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Pole Dance - The Story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world

By: Avery, Tom

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Orion: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11130


Hardback, 240mm x 163mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 207+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A 21st century adventurer's account of his 2002 journey to the South Pole. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Antarctica, pole, Scott View more info

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The Next Horizon - Autobiography II

By: Bonington, Chris

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15857


Hardback, 234mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 304+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book has been well read, now a little cocked, block edges also grubby from handling with some foxing, clean overall. Dustwrapper has wear to edges and from handling, spine colour faded a little. Second volume of memoirs by a famous British mountaineer recalls a number of expeditions and other adventures all over the wor... View more info

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Mountain Men - Tall Tales and High Adventure

By: Conefrey, Mick ; Jordan, Tim

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Boxtree: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13572


Hardback, 240mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. BBC TV series tie-in book which tells the story of the intrepid men who first explored and conquered the highest mountains of the world. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Everest, Himalaya, Matterhorn, Wh... View more info

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The Death Zone - Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm

By: Dickinson, Matt

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1997

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 13922


Hardback, 242mm x 154mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 211+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections save for one tiny mark to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. Harrowing account of a successful ascent of Everest during the hurricane-hit 1996 climbing season which claimed the lives of six climbers. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Ke... View more info

South With Scott

By: Evans, Edward

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Collins: 1949

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Prize Inscription

Seller ID: 11288


Hardback, 185mm x 114mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 288+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Prize Inscription. Book has been read, with edges a little grubby, but overall tight and clean. Latter-day edition of Evans' seminal account of Antarctic exploration, published at a time when he had become Admiral Lord Evans. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Antarctic, pole, Scott, Oates View more info

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Killing Dragons - The Conquest of the Alps

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13892


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 398+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Gripping account of how pioneer gentlemen mountaineers first conquered the great Alpine peaks from the mid-19th century onwards. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineerin... View more info

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Rimo - Mountain on the Silk Road

By: Hillary, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5201


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. No obvious imperfections or evidence of handling. Dustwrapper is clean, with no shelfwear or evidence of handling. Son of Sir Edmund, Peter Hillary here gives his account of an epic 1986 expedition to Mount Rimo in the Eastern Karakoram. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Karakoram, Rimo, Hillary View more info

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Those Greenland Days

By: Lindsay, Martin

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1939

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16380


Paperback, 178mm x 114mm , ix prelims, 218+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Paperback has been well read, edges grubby and frayed with some foxing, but binding still good and pages not marked. Penguin edition of Lindsay's account of the British Arctic Air-Route Expedition of 1930-31. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Greenland, glacier, Arctic, polar View more info

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No Place for Men

By: Mulgrew, Peter

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Nicholas Vane: 1965

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5200


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 199pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has price clipped from front flap. Light shelfwear and evidence of handling. A harrowing yet inspirational account by a member of Hillary's 1960 expedition to climb Makalu mountain whose terrible frostbite prevented his reaching the summit and cost hi... View more info

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Peaks and Pleasant Pastures

By: Schuster, Claud

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1911

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 10147


Hardback, 230mm x 147mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 227+pp. Black and white illustrations. Fine/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book is 100+ years old and has been well read, with wear around spone and board edges, block darkened by age, edges ragged and grubby. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Reflections on Alpine climbing in the early 20th century, with five double-page maps. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Alps, Blanc, mou... View more info

Scott's Last Expedition

By: Scott (C.V.O., R.N.), Captain R.F. ; Fuchs, Sir Vivian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1964

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7381


Hardback, 252mm x 167mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 322pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book in very good condition, just a little fading of colouring of top edge of block, by spine. Grey slipcase is worn with discoloured edges and some coffee cup stains. With an introduction by Fuchs, this is a FS edition of Scott's journal of his ill-fated Antarctic Expedition of 1911-12 Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywo... View more info

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The Beckoning Silence

By: Simpson, Joe

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2002

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 13923


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , xii prelims, 290+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Signed by author. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Superb collection of mountaineering tales by the author of "Touching the Void" which culminates in his account of the North... View more info

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Rondoy - An Expedition to the Peruvian Andes

By: Wall, David

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1965

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15858


Hardback, 222mm x 144mm blue cloth boards, white titles, first edition, xi prelims, 176+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book is clean and tight with light wear from handling. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear to edges. Account of a 1963 LSE mountaineering expedition in which two of the eight members perished. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Peru, Lima, mountain View more info

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Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary

By: Young, Peter

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Seller ID: 5206


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 108pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book undated, but described as a (post-) wartime production so c.1947? Spine and boards lightly faded at edges, foxing to block edges, fold-out map of Kashmir at end is intact but creased. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general chipping and shelfwear to edges, also grubby from handling. An RAF officer's account of a shikar trek in Kashmir. Catal... View more info