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MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE IN NEW ZEALAND

By: Bridge, L.D.

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006565


225pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plates, plus intext line drawings. Book clean. Previous ownership stamps within textblock, flecks and splotches on same. Printed card wrapper mildly soiled and edgeworn only. The author was highly experienced in mountain search and rescue in New Zealand, and has shared much of the knowledge he has acquired with readers of this title. In 'parts', contents include: Prelims., Intro., Field Operations, Technical Aspects, Organisation and... View more info

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A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND MOUNTAINEERING TECHNIQUES

By: Cotter, Guy and Sedon, Mark

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Wanaka, New Zealand, Adventure Consultants Ltd.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010354


68pp., colour-plate advertisements, plus instructional sketch-drawings throughout by Bruce Dowrick. Round-corner foredge. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Written by two widely experienced and qualified New Zealand mountain guides, and focused on New Zealand mountaineering techniques, contents include: Prelims., Intro., Equipment Checklist, Knots, Techniques, Crevasse Rescue, Navigation, Avalanche Awarene... View more info

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REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story

By: Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David

Price: $14.57

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Puffin Books: 2007

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009152


173pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Ed's dream had come true . . . Sir Ed's exciting, action-packed story, encompassing both the top and the bottom of the world." Book weight approx. 200g. View more info

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EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO TRAILING AND MOUNTAINEERING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

By: Levy, Jaynee

Price: $36.43

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, C. Struik Publishers: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009276


392pp., unpaginated colour plates throughout, plus intext b/white locality maps and sketch-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine solid. Pictorially-illustrated gloss boards mildly colour-faded on spine and lower strip of front board, else very good. Text-block unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued). The whole gamut of hiking in Southern Africa is covered in this book, from physically easy yet rewarding strolls to the excitement of backpacking and climbing in southern Afri... View more info

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MOUNTAINCRAFT (Mountain Safety Manual 20)

By: Main, Lindsay

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Mountain Safety Council:

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 012793


ix, + 216pp. No publication date (c. 1987). Intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Revised and expanded from the original 1980 edition. In this manual the author uses numerous diagrams to relieve the need for over-description. Covering all aspects of mountaineering, contents inclu... View more info

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HOW THE ENGLISH MADE THE ALPS

By: Ring, Jim

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, England, John Murray: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009647


xii, + 287pp., 2 page b/white map, plus 16 page, b/white, photographically illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm, very lightly bumped head and foot. Leaves clean, small soft corner crease to several pages, mild tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper small, soft corner crease to front and rear panel, minor edgewear. "As the British Empire spread across the globe during the nineteenth century, another quieter conquest was going on much near... View more info

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THE BECKONING SILENCE

By: Simpson, Joe

Price: $27.32

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2002

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 007593


xii, + 290pp., colour-plate free endpapers. Three unpaginated plate sections; two in full colour, one in b/white. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean, mildly tanned. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Mountaineer Joe Simpson, as a final mountain climb after a life filled with adventure but marred by death, attempts to climb the North Face of the E... View more info

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EDWARD WHYMPER

By: Smythe, F.S.

Price: $77.55

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008511


xiv, + 330pp., b/white subject-portrait frontispiece, unpaginated halftone plates, intext facsimile script, plus two tipped-in, fold-out maps at rear (one undamaged, one poorly folded with minor damage on the foredge fold). All called-for plates and maps extant and attached. Book clean and square. Legible gilt title over colour-faded, splash-spotted, lightly frayed spine. Significant colour fade on several areas of red cloth boards, else mild shelfwear. Endpapers specked... View more info

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THE SIX ALPINE /HIMALAYAN CLIMBING BOOKS : Climbs and Ski Runs, The Kangchenjunga Adventure, Kamet Conquered, Camp Six, The Valley of Flowers, Mountaineering Holiday.

By: Smythe, Frank

Price: $21.86

Publisher: London, Baton Wicks: 2000

Edition: Omnibus

Seller ID: 009307


944pp., plus 1 x 16 page, and 3 x 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated sections, plus 1 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Plain blue boards negligibly scuffed only. No dustjacket. Soft corner crease to several pages, else leaves clean and unmarked. "Frank Smythe was one of the leading mountaineers of the interwar period . . . In this omnibus six of Smythe's finest narratives have been... View more info