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signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj vg, cloth miss fep, blindstamp, else vg+ #12442 $59.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[read more]

Roch, André Climbs of My Youth
1949 Lindsay Drummond London 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 17 bw photos, brown cloth; cloth fine. #15053 $29.00
Roch was one of the great Swiss climbers and climbed in the Himalaya in 1939 and 1947. He was also a member of the 1952 Everest expedition. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R57.[read more]

Rodale, J. I. The Healthy Hunzas
1949 Rodale Emmaus 2nd, 8vo, pp.263, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, good, cloth w/ name, vg #23941 $9.00 $7.20
Rodale equates the healthy living of the Hunza people to their patterns of organic farming and living off the land. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: Roper, Robert
Roper, Robert Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 306, photo frontis, 13 color & 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22327 $29.00
Unsoeld was one of America’s great mountaineers. Roper focuses primarily on Unsoeld’s 1963 Everest and 1976 Nanda Devi expeditions. It was on the latter that Unsoeld lost his daughter Nanda Devi Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area, from the Diary of Orland Bartholomew and Photographs Taken by Him
1974 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13657 $29.00
In the winter of 1928, Bartholomew undertook a six-month solo ski-mountaineering expedition through the Sierra Nevada. A good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R70.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryRoskelley, John Stories Off the Wall
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 32 color & 24 bw photos, red cloth; dj w/ large taped tears back, book, cloth w/ name, fine #25052 $19.00 $17.10
A fine collection of stories from the Cascades and Yosemite to the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Russian Pamirs. Out of print in hardcover. SB R002. 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 curre[read more]

Rowell, Galen In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
1986 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.xviii, 334, 50 color & 167 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; front hinge strengthened, near fine. #11595 $25.00
The 1975 American K2 expedition, which attempted the Northeast Ridge, and all of its personalities and problems. Includes a good history of K2 and the Baltoro region. Neate R82, Yak R189.[read more]

Rusk, C. E. Tales of a Western Mountaineer: A Record of Mountain Experiences on the Pacific Coast
1924 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 309, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, dec brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ light spot to spine, rubbed, bookplate on fep, remnant on rep, no other lib markings, vg. #23858 $29.00
Rusk was leader of the 1910 Mazamas expedition to McKinley to investigate Cook’s 1906 ascent claims. Having taught himself climbing in the Cascade Range, this deals principally with Mt. Adams but also Mts. Baker, Hood, Rainier, Shasta, and Stuart. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[read more]

Russell, Franklin The Mountains of America: From Alaska to the Great Smokies
1960 Bonanza Books NY 1st, 4to, pp.224, many color photos, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13699 $19.00
A very nice, large-format, photo book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R96.[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Sanwal, B. D. Nepal and the East India Company
1965 Asia Pub London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 347, 2 maps, appendices, errata, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth faded, vg. #23844 $29.00
An interesting early history of Nepal covering relations between rulers of Nepal and the East India Company (1767-1857), Nepal's wars with Tibet (1788-92, 1854-6), and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Sarenne, Jean Trois Curés en Montange [Three Priests in the Mountains]
1950 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg. #24528 $19.00
Accounts of climbs in the Oisans of France. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson: Schaeffer, David
Schaeffer, David Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 16 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25556 $29.00
Schaeffer provides a candid account of his climbs of four of the Seven Summits. Teaming with American Alpinst Institute he describes how even an amateur climber can reach the summits of some of the most famous mountains in the world. In 2009 he also climbed Kosciuszko although he is not planning o[read more]

Schaller, George B. Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
1980 Viking NY rep, 8vo, pp.292, 14 color photos, 6 maps, illus eps, brown cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13664 $19.00
Schaller, a field biologist, spent six years in the Himalaya observing the people and animals. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S17, Yak S53.[read more]

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