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Glorious Failures: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol I: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Glorious Failures: The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol I
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.237, wraps; new #27359 $16.95
Veterans know that climbing is less about the summit and more about the strength of the human spirit tested to its limits. From the rich publishing legacy of The Mountaineers Books comes an engaging collection of the most famous and infamous almost-summits ever assembled. Included are stories by Bon[read more]

Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III: Potterfield, Peter, ed.
Potterfield, Peter, ed. Over The Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales - The Mountaineers Anthology Series Vol III
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.239, wraps; new #27360 $16.95
Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic pers[read more]

Poucher, W. A. The Magic of the Dolomites
1951 Country Life London 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, else vg+. #23940 $29.00
This is one of a prolific number of photo albums written by Poucher. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate P81.[read more]

Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD: Pound, Reginald
Pound, Reginald Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD
1963 Oxford London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, worn, clipped, good, cloth w/ 2 names, name label on title page, front hinge w/ slight separation, very good #25721 $29.00
Edward (Teddy) Evans (1881-1957) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second officer on the Morning, the relief ship of Captain Scott’s first Antarctic expedition (1901-04), and as second-in-command of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-13). A[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1967 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #12661 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains: Power, Edward
Power, Edward Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.285, wraps; new #27802 $19.95
In January 2017, nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry in Utah’s Uinta Range for a day of intense adventure in the midst of a blizzard that was depositing epic levels of fresh snow. But as they were made their first turns, expert avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon was tracking the sto[read more]

Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.359, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27925 $21.95
This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s mountaineering greats. Stories i[read more]

Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness: Powter, Geoff
Powter, Geoff Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.245, 24 bw photos, 4 maps, tan cloth; dj & cloth new. #24391 $22.95
Powter explores the darker psychological drama behind the exploits of eleven adventurers, famous and lesser-known, using previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family. The stories of the troubled adventurers are divided into three categories (The Burdened, The Bent, [read more]

A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole: Preston, Diana
Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
1998 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 269, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, red/grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine #13207 $25.00 $19.95
Drawing on new research, Preston analyses both the reasons why Scott failed while Amundsen succeeded and the personalities behind the story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Prestrud, Kristian
Prestrud, Kristian Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 16 color & 188 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw maps, 1 bw illus, 2 plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27546 $24.95
Prestrud (1881-1927) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as first officer. During the first attempt to reach the pole he almost lost his life in the extreme conditions. He was left out of the following polar attempt bu[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
Priestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1974 C. Hurst London facs reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 382, photo frontis, 147 bw illus, 3 fldg maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth maps w/ original folds & no tears, tight, fine #22212 $89.00
Priestley was a member of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) which encompassed a number of exploration parties which went out from their main base on Ross Island. Priestley and five others (Abbott, Browning, Campbell, Dickason, & Levick) initially set out as the Eastern Party to explore [read more]

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman: Prince, Cathryn J.
Prince, Cathryn J. Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 304, 19 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27673 $28.95
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a helmet, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountai[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; inscribed by Pritchard, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #11411 $49.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Pritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; dj w/ sticker remnant on back, near fine, cloth near fine #23799 $9.00 $7.20
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; signed Simon Yates, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18543 $35.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
Pritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1998 UK rep, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #8765 $33.95 $30.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul Deep Play: A Climber’s Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls
1997 Mountaineers Seattle 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.192, 38 color photos, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #27718 $49.00
Pritchard describes many climbs, from the Peak District and North Wales, to Yosemite, Trango, Patagonia, and more. Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Mountaineering Literature Award.[read more]

The Mountain Path: A Climber’s Journey Through Life and Death: Pritchard, Paul
signedPritchard, Paul The Mountain Path: A Climber’s Journey Through Life and Death
2021 UK Ltd Signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.xiii, 177, 11 color & 1 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27803 $75.00
Limited, Signed, & Numbered Edition of 200 In 1998, Pritchard was struck on the head by a falling rock as he climbed a sea stack in Tasmania called the Totem Pole. Close to death, waiting for hours for rescue, Pritchard kept himself going with a promise that given the chance, he would ‘at least a[read more]

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