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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
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
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]

Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]: Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill
New Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]
1923 Querido Amsterdam 1st Dutch, 8vo, pp.356, photo frontis, 33 tipped-in bw photos, 4 maps, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, tight, bookplate, very good #27772 $55.00
Mill wrote the first comprehensive biography of Shackleton (The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1923) at the request of Lady Shackleton. He was librarian for the RGS and a great Antarctic historian. The inclusion of Lady Shackleton’s name as co-author in this edition was in error as she was not liste[read more]

South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Sir Ernest
New Shackleton, Sir Ernest South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
1919 Heinemann London 1st ed, 1st imp, 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 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, w/o errata slip, initials on ffep, page 367/8 w/ repaired tear, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #25079 $2,500.00
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]

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
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]

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]

Orient Express to Crystal Summit: Shin, Seung-Mo
Shin, Seung-Mo Orient Express to Crystal Summit
1991 Soomun Seoul 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 88 color & 19 bw photos, 7 maps (1 color fldg), 5 sketches, appendix, wraps; stamp on title page, near fine #21252 $49.00
This small Korean expedition made a winter ascent of Everest in 1987/88 placing two people on the summit. During the descent Ang Rita held the Korean’s fall. This was also Ang Rita’s fourth ascent of Everest and the first-ever winter ascent without the use of supplemental oxygen. In English although[read more]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
signedSimpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj rubbed, clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #26499 $495.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

Touching the Void: Simpson, Joe
Simpson, Joe Touching the Void
1988 Cape London 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.173, 16 color & 7 bw photos, sketch, map eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, some light staining to inside of back cover not visible on outside, else fine, cloth tight, very fine #27134 $395.00
An amazing story of survival on Siula Grande (20,848') in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. Winner of the 1988 Boardman/Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award and published in 13 languages. Selected by Outside Magazine as one of the best 25 adventure books of the past 100 years. This scarce first printing[read more]

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]

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]

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