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    Picos de Europa - Northern Spain by Collomb, Robin G

    West Col, 1983. 1st ed VG+ pb. small format walking and climbing guide to the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain [Neate Q860]


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    £15.00

    Walks & Scrambles in the Highlands by Bagley, Arthur L

    Skeffington, 1914. 1st ed VG- as spine faded no dw. hill walking and easy climbs in the Highlands of Scotland [Neate B04]


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    Climbing in the Dark by Jackson, Ken

    Ken Jackson, 2009. 2nd ed VG pb signed by Ken Jackson. Yes. accounts of his rock-climbing experiences from Scotland to the Alps, signed by Ken Jackson


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    £25.00

    Mountaineering by Lonsdale Library (ed Spencer, S.)

    Seeley Service & Co, 1945. 1st ed VG no dw. anthology, various contributors including Haskett-Smith, GW Young, Rickmers, Weston etc [Neate S150]


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    Pillar Rock and Neighbourhood - 1 by FRCC Guide (ed Kelly, H.M.)

    FRCC, 1935 revised. 1935 new & revised ed VG- no dw. small format rock climbing guide [Neate Q41]


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    Journal no. 52 - 1958 by Fell & Rock Journal

    FRCC, 1958. 1st ed VG in card covers. 1958 journal in card covers


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    Climber's Guide to the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington -- SIGNED by Beckey, Fred

    New York: American Alpine Club, 1953. Second Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket Issued. 1953 SECOND EDITION, expanded. The book is signed in ballpoint pen by Fred Beckey on the title page. The book is in nice condition with light rubbing at spine ends and corners, relatively clean covers, bright gilt on front and spine, solid binding, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no staining on pages, complete with folding map at rear. This is the second incarnation (1953) of Fred Beckey's long-running series of climbing guide books to the Cascades. The book is basically a reprint of the 1949 first edition (uses the same title page) with a 1953 supplement of 28 pages bound into the covers at the end before the index. The covers are the same as the first edition except "revised edition 1953" is stamped on the spine. The book measures 168mm tall x 112mm has 271 + 28 pages, several sketch diagrams, & 8 b/w photo plates, folding map at rear. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    Climbing with Angels and Ghosts by Grant, Frank J

    Cherry Tree Publications, 2008. 1st ed VG pb. mainly accounts of his rock climbing throughout the UK, much of it solo, also a trek to climb Island Peak in Nepal


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    Popular Mechanics Magazine. May, 1940 by Various authors

    Chicago: Popular Mechanics Co, 1940. Wraps. Good. Color illustrated wraps. Black and white photos throughout. Single issue of this magazine devoted to technology and innovations, with this issue having articles on the advance of television, the exploration for oil, a color section on innovations in plastic, a small blurb on an indoor climbing wall in Italy for mountaineers to practice rock climbing, etc. GOOD+ condition. Owner's name in pencil on the front cover. Minor fading, creasing and edgewear. Spine creased.


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    Appalachia. December 1936 by Various authors

    Boston: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1936. Wraps. Good. Wraps. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. Single issue of this journal devoted to hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing and other outdoor sports. While some focus is on the Appalachian range, articles on other mountain ranges are included. This issue with articles on the first ascent of Mount Waddington, skiing development in Sun Valley, Idaho; development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; An ascent of G-15 in the Wind River Range of Wyoming; an ascent of Grand Teton; Arnold Guyot's explorations in the Great Smoky Mountains; a short section on rock climbing, including discussion of climbs in the Black Hills of North Dakota (photos), Southwest Ridge of the Grand Teton, an Old Cannon Route on Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, etc. GOOD condition. Covers faded, with minor soiling, wrinkling and edgewear. Owner's signature in ink on the front cover. Extremities curled at the corners.


