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Richmond, W. Kenneth Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, blue cloth; cloth vg+ #24334 $9.00 $7.20
Reflections on climbing in the UK. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R30. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Climber's Testament: Richmond, W. Kenneth.
Richmond, W. Kenneth. Climber's Testament
1950 Redman London 1st, 8vo, pp.246, photo frontis, 35 bw photos, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, unclipped, good+, cloth near fine #10033 $9.00
Reflections on climbing in the UK. Neate R30.[read more]

Ricker, John F. Yuraq Janka: Guide to the Peruvian Andes Part 1: Cordilleras Blanca and Rosko
1981 Alpine Club of Canada American Alpine Club 2nd, 8vo, pp.180, 11 bw fldg panoramas, 45 bw photos, 4 fldg maps, wraps; new. #23539 $14.00
An excellent reference for those planning to climb in Peru. Neate Q888.[read more]

Above All Things: Rideout, Tanis
Rideout, Tanis Above All Things
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.387, blue/green cloth; dj & cloth new #26442 $26.95
Rideout’s debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return. A captivating blen[read more]

Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father
2001 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed by Ridgeway, dj w/ price sticker on back, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #21001 $18.00
This is Ridgeway’s account of the 1980 attempt on Minya Konka (24,891’) and the disasterous avalanche that left one of their members dead. He describes his return to the mountain 19 years later in the company of his deceased teamates daughter and the profound impact on them both. Rick won the 2002 A[read more]

Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father
2001 Holt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine #24997 $24.00
This is Ridgeway’s account of the 1980 attempt on Minya Konka (24,891’) and the disasterous avalanche that left one of their members dead. He describes his return to the mountain 19 years later in the company of his deceased teamates daughter and the profound impact on them both. Rick won the 2002 A[read more]

signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj vg, cloth miss fep, blindstamp, else vg+ #12442 $59.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Richard Irvin & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #23880 $49.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #11593 $79.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Gerry Roach & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10035 $105.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Roach not only summitted Everest, at a later date, but also completed the Seven Summits. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Boldest Dream: The Story of Twelve Who Climbed Mount Everest
1979 Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 19 bw photos, map, tan/blue boards; signed Ridgeway, Arlene Blum & Phillip Trimble, dj fine, cloth fine #10034 $95.00
The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition. Trimble was the expedition leader. Neate R32, SB R12, Yak R109.[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
Ridgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj w/ edge wear, vg, cloth fine #23336 $49.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. [read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed 5 - Rick Ridgeway, Carlos Buhler, Kurt Diemberger, Jim Whittaker, Jim Wickwire, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #10036 $225.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. Th[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, John Roskelley, dj w/ small edge tears, unclipped, else near fine, cloth tight, fine #22646 $95.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans (Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, John Roskelly, and Jim Wickwire) on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. Th[read more]

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Ridgeway, Rick
signedRidgeway, Rick The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2
1980 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, 75 color photos, 2 maps, black cloth; signed Ridgeway, Louis Reichardt, John Roskelley, & Jim Wickwire, dj rubbed, 1.5” closed tear top front, 1” closed tear top back, vg, cloth fine #24179 $145.00
The successful 1978 American expedition placed the first four Americans on top of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and arguably the most difficult. Three of the team reached the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. This particular copy is signed by all four summiters. This is a grea[read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

Douglas Mawson: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Douglas Mawson
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #25915 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines Mawson’s life and expeditions, including his incredible tale of death, determination, and courage. This is a companion work to #25916 Roald Amundsen.[read more]

Exploring Shackleton: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Exploring Shackleton
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.264, 39 color & 260 bw photos, 2 color & 6 bw illus, plan, 7 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27159 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s ‘Exploring Shackleton’ exhibition in 2015-16 to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). This covers Shackleton’s life and all four of his Antarctic expeditions.[read more]

Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 297, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25088 $39.95
The story of Mawson’s three Antarctic expeditions during which he more than once escaped with his life. He was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Researc[read more]

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