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Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years: Crocket, Ken
Crocket, Ken Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years
2015 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 352, 3 color & 65 bw photos, 2 drawings, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26933 $47.95
From Ken Crocket, author of ‘Ben Nevis: Britain’s Highest Mountain’, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book [read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition: Cullinan, Patrick
Cullinan, Patrick White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 331, 4 color & 12 bw photos, 8 sketches, 4 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27328 $44.95
Cullinan is the first member of the Australian Defence Force to climb Everest. He achieved this as part of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Pat’s journey to the summit of Everest started with his days as a cadet at Duntroon and continued through his time as the commander of Cl[read more]

Trango: The Nameless Tower: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim Trango: The Nameless Tower
1978 Dark Peak Sheffield 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 16 color & 44 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10989 $35.00
Account of the 1976 British expedition consisting of Anthoine, Boysen, Howells, and Brown which made the first ascent of this magnificent 20,500’ Karakoram spire. A very good read and one of Curran’s less common titles. Neate C158.[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Broad Peak ’83
1989 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.91, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #19480 $25.00
Account of the 1983 Polish Woman's Expedition to Broad Peak which saw Krystyna Palmowska make the first woman's ascent. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Trudna Góra Rakaposhi
1982 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine. #19481 $35.00
Account of the 1979 Polish-Pakistani expedition to Rakaposhi. This was only the second ascent of the mountain, following the 1958 British ascent, and was done via a new route. It was also the first women’s ascent with the two Polish women climbing alone to the summit, thus making the second highes[read more]

Czerwińska, Anna & Krystyna Palmowska Dwa Razy Matterhorn
1980 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.112, 33 bw photos, wraps; vg. #19745 $19.00
Account of a Polish expedition which made the first women’s ascent of the Matterhorn’s north face. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

David-Neel, Alexandra Magic and Mystery in Tibet
1937 Crown NY 6th, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiii, 320, 15 bw photos, dark green cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #23356 $17.00
This is David-Neel’s classic account of the practices of the mystics and magicians of Tibet from her expedition in the 1920s. She was the first western woman to travel to Lhasa.[read more]

Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Denali: Deception, Defeat, & Triumph
2001 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.651, photo frontis, 133 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ bottom edge mark, else new. #24295 $9.95
This is a great read! Here in one package are the three early McKinley climbing titles – Cook’s ‘To the Top of the Continent’, Browne’s ‘The Conquest of Mount McKinley’, and Stuck’s ‘The Ascent of Denali’. Also included is the diary of Walter Harper, the first person to set foot on the summit. A [read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1986 Cloudcap Seattle rep, enlarged ed, 8vo, pp.242, 24 bw photos, wraps; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #23450 $12.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate D06.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top spine, unclipped, good, cloth vg #27284 $15.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan
Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 269, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25830 $25.95
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them 8[read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

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