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Alpinist Magazine Alex Huber reenacting the first free ascent of Voie Petit
2008 Alpinist Jackson, WY Poster size 24" x 18", color, thick paper stock ; rolled, new #25122 $4.95 $3.96
Text states “Alpinist Alpinist.com Alex Huber reenacting the first free ascent of Voie Petit (8b/5.13c, 450m), Grand Capucin (3838m), Alps, France. Huber redpointed the climb in a push on July 17, 2004. The route is a contender for the hardest high-altitude free climb in Europe. Heinz Zak”. [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #30 Spring 2010
2010 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #25484 $21.99
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: Latok by Conrad Anker, Katie Ives, Don Arturo Bergamaschi, Jeff Lowe, Tsuneo Shigehiro, Christian Schlesener, and Mark Richey
  • Drawn South: Fitz Roy, Patagonia by Jeremy Collins
  • Into the Shadow by Nick Bullock
  • A Simple Line: [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #31 Summer 2010
2010 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #25504 $21.99
In this issue:
  • Mountain Profile: Logan Massif by Joe Josephson, Allen Steck, David Jones, Dave Nettle, Steve House, & Jeremy Frimer
  • All That Is Gold: Scottish peaks by Ian Parnell
  • Light & Shadow: Leigh Ortenburger by Glen Denny
  • Escape Route: The Dru, Al [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #34 Spring 2011
2011 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #25703 $17.95
In this issue:
  • On Belay: Norway’s Lyngen Alps by Albert Leichtfried
  • Rock, Mountain, Climber by Katsutaka Yokoyama
  • Impressions from the Background: Karakoram by Tony Riley
  • Welcome to Fantasy Island: Socotra Island, Yemen by Mike Libecki
  • Dionysian F [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alpinist #49 Spring 2015
2015 Alpinist Jeffersonville, VT 4to, pp.106, color photos, wraps ; new, unread #26897 $17.95
In this issue:
  • Unclimbed by Kelly Cordes, Damien Gildea, Kyle Dempster, Tamotsu Nakamura, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Harish Kapadia, Rolando Garibotti, Pat Deavoll, & Clint Helander
  • Dreams of Worlds Unseen, K7, Karakoram by Katsutaka Yokoyama
  • Crazy Wisdom by Ed Douglas
  • [read more]

Alps. Alpe Neige Rock 1961
1961 Librairie Marguerat Lausanne 1st, 4to, pp.161, photo frontis, 3 color & 84 bw (3 fldg) photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth ; issued w/o dj, small split top spine, name, vg+. #23497 $35.00
This annual edition of Alpe Neige Rock includes articles by Bates (photos by Washburn), Rebuffat, and others, with a nice section on the Antarctic. The large-format photos are particularly striking. In French. [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Ament, Pat Master of Rock: The Biography of John Gill
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.197, 255 bw photos, blue cloth ; dj w/ tear/hole lower spine, rubbed, vg, cloth w/ Hall bookplate, fine #24762 $65.00 $46.80
An original classic on the life of noted boulder-specialist Gill with lots of photos. Neate A40. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secretary (1933-46), President (1950-52), Honorary Member (1962), and first Honorary President (1974-87). He was also a fou [read more]

Amery, Rt. Hon. L. S. In the Rain and the Sun: A Sequel to Days of Fresh Air
1946 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, color frontis, 65 bw photos, sketch, map, blue cloth ; cloth w/ front of dj tipped-in after title page, vg. #23909 $19.00
Amery, a President of the Alpine Club from 1944-6, reflects on climbs in the Alps, Rockies, Africa, and NZ which he made in the 1920's. Three mountain peaks in the world bear his name. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate A44. [read more]

Backshall, Steve Mountain: A Life on the Rocks
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.356, 46 color photos, blue cloth ; dj & cloth new #26984 $37.95
Backshall’s love affair with the mountains has taken him to some of the world’s wildest places, environments that have the power to make a human being feel very small, very vulnerable and very alive. This is an account of his most breath-taking expeditions heading into the Death Zone on the roof of [read more]

signed Ballu, Yves Les Alpinists
1984 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.463, appendices, wraps ; inscribed to Ad Carter, with Ad’s bookplate, fine. #23650 $45.00
A comprehensive look at the exploration of the Alps and those involved, including Whymper, Mummery, Preuss, Comici, Allain, Cassin, Bonatti, and others. The appendices list first ascents, climbers, summits, and a detailed bibliography. In French, no English translation. [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Banks, Mike Commando Climber
1955 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 240, color frontis, 18 bw photos, green cloth ; dj worn, fold marks, taped, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, vg #24765 $25.00 $22.50
Autobiography, Banks' climbing took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Arctic Greenland. He led the 1956 attempt and 1958 attempt on Rakaposhi. Neate B34. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Asce [read more]

Banks, Mike Snow Commando
1961 Burke London 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 14 bw photos, 16 illus, map, green cloth ; dj w/ chip to part of spine & back cover, vg, cloth near fine #23440 $49.00
Banks' autobiography described his early climbing which took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Greenland as a member of the 1955 British North Greenland Expedition. He was a member of the 1956 attempt on Rakapopshi and two years later led the British Combin [read more]

Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, frontis, lithograph, fldg panorama, uncut, marbled eps, black boards ; rebacked w/ gilt-lettered black leather spine, faint square mark to front cover, new eps, frontis separated, chipping to edges of both plates, panorama taped on folds, tight, very good #26484 $595.00 $429.00
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whic [read more]

signed American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth ; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi [read more]

American Alpine Club Library Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards ; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S [read more]

Bell, Steve Virgin on Insanity
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 246, 17 color & 40 bw photos, map/photo eps, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #27102 $39.95
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man [read more]

Berg, Peter Whymper's Scrambles With a Camera: A Victorian Magic Lantern Show
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 138, photo frontis, 122 bw photos/illus, 4 maps, wraps ; new #25837 $31.95
2011 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Whymper, one of the most important figures in the history of mountaineering. His ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, and the deaths of four members of his party on the way down, attracted attention throughout the world, bringing him praise and criticism [read more]

Berlepsch, H. (Hermann von) The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains
1861 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 407, frontis, 15 bw illus, marbled eps & edges, full red leather boards w/ gilt crest ; boards off & missing spine, school prize label (1869) inside front board, internally tight & fine. #23069 $45.00
This would look quite nice with a new binding. [read more]

Blanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth ; dj & cloth new #26820 $27.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade [read more]

signed Bonatti, Walter On The Heights
1964 Rupert Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.248, 19 bw photos, brown cloth ; signed, dj rubbed w/ overall wear, unclipped, vg-, cloth near fine #25638 $895.00
Bonatti's climbs have taken him all over the world. In this book he gives his account of the 1954 Italian K2 expedition, his first ascent of Gasherbrum IV in 1958, as well as Patagonia, and climbs throughout the Alps. Neate B126, Perret 541, Yak B208. [read more]

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