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John Bachar Crack-A-Go-Go Poster: Bachar, John
signedBachar, John John Bachar Crack-A-Go-Go Poster
1994 Poster size 18" x 24", text states “John Bachar on Crack-A-Go-Go (5.11c) Photo by Phil Bard © 1994”, color w/ no margins; signed by photographer Phil Bard, new #25420 $16.95 $13.56
This poster, showing John Bachar free-soloing Crack-A-Go-Go, was originally created to accompany John’s shows. A few posters are still available and are signed by photographer Phil Bard. Your purchase of this poster will help John’s son, Tyrus Bachar. To see all of our Sale Items,
Balf, Todd The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la
2000 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.293, 1 bw photo, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25237 $9.00 $7.20
A breath-taking account of the 1998 American whitewater expedition which attempted to run Tibet’s Yrlung Tsangpo river, the ‘Everest of rivers’. Balf reconstructs the fast-flowing events of this ill-fated expedition. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice clim[read more]

L’Avventura Antartica: Immagini e Storia (Antarctic Adventure: Images and Stories): Balzola, Andrea, et al.
Balzola, Andrea, et al. L’Avventura Antartica: Immagini e Storia (Antarctic Adventure: Images and Stories)
1990 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.225, 17 color & 150 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps, appendix, wraps; some shelfwear, tight, else new #11331 $39.95 $29.95
A wonderful collection of historic Antarctic photographs from the expeditions of Amundsen, Borchgrevink, Byrd, Charcot, Fuchs, Mawson, Scott, Shackleton, and Shirase. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Great Climbing Adventure: Barry, John
Barry, John The Great Climbing Adventure
1985 Oxford Illus Somerset 1st, 8vo, pp.251, 26 color photos, 8 maps/sketches, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #12003 $19.00 $16.15
Barry's climbs including the north face of the Eiger and Matterhorn, Gauri Sankar, Mt. Cook, Mt. Deborah, and others. Neate B48. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, color frontis w/ tissue guard, color lithograph w/ tissue guard, fldg panorama, uncut, green cloth; inscribed ‘Barry’s Ascent of Mont Blanc was the 18th and is so recorded by C. E. Matthew’s in “Annals of Mt. Blanc” J. M. T.’, spine cracked, covers sep, AAC, Thorington & AAC/Thorington bookplates, 6 clippings pasted to fep, frontis facing p.25, good #25081 $695.00 $500.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whi[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834: Barry, Martin
Barry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc in 1834
1836 William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh 2nd, 8vo, pp.ii, 119, frontis, lithograph, fldg panorama, uncut, marbled eps, black boards; rebacked w/ gilt-lettered black leather spine, faint square mark to front cover, new eps, frontis separated, chipping to edges of both plates, panorama taped on folds, tight, very good #26484 $595.00 $429.00
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. Barry’s account of his ascent was republished in 1836 as a series of two lectures whic[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; inscribed ‘Paul Bevan With the Author’s kind regards, London 6mo 3, 1835’, boards w/ spine paper chipped, AAC bookplate, cover, ffep, & lithograph separated, heavy foxing to lithograph, frontis & title, small label on rep, good #24798 $1,395.00 $1,004.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834: Barry, Martin
American Alpine Club LibraryBarry, Martin Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, 16th-18th of 9th Month (Septr.), 1834
[1835] Prvt prtd for Barry by H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower-Hill, London 1st, 8vo, pp.40, frontis, lithograph, uncut, original brown paper boards; boards w/ spine taped, title label pasted to front cover, Jacomb, Field & AAC/Field (blacked out) bookplates, cover & ffep separated, ffep chipped/taped, good #24799 $595.00 $428.40
Barry was accompanied by six guides when he made, according to his calculations, the 16th ascent (20th person not counting guides) of Mont Blanc. Meckly credits him with the 17th and Perret with the 21st ascent. There are two variants of the title page for this first edition with either SEPTR or S[read more]

Seven Summits: Bass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway
signedBass, Dick & Frank Wells w/ Rick Ridgeway Seven Summits
1986 Warner NY 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.ix, 336, 73 color photos, blue cloth; signed 9 - Chris Bonington, Dave Hahn, Simone Moro, Glen Porzak, Rick Ridgeway, Gerry Roach, Nazir Sabir, P. V. Scaturro, & Steve Swenson, dj fine, cloth fine #18339 $495.00 $445.00
This is the book which started it all - the bold bid to climb the highest mountains of the seven continents. Includes their two previous attempts on Everest before success. SB B04. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. Mystery, Beauty, and Danger: The Literature of the Mountains and Mountain Climbing Published in English before 1946
2001 US 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 229, frontis, 14 bw photos, 18 illus, green cloth; dj & cloth new #21530 $75.00 $37.00
Bob Bates’ doctoral dissertation is a scholarly account of mountain writing and mountaineers from the 17th century to the early days on Everest. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

We Met Death on K2: Bates, Robert H.
Bates, Robert H. We Met Death on K2
1953 Dec 12 Saturday Evening Post color photos, wraps; entire issue, vg #22336 $9.00 $7.20
Part two of a two-part article on the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition to K2. Quite hard to find. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryBates, Robert H., et al. Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition
1939 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth; signed Charles Houston, cloth spine w/ white label remnant, ½” tear top spine, frontis separated, DPL & AAC/Fuller bookplates on fep, DPL stamp to title, copyright & top edge, good #25043 $350.00 $252.00
This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its [read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #14609 $25.00 $5.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 40 color & 25 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ name 2x, else fine #27450 $9.00 $7.65
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Challenge of the North Cascades: Beckey, Fred
Beckey, Fred Challenge of the North Cascades
1969 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.280, xvi, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 13 maps, appendix, pale green cloth; dj w/ edge chips, tear to back cover, good+, cloth w/ name on ffep, very good #27075 $29.00 $25.00
Beckey’s classic covers 30 years of climbing in the Pacific Northwest, includes Baker, Adams, Forbidden Peak, Rainier, and others, plus a 32-year summary of his climbs. Dee Molenaar has drawn the maps. Neate B73. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica: Beeby, Dean
Beeby, Dean In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica
1994 Univ Toronto Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 16 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14382 $29.95 $9.95
Chronicles the work of Canadians who participated in early Antarctic exploration from 1899 to the 1980’s. These stories are based on journals, logbooks, letters, and interviews. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic: Bickel, Lennard
Bickel, Lennard Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic
2000 Thunder’s Mouth NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, map, map eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18843 $21.00 $9.95
The other half of the Shackleton story! What would have happened if Shackleton had successfully reached the Antarctic coast during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17)? His goal was to meet up with the Ross Sea Party from the ‘Aurora’. This group reached shore on the other side of the c[read more]

An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas: Bishop, John Melville
Bishop, John Melville An Ever-Changing Place: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
1978 Simon & Schuster NY 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 30 bw photos, green/yellow cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #25016 $9.00 $7.20
A young couple’s year-long stay in a Nepalese village to study the langur monkey. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains: Blanchard, Barry
signedBlanchard, Barry The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 36 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26820 $37.95
With riveting descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone’s Horse Army Cade[read more]

Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year: Boardman, Peter
Boardman, Peter Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year
1982 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 34 color photos, 7 maps/drawings, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9519 $27.00 $22.95
Accounts of one year's climbing on Carstenz Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Gauri Sankar. Doug Scott was a member of the Kanchenjunga team, together with Georges Bettembourg and Joe Tasker, which made the third ascent of the mountain. Neate B119, Yak B193. To see all of our Sale Items,
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