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The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson, Sir Douglas
American Alpine Club LibraryMawson, Sir Douglas The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
[1915] Lippincott Phil 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxx, 349, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color & 143 bw plates, 6 fldg pans, 17 maps/illus, errata; vII pp.xiii, 338, frontis w/ tissue, 12 color & 117 bw plates, 7 fldg pans, 20 maps/illus, 3 color fldg maps in pocket; silver dec blue cloth; cloth w/ labels on both vols, DPL, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp on title, copyright pages & top edge, vI frontis separated, rear hinge cracked, vII hinges cracked, both vols bright, vg, maps fine w/ original folds #9232 $295.00 $212.40
Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, is a classic account of early polar exploration. The expedition explored 1500 miles from George V Land to Queen Mary Land, and had a very rough time! This is a great read and one of the classics of polar literature! Spence 773. DPL (Denver[read more]

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: Maynard, Jeff
Maynard, Jeff Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 253, 29 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, gray/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27588 $27.95
By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp’s[read more]

Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest: McCallum, John D.
McCallum, John D. Everest Diary: Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest
1966 Follett Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 213, 44 bw photos, 4 maps, appendix, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine #27385 $15.00 $12.75
Jerstad's personal account of the 1963 American Everest expedition. Jerstad summitted with Barry Bishop and then waited for Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld to traverse via the West Ridge. All four bivouaced at 28,200'. Neate M01, SB M02, Yak M128. To see all of our Sale Items,
Messner, Reinhold Solo Nanga Parbat
1980 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.277, 55 color & 88 bw photos, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth near fine. #9910 $95.00
Messner’s account of his 1978 ascent of the Diamir Flank by a new route. This hardcover edition is getting increasingly hard to find. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M91.[read more]

Migot, André Tibetan Marches
1955 Readers Union London rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 303, 27 bw photos, map eps, tan cloth; dj w/ minor foxing, vg, cloth fine. #22272 $19.00
Migot was a French doctor who set out in 1946 to explore the Chinese-Tibetan frontier. After traveling by caravan he headed, in disguise, for Lhasa but was stopped prior to reaching the Forbidden City. He then turned north toward the legendary lake of Koko-nor and then east to Peking where he was [read more]

First Fam’lies of the Sierras: Miller, Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin First Fam’lies of the Sierras
1876 Jansen, McClurg Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 258, 4 pgs ads, gilt-lettered spine, embossed dark-red cloth; cloth rubbed, light spot to spine, tight, very good #27227 $25.00
Miller (1837-1913), a prolific writer, American poet, and frontiersman , was considered the ‘Poet of the Sierras’.[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]

Milner, C. Douglas Rock for Climbing
1950 Chapman & Hall London 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 128, photo frontis, 96 bw photos, black cloth; dj chipped, 3” tear back, vg, cloth fine. #23054 $19.00
A nice book of photos of classic rock climbs, mostly in the British Isles. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M115.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryMitchell, John, ed. Guide Book to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
1971 Mountain Club of Kenya Nairobi 3rd, 16mo, pp.240, 16 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, 2 fldg maps, appendix, plastic covered wraps; cover a bit wrinkled as usual, vg #24909 $39.00 $35.10
This third edition was completely revised from the prior 1963 edition. Neate Q808. 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 from the AAC Library,
Miura, Yuichiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest
1978 Harper & Row SF 1st, 8vo, pp.170, photo frontis, 12 color & 29 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18172 $29.00
Miura was a member of the 1970 Japanese Ski Expedition and skied down alongside the Geneva Spur from below the South Col. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M123, SB M39, Yak M211.[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]

Route up Abruzzi Ridge Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee Route up Abruzzi Ridge Poster
14" x 10¾", unlimited edition, bw w/ some color; signed, rolled, new #24108 $50.00
A pencil-sketch showing the route of the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition and their eight camps. Dee Molenaar is well known as a mountaineer, geologist, and alpine artist. He is also a former summit guide and park ranger at Mount Rainier, and authored the award-winning book 'The Challenge of [read more]

Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set
8½" x 11", set of 10 color prints, ltd numbered ed of 100; signed, new #24103 $350.00
This limited edition set consists of all 10 watercolor images created by Dee Molenaar during the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition to K2. The images show Skyang Kangri, Trango Peaks, Trango Towers, Paiju, Broad Peak, China from Windy Gap, K2 Base Camp, Godwin-Austen Glacier, Camp V, and Camp [read more]

View of Camp V on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp V on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24105 $75.00
This view of Camp V was painted on site and is one of ten created while on the expedition. Dee Molenaar is well known as a mountaineer, geologist, and alpine artist. He is also a former summit guide and park ranger at Mount Rainier, and authored the award-winning book 'The Challenge of Rainier'[read more]

View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24106 $75.00
This view of Camp VIII was painted from memory while Dee was stormbound at the camp for 10 days during a blizzard. This image depicts one lone tent. Following the expedition, Dee viewed a slide of the site and painted another version showing all four expedition tents. This is one of the two highest [read more]

Molony, Eileen Portraits of Mountains
1950 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.117, frontis, 11 bw photos, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24096 $15.00
Essays on British mountains by such well-known mountaineers as Noyce, Richards, Murray, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M129.[read more]

Moreland, A. Maud Through South Westland: A Journey to Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand
1911 Witherby London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 219, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth bright, 3 plates separated, near fine. #23950 $79.00
Moreland provides an account of a tour of NZ’s South Island South Westland. He crossed Haast Pass and the Matukituki and includes an account of the first ascent of Mount Aspiring by mountain guide Alex Graham. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Not in Nea[read more]

Morrisey, Thomas 20 American Peaks & Crags
1978 Contemporary Chicago 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 210, 91 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ 3” clean tear front, near fine, cloth fine. #23055 $17.00
A nice earlier work on this beautiful region of Austria.[read more]

Mulgrew, Peter No Place for Men
1965 Vane London 2nd, 8vo, pp.199, 52 bw photos, 2 maps, appendix, photo & map eps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9954 $29.00
Mulgrew, and George Lowe, were members of Hillary's 1960 Himalayan Expedition attempting Makalu on which Mulgrew suffered severe frostbite. This is the UK edition of 'I Hold the Heights'. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate M173, Yak M270.[read more]

Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
American Alpine Club LibraryMumm, A. L. Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir
1909 Longmans Green NY 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/Ladd bookplate, good #24913 $595.00 $428.40
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitu[read more]

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