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To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, very good #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908
April 2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.102, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, stapled wraps; signed on cover, fine #27179 $19.95
A collection of three papers related to Cook’s claim to have discovered the North Pole and the testimony of the polar Eskimos who were with Cook. Uncommon.[read more]

One Man’s Everest: Cool, Kenton
signedCool, Kenton One Man’s Everest
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 264, 31 color photos, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26960 $65.00
Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. His accomplishments are staggering. He has summited Everest eleven times. In 2013 he became the first person in history to climb the three Everest peaks, the so-called Triple Crown of Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest, in one 120-hour climb, a fe[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
Cooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24825 $39.95
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27836 $65.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provide[read more]

Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains: Cooper, Ed
signedCooper, Ed Soul of the Heights: Fifty Years Going to the Mountains
2007 US signed, numbered, & boxed ltd ed of 209 copies of which 175 were for sale, 4to, pp.xiii, 207, photo frontis, 85 color & 55 bw photos, black cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, slipcase & cloth new #24968 $99.00 $79.00
Fascinated by the challenge of the heights, Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest, where he rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the most important all-around climbers of his generation. Through his personal experiences, keen observations, and dramatic photos, he provid[read more]

The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre: Cordes, Kelly
Cordes, Kelly The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.400, photo frontis, 29 color & 116 bw photos, 3 drawings, chart, appendices, illus eps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26862 $27.95
At the wind-scoured southern tip of Argentina, between the vast ice cap and the rolling estepas of Patagonia, rises a 10,262-foot tower of ice and rock named Cerro Torre. Considered by many the most beautiful and compelling mountain in the world, it draws the finest and most devoted technical alpini[read more]

The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre: Cordes, Kelly
signedCordes, Kelly The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.400, photo frontis, 29 color & 116 bw photos, 3 drawings, chart, appendices, illus eps, white cloth; signed bookplate, dj w/ small bump/tear bottom back else dj & cloth new #27841 $45.00
At the wind-scoured southern tip of Argentina, between the vast ice cap and the rolling estepas of Patagonia, rises a 10,262-foot tower of ice and rock named Cerro Torre. Considered by many the most beautiful and compelling mountain in the world, it draws the finest and most devoted technical alpini[read more]

Race to the Pole: Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle
Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle Race to the Pole
2009 UK 3rd, 8vo, pp.346, 25 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25575 $37.95
Cracknell and Fogle were members of one team, out of six, which participated in the 2009 Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. This was the first ‘race to the pole’ since Amundsen and Scott in 1911. Their British team came in second, to the Norwegians once again, after skiing and sledging 480 miles fr[read more]

Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World
2002 Carlton London 1st, 4to, 63 color & 40 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26340 $19.00
A photo history covering the earliest sighting of the mountain, the early British attempts, the 1953 first ascent, the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, Tabei’s ascent, the British SW Face ascent, Messner and Habeler without oxygen, Messner’s solo, Boardman and Tasker, the Kangshung[read more]

Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain: Craig, George
Craig, George Everest: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Conquest of the World’s Highest Mountain
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.128, 59 color & 43 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26476 $34.95
A photo history of Everest updated from Craig’s earlier ‘Everest: 50 Years of Struggle to Reach the Top of the World’, published in 2002. In addition to the coverage of the early British attempts and the 1953 first ascent, Craig also includes the Chinese and American ascents, Miura’s ski descent, T[read more]

Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Alpine Mountain Guides of the Nineteenth Century
2015 self pub US 8vo, pp.502, 30 figs, 26 portraits, appendices, wraps; new #26885 $19.95
Almost all first ascents made in the Alps during the nineteenth century were led by professional mountain guides. Together they form a fascinating group of men who formed a close relationship with mountaineers, referred to as ‘amateurs’ in the true sense of the word, despite a great difference in th[read more]

Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914: Craig, Malcolm
Craig, Malcolm Shackles of Convention: Women Mountaineers before 1914
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 13 bw photos, 10 bw illus, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26577 $39.95
A celebration of the contribution made by women to the early history of mountaineering. Early mountaineering is too easily seen as dominated by men and viewed as among the manliest of activities. Women mountaineers were largely overlooked or if considered tended to be drawn into a debate about women[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years: Crocket, Ken
Crocket, Ken Mountaineering in Scotland: The Early Years
2015 Scotland 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 352, 3 color & 65 bw photos, 2 drawings, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26933 $47.95
From Ken Crocket, author of ‘Ben Nevis: Britain’s Highest Mountain’, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book [read more]

Cronin, Edward W. Jr The Arun: A Natural History of the World's Deepest Valley
1979 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.236, photo frontis, 44 bw photos, map, appendix, white/blue cloth; dj w/ 2 taped tears, vg, cloth near fine. #11339 $12.00
Account of a four year scientific expedition consisting of a team of 14 wildlife specialists conducting the first ecological survey in the Arun region in northeastern Nepal. Rich in wildlife, the team even found evidence of the yeti. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with hi[read more]

White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition: Cullinan, Patrick
Cullinan, Patrick White Sherpas: Reaching the Top with the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition
2013 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 331, 4 color & 12 bw photos, 8 sketches, 4 maps, page ribbon, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27328 $44.95
Cullinan is the first member of the Australian Defence Force to climb Everest. He achieved this as part of the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Pat’s journey to the summit of Everest started with his days as a cadet at Duntroon and continued through his time as the commander of Cl[read more]

Trango: The Nameless Tower: Curran, Jim
Curran, Jim Trango: The Nameless Tower
1978 Dark Peak Sheffield 1st, 8vo, pp.175, 16 color & 44 bw photos, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, vg+, cloth fine #10989 $35.00
Account of the 1976 British expedition consisting of Anthoine, Boysen, Howells, and Brown which made the first ascent of this magnificent 20,500’ Karakoram spire. A very good read and one of Curran’s less common titles. Neate C158.[read more]

Czerwinska, Anna Broad Peak ’83
1989 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.91, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; vg+. #19480 $25.00
Account of the 1983 Polish Woman's Expedition to Broad Peak which saw Krystyna Palmowska make the first woman's ascent. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

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