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Saysse-Tobiczyk, Kazimierz, ed W Skalach i Lodach Swiata Vol 1: Na Szczytach gór Europy [On the Peaks of Europe]
1959 Wiedza Powszechna Warszawa 1st, tall 8vo, pp.391, 100+ bw photos, green cloth; cloth w/ name, rear hinge weak, vg. #19507 $39.00
This is volume one of a five-volume series titled ‘In the World’s Rock and Ice’ detailing the history of Polish mountaineering throughout the world. This first volume covers Europe. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Saysse-Tobiczyk, Kazimierz, ed W Skalach i Lodach Swiata Vol 5: Himalaje-Karakorum
1974 Wiedza Powszechna Warszawa 1st, tall 8vo, pp.471, 6 color & 100+ bw photos, green cloth; dj chip bottom spine, vg, cloth fine. #19510 $49.00
The last of five volumes in the ‘In the World’s Rock and Ice’ series. Although titled Himalaya-Karakoram this volume also updates major Polish mountaineering achievements in other parts of the world. In Polish, summary and picture text in Russian and English.[read more]

Schaefer, Hermann Die Weisse Kathedrale: Abenteuer Nanga Parbat
1987 Nymphenburger München 1st, 8vo, pp.304, photo frontis, 3 color & 50 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, grey cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20390 $59.00
A nice history of mountaineering on Nanga Parbat. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson: Schaeffer, David
Schaeffer, David Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 16 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25556 $29.00
Schaeffer provides a candid account of his climbs of four of the Seven Summits. Teaming with American Alpinst Institute he describes how even an amateur climber can reach the summits of some of the most famous mountains in the world. In 2009 he also climbed Kosciuszko although he is not planning o[read more]

Schaller, George B. Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
1980 Viking NY rep, 8vo, pp.292, 14 color photos, 6 maps, illus eps, brown cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13664 $19.00
Schaller, a field biologist, spent six years in the Himalaya observing the people and animals. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S17, Yak S53.[read more]

Schaller, George B. Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
1980 Deutsch London 1st, 8vo, pp.292, 14 color photos, 6 maps, illus eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #24312 $19.00
Schaller, a field biologist, spent six years in the Himalaya observing the people and animals. Neate S17, Yak S53.[read more]

Bergsteigen Technik in Fels und Eis [Mountaineering Technique on Rock and Ice]: Schatz, Ruedi & Ernst Reiss
signedSchatz, Ruedi & Ernst Reiss Bergsteigen Technik in Fels und Eis [Mountaineering Technique on Rock and Ice]
1967 Schweizer Alpen-Club Zürich 1st, small 8vo, pp.175, 144 bw photos, many figs, dec blue cloth; signed ‘Ernst Reiss Lhotse 8516m. 18.5.1956’, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight rippling to some rear pages, else vg+ #26825 $45.00
A still useful guide to rock and ice technique. Reiss was a member of the 1956 Swiss Everest-Lhotse expedition. He and Fritz Luchsinger made the first ascent of Lhotse, fourth highest in the world.[read more]

signedSchimelpfenig, Tod & Linda Lindsey NOLS Wilderness First Aid
1991 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.356, figs, appendices, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, fine #24031 $9.00 $7.20
A comprehensive work covering patient assessment, shock, soft tissue, burns, and lightning injuries, fractures and dislocations, head, spine, chest, abdominal, and cold injuries, heat illness, poisons, stings, and bites, marine envenomations, cold water immersion and drowning, altitude illness, athl[read more]

Schmid, Karl Eisgipfel unter Tropensonne [Ice Mountain under the Tropic Sun]
1951 Schlusselverlag Innsbruck 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 76 bw photos, 3 maps, grey/blue cloth; cloth vg. #20880 $49.00
Account of a 1939 German expedition which climbed Peru’s Huascaran. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Fünfzig Sommer in den Bergen: Erlebnisse und Erkenntnisse [Fifty Summers in the Mountains: Experiences and Insights]
1970 Hallwag Bern 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 14 color & 60 bw photos, 2 color illus, orange cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ 1 photo section loose, else fine #27393 $7.00 $5.95
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here details his many alpine climbs. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]: Schmid, Walter
Schmid, Walter Glückliche Tage auf Hohen Bergen: Die Viertausender der Schweizer Alpen [Happy Days on High Mountains: The Four-Thousanders of the Swiss Alps]
nd Hallwag Bern 5th, 8vo, pp.326, 108 bw photos, oatmeal cloth; cloth tight, fine #27394 $9.00 $7.65
Schmid authored several books on the Alps and here covers a number of the Swiss 4000ers including Monte Rosa, Matterhron, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Breithorn, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn, and more. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, c[read more]

