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Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountina, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $33.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

Cunningham, Alexander Ladak: Physical, Statistical and Historical; with Notices of the Surrounding Countries
1977 Sagar New Delhi 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 483, viii, 17 color & 13 bw plates, color map, black cloth; dj chipped, attached to cloth, good+, cloth w/ front hinge cracked, vg-. #23947 $25.00
Originally published in 1853, Cunningham visited Ladak twice, by two different routes. He writes about the land, people, history, religion, climate, dress, languages, social customs, art, rivers, lakes and springs, resources, minerals, products, and more. From the collection of American mountaineer[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]

De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
1967 October House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, frontis, 39 bw plates, 30 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg), green cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth fine. #23001 $35.00
De Beer discusses Alpine travel in the 16th-18th centuries with many early illustrations. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D13.[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small tears back cover, near fine, cloth fine #24826 $45.00 $40.50
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings f[read more]

Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure: Dingle, Graeme
American Alpine Club LibraryDingle, Graeme Wall of Shadows: The New Zealand Jannu Adventure
1976 H & S Auckland 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 177, 37 color & 1 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ 1/2" tear bottom back cover, rubbed, vg, cloth lower corner bumped/worn, vg #24827 $25.00 $18.00
Account of a 1975 attempt on Jannu’s very severe north face. Jannu (25,294’) had only been climbed twice at the time. Neate D30. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerings [read more]

A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks: Drummond, Edwin
Drummond, Edwin A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of a Life on the Rocks
1997 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.224, 17 bw photos, wraps; some page corners w/ fold marks, else fine #25593 $9.00
Drummond’s work first appeared in Ascent magazine and here they form a loose autobiography. Included are 17 essays and 23 poems focused principally on climbing – first ascents on St. John’s Head and the Troll Wall, a solo ascent of El Capitan’s Nose, and an audacious solo attempt on the North Ameri[read more]

Operation Deepfreeze: Dufek, Rear Admiral George J.
Dufek, Rear Admiral George J. Operation Deepfreeze
1957 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 243, 23 bw photos, appendix, 7 drawings, 7 maps, map eps, dec blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ pocket remnant in back, vg #9094 $2.00
Dufek, who was in charge of logistics and support for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze I, describes the work of the expedition from 1955-56 and the planning for Deepfreeze II. He established bases on Ross Island and Little America and, in 1956, was in charge of the first Americans to set foot at the[read more]

Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, chipped, vg, cloth fine #18327 $89.00
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ name, vg+ #9634 $75.00 $67.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current offerin[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryDyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar To The Third Pole: The History of the High Himalaya
1955 Werner Laurie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvii, 233, 47 bw plates, 9 maps, tan cloth; dj chipped, good, cloth w/ AAC/Howorth bookplate, vg+ #25045 $65.00 $58.50
An important early reference to the 8000ers, including historical, technical, and geological information. Neate D64, SB D31, Yak D204. Howorth, Beckett (1900 – 1986) – Former AAC member and Councilor (1945-49) and member of the AMC. In 1936 he made the first free ascent of the Grand Teton’s Nor[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits: Ershler, Phil & Susan
Ershler, Phil & Susan Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.294, 32 color & 4 bw photos, bw map, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24631 $24.95
This inspirational account by the Ershler’s describes not only their successful climbs of the Seven Summits but the more trying challenges of facing colon and prostate cancer. Phil, a professional guide (the first American to summit Everest from the north) with International Mountain Guides taught [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 chipped top front, spine label, mylar cover taped on, vg, cloth w/ Colorado Mountain Club stamp on copyright page & edges, vg #24833 $29.00 $26.10
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. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds f[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]

1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition: Everest
signedEverest 1993 Postcard American Sagarmatha Expedition
1993 ; signed 6 members – Paul Pfau (leader), Dan Aguilar, Charles Armatys, Dan Bouchard, Mark Rabold + 1 other #18932 $19.00
This successful American team placed 10 members on the summit including Armatys, Lefever, Rabold, Selland, and Sinclair. This is one of three different cards produced by this expedition.[read more]

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