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1960 Postcard Saltoro Expedition: Saltoro
Saltoro 1960 Postcard Saltoro Expedition
1960 postal point #1; printed signatures 4 members – P. J. Stephenson (leader), Keith Miller, D. Haffner, & Jim Hurley, fine #22402 $19.00
The expedition spent three months exploring the area around K12 and traversing the Siachen and Baltoro Glaciers. During the course of the traverse they intended to send cards back from four different postal points. However, due to extreme weather only the first and fourth postal points were used. A [read more]

Samivel Bonshommes de Neige [Snowmen]
1948 Didier Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.95, 345 illus, wraps; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, 1” tear & fold lines to back cover, vg. #23762 $95.00
Samivel’s whimsical cartoon style is widely appreciated. This is the scarcer first edition of this uncommon title.[read more]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night: Sancton, Julian
Sancton, Julian Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.361, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27905 $9.95
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the steamship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magne[read more]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night: Sancton, Julian
Sancton, Julian Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27916 $29.95
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the steamship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magne[read more]

The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1: Sandford, R. W.
signedSandford, R. W. The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada Volume 1
1990 Altitude Banff 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 68 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed front flap edge, else fine, cloth fine #24857 $35.00
The Golden Age of exploration and climbing in Canada, the years between 1800 and 1906 when the Alpine Club of Canada was born. The first of a planned trilogy.[read more]

Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship: Sandler, Martin
Sandler, Martin Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
2006 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 299, map frontis, 22 color & 9 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 plans, appendices, map eps, black/tan cloth; dj & cloth new #24659 $24.95 $19.95
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men set out from England in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. They sailed to the Canadian Arctic in two massive ships ominously named the Erebus and Terror; the most heralded expedition of the era. Yet they vanished into the frozen north and we[read more]

Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram: Saunders, Victor
Saunders, Victor Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram
1990 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 19 color photos, 9 maps/drawings, black cloth; dj w/ slight corner rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27281 $29.00 $24.65
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. To see all of our Sale Items,
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
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]

Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber: Saunders, Victor
Saunders, Victor Structured Chaos: The Unusual Life of a Climber
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 180, 52 color & 4 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27868 $39.00
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]

Four Against Everest: Sayre, Woodrow Wilson
signedSayre, Woodrow Wilson Four Against Everest
1964 Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1st, 8vo, pp.259, 10 color & 25 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed by Sayre & Norman Hansen, dj w/ edge wear, tape reinforced top/bottom spine & back flap fold, small taped tear back bottom edge, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, fine #27501 $395.00
inscribed ‘To Lois, We voted you the one we would most like to keep Base Camp ? for us. Woodrow Sayre’ & ‘To Lois – Who in ’53, gave us our first first-aid advice which followed into ’62 and was appreciated by many Nepalese, besides we four. Norman Hansen’ Sayre, and three companions, made an una[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]

Broad Peak 8047m: Meine Bergfahrten mit Hermann Buhl [Broad Peak 8047m: My Ascents with Hermann Buhl]: Schmuck, Marcus
signedSchmuck, Marcus Broad Peak 8047m: Meine Bergfahrten mit Hermann Buhl [Broad Peak 8047m: My Ascents with Hermann Buhl]
1958 Bergland Buch Salzburg 1st, 8vo, pp.365, photo frontis, 9 color (3 fldg) & 49 bw (4 fldg) photos, 3 maps, map ep, tan cloth; cloth bright, bookplate, tight, fine, with card signed Fritz Wintersteller, fine #23557 $475.00
The first ascent of Broad Peak! This is the official account of the first ascent of Broad Peak by Schmuck, Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, and Fritz Wintersteller in 1957. This is one of the most sought after 8000m first ascent books and is quite scarce in any condition. This is a particularly nice c[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]

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