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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 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: Ascent 1975-76 Vol 2, #3
4to, pp.128, bw photos, wraps ; very good+ #9482 $15.00
In this issue:
  • North Twin, North Face by Chris Jones
  • Dream Ascents by Carol Ingram
  • In Thanks by Tom Higgins
  • Southeast Alaska by Fred Beckey
  • Poontanga by Geoffrey Childs
  • Songs of the Vertical Desert by Gordon Wiltsie
  • Leadership [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1980 Vol 3
4to, pp.272, color & bw photos, wraps ; rubbed, vg #13655 $15.00
With this issue Ascent resumed after a four-year hiatus with the sub-title ‘The Mountaineering Experience in Word and Image’ and a vastly expanded format. In this issue:
  • Man Meets Myth: A True Fantasy by Ron Matous
  • Eighteen Years After the Riesenstein Hoax: A History of the [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1984 Vol 4
4to, pp.177, color & bw photos, red/black cloth ; dj w/ small tear top spine, near fine, cloth fine #11594 $25.00
This was the first hardcover issue of Ascent. In this issue:
  • The Man Who Climbed Too Well by Joe Kelsey
  • Masherbrum and Back Again by Ron Matous
  • On and Around Denali, Photos
  • The Moutain Beyond the Cabin by David Grimes
  • The Kahiltna Open by Paul [read more]

Ascent: Ascent 1989 Vol 5
4to, pp.207, color & bw photos, wraps ; fine #10049 $15.00
In this issue:
  • Stone by Edwin Drummond
  • To Become a Mountaineer (Poem) by Elizabeth Stone O’Neill
  • El Peligroso by Robert Walton
  • The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Joe Kelsey
  • The Faller (Poem) by John Hart
  • Headwall by Tim Ahern
  • [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 1968 Vol 1, #2
May 1968 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #23199 $125.00
In this issue:
  • The West Face, El Cap by Royal Robbins
  • Behold Now Behemoth by Pete Sinclaire
  • Tuesday Morning on the Lyell Fork with Eliot’s Shadow by Doug Robinson
  • Canada, Four Photos by Ed Cooper
  • Mt. McKinley … The Direct South Face by Dave Seidma [read more]

Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1969 Vol 1, #3
May 1969 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, vg #11406 $75.00
In this issue:
  • Yerupajá by Dean Caldwell
  • The Climber as Visionary by Doug Robinson
  • The Jewel in the Lotus by James McCarthy
  • The Fiend by Tom Higgins
  • An Interview with Fritz Wiessner by David Dornan
  • Mt. Waddington by Barry Hagen
  • [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 1971 Vol 1, #5
July 1971 4to, pp.56, bw photos, wraps ; light rubbing, near fine #24493 $45.00
In this issue:
  • Climbing Down Under by Rob Taylor
  • Little Mother up the Mörderberg by H. G. Wells
  • Yosemite’s Other Valley, Hetch Hetchy by Galen Rowell
  • Rojo’s Peón by Lito Tejada-Flores
  • The Lady of the Luckless Mountaineers by René Daumal
  • [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]

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