ADVENTURE AND OUTDOOR SPORTS BOOKS

Used books about climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking and tramping and other outdoor sports and hobbies.
Includes expeditions to the great peaks of the world.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.


ALACK Frank 
Share my Joys
The Frank Alack Story
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Frank Alack was a pioneer guide at both the Hermitage and Fox Glacier, and has climbed many of New Zealand's famous peaks, guided both eager tourists and experienced climbers, and survived snow storms and avalanches.
Eventually, marriage to Dora Deal, a well known violinist from Christchurch, started to tug him away from his beloved mountains. But he never lost his active love of Nature.
Time and again he returned to the hills, and finally succeeded in visiting the Antarctic, just as in his youth he had reached the Arctic.
Edited By Les B Quartermain
autobiography, outdoors, mountaineering, climbing, guiding, Southern Alps

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, former owner name stamp to free end paper
$20 C/B
New Zealand Books/ Dunmore Press 1974 first edition, 220pp + plates
[#5028 ]



New Zealand Alpine Club 
The New Zealand Alpine Journal 1892 To 1940
A Record Of Mountain Exploration And Adventure.
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By members Of The New Zealand Alpine Club, this is a facsimile edition of the first 27 issues of the Journal. A Limited Edition of 500 numbered sets, complete with original maps and photographs, some folding.
mountaineering, NZAC, journal, complete set, southern alps

VG hardbacks with G+ dust jackets with some handling wear or small edge tears.
$375, a large heavy set so ask for a postal quote to your location please.
New Zealand Alpine Club (Inc.) 1975-1978. 372, 195, 358, 240, 501, 420, 352 and 291pp +maps and photographs.
[#3504 ]





BISHOP Graham 
The Mount Aspiring Region
A Guide for Mountaineers

This climbing guide to the Mount Aspiring Region, first published in 1974, has since been reissued in revised and enlarged versions. This original edition describes the then known climbing routes from the Matukituki Valley, the Dart Glacier and the Volta Glacier. It includes some photographs, and lots of interesting information about the history and first ascents of most peaks and notable routes. A three page “classification list” is supplied at the end of the book, with a technical grade (on a scale from 0 to 7) for all the routes described in the guidebook.

VG+ softback
$20 C/A
New Zealand Alpine Club / Moir's Guide Books, 1974 FIRST EDITION, 62+6pp index, folding map.
[#3084]






BONNINGTON Chris 
Everest, South West Face
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An account of Chris Bonnington's 1972 unsuccessful attempt at the South West Face of Everest.
With colour and black and white plates.
ISBN 0340169729
mountaineering, himalaya, first ascent

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket.
Jacket with short tear along upper joint tape repaired, lightly sun faded spine.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1973 first edition, 352pp
[#4716 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
Jacket with, lightly sun faded spine.
$30 C/C
Hodder 1973 first edition, 352pp
[#5037]

VG paperback
$7 A/B

Penguin 1975, 368pp + col. plts. ISBN 0140039333 [PB#1156 adventure sport]



BONINGTON Chris 
Everest the Hard Way
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The first ascent of the South-West Face of Everest.

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
Very small inscription at top of free end paper.
$30 C/D
ISBN 0340208333 Hodder 1976 first edition 4to, 239pp + colour plates.
[#5020 ]

VG- paperback with reading crease to spine, name to fep
$6 A/B
ISBN 0099159406 Arrow 1977, 352pp + col. plts.
[#1155/1302 ]



BONINGTON Chris  
I Chose to Climb

ISBN 009910380X

G+paperback, lightly rubbed to edges
$8 C/B
Arrow 1975, 208pp + plates. [#1972 adventure sport]


BONINGTON Chris  
The Next Horizon

ISBN 0099103907

G+ paperback, lightly rubbed to edges, name to fep
$8 C/B
Arrow 1975, 304pp + plates. [#1973 adventure sport]



BOOTH Pat 
Edmund Hillary, The life of a legend.
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Acclaimed biography of one of mountaineerings greatest personalities, with a formidable reputation in Himalayan and Antarctic expeditions.
ISBN1869580354
everest, mountaineering, biography, sir edmund hillary, new zealand, sherpa, nepal

