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The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Griggs, Robert F.
Griggs, Robert F. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
1922 National Geographic Society DC 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xv, 341, lg fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 209 bw photos, 8 figs, 8 maps (3 fldg), map ep, blue cloth; cloth w/ some corner rubbing, tight, very good #27145 $19.00
Griggs was a botanist who led a 1915 National Geographic Society expedition to observe the aftermath of the Katmai volcanic eruption in southeastern Alaska. The Mt. Katmai region was the site of one of the world’s largest volcanic explosions and the dramatic effects of that explosion are photographi[read more]

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak: Hall, Andy
Hall, Andy Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 252, 19 color photos, sketch, map, white/tan cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26730 $27.00
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking [read more]

Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks: Hamill, Mike
Hamill, Mike Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks
2012 US 1st, square 4to, pp.317, 108 color photos, 22 maps, tables, wraps; new #26141 $29.95
A complete reference to all eight of the Seven Summits (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua, Vinson, Elbrus, Kosciuszko, and Carstenz Pyramid). Hamill has climbed the Seven Summits himself and guided for Alaska Mountaineering School and International Mountain Guides. He provides information fo[read more]

Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett: Hanrahan, Maura
Hanrahan, Maura Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
2018 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27587 $29.95
In March 1914, two men began a perilous 700-mile walk across the barren ice fields of the Arctic Ocean from Alaska to Siberia on a near-impossible rescue mission - to save the stranded crew and passengers of the ship Karluk, which had been crushed and sunk by ice. One of those making this trek was l[read more]

Haycox, Stephen W. & Betty J. Melvin Ricks' Alaska Bibliography: An Introductory Guide to Alaskan Historical Literature
1977 Binford & Mort Portland 1st, 4to, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine. #24065 $29.00
For over 25 years, Ricks gathered historical material relating to Alaska. His large collection encompassed over 1000 books, 84 volumes of pamphlets, 16,000 notecards, and more. This is an important reference which updates, complements, and supplements other earlier bibliographies.[read more]

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
2015 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new #26965 $49.95
On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and [read more]

Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975: Hunt, William R.
Hunt, William R. Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975
1975 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 395, 19 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27508 $9.00
The Aleutian-Commander Islands stretch from the Alaskan peninsula west for about two thousand miles, all but enclosing the Bering Sea, the passage to the Arctic Ocean and to Asia. Waters of the sea wash two continents: Asia and North America. Though little of its human drama has been chronicled, thi[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum: Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum
Ketchum, Robert Glenn & Carey D. Ketchum The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest – The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum
1994 Aperature NY rev & expanded ed, oblong 8vo, pp.viii, 112, photo frontis, 61 color photos, 1 figs, map, wraps; very good #27148 $9.00
The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest, a classic work of environmental protest, is updated and expanded with eight new pages and additional images. This new edition reports on the profound political developments that have taken place in recent years and documents the continuing struggle to pro[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
Krakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #14417 $25.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years.[read more]

Into the Wild: Krakauer, Jon
signedKrakauer, Jon Into the Wild
1996 Villard NY 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.xi, 207, photo frontis, 1 bw photo, 4 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #11843 $449.00
Krakauer’s gripping account of disappearance and death in Alaska’s wilderness vaulted to the New York Times Bestseller list. This was Jon’s first book and first printings, especially signed, are hard to come by. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years[read more]

Hiking Alaska: Littlepage, Dean
Littlepage, Dean Hiking Alaska
1997 Falcon 5th, prtg, 8vo, pp.387, bw photos, maps, appendices, wraps; new. #23112 $16.95 $14.95
A comprehensive guide to the entire state, featuring 100 hikes with more than 200 optional destinations and side trips. Special sections offer information on Denali National Park and remote wildlands like Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks. The text describes hikes [read more]

The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington: McCartney, Simon
McCartney, Simon The Bond: Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.315, photo frontis, 13 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27218 $21.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers: McCartney, Simon
signedMcCartney, Simon The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime’s Connection Between Climbers
2016 UK 1st, ltd signed ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 66 color & 61 bw photos, sketch, photo eps, gilt-embossed purple cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27197 $74.95
Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies, but it was a chance meeting in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s. Inspi[read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
McDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada reprint, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26069 $32.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

Freedom Climbers: McDonald, Bernadette
signedMcDonald, Bernadette Freedom Climbers
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.352, 67 color & 30 bw photos, appendix, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25845 $42.95
Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world’s leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a war-ravaged landscape, with seemingly no hope of creating a meaningful [read more]

The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors: Mills, James Edward
Mills, James Edward The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, map frontis, 22 color & 2 bw photos, wraps; new #26811 $19.95
The nation’s wild places belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Although the Buffalo Soldiers proved essential to the creation of several national parks and Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali in 1964 minority populations are much less[read more]

Alaska: High Roads to Adventure: Mobley, George F.
Mobley, George F. Alaska: High Roads to Adventure
1976 National Geographic Washington 1st, 4to, pp.199, photo frontis, 134 color & 8 bw photos, 5 color maps, grey cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped top spine, edge tear, vg, cloth fine #26322 $7.00
One in a series of National Geographic books this focuses on the state of Alaska – its people, geography, and wildlife. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate.[read more]

Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.240, 250 color photos, 12 color maps, cloth; signed, numbered bookplate, dj corner(s) bumped from shipping else dj & cloth new. #23018 $89.95
Monteath is one of New Zealand's best known photographers and writers specialising in the world's polar and mountain regions. A mountaineer for 35 years, Colin has taken part in mountaineering and trans-alpine expeditions on every continent. Among his many ascents in New Zealand he lists 13 climbs[read more]

Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs: Moore, Terris
signedMoore, Terris Mt. McKinley: The Pioneer Climbs
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd, 8vo, pp.xv, 202, photo frontis, 45 bw photos, 8 maps, wraps; inscribed by Moore ‘For Jack Young – my lifelong friend with all good wishes. This new edition from the author. T.M.’ & additionally signed by Moore, bookplate of Jack Young, very good #10288 $49.00 $39.00
An excellent history of Mt. McKinley from the first attempts by Wickersham and Cook in 1903 through the Alaska Test Expedition of 1942. Moore made the first ascent of Minya Konka in 1932. Jack Young was a member of the 1932 expedition, along with Moore, which made the first ascent of Minya Konka [read more]

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