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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]

Rusk, C. E. Tales of a Western Mountaineer: A Record of Mountain Experiences on the Pacific Coast
1924 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 309, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, dec brown cloth; xlib, cloth w/ light spot to spine, rubbed, bookplate on fep, remnant on rep, no other lib markings, vg. #23858 $29.00
Rusk was leader of the 1910 Mazamas expedition to McKinley to investigate Cook’s 1906 ascent claims. Having taught himself climbing in the Cascade Range, this deals principally with Mt. Adams but also Mts. Baker, Hood, Rainier, Shasta, and Stuart. From the collection of American mountaineer Richar[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]

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]

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,
Shipton, Eric That Untravelled World: An Autobiography
1977 Hodder & Stoughton London rep, 8vo, pp.286, 27 bw photos, 6 maps, map eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24354 $45.00
Shipton was one of the greatest mountain explorers of all time and, although he took part in five Everest expeditions, is best known for his small, private, lightweight expeditions, often with Tilman. This book includes East Africa, the Karakoram, Everest, and Patagonia. Note: This book is not inc[read more]

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette: Sides, Hampton
Sides, Hampton In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 454, 26 bw photos, map, illus eps, white/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26769 $28.95
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Smith, George Alan Introduction to Mountaineering
1957 Barnes NY 1st, 4to, pp.xiv, 128, photo frontis, 53 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ large chips, good, cloth fine #23888 $5.00 $4.00
An introduction to general mountaineering skills before kernmantle ropes, short tools, and step-in crampons. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S100. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Alpine Ways
1942 Adam & Charles Black London 1st, 4to, pp.106, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, map, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth w/ inscription 1942, vg+. #12105 $19.00
A nice photo album of the Alps with descriptive text to accompany each plate. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S111.[read more]

Smythe, Frank An Alpine Journey
1934 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 51 bw photos, fldg map, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #12104 $29.00
Smythe's journey covers a traverse of the Alps in eastern Switzerland. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S110.[read more]

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