Schmidt, Lynda W. Time Out of Mind: Trekking the Hindu Kush
1979 TBW Woolwich 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 158, photo frontis, 12 bw photos, wraps; vg #23904 $9.00 $7.20
Schmidt and her husband, inexperienced trekkers, undertook a three-week trip into the wilds of the Hindu Kush. She recounts the trials, tribulations, and rewards of their experiences in this unique area. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of [read more]

Schmidtmann, Waldemar Devil: The Life Story of a Chamois in the Austrian Alps
1936 Appleton-Century NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 214, frontis, sketches, green cloth; dj worn, taped spine, tear along front flap edge, good, cloth rubbed, vg. #23060 $19.00
The story of a chamois buck from birth to death on the pine-clad slopes of the Austrian Alps. Uncommon.[read more]

Peaks and Pleasant Pastures: Schuster, Claud
Schuster, Claud Peaks and Pleasant Pastures
1911 Clarendon Press Oxford 1st, 8vo, pp.227, 5 maps, uncut, gilt lettered blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23092 $25.00
This, partly a collection of Schuster’s mountain articles, covers his climbing in the Alps from 1902 to 1911. It is regarded as the best of his four books. Neate S28.[read more]

Schuster, Claud Postcript to Adventure
1950 Eyre & Spotiswoode London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, sketch, blue cloth; dj worn, edge tear, good, cloth vg. #23059 $12.00
Schuster here presents an interesting collection of papers read before the Alpine Club. Neate S29.[read more]

Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]: Schwanda, Hans
Schwanda, Hans Ferne Berge – lockende Ziele [Distant Mountains – Tempting Targets]
1973 Verlag das Bergland-Buch Zurich 1st, 8vo, pp.302, 4 color & 32 bw photos, 3 sketches, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #26954 $29.00 $9.00
Schwanda (1904-1983) was an Austrian mountaineer and founder of Bergsport Schwanda, still in business today. His autobiography includes his expeditions to Scandinavia, the Tatras, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Corsica, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Mount Kenya, and Kilimanjaro. Includes chapters by Erich Vanis[read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering: Scott, Chic
signedScott, Chic Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering
2000 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.440, photo frontis, 24 color & 583 bw photos, sketches, 14 maps, blue cloth; signed Scott, Trevor Jones, & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #17827 $69.00
Canada’s complete mountaineering history over the last 200 years! This beautifully illustrated book follows the evolution of climbing in Canada – from the West Coast to Quebec, from the Yukon to the Rockies; as well as Canadians in Yosemite, South America and the Himalaya. A magnificent work. Win[read more]

The Yam: 50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska: Scott, Chic, Dave Dornian & Ben Gadd
signedScott, Chic, Dave Dornian & Ben Gadd The Yam: 50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska
2003 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 13 color & 188 bw photos, 6 sketches, 2 maps, wraps; signed by Scott, fine #22998 $29.00
Yamnuska, the ‘flat-faced mountain’, rises prominently above the Trans-Canada Highway between Banff and Calgary. It is regarded as the birthplace of modern rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies with Hans Gmoser putting up the first routes in 1952. Winner of the Canadian Rockies Award at the 2003 Ban[read more]

signedScott, Doug Big Wall Climbing
1974 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 283 bw illus, 15 diagrams/maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 1” chip back, else vg+, cloth fine. #23597 $135.00
A great book on the history of big wall climbing since 1857 by one of Britain's leading climbers. First UK editions of this book are not easy to come by. Neate S31.[read more]

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