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Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life: Birtles, Geoff, et al.
Birtles, Geoff, et al. Alan Rouse: A Mountaineers Life
1987 Unwin Hyman London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 224, 9 color & 14 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26001 $29.00
Biography of British climber Alan Rouse, who died on K2 in 1986, as told by his friends. SB B17.[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24098 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Cho[read more]

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
signedBlum, Arlene Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed, edge mark, else dj & cloth new #24571 $29.00
Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, C[read more]

Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland: Bobe, Louis
Bobe, Louis Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland
1952 Rosenkilde & Bagger Copenhagen 1st, 4to, pp.207, frontis, 2 color photos, 44 bw illus, color fldg map, wraps; light edge wear, unopened, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #27452 $29.00
Bobe presents the first biography of Hans Egede (1686-1758), a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary, from the standpoint of Egede’s influence on Greenland. Egede founded Greenland’s capital and this is based on his diaries, reports, public records, and Bobe’s journeys in Greenland.[read more]

The Great Days: Bonatti, Walter
Bonatti, Walter The Great Days
1978 Gollancz London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.189, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #13326 $75.00
Bonatti’s second autobiographical work covers the Walker Spur, Eiger, Siberia, the Matterhorn, and more. Neate B124.[read more]

The Great Days: Bonatti, Walter
New Bonatti, Walter The Great Days
1974 Gollancz London 1st imp, 8vo, pp.189, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ two small tears, clipped, near fine, cloth w/ glue remnant from label on fep, else fine #26002 $195.00 $155.00
Bonatti’s second autobiographical work covers the Walker Spur, Eiger, Siberia, the Matterhorn, and more. Reprinted several times but the 1st printings are quite hard to find in any condition. Neate B124. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ascent: A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Ascent: A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.423, 44 color & 19 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw illus, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27317 $39.95
Chris Bonington is Britain's best-known climber, having spent a lifetime among the world's highest and wildest mountains. In the 1960s, he made the first British ascent of the north face of the Eiger. In the 1970s, he led some of the most important first ascents ever achieved in the Himalaya, includ[read more]

Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World
2016 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 547 color & 6 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Bonington & Leo Houlding, new #27158 $39.95
This revised and expanded edition of Bonington’s ‘Mountaineer’ is a photographic autobiography, documenting over sixty years of climbing the world’s most beautiful and challenging mountains. Few climbers can match Bonington’s climbing achievements. He is one of the most accomplished and respected cl[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #10962 $39.00 $19.95
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9531 $45.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Everest Years: A Climber's Life: Bonington, Chris
New signedBonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Doug Scott, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #18908 $145.00
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. Copies of the first edition signed by both Bonington and Scott are now less common. Neate a03, SB B29.[read more]

Bonington, Chris The Everest Years: A Climber's Life
1986 Hodder & Stoughton London 2nd, 8vo, pp.256, 76 color & 90 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #23946 $39.00 $31.20
Chris' third autobiography, including his own Everest ascent. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. See Neate a03, SB B29. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Next Horizon: Autobiography II: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris The Next Horizon: Autobiography II
1973 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 6 color & 69 bw photos, 15 maps/diagrams, brown cloth; inscribed, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #21958 $59.00 $45.00
Chris' second book picks up with an expedition to the Central Tower of Paine, the Eiger Direct, Ecuador, Hunza, and Annapurna. Neate B132, Yak B213. To see all items in our Chris Bonington Sale, click here.[read more]

The Next Horizon: Autobiography II: Bonington, Chris
Bonington, Chris The Next Horizon: Autobiography II
1976 Gollancz London 2nd, 8vo, pp.304, 6 color & 69 bw photos, 15 maps/diagrams, brown cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #23922 $7.00 $5.95
Chris' second book picks up with an expedition to the Central Tower of Paine, the Eiger Direct, Ecuador, Hunza, and Annapurna. Neate B132, Yak B213. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

signedBonington, Chris & Charles Clarke Tibet’s Secret Mountain: The Triumph of Sepu Kangri
1999 Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 254, 91 color photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Bonington & Jim Curran, dj & cloth new #18279 $59.00 $47.20
Bonington, Clarke, Curran, and team made several attempts over several years to reach the summit of 6860-metre Sepu Kangri and did reach the West Summit, just 200 meters shy of the Main Summit. An enthralling account of their climb and human encounters along the way. Bonington is well known for hi[read more]

Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years: Bowie, Nan
Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9549 $35.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. Neate B144.[read more]

Bowie, Nan Mick Bowie: The Hermitage Years
1969 Reed Wellington 2nd, 8vo, pp.196, 41 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9550 $29.00
Biography of Bowie who guided for 40 years on Mount Cook. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate B144.[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2017 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.265, 17 color & 26 bw photos, 2 drawings, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27236 $25.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age: Boysen, Martin
signedBoysen, Martin Hanging On: A Life Inside British Climbing’s Golden Age
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.265, 39 color & 39 bw photos, 2 drawings, black cloth; signed, dj new, cloth w/ front free end-paper glued to front pastedown, else new #26749 $39.95
Boysen’s long-awaited autobiography describes his passion for crags and mountains emanating from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his [read more]

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