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'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go: Davis, Steph
Davis, Steph Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go
2015 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.311, 40 color & 76 bw photos, wraps; new #27004 $15.95
Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community. She is the only woman to have free soloed 5.11, the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range, the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day, the first woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan, the first woman to fre[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers
1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 5th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; inscribed ‘Anchorage 9/23/69 Best greetings from Alaska for all happy landings & good luck thru modern life in the Great Society! Bob Reeves’, signed Bob Bates, dj w/ light wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #14436 $69.00
Reeve, one of Alaska's best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life: DeMartino, Craig
DeMartino, Craig After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #26396 $13.99
DeMartino suffered a horrific accident when he fell 100 feet while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He tells how his faith pulled him through the recovery process, beset by setbacks, and the decision to have his injured leg amputated. DeMartino is still climbing and was the first amputee [read more]

Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video
43 min, VHS; new #22512 $21.95
Bradford and Barbara epitomize Alaskan adventure. Brad made thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks and Barbara was the first woman to summit McKinley, in 1947. The Washburns recount some of their first ascents and the film includes: flight and landing at Don Sheldon’s Mountain House; Brad’s demon[read more]

Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video
43 min, VHS; new #22513 $21.95
The first ascent of McKinley’s West Buttress was one of the most significant ascents in Alaskan mountaineering history. Since Brad Washburn’s pioneering first ascent in 1951 over 12,000 people have climbed McKinley, most by its popular West Buttress Route. Using Brad’s original 16mm film footage s[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Walter Bonatti, dj w/ most of spine missing, chipped, torn, poor, cloth w/ SIAE blindstamp on title page, small ink owner’s name in two places, vg #25887 $975.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italian Authors and Publishers Association) as I have seen in other[read more]

La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]: Desio, Ardito
New signedDesio, Ardito La Conquista del K2 [The Conquest of K2]
1954 Garzanti Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 250, (64), fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 80 bw (2 fldg) photos, 3 color maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni, cloth tight, vg+ #23287 $295.00 $245.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2 led by Desio. Compagnoni and Lacedelli were the two summitters. This original Italian edition has more photos than the English language translations. This copy has the blindstamp of the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE, Italia[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
New Desio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, spline lightly faded, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #10996 $79.00 $59.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Victory Over K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1956 McGraw Hill NY 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj chipped bottom spine, light dampstainback, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #25640 $825.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of K2'. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Total Alpinism: Desmaison, René
Desmaison, René Total Alpinism
1982 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.202, 24 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine faded, some light blue spotting to back cover/top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth miss ffep, else fine #23589 $49.00 $41.65
A translation of Desmaison’s ‘342 Heures dans les Grandes Jorasses’ and ‘La Montagne a Mains Nues’. Desmaison was a controversial French climber of the 1950’s-60’s who made many daring ascents in the Alps. He climbed a number of new routes including the Direct North Face of Cima Grande, the Freney P[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913: Dickason, Harry
Dickason, Harry Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 8 color & 32 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26857 $75.00
Londoner Harry Dickason (1885 – 1943) was a petty officer in the Royal Navy when he joined Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) as an Able Seaman. During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty[read more]

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
2002 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 36 color & 13 bw photos, 8 removeable documents/artifacts, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #22897 $29.95
A most intriguing book for all ages. Dickinson, an Everest climber himself, has provided a book which presents the mountain in a unique format. Included throughout are removeable facsimilies such as the 1921 British Everest map, Nepalese rupees, a prayer flag, an excerpt from Maurice Wilson’s 1934[read more]

Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #10667 $45.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the three I[read more]

The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm: Dickinson, Matt
Dickinson, Matt The Death Zone: Climbing Everest through the Killer Storm
1997 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.211, 17 color & 18 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; cloth w/ blindstamp on ½ title page, tight, fine #27580 $5.00
Matt Dickinson was a member of the 1996 British Himalayan Kingdoms team assigned to film Alan Hinkes 8000m quest. He reached Everest’s summit, via the North Ridge, and became the first Briton to film on the summit, and return. He presents his views of the 1996 season including an account of the thre[read more]

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