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, Quarto size.
$35 C/C
Moa Beckett, 1993. First Edition, 208pp with black and white and colour photos.
[#4362 ]



BOWIE Nan  
Mick Bowie, The Hermitage Years

Biography of past foremost guide in the Mount Cook Alpine region.
ISBN0589002198

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Reed 1969 first edition, 196pp + plates. [#4296 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Reed 1969 first reprint, hard cover, 196pp + plates. [#1796/2860 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Top corner of fep clipped (no loss to map) light rubbing to dust jacket top edge, large chip lower corner of rear panel
$15 C/C
Reed 1969 first reprint, hard cover, 196pp + plates. [#514 ]


BRIDGE L D  
Mountain Search and Rescue

Complete overview of the equipment and techniques employed by the Mountain Rescue teams at the time. Signed to fep 'L D 'Bill' Bridge 12 Jul 60'

VG- softback with mild spine lean.
$35 C/B
Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand 1960 first edition, pictorial paper wrappers over sewn sheets, 225pp +plates. [# 1150 adventure sport]


BROWN Joe  
The Hard Years

mountaineering ISBN 0140039325

G+ paperback with creased covers
$5 A/B
Penguin 1975, 252pp+ plates. [PB#1157 adventure sport]


CHAPPLE Geoff 
Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail

Geoff Chapple has blazed a continuous hiking trail through New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff. He describes the dream of establishing a long pathway, and how his dream became a reality. With a running commentary describing the landscape, the history of the places and the people he encountered tramping through the countryside.This was the first book written about the Te Araroa trail experience. ISBN186941537X

VG softback
$25 B/C
Random House New Zealand 2002, first printing, 264pp. [#2805 new zealand, adventure, sport, tramping ]





DEAVOLL Pat 
Wind from a Distant Summit

The story of New Zealand's leading woman mountaineer. Covers her experiences in the Southern Alps, Canadian Rockies, Alaska and Central Asia, China, Karakoram etc.
ISBN9781877517464

VG softback
$25 C/C
Craig Potton Publishing 2011,264pp + plates.
[#2995, 3595 ]





DINGLE Graeme and Peter Hillary 
First Across the Roof of the World
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This is the story of an incredible journey.
Photographs and descriptions of a ten month journey by Peter Hillary and Graeme Dingle through the Himalayas, where they passed through Sikkim, Nepal, Garwhal, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Ladakh, Tibet as well as Pakistan and India.
ISBN 9780340320402
adventure, climbing, alpine, mountaineering, travel, New Zealanders

VG hardback in VG dustjacket
$25 C/C
Hodder and Stoughton 1982 first edition, 232pp.
[#4803 ]



DINGLE Graeme with foreword by Edmund Hillary 
Wall of Shadows, the New Zealand Jannu Adventure

An account of the New Zealand 1975 Jannu expedition (25,000 feet) tackling the North face. Mt Jannu is in Eastern Nepal, near Kanchenjunga. Well illustrated with colour photographs. Includes gear lists detailing provisions and equipment used.
ISBN0340214503

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$30 B/C
Hodder 1976, first edition. 177pp + 24 pp colour plate section
[#2786 ]






FITZGERALD Edward Arthur 
Climbs In The New Zealand Alps
Being An Account Of Travel And Discovery.

Rare first edition, which was limited to 1,000 copies (unstated).

Fitzgerald’s climbs in the Southern Alps of New Zealand in 1895 with Zurbriggen, J. Clarke and C. Barrow. The party made five first ascents including Mt Tasman. Includes Zurbriggen's account of a new route up Mt Cook. Also relates his trip out to New Zealand from Ceylon, and travel across New Zealand to the Alps. Good descriptions of the climbing of mountains, with the selection of gear, methods of carrying supplies, wet and cold bivouacs etc. 25 x 18cm, 32 black and white photographic plates with tissue guards, 27 drawings.

This copy belonged to Andrew William Rutherford (1842 – 1918) of Mendip Hills, North Canterbury, with a gift inscription of the book to him from (illegible name).

