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My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier: Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan
Davidson, Jim & Kevin Vaughan The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 269, 17 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25830 $25.95
In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them 8[read more]

Yosemite: In the Sixties: Denny, Glen
signedDenny, Glen Yosemite: In the Sixties
2008 US 2nd prtg, 4to, pp.144, 106 bw photos, pictorial cloth; signed Denny & Ed Cooper, lettered mylar dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #26493 $79.00
Denny has created an extraordinary book of rare black-and-white photographs of Yosemite Valley climbers. Originally inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, photographer and filmmaker Denny quickly mastered the effects of light on rock but his special gift is for these portraits of climbers in their ele[read more]

More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema: Dhillon, Dr. Harish
Dhillon, Dr. Harish More than Everest: He Conquered the Hearts of Men - The Extraordinary Life of Autar Singh Cheema
2011 India 1st, 4to, pp.261, 163 color & 107 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 3 maps, page-ribbon, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25870 $64.95
This is the remarkable story of Autar Singh Cheema – the first Indian to climb Everest. Born in pre-partition Punjab on 15 January 1938, he grew up amidst the idyllic environs of orchards and ancestral homes, spending summers in Jammu and Kashmir. This traces Cheema’s remarkable journey starting f[read more]

signedDiemberger, Kurt Entre Cero y Ocho Mil Metros [Among Zero and Eight Thousand Meters]
1975 Nova Terra Barcelona 1st thus, 8vo, pp.425, 3 color & 124 bw photos, 3 sketches, 4 maps, photo eps, white cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth slightly skewed, near fine. #21692 $59.00
The autobiography of one of the world's foremost mountaineers, including his first ascents of Broad Peak, with Buhl, and Dhaulagiri. This is a Spanish edition of Kurt’s scarce book ‘Summits and Secrets’ although with many more photos. See Neate D26, Yak D119.[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj fine, cloth fine. #24228 $49.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

signedDingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; signed Dingle, dj w/ 1” tear back, vg, cloth rubbed bottom edge, near fine #24049 $35.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing an[read more]

Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest: Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry
Dingle, Graeme & Mike Perry Chomolungma: New Zealanders on the North Face of Everest
1986 Hodder & Stoughton Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.172, 108 color & 1 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, photo eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #13595 $29.00 $24.00
This 1985 14-member New Zealand and Australian expedition made three separate attempts on Everest, via the West Ridge, the North Face, and the North Ridge. With each attempt they ran into problems including avalanches and bad weather. Ultimately, they were defeated but came away without losing any [read more]

Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]: Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski
Dobroch, Bartek & Przemysław Wilczynski Broad Peak: Niebo i Piekło [Broad Peak: Heaven and Hell]
2014 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.430, 59 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27223 $39.95
The authors examine the history of Polish mountaineering on the 8000m peaks and then focus on the 2013 Polish expedition to attempt Broad Peak in winter. Led by veteran mountain Krzysztof Wielicki, this small expedition consisted of some of Poland’s most experienced winter mountaineers including Mac[read more]

World Alive: A Personal Story: Dunn, Robert
Dunn, Robert World Alive: A Personal Story
1956 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.469, red cloth; dj chipped top spine, rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #22189 $39.00
The bustling autobiography of a champion peregrinator whisks us with a word across seas, continents, up volcanos and mountains, into newsrooms, and political frays. Dunn started his newspaper career under Lincoln Steffens; he covered such varied phenomena as Carric Nation, the Martinique volcanic di[read more]

A Journey to Adventure: Stories I Never Thought I'd Tell: Falvey, Pat
Falvey, Pat A Journey to Adventure: Stories I Never Thought I'd Tell
2007 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.170, photo frontis, 187 color & 1 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24981 $52.95
Pat Falvey, who runs an adventure travel company from Macgillycuddy’s Reeks in Kerry, has made many high-altitude ascents around the world. He is the only Irish person to complete the Seven Summits, not once but twice, and he has climbed Everest from both north and south. This new, lavishly-illust[read more]

Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse: Fanshawe, Andy
Fanshawe, Andy Coming Through: Expeditions to Chogolisa and Menlungtse
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.217, 17 color photos, 4 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ 2 small cuts top of ffep, else fine #26494 $17.00 $14.45
The bold, first traverse of Chogolisa's (7665m) twin summits, in 1986, and the first ascent of Mengluntse West (7023m), in 1988, led by Chris Bonington and with David Breashears and Alan Hinkes. Fanshawe was killed in 1992 while climbing in the Cairngorms.[read more]

Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete: Fawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas
signedFawcett, Ron w/ Ed Douglas Ron Fawcett: Rock Athlete
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 240, 43 color & 8 bw photos, black cloth; inscribed w/ recipient’s name whited out, dj w/ ½” tear top of flap, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ 1” stain to page foredge, tight, else fine #25474 $27.00
Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing else in his life mattered nearly as much as his next vertical fix. Ten years later, Fawcett was [read more]

Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills: Ferber, Peggy, ed.
Ferber, Peggy, ed. Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills
1974 Mountaineers Seattle 3rd, 8vo, pp.xiv, 478, photo frontis, bw photos, many figures, appendices, pictorial cloth; cloth near fine #27143 $5.00
A foundational book for many aspiring climbers. Chock-full of useful information.[read more]

La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]: Filippi, Filippo de
Filippi, Filippo de La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell’Imalaia Occidentale 1909 [Expedition in the Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909]
1912 Zanichelli Bologna 1st, thick 4to, 2 vols, vol I pp.xiii, 471, 111, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 color & 25 bw plates w/ tissue guards, 229 bw photos (7 panoramas), charts, illus eps, uncut, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth; cloth w/ light rubbing, tight, fine #27167 $3,700.00
The Unique, Vellum-Bound, Italian Edition with vol II Elenco dei Panorami e delle Carte [List of Panoramas and Maps]. 18 bw panoramas, 3 color fldg maps, illus eps, ½ vellum & red flowered cloth slipcase; cloth w/ some darkening to spine vellum, small ½” split to lower/back spine vellum, tight, p[read more]

From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

The Case for Doctor Cook: Freeman, Andrew A
Freeman, Andrew A The Case for Doctor Cook
1961 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.315, map, dark blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, clipped, good+, cloth tight, vg+ #27623 $24.00
A scoop such as newspapermen seldom see appeared in the New York Herald of September 2, 1909. Extending across page one in three lines of towering type was the story that Dr. Frederick A. Cook, a Brooklyn physician, had reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Five days after that story appeared, a[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

First on the Rope: Frison-Roche, Roger
Frison-Roche, Roger First on the Rope
1952 Prentice-Hall NY Book Club, 8vo, pp.246, red cloth; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, dj chipped, worn, good, cloth vg+ #11507 $9.00
Fiction. The story of the struggles of a Swiss guide in the French Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. Neate X134.[read more]

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