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The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole: Galvin, Anthony
Galvin, Anthony The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 351, 23 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26858 $24.95
In 1910 Roald Amundsen planned to reach the North Pole but received word that two Americans - Frederick Cook and Robert Peary - each claimed to have reached the pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen secretly sailed south, becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, an accomplishment he conside[read more]

Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival: Gambi, Jo
Gambi, Jo Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 302, 45 color & 1 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24576 $35.95
In 2005 Jo and Rob Gambi became the first married couple to both climb the Seven Summits and ski to the North and South Poles. Throughout this quest Rob was in remission from a second bout of cancer. Jo currently holds the record as the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits and at one time was th[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
signedGammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #16919 $29.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy: Gammelgaard, Lene
Gammelgaard, Lene Climbing High: A Woman’s Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 211, 29 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj bumped on corners, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ pen notation regarding Reinhold Messner, tight, fine #15749 $25.00 $9.00
Lene Gammelgaard was a friend of Scott Fischer and a member of his Mountain Madness team in 1996. She became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Everest. She recounts the weeks leading up to the fateful summit day and the devastating night spent huddled on the South Col with the remn[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João Mais Além: Depois do Evereste [Going Further: After Everest]
2007 Portugal 4th, 8vo, pp.256, 32 color & 27 bw photos, wraps; signed, new #25746 $39.95
Following the loss of fingertips resulting from his 1999 Everest expedition, Garcia spent time climbing lower level peaks before returning to the Himalaya. This book picks up from his previous book ‘A Mais Alta Solidão’ and includes his expeditions to Chopicalqui, Peru (2000), Gasherbrum II (2001),[read more]

Garibaldi, Guy, Claude Hardy & Dominique Martial Sagarmatha: L’Everest en Direct
1988 Ouest-France Paris 1st, 4to, [pp.126], 146 color photos, map, photo ep, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth near fine. #16894 $40.00
This 1988 French expedition planned to make a live television broadcast from the summit. The first summit pair reached the top only to have their TV equipment fail. A second attempt was abandoned after the bodies of two of their Sherpas were discovered at 8200m. In French, no English translation.[read more]

Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]: Garobbio, Aurelio
Garobbio, Aurelio Männer des Sechsten Grades [Men of the Sixth Grade]
1966 Albert Müller Zürich 1st German, 8vo, pp.360, 48 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ top edge ruffled, near fine, cloth fine #26510 $29.00 $19.00
A look at the then current state of climbing and those pushing the grade in the Alps. This was published seven years before Messner’s book ‘The Seventh Grade’. First published in Italian. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, cl[read more]

Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff: Garton, Johanna
Garton, Johanna Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.238, 13 color photos, map, wraps; new #27683 $19.95
A dramatic and inspiring adventure story based on the lives of trailblazing mountaineer Christine Boskoff and her partner Charlie Fowler. Garton traces Christine’s life as a high-altitude climber and mountain guide - from a two-day climbing course while a Lockheed engineer in Atlanta to her remarkab[read more]

Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956: Gattinger, T. E.
Gattinger, T. E. Geologischer Querschnitt des Karakorum vom Indus zum Shaksgam: Geologische Ergebnisse der Österreichischen Himalaya-Karakorum-Expedition 1956
1961 Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.118, 29 bw photos (6 fldg pans in pocket), 7 sketches, 2 lg color & 1 lg bw fldg maps in pocket, 1 bw map, wraps; tight, pans & maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27176 $95.00 $75.00
[Geological Cross Section of the Karakorum from the Indus to the Shaksgam: Geological Results of the Austrian Himalayan Karakorum Expedition 1956] Geologist Gattinger was a member of the Austrian expedition led by Fritz Moravec which made the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956. This geological[read more]

Everest: Reflections from The Top: Gee, Christine, Garry Weare & Margaret Gee
Gee, Christine, Garry Weare & Margaret Gee Everest: Reflections from The Top
2003 UK 1st, 16mo, pp.xvii, 140, sketch, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22899 $19.95
A collection of thoughts by those who have been to the top of Everest. Most quotes are single-page and include such well-known climbers as Allison, Anker, Bonington, Burgess, Child, Hinkes, Messner, Scott, Simonson, Tabei, Venables, Wood, and others; over 120 in total. Similar in style to ‘The Quo[read more]

Pilote des Glaciers: Geiger, Hermann
signedGeiger, Hermann Pilote des Glaciers
1955 Arthaude Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 48 bw photos, 12 drawings, appendix, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1957, dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth vg+ #25278 $59.00 $19.00
Geiger was a noted Swiss mountain rescue pilot who developed the art of glacier landings in a fixed-wing plane. He had over 600 rescues to his credit before dying in a plane accident. In French. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible: Geiger, John
Geiger, John The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xiv, 299, wraps; new #26166 $14.95
An interesting book discussing how people at the very edge of death often sense an unseen presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. Studies include the experiences of Ann Bancroft, Hermann Buhl, Greg Child, Parash Das, Kurt Diemberger, Peter Hillary, Reinhold Mes[read more]

Germain, Bernard Annapurna: Premier 8000 à Ski
1981 Nathan Paris 2nd, 8vo, pp.270, 40 color & 1 bw photos, map, wraps; fine. #13004 $29.00
Account of the 1979 French Annapurna Ski Expedition which placed two members on the summit. In French, no English translation.[read more]

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future: Gertner, Jon
Gertner, Jon The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 421, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27789 $27.95
Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice. For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to[read more]

Gervasutti's Climbs: Gervasutti, Giusto
Gervasutti, Giusto Gervasutti's Climbs
1957 Hart-Davis London 1st, 8vo, pp.201, photo frontis, 14 bw photos, burgundy cloth; dj worn, clipped, vg, cloth bright, several pencil marks, tight, fine #22479 $29.00
A remarkable autobiography by one of the leading Italian mountaineers of the 1930's, Guisto Gervasutti (1909-1946) made the first ascents of some of the finest routes in the Western Alps: the Right Freney Pillar; the South Face of Pointe Gugliermina; the East Face of the Grandes Jorasses, and major [read more]

Gifford, Terry ed The Climbers' Club Centenary Journal
1997 Climbers' Club Exeter 1st, 8vo, pp.303, 87 bw photos, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #14192 $35.00
A terrific collection of fine and entertaining articles from 100 years of the Climbers’ Club Journal published to celebrate the centenary 1898-1998. Includes works by Mallory, Young, Edwards, Noyce, and many more.[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryGilkison, W. Scott Peaks, Packs and Mountain Tracks
1940 Whitcombe & Tombs Auckland 1st, small 8vo, pp.120, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj spine miss, good, cloth fine #23932 $45.00 $40.50
Personal memoirs and tales of adventure and exploration among the beautiful mountains and valleys of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Neate G24. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. To see all current o[read more]

Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1973 Vikas New Delhi 2nd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 18 bw photos, black cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #23801 $29.00 $24.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti: Gill, Manohar Singh
Gill, Manohar Singh Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul-Spiti
1974 Vikas New Delhi 3rd, 8vo, pp.viii, 179, 16 bw photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25594 $15.00
Account of customs and legends of this remote Himalayan valley near the Indo-Tibetan border. "Surely the gods live here....This is no place for men." - Kipling. Yak G55.[read more]

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