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Alpinist 2008 First Ascents Calendar
2008 Alpinist Jackson, WY 14” wide x 22” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months ; shrinkwrapped, new #23541 $19.95 $0.99
In this calendar:
  • Didier Berthod on Arctandra
  • Kate Rutherford on Moonlight Buttress
  • Alex Huber on La Rambla
  • Dean Potter on Honk Kong Phooey
  • Plus eight more stunning first ascents from around the world!
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Bradford Washburn Mountain Photography 2014 Calendar
2014 US 13" wide x 20" high when opened, 13 bw images, 12 months ; new #26561 $16.95 $6.95
A terrific calendar featuring duotones of some of Washburn’s great images. Included here are Alaska, Grandes Jorasses, Miles Glacier, Mount Deception, Mount Huntington, Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, and more. Important firsts in mountaineering history are included and the images are suitable f [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1996, Sept 27 UK 1st, 4to, pp.106-150, 18 color & 32 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #26070 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Back, Byrd, Franklin, Hurley, Levick, Marston, Mawson, Nansen, Palmer, Parry, Ponting, Ross, Royds, Scoresby, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, and others, comprising 59 lots. Of mountaineering interest, there are also five lots related [read more]

[Cherry-Garrard]. The South Polar Times Vol IV
2010 UK facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25684 $450.00 $139.00
Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two e [read more]

[China] A Photographic Record of the Mount Shisha Pangma Scientific Expedition
1966 Science Press Peking 1st, 4to, [pp.86], 8 color & 87 bw (2 fldg) photos, map eps, white cloth ; dj w/ lg taped tears, good, cloth fine #24078 $425.00
A large format photo account which includes the Chinese first ascent of Shisha Pangma (8013m) in 1964, the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The large Chinese expedition placed 10 members on the summit. Although there were a number of articles at the time, this appears to be the only book-lengt [read more]

[China] Mountaineering in China
1965 Foreign Languages Press Peking 1st, 8vo, [pp.91], 4 color & 134 bw photos, wraps w/ dj ; dj w/ edge rubbing, vg #23443 $139.00
A nice, primarily photo, book which includes ascents of Minya Konka (1957), Shule Mountain (1958), Mustagh Ata (1959 – new women’s world altitude record), Everest (1960 - first ascent of North Ridge), Amne Machin (1960), Kongur (1961 – all-women, new women’s world altitude record), and Shisha Pangma [read more]

signed [Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto Chogolisa: The Japanese Chogolisa Expedition, 1958
1959 Asahi-Newspaper Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 139, 7 color & 99 bw photos (1 fldg pan) + 21 bw portraits, 3 maps (2 fldg), green cloth ; signed Kurt Diemberger, dj w/ original glassine wrapper, rubbed, vertical crease line on back, very good, cloth fine #25389 $425.00
Account of the first ascent of Chogolisa (25,110’) which placed two members on the summit in 1958. Previous attempts had been made by the Duke of the Abruzzi, in 1909, and Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger, in 1957. Scarce. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j89 (1st), j243 (2nd), jK167 (3rd [read more]

[Japan]. Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto The First Ascent of Yalung Kang: Kyoto University Yalung Kang Expedition 1973
1975 The Club Kyoto 8vo, pp.24, 40 color photos, route drawing, 2 maps, wraps ; rubbed, very good #27242 $255.00
A Set of Four Publications on the First Ascent of Yalung Kang The above title together with: Yalung Kang. 1973 The Club, Kyoto, 1st, 8vo, pp.24, 40 color photos, route drawing, 2 maps, wraps; rubbed, very good and Yalung Kang. 1975 The Club, Kyoto, 1st, 8vo, pp.166, 10 color & 90 bw photos [read more]

[Japan]. Yakushi, Yoshimi Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature [Himaraya bunken mokuroku ヒマラヤ 文献 目録]
1984 Hakusuisha Pub Co Tokyo 2nd, Ltd ed 1000, thick 8vo, pp.759, page ribbon, green cloth ; cardboard slipcase w/ original paper band, fine, cloth w/ protective plastic cover, as published, fine #26501 $350.00
This second edition of Yakushi’s comprehensive catalogue of all books in all languages relating to climbing expeditions in the Himalaya, following 12 years after the first edition, is a great reference. Included are 4607 items (3752 in European languages & 855 in Japanese). A must-have reference for [read more]

