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Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr[read more]

The Puma's Claw: Clark, Simon
Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Little, Brown Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), orange cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, tight, vg #9586 $9.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68.[read more]

Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Adventurer’s Club London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj w/ large taped tear, good+, cloth vg+. #23874 $19.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C68.[read more]

The Puma's Claw: Clark, Simon
Clark, Simon The Puma's Claw
1959 Hutchinson London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps (1 fldg), tan cloth; dj w/ large chip on bottom front, good, cloth w/ front hinge just starting to separate, very good+ #12172 $15.00 $7.00
Account of the 1957 Cambridge Andean Expedition's first ascent of Pumasillo (20,490') in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru. Neate C68. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Clements, Philip W. Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 269, illus frontis, 15 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27672 $44.95
On February 20, 1963, a team of nineteen Americans embarked on the first expedition that would combine high-altitude climbing with scientific research. The primary objective of the six scientists on the team—who procured funding by appealing to the military and political applications of their work—w[read more]

Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia: Clinch, Elizabeth & Nicholas
Clinch, Elizabeth & Nicholas Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.324, 24 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24964 $49.95 $34.95
The product of 22 years of effort, the Clinch’s tell the previously unpublished story of Teresa and St. George Littledale. The Littledale’s, known in the 19th century as the greatest English Central Asia travelers of their day, journeyed further into that hidden land than any contemporary Western e[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, near fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit[read more]

A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak: Clinch, Nick
signedClinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Clinch & Pete Schoening, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #19521 $225.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Leader Nick Clinch’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup[read more]

K2 The North Ridge 1990: Closs, Lyle
Closs, Lyle K2 The North Ridge 1990
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.365, wraps; new #27799 $19.95
In 1990, K2 had not been climbed since 1986 when 13 people had died on the mountain in one season. The North Ridge had had just one ascent, by a Japanese team in 1982. One of the summit team fell to his death on the descent. By 2020 nearly 400 people had stood on the summit of K2, but 86 had died. [read more]

The Pilots' Book of Everest: Clydesdale, Marquess of Douglas &, and D. F. M'Intyre
Clydesdale, Marquess of Douglas &, and D. F. M'Intyre The Pilots' Book of Everest
1936 Doubleday, Doran NY st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 270, photo frontis, 15 bw photos (3 fldg), 2 maps, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ light fading on top edge, tight, near fine #13512 $55.00
The 1933 Houston Mount Everest aerial survey expedition which flew over the summit. A nice companion to Fellowes' “First Over Everest” and a nice copy with the jacket. See Neate C86, SB C32, Yak C129.[read more]

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest: Coburn, Broughton
Coburn, Broughton The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 301, 20 color & 1 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26488 $25.95
Coburn’s chronicle of the first American expedition to Everest in 1963 combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, the s[read more]

Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall: Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed.
signedCohen, Valerie Mendenhall, ed. Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #24724 $18.95
Unknown to most American’s, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (1912 – 1989) was one of America's first and most important women mountain climbers. She began her climbing career at the height of the Great Depression, at a time when the opportunities for women to climb were essentially non-existent. These pricel[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Henry Frowde Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps, (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #9597 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1999 Canada ltd ed 1000 facs rep, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #20873 $59.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails: Coleman, A. P.
Coleman, A. P. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails
1911 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 32 bw photos, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), teg, dec blue cloth; cloth rubbed, some foxing, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #23215 $325.00
The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, this is one of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing in the 1880s. Coleman, a Canadian geologist, was the first to approach Mt. Robson. Neate C90.[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

signedColijn, Dr. A. H. Naar de Eewige Sneeuw van tropisch Nederland: De bestijging van het Carstenzgebergte in Nederlandsch Nieuw Guinee
1938 Scheltens & Giltay Amsterdam 5th, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 149 bw photos, tan cloth; signed J. J. Dozy, cloth w/ bookplate, vg. #21335 $75.00
In 1936, Colijn led the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society-sponsored expedition to Carstenz Pyramid. He, along with two companions, made the first ascent of Ngga Pulu which was thought to be the highest point due to the thick glacier ice covering. Upon later recession of the glacier it was dis[read more]

Drawn: The Art of Ascent: Collins, Jeremy
Collins, Jeremy Drawn: The Art of Ascent
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.[172], 34 color & 15 bw photos, many color & bw illus, color map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26930 $24.95
At 32, artist and climber Collins found himself “somewhere between college and mortgage” and recognized within a profound need for transformation. Inspired in part by his friend Jonny Copp, who died tragically in an avalanche, Jeremy resolved to travel in the four cardinal directions – north, south,[read more]

Alpinismo Eroico: Comici, Emilio
Comici, Emilio Alpinismo Eroico
1961 Tamari Editore Bologna 2nd, 8vo, pp.242, 76 bw photos, figs, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth rubbed, some spotting to back, tight, very good #27822 $45.00
Comici (1901-1940) was an Italian mountaineer considered to be the ‘angel of the Dolomites’ for his over 200 first ascents in that region. As one of the premier Italian climbers of his generation, along with Riccardo Cassin, he began the era of "sixth grade" climbing. He was the inventor and propone[read more]

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