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In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge: Allan, Sandy
signedAllan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK trade ed, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26944 $47.95
In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is the longest route to the summit of an 8,000-m[read more]

In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge: Allan, Sandy
signedAllan, Sandy In Some Lost Place: The First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
2015 UK Ltd Numbered/Signed Ed 100, 8vo, pp.xiii, 185, 65 color & 6 bw photos, map eps, green cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26941 $145.00
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 100 In the summer of 2012, a team of six climbers set out to attempt the first ascent of one of the great unclimbed lines of the Himalaya – the giant Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. At ten kilometres in length, the Mazeno is[read more]

The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience: Ascent:
Ascent: The Best of Ascent: Twenty Five Years of the Mountaineering Experience
1993 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 384, frontis, 19 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #10050 $25.00
Some of the best from Ascent. Includes fiction and non-fiction by Galen Rowell, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Kitty Calhoun Grissom, Terry Gifford, David Roberts, and others. Ascent was published annually as the mountaineering journal of the Sierra Club, under the primary editorship of Alan Ste[read more]

Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1967 Vol 1, #1
May 1967 4to, pp.48, bw photos, wraps; light rubbing, near fine #23198 $125.00
This first issue is the hardest to find. In this issue:
  • Ascent of Hummingbird Ridge, Mount Logan by Allen Steck
  • Pens Over Everest by Bernard Hollowood
  • American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition by William Long
  • A Visitor to Yosemite by Ian Howell
  • [read more]

Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1: Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal
Ascent: Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal Ascent 1973 Vol 2, #1
July 1973 4to, pp.64, bw photos, wraps; fine #23201 $29.00
In this issue:
  • Mirror Mirror by Ed Drummond
  • West Side Story by Greg Donaldson
  • First on Alberta by Chris Jones & Jean Weber
  • Canadian Faces in Winter, Photos by Jim Stuart
  • The North Face of Alberta by George Lowe
  • The Taurus Mountains of Tu[read more]

Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!: Babcock, Jeffrey T.
signedBabcock, Jeffrey T. Should I Not Return: The Most Controversial Tragedy in the History of North American Mountaineering!
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 157 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26753 $24.95
Babcock, and his brother, were members of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska (MCA) expedition to Mount McKinley in 1967. Their expedition came on the heels of the disasterous Wilcox-Snyder expedition which saw seven climbers perish in a storm high on the mountain. Although billed as a ‘non-fiction no[read more]

Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys
1994 Carroll & Graf NY 4th, prtg, 8vo, pp.189, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9033 $19.00
A fictional account of Scott's journey to the South Pole as seen through the eyes of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates, and Evans.[read more]

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage: Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds.
Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop[read more]

Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole: Bart, Sheldon
Bart, Sheldon Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 560, 15 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26562 $29.95
It was the dawn of a new age of adventure. Biplanes and dirigibles coasted through the air. Vast swaths of the Earth remained still untouched and unseen by man. And one group of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first to fly over the North Pole. What inspired their d[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; cloth w/ name, tight, near fine #23352 $45.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

The Ascent of Rum Doodle: Bowman, W. E.
Bowman, W. E. The Ascent of Rum Doodle
1956 Parrish London 1st, 8vo, pp.141, 16 bw illus, brown cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, tear bottom spine/edge, vg, cloth w/ name 1957, vg+ #23848 $125.00
Bowman’s ‘Rum Doodle’ is the funniest book in all of mountaineering fiction with typical British humor. A satirical climb of 40,000’ Rum Doodle! Neate X39, SB B36.[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj w/ small delamination bottom cover, else dj & cloth new #25843 $32.50
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new acces[read more]

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest: Davis, Wade
Davis, Wade Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
2011 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 655, 41 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27579 $9.95
In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Davis vividly re-creates British climbers’ epic attempts to scale Everest in the early 1920s. With new access[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]

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future: Gertner, Jon
Gertner, Jon The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 421, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27789 $27.95
Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice. For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to[read more]

Gregory, Dave A Necklace of Slings
1995 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.181, bw illus, illus eps, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #18379 $29.95 $26.95
Gregory has been climbing for over 40 years and writing stories for nearly as long. This collection covers rock climbing, the secret service, whimsy, ghosts, the perils and pleasures of skiing, Cairngorm whiteout, and Welsh vengeance. Some fact, some fiction.[read more]

Hazard’s Way: Hubank, Roger
Hubank, Roger Hazard’s Way
2001 UK 8vo, pp.248, wraps; fine #22130 $19.00
Hubank’s novel, set around the turn of the 19th century, concerns a young man's development and his struggles to cope with strict Edwardian family life, with conflicting attitudes towards the Boer War, and with the contradictory influences of the friends he makes in his other life as a climber. Much[read more]

East of Everest: Langley, Bob
Langley, Bob East of Everest
1985 Michael Joseph London 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.252, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #12668 $15.00
Fiction. A spy thriller set amongst the Himalaya. Neate X200.[read more]

The Wild Places: Macfarlane, Robert
signedMacfarlane, Robert The Wild Places
2007 Granta London 1st, 8vo, pp.340, 16 bw photos, illus eps, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27497 $240.00
Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed, and built ourselves out of wilderness. Macfarlane, author of prizewinning debut ‘Mountains of the Mind’, has established himself as a writer of both lyrical elegance and precision; he has also acquired a r[read more]

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