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Rodale, J. I. The Healthy Hunzas
1949 Rodale Emmaus 2nd, 8vo, pp.263, photo frontis, 15 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj worn, good, cloth w/ name, vg #23941 $9.00 $7.20
Rodale equates the healthy living of the Hunza people to their patterns of organic farming and living off the land. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend: Roper, Robert
Roper, Robert Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 306, photo frontis, 13 color & 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22327 $29.00
Unsoeld was one of America’s great mountaineers. Roper focuses primarily on Unsoeld’s 1963 Everest and 1976 Nanda Devi expeditions. It was on the latter that Unsoeld lost his daughter Nanda Devi Winner of the 2002 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area, from the Diary of Orland Bartholomew and Photographs Taken by Him
1974 Howell-North Berkeley 1st, 8vo, pp.160, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13657 $29.00
In the winter of 1928, Bartholomew undertook a six-month solo ski-mountaineering expedition through the Sierra Nevada. A good read. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R70.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryRoskelley, John Stories Off the Wall
1993 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 32 color & 24 bw photos, red cloth; dj w/ large taped tears back, book, cloth w/ name, fine #25052 $19.00 $17.10
A fine collection of stories from the Cascades and Yosemite to the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Russian Pamirs. Out of print in hardcover. SB R002. 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 curre[read more]

Rowell, Galen In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
1986 Sierra Club SF 2nd, 4to, pp.xviii, 334, 50 color & 167 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; front hinge strengthened, near fine. #11595 $25.00
The 1975 American K2 expedition, which attempted the Northeast Ridge, and all of its personalities and problems. Includes a good history of K2 and the Baltoro region. Neate R82, Yak R189.[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]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night: Sancton, Julian
Sancton, Julian Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.361, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27905 $9.95
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the steamship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magne[read more]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night: Sancton, Julian
Sancton, Julian Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27916 $29.95
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the steamship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magne[read more]

Sanwal, B. D. Nepal and the East India Company
1965 Asia Pub London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 347, 2 maps, appendices, errata, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth faded, vg. #23844 $29.00
An interesting early history of Nepal covering relations between rulers of Nepal and the East India Company (1767-1857), Nepal's wars with Tibet (1788-92, 1854-6), and more. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Sarenne, Jean Trois Curés en Montange [Three Priests in the Mountains]
1950 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg. #24528 $19.00
Accounts of climbs in the Oisans of France. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Four Against Everest: Sayre, Woodrow Wilson
signedSayre, Woodrow Wilson Four Against Everest
1964 Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.259, 10 color & 25 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed HansPeter Duttle, dj rubbed, wear spot upper rear spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #24288 $195.00
Sayre, and three companions, made an unauthorized Alpine-style attempt on Everest via the North Col in 1962, prior to the large, successful American expedition in 1963. This is a most interesting read which is often missed in the depth of Everest literature. Copies signed by Swiss expedition member [read more]

Four Against Everest: Sayre, Woodrow Wilson
signedSayre, Woodrow Wilson Four Against Everest
1964 Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.259, 10 color & 25 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed by Sayre & Norman Hansen, dj w/ edge wear, tape reinforced top/bottom spine & back flap fold, small taped tear back bottom edge, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27501 $395.00
inscribed ‘To Lois, We voted you the one we would most like to keep Base Camp ? for us. Woodrow Sayre’ & ‘To Lois – Who in ’53, gave us our first first-aid advice which followed into ’62 and was appreciated by many Nepalese, besides we four. Norman Hansen’ Sayre, and three companions, made an una[read more]

Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson: Schaeffer, David
Schaeffer, David Five Big Mountains: A Regular Guy’s Guide to Climbing Orizaba, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Vinson
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 16 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25556 $29.00
Schaeffer provides a candid account of his climbs of four of the Seven Summits. Teaming with American Alpinst Institute he describes how even an amateur climber can reach the summits of some of the most famous mountains in the world. In 2009 he also climbed Kosciuszko although he is not planning o[read more]

Schaller, George B. Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
1980 Viking NY rep, 8vo, pp.292, 14 color photos, 6 maps, illus eps, brown cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #13664 $19.00
Schaller, a field biologist, spent six years in the Himalaya observing the people and animals. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S17, Yak S53.[read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

Sherman, Paddy Expeditions to Nowhere
1981 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.226, 18 bw photos, 6 maps, tan/blue cloth; dj vg, cloth fine. #11866 $16.00
Sherman, a well known Canadian mountaineer, tells of climbs on Huascaran, Alpamayo, Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, McKinley, Aconcagua, and Illimani. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S52.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ edge tears, good+, cloth near fine #10110 $35.00 $31.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. 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 from the AAC Library,
American Alpine Club LibraryShipton, Eric Land of Tempest: Travels in Patagonia 1958-1962
1963 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj w/ fade strip on left side cover, vg, cloth fine #24948 $75.00 $67.50
Accounts of four expeditions in the isolated regions of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Neate S59. 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 from the AAC Library,
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