[Japan]. Yoda, Takayoshi Ascent of Manaslu in Photographs 1952-56
1956 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.119, 9 color & 177 bw photos, 2 maps, tan cloth ; slipcase edges/corners rubbed, vg, issued w/o dj, cloth tight, near fine #24644 $495.00
This is one of the most highly sought-after books regarding the first ascent of an 8000m peak. This large-format photo-book is meant to accompany the two books ‘Manaslu 1952-3’ and ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ which describe the Japanese reconnaissance and ultimate success on Manaslu. In Japanese with photo cap [read more]

signed [Mawson] Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage
2008 Australia Collector’s signed & numbered ed #114/420, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 123 color & 118 bw photos, 2 figs, 5 color maps, page-ribbon, ½ blue calf & grey boards ; signed by Sir Douglas Mawson’s seven grandchildren, issued w/o dj, bump to upper right corner, else new #25677 $475.00
This beautiful, large-format book presents the largest ever published collection of historic images taken by Douglas Mawson’s official photographer Frank Hurley during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14) – many being published for the first time. The AAE, led by Mawson who was late [read more]

[Mawson] Mawson’s Huts: The Birthplace of Australian Antarctic Heritage
2008 Australia 1st trade ed, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 123 color & 118 bw photos, 2 figs, 5 color maps, photo eps, grey cloth ; dj & cloth new #25678 $145.00
This beautiful, large-format book presents the largest ever published collection of historic images taken by Douglas Mawson’s official photographer Frank Hurley during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14) – many being published for the first time. The AAE, led by Mawson who was late [read more]

[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 3
Oct 2009 Ireland 8vo, pp.139, 18 color & 11 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, wraps ; new #25473 $35.00
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, Crean, Chile, medieval exploration of the North Atlantic, the Antarctic Treaty, Shackleton’s first public lectures, and book reviews. [read more]

Abelein, Manfred Shisha Pangma: Eine Deutsche Tibetexpedition bezwingt den Letzten Achttausender [Shisha Pangma: A German Tibet Expedition Conquers the Last Eight-thousander]
1980 Gustav Lübbe Verlag Bergisch Gladbach 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 168 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, photo/map eps, blue cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #12137 $75.00
Abelein (1930-2008) was a German professor of law, politician, pilot, and mountaineer. He co-led, along with Günter Sturm, the 1980 German expedition to Shishapangma (8046m) which made the second ascent, via the first-ascent route up the northeast buttress. Other members included Manfred Sturm, Frit [read more]

Adams, Lieutenant Harry Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition
1932 Donohue, Chicago NY 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, green cloth ; cloth spine somewhat darkened, some toning to prelims as usual, very good #9001 $25.00
Adams was second mate on the 'Bolling' during Byrd's first Antarctic expedition in 1928-30. Spence 8. [read more]

Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth ; dj fine, cloth fine #24192 $25.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000.- [read more]

signed Allison, Stacy Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.282, 25 bw photos, green cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #14326 $29.00
Allison became the first American woman to reach the summit of Everest in 1988. She was also leader of the 1993 American/Canadian K2 expedition. SB A000. [read more]

Alpine Club (AC). Alpine Club Library Catalogue: Books and Periodicals
1982 Cordee London 1st, v1, 4to, pp.viii, 230, , softbound ; new. #9370 $39.00
A complete listing of the thousands of holdings (books, guides, periodicals) of the Alpine Club Library as of March, 1979. The first such listing since 1899. Excellent reference. Neate b02. [read more]

Alpine Club. Ball, John, ed Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: A Series of Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club
1860 Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts London 5th, 8vo, pp.xiii, 328 + 24 ads, fldg map frontis, 7 color fldg maps, 4 figs, appendices, original ½ red cloth w/ gilt vignette on cover, red calf spine w/ gilt lettering ; dedication inscription to Ad Carter from Milton Academy Class of 1949, with Ad’s bookplate, previous contemporary bookplate of Wm. Spencer Child, spine quite rubbed, maps fine w/ original folds, vg. #23648 $225.00
This is the first of a series of three very important works detailing outings by various members of the Alpine Club. This series contains a wealth of information on early ascents and led directly to the publication of the Alpine Journal. Neate calls this ‘one of the most famous titles in mountaine [read more]

Alpinist Magazine Alex Huber reenacting the first free ascent of Voie Petit
2008 Alpinist Jackson, WY Poster size 24" x 18", color, thick paper stock ; rolled, new #25122 $4.95 $3.96
Text states “Alpinist Alpinist.com Alex Huber reenacting the first free ascent of Voie Petit (8b/5.13c, 450m), Grand Capucin (3838m), Alps, France. Huber redpointed the climb in a push on July 17, 2004. The route is a contender for the hardest high-altitude free climb in Europe. Heinz Zak”. [read more]

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