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Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica – A Reminiscence of Voyageing for 20 Years to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic: Woodfield, Capt. Tom
Woodfield, Capt. Tom Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica – A Reminiscence of Voyageing for 20 Years to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 202, 34 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color maps, wraps; new #27216 $25.95
Captain Woodfield made 20 seasonal voyages to the Antarctic on three research ships between 1955 and 1974. Starting as a Junior Deck Officer he worked for The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey which in 1964 became the British Antarctic Survey. The arts of exploration and survival during his ea[read more]

In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic: Worsley, Henry
Worsley, Henry In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 233, 32 color & 30 bw photos, graph, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26063 $24.95
The main objective of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) was to reach the South Pole. On January 9th, 1909 Shackleton and his three companions turned back, just 97 miles shy of the Pole. One hundred years later, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original pa[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]

Beyond the Void Poster: Yates, Simon
signedYates, Simon Beyond the Void Poster
Image size 21.5" x 14", Poster size 24" x 18", text states "Joe Simpson on the West Face of Siula Grande, 1985. Photograph by Simon Yates", color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #24283 $19.95 $15.96
A great photo of Joe Simpson leading out on Siula Grande prior to his fall and epic descent with Simon. This is the climb which Joe portrayed in his bestseller 'Touching the Void'. We're pleased to offer two great signed posters from Simon Yates, perhaps best known as the climber who cut Joe Simp[read more]

Latoks and Ogres Poster: Yates, Simon
signedYates, Simon Latoks and Ogres Poster
Image size 22.5” x 15.5”, Poster size 23.5” x 16.5”, text states “The Latoks and Ogres from the East– Pakistani Karakoram– From left to right: Latok III (6949m), Latok I (7108m), Ogre II (6960m), Ogre I (7285m), Photograph Simon Yates", color, thick stock; signed, new #24284 $15.95
We're pleased to offer two great signed posters from Simon Yates, perhaps best known as the climber who cut Joe Simpson's rope during their epic 1985 climb of Siula Grande's West Face (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes. Although this climb brought his name into the mainstream, for over 20 years Simon's[read more]

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