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Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
1903 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, 2 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 2 (of 3) maps (1 fldg), appendices, uncut, gilt dec red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, front hinge cracked, name on ffep, miss 1 fldg map, pan w/ orig folds & no tears, fldg map w/ orig folds & 1 edge tear, vg #23016 $395.00
The marvelous account of Freshfield’s first circumnavigation of the Kangchenjunga massif in 1899 in the company of Vittorio Sella. A most important Himalayan book with a wonderful, large, folding panorama. Quite scarce. Neate F69, Perret 1760.[read more]

The Exploration of the Caucasus: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. The Exploration of the Caucasus
1896 Arnold London 1st, 2 vol, thick 4to, vI pp.xxiii, 278, photo frontis, 38 full-page & 69 text photos, fldg map, fldg panorama; vII pp.x, 295, photo frontis, 36 full-page & 46 text photos, 3 color fldg maps, 2 fldg panoramas, appendices; teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth spines slightly darkened, panoramas & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, hinges tight, very good+ #23217 $1,895.00
A great mountain explorer, and Alpine Club President, Freshfield climbed extensively in the Alps and Caucasus. In 1868, he explored the central Caucasus making the first ascent of Kazbek (16,546’), Elbruz (18,470’), and several other peaks. He returned to the Caucasus in 1887 and 1889 following whic[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents: Fryxell, Fritiof
signedFryxell, Fritiof The Teton Peaks and Their Ascents
1932 Crandall Studios Wyoming 1st, small 8vo, pp.xiii, 106, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, fldg map loosely inserted, gold dec brown cloth; signed, cloth w/ light rubbing to corners, fine #22138 $295.00
A most important early book on the Tetons. Originally published in three parts in the journal ‘Appalachia’, then updated for this book format. This is the first book on technical climbing in the Tetons with a history of ascents and detailed route descriptions. The information within was obtained [read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj top spine pulled, very good, cloth fine #26660 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection,
Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Little, Brown Boston, Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ bookplate, else fine #9132 $27.00
Account of first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 568, Spence 490.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj w/ small mark to spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #9131 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490.[read more]

Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home: Galligan, Gerry
signedGalligan, Gerry Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.287, 37 color & 6 bw photos, appendices, 2 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26502 $39.95
Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008 and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-conti[read more]

The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole: Galvin, Anthony
Galvin, Anthony The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 351, 23 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26858 $24.95
In 1910 Roald Amundsen planned to reach the North Pole but received word that two Americans - Frederick Cook and Robert Peary - each claimed to have reached the pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen secretly sailed south, becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, an accomplishment he conside[read more]

Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival: Gambi, Jo
Gambi, Jo Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 302, 45 color & 1 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24576 $35.95
In 2005 Jo and Rob Gambi became the first married couple to both climb the Seven Summits and ski to the North and South Poles. Throughout this quest Rob was in remission from a second bout of cancer. Jo currently holds the record as the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits and at one time was [read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $39.00 $25.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
Gammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj bumped on corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen notation regarding Reinhold Messner, tight, fine #15749 $25.00 $9.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Garibaldi, Guy, Claude Hardy & Dominique Martial Sagarmatha: L’Everest en Direct
1988 Ouest-France Paris 1st, 4to, [pp.126], 146 color photos, map, photo ep, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine. #16894 $40.00
This 1988 French expedition planned to make a live television broadcast from the summit. The first summit pair reached the top only to have their TV equipment fail. A second attempt was abandoned after the bodies of two of their Sherpas were discovered at 8200m. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956: Gattinger, T. E.
New Gattinger, T. E. Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956
1961 Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.118, 29 bw photos (6 fldg pans in pocket), 7 sketches, 2 lg color & 1 lg bw fldg maps in pocket, 1 bw map, wraps; tight, pans & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27176 $95.00 $75.00
[Geological Cross Section of the Karakorum from the Indus to the Shaksgam: Geological Results of the Austrian Himalayan Karakorum Expedition 1956] Geologist Gattinger was a member of the Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This geological[read more]

On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington: Gesner, Conrad
New Gesner, Conrad On the Admiration of Mountains, the Prefatory Letter Adddressed to Jacob Avienus, Physician, with A Description of the Riven Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilatus With: On Conrad Gesner and The Mountaineering of Theuerdank, by J. Monroe Thorington
1937 Grabhorn Press San Francisco Ltd ed 325, 4to, pp.55, 8 woodcuts, uncut, quarter tan cloth w/ patterned boards; xlib, plain dj lightly rubbed, vg, cloth w/ bookplate on fep, lib stamps on dedication page, else fine #27560 $165.00 $145.00
Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, philologist, and is regarded as the greatest of all figures in the medieval period of mountaineering being accorded the distinction of the being the first man to climb for sheer pleasure. Although primarily for puposes of botanical[read more]

Edmund Hillary: A Biography: Gill, Michael
signedGill, Michael Edmund Hillary: A Biography
2019 UK 1st UK, ltd signed ed n/200, thick 8vo, pp.542, 81 color & 85 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27530 $69.95
Breaking fresh ground, this new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary stands apart from previous accounts of this truly great New Zealander. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming heavily involv[read more]

Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour: Gillman, Peter
Gillman, Peter Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour
1993 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 4to, pp.208, color frontis, 108 color & 57 bw photos, 7 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, near fine #18118 $19.00
A marvelous anthology of writing and photographs, some previously unpublished. This was the first Everest history collection in a large-format, photographic presentation. Writing by Mallory, Longland, Salkeld, Lambert, Norgay, Fu-chou, Hornbein, Gyatso, Boardman, Coffey, Buhler, Stokes, Duff, Diembe[read more]

Direttissima: The Eiger Assault: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
signedGillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Direttissima: The Eiger Assault
1966 Harper & Row NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 174, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Gillman & Chris Bonington, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #9697 $125.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

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