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The Kangchenjunga Adventure
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The Kangchenjunga Adventure

By SMYTHE, F. S.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First Cheap Edition - 3rd Impression: A very good solid and clean copy. Covers bright, if with mild surface type scratches. Gilt to spine is clear and fresh. The text block is slightly foxed to the edges, but free of any type of inscription. . Pp. 464, with 48 plates. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.46

Whensoever : 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993
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Whensoever : 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993

By Card, Frank

United Kingdom: The Ernest Press, 1993. A very comprehensive book. A very good copy, small mark to front cover in fine Dust Jacket. p. 388, illustrated, Maps, aircraft etc. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo.

$8.11

The mountains of Youth
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The mountains of Youth

By Lunn, Arnold 1888-1974.

Oxford London: Oxford University Press : H. Milford, 1925. 192 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Is a firm, clean copy, binding secure, pages etc very good. Heavily faded spine and this overlaps to edges of covers. Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn (18 April 1888 - 2 June 1974) was a skier, mountaineer and writer. He was knighted for "services to British Skiing and Anglo-Swiss relations" in 1952.[ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

$8.11

The High-Roads of the Alps: a motoring guide to one hundred mountain passes ... With 106 itineraries, 102 photographic illustrations, and 11 maps and diagrams.
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The High-Roads of the Alps: a motoring guide to one hundred mountain passes ... With 106 itineraries, 102 photographic illustrations, and 11 maps and diagrams.

By FREESTON, Charles Lincoln.

London: K. Paul, Trench Tru¨bner & co., ltd., 1910. The charming first edition copy from 1910, [ undated ] but preface dated 1910 as called for. The delightful snow capped Alps, with a Motor Car ascending towards the Mountain range, as illustrated to the front boards, epitomises the period and pupose of this book. xv, 388 p. incl. front., illus., diagrs : 8 maps (partly fold.) ; 22 cm. The copy itself is very good, light rubs to cloth extremities, a minor nick to cloth spine head, light surface rubs to rear cloth. Binding is tight and secure, and contents very good indeed. { representative images will soon follow } . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$60.81

Footloose in the Himalaya
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Footloose in the Himalaya

By Harding, Mike

London: Michael Joseph, 1989. This is an account of an adventurous trek through Northern India by the author and his wife describing the country and its people, and describing how they became caught up in a border battle and survived a number of landslides. Review: Stylish prose and stunning photographs - both by Harding, a leading British entertainer and dedicated conservationist - combine to make this one of the year's most appealing travel books. In 1987, Harding set off with wife Pat for a trek through the mountains of northern India and Nepal. The object of the trip was to make a film for Britain's Central Television about the effects of deforestation on the area. Although the journey was marked by major and minor difficulties - missed plane connections, rickety suspension bridges, petulant yaks, a case of the "Green Apple Quickstep" - Harding retained both his sense of humor and his sense of wonder. His plans were disrupted by events ranging from army maneuvers to blown-out tires, but he managed to visit many of the Buddhist monasteries that dot the countryside, making friends with the red- and yellow-robed monks. Harding is especially adept at capturing the character of those he encounters along the way - for example, the rude trekker who stormed about The Himalaya View lodge in Nepal. "He wouldn't have walked up to the front desk of the Tel Aviv Hilton in his underwear shouting for hot water," Harding writes, "so why was he doing it here?" Harding writes, "so why was he doing it here?" Harding also describes The Hotel Everest View, located 14,000 feet above sea level. Here, the dining room bears a sign reading "Oxygen available in all rooms. Please ask management." When guests started dropping like flies owing to altitude sickness, business at the luxury caravansary plummeted. Today, it's nearly deserted. Harding's writing is a lively blend of the humorous, the exotic, and the affectionate, but it's his 150 color photographs that really distinguish this work. Clear and crisp as mountain air, they are dazzling. (Kirkus Reviews): xiii,242]p. : col.ill., col.maps,col.ports. ; 19cm. Includes index. A very fresh copy in like Jacket. Neat, small label of previous owner to front free end paper. Size: Landscape Location: [ BR2/1 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Landscape.

$11.49

Guide book to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
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Guide book to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.

By Mitchell, John, 1940 June 7- ; Mountain Club of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya: Mountain Club of Kenya, 1971. [3d ed. completely rev.] : Edited by John Mitchell. 240 p. illus. 16 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Very good in the original flexible plastic and illustrated binding { designed to be water protected }.Neat ink inscription of a previous owner to the front free end paper. [Location: BR 2 /1 ]. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo.

$9.46

My life : Eiger North Face, Grandes Jorasses, and other Adventures
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My life : Eiger North Face, Grandes Jorasses, and other Adventures

By Heckmair, Anderl.; Carruthers, Tim

London: Baton Wicks , 2002. n 1938 Anderl Heckmair led the dramatic first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger - one of the most important events in the history of alpinism. The press had named the Eiger's north face the 'Mordwand', or 'death wall', and the Swiss attempted to ban climbers from it after a series of deaths on the mountain. Numerous attempts had been made on the peak before Heckmair, along with his German climbing partner Ludwig Vorg and the Austrians Fritz Kasparek and Heinrich Harrer, made their bid. During three days in July 1938 the two pairs linked up to make the first ascent of the long and committing North Face, fighting their way to success in deteriorating weather conditions. Heckmair's account of their epic struggle forms the core of My Life. The climb was a propaganda windfall for the Nazi party, coming as it did in the build up to World War II. Although the Austrians had Nazi connections, the Germans had no overt political links, though they had received financial support for equipment and Heckmair, through the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, had found himself on a Nuremburg balcony with Hitler, saluting a torch-lit procession. My Life provides a fascinating insight into the athletic, personal, fanatical and political mountaineering scene of the time. Heckmair was a talented mountaineer, yet a private character, and these memoirs serve as a window both into the catalysing events of a personal obsession, and a wider political catastrophe. Translation of previous ed. published in English as: My life as a mountaineer. London: Gollancz, 1975. Eiger North Face, Grandes Jorasses and other adventures. Translation of: Eigernordwand, Grandes Jorasses und andere Abenteur, 1999, the 2nd edition of Mein Leben als Bergsteiger, 1972. Further information: Anderl Heckmair ; foreword by Reinhold Messner ; translated by Tim Carruthers. 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. A fine copy, just with neat ink inscription of previous owner to front free end paper; in a Fine Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: A6 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$12.16