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signedRoberts, David The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
2001 US rep, 8vo, pp.368, 24 bw photos, 6 maps, wraps; signed, new #18546 $19.00
Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska's Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only[read more]

Russell, Franklin The Mountains of America: From Alaska to the Great Smokies
1960 Bonanza Books NY 1st, 4to, pp.224, many color photos, black cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13699 $19.00
A very nice, large-format, photo book. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R96.[read more]

Alaska Ascents: World-Class Mountaineers Tell Their Stories: Sherwonit, Bill
Sherwonit, Bill Alaska Ascents: World-Class Mountaineers Tell Their Stories
1996 US 1st, 8vo, pp.296, photo frontis, 4 bw photos, map, wraps; fine #22752 $7.00
Sherwonit’s collection of stories includes stories of St. Elias, Blackburn, Fairweather, Devils Thumb, Denali, Hunter, Foraker, Huntington, Kichatna Spires, Moose’s Tooth, Doonerak, and Arrigetch by such noted authors as Filippi, Sherman, Krakauer, Washburn, Stuck, Cassin, Davidson, Kennedy, Beckey,[read more]

TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness: Specht, Robert
Specht, Robert TISHA: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
1975 St. Martin’s Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.364, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, edge tears, good, cloth tight, fine #27250 $5.00
A true story of a courageous woman, Anne Hobbs, who, in 1927, at the age of 19, arrives in Chicken, Alaska, to teach the children in this mining settlement. Life is difficult for Anne as she faces hardships such as few school supplies, harsh winter weather, and a community that is very much against [read more]

High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring: Spring, Ira
Spring, Ira High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring
2004 US 1st, 4to, pp.107, photo frontis, 113 bw photos, wraps; new #26146 $18.95
At the age of twelve, twin brothers Bob and Ira Spring received free Eastman Kodak Box Brownie cameras as part of a corporate fiftieth anniversary promotion. This happy coincidence was the beginning of two legendary careers. Throughout their lives the Spring brothers nurtured the spark of their cr[read more]

Hunters of the Great North: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur Hunters of the Great North
1922 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, white-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, some cover lettering flaking as usual, bookplate, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg #26220 $25.00
Stefansson describes his first expedition to the Arctic as a member of the Leffingwell-Mikkelsen expedition to northern Alaska (1906-07), and lessons learned while living among the Eskimo.[read more]

A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska: Stuck, Hudson
Stuck, Hudson A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska
1920 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 360, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 33 bw photos, errata slip, 2 fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth w/ small nick to spine edge, rear hinge cracked, vg, maps w/ original folds, fine #25862 $95.00 $65.00
Stuck’s narrative of a one year journey (1917-18) from Fort Yukon to Kotzebue, to Point Hope, and then to Point Barrow. Includes much on the early exploration in the region. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity: Sweeney, James P.
Sweeney, James P. A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity
2016 US reprint, 8vo, pp.xii, 311, 3 bw photos, wraps; new #27022 $24.95
The epic story of Sweeney’s and Dave Nyman’s 1989 attempt on Alaska’s Mount Johnson and its 2400’ tall ‘Elevator Shaft’. A 90-foot fall fractured Sweeney’s hip leading to an eight-day self-rescue. They endured being buried by multiple avalanches, crevasse falls, solo glacier travel, loss and destruc[read more]

The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley: Walker, Tom
Walker, Tom The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #26548 $19.95
Longtime Denali writer and researcher Tom Walker tells the remarkable story of Harry Karstens, the actual, if unheralded, leader of the first successful expedition to climb McKinley in 1913. Karstens, all but forgotten by history, arrived in the Yukon as a young man during the 1897 Gold Rush, gaine[read more]

The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley: Washburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley
2001 US 1st, prtg, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Barbara & Lew Freedman, dj & cloth new #21956 $125.00
Barbara and Bradford Washburn are icons of American mountaineering. In 1940 Barbara married Brad Washburn, who was the director of the New England Museum of Natural History and the youngest museum director in the country. They were inseparable ever since. Although Barbara was not a mountaineer pr[read more]

