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Everest: The Testing Place.

By John B. West, M.D.

New York, NY McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1985. Hardcover First Edition (1985); First Printing, unstated, but indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (1985); First Printing, unstated, but indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only a minute stain at the bottom edge of the front board (not the panel itself, but the bottom edge); else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Virtually "As New". The DJ is flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches). xii, 187 pages. Sixteen-page section of color photographs. Text interspersed with graphs and tables. Foreward by Sir Edmund Hillary.Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Memoirs of Dr. John West's participation in a groundbreaking American medical expedition to the summit of Everest. During the ascent, the group of 13 physicians recorded observations of the physical effects of the environment on climbers and were able to complete the highest ever experiment at the summit.

$24.50

Fragile Edge.

By Maria Coffey .

London, UK Chatto & Windus, 1989. Hardcover First Edition (1989), unstated in accordance with C&W's customary practice. First Edition (1989), unstated but implied by the absence of subsequent printings noted, in accordance with C&W's customary practice. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows the very mildest shelving wear along the bottom edge; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single, extremely insignificant flaw. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing to the panels; else flawless; the price is unclipped. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches). 183 pages. Eight-page section of duotone photographs. Language: English. Weight: 18.4 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$18.62

Last Days: A World-Famous Climber Challenges the Himalayas' Tawoche and Menlungtse.
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Last Days: A World-Famous Climber Challenges the Himalayas' Tawoche and Menlungtse.

By John Roskelley .

Harrisburg, PA Stackpole Books, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1991), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a touch of wear to the lower corner of the front panel and at the upper corner of the rear panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only very mild rubbing to the panels; the price has not been clipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches). 211 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 3.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$39.20

My Life as a Mountaineer.

By Anderl Heckmair.

London, UK Victor Gollancz Ltd. , 1975. Hardcover First Edition UK [1975]; unstated in accordance with Gollancz's customary practice. First Edition UK [1975]; unstated in accordance with Gollancz's customary practice. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows faintest indications of shelving along bottom edge of the boards; the binding is cocked ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 224 pages. Translated by Geoffrey Sutton. Language: English. Weight: 17.4 ounces. Blue boards with gilt titles at the backstrip. Hardback with DJ. This autography by the famous Bavarian mountaineer who conqueered Eiger who only 32 years old completes a trilogy of climbing memoirs by great European Alpinists. Heckmair was counted among the hardest, boldest, and wildest of the so-called 'Mountain Vagabonds'. He became a famous guide and teacher of more youthful climbers of the following generation. His climbs and travels range as far afield as Morocco, Lapland, and the Himalyas.

$34.30

Black Canyon Rock Climbs.

By Robbie Williams.

Boulder, CO Sharp End Publishing, 2001. Paperback First Edition Paperback Original [2001]; unstated. First Edition Paperback Original [2001]; unstated. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no discernible flaws. Could easily pass for 'New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(9 x 6 x 0.75 inches). 251 pages. Weight: 17.3 ounces. Trade Paperback. Black Canyon's routes and rich climbing history will be revealed to active climbers and armchair mountaineers. Describes the area's many routes. Brings alive the flavor, history and character of this primordial canyon. Over twenty essays & numerous photographs from pioneering climbers' insights and passionate reflections.

$24.50

Mountains of the Great Blue Dream.

By Robert Leonard Reid.

San Francisco, CA North Point Press, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991), unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ is also flawless; the price has not been clipped. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.25 x 0.85 inches). xii, 183 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.8 ounces. First Edition (1991), unstated. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$44.10

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places.
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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places.

By David Breashears.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster, 1999. Hardcover First Edition (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1999); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of shelving wear to the lower extremities; several tiny, faint spots at the top edge of the text block; the binding shows very slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing mild wear and some minor flaws. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only mild rubbing and a superficial scratch near the top of the front; panel; the price is unclipped. Overall, remains an attractive copy showing mild wear in a like DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.55 x 6.45 x 1 inches). 319 pages. Sixteen page section of color photographs. Maps. Indexed. Black & White Photographic Illustrations scattered throughout the text. Foreward by Jon Krakauer. Language: English. Weight: 21 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$11.96

Everest: The West Ridge.

By Thomas F. Hornbein.

