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Everest: The Ultimate Challenge: Burgess, Alan & Jim Palmer
signedBurgess, Alan & Jim Palmer Everest: The Ultimate Challenge
1983 Beaufort NY 1st, 4to, pp.214, 115 color photos, appendices, blue cloth; signed John Amatt & Pat Morrow, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #12014 $79.00
Account of the 1982 Canadian ascent of Everest, six people reached the summit but not without sacrifice. John Amatt served as business leader for the expedition and Pat Morrow became the second Canadian to reach the summit. This is a nice expedition book with lots of photos. See Neate B214, SB B4[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
signedButler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; signed Butler & Riffenburgh (on bp), issued w/o dj, cloth new #27744 $59.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster: Caban, Miroslav
signedCaban, Miroslav Mount Everest North Face (8650m) Poster
Image size 41.25" x 12.75", Poster size 43.5" x 16", geographic locator text states “Kangchenjunga, Makalu”, color w/ white margins; signed in lower right corner, rolled, new #25268 $19.95 $15.96
Miroslav Caban started serious climbing in 1996 and since then has climbed in the Alps (Mount Blanc, Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, and others), Aconcagua (2000, 2001), K2, Cho Oyu (2002), Everest (2002), Denali (2004), Elbrus (2004), Kilimanjaro (2004), Vinson (2004), Aconcagua (2005), [read more]

Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World: Carroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes
signedCarroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 189, 111 color & 10 bw photos, 19 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; signed Carroll, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27716 $29.95
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of[read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9576 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

50 Years of Alpinism: Cassin, Riccardo
signedCassin, Riccardo 50 Years of Alpinism
1981 Diadem London 1st, 8vo, pp.207, 90 bw photos, 6 maps/diagrams, green cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25864 $495.00
Autobiography of one of Italy's finest mountaineers. Cassin is synonymous with some of the most important ascents in mountaineering. He made many first ascents in the 1930's, led the team on which Bonatti made the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV (1957), led the first ascent of McKinley's Cassin Ridge [read more]

Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal: Cassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni
New signedCassin, Riccardo & Guiseppe Nangeroni Lhotse ’75: Spedizione Alpinistico-scientifica del C.A.I. all’Himalaya del Nepal
1977 Club Alpino Italiano Bologna 1st, 4to, pp.171 + 65, 54 color & 106 bw photos (1 fldg panorama in pocket), 20 figs, 5 maps (1 fldg in pocket), table, illus ep, grey cloth; signed Reinhold Messner on bookplate, dj w/ chip on back & 1” tear, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27109 $225.00
The 1975 attempt on Lhotse’s South Face was a combined climbing and scientific expedition. The strong team tackled vertical rock and 70° ice at high altitude but had to abandon the climb 3300’ short of the summit in the face of bad weather and avalanches. About half the book is devoted to the climb[read more]

Learning to Breathe: Cave, Andy
signedCave, Andy Learning to Breathe
2005 UK 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.276, 27 color & 6 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; inscribed ‘To Tony All best wishes Andy, dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight toning to paper as usual, tight, fine #24041 $75.00
Cave’s memoir takes us from his early days as a coal miner 3000 feet below the surface to his emergence as a high altitude climber. In 1986 he quit his job mining in order to take up mountaineering professionally. He attempted Ama Dablam (1987), Annapurna III (1988), and Gasherbum IV (1993). In 1997[read more]

Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land: Chaplin, Paul, trans.
New signedChaplin, Paul, trans. Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land
2022 NZ 1st English trans, Ltd ed 150, 8vo, pp.236, 8 bw photo, 15 illus, 7 bw (3 fldg) maps, wrap; signed, new #27892 $59.95
This is the first English translation of Leonard Kristensen’s very rare ‘Antarctic’s Reise til Sydishavet’, published in 1895. Kristensen was the captain of the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ which was organized by H. J. Bull to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed[read more]

A Youth Wasted Climbing: Chaundy-Smart, David
signedChaundy-Smart, David A Youth Wasted Climbing
2015 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 247, 10 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #27024 $19.95
Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Sc[read more]

Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child: Child, Greg
signedChild, Greg Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child
1998 US 1st, 8vo, frontis, pp.223, 53 bw photos, black/white cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #15884 $39.00
More great writings from outstanding climber, and writer, Greg Child. His clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections cover the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience and continue to entertain. Winner 1998 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature.[read more]

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya: Child, Greg
signedChild, Greg Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya
1990 Peregrine Smith Salt Lake City 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 36 color & 19 bw photos, map, appendices, red cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9581 $55.00
Child's first book recounts his climbs on Shivling, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak, & Gasherbrum IV.[read more]

Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya: Child, Greg
New signedChild, Greg Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya
1988 Patrick Stephens Northamptonshire 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 36 color & 19 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #25842 $89.00
Child's first book recounts his climbs on Shivling, Lobsang Spire, Broad Peak, & Gasherbrum IV. This UK edition preceded the US edition by two years.[read more]

1992 Postcard Belgian Cho Oyu Expedition: Cho Oyu
signedCho Oyu 1992 Postcard Belgian Cho Oyu Expedition
1992 ; signed 4 members – Bernard Mousny (leader), Pascal Debrouwer, Linda Le Bon, + 1 #27754 $19.00
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The Quest Chronicle: The Story of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition: Chojecki, Jan
New signedChojecki, Jan The Quest Chronicle: The Story of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition
2022 UK Ltd Signed ed n/500, 8vo, pp.408, 108 bw photos, 1 bw illus, 5 bw maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27807 $77.95
In 1921, a converted Norwegian sealer, Quest, carried the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton on what turned out to be his last expedition. How did this scheme come to be almost completely financed by John Quiller Rowett, the author’s grandfather, whose rum had supplied the Forces during WW1? W[read more]

Big E: Fortællingen om Big E Thrane & Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000 [Big E: The Story of Big: Thrane & Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000]: Christensen, Bo Belvedere
signedChristensen, Bo Belvedere Big E: Fortællingen om Big E Thrane & Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000 [Big E: The Story of Big: Thrane & Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000]
2008 Denmark 1st, 8vo, pp.132, 44 color & 14 bw photos, appendices, wraps; signed, new #27010 $34.95
Danish mountaineer Christensen has climbed for more than 30 years, the last 20 of these mostly in the Himalaya – Ama Dablam (1988), Dhaulagiri (1991), Broad Peak (1994), Everest (1996, 2000, 2013), Gasherbrum I (1998), Pandra & Danga (2002), Baruntse (2008), Lhakpa Ri (2009), Mustagh Ata (2010), and[read more]

De Smukke Bjerge: Gasherbrum Gruppen i Pakistan [The Beautiful Mountains: Gasherbrum Group in Pakistan]: Christensen, Bo Belvedere
signedChristensen, Bo Belvedere De Smukke Bjerge: Gasherbrum Gruppen i Pakistan [The Beautiful Mountains: Gasherbrum Group in Pakistan]
2010 Denmark 1st, 8vo, pp.128, 37 color & 1 bw photos, 2 color & 5 bw maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #27011 $39.95
Danish mountaineer Christensen has climbed for more than 30 years, the last 20 of these mostly in the Himalaya – Ama Dablam (1988), Dhaulagiri (1991), Broad Peak (1994), Everest (1996, 2000, 2013), Gasherbrum I (1998), Pandra & Danga (2002), Baruntse (2008), Lhakpa Ri (2009), Mustagh Ata (2010), and[read more]

Everest: Drømmen & Sejren [Everest Dream & Victory]: Christensen, Bo Belvedere & Henrik Jessen Hansen, eds.
signedChristensen, Bo Belvedere & Henrik Jessen Hansen, eds. Everest: Drømmen & Sejren [Everest Dream & Victory]
2000 Denmark 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 49 color & 3 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27013 $49.95
Danish mountaineer Christensen has climbed for more than 30 years, the last 20 of these mostly in the Himalaya – Ama Dablam (1988), Dhaulagiri (1991), Broad Peak (1994), Everest (1996, 2000, 2013), Gasherbrum I (1998), Pandra & Danga (2002), Baruntse (2008), Lhakpa Ri (2009), Mustagh Ata (2010), and[read more]

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