The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley: Washburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Barbara w/ Lew Freedman The Accidental Adventurer: Memoirs of the First Woman to Climb Mount McKinley
2001 US 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.192, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; signed Barbara Washburn, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27720 $95.00
Barbara and Bradford Washburn are icons of American mountaineering. In 1940 Barbara married Brad Washburn, who was the director of the New England Museum of Natural History and the youngest museum director in the country. They were inseparable ever since. Although Barbara was not a mountaineer prior[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, brown/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25603 $19.00
Washburn was one of the great explorers and adventurers of the 20th century. This book provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn was renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks, his d[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US Deluxe Ltd, Signed, Numbered ed #/175, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, page-ribbon, full brown leather w/ color photo inset; signed Washburn & Lew Freedman, boxed, new #23824 $145.00
Washburn was one of the great explorers and adventurers of the 20th century. This book provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn was renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks, his dev[read more]

Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon: Washburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman
signedWashburn, Bradford & Lew Freedman Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life: The Autobiography of a Mountaineering Icon
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 92 bw photos, 2 maps, brown/white cloth; signed Washburn & Lew Freedman, dj & cloth new #23744 $69.00
One of the last surviving explorers and adventurers of the 20th century, Dr. Bradford Washburn, now in his 90s, provides the most detailed look at his multifaceted, exciting career. Washburn is renowned for his pioneering work in aerial photography in Alaska’s mountains, his thirteen first ascents [read more]

A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 253, photo frontis, bw photos, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #21539 $29.00 $9.00
Waterman and his partner attempted to duplicate the Duke of Abruzzi’s historic 1897 route up Mount St. Elias by first sailing to the mountain. A mixture of mountain adventure combined with painstakingly researched history, includes historic photos. To see all of our Sale Items,
A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan A Most Hostile Mountain: Re-creating the Duke of Abruzzi’s Historic Expedition on Alaska’s Mount St. Elias
1997 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 253, photo frontis, bw photos, 2 maps, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #8405 $25.00 $14.95
Waterman and his partner attempted to duplicate the Duke of Abruzzi’s historic route up Mount St. Elias by first sailing to the mountain. A mixture of mountain adventure combined with painstakingly researched history, includes historic photos. To see all of our Sale Items,
High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter
1988 American Alpine Club NY 1st, 8vo, pp.384, 20 color & 59 bw photos, 74 bw route photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15233 $45.00
By presenting the histories of these three great Alaskan peaks, Waterman provides a must reference for anyone attempting these climbs. With Washburn's great photos showing routes.[read more]

High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker & Mount Hunter
1988 American Alpine Club NY 1st, 8vo, pp.384, 20 color & 59 bw photos, 74 bw route photos, 10 maps, appendix, blue cloth; signed David Roberts & Brad Washburn, dj fine, cloth fine #24616 $145.00
By presenting the histories of these three great Alaskan peaks, Waterman provides a must reference for anyone attempting these climbs. In 1954 Fred Beckey was part of the team which made the first ascent of McKinley’s Northwest Buttress, following which he, together with Heinrich Harrer and Henry M[read more]

In The Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan In The Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley
1994 Delta NY 1st, 8vo, pp.246, 14 bw photos, wraps; signed Waterman & Ed Webster, bend to one corner, else new #10228 $25.00
Waterman's stories are a fine addition to the literature of McKinley.[read more]

Landscapes of Alaska: Their Geologic Evolution: Williams, Howell, ed
Williams, Howell, ed Landscapes of Alaska: Their Geologic Evolution
1958 Univ California Berkeley 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 148, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 3 figs, 6 fldg maps, appendix, brown cloth; dj w/ large chips/tears, poor, cloth tight, fine #23788 $11.95
An interesting book, written for the layman, with chapters written by expert geologists covering the mountains, glaciers, moraines, fiords, and islands of Alaska. A number of the glossy bw plates are by Washburn.[read more]

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