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The Will to Climb: Obsesssion and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna - the World's Deadliest Peak: Viesturs, Ed w/ David Roberts
signedViesturs, Ed w/ David Roberts The Will to Climb: Obsesssion and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna - the World's Deadliest Peak
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 281, photo frontis, 20 color photos, blue cloth; signed Viesturs & Roberts, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #25849 $45.00
Viesturs chronicles his three attempts to climb Annapurna, the world's 10th highest and statistically deadliest peak, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made, or attempted, the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges. As a high[read more]

Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.354, 20 color & 70 bw photos, illus, map eps, appendices, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21867 $29.95
In 1997, Waterman began a 2,200-mile solo journey across the Arctic. Here are his first-hand observations of the Inuit - their life, language, beliefs, and their reactions to global assimilation. He also reveals the extreme physical risks and psychological dangers as he kayaked and skied the legen[read more]

Chasing Denali: The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering: Waterman, Jonathan
Waterman, Jonathan Chasing Denali: The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos, and Frauds behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 140, 16 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27521 $24.95
The history of mountaineering began on Denali with the legendary story of four gold miners (called “Sourdoughs” because they carried sourdough starter with them at all times) who claimed to have summited after climbing more than 8,000 feet of steep snow and ice, then descended - all in a single and [read more]

Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha – Chomolungma: Webster, Ed
signedWebster, Ed Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha – Chomolungma
Image size 21.5" x 14.5", Poster size 25" x 19", text states "Mt. Everest – Sagarmatha – Chomolungma (29,035 feet / 8,850 meters)", color w/ wide white margins, thick 80# paper stock; signed, rolled, new #25993 $19.95
This ‘classic view’ of Everest was taken by Webster partway up Cholatse (21,400’) in Nepal’s Khumbu region during a 1993 alpine-style, 2-man ascent of Cholats’e West Rib. Everest’s North and Northeast Ridges and George Mallory’s route up the mountain in Tibet are on the left skyline. Tom Hornbein [read more]

The North Face of Mount Everest – Chomolungma, Tibet: Webster, Ed
signedWebster, Ed The North Face of Mount Everest – Chomolungma, Tibet
Image size 32.75" x 12.75", Poster size 40" x 19.75", text states "The North Face of Mount Everest – Chomolungma, Tibet", color w/ wide white margins, thick 80# paper stock; signed Everest 1986 Ed Webster, rolled, new #25995 $19.95
This amazing Everest panorama, slightly over three feet wide, is composed of two side-by-side Kodachrome slides that Webster took at 9am on August 28, 1986 from Changtse, the North Peak of Everest, on a perfect, windless, and sunny morning. The slides were scanned and merged to create this unique v[read more]

Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O: Wilde, James
Wilde, James Moving Mountains: How the Dream to Climb the Seven Summits Transformed into the Charity H2O
2013 US 8vo, pp.vii, 388, 84 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26911 $34.95
The story of how Wilde’s dream to climb the seven summits transformed into providing clean drinking water to the people of northern Uganda. In 2009, while training for the seven summits, he fell ill with dysentery on Cho Oyu, forcing him to turn back on his attempt to reach the 6th highest peak on t[read more]

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Williams, Glyn
Williams, Glyn Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 440, 28 color/bw plates, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25453 $34.95
Williams charts the entire sweep of extraordinary Northwest Passage history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the 20th-century ventures that finally opened the Passage. Using private letteres and journals, Williams exposes the gritty reality behind the ofte[read more]

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #25950 $29.95
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, wit[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26974 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on natural history and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. School of porpoises 2. Sea Le[read more]

Wilson, Rodman & Paul Crews Sr. Tordrillo: Pioneer Climbs and Flights in the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska 1957-1997
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 32 color & 68 bw photos, sketch, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #19471 $29.00
A historical reference to the Tordrillo Range, west of Anchorage, AK, covering each climb on the major peaks. This is a nicely produced book.[read more]

Letters and Diaries of A. F. R. Wollaston: Wollaston, Mary, ed.
Wollaston, Mary, ed. Letters and Diaries of A. F. R. Wollaston
2013 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiii, 261, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, wraps; new #27737 $39.99
Wollaston (1875-1931), an English doctor, ornithologist, botanist, climber, and explorer, served as Medical Officer for the 1921 British Mount Everest Expedition. Originally published in 1933, and edited by his wife Mary, this is a collection of extracts from Wollaston’s letters and diaries beginnin[read more]

My Father, Sandy: Wollaston, Nicholas
Wollaston, Nicholas My Father, Sandy
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #23027 $25.95
Sandy Wollaston was an explorer, undertaking expeditions to New Guinea, the Sahara, and Africa. In 1921, he was a member of the British expedition to make the first reconnaissance of Everest. Written seventy years after his father was murdered, Wollaston has produced a sensitive memoir that provid[read more]

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