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Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back: Sinha, Arunima
Sinha, Arunima Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back
2014 India 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #26900 $33.95
Sinha was a 24-year-old national-level volleyball player when she was pushed off an Indian train by thieves. A passing train crushed her left leg requiring its amputation. With courage and determination she turned to mountaineering and climbed Island Peak (2012) and then became the first female ampu[read more]

signedSkarja, Tone Jalung Kang
1987 Borec Ljubljana 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 31 color & 34 bw photos, map ep, white cloth; signed Skarja and Silvo Karo, dj fine, cloth fine. #17154 $85.00
Account of the 1985 first ascent of Yalung Kang (8505m) from the north. In Czech with summary in English, no English translation.[read more]

Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]: Skarja, Tone
Skarja, Tone Kangčendzenga: Gora Usode [Kangchenjunga: Mountain of Fate]
2008 Slovenia 1st, 8vo, pp.224 + 32, 56 color & 13 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25478 $79.00
Škarja, one of Slovenia’s foremost expedition leaders, has written a great book documenting Slovenian climbing on the Kangchenjunga massif. He covers the expeditions to Kangbachen (1965, 1974, 2007), Yalung Kang (1983, 1985), Kangchenjunga (1991), and Siniolchu (1994). A number of subsidiary summi[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals: Skinner, Todd
signedSkinner, Todd Beyond the Summit: Setting and Surpassing Extraordinary Business Goals
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 194, blue/orange cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #25445 $75.00 $45.00
Skinner uses climbing as a metaphor for business challenges. Part inspiration, part business advice, and part heart-stopping adventure, he tells the story of climbing Trango Tower’s East Face in 1995. This was the first Grade 7 free climb in the world. Tragically, Skinner was killed in 2008 in a [read more]

Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater: Slater, Rich
signedSlater, Rich Honed: A Twin’s Biography of the Unforgettable Rob Slater
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.254, 45 bw photos, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25976 $29.99
Rob Slater was one of the top aid climbers of his day, making the first ascent of Wyoming Sheep Ranch on El Capitan. He established an impressive climbing career extending from the Grand Teton to the Flatirons, Yosemite, and Fisher Towers. In 1995 Rob reached the summit of K2, along with Alison Ha[read more]

With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites: Smart, David
Smart, David Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites
2020 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 56 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27686 $34.95
Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of oth[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Kamet Conquered
1991 Natraj Dehra Dun rep, 8vo, pp.xvi, 418, photo frontis, 58 bw photos, 3 maps, (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth vg. #19543 $35.00
An account of the first ascent of Kamet (25,439') in 1931. This was the highest summit attained at the time. Neate S118, Yak S287.[read more]

signedSmythe, Tony & John Cleare Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia
1966 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 39 bw photos, map, grey cloth; inscribed by Cleare to Irvin, signed Irvin, dj worn, edge reinforced, vg, cloth fine. #23484 $245.00
A well illustrated account, photos by Cleare, of contemporary personalities and hard climbs. Background information for the photos is included in the back. This is a scarce first edition. Neate S134.[read more]

The Hall of the Mountain King: Snyder, Howard H.
Snyder, Howard H. The Hall of the Mountain King
1973 Scribner's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, 207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, appendices, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ 1” tear back, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine #11027 $49.00
One view of the disastrous 1967 season on McKinley. Two parties combined to do the climb and seven died. For an opposing view see Wilcox's “White Winds”. This is an important addition to the other literature of this expedition written by Joe Wilcox, James Tabor, Jeffrey Babcock and Andy Hall. This i[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

Hunters of the Great North: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur Hunters of the Great North
1922 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, white-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, some cover lettering flaking as usual, bookplate, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg #26220 $25.00
Stefansson describes his first expedition to the Arctic as a member of the Leffingwell-Mikkelsen expedition to northern Alaska (1906-07), and lessons learned while living among the Eskimo.[read more]

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