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Czerwinska, Anna Trudna Góra Rakaposhi
1982 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.148, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; fine. #19481 $35.00
Account of the 1979 Polish-Pakistani expedition to Rakaposhi. This was only the second ascent of the mountain, following the 1958 British ascent, and was done via a new route. It was also the first women’s ascent with the two Polish women climbing alone to the summit, thus making the second highes[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

David-Neel, Alexandra Magic and Mystery in Tibet
1937 Crown NY 6th, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiii, 320, 15 bw photos, dark green cloth; cloth spine darkened, vg. #23356 $17.00
This is David-Neel’s classic account of the practices of the mystics and magicians of Tibet from her expedition in the 1920s. She was the first western woman to travel to Lhasa.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 6th imp, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27284 $29.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
signedDavidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Brad Washburn, dj worn w/ several tears, wear, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ name, tight, fine #21321 $85.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley: Davidson, Art
Davidson, Art Minus 148: The Winter Ascent of Mt. McKinley
1969 Norton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.218, 32 bw photos, blue cloth; dj rubbed/worn, edge tears, clipped, good, cloth w/ name, very good #27076 $45.00
This account of the first winter ascent of McKinley, in 1967, is an epic of death, failure, perseverance, and survival. Neate D06.[read more]

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]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers: Day, Beth
signedDay, Beth Glacier Pilot: The Story of Bob Reeve and the Flyers Who Pushed Back Alaska’s Air Frontiers
1974 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 8th, 8vo, pp.348, 68 bw photos, map eps, white/grey cloth; signed Bob Reeves, dj chipped top spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27563 $35.00
Reeve, one of Alaska’s best known pilots, flew Bob Bates and Brad Washburn to Mount Lucania to make the first ascent in 1937. This includes the incredible account of the landing on Walsh Glacier prior to the ascent of Lucania.[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali, America’s Highest Peak: Dean, Patrick
New Dean, Patrick A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali, America’s Highest Peak
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 316, photo frontis, 4 color & 28 bw photos, red/tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27776 $27.95
In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size and position - as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation - make it one of th[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life: DeMartino, Craig
DeMartino, Craig After the Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.206, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #26396 $13.99
DeMartino suffered a horrific accident when he fell 100 feet while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He tells how his faith pulled him through the recovery process, beset by setbacks, and the decision to have his injured leg amputated. DeMartino is still climbing and was the first amputee [read more]

Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Alaskan Reminiscences: 60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn Video
43 min, VHS; new #22512 $21.95
Bradford and Barbara epitomize Alaskan adventure. Brad made thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks and Barbara was the first woman to summit McKinley, in 1947. The Washburns recount some of their first ascents and the film includes: flight and landing at Don Sheldon’s Mountain House; Brad’s demon[read more]

Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video: Denali/McKinley.
VHS videoDenali/McKinley. Mount McKinley: The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress Video
43 min, VHS; new #22513 $21.95
The first ascent of McKinley’s West Buttress was one of the most significant ascents in Alaskan mountaineering history. Since Brad Washburn’s pioneering first ascent in 1951 over 12,000 people have climbed McKinley, most by its popular West Buttress Route. Using Brad’s original 16mm film footage s[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ light chipping top spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #22206 $195.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Desio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #15889 $115.00
Account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World: Desio, Ardito
signedDesio, Ardito Ascent of K2: Second Highest Peak in the World
1955 Elek London 1st, 8vo, pp.239, 61 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Achille Compagnoni & Lino Lacedelli, dj lightly chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, vg, cloth vg+ #26163 $1,595.00
The official account of the 1954 Italian first ascent of K2. A terrific copy signed by the first ascentionists. Neate D21, Yak D94.[read more]

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