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Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26559 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Had he weakened an[read more]

Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.279, map, appendices, wraps; signed, new #25868 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Time and again he [read more]

Rough Weather All Day: An Account of the “Jeannette” Search Expedition from Log Kept by Patrick Cahill, Machinist on Board U.S.S. “Rodgers”: Hirzel, David, ed.
signedHirzel, David, ed. Rough Weather All Day: An Account of the “Jeannette” Search Expedition from Log Kept by Patrick Cahill, Machinist on Board U.S.S. “Rodgers”
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 10 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27002 $31.95
A true story, told in the words of one who survived shipwreck on the forbidding shores of Siberia. Patrick Cahill was a machinist’s mate sent in the “U.S.S. Rodgers” in 1881 to seek out the fate of the missing “Jeannette”, commanded by George Washington DeLong. That ship was doomed to be wrecked by [read more]

Franz Josef Glacier – Blue Crack: Hlavacek, Petr
signedHlavacek, Petr Franz Josef Glacier – Blue Crack
Image size 12.5" x 19", Poster size 17" x 24", text states “Franz Josef Glacier – New Zealand”, color w/ wide white margins; signed in lower right-hand corner, rolled, new #24675 $14.95 $11.96
A view through a blue crack in the Franz Josef Glacier towards the sky. This is one of a series of four posters we carry. Petr Hlavacek, a former New Zealand glacier guide, lives on NZ’s South Island at the foot of the mountains. His interest in photography started at an early age and today con[read more]

Franz Josef Glacier – Glacial Arch: Hlavacek, Petr
signedHlavacek, Petr Franz Josef Glacier – Glacial Arch
Image size 12.5" x 19", Poster size 17" x 24", text states “Franz Josef Glacier – New Zealand”, color w/ wide white margins; signed in lower right-hand corner, rolled, new #24674 $14.95 $11.96
A view through a glacial arch looking downstream on the Franz Josef Glacier. This is one of a series of four posters we carry. Petr Hlavacek, a former New Zealand glacier guide, lives on NZ’s South Island at the foot of the mountains. His interest in photography started at an early age and toda[read more]

Franz Josef Glacier – Main Icefall: Hlavacek, Petr
signedHlavacek, Petr Franz Josef Glacier – Main Icefall
Image size 19" x 12.5", Poster size 24" x 17", text states “Franz Josef Glacier – New Zealand”, color w/ wide white margins; signed in lower right-hand corner, rolled, new #24676 $14.95 $11.96
The main icefall of the Franz Josef Glacier with a green glacier lake in the foreground. This is one of a series of four posters we carry. Petr Hlavacek, a former New Zealand glacier guide, lives on NZ’s South Island at the foot of the mountains. His interest in photography started at an early [read more]

Franz Josef Glacier – Winter Scene: Hlavacek, Petr
signedHlavacek, Petr Franz Josef Glacier – Winter Scene
Image size 19" x 12.5", Poster size 24" x 17", text states “Franz Josef Glacier – New Zealand”, color w/ wide white margins; signed in lower right-hand corner, rolled, new #24673 $14.95 $11.96
A winter scene on the Franz Josef Glacier with a dramatic sky in the background. This is one of a series of four posters we carry. Petr Hlavacek, a former New Zealand glacier guide, lives on NZ’s South Island at the foot of the mountains. His interest in photography started at an early age and [read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
signedHobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 14 bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, blue dec gray/blue pebbled cloth; inscribed, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27415 $295.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

signedHobson, Alan & Jamie Clarke The Power of Passion: Achieve Your Own Everests
1999 Canada rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 191, wraps; signed Alan Hobson, new. #19135 $25.95
In this book Alan and Jamie, who both summited Everest in 1997, discuss their 1991 and 1994 Everest attempts via the North Col. Alan is a motivational speaker and has written two books on his Everest climbs.[read more]

Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America: Hoerlin, Bettina
signedHoerlin, Bettina Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 316, 57 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25946 $28.99
Following her parents death, Hoerlin discovered a suitcase filled with over 500 love letters between her mother Kate Tietz Schmid, who was part of Munich’s intellectual and musical elite, but Jewish, and her father Hermann Hoerlin, a world record-holding German mountaineer and aspiring physicist, as[read more]

signedHolzel, Tom & Audrey Salkeld First on Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
1986 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 322, 35 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed Salkeld, dj fine, cloth fine. #12658 $45.00
The author's provide new theories about the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their way to the summit of Everest in 1924. See Neate a22, SB H23.[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1965 Sierra Club SF 1st, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth; inscribed Tom Hornbein, dj w/ light rubbing, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9771 $115.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by Nati[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1980 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; inscribed Hornbein, signed Gombu Sherpa & Jim Whittaker, dj fine, cloth fine. #22592 $195.00
This is the first hardcover edition following the Sierra Club large-format edition. In addition to being signed by Hornbein it is signed by Gombu and Whittaker who made the first American ascent. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb its[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
1981 Mountaineers Seattle rep, 8vo, pp.181, 73 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #25047 $75.00 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This hardcover edition followed the Sierra Club large-format edition. This edition has some photos not include[read more]

Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2013 US Anniversary Ed, 8vo, pp.303, color frontis, 128 color & 1 bw photos, 21 color portraits, chart, sketch, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26443 $34.95
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. This new anniversary edition is a larger-format book than recent editions, features more photos than any pri[read more]

signedHornbein, Thomas F. Everest: The West Ridge
2005 US rep, 8vo, pp.x, 181, 73 color photos, wraps; signed, new. #9775 $39.00
The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse -- up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This edition has some photos not included in the original that are more oriented towards the climb itself, a [read more]

Beyond the Mountain: House, Steve
signedHouse, Steve Beyond the Mountain
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 21 color & 61 bw photos, 3 maps, map eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25332 $65.00
House’s first book focuses on what it takes to be one of the world’s best high-altitude mountain climbers - raising funds, negotiating some of the world’s most dangerous countries, suffering freezing-cold bivouacs, enduring the discomforts of high altitude, and learning the hard lessons. These stori[read more]

Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains: Houston, Charles
signedHouston, Charles Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains
1998 Mountaineers Seattle 4th, 8vo, pp.272, photo frontis, 35 figs/photos, 9 tables, appendix, wraps; signed, fine #27147 $29.00
A recommended read for anyone going high.[read more]

K2: The Savage Mountain: Houston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles S., Robert H. Bates, et al. K2: The Savage Mountain
2000 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.334, 36 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; signed Houston & Bates, new #19879 $65.00
Account of the 1953 3rd American Karakoram expedition to K2. One of the pinnacles of American Himalayan mountaineering with Schoening's incredible belay saving the entire expedition. Neate H118, Yak H245. This item is provided by Thom Davis, fellow mountaineer and bibliophile. Thom and I have [read more]

K2 8611M: Houston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al.
signedAmerican Alpine Club LibraryHouston, Charles, Robert Bates, et al. K2 8611M
1954 Arthaud Paris 1st, 4to, pp.100, 7 color & 52 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps w/ dj; signed Charles Houston, dj & wrapper spines missing, covers off, library labels on cover, poor, AAC & DPL bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, poor #25050 $125.00 $90.00
The photo book of the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition. This book, never published in English and hard to find, is largely photographic and makes a nice companion to Houston's classic 'K2: The Savage Mountain'. Includes the separate map. In French. Perret 2286, Yak H246. DPL (Denver P[read more]

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