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Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]: Ristvedts, Peder
Ristvedts, Peder Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]
2017 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.364, 24 color & 129 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 2 plans, 7 color maps, illus eps, wraps; new #27539 $34.95
Ristvedts (1873-1955) served as First Engineer on Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage expedition, aboard the 45-ton fishing vessel Gjøa, as well as meteorologist, blacksmith, and dog handler. In 1904, together with Amundsen, he proved that the Magnetic North Pole moved and in 1905 reached the expedit[read more]

My Life: Fail Falling: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: Fail Falling
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 188, 50 bw photos, 5 illus, wraps; signed, new #25620 $49.00
The second volume, in a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1950-1957 which saw the first free ascent of Open Book, Tahquitz (1952), the second ascent of Yosemite Point Buttress (1953), the second ascent of Sentinel Rock (1953), and Robbins’ climb of the Northw[read more]

My Life: The Golden Age: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: The Golden Age
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 150, 87 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26200 $49.00
The third volume, and last, in what was a planned series of seven, of Robbins’ life story. This chronicles the years 1957-1964 which saw Royal’s thrilling adventures during the Golden Age of Yosemite Valley. “The book is about what happened to me after the first ascent of the face of Half Dome. It c[read more]

My Life: To Be Brave: Robbins, Royal
signedRobbins, Royal My Life: To Be Brave
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 221, 7 color & 20 bw photos, 9 illus, appendix, wraps; signed, new #25333 $49.00
Richly entertaining and personal, this is the first volume of Robbins’ life story. He chronicles his early years growing up in Los Angeles, his introduction to climbing, and his solo ascent of the overhanging face of Yosemite’s Leaning Tower. This is the first in a planned series of seven books! [read more]

Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953: Roberts, Athol, et al
Roberts, Athol, et al Himalayan Holiday: An Account of the New Zealand Himalayan Expedition 1953
2004 NZ 1st thus, 8vo, pp.72, 58 color & 16 bw photos, map, wraps; new. #24233 $24.95
This is an account of that other 1953 Himalayan expedition. Roberts and his three teammates made the first ascent of Chamar (7000m), visited a large part of Nepal previously unvisited by Europeans, and even brought back a bear. First published as a newspaper article, this has previously unpublishe[read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #23159 $165.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David Escape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 15 bw photos, 2 maps, black/grey cloth; signed David Roberts, Bob Bates & Brad Washburn, dj & cloth new #22651 $225.00
A terrific account of the 1937 first ascent of Mount Lucania (17,150’), then the highest unclimbed peak in North America, by Bob Bates and Brad Washburn. With their support aircraft unable to return for them, due to unusually warm weather softening the glacier snow, Bates and Washburn had no choice [read more]

On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.414, grey cloth; inscribed by Roberts, dj rubbed, unclipped, very good+, cloth pulled top spine, near fine #24097 $27.00
Despite witnessing three fatal mountaineering accidents by age 22, Roberts insists that the greatest pleasures in his life have come in the mountains. Several of his challenging Alaskan routes have not been repeated in the nearly 40 years since those first ascents. Unlike in his book ‘Moments of Dou[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth tight, fine #18423 $125.00 $95.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. Ranked 28th by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. Neate R45. To see all current off[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj pulled top spine, small hole lower spine, clipped, very good, cloth w/ address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, gift inscription, tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24941 $45.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. This copy has the address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, former president of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, who climbed in Labrado[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear
1968 Vanguard NY 1st, 8vo, pp.157, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 1” tear back & fold mark, chip bottom front corner, clipped, very good, cloth tight, fine #24942 $95.00
Roberts, and three others, made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. Ranked 28th by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. Neate R45. To see all current off[read more]

The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative: Roberts, David
Roberts, David The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
2012 US rep, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 2 bw photos, 3 maps, 1 sketch, wraps; new #26066 $24.95
Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in on[read more]

signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
2001 US rep, 8vo, pp.368, 24 bw photos, 6 maps, wraps; signed, new #18546 $19.00
Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only[read more]

True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna: Roberts, David
signedRoberts, David True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 10 bw photos, sketch, map, black/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #19420 $25.00
Roberts exposes the further story of the 1950 French Annapurna expedition which was the first to reach the summit of an 8000m peak. Louis Lachenal, Maurice Herzog’s guide, had wanted to turn around on summit day but continued to the summit in light of Herzog’s determination. Both climbers paid a h[read more]

Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach: Roberts, Eric
Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11026 $19.00 $16.15
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. Neate R47. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Roberts, Eric Welzenbach's Climbs: A Biographical Study and the Collected Writings of Willo Welzenbach
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #23903 $29.00
Welzenbach was Germany's foremost alpinist between the World Wars climbing many big walls and making a number of first ascents in the Alps. He was killed in the 1934 disaster on Nanga Parbat. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R47.[read more]

Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer: Robertson, Janet
signedRobertson, Janet Betsy Cowles Partridge: Mountaineer
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 208, 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; signed Charles Houston, dj & cloth new #14181 $49.00
A most interesting biography of one of the first women and first Americans to go mountaineering thoughout the world. Partridge climbed extensively during the 1930s and 1940s in Colorado, the Tetons, Columbia, the Canadian Rockies and the Swiss Alps. In 1950, serving as official expedition photograph[read more]

Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern: Roch, André
Roch, André Karakoram Himalaya: Bezwingung von Siebentausendern
1947 Rascher Zürich 1st thus 8vo, pp.177, color frontis, 33 bw photos, 3 maps, light brown cloth; dj vg, cloth fine #26824 $29.00 $19.00
Account of the 1934 Swiss/International Reconnaissance expedition to Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) led by Gunter Dyhrenfurth. This is the first German edition, published two years after the French softcover edition,, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items,
Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica: Rodgers, Eugene
Rodgers, Eugene Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
1990 Naval Institute Press Annapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light fade line on back, else dj & cloth as new #9290 $29.00
A thorough work based on Byrd's papers at Ohio State University that depicts a different side of expedition life in the Antarctic.[read more]

No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits: Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc
Romero, Jordan w/ Linda LeBlanc No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.355, 16 color photos, map, yellow/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26733 $17.99
Romero’s second book to cover his quest for the Seven Summits (both Kosckiuszko and Carstenz Pyramid). His first book has all the photos and this one the text. Here he recounts his expeditions to Kilimanjaro (2006), Kosciuszko, Elbrus & Aconcagua (2007), Denali (2008), Carstenz Pyramid (2009), Eve[read more]

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