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Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar: Hurrell, Tim
Hurrell, Tim A Step Too Far: The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.198, 21 color & 39 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27414 $44.95
Hurrell had a great love of outdoor life and became a passionate mountaineer, photographer and naturalist. From family holidays in Wales, Scotland and the Alps, to adventures with the Cambridge Mountaineering Club and with his own expeditions, he travelled and climbed in many parts of the world. A k[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar
12” wide x 24” high when opened, 34 color photos, map, 12 months; signed by Huston & Fish, fine #26387 $25.00
This calendar, for 2010, commemorates the first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole. Huston and Fish spent over two months skiing more than 500 miles and hauling 300-pound sleds to the pole. A nice calendar with color photos and plenty of space for notes.[read more]

Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi: Ichac, Marcel
signedIchac, Marcel Quand Brillent les Étoiles de Midi
1960 Arthaud Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.114, 4 color & 102 bw photos, map, white cloth w/ color photo; signed Lionel Terray, cloth lightly rubbed, else fine #21973 $295.00 $249.00
Account of creating yet another film with Lionel Terray, Gerard Herzog, and Jacques Ertaud. This film won the Grand Prize for Cinema in 1959 and featured Terray as the main participant. Terray was a superb Alpinist who participated in many first ascents including that of Annapurna in 1950. In French[read more]

Imhof, Eduard Die Grossen Kalten Berge von Szetschuan: Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Kartierungen im Minya-Konka-Gebirge (The Big Cold Mountains of Szechuan: Experiences, Explorations and Map Making in the Minya Konka Mountains)
1974 Orell Fussli Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.228, 48 color & bw photos, 19 tables, 2 figs, 8 color maps (1 fldg), map ep, pictorial cloth; cloth fine. #11047 $75.00
A beautiful book on the Minya Konka region. The Swiss Imhof and Heim explored this area in 1930 and the first ascent was made by Americans in 1932. In German, no English translation. Yak I10.[read more]

Irwin, William Robert, ed Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering
1950 Columbia Univ NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 444, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #23076 $15.00
Irwin collected 25 first-hand accounts of mountaineering throughout the world. His authors featured here include Stephen, Montague, Bell, Waugh, Thoreau, Muir, Young, Slingsby, Pilley, Mummery, Mackinder, Fremont, and others. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signa[read more]

An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856: Isaacs, A. C.
Isaacs, A. C. An Ascent of Mount Shasta: 1856
1952 Dawson LA 1st thus, 12mo, pp.22, linen backed, blue paper-covered boards; slight scuff to front cover, else very good #23458 $149.00
Mount Shasta’s first ascent was in 1854 and by the end of 1856 there had been at least 40 ascents. Isaacs here records the first winter ascent which he made in the company of two others. This was originally published in 1856 by the California Daily Chronicle and The Weekly Chonicle, both in San Fran[read more]

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering: Isserman, Maurice
signedIsserman, Maurice Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering
2016 US 1st, 8vo, pp.436, 42 bw photos, red/yellow cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27094 $28.95
This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself. Isserman follows his award winning ‘Fallen Giants’ with this history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were original[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
signedIsserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; signed Isserman, Weaver & Dee Molenaar, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26095 $75.00
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cult[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25851 $39.95 $10.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25089 $39.95 $12.95
The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a cu[read more]

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams: Ives, Katie
signedIves, Katie Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, photo frontis, grey cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27749 $26.95
In 1962 the editors of Summit magazine received a submission about first ascents in an unknown mountain range in British Columbia. Accompanied by a photo of granite walls that stretched like gothic spires into the sky, the article explained that the climbing party had failed to reach the main summit[read more]

An Innocent on Everest: Izzard, Ralph
Izzard, Ralph An Innocent on Everest
1954 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.319, blue spotted cloth; cloth worn, hinges cracked, blindstamp on title page, good #12326 $5.00 $4.25
Izzard was correspondent for the Daily Mail on the successful 1953 British expedition on which Hillary and Tenzing made the first ascent. Neate I22, SB I08, Yak I34. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

More than Mountains: Jackson, John A.
Jackson, John A. More than Mountains
1955 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.213, color frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 drawings, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj w/ wear spot front, vg, cloth fine #23837 $25.00
Jackson (1921-2005) was a schoolmaster and Chief Instructor at the RAF Mountaineering Center in Kashmir. Here he reminisces about his experiences with the British NW Garwhal Expedition (1952), the Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition (1954), the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (1955), and more. He[read more]

Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
1956 Collins London 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 36 bw photos, 5 maps, appendix, black cloth; cloth vg. #9815 $19.00
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate J04, Yak J06.[read more]

Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition: Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark
Jackson, Monica & Elizabeth Stark Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition
2000 US rep, 8vo, pp.258, 28 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new. #18839 $16.00 $14.50
The 1955 Women's Expedition to the Jugal Himal made an ascent of Gyalgen Peak (6706m). See Neate J04, Yak J06. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Limited (150 numbered copies) Edition, Image size 16” x 16”, Paper size 20” x 20”, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt FineArt, 308 gsm, 100% cotton paper.; new #25930 $195.00 $175.00
A Limited Edition Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data wa[read more]

Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram: Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules
Jacot-Guillarmod, Dr. Jules Chogori (K2) as seen from Godwin-Austen Glacier, Karakoram
Bob A. Schelfhout Aubertijn Collection Regular (Unlimited) Edition, Image size 10” x 10”, Paper size 12” x 12”, printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Matte paper.; new #25929 $95.00
A Wonderful Print of the First Photograph of Chogori (K2), 1902! In 1902, an international team of six embarked on an ambitious expedition to the Karakoram. Their goal - the first ascent of K2 (8,611m). During their six-month expedition they achieved a high point of 6,525m, valuable data was col[read more]

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