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Soldiers and Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure: Stokes, Brummie
Stokes, Brummie Soldiers and Sherpas: A Taste for Adventure
1988 Joseph London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 76 color & 23 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #12445 $25.00
Stokes, a member of the British SAS, went to Lhotse in 1975, summitted Everest in 1976 where he suffered severe frostbite, tried the North Face in 1984, and led the 1986 Northeast Ridge attempt. A solid Everest book with details on expeditions not covered elsewhere. SB S53.[read more]

Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900: Stone, Irving
Stone, Irving Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900
1956 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.459, map eps, green cloth; cloth tight, vg #27397 $5.00 $4.25
Acclaimed author stone details the early opening up of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and focuses on such men as John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the m[read more]

The Hunt for Mount Everest: Storti, Craig
Storti, Craig The Hunt for Mount Everest
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, 22 bw photos, 3 maps, tan cloth; dj & cloth new #27784 $24.95
The legend of Everest begins, in most accounts, with the first British expedition of 1921. And yet the quest to identify, measure and – at last – set foot on Everest was itself a remarkable feat. ‘The Hunt for Everest’ ends where the popular legend begins: it is the seldom-told account of that happe[read more]

Climbing Big Walls: Strassman, Mike
Strassman, Mike Climbing Big Walls
1990 ICS Merrillville 1st, 8vo, pp.115, illus, wraps; fine #10141 $8.00 $6.40
Includes required gear and support systems needed for the big ones. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies: Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie
Stutfield, Hugh E. M. & J. Norman Collie Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies
1903 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 343, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 full-page & 56 half-page bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), uncut, gilt-lettered grey cloth; cloth tight, map w/ no tears & orig folds but separated from map tab (easily reattachable), else fine #23010 $375.00 $349.00
A very nice copy of one of the classics of the Canadian Rockies. Neate S177. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mallory of Everest: Styles, Showell
Styles, Showell Mallory of Everest
1967 Macmillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.174, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, sketch, 3 maps, pictorial cloth; dj clipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #11888 $15.00
Mallory disappeared, along with Andrew Irvine, on the 1924 British Everest Expedition, last seen going for the top. Amazingly, he was found in spring 1999, leaving many questions still unanswered. Neate S189, SB S56, Yak S385.[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
signedSummers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 290, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #21270 $45.00
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall. This first UK har[read more]

Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine: Summers, Julie
Summers, Julie Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.290, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #21599 $9.95
Summers is the great-niece of Sandy Irvine who disappeared on Everest in 1924 in the company of George Mallory. She uses newly discovered letters and photos, both produced by Irvine while on the mountain, to show that Irvine’s drive to reach the summit may have been their downfall.[read more]

The Hardest Climb: Sutcliffe, Alistair
Sutcliffe, Alistair The Hardest Climb
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 149, 30 color & 1 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25835 $31.95
Sutcliffe recounts how he became the first man to summit the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, the Seven Summits, at the first attempt. He has endured the harshest climates, been held at gunpoint, seen climbers fall to their deaths, and stood on top of the world, but his hardest cli[read more]

The Gunks Guide: Swain, Todd
signedSwain, Todd The Gunks Guide
1995 Chockstone Evergreen 3rd, small 8vo, pp.x, 387, 82 bw photos, maps, wrap; inscribed ‘Phil, Years of great stories from this place. Cheers, Henry C. Barber’, fine #25215 $19.00 $15.20
This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. [read more]

Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World: Swarner, Sean
Swarner, Sean Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.228, 28 color & 1 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #24633 $24.95
At 15, Swarner became the only person to have ever been diagnosed with both Hodgkin’s disease and Askin’s sarcoma. . He was told twice by his doctors that he had only weeks to live with these cancers. Then in 2002, with only partial use of his lungs, he became the first cancer survivor to climb Mou[read more]

A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity: Sweeney, James P.
Sweeney, James P. A Thousand Prayers: Alaska Climbing Expedition - Marine Life Solidarity
2016 US reprint, 8vo, pp.xii, 311, 3 bw photos, wraps; new #27022 $24.95
The epic story of Sweeney’s and Dave Nyman’s 1989 attempt on Alaska’s Mount Johnson and its 2400’ tall ‘Elevator Shaft’. A 90-foot fall fractured Sweeney’s hip leading to an eight-day self-rescue. They endured being buried by multiple avalanches, crevasse falls, solo glacier travel, loss and destruc[read more]

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict: Swenson, Steve
Swenson, Steve Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.317, photo frontis, 16 color & 13 bw photos, 6 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27225 $26.95
Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson’s personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistan — a story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and harsh conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. [read more]

All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps: Swindin, Barbara
signedSwindin, Barbara All But One: One Woman's Quest to Climb the 52 Highest Mountains in the Alps
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 274, 63 color & 8 bw photos, bw text illus, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26267 $44.95
The Alpine Fourthousanders are 52 magnificent mountains that make up one of the mountaineering world’s major tick-list challenges. Swindin, who describes herself as an ‘ordinary climber’, is a former President of the Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club and Member of the Alpine Club. She describes, w[read more]

Mountain World 1958/59: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research Mountain World 1958/59
1959 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 52 bw photos (12 fldg), 6 maps (1 color fldg), brown cloth; dj rubbed, 2” tear on front, unclipped, good+, cloth fine #11561 $14.00
Includes the first ascents of Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and Manaslu. Diemberger provides his account of the first ascent of Broad Peak and his final climb with Hermann Buhl on Chogolisa. Neate j78, SB S62, see Yak S116.[read more]

Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research (SFAR). Everest: The Swiss Everest Expeditions
1954 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 4to, pp.xv, (172), 6 color & 144 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg+. #23483 $39.00
The photo book of the 1952 Swiss expeditions, a good companion volume to Dittert's 'Forerunners to Everest'. This UK edition is harder to find than the US. Neate S206, SB S63, Yak S122.[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life: Synnott, Mark
Synnott, Mark The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
2018 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 405, 29 color & 6 bw photos, yellow/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27671 $27.95
In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gav[read more]

The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest: Synnott, Mark
Synnott, Mark The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 429, 29 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, 4 bw maps, blue/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27796 $28.95
A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Synnott into an unlikely expedition up Everest during the spring 2019 season, which came to be known as the year Everest broke. What he found was a gripping human story of impassioned characters from around the globe, and a mountain that will consume your[read more]

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei: Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe
Tabei, Junko & Helen Rolfe Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.396, 62 color & 19 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27335 $31.95
Junko Tabei was born in Miharu, a small town in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, in 1939. An amazing mountaineer and lover of peaks, she founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as leader of an all-women Japanese team. After Everest, Tabei devo[read more]

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