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New Anderson, Warwick To the Untouched Mountain: The New Zealand Conquest of Molamenqing, Tibet
1983 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.242, 34 color photos, map eps, appendices, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #12001 $25.00
A nicely done account of the 1981 New Zealand Molamenqing Expedition. At the time, this was the third highest unclimbed mountain in the world (7,703m), located on the Tibet-Nepal border near Shishapangma. The team succeeded without utilizing a reconnaissance and without high-altitude porters. Nea [read more]

New Ang Rita Sherpa & Susan Höivik, eds Triumph on Everest: A Tribute from the Sherpas of Nepal
2003 Nepal 1st, 8vo, pp.151, 39 color & 57 bw photos, wraps ; fine #22943 $19.00
An interesting item, done to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, with a number of profiles and sections contributed by Sherpa climbers. The first section is on Mountains and Mountaineers while the second is on the Khumbu and the Sherpas. Note: This is not edited by the c [read more]

New Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #14609 $25.00 $5.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

New Bessels, Emil & William Barr (trans.) Polaris: The Chief Scientist’s Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73
2016 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 643, 46 figs, 4 maps, appendices, wraps ; new #27293 $39.95
In 1871 the ill-fated American North Pole Expedition aboard the Polaris set sail from New York with an expedition led by Charles Francis Hall on board, and with Emil Bessels as the chief scientist and medical officer. While those on board hoped to be the first to reach the North Pole, within a few m [read more]

New American Alpine Club Library Bettembourg, Georges The White Death
1981 Reynard House Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.313, 12 sketches, white cloth ; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24772 $95.00
Climbs on Broad Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, and Nuptse, with Boardman, Scott, and Tasker. This is a very nice copy of a very scarce book. Neate B98, SB B13, Yak a06. [read more]

New Bonatti, Walter The Great Days
1978 Gollancz London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.189, 35 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #13326 $75.00
Bonatti’s second autobiographical work covers the Walker Spur, Eiger, Siberia, the Matterhorn, and more. Neate B124. [read more]

New Burke, David Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
2009 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 170, 85 bw photos, plan, 3 maps, appendix, wraps ; new #27290 $37.95
Bertram Armytage was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. The son of a wealthy squatter, he became a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge. He fought in the Boer War and later, as an expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton’s great 1907–1 [read more]

New Caldwell, Tommy The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.341, 29 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #27287 $26.95
On January 14, 2015, Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, became the first to complete what is widely regarded as the hardest rock climb in history — a 19-day free ascent of the nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culminat [read more]

New Coutts, Louis Four Leaders: The Adventures of Nansen, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
2012 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.200, wraps ; new #27279 $19.95
What are the qualities that make a good leader? Four Leaders examines the activities of four polar explorers: Nansen, Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, four men who are feted as heroes of polar exploration and inspired a generation of explorers. In particular, we learn about the judgements they made a [read more]

New Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj worn, chipped top spine, unclipped, good, cloth vg #27284 $15.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06. [read more]

New signed Douglas, Ed The Magician’s Glass – Character and Fate: Eight Essays on Climbing and the Mountain Life
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xii, 178, black cloth ; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27288 $59.95
Award-winning writer Douglas presents a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of t [read more]

New signed Dunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth ; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55. [read more]

New signed Everest 2002 Souvenir Cover Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth
2002 ; #66/252, oversize envelope, signed Hillary, w/ insert, new #27255 $39.00
A limited-edition, oversized, commemorative cover honoring Queen Elizabeth’s reign which began following the first ascent of Everest. The cover has seven stamps featuring the Queen and a double-sided insert describing Sir Edmund Hillary’s accomplishments. [read more]

New Field, William O., Jr. Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
July 1947 Geographical Review 1st, 8vo, pp.369-399, 32 bw photos, lg color fldg map, wraps ; entire issue, chipped top/bottom spine, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg- #27274 $19.00
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New American Alpine Club Library 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 bw panoramas, 26 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 153 bw photos, 5 fldg maps (4 color), appendices, uncut, teg, red cloth ; cloth rubbed, hinges cracked, inscription dated 1908 on ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #23219 $495.00
A magnificent book on this important expedition which succeeded in climbing all of the principal peaks. Neate F27. [read more]

New signed Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth ; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller. [read more]

New signed Hargreaves, Alison A Hard Day's Summer: Six Classic North Faces Solo
1994 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.158, 24 color photos, map, 6 diagrams, appendices, black cloth ; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth pages edges toned as usual, else fine #9720 $595.00
A Scarce, Signed Copy The Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger, Badile, Dru, and Cima Grande. In 1995, Alison became the first woman to climb Everest solo, and without supplementary oxygen, following which she went on to climb K2 where, tragically, she was killed in a fierce storm during her desce [read more]

New Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit [read more]

New Horrell, Mark Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
2017 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.200, 18 bw photos, wraps ; new #27292 $19.95
This is the tale of Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascents of Gasherbrum I and II (2009) in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of [read more]

New signed Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, wraps w/ dj ; signed Bob Bates, Nick Clinch, Bob Craig, Tom Hornbein, Charles Houston, & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, near fine, internally fine #19010 $425.00
The wonderful photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the often-missing separate map. In French, no English translat [read more]

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