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Mountain World 1954: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1954
1954 Harper NY 8vo, pp.224, 55 bw photos (6 fldg), 12 maps/sketches, brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped, vg, cloth w/ inscription, near fine #9936 $29.00 $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. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1955: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1955
1955 Harper NY 8vo, pp.222, 55 bw photos (7 fldg), 12 maps, brown cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ inscription, fine #11460 $29.00 $24.00
Includes first ascents of K2 and Cho Oyu as well as attempts on Makalu. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S114. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, 2” tear on front, unclipped, good+, cloth fine #11561 $14.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116.[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Harper NY 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, chipped/taped top spine, vg, cloth fine #15049 $29.00 $24.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116. To see all of our Sale Items, click[read more]

Mountain World 1964/65: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1964/65
1964/65 Allen & Unwin London 8vo, pp.215, color frontis, 54 bw photos, 6 maps, brown cloth; cloth fine #9944 $8.00 $6.80
Includes first ascents of Everest's West Ridge and Mt. Huntington and the nice color folding map of the Panta Group, Cordillera Vilvabamba in the back pocket. Neate j78, SB S62, Yak 119. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent
1997 McDonald & Woodward Blacksburg 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 215, 57 color & 17 b/w photos, 10 maps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9336 $49.00 $39.00
Swithinbank, an eminent British glaciologist, has had more places named after him than any living explorer. This is a first-person narrative of his experiences, working with the US Antarctic Research Program over a span of 40 years, from digging snow pits and hand coring-holes, dangling from a heli[read more]

Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 99 bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25919 $37.95
In 1948 when Charles Swithinbank was still an undergraduate at Oxford, he applied to join the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. A year later, he was the youngest member of the expedition as he set out to spend two years in the splendid isolation of Antarctica. This is the human story o[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life: Synnott, Mark
Synnott, Mark The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
2018 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 405, 29 color & 6 bw photos, yellow/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27671 $27.95
In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gav[read more]

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei: Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe
Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.396, 62 color & 19 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27335 $31.95
Junko Tabei was born in Miharu, a small town in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, in 1939. An amazing mountaineer and lover of peaks, she founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as leader of an all-women Japanese team. After Everest, Tabei devo[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed Tabor & Wilcox, dj & cloth new #26503 $75.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24679 $26.95
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
20007 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ name on rear endpaper, fine #25600 $19.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs: With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions: Tahan, Mary R.
Tahan, Mary R. The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs: With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions
2021 Switzerland 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 467, 38 color & 50 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issed w/oo dj, cloth new #27761 $44.95
Tahan documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This is the sequel to the highly acclaimed ‘Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who H[read more]

All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Depression: Talbot, Margo
signedTalbot, Margo All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Depression
2011 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 23 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25889 $19.95
Margo Talbot's unflinchingly honest account of a childhood characterized by abuse and neglect, her descent into depression, addiction, and criminal activity is both heartbreaking and, ultimately, inspiring. Finding redemption and healing through her passion for the outdoors and, in particular, ice [read more]

Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1962 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #23918 $15.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. Temple returned to Carstenz in 1962 as a member of Heinrich Harrer’s expedition which made the first ascent. Neate T15.[read more]

Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip Nawok: The New Zealand Expedition to New Guinea's Highest Mountains
1962 Dent London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 189, color frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, clipped, vg, cloth fine #10159 $9.00 $3.00
Account of the fourth attempt, in 1961, to ascend Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits. Temple returned to Carstenz in 1962 as a member of Heinrich Harrer’s expedition which made the first ascent. Neate T15. To see all of our Sale Items, click here[read more]

Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #24087 $45.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[read more]

The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island: Temple, Philip
Temple, Philip The Sea and The Snow: The South Indian Ocean Expedition to Heard Island
1966 Cassell Melbourne 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine #25571 $39.00
Account of a 1964 schooner voyage and the first ascent of Mawson Peak, scarce. Neate T16.[read more]

signedTemple, Philip The World At Their Feet: The Story of New Zealand Mountaineers in the Great Ranges of the World
1969 Whitcombe & Tombs Christchurch 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 4 color & 54 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, red cloth; signed George Lowe, dj rubbed, small chip top spine, vg, cloth fine #10162 $85.00
A nice book which traces the development of mountaineering in the Southern Alps and describes the climbs that led to the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. It then broadens to include other expedition arenas. Includes an appendix listing NZ expeditions from 1935 to 1968. Neate T17.[read more]

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