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Albert, Marvin H. The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures
1957 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 175, map frontis, 15 bw chapter illus, grey/green cloth ; dj rubbed, some foxing, good+, cloth w/ toning to eps, vg #26926 $19.00
Albert was primarily an American novelist but he did produce a few non-fiction titles. Here is his biography of Shackleton and his expeditions. Renard, 10, Rosove 1001, Spence 10. [read more]

signed Allan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m [read more]

signed Ascent: Ascent - The Climbing Experience in Word and Image
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 314, photo frontis, 29 color illus, 147 bw photos, wraps ; signed Galen Rowell, fine #14835 $45.00
The 14th issue of the premiere collection of mountaineering fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art. Many of the best mountaineering writers launched their careers with Ascent. In this issue:
  • Kusum Kanguru: The Dream Pillar by Stephen Venables
  • My Dinner with Anderl by D [read more]

Ascent: The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $25.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. Ascent was published annually as the mountaineering journal of the Sierra Club, under the primary editorship of Alan Ste [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1
May 1967 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #23198 $125.00
This first issue is the hardest to find. In this issue:
  • Ascent of Hummingbird Ridge, Mount Logan by Allen Steck
  • Pens Over Everest by Bernard Hollowood
  • American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition by William Long
  • A Visitor to Yosemite by Ian Howell
  • [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1970 Vol 1, #4
May 1970 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, fine #24057 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Story of Fats Ray by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • Up Against the Walls by Joe Fitschen
  • Dhaulagiri, A Mind Odyssey by James Janney
  • Tis-sa-ack by Royal Robbins
  • Photographs
  • Four Corners by Steve Roper
  • The View from Deadho [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1972 Vol 1, #6
June 1972 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps ; fine #23200 $45.00
In this issue:
  • The Edge of the Sea by John Cleare
  • An Early Ascent of Half Dome by Phimister Proctor
  • The Moose’s Tooth, Photos by Tom Frost & Bradford Washburn
  • In Due Time by Tom Higgins
  • East of the Valley, West of the Gunks: A Zion Story and Guide [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1
July 1973 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps ; fine #23201 $29.00
In this issue:
  • Mirror Mirror by Ed Drummond
  • West Side Story by Greg Donaldson
  • First on Alberta by Chris Jones & Jean Weber
  • Canadian Faces in Winter, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The North Face of Alberta by George Lowe
  • The Taurus Mountains of Tu [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1974 Vol 2, #2
July 1974 4to, pp.96, bw photos, wraps ; near fine #9481 $15.00
In this issue:
  • Freakers’ Ball, FitzRoy by Jeff Salz
  • Bouldering, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The Soloist’s Diary by Jeffery Long
  • Yosemite, Photos by Ed Cooper
  • The Rock Guides by Joe Kelsey & Sheridan Anderson
  • La Derive, Poetry by Carol MacGee[read more]

signed Babcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps ; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no [read more]

Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys
1994 Carroll & Graf NY 4th, prtg, 8vo, pp.189, tan cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine. #9033 $19.00
A fictional account of Scott's journey to the South Pole as seen through the eyes of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates, and Evans. [read more]

Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop [read more]

Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth ; dj chipped top/bottom spine, tear bottom spine/edge, vg, cloth w/ name 1957, vg+ #23848 $125.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36. [read more]

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]

Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces [read more]

Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth ; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134. [read more]

Gregory, Dave A Necklace of Slings
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.181, bw illus, illus eps, green cloth ; dj & cloth new. #18379 $29.95 $26.95
Gregory has been climbing for over 40 years and writing stories for nearly as long. This collection covers rock climbing, the secret service, whimsy, ghosts, the perils and pleasures of skiing, Cairngorm whiteout, and Welsh vengeance. Some fact, some fiction. [read more]

Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
2014 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.xiv, 318, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, 3 figures, 4 maps, white cloth ; dj & cloth new #26866 $34.95
In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question - was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? The ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate, like t [read more]

Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200. [read more]

Mawson, Douglas The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913
2010 Australia Standard Ltd ed 450 copies, folio, pp.xxvi, 216, photo frontis, 5 color/bw plates, 26 bw photos, 3 color illus, 3 drawings, 3 color maps, blindstamped grey cloth w/ gilt lettered black leather title patches on spine ; issued w/o dj, boards new #25694 $225.00
This facsimile reproduction of the five issues of the Adelie Blizzard newspaper gives insight into the lives of the members of Douglas Mawsons's Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14). Over 200 pages are reproduced in their original size and colours with additional illustrations and maps. The [read more]

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