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Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Doyle, Arthur Conan Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
2012 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.368, photo frontis, 18 color & 44 bw photos, 4 bw illus, diagram, map, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27591 $34.95
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and pl[read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes: Duane, Daniel
Duane, Daniel El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes
2000 US 1st, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, map eps, orange cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #21104 $29.00
The first book devoted to the unique history of El Capitan, Yosemite’s perfect 3000’ granite wall. Duane recounts adventures by Harding, Robbins, Bridwell, Middendorf, Corbett, and Burk. The historic photos are nicely presented.[read more]

Operation Deepfreeze: Dufek, Rear Admiral George J.
Dufek, Rear Admiral George J. Operation Deepfreeze
1957 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 243, 23 bw photos, appendix, 7 drawings, 7 maps, map eps, dec blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ pocket remnant in back, vg #9094 $2.00
Dufek, who was in charge of logistics and support for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze I, describes the work of the expedition from 1955-56 and the planning for Deepfreeze II. He established bases on Ross Island and Little America and, in 1956, was in charge of the first Americans to set foot at the[read more]

The Shameless Diary of an Explorer: Dunn, Robert
signedDunn, Robert The Shameless Diary of an Explorer
1907 Outing Publishing NY 1st, small 8vo, pp.viii, 297, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, giilt dec red cloth; signed Brad Washburn, front cover bright, spine lettering darkened, some discoloration to back cover, tight, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, near fine #10999 $450.00
Journalist Dunn was with Dr. Cook on this first circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley in 1903. An important work in the early history of McKinley. Neate D55.[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Himalaya: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya: Our Expedition 1930]: Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar
Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya: Our Expedition 1930]
1931 Scherl Berlin 1st, thick 8vo, pp.380, photo frontis, 119 bw photos, fldg panorama photo, 1 fldg profile, blue cloth; cloth fine #26966 $195.00 $95.00
Account of the large, 11-member, International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga (8586m). Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, was attempted numerous times but was not successfully climbed until 1955. None of the members of the 1930 team h[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zurich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, cloth spine sunned, vg+. #23674 $59.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar Himalaya-Fahrt: Unsere Expedition 1930 [Himalaya-Trip: Our Expedition 1930]
1942 Orell Füssli Zürich new ed, 8vo, pp.192, 44 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; cloth spine sunned, vg+. #20534 $49.00
Account of the large International Himalayan Expedition of 1930, led by Dyhrenfurth, which attempted Kangchenjunga. Although they failed to reach the summit they did make the first ascent of Jongsang Peak. In German, no English translation. Yak D203.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Karakorams and Kashmir: Eckenstein, Oscar
Eckenstein, Oscar Karakorams and Kashmir
1998 Shubhi Delhi reprint, 8vo, pp.253, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25306 $29.00 $15.00
English climber Eckenstein (1859-1921) was an early advocate of bouldering and strongly influenced both crampon and ice-axe design. His first ascent in the Alps was in 1886 and in 1887 he made several first ascents there with Mathias Zurbriggen. In 1892 he joined William Martin Conway on his expedit[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

Challenge of the Andes: The Conquest of Mount Huantsán: Egeler, C. G. & T. De Booy
Egeler, C. G. & T. De Booy Challenge of the Andes: The Conquest of Mount Huantsán
1955 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 51 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9638 $19.00
The 1952 first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru; with Lionel Terray. Two other first ascents were made as well. A good read. Neate E10.[read more]

Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj w/ 1” tear top spine, vg, cloth near fine #18951 $59.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. A good read. Neate E10.[read more]

The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Egeler, C. G. & T. de Booy
signedEgeler, C. G. & T. de Booy The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
1955 Faber & Faber London 1st, 8vo, pp.203, 32 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed Geoff Milburn, dj pulled top/bottom spine, clipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #23875 $29.00
In 1952 two Dutchmen, with Lionel Terray as their guide, made the first ascent of Huantsán (20,976') in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Two other first ascents were made as well. This UK edition is harder to find than the US “Challenge of the Andes”. From the mountaineering library of Geoff Milburn, gu[read more]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
signedEggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Ernst Reiss Lhotse 8516m. 18.5.1956, dj chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25932 $395.00
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18.[read more]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure: Eggler, Albert
Eggler, Albert The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[1957] Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.222, color frontis, 31 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, vg #11165 $7.00 $5.95
Account of the 1956 Swiss first ascent of Lhotse, made by Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, and second ascent of Everest. See Neate E11, SB E01, Yak E18. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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