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Stein, Sir Aurel On Alexander’s Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India
1972 Blom NY rep, 8vo, pp.xi, [66], 182, photo frontis, 95 bw photos (2 fldg), 4 maps, brown cloth; cloth fine. #23967 $29.00
First published in 1929, this is legendary explorer Stein’s narrative of his findings on the wild frontier country traversed by Alexander the Great during his Indian campaigns. Stein traces the history of the area and its unknown topography and monuments from Hellenistic times onwards. From the col[read more]

Steinmetz, Heinz Land der Tausend Gipfel: Expedition zu den Menschen und Bergen Nepals
1959 Brockhaus Leipzig 1st, 8vo, pp.235, 8 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, fldg map, page ribbon, green cloth; cloth w/ name, fine. #22720 $39.00
Account of a 1955 German expedition to the Annapurna Himal which made a number of first ascents, including that of Annapurna IV. In German, no English translation.[read more]

On Top of the World: The First British Woman to Climb Everest: Stephens, Rebecca
signedStephens, Rebecca On Top of the World: The First British Woman to Climb Everest
1994 MacMillan London 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.196, 37 color photos, map, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ whiteout over inscription name, tight, fine #10138 $35.00
Stephens was a member of the 1993 DHL British 40th Anniversary Everest Expedition on which she became the first British woman to summit Everest. Shortlisted for the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.[read more]

Stephens, Rebecca On Top of the World: The First British Woman to Climb Everest
1995 Pan London rep, 8vo, pp.196, 37 color photos, map, wraps; new. #20302 $11.00
Stephens was a member of the 1993 DHL British 40th Anniversary Everest Expedition on which she became the first British woman to summit Everest.[read more]

Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58: Stephenson, Jon
Stephenson, Jon Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58
2009 Australia 1st, 4to, pp.192, color frontis, 60 color & 12 bw photos, 7 figs, 32 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25648 $49.95
Stephenson was a geologist on the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957-58 which, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. He tells the story of the expedition, from its conception to its aftermath, and captures the spirit,[read more]

An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee
2015 NH Ltd ed, 4to, pp.38, 1 color & 12 bw photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, sketch, wraps; new #26949 $29.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. This includes a listing of those in attendance, the evenings’ programs, food and drink consumed, much about the Discovery, biographies of the ships’ men, particulars on the National Antarctic Expedition, the ship’s c[read more]

Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain: Stewart, Ellis
signedStewart, Ellis Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 UK Ltd Signed ed n/250, 8vo, pp.viii, 352, 19 color & 36 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27338 $34.95
British climber Stewart’s story is a remarkable account of a lifelong goal crushed in spectacular fashion two years running by the two worst disasters in Everest’s history. Throughout it all he displays a sense of humility and compassion sharing a heartfelt and emotional twenty year journey. From th[read more]

Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain: Stewart, Ellis
Stewart, Ellis Everest - It’s Not About the Summit: Twenty Years of Preparation, Two Years of Devastation on the World’s Highest Mountain
2017 US 8vo, pp.407, 35 bw photos, wraps; new #27191 $19.95
British climber Stewart’s story is a remarkable account of a lifelong goal crushed in spectacular fashion two years running by the two worst disasters in Everest’s history. Throughout it all he displays a sense of humility and compassion sharing a heartfelt and emotional twenty year journey. From th[read more]

Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Ganz Oben: Später Triumph am Mount Everest
2008 Germany 3rd, 4to, pp.160, photo frontis, 181 color photos, map/photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25514 $49.00
Ganz Oben is the first in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. Stingl is a veteran of numerous Himalayan expeditions – Everest (1996), Cho Oyu (1997), Makalu (1998), Manaslu (1999, summit), Pumori (2001) and Everest (2001, summit). This details his 2001 expeditio[read more]

Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]: Stingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow
signedStingl, Jörg & Thomas Treptow Seven Summits: Auf den Höchsten Bergen der Sieben Kontinente [Seven Summits: On the Highest Mountains in Seven Continents]
2009 Germany 2nd, 4to, pp.224, photo frontis, 289 color photos, 9 maps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new + signed book promotion card, new #25516 $49.00
Seven Summits is the third in Stingl’s profusely-illustrated matching trilogy of books on his climbs. He was the first German to ascent the Seven Summits (2001-07), with both Carstenz Pyramid and Kosciuszko, without supplemental oxygen. Like his other books, this is chock-full of photos. In Germa[read more]

From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 13 color & 37 bw photos, 14 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26986 $37.95
February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates brave storms and ice to bring supplies to Antarctica. They hope to celebrate Captain Scott’s conquest of the South Pole, but are forced by ice to return north before Scott’s party returns. In New Zealand a reporter tells them that Roald Amund[read more]

Stroud, Mike Shadows on the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes
1994 Overlook Woodstock 1st, 8vo, pp.182, 29 color photos, map, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #8508 $19.00
Stroud and Ranulph Fiennes made the 1992/3 first unsupported on-foot crossing of Antarctica, pulling 500 pound sledges from the Filchner Ice Shelf to the Ross Ice Shelf (1,350 miles). Fiennes recounts his story in "Mind Over Matter".[read more]

The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains: Stump, Edmund
Stump, Edmund The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 254, photo frontis, 105 color & 1 bw photos, 2 figures, 33 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25866 $29.95
The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the f[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
signedSummers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #21270 $45.00
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall. This first UK har[read more]

The Hardest Climb: Sutcliffe, Alistair
Sutcliffe, Alistair The Hardest Climb
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 149, 30 color & 1 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25835 $31.95
Sutcliffe recounts how he became the first man to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, the Seven Summits, at the first attempt. He has endured the harshest climates, been held at gunpoint, seen climbers fall to their deaths, and stood on top of the world, but his hardest cli[read more]

Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955: Sutton, George
Sutton, George Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955
1957 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears/wear, taped tear, unclipped, good, cloth rubbed, pencil notation on ffep, very good #10147 $19.00
This five-man expedition was the first to enter the Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its primary objective, climbing in the Allardyce Range in central South Georgia. They made the first ascent of Mt. Brooker (1880m) and attempted Mt. Paget (2935m) and Mt. Sugartop (2325m). Karrow 694, Meadow[read more]

Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World: Swarner, Sean
Swarner, Sean Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.228, 28 color & 1 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24633 $24.95
At 15, Swarner became the only person to have ever been diagnosed with both Hodgkin’s disease and Askin’s sarcoma. . He was told twice by his doctors that he had only weeks to live with these cancers. Then in 2002, with only partial use of his lungs, he became the first cancer survivor to climb Mou[read more]

All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps: Swindin, Barbara
signedSwindin, Barbara All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 274, 63 color & 8 bw photos, bw text illus, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26267 $44.95
The Alpine Fourthousanders are 52 magnificent mountains that make up one of the mountaineering world’s major tick-list challenges. Swindin, who describes herself as an ‘ordinary climber’, is a former President of the Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club and Member of the Alpine Club. She describes, w[read more]

Mountain World 1953: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1953
1953 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 60 bw photos (2 fldg), fldg photo, 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; cloth very good+ #9932 $15.00
Majority of the book devoted to the 1952 Swiss Everest expedition. Also includes mountaineering in Bolivia, Peru, Greenland, and a great 41” separate photo panorama of the Khumbu Glacier, stretching from Taweche to Nuptse, by André Roch, worth framing. This is the first of a great series of ten volu[read more]

Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #11560 $24.00
Includes first ascents of Everest, Nun Kun, and Nanga Parbat and the American attempt on K2. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S113.[read more]

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