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Nott, David Angels Four
1972 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 8 color photos, illus, 2 maps, appendices, illus eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth fine #22151 $15.00
The 1971 first ascent of the 3000’ face of Venezuela’s Angel Falls. This was the third expedition to attempt this climb.[read more]

Nott, David Angels Four
1972 Prentice-Hall NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 8 color photos, illus, 2 maps, appendices, illus eps, green cloth; dj chipped, vg, cloth fine. #24082 $19.00
The 1971 first ascent of the 3000’ face of Venezuela’s Angel Falls. This was the third expedition to attempt this climb. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69: Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed.
Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69
1879 Government Printing Office Washington 1st, thick 4to, pp.l, 644, frontis w/ tissue, 1 steel engraving w/ tissue, 73 wood/photo engravings/heliotypes, 8 sketches, double-page facsimile, 11 maps (6 fldg,3 double-page), lg linen-backed fldg map in pocket, appendices, errata, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth w/ stain top of spine on text, hinges bit tender, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #27510 $225.00
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer who made three expeditions to the Arctic regions, the first two to search for records of Sir John Franklin and the last an attempt on the North Pole on which Hall died. Nourse’s massive account of Hall’s second expedition (1864-69) inc[read more]

South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953: Noyce, Wilfrid
signedNoyce, Wilfrid South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953
1954 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 303, color frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj pulled top spine, 2” taped tear back, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, near fine #18422 $195.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. Hillary and Tenzing were the first to reach the summit. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Neate N40, SB N18, Yak N71.[read more]

South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953: Noyce, Wilfrid
signedNoyce, Wilfrid South Col: One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953
1954 Heinemann London 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 303, color frontis, 3 color & 72 bw photos, 16 drawings, 5 maps, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name, tight, fine #9981 $495.00
Noyce played a critical role on the Lhotse Face advancing the route for the British 1953 expedition and enabling success. Hillary and Tenzing were the first to reach the summit. This is one of the best personal accounts of an Everest expedition. Noyce died in a tragic climbing accident in 1962. Noyc[read more]

A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir: Noyce, Wilfrid, et al.
signedNoyce, Wilfrid, et al. A Climber’s Guide to Sonamarg Kashmir
[1945] Himalayan Club Delhi 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 51, 10 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, pictorial boards; xlib Himalayan Club, issued w/o dj, boards rubbed, signed Richard Irvin, vg #23476 $75.00
Noyce’s first work, published for the Himalayan Club. This monograph was compiled from reports by instructors of the Aircrew Mountain Course at Sonamarg who had made the various ascents. Scarce. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers: Nugent, Frank
signedNugent, Frank In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers: Irish Alpine Pioneers
2013 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 310, photo frontis, 27 color & 58 bw photos, 2 color & 25 bw illus, 5 maps, appendix, map eps, maroon cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26546 $53.95
No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or day-glo Gore-Tex adorned the Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. The achievements of Irish mountaineers from the 1850s to the early twentieth century are largely obscured in British historical accounts. This book sets the record straight. Nug[read more]

Himalaya & Karakoram: Selected Polish Climbs 1939-1989: Nyka, Józef
Nyka, Józef Himalaya & Karakoram: Selected Polish Climbs 1939-1989
1989 Polish Alpine Assoc Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.32, 17 maps/sketches, wraps; fine #14733 $35.00
An usual item detailing Polish climbs in the Himalaya and Karakoram since making the first ascent of Nanda Devi East in 1939. In English.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Gipfelstrum im Karakorum
1979 Brockhaus Leipzig 2nd, 8vo, pp.163, 22 color & 57 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #12155 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. In German, no English translation. Yak N76b.[read more]

Nyka, Józef, Andrzej Paczkowski & Andrzej Zawada Ostatni Atak na Kunyang Chhish
1973 Sport i Turystyka Warszawa 1st, 8vo, pp.255, 14 color & 81 bw photos, drwg, 3 maps, map eps, orange cloth; dj chipped, tears, vg-, cloth vg+. #21203 $39.00
Account of the Polish first ascent, led by Zawada, of Kunyang Chhish in 1971. This is the Polish edition of 'Gipfelstrum im Karakorum'. No English translation. Yak N76.[read more]

The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2: O’Brien, Damien
signedO’Brien, Damien The Time Has Come: Ger McDonnell - His Life & His Death on K2
2012 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 194, photo frontis, 74 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #26030 $29.95
On 1 August 2008 Ger McDonnell became the first Irish person to reach the summit of K2 as part of the Norit K2 team. But neither Ger nor the other climbers knew that below them an avalanche had swept away their ropes. Joy soon turned to dismay for the McDonnell family waiting at home as Ger’s status[read more]

Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides: O’Dowd, Cathy
signedO’Dowd, Cathy Just for the Love of It: The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest from Both Sides
1999 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 42 color & 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; signed O’Dowd & Ian Woodall, dj & cloth new #21178 $75.00
Cathy presents four expeditions starting with her account of the South African Everest expedition of 1996 in which she describes the early team breakup, the disasterous storm, and eventual success. In 1998 she and Ian Woodall attempted Aconcagua and then Everest via the North Col. In 1999 they aga[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; fine. #21179 $19.00
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

O’Dowd, Cathy & Ian Woodall Everest: Free to Decide
1997 South Africa 8vo, pp.301, 49 color photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #11300 $27.95
Ian Woodall led the first South African Everest expedition in the spring of 1996. Criticized for his handling of the expedition, Woodall and fellow climber Cathy O’Dowd recount the hardship, joy and tragedy of the expedition. Despite what were viewed as long odds they did manage to summit, along w[read more]

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died: O'Connell, Fergus
O'Connell, Fergus Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died
2015 UK 8vo, pp.xvi, 163, figs, wraps; new #27106 $9.95
What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a gripping story of exploration? The 1911–12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spect[read more]

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain: Olson, Tod
Olson, Tod Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain
2020 US Uncorrected Proof, 8vo, pp.267, 65 bw photos, 3 sketches, wraps; new #27919 $9.95
In 1953, as two men summit Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second-highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. For Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there in 1938. [read more]

1978 Souvenir Cover Nepal Police & Japan Workers Alpine Federation Pabil Expedition: Pabil.
signedPabil. 1978 Souvenir Cover Nepal Police & Japan Workers Alpine Federation Pabil Expedition
1978 #10 envelope w/ insert; signed 8 members #19383 $15.00
Pabil (23,300’), also known as Ganesh IV, was first climbed by this expedition, which placed 16 of 23 members on the summit. This cover includes a typed insert.[read more]

1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan: Pakistan
Pakistan 1985 First Day of Issue Mountain Peaks of Pakistan
1985 ; fine #26366 $4.50 $2.70
This first day cover features two nice stamps of Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps: Palmer, Howard
signedPalmer, Howard Edward W. D. Holway: A Pioneer of the Canadian Alps
1931 Univ if Minnesota Press Minneapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 81, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, map, pictorial paper-covered boards; signed Mary M. Holway March 1950, issued w/o dj, boards w/ browning to rear eps, tight, vg+ #23870 $275.00
Holway made many first ascents (Mt. Edith Cavell, Longstaff, Cyprian Peak, Augustine, Topham, Citadel, Austerity, Sir Sandford, Adamant, and others), some with Palmer, over the course of 16 seasons climbing in the Canadian Rockies and Interior Ranges. He wrote seven articles for the Canadian Alpine [read more]

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