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American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tears back cover, near fine, cloth fine #24826 $45.00 $40.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings f[read more]

Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

Operation Deepfreeze: Dufek, Rear Admiral George J.
Dufek, Rear Admiral George J. Operation Deepfreeze
1957 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 243, 23 bw photos, appendix, 7 drawings, 7 maps, map eps, dec blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ pocket remnant in back, vg #9094 $2.00
Dufek, who was in charge of logistics and support for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze I, describes the work of the expedition from 1955-56 and the planning for Deepfreeze II. He established bases on Ross Island and Little America and, in 1956, was in charge of the first Americans to set foot at the[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerin[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
Ershler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24631 $24.95
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught [read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
New signedErshler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; signed by both, dj & cloth new #25617 $35.00
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught S[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj chipped top front, spine label, mylar cover taped on, vg, cloth w/ Colorado Mountain Club stamp on copyright page & edges, vg #24833 $29.00 $26.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds f[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj edges chipped, tears, vg-, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #12026 $39.00 $35.10
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pedi[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj covers pasted on free eps, AAC/Hall bookplate, vg- #24834 $25.00 $22.50
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secret[read more]

1963 Photo American Everest Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1963 Photo American Everest Expedition
1963 ; signed Norman Dyhrenfurth 2x, fine #26288 $75.00
A recently reproduced black/white photo showing Dyhrenfurth receiving the prestigious National Geographic Society Hubbard Medal from President John F. Kennedy.[read more]

1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition
1993 ; signed 6 members – Paul Pfau (leader), Dan Aguilar, Charles Armatys, Dan Bouchard, Mark Rabold + 1 other #18932 $19.00
This successful American team placed 10 members on the summit including Armatys, Lefever, Rabold, Selland, and Sinclair. This is one of three different cards produced by this expedition.[read more]

1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition
1993 ; signed 5 members – Paul Pfau (leader), Dan Aguilar, Charles Armatys, Mark Rabold + 1 other #19020 $15.00
This successful American team placed 10 members on the summit including Armatys, Lefever, Rabold, Selland, and Sinclair. This is one of three different cards produced by this expedition.[read more]

Mount Everest: The Summit of Dreams Video: Everest.
VHS videoEverest. Mount Everest: The Summit of Dreams Video
46 min, VHS; new #6909 $19.95 $0.99
This documentary video follows the successful pre-monsoon 1994 American North Ridge team led by Eric Simonson. Follow the dramatic account as two of the climbing team, Australian Mike Rheinberger and New Zealand guide Mark Whetu, reach the summit at sunset. Their struggle for survival is moving.[read more]

The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition: Everett, Boyd N., Jr.
Everett, Boyd N., Jr. The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition
1984 Gorak Book Pasadena 1st, 8vo, pp.112, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine #25824 $14.95
The first detailed book to describe the tasks necessary to prepare a mountaineering expedition to the Alaska Range, Wrangell Mountains, Chugach Range, and St. Elias Mountains. Topics include route planning, glacier flying, regulations, avalanches, equipment, food, climbing strategies, weather, and e[read more]

Fantin, Mario Mani Rimdu Nepal: The Buddhist Dance Drama of Tengpoche
1976 English Book Store New Delhi 1st, 4to, pp.176, 111 color photos, 2 diagrams, 62 figs, 2 color maps, illus eps, red cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #23958 $29.00
A beautiful book on the fascinating, colorful, and intricate Mani Rimdu dance. The photos have detailed descriptions of the subject matter. This book makes a nice companion to Fantin’s ‘Sherpa Himalaya Nepal’. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Farquhar, Francis P. History of the Sierra Nevada
1966 Univ California Press Berkeley/LA 2nd, 4to, pp.xiv, 262, color frontis, 48 bw illus, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1” tear top, else fine, cloth fine. #20628 $59.00
Farquhar’s classic history of the Sierra Nevada. Farquhar was an editor of the American Alpine Journal. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate F03.[read more]

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