Sort by: 
Search Results
Search for: "American Alpine Club Library" returned 474 item(s).
 
A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #17338 $29.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
signedWhittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.271, photo frontis, 38 color & 56 bw photos, 3 maps, 2 sketches, red/white cloth; inscribed by Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine #16697 $14.00
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond: Whittaker, Jim
Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.319, color frontis, 86 color & 30 bw photos, 2 maps, 1 color & 3 bw sketches, gray cloth; dj & cloth new #26439 $24.95
The memoirs of the first American to climb Mt. Everest in 1963. Whittaker’s career has included many firsts in addition to Everest; first manager, employee and CEO of REI, first ascent of Mt. Kennedy (1965), leader of two K2 expeditions (1975, 1978), leader of the Mt. Everest Peace Climb (1990), an[read more]

Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide: Whittaker, Lou & Andrea Gabbard
Whittaker, Lou & Andrea Gabbard Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide
1994 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 15 color & 45 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #22170 $24.95 $9.95
Whittaker's climbing and guiding career has taken him from Mount Rainier to Mount Everest, where he led the first American ascent via the North Col. Includes accounts of climbing with Roskelley, Schoening, Wickwire, and others.[read more]

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69: Whymper, Edward
signedWhymper, Edward Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
1893 John Murray London 4th, DeLuxe Ed, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 468, frontis, 22 bw full page & 107 text illus, 5 fldg maps, appendices, teg, uncut, gilt-star decorated & cream buckram DeLuxe Zaehnsdorg binding; signed Richard Irvin on Arthur Sloman’s bp, cloth lightly rubbed, tape marks to eps, binder’s ticket on fep, tight, maps w/ orig folds & 2 small edge tears, 3 maps w/ tissue overlay, very good+ #23492 $495.00
The Definitive Edition of Whymper’s Classic in the DeLuxe Binding Whymper (1840-1911) was a leading English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author who was obsessed with being the first to climb the Matterhorn. In this mountaineering classic he recounts details of his early climbs and acco[read more]

Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator: Whymper, Edward
Whymper, Edward Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator
1892 Murray London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxiv, 456, vII pp.xxii, 147, vI frontis, 19 full-page & 118 text illus, 4 maps (3 fldg), vII 14 plates, 42 figs, uncut, gold dec brown beveled boards; vol I cloth rubbed, corners w/ wear, tight, vg, vol II is xlib, cloth spine darkened, tight, very good #14234 $275.00 $250.00
The first of the few great classics of South American climing literature. Whymper made eight first ascents in the Andes, including Chimborazo. This 2-volume set includes the rare Supplementary Appendix volume and the folding map in the pocket of volume 1. Neate W66. To see all of our Sale Item[read more]

K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]: Wiessner, Fritz
Wiessner, Fritz K2: Tragödien und Sieg am Zweithöchsten Berg der Erde [K2: Tragedy and Victory on the Second Highest Mountain on Earth]
1955 Rother München 1st, 8vo, pp.54, [18], 19 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps w/ dj; dj w/ small rub spot top right edge, unclipped, else fine, wraps tight, fine #24359 $395.00
Wiessner led the second American K2 expedition in 1939. The deaths of four members and lack of information concerning events led to much criticism. His only accounts in English were a brief article in the AAJ and then a later article in Appalachia which was extracted from this book. The copyright pa[read more]

Wilcox, Walter Dwight The Rockies of Canada: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of “Camping in the Canadian Rockies”
1909 Putnam NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.ix, 300, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 37 bw photogravures w/ tissue guards, 3 bw photos, lg fldg map in pocket, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered green cloth; cloth rubbed, vg. #23873 $95.00
Wilcox was an original member of the Alpine Club of Canada who explored the Canadian Rockies in the 1890s. A classic work on this region. Neate remarks that this edition was largely rewritten. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate W73.[read more]

Wilkins, Thurman Clarence King: A Biography
1958 MacMillan NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 441, photo frontis, 4 bw photos,black cloth; dj worn, edge tears, good+, cloth fine. #24206 $39.00
King was leader of the Fortieth Parallel survey which measured, mapped, and surveyed an enormous region of the West from eastern Wyoming through Nevada. He convinced Congress to establish the USGS and served as its first director. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his s[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryWills, Alfred Wanderings Among the High Alps
1937 Blackwell Oxford rep, 8vo, pp.ix, 235, 16 bw photos, tan cloth; cloth rubbed, front hinge cracked, King blindstamp, vg #25074 $25.00 $22.50
Wills was a founding member of the Alpine Club and its President from 1864-5. This describes his ascent of the Wetterhorn which is considered the beginning of the Golden Age of mountaineering. Neate W94. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mount[read more]

Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest: Wood, Sharon
Wood, Sharon Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.237, photo frontis, 12 color photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27689 $24.95
On May 20, 1986, high on Everest, Sharon Wood was ready to give up. Snow plumes swirled off the summit ridge and spilled down the North Face, engulfing her. A four-hundred-foot high rock wall, the crux of the Hornbein Couloir, loomed above―impossible. Then Wood’s partner, Dwayne Congdon, handed her [read more]

No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories From Appalachia Journal: Woodside, Christine
Woodside, Christine No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories From Appalachia Journal
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 263, 35 bw photos, wraps; new #26856 $18.95
This anthology of 25 stories, published from 1877 to the present, collects the most riveting, real-life adventure stories from America's oldest mountaineering and conservation journal, Appalachia. The explorers chronicled push the limits – of endurance, weather, altitude, or personal achievement. So[read more]

Wright, J. E. B. Rock Climbing in Britain
1958 Mountaineering Assoc London 1st, 8vo, pp.142, 31 bw photos, 23 diag/maps, appendices, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24118 $25.00
A selection of climbs and mountaineering routes in England, Wales and Scotland with a chapter on the difference between British and Alpine climbing . Wright was a founder of the Mountaineering Association and a professional guide. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his [read more]

Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-First Century’s Road to the South Pole: Wright, John H.
Wright, John H. Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-First Century’s Road to the South Pole
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 295, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26231 $29.95
The Antarctic is the last vast terrestrial frontier. Just over a century ago, no one had ever seen the South Pole. Today odd machines and adventure skiers from many nations converge there every summer, arriving from numerous starting points on the Antarctic coast and returning some other way. But[read more]

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 [24] 
view cart Can't find what you are looking for? Try our Advanced Search.
Home | Advanced Search | How to Order | Catalogues | Request a Newsletter | Links | About Us | FAQ | Contact Us

Copyright © 2024 Top of the World Books