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    Over the Edge by Child, Greg

    Random House, 2002. 1st Australian ed VG pb. the true account of an expedition in 2000 by 4 young American rock climbers (one of whom was Tommy Caldwell) to climb in the Pamir-Alai Range in Kyrgyzstan. While on the wall they were shot at by Islamic rebels, the rebels then kidnapped the climbers and held them to ransom


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    Climbing at Wasdale Before the First World War by Sansom, Georges S

    Castle Cary Press, 1982. 70th anniv ed (limited ed of 1,000) VG+ in VG dw. published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Girdle Traverse of Scafell, interesting extracts from diaries of the time [Neate S07]


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    The Outdoor Athlete by Ilg, Steve

    Cordillera Press, 1987. 1st ed VG pb. a training manual aimed at the outdoor athlete, covers climbing, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking


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    Sometimes Mountains Move by Everett, C. & Koop, Elizabeth

    Word Publishing, 1987. 1st UK ed VG pb. small format, 94 pages, a tribute to a young son who died climbing in New Hampshire, and how the family coped afterwards


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    Mountaineering Literature. A Bibliography of Material Published in English. by Neate, Jill

    Milnthorpe -- Seattle: Cicerone Press -- Mountainbooks (which became Cloudcap), 1986. 1st Printing. Soft cover. New/No Jacket Issued. NEW condition purchased directly from the publisher and kept in climate controlled storage since time of publication. Never read, never used, extracted directly from the publisher's shipping box. First printing (1986) of this completely rewritten and reformatted bibliography based on the author's earlier 1978 version. Greatly expanded number of listings from that of the 1978 edition, but with less general and subject matter information. The 1978 edition has general sections on subjects. These have been omitted from this 1986 version which is a straightforward bibliography consisting of book listings from cover to cover. Each listing has a very brief description of the contents/subject. The book measures 214mm tall x 135mm and has 296 pages. This remains the best bibliography of english language mountaineering books, indispensable to collectors and those interested in the subject. The main section covers mountaineering non-fiction. Other sections are Guidebooks, Fiction, Journals & Periodicals, Bibliographies, Addenda. There is a short title index to all of the books and a general index grouping entries into ranges, countries, subjects, etc. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    Glasgow Outcrops by Highrange Sports

    Highrange Sports, Glasgow, 1976. 1st ed G++ pb . small format 90 page pb rock climbing guide to outcrops in and around Glasgow, including Dumbarton Rock, The Whangie, Ben A'an and more [Neate Q326]


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    If You Fall.... It's a New Beginning by Darke, Karen

    O Books, 2006. 1st ed VG+ pb signed by Karen Darke. Yes. account of her life before and more importantly after the fall that left her paralysed and in a wheelchair, signed by Karen Darke


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    Journal no. 53 - 1959 by Fell & Rock Journal

    FRCC, 1959. 1st ed VG in card covers. 1959 journal in card covers


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    Full of Myself by Dawes, Johnny

    Johnny Dawes Books, 2011. 1st ed Fine in VG dw. autobiography from a leading British rock-climber


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    £24.00

    The Mountain Men by Hankinson, Alan

    Heinemann, 1977. 1st ed VG in VG dw. covers the history of rock climbing in North Wales from about 1800 to 1914 [Neate H24]


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    High Infatuation by Davis, Steph

    The Mountaineers, 2005. 1st ed uncorrected proof copy VG pb. small format pb, printer's Proof Copy, a talented female climber recounts her life in a series of essays and poems, chapters include Yosemite, Patagonia, Dogs and Running


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    Scotrock by Lomond Climbing Group

    Lomond Climbing Group, 1980. 1st ed VG pb. small format 80 page rock climbing guide, includes Glen Etive, Glen Coe, Arran, Arrochar, Ben Nevis and more


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    High Endeavours: Life & Legend of Robin Smith by Cruickshank, Jimmy

    Canongate, 2005. 1st ed Fine in VG dw. biography of Smith who would probably have gone on to be one of Scotland's greatest climbers if he had not died so young, in the Pamirs aged just 23


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    Space Below My Feet by Moffat, Gwen

    QBC, 1961. QBC ed VG no dw. QBC ed of Moffat's first autobiography also published in 1961, she was a leading climber and guide and is now a successful writer of fiction, this covers her climbs in North Wales, Skye, the Alps and the Dolomites [Neate M125]


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    Canterbury Rock by Wethey, Tim and Taw, Peter

    MacPac. Good. 1994. Second Printing. Paperback. Paperback shows moderate wear, has definitely spent time in a back pocket. Spine slanted. Some pages water damaged, but all legible. Book is protected in a mylar bag. Described as a guide to rock climbing in Canterbury and nearby areas. 1800+ routes from really easy to extremely hard indeed. ; 5.75 x 4 x 0.90 inches; 352 pages .


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