Dutton NY 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xvi, 408, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 lg fldg bw panoramas, 26 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 153 bw photos, 5 fldg maps (4 color), appendices, uncut, teg, red cloth; cloth mottled, 1.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, hinges cracked, pans & maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ tear on fold line barely into map, very good- #24839 $450.00
A magnificent book on this important 1906 expedition which succeeded in climbing all of the principal peaks. Neate F27.[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
New signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
New signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
New Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
1903 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, 2 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 2 (of 3) maps (1 fldg), appendices, uncut, gilt dec red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, front hinge cracked, name on ffep, miss 1 fldg map, pan w/ orig folds & no tears, fldg map w/ orig folds & 1 edge tear, vg #23016 $395.00
The marvelous account of Freshfield’s first circumnavigation of the Kangchenjunga massif in 1899 in the company of Vittorio Sella. A most important Himalayan book with a wonderful, large, folding panorama. Quite scarce. Neate F69, Perret 1760.[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
New Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition: Levy, Buddy
New Levy, Buddy Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 376, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, 5 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27640 $29.95
In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge—[read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
New Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

K2 1986: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski: Piotrowska, Danuta, ed.
New signedPiotrowska, Danuta, ed. K2 1986: In Memoriam Tadeusz Piotrowski
2015 Poland 1st, square 8vo, pp.144, photo frontis, 102 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bump from shipping, else new #27340 $89.95
Tadeusz Piotrowski (1939-1986) was one of the great Polish mountaineers specializing in winter ascents. These included Trollryggen (Norway, 1972, 1974, 1977), Noshaq (Afghanistan, 1973), Tirich Mir (Afghanistan, 1978), Rakaposhi (Pakistan, 1979), Distaghil Sar (Pakistan, 1980), and Api (Nepal, 1983)[read more]

The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition: Scott, Captain Robert F.
New Scott, Captain Robert F. The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition
2019 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.9, photo frontis, wraps; new #27628 $24.95
Offered here is an offprint of Captain Scott’s May 27, 1910 lecture to the Royal Institution of Great Britain presented prior to the Terra Nova’s June 1st departure on the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). In it he lays out the plans for the expedition – sailing south, arrival at McM[read more]

Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition: Smythe, Frank
New Smythe, Frank Camp Six: An Account of the 1933 Mount Everest Expedition
1937 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; cloth w/ small tear top spine, tight, near fine #24656 $79.00
Smythe's account of the 1933 British Mount Everest Expedition includes his experiences at the high camp and his solo summit attempt. One of the Everest classics, credited as an inspirational book by Hillary in “High Adventure”. Neate S114, SB S42, Yak S288.[read more]

Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land: Solberg, Winton U.
New Solberg, Winton U. Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 255, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27641 $34.95
In 1913, an expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois. Its purpose was twofold: to discover whether an archipelago called Crocker Land - reportedly spotted by an earlier explorer in 1906 - ac[read more]

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