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With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills: Slesser, Malcolm
Slesser, Malcolm With Friends in High Places: An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 19 color & 1 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, cloth; dj & cloth new. #24044 $31.95
This autobiographical account, Slesser’s first mountain book in 30 years, spans 64 years of mountain exploration in every continent. It is the story of the joy of discovery shared with friends in high places. Here we have Greenland (1952, 1958, 1969), Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Tom Patey, the ill[read more]

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites: Smart, David
Smart, David Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites
2020 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 56 bw photos, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27686 $34.95
Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of oth[read more]

American Alpine Club LibrarySmith, Albert The Story of Mont Blanc
1974 Gastons-West Col Reading 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xii, 219, 8 ads, frontis, text illus, green cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ King blindstamp, fine #24951 $69.00 $62.10
Smith was an English writer who had a passion for Mont Blanc. He climbed the mountain in 1851 and produced an illustrated lecture which ran for six years and made him a rich man. A reprint of 1853 first edition. Neate S8. King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shad[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Smythe, Frank Climbs and Ski Runs: Mountaineering and Ski-ing in the Alps, Great Britain and Corsica
1933 Blackwood Edinburgh rep, 8vo, pp.xx, 307, photo frontis, 73 bw photos (1 fldg), blue cloth; cloth w/ browning to spine, inscription 1937, vg. #13475 $29.00
Smythe's first book and regarded by Neate as perhaps his best. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S115.[read more]

Smythe, Frank Kamet Conquered
1991 Natraj Dehra Dun rep, 8vo, pp.xvi, 418, photo frontis, 58 bw photos, 3 maps, (1 color fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth vg. #19543 $35.00
An account of the first ascent of Kamet (25,439') in 1931. This was the highest summit attained at the time. Neate S118, Yak S287.[read more]

signedSmythe, Tony & John Cleare Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia
1966 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.127, 39 bw photos, map, grey cloth; inscribed by Cleare to Irvin, signed Irvin, dj worn, edge reinforced, vg, cloth fine. #23484 $245.00
A well illustrated account, photos by Cleare, of contemporary personalities and hard climbs. Background information for the photos is included in the back. This is a scarce first edition. Neate S134.[read more]

The Hall of the Mountain King: Snyder, Howard H.
Snyder, Howard H. The Hall of the Mountain King
1973 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, appendices, map eps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, very good, cloth w/ some edge speckling, tight, near fine #10132 $89.00
One view of the disastrous 1967 season on McKinley. Two parties combined to do the climb and seven died. For an opposing view see Wilcox's “White Winds”. This is an important addition to the other literature of this expedition written by Joe Wilcox, James Tabor, Jeffrey Babcock, and Andy Hall. This [read more]

The Hall of the Mountain King: Snyder, Howard H.
Snyder, Howard H. The Hall of the Mountain King
1973 Scribner's NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.x, 207, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, appendices, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ 1” tear back, else fine, cloth w/ name, fine #11027 $49.00
One view of the disastrous 1967 season on McKinley. Two parties combined to do the climb and seven died. For an opposing view see Wilcox's “White Winds”. This is an important addition to the other literature of this expedition written by Joe Wilcox, James Tabor, Jeffrey Babcock and Andy Hall. This i[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

A Mountaineer’s Life: Steck, Allen
Steck, Allen A Mountaineer’s Life
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 255, 74 color & 43 bw photos, 1 bw illus, illus eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27332 $34.95
Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer’s life. Over 70 years later Steck has had a prolific climbing career, including a 1954 expedition to Makalu, [read more]

Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing: Steck, Ueli
Steck, Ueli Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.217, wraps; new #27361 $21.95
A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on the Eiger’s N[read more]

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]

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
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]

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