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On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership: Levine, Alison
Levine, Alison On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
2014 US 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 242, 39 color & 1 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26641 $26.95 $14.95
Levine has climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both North and South Pole. Her first Everest attempt (2002) fell only 300 feet shy of the summit due to weather but she finally succeeded in 2010. Her ability to achieve these goals is all the more impressive as she has Raynaud’s Disease which can in[read more]

Face To Face: Polar Portraits: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Face To Face: Polar Portraits
2009 UK 1st thus, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 110 color & 120 bw photos, 5 color & 6 bw illus, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25707 $39.95
The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, ‘Face to Face’ is a unique project of breathtaking quality. It features the very first polar photographs, the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, and rare images from many of th[read more]

Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer: Lim, David
signedLim, David Against Giants: The Life and Climbs of a Disabled Mountaineer
2007 Singapore 2nd, 8vo, pp.xii, 164, 45 color & 31 bw photos, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; signed, new #23045 $29.95
David Lim is an amazing mountaineer. Following his successful leadership of the first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998, David came down with debilitating Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This book, his second, details his coming to grips with his illness and return to climbing. Since 1998 he has [read more]

Lim, David Mountain to Climb: The Quest for Everest and Beyond
1999 Singapore 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 241, map frontis, 90 color & 1 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #18747 $19.95
A very nicely done book on the successful first Singapore Mt. Everest expedition in 1998. David recounts the years of planning and preparation for the attempt as well as his own battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.[read more]

Tears of the Dawn: Lines, Jules
signedLines, Jules Tears of the Dawn
2013 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 45 color photos, sketch, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26853 $39.95
Jules Lines is Britain's most accomplished free solo climber. His quiet demeanour and natural technique have earned him the unofficial title of ‘The Dark Horse’ in Scottish climbing circles. In this, his first book, he recounts adventures and misadventures worldwide, from early achievements - comple[read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray: Lloyd-Jones, Robin
New Lloyd-Jones, Robin The Sunlit Summit: The Life of W. H. Murray
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 358, 18 color & 32 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26557 $39.95
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland’s most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Ges[read more]

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue: Loewen, Bree
Loewen, Bree Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.205, wraps; new #27301 $17.95
Loewen’s first book, Pickets and Dead Men, was her account of three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, in Washington, beginning at the tender age of 21. Through her utterly honest and often gripping stories, she revealed her struggle to gain the respect of her male coworkers, h[read more]

The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies: Long, Jeff & Dean Fidelman
signedLong, Jeff & Dean Fidelman The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies
2009 US 1st, 4to, pp.196, photo frontis, 98 color & 47 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Dean Fidelman & Greg Child, clear acetate jacket & cloth new #25541 $495.00
In the early 1970s, a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cut-offs, came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. Dubbing themselves the Stonemasters, these now legendary adventurers established techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular cli[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj heavily chipped on edge, good+, cloth fine #23702 $89.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
Lowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK 1st Trade ed, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus blue/white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26478 $23.95
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Ever[read more]

Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George Letters from Everest: A First-hand Account from the Epic First Ascent
2013 UK Ltd ed #36/60, small 8vo, pp.176, photo frontis, cloth cutting from Lowe’s sleeping bag, 31 bw photos, bw illus, 3 sketches, 2 figs, 3 maps, illus eps, illus grey cloth; signed Peter Hillary, Huw Lewis-Jones, & Jan Morris, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26487 $475.00
Sixty years after Everest was first climbed, this unique book of letters celebrates, in a very personal way, this most majestic of mountains. With exclusive access to the private archives of pioneering New Zealand climber George Lowe, this is a welcome tribute to an unsung hero. The ascent of Everes[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 62 color & 101 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26479 $49.95
Sixty years after the first ascent by Hillary and Norgay, this anniversary book celebrates the most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the outstanding imagery and private archives of George Lowe, a key climber and photographer on the expedition. It’s hard to believe there could be new [read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer: Lowes, Michael D.
Lowes, Michael D. Lure of the Mountains: The Life of Bentley Beetham 1924 Everest Expedition Mountaineer
2014 UK 1st, small 8vo, pp.155, 36 bw photos, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26742 $27.95
Beetham (1886-1963), a schoolmaster, naturalist, rock climber, ornithologist, and writer, was the primary photographer of the British Everest expedition of 1924. This is the first published biography of Beetham and charts his life from childhood in Darlington, to rock climbing in the Lake District a[read more]

The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved: Lundborg, Einar
Lundborg, Einar The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved
1929 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 99 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, white spot to spine, tight, vg- #26717 $32.00
Lundborg, a First Lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, was well known for daring, long-distance northern flights. When he rescued Umberto Nobile, following the crash of the dirigible “Italia” in May 1928, he was promoted to Captain. Profusely illustrated with many of Lunborg’s own photos.[read more]

Machetto, Gianfranco & Riccardo Varvelli Sette Anni Contro il Tirich [Seven Years Against the Tirich]
1976 dall’Oglio Milano 1st, 8vo, pp.269, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 14 sketches, 5 tables, 9 maps, wraps; small tear top spine, vg. #24461 $49.00
An accounting of expeditions to Tirich Mir since the 1950 Norwegian first ascent. In Italian, no English translation.[read more]

Climb to the Lost World: MacInnes, Hamish
signedMacInnes, Hamish Climb to the Lost World
1974 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 10 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Joe Brown, dj w/ light edge wear, small ½” tear bottom back, clipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #25327 $175.00
In 1973 MacInnes, accompanied by Mo Anthoine, Joe Brown, Don Whillans, and a film crew, journeyed through the jungles of Guyana and made the first ascent of the Great Prow of Roraima in appalling weather. A great read of some of the UK’s finest. Neate M12.[read more]

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