San Francisco, CA Sierra Club, 1965. Hardcover First Edition (1965), unstated in accordance with Sierra Club's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition (1965), unstated in accordance with Sierra Club's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good in Good only DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; else flawless. The binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. Despite these flaws, remains sturdy and tightly bound; not far from 'As New'. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; loss to chipping and rubbing at both top and bottom extremities of both panels; moderate rubbing, scuffing and soiling to the panels themselves; the price has not been clipped. A handsome, lightly used copy in a somewhat tatty, but mostly intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (13.8 x 10.65 x 0.8 inches). 201 pages. Introduction by Wiilliam E. Siri. Edited by David Brower. Profusely Illustrated in Color Photographs by the Leader of The American Mount Everest Expedition, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth. Decorated Endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Twelfth in the Sierra Club Exhibit-Format Series.. Hardback with DJ.

$68.60

Colorado's Highest: The Majestic Fourteeners.

By George Crouter .

Silverton, CO Sundance Publications, 1977. Hardcover First Edition [1977]; Third Printing [1982]. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a hint of shelf-rubbing at the heel of the backstrip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. No longer absolutely pristine, but remains virtually 'As New' and could easily pass for such. The DJ shows mild rubbing and the faintest soiling; else flawless. Overall, very close to 'As New'. 4to. (11.35 x 8.75 x 0.7 inches). 144 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs, almost all in color and a few hand-drawn maps and such. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 15.1 ounces. First Edition [1977]; Third Printing [1982]. Hardback with clear vinyl DJ.

$11.96

Sacred Summits: A Climber's Year.

By Peter Boardman .

Seattle, WA The Mountaineers, 1982. Hardcover First Edition [1982], First Printing stated. First Edition [1982], First Printing stated. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a hint of shelf-rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards and very faint sun-blanching along the very top edge of the boards; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows a small, superficial indentation about halfway up the front hinge; mild rubbing to the panels; faint toning to the white background field fo the insided front flap; else flawless; the price is unclipped. Overall, while no longer pristine, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches). 264 pages. 24 pages of full-color photographic illustrations. Seven Maps. Weight: 21.4 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

Climbing: Expedition Planning.
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Climbing: Expedition Planning.

By Clyde Soles and Phil Powers.

Seattle, WA The Mountaineers Books, 2003. Paperback First Edition [2003], so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, Phil Powers. First Edition [2003], so stated. Fine in Wraps: the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. There appears to have been an inscription written in pencil at the title page, which has been pretty effectively ereased. Else, free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 6.9 x 0.55 inches). 221 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 0.3 ounces. Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, Phil Powers.

$24.50

Rock and Roses: An Anthology of Mountaineering Essays, by Some of the Best Climbers in the World.

By Mikel Vause .

La Crescenta, CA Mountain N'Air Books, 1990. Paperback First Edition [1990], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; coffee stains at the outside edges; the binding is square and secure; the text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 144pp. First Edition [1990], so stated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$19.60

Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child.
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Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child.

By Greg Child .

Seattle, WA The Mountaineers, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 255pp. Trade Paperback. This guy has got to be one of my favorite mountain literature authors. Child is the most literate climber in history, far more readable than any of his peers. His excellent writing skills put you right in the action with dialogues, exacting characterizations and dry humour born from too many harrowing first ascents on big peaks. His partners are well known and it's great to get a peek at their personalities through Greg's eyes. Reading his books is like going along on the expedition on his shoulder, seeing the climb, the preliminaries, the peripheries of surrounding socieites and experiences. Best of all, his multi-focus shows that he is aware of more than just the climb or his own performance--while bringing it all to life with technicalities and human drama, compassion and pragmatism, and he is clearly concerned to be compassionate and consistently fair to everyone involved. I love this book. Awesome and motivational.

$14.70

Annapurna South Face.

By Chris Bonington .

New York, NY McGraw-Hill , 1971. Hardcover First Edition, so stated. First Edition, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities, but a little heavier at the heel of the backstrip, which actually shows slightly loss due to rubbing wear; faint thumbing and soiling to the ourside edges; the binding remains square and secure; the text clean. DJ shows only modest wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing; faint soiling to the white background field at the lower rear face; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little reading and shelving wear and with a clean text in a lightly worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 334pp. Fold-out Map of the Ascent course at the rear free endpaper. Hardback with DJ. In 1970, Chris Bonington and his now-legendary team of mountaineers were the first climbers to tackle a big wall at extreme altitude. Their target was the south face of Nepal's Annapurna: 12,000 feet of steep rock and ice leading to a 26,454 foot summit. As serious armchair climbers will tell you, Annapurna South Face is better than all but a handful of equally gripping classics. One could also argue that all that has happened in the big mountains in the past 30 years has come out of this expedition and out of this book. Bonington and his team - most of whom subsequently died in the mountains - represented a kind of "greatest generation" of modern mountaineers. They pioneered a new, bolder approach to high altitude climbing, and this book is about how they hit the big time.

