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signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Victorian Mountaineers
1953 Batsford London 1st, 8vo, pp.232, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, red cloth; signed on paper pasted to fep, dj cover pasted to ffep, cloth lightly rubbed, w/ DPL & AAC/Hall bookplates, vg+ #24814 $65.00 $58.50
Clark presents the leading British climbers of the Victorian Age – Ruskin, Wills, Smith, Hudson, Ball, Tyndall, George, Stephen, Whymper, Brevoort, Coolidge, Straton, Tuckett, Slingsby, Conway, and many others. Neate C67. DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain [read more]

Running North: A Yukon Adventure: Cook, Ann Mariah
Cook, Ann Mariah Running North: A Yukon Adventure
1998 Algonquin Chapel Hill 1st, 8vo, pp.312, map, black/white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #25729 $5.00
Cook, and her family, moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world. This is the story of their move from New Hampshire to Alaska, the rigors along the way, the frostbite, wolves, and hallucinations of the race itself, and their 12 Siberian Huskies.[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering: Dawson, Louis W.
Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
1997 AAC Golden 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 254, photo frontis, 214 b/w photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #7979 $29.00
A wonderfully illustrated and detailed history of ski mountaineering from Alaska to New England,with 54 classic routes.[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers
1974 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 8th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed Bob Reeves, dj chipped top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27563 $35.00
Reeve, one of Alaska’s best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska's Air Frontiers
1968 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 5th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth; inscribed ‘Anchorage 9/23/69 Best greetings from Alaska for all happy landings & good luck thru modern life in the Great Society! Bob Reeves’, signed Bob Bates, dj w/ light wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #14436 $69.00
Reeve, one of Alaska's best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video
43 min, VHS; new #22512 $21.95
Bradford and Barbara epitomize Alaskan adventure. Brad made thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks and Barbara was the first woman to summit McKinley, in 1947. The Washburns recount some of their first ascents and the film includes: flight and landing at Don Sheldon’s Mountain House; Brad’s demon[read more]

Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video
43 min, VHS; new #22513 $21.95
The first ascent of McKinley’s West Buttress was one of the most significant ascents in Alaskan mountaineering history. Since Brad Washburn’s pioneering first ascent in 1951 over 12,000 people have climbed McKinley, most by its popular West Buttress Route. Using Brad’s original 16mm film footage s[read more]

Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter: Dupre, Lonnie
Dupre, Lonnie Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, appendices, wraps; new #27514 $17.95
What goes through your mind when you’re dropped alone in the middle of the Alaska Range, the cold and darkness surrounding you without another human being for miles? Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre had made a career out of working in teams to survive in extreme conditions and places most humans wouldn'[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryEvans, Charles Eye on Everest: A Sketch Book from the Great Everest Expedition
1955 Dobson London 1st, 8vo, pp.123, 119 bw sketches, blue cloth; dj covers pasted on free eps, AAC/Hall bookplate, vg- #24834 $25.00 $22.50
Done as a book for children, this has many sketches by Evans detailing the climb. He was one of the first to reach the South Summit in 1953. This is one of eight books written by the first ascent team. Neate E26. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49, 53-73), Secret[read more]

The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition: Everett, Boyd N., Jr.
Everett, Boyd N., Jr. The Organization of an Alaskan Expedition
1984 Gorak Book Pasadena 1st, 8vo, pp.112, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine #25824 $14.95
The first detailed book to describe the tasks necessary to prepare a mountaineering expedition to the Alaska Range, Wrangell Mountains, Chugach Range, and St. Elias Mountains. Topics include route planning, glacier flying, regulations, avalanches, equipment, food, climbing strategies, weather, and e[read more]

A List of Publications Relating to the Mountains of Alaska: Farquhar, Francis P. & Mildred P. Ashley
Farquhar, Francis P. & Mildred P. Ashley A List of Publications Relating to the Mountains of Alaska
1934 AAC NY 1st, 8vo, pp.37, wraps; very fine #23188 $95.00
An extensive listing of books, journals, and articles relating to Alaska. Uncommon.[read more]

Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Field, William O., Jr.
Field, William O., Jr. Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
July 1947 Geographical Review 1st, 8vo, pp.369-399, 32 bw photos, lg color fldg map, wraps; entire issue, chipped top/bottom spine, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg- #27274 $19.00
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Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak: Freedman, Lew
Freedman, Lew Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on North America’s Tallest Peak
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 218, 98 bw photos, wraps; new #27303 $19.95
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols on the mountain, organizing clean climb efforts on the mountain, meeting the best climbers in the world, a[read more]

Denali Justice: Galbraith, Peter A.
Galbraith, Peter A. Denali Justice
2014 US 8vo, pp.xi, 307, bw photo, map, appendices, wraps; new #27524 $19.95
In mid-December, 1981, a small air taxi crashed at 10,300’ on the slopes of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. All four people aboard survived the crash and the wreckage was quickly located. The weather was good the next morning but no rescuers landed nearby and no emergency supplies were[read more]

The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole: Galvin, Anthony
Galvin, Anthony The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 351, 23 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26858 $24.95
In 1910 Roald Amundsen planned to reach the North Pole but received word that two Americans - Frederick Cook and Robert Peary - each claimed to have reached the pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen secretly sailed south, becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, an accomplishment he conside[read more]

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: Griggs, Robert F.
Griggs, Robert F. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
1922 National Geographic Society DC 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xv, 341, lg fldg photo frontis, 16 color & 209 bw photos, 8 figs, 8 maps (3 fldg), map ep, blue cloth; cloth w/ some corner rubbing, tight, very good #27145 $19.00
Griggs was a botanist who led a 1915 National Geographic Society expedition to observe the aftermath of the Katmai volcanic eruption in southeastern Alaska. The Mt. Katmai region was the site of one of the world’s largest volcanic explosions and the dramatic effects of that explosion are photographi[read more]

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak: Hall, Andy
Hall, Andy Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 252, 19 color photos, sketch, map, white/tan cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26730 $27.00
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking [read more]

Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks: Hamill, Mike
Hamill, Mike Climbing the Seven Summits: A Comprehensive Guide to the Continents’ Highest Peaks
2012 US 1st, square 4to, pp.317, 108 color photos, 22 maps, tables, wraps; new #26141 $29.95
A complete reference to all eight of the Seven Summits (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua, Vinson, Elbrus, Kosciuszko, and Carstenz Pyramid). Hamill has climbed the Seven Summits himself and guided for Alaska Mountaineering School and International Mountain Guides. He provides information fo[read more]

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