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American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1980
1980 AAC NY wraps; near fine #9420 $25.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1980
1980 AAC NY wraps; vg #12256 $15.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1981
1981 AAC NY wraps; vg+ #11152 $25.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1983
1983 AAC NY wraps; vg+ #11153 $25.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1985
1985 AAC NY wraps; fine #9423 $25.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

American Alpine Club (AAC). American Alpine Journal 1986
1986 AAC NY wraps; fine #9424 $25.00
The American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is considered to be the best mountaineering reference journal in the world. Each issue is packed with information from Alaska to Tibet. It contains articles by well-known mountaineers from around the world, a summary of the years most important climbs and expediti[read more]

Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827: Auldjo, John
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryAuldjo, John Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eight and Ninth August, 1827
1830 Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, (6), 148, frontis, 18 full-page plates (2 fldg), 2 color fldg charts, 3 fldg (1 color) maps, appendix, ½ leather/marbled boards, raised bands; boards miss 1/3 of spine, front board thru title page are off, signed Philip Thresher 1831, AAC/Field bookplate, frontis/title loose, internally good #24788 $575.00 $414.00
Auldjo, accompanied by six guides, is credited by Meckly with the 15th, and by Neate with the 19th, ascent of Mont Blanc. This book was the first to popularize Mont Blanc and is now scarce. This second edition contains two additional maps not included in the first edition. Meckly 008, Neate A75. [read more]

Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!: Babcock, Jeffrey T.
signedBabcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no[read more]

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific: Barrow, John
Barrow, John A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
1971 Barnes & Noble NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 379, 48, 3 illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26114 $24.95
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a fellow of the Royal Society and served as Second Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. In his position at the Admiralty, he was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Fra[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]

Mt. McKinley 1942: Bates, Robert, H
signedBates, Robert, H Mt. McKinley 1942
1943 American Alpine Club NY stapled extract, 8vo, pp.13, 16 bw photos, wraps; signed, fine #27523 $59.00
Account of the Army Alaskan Test Expedition which tested a variety of military gear in the course of ascending the Muldrow Glacier route. Scarce.[read more]

Virgin on Insanity: Bell, Steve
Bell, Steve Virgin on Insanity
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 246, 17 color & 40 bw photos, map/photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27102 $39.95
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man [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]

Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]: Bonatti, Walter
signedBonatti, Walter Ho Vissuto Tra Gli Animali Selvaggi [I Lived Among Wild Animals]
1980 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, tall 8vo, pp.224, 83 color photos, 9 color maps, map eps, red cloth; signed, dj w/ 5” mended tear front, vg, cloth fine #27063 $195.00
Walter Bonatti (1930-2011) was one of the world’s great mountaineers, as well as an explorer and journalist. In his brief, 17 year, climbing career he was noted for bold solo ascents and well as his association with the Italian first ascent of K2 in 1953. Following his retirement from the vertical w[read more]

Heroic Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountaineering: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Heroic Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountaineering
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, US, 4to, pp.224, color frontis, 240 color & 86 bw photos, 5 color maps, black cloth; signed 21 -Bonington, Athans, Band, Blanchard, Bridwell, Aid Burgess, Diemberger, Hahn, Hornbein, Mace, Moro, Porzak, Ridgeway, Roach, Scott, Sabir, Scoturo, Swenson, Twight, Webster, & Jim Whittaker, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #13093 $895.00
Bonington encompasses the rich, broad spectrum of adventure that is mountain climbing, in a remarkable selection of first-hand accounts - most never before published - by 40 of the foremost mountaineers of modern times. He looks at the development of climbing in the great mountainous areas of the wo[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle: Brooks, Alfred H.
Brooks, Alfred H. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: With Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts by L. M. Prindle
1911 GPO Washington Professional Paper 70, 1st, 4to, pp.234, 23 bw photos, 30 figs, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), marbled edges, brown cloth; cloth rebound, new eps, miss rear pocket w/ 3 fldg maps, else very fine #24562 $145.00
Brooks, and party, undertook an exploratory journey in 1902 from the Pacific seaboard through the Alaska Range along the northwest base of McKinley to the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. The first 20 pages is a narrative of the expedition, as well as a history of previous expeditions. The remainder is comp[read more]

Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster: Buhler, Carlos
signedBuhler, Carlos Pucahirca Norte Cordillera Blanca Poster
Image size 14" x 21.5", Poster size 18" x 24", text states "Pucahirca Norte - Cordillera Blanca Peru - Carlos Buhler", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins on thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23239 $19.95 $15.96
This lovely photograph shows Thaddeus Josephson on the summit of Pucahirca Norte (6047m) following the grueling six-day, first ascent of the Northwest Face in July 2003, taken by Carlos Buhler. Carlos Buhler can certainly be considered one of America's top mountaineers. He has had a number of bol[read more]

Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition): Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al.
Burroughs, John, John Muir & George Bird Grinell, et al. Alaska – Narrative, Glaciers, Natives – History, Geography, Resources (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1901 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxxvii, 183, color frontis, 7 color & 48 bw plates, 12 color illus, 175 figs, 2 (of 4) maps, vol II pp.185-383, color frontis, 5 color & 53 bw plates, 13 color illus , 65 figs, 1 color map, teg, uncut, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, near fine #27146 $315.00
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) was one of the nation’s most powerful railroad magnates. In 1899 he organized a large, lavish expedition which left Seattle on the ship George W. Elder. Carrying 126 passengers, consisting of scientists, artists, photographers, naturalists, crew and family, the Elde[read more]

Thin White Line: Cave, Andy
Cave, Andy Thin White Line
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 240, 40 color & 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24979 $39.00
In 1997, Cave returned from the Himalaya, having climbed the stupendous north face of Changabang, but losing his friend and climbing partner in the process. Traumatized by the ordeal, he examines his relationship with the mountains that have defined his life. Will he have the courage to undertake su[read more]

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