$24.50

Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier.
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Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier.

By Paul Piana.

San Francisco, CA Sierra Club Books, 1997. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. Flat SIGNED BY AUTHOR at the half-title page. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use: there is a very superficial scuff at the bottom edge near the corner tip and the upper rear corner has been extremely mildly bumped; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 190pp. Foreward by Royal Robbins. Profusely illustrated with brilliant Photography by Galen Rowell, Bill Hatcher, and Beth Wald. Hardback with DJ. Big Walls offers a unique view into a world of extraordinary high adventure, in which fiercely driven climbers scale the highest and most beautiful rock faces on the planet. In this book, renowned climber Paul Piana vividly recounts his and longtime climbing partner Todd Skinner's revolutionary first free-climbing ascents of the four premier rock faces of North America: El Capitan's Salathe Wall, the Direct North West Face of Half Dome, Wyoming's Mount Hooker, and the Great Canadian Knife. Demanding remarkable inner confidence and instincts honed over many years, these free-climbing ascents were accomplished using nothing more than the climbers' own strength and determination. Illustrated with 93 spectacular color photographs of these harrowing ascents, Piana's compelling narrative evokes the dramatic highs and challenging lows of their many adventures, from the heartstopping fall off El Capitan that broke Skinner's ribs and snapped Piana's leg in five places, to their euphoric arrival on the summit of Mount Proboscis. Filled with exciting detail that will appeal to mountaineering enthusiasts everywhere, Big Walls is a fascinating account of four supremely challenging climbs that are truly worthy of the term historic. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$65.27

Mountain Climbing for Beginners.
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Mountain Climbing for Beginners.

By Mike Banks.

New York, NY Stein & Day Publishers, 1978. Paperback First Ed USA, so stated. First Ed USA, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 96pp. Trade Paperback.

$3.53

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places.
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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places.

By David Breashears.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster: Touchstone, 2000. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; fairly severe spine lean; faint soiling to the outside edges; a crease at the middler of the rear panel. Binding secure; text clean. Despite these flaws, remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 319pp. Indexed. Black & White and Color Photographic Illustrations. Foreward by Jon Krakauer. Trade Paperback. This first-hand account of the frightening and absolutely breath-talking adventures on the slopes of Mount Everest during the ill-fated 1996 American climbing expedition is terrific reading. Brashears, a professional cinematographer, had already climbed Everest previous to this expedition, and his prize-winning documentary IMAX film about the ascent of Everest is itself both entertaining and edifying, as it holds no punches regarding the reality of life on the mountain. Neither does this book, which certainly proves that the author has a future in journalism is he chooses to pursue it. His colorful and well-written autobiography also does great service in helping those of us who prefer to have our adventure while sitting in the comfort of our reading room just what it is that draws people like him to the pursuit of mountaineering. Indeed, his gleeful enthusiasm is close to being contagious; this too is testimony to Brashears' ability to write convincingly and well. His approach is so colorful as to blur the lines between biography and fiction, and I often found myself having to remember that all this really did happen. It is that well written. His beginnings, too, seem like the stuff of popular fiction; a childhood of humility and privation, his early exploits in climbing on a virtual shoestring, his wildcat days in the oil field, all seem to fit this persona that wangles his way into situations and then has the gumption, intelligence, and character to pull it all off. He progresses with climbs both domestically and internationally, finally reaching into Nepal and Tibet. Always with him is this sense of humor on the one hand, and a willingness to take risks that most of just would turn away from. One senses he is heading for even more danger and self-discovery. Of course, the key to the book is his description of the events leading up to, including, and after the tragic catastrophe and loss of several climbers' lives in the ascent of the mountain. Busy himself with both the climb on the one hand and the IMAX filming of it on the other left him little time for instant reflection or remorse. These things probably helped him to focus on what had to be done to go on with the successful climb, the discovery of the bodies, and a safe descent to the camps far below. I found myself sorry to reach the final pages of his book, and I for one hope to find more writing from this talented filmmaker, writer, and climber in the future. I can highly recommend this book, and I think you will enjoy it, as well.

