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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]

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