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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]

The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 178, color frontis, 107 color & 12 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, color map, map eps, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27327 $225.00
Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement [read more]

Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: Scott, Doug
signedScott, Doug Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest
2015 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/300, 8vo, pp.xvi, 404, 71 color & 151 bw photos, gilt-embossed black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27019 $225.00
At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s immense south-west face. As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small cave in the snow 100m below the su[read more]

The Shishapangma Expedition: Scott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre
signedScott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre The Shishapangma Expedition
1984 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 56 bw photos, 7 maps, sketches, appendices, grey cloth; signed Scott, dj fine, cloth fine #18351 $79.00
Account of the 1982 expedition which climbed Shishapangma's south-west face. Also includes an interesting history of Tibet and chronology of expeditions in the Shishapangma region. Winner of the first Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Neate S34.[read more]

The Shishapangma Expedition: Scott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre
signedScott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre The Shishapangma Expedition
1984 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 56 bw photos, 7 maps, sketches, appendices, grey cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10094 $79.00
Account of the 1982 expedition which climbed Shishapangma's south-west face. Also includes an interesting history of Tibet and chronology of expeditions in the Shishapangma region. Winner of the first Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature in 1984. Neate S34.[read more]

signedScott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre The Shishapangma Expedition
1984 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 56 bw photos, 7 maps, sketches, appendices, grey cloth; inscribed by Scott, cloth fine #17109 $59.00
Account of the 1982 expedition which climbed Shishapangma's south-west face. Also includes an interesting history of Tibet and chronology of expeditions in the Shishapangma region. Winner of the first Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Neate S34.[read more]

The Shishapangma Expedition: Scott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre
Scott, Doug & Alex MacIntyre The Shishapangma Expedition
1984 Granada London 1st, 8vo, pp.322, 56 bw photos, 7 maps, sketches, appendices, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10093 $19.00
Account of the 1982 expedition which climbed Shishapangma's south-west face. Also includes an interesting history of Tibet and chronology of expeditions in the Shishapangma region. Winner of the first Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. Neate S34.[read more]

Dancing On Ice: Scott, Jeremy
Scott, Jeremy Dancing On Ice
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 251, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25109 $35.95
In 1930 Gino Watkins led a group of fourteen intrepid and largely inexperienced young men, including the author's father, on a year-long expedition to the Arctic to pioneer the first commercial air route between Europe and America. Alongside high adventure, triumph and tragedy, Scott paints a portr[read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912
2012 UK 1st thus, pp.349, map frontis, 1 color, 5 sepia & 135 bw photos, 18 color illus, 11 sketches, 2 plans, tables, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25998 $49.95
Robert Scott's amazing diary of the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in which he perished along with Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans after reaching the South Pole behind Roald Amundsen. Scott's diary has been constantly in print since first publication in [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1913 Smith, Elder London see below for full specifications; cloth rubbed, vol 1 w/ one plate loosening, vol 2 miss ffep, maps fine, overall vg #18996 $375.00
3rd editon, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxvi, 636, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 6 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 10 color plates w/ tissue guards, 4 bw fldg panoramas, 133 bw plates, 2 facs from Scott’s diary, 7 sketches, 2 fldg maps, appendix; vII pp.xvi, 534, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 [read more]

The Voyage of the 'Discovery': Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
1913 John Murray London New Edition, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xvi, 410, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, plan, fldg map, vII pp.x, 387, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, fldg map, appendices; blue straight-grained cloth; cloth tight, maps w/ original folds & no tears, fine #26132 $195.00
Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) made the first balloon ascent on the continent, several overland sledge journeys, and achieved a new furthest south of 82°16.5’S. His book set a new standard for polar literature with its details of the expedition’s planning, execution, and re[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5: Shackleton, Edward
Shackleton, Edward Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5
[1936] Farrar & Rinehart NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 372, photo frontis, 49 bw photos (4 fldg), 2 diags, 2 (of 3) maps, appendices, tan cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, rubbed, pencil notation to title page, rsm on preface & markings on rep, miss 1 map, good+ #26775 $19.00
Edward Shackleton, son of Ernest Shackleton, organized the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition and asked Gordon Humphreys to lead it. They established camps at Etah, Greenland and Lake Hazen, Ellesmere Island and made the first ascent of Mount Oxford. Karrow 641.[read more]

South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest
New Shackleton, Ernest South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
1919 Heinemann London 1st ed, 2nd imp (Dec 1919, 1 month after 1st imp), 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis, 87 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps (1 fldg), appendices, top edge blue, silver-lettered spine & front, silver decoration of Endurance on front, navy blue cloth; cloth rubbed, wear on spine edge, small tears top spine, corners worn, pencil name w/ small name label on ffep, fldg map separated but present w/ 2.5” tear, tight, good+ #27912 $1,500.00
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

Aurora Australis: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Aurora Australis
1988 SeTo Auckland Ltd ed #161/375, 8vo, [pp.212], 11 plates, uncut, blind-stamped leather spine, wooden boards stencilled "U L I E N N E S O U P, with pamphlet, 8vo, [pp.24], 11 bw photos, wraps, with plywood box w/ green cord ties; cords to box frayed, faint scuff line across leather spine, else fine #27461 $1,750.00
A Facsimile of the Rarest of Antarctic Books A fine facsimile reproduction of the first book printed and bound in the Antarctic during Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09). To keep his men occupied during the dark winter months in the Cape Royds hut, Shackleton asked for written st[read more]

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
New Shackleton, Ernest Henry The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
1909 Heinemann London see below for full specifications; cloth spines faded, light rubbing, corners bumped, name on ffep of each vol, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good #18997 $1,100.00
1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xlviii, 372, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 125 bw plates, 11 diagrams; vII pp.xv, 418, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 132 bw plates, 38 text illus, 2 fldg panoramas & 3 color f[read more]

Degrees of Difficulty: Shatayev, Vladimir
Shatayev, Vladimir Degrees of Difficulty
1987 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 195, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, wraps; near fine #10101 $29.00
This is the first Soviet book on mountaineering to be translated into English and published in the US. Shatayev attained the level of Master of Sport and here presents his climbs from 1957 through the tragedy in the Pamirs in 1974.[read more]

Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places: Shepton, Bob
Shepton, Bob Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, 28 color photos, 4 maps, wraps; new #26746 $25.95
Shepton is the modern H. W. Tilman. An ordained minister in his late 70s, Shepton spends much of his time sailing into the Arctic and leading small teams to make first ascents of inaccessible mountains. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, [read more]

To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak: Sherwonit, Bill
signedSherwonit, Bill To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak
1995 US 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 347, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; inscribed ‘To ___ - I hope you enjoy these stories from ‘The High One” Bill Sheronit, fine #13669 $17.95
A good read on some of the attempts to scale ‘The High One’ from the earliest expeditions in 1903 through the first winter solo ascents in 1988 and 1989.[read more]

To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak: Sherwonit, Bill
Sherwonit, Bill To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak
1990 Alaska Northwest Books Anchorage 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 347, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; near fine #4839 $7.00 $5.95
A good read on some of the attempts to scale ‘The High One’ from the earliest expeditions in 1903 through the first winter solo ascents in 1988 and 1989. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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