$5.29

Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps.

By Fergus Fleming .

London, UK Granta Books, 2000. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows a bit of shelving wear at the bottom edge and the heel of the backstrip is slightly crimped; the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildrest rubbing; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, while no longer pristine, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 398pp. Hardback with DJ. "Killing Dragons" is an engrossing series of portraits of men and mountains woven into a chronology of alpine exploration that spans 150 years. The bulk of the narrative focuses on two big, suggestive mountains - Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn - and their two principal suitors: de Saussure and Whymper. But there are delightful side roles for a whole throng of colourful characters such as Bourrit, Forbes, Tyndall, Ruskin, Stephen and Coolidge. Ultimately it's also a story about how surprisingly quickly and drastically man's relationship to nature can change: in barely two centuries the general mood regarding the mountain world switched from superstitious awe to scientific interest to exploratory zeal to nationalist competition to, ultimately, solipsistic thrill-seeking (which is still the dominant ethos today). Fergus Fleming is a masterful storyteller with a penchant for tongue-in-cheeck humour, quirky details and the burlesque. In one or two cases it's even over the top, as when he inserts a footnote with a deadpan comment of Edward Whymper on the ubiquity of "crétins" (deformed, mentally handicapped people) and goitre sufferers in rural Alpine communities: "Let them be formed into regiments by themselves, brigaded together, and commanded by cretins. Think what esprit de corps they would have! Who could stand against them? Who would understand their tactics?" An example of a more successful gag comes when Fleming comments on the death of Coolidge who, after the demise of his beloved aunt Meta Brevoort, withdrew and became and quarrelsome, exasperatingly punctilious Alpine historian. Fleming: "An imp of perversity was loose in Grindelwald that season - either that or the Swiss possessed a keener sense of humour than they were normally credited with - for the great pedant was given an exquisitely apt send-off. The 'Echo of Grindelwald" misspelled his name in its official notice, the authorities put the wrong age on his headstone and the carver missed out the the 'u' in 'mountains'." The book is full of these kinds of hilarious observations. (Incidentally, Fleming himself may have something of Coolidge's pedantry as he is remarkably scrupulous about spelling of French and Germain toponyms throughout the book). On the whole, Fleming does an admirable job in weaving the locales, the societal trends, the climbing epics, the individual characters and their relationships and rivalries into a rich tapestry. My only complaint is that this book refers only in passing to and omits a more extensive discussion on Albert Mummery, an important and colourful character who heralded a new era in mountaineering. His remarkable ascents on the great Alpine peaks (Zmutt ridge on the Matterhorn, amongst many others) and his fantastic daring to be the very first to attack a Himalayan 8.000 meter peak (already in 1895!) would have been a more fitting and logical conclusion to this very British epic than the unsavoury story of the German siege on the north face of the Eiger.

$8.23

The Front Rangers: A History of the Boulder Group of the Colorado Mountain Club, 1920-1970.

By Jan Robertson.

Boulder, CO The Colorado Mountain Club, 1971. Paperback First Ed, unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; barely discernible soiling. Binding perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 62pp. First Ed, unstated. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. [The First Fifty Years of Mountaineering in the Front Range by the Boulder Group of The Colorado Mountain Club].

$24.50

The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger.

By Heinrich Harrer.

London, UK Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965. Hardcover Second Ed, Revised & Enlarged. Good+: Shows moderate use. Binding shows very slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; lower corner tips starting to rub through; eighth-inch closed tear at the head of the backstrip; former owner's name at front free endpaper. Binding remains secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 310pp. Additional Chapters by Heinrich Harrer and Kurt Maix. Translated from the German by Hugh Merrick. Second Ed, Revised & Enlarged. Hardback: Lacks DJ. is a great book involving the will of man and his determination to overcome obstacles. Over my life time, when I have thought that things were going rough, I have thought of this book and the story of these men. I highly recommend this book to all parents of teen age children. It will be well worth reading to all of you. Harrer's sensitivity toward the mountains that were his life and to his peers is unparalled. This sensitivity is intertwined throughout the book in not only his own first ascent of the face, but the subsequent successes and tragedies that occurred there. An incredible, heartfelt and wonderfully written book made even more fantastic when you can witness where it all took place. Yet the specific situation is less relevant than the more global significance of the lessons of commitment, loyalty and endurance.

$41.55

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