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Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915: Barr, William
New Barr, William Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.180, 25 color & 185 bw photos, 12 maps (4 color), wraps; new #27597 $29.95
Russian attempts to reach the North Pole of navigate the Northeast Passage were just as daring and dramatic as the expeditions that took place at the same time, on the other side of the North Pole. Many ships and many men did not return to tell their tales. The fate of some expeditions is unknown ev[read more]

Living on the Edge: Bremer-Kamp, Cherie
New Bremer-Kamp, Cherie Living on the Edge
1987 Smith Layton 1st, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 33 color photos, 4 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9552 $25.00
Account of the 1985 first winter attempt on Kanchenjunga's north face on which Chris Chandler died.[read more]

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Burrows, Tess
New Burrows, Tess Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 13 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27586 $19.95
A grandmother of two, 60-year-old Burrows came to climbing and polar travel late in life. She has been on expeditions to Chimborazo, Kilimanjaro, and the North and South Pole. Here, she recounts her race to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human bo[read more]

Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]: Caminati, Luciano
New Caminati, Luciano Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]
2014 Italy 1st, small 8vo, pp.271, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27655 $29.95
The story of Mario Trimeri, the second Italian after Reinhold Messner, to have reached the goal of the Seven Summits and the first in the world, with Romanian Coco Popescu, to have climbed the Volcanic Seven Summits, the seven highest volcanoes of the seven continents. Caminati tells of the tormente[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
New signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
New Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy: Conrad, Ric
New signedConrad, Ric Code 1244: The 1986 Mount Hood Tragedy
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.389, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27608 $26.99
In May 1986, a private preparatory school’s field trip made worldwide headlines. Twenty climbers began ascending what has arguably been called the second-most climbed mountain in the world – Oregon’s Mount Hood. Caught in one of the worst blizzards imaginable, they battled the elements while wait[read more]

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
New Conway, Sir William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas
1894 Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus brown cloth; cloth w/ front hinge starting, 2 bookplates (1 from Climber’s Club Library but no other markings), map w/ orig folds & 1 small tear, very good #26530 $450.00
This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan literatu[read more]

Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance: Conway, William Martin
New Conway, William Martin Mountain Memories: A Pilgrimage of Romance
[1920] Funk & Wagnalls NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, gold dec red cloth; cloth bright, pulled top spine, front hinge tender, vg+ #13559 $49.00
A retrospective account of Conway's climbing career. Conway conducted the first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya (1892), the first crossing of Spitsbergen (1896-97), and served as president of the Alpine Club (1902-04). Neate C106, Yak C144.[read more]

Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt: Cranfield, Ingrid, ed.
New Cranfield, Ingrid, ed. Inspiring Achievement: The Life and Work of John Hunt
2002 Inst for Outdoor Learning Cumbria 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 251, 28 color & 12 bw photos, wraps; corners bumped from shipping, else new #27652 $24.95
An interesting collection of stories and rememberances of Sir John Hunt (1910-1998) by not only himself but also a vast number of contributors.[read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
New Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
New 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]

Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: An Account of the Expedition of HRH Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abruzzi
1912 Constable London 1st, thick 4to, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvii, 469, frontis, 25 bw plates, 2 color & 228 bw photos (7 pans), apps, teg, uncut, w/ vol II List of Pans, Maps & Index, 18 bw fldg pans, 3 color fldg maps, 16-page Index pamphlet, orig 1/4 vellum/green buckram slipcase; xlib, vol I spine darkened/rubbed, ‘Glasgow Herald Library’ stamp bottom title page, blindstamp ‘Presentation Copy’ title page, tight, vol II spine darkened/worn, two lib stamps on pamphlet cover, box corners opened, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg- #27604 $3,400.00
A Presentation Copy of the Scarce ¼ Vellum Binding Edition The Duke of Abruzzi’s 1909 expedition to K2 was a major undertaking. In addition to reaching 6640m on the Abruzzi Ridge, they surveyed, mapped, and photographed a large portion of the Baltoro Glacier. They also attempted Chogolisa, reachi[read more]

Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi: Filippi, Filippo de
New Filippi, Filippo de Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi
1908 Dutton NY 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xvi, 408, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 lg fldg bw panoramas, 26 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 153 bw photos, 5 fldg maps (4 color), appendices, uncut, teg, red cloth; cloth mottled, 1.5” split to cloth on back spine edge, hinges cracked, pans & maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ tear on fold line barely into map, very good- #24839 $450.00
A magnificent book on this important 1906 expedition which succeeded in climbing all of the principal peaks. Neate F27.[read more]

The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer: Foster, Peter
New signedFoster, Peter The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc: The Life of T. Graham Brown, Physiologist and Mountaineer
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 205, photo frontis, 2 color & 41 bw photos, map, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27627 $34.95
The biography of scientist and mountaineer Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the mountain earned him the soubriquet, and whose achievements in the Alps and Greater Ranges place him at the forefront of British mountaineering between the two world wars. Born in Edinb[read more]

Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]: Frésafond, Jean-Pierre
New signedFrésafond, Jean-Pierre Expedition au Gasherbrum II [Expedition to Gasherbrum II]
1977 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 color photos, map, wraps; inscribed 31/12/79, near fine #13003 $37.00
Account of the 1975 French expedition to Gasherbrum II. The summit was reached, via the South Spur, by Marc Batard and Yannick Seigneur. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
New 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.
New 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]

Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett: Hanrahan, Maura
New Hanrahan, Maura Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
2018 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27587 $29.95
In March 1914, two men began a perilous 700-mile walk across the barren ice fields of the Arctic Ocean from Alaska to Siberia on a near-impossible rescue mission - to save the stranded crew and passengers of the ship Karluk, which had been crushed and sunk by ice. One of those making this trek was l[read more]

Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration: Heggie, Vanessa
New Heggie, Vanessa Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 10 bw photos, 3 bw illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27585 $39.95
During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Heggie presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each[read more]

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