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Eiger Direct: Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston
Gillman, Peter & Dougal Haston Eiger Direct
1966 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.183, 15 color & 37 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, small tear top, unclipped, vg+, cloth fine #24860 $45.00
The first direct route on the Eiger's North Face in 1966. A race between an American/Scottish team of three (Harlin, Haston, & Kor) and eight Germans. An epic with photos by Bonington. Neate G28.[read more]

Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger: Gillman, Peter & Leni
signedGillman, Peter & Leni Extreme Eiger: The Race to Climb the Direct Route up the North Face of the Eiger
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.394, 38 color & 8 bw photos, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Peter & Leni, dj & cloth new #26942 $39.95
In February 1966 two climbing teams arrived beneath the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, notorious as the most dangerous face in the Alps. They aimed to climb the face by a new 'direct' route, following a straight line from bottom to top. One team consisted of four internationally renowned cl[read more]

Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado: Godfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton
signedGodfrey, Bob & Dudley Chelton Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado
1977 Alpine House Boulder 1st, 4to, pp.ix, 275, 100's bw photos, map, orange cloth; inscribed ‘Whoops! See you on the Hill, Cheers, Henry C. Barber’ on pg 216, signed Richard Irvin, dj near fine, cloth fine #14469 $45.00
A wonderful collection of the best tales of Colorado first ascents, from 1870, with historic photos. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate G31.[read more]

Graham, Alec & Jim Wilson Uncle Alec and the Grahams of Franz Josef
1983 McIndoe Dunedin 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 38 bw photos, sketch, 6 maps, orange cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22480 $49.00
Graham (1881-1957) was one of the leading alpine guides in New Zealand’s Mount Cook region. His memoirs, comprising Part 1 of this book, were completed just prior to his death. Part 2, by Wilson, was completed more recently. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

Gregory, Alfred The Picture of Everest: A Book of Full-Colour Reproductions of Photographs of the Everest Scene
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 4to. pp.[92], color frontis, 42 color photos, logistical chart on ep, gilt-stamped white boards; dj spine lightly faded, fine, cloth fine. #24318 $49.00
Pictorial account of the 1953 first ascent. A good companion volume to Hunt's 'Ascent of Everest'. This is the deluxe binding. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate G62, SB G14, Yak G127.[read more]

Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition: Greig, Andrew
Greig, Andrew Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition
1985 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.281, 24 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #22146 $39.00
An entertaining account of the second ascent of the West Ridge. Runner-up for the 1985 Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate a19.[read more]

Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
signedHall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller.[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

Hanoteau, Guillaume The Alps I Love
1962 Tudor NY 1st, 8vo, np, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ 2" tear back, vg, cloth fine. #9718 $19.00
A nice photo book of the Alps with an introduction by Herzog. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHarper, Arthur Memories of Mountains and Men
1946 Simpson & Williams Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, appendices, green cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, dj front/flaps pasted in, AAC bookplate, pages browned as usual, good+ #24865 $29.00 $26.10
Harper was one of the pillars of climbing in New Zealand, making several first ascents and conducting exploration and survey work in the 1890s with Charles Douglas and G. E. Mannering. This is his autobiographical memoir. Neate H36. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club L[read more]

Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo: Harper, Kenn
Harper, Kenn Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo
2000 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xvi, 277, 62 bw photos, map, appendix, black/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18149 $9.00
Minik was an Eskimo from north-western Greenland who was taken by Robert Peary to New York in 1897. During his twelve years in America, his adoptive family went from riches to rags, and Minik's own life was shattered with the trauma of discovering his father's skeleton on display in the American Mus[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #9731 $35.00 $25.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64. To see all of our Sale Items, [read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House/NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj chipped/worn, unclipped, good, cloth tight, fine #9733 $9.95
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Louis Reichardt and John Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64.[read more]

Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973: Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson
Harvard, Andrew & Todd Thompson Mountain of Storms: The American Expeditions to Dhaulagiri, 1969 & 1973
1974 Chelsea House, NY Univ Press NY 1st, tall 8vo, pp.210, 16 color & 77 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj edges rubbed, ¼” tear top cover, vg, cloth fine #9732 $25.00
The 1969 expedition was decimated by an avalanche which killed seven of the team. Perseverance brought the 1973 expedition back to make the fourth ascent of this tough mountain with Reichardt and Roskelley summitting. A very good read. Neate H47, Yak H64.[read more]

Haston, Dougal In High Places
1973 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.168, 20 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9735 $39.00
Autobiography of one of Scotland's leading climbers, Haston discusses climbs in Scotland, the Eiger, Cerro Torre, Yosemite, the 1971 Int'l Everest expedition, etc. He later made the first ascent of Everest's SW Face. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Ne[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ tape mark to front flap, near fine, cloth w/ King blindstamp, else fine #24870 $35.00 $31.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

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