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Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 19 color photos, 9 maps/drawings, black cloth; signed Mick Fowler, dj fine, cloth fine #25511 $169.00
Saunders’ critically-acclaimed first book describes four alpine style expeditions to Uzum Brakk (1980), Bojohagur (1984), Rimo (1985), and Spantik (1987). Fowler was a member of the Bojohagur and Spantik expeditions. This has become a hard book to come by.[read more]

Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram: Saunders, Victor
signedSaunders, Victor Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 19 color photos, 9 maps/drawings, black cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #26022 $195.00 $79.00
Saunders’ critically-acclaimed first book describes four alpine style expeditions to Uzum Brakk (1980), Bojohagur (1984), Rimo (1985), and Spantik (1987). This has become a hard book to come by. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber: Saunders, Victor
New signedSaunders, Victor Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber
2001 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 180, 52 color & 4 bw photos, grey cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27746 $59.95
Saunders’ follow-up to his 1990 Boardman-Tasker Award winning book, Elusive Summits, reflects on his early childhood in Malaya and his first experiences of climbing as a student, and describes his progression from scaling canal-side walls in Camden to expeditions in the Himalaya and Karakoram. Follo[read more]

Saysse-Tobiczyk, Kazimierz, ed W Skalach i Lodach Swiata Vol 1: Na Szczytach gór Europy [On the Peaks of Europe]
1959 Wiedza Powszechna Warszawa 1st, tall 8vo, pp.391, 100+ bw photos, green cloth; cloth w/ name, rear hinge weak, vg. #19507 $39.00
This is volume one of a five-volume series titled ‘In the World’s Rock and Ice’ detailing the history of Polish mountaineering throughout the world. This first volume covers Europe. In Polish, no English translation.[read more]

Bergsteigen Technik in Fels und Eis [Mountaineering Technique on Rock and Ice]: Schatz, Ruedi & Ernst Reiss
signedSchatz, Ruedi & Ernst Reiss Bergsteigen Technik in Fels und Eis [Mountaineering Technique on Rock and Ice]
1967 Schweizer Alpen-Club Zürich 1st, small 8vo, pp.175, 144 bw photos, many figs, dec blue cloth; signed ‘Ernst Reiss Lhotse 8516m. 18.5.1956’, issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight rippling to some rear pages, else vg+ #26825 $45.00
A still useful guide to rock and ice technique. Reiss was a member of the 1956 Swiss Everest-Lhotse expedition. He and Fritz Luchsinger made the first ascent of Lhotse, fourth highest in the world.[read more]

signedSchimelpfenig, Tod & Linda Lindsey NOLS Wilderness First Aid
1991 Stackpole Harrisburg 1st, 8vo, pp.356, figs, appendices, wraps; signed Tom Hornbein, fine #24031 $9.00 $7.20
A comprehensive work covering patient assessment, shock, soft tissue, burns, and lightning injuries, fractures and dislocations, head, spine, chest, abdominal, and cold injuries, heat illness, poisons, stings, and bites, marine envenomations, cold water immersion and drowning, altitude illness, athl[read more]

The Rescue of Greely: Schley, W. S.
Schley, W. S. The Rescue of Greely
1885 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 277, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 bw illus, 5 fldg maps, gilt lettered spine & cover, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, pencil notations on fep, missing lg fldg map in back (#5 of 5), vg #25653 $79.00
Schley was leader of a 1884 rescue expedition which found survivors of Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. This first edition is harder to come by than the later brown cloth edition.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914: Schröer, Adolf, Ludvig Hansen, Martin Rønne, Alexander Kutschin, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Jørgen Stubberud, & Christian Doxrud
Schröer, Adolf, Ludvig Hansen, Martin Rønne, Alexander Kutschin, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Jørgen Stubberud, & Christian Doxrud Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 11 color & 195 bw photos, plan, photo eps, wraps; new #27547 $29.95
This is a compilation of eight smaller diaries from men of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). Schröer (1872-1932) was a member of the sea party with responsibility for the technical-scientific work; Hansen (1871-1955) was a member of the sea party and a tinsmith; Rønne (1861-1932) was[read more]

Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus: Schwartz, Susan E. B.
Schwartz, Susan E. B. Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 283, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, appendix, wraps; new. #23997 $21.95
Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. He spent his early years climbing in the Austrian Alps (1920s) and Dolomites (1930s). Following his escape from Nazi Germany, he partnered with Fritz Wiessner and made many first ascents in the Shawangunks over t[read more]

Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool: Scoresby, William, Jr.
Scoresby, William, Jr. Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool
1823 Archibald Constable Edinburgh 1st, 8vo, pp.xli, 475, fldg map frontis, 6 engravings (2 fldg), fldg map, appendices, blue pebbled spine w/ paper title patch & paper boards; boards worn, title patch stained, offsetting from illus, smaller map w/ 3” tear, good+ #27460 $795.00
Scoresby Jr (1789-1857) was the son of Arctic explorer and whaling captain William Scoresby (1760-1829). Scoresby Junior’s annual whaling voyages frequently brought him to the Greenland Sea. In 1822 he set out in the whaler ‘Baffin’, 321 tons, with the objective of surveying the Scoresby Sound regio[read more]

Angel Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Angel Peak Poster
Image size 15" x 21.25", Poster size 19.5" x 28", text states "Angel Peak - From West Ridge of K2", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23567 $29.95 $23.96
Another beautiful image by Doug Scott. Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first ascent of Everest’s southwest face in 1975 with Dougal Haston is a great story. Half of Doug climbs w[read more]

Bhutanese Children Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Bhutanese Children Poster
Image size 23.5" x 11.75", Poster size 28" x 19.5", text states "Bhutanese Children", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22832 $29.95 $23.96
This is a gorgeous image of four young, curious children in Bhutan. Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first ascent of Everest’s southwest face in 1975 with Dougal Haston is a great [read more]

signedScott, Doug Big Wall Climbing
1974 Kaye & Ward London 1st, 8vo, pp.348, 283 bw illus, 15 diagrams/maps, blue cloth; signed, dj w/ 1” chip back, else vg+, cloth fine. #23597 $135.00
A great book on the history of big wall climbing since 1857 by one of Britain's leading climbers. First UK editions of this book are not easy to come by. Neate S31.[read more]

Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Broad Peak Poster
Image size 25.5" x 9", Poster size 27.75" x 19.5", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #23568 $29.95 $23.96
Text states "Broad Peak - From the South Rib of K2 - The original route of ascent was up the hanging glaciers and snow slopes on the right. The Godwin-Austen Glacier meets the Abruzzi and Vinge Glaciers at Concordia on the right, with the prominent peaks of Chogolisa, K6 and K7 in the background." A[read more]

K2 from Broad Peak Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug K2 from Broad Peak Poster
Image size 19.75" x 12", Poster size 23.25" x 16.5", text states "K2 from Broad Peak", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22834 $29.95 $23.96
This is a gorgeous, classic image of K2, second highest mountain in the world, which Doug attempted four times (1978, 1980, 1983, 1987). Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first asce[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant: Scott, Doug
New Scott, Doug Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant
2021 UK 1st ed of 200 w/ separate photo, 8vo, pp.ix, 273, 32 color & 4 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new with 8.25” x 5.75” color print of dj photo #27747 $59.95
Completed before his death in 2020, and edited by Catherine Moorehead, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott’s final book. Doug explores the mountain and its varied people – the mountain sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim in north-east India – before going on to look at Western approaches and early c[read more]

Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant: Scott, Doug
New Scott, Doug Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 273, 32 color & 4 bw photos, 2 color illus, 3 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27748 $47.95
Completed before his death in 2020, and edited by Catherine Moorehead, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott’s final book. Doug explores the mountain and its varied people – the mountain sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim in north-east India – before going on to look at Western approaches and early c[read more]

Lhotse Everest Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Lhotse Everest Poster
Image size 23.5" x 11.75", Poster size 28" x 19.5", text states "Lhotse Everest from Makalu", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22836 $29.95 $23.96
This is a marvelous photo of both Everest and Lhotse from a unique vantage point. Shining brightly in the early morning sun is the rarely attempted Kangshung Face of Everest. Also visible is the South Col, South Summit, and Pinnacles region on the sloping Northeast Ridge. Doug Scott is one of B[read more]

Makalu, Lhotse, Everest Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Makalu, Lhotse, Everest Poster
Image size 23.5" x 11.75", Poster size 28" x 19.5", text states "Makalu Lhotse Everest from Kangchenjunga", signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ wide white margins, thick paper stock; signed, rolled, new #22838 $29.95 $23.96
This image of Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest was taken by Doug from the North Col of Kangchenjunga in 1979. It is seven miles from the Eastern Cwm of Makalu to the North-East Ridge of Everest. This is a unique vantage point seen by few people. Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mount[read more]

Nanga Parbat Rupal Face and Mazeno Ridge Poster: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Nanga Parbat Rupal Face and Mazeno Ridge Poster
Image/poster size 23.25” x 16.5”, text states “The 8 mile long Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat (8125 metres) from the south”, signed in lower right-hand corner, color w/ no margins; signed, rolled, new #13729 $11.95 $9.56
Doug has made several attempts on Nanga Parbat’s long and difficult Mazeno Ridge. Doug Scott is one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. He has reached the summit of some 40 peaks, including Everest and Kangchenjunga. His first ascent of Everest’s southwest face in 1975 with Dougal Hast[read more]

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