A. W. Rutherford was one of seven brothers who were among the wool kings of the Amuri district. He stood for the Hurunui seat in the General Assembly in 1902 as a Liberal and was endorsed by Premier Richard Seddon. Rutherford won both the 1902 and 1905 elections. He retired from politics in 1908 and in 1910 took his family on a world tour, publishing his experiences as The impressions of a New Zealand pastoralist on tour. Rutherford died of influenza in Christchurch on 11 November 1918 and was buried in the Waiau cemetery.

VG Tan buckram, cloth bound, hardback with top edge gilt, leather title labels. Some soiling to cloth boards. Very minor foxing to closed edges and prelims, some plates foxed to edges. Small private library code in India ink to top corner of front endpaper. Collated as complete. The huge colour folding map has been reinforced along some folds with scotch tape.

$595 Includes Courier with signature required postage within New Zealand. For overseas please ask for a quote.
T. Fisher Unwin 1896, xvi, 363pp + frontis., plates. Loose folding map.
[#3102 ]




GAZLEY Karen 
My Everest, Finding Everlasting Peace
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After her husband, Flight Lieutenant Paul Gazley, was killed by an avalanche on Mt Cook, Karen recounts the many obstacles she overcame as part of her grieving, including summiting Mt Everest.
ISBN 9780958251501
new zealand, biography, faith, womens lives, mountaineering, Scottish highlands

VG softback, some soiling at top of cover.
SIGNED by the author.
$20 C/B
Nelligan Publishing 2004 first edition, 204pp + colour photo section.
[#5040 ]



GILL Michael 
Mountain Midsummer
Climbing in Four Continents

The author was a member of Edmund Hillary's 1960 Himalaya expedition, as well as climbs in New Zealand's Darran Range, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Antarctic etc.
ISBN0340106344

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Jacket price clipped and book has gift inscription at front.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1969 FIRST EDITION, 220pp + plates.
[#3082 ]





GRAHAM Peter edited by H B Hewitt with foreword by John Pascoe 
Peter Graham: Mountain Guide
An autobiography

The autobiography of Peter Graham 1878-1910, of Westland, who made many first ascents of the Southern Alps and became the chief guide at the Hermitage.

VG hardback in G+ slightly worn dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Reed 1965 First edition, 245pp + plates. Map end papers
[#3009 ]





GRAYDON Don 
Mountaineering : The Freedom of the Hills
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A textbook for learning how to climb.
Improve your skills climbing rocks, ice, glaciers etc.
Written by a team of professional climbers and continuously revised, this book covers every aspect of climbing, from setting up camp, choosing the right gear, to advanced climbing techniques.
ISBN 9780898863093

VG softback
$25 C/C
The Mountaineers 1992 5th edition, 447pp.
[#5054 ]



GREGORY Alfred and Sir John Hunt 
The Picture of Everest
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A book of full colour reproductions of photographs of the British Mount Everest Expedition of 1953. Colour photographs with facing text, taken on the successful British attempt on Everest where Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit.
Everest, 1953, Hillary, Tenzing, first edition

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with intact transparent plastic dust jacket.. Former owner details to free end paper blocked out with white correction tape.
$35 B/C
Hodder 1954 first edition, unpaginated approx 120 pages.
[#3494 ]

VG- hardback in G+ sunned dust jacket. One page has been creased, and there is some edge and surface wear to the dust jacket.
$20 B/C
Hodder 1954 first edition, unpaginated approx 120 pages.
[#2670 ]





HARDIE Norman 
On My Own Two Feet
The Life of a Mountaineer
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Norman Hardie, a New Zealand civil engineer, lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university as a deer culler. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summits in the Southern Alps.
Eventually London and the Himalayas beckoned, and Norman served as a secretary to the 1953 British expedition to Everest. Two years later he led one of the two summit pairs that made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
Norman played an important part in three expeditions with Sir Edmund Hillary and was a director of his Himalayan Trust. He went to Antarctica three times, including as the leader of Scott Base, and was also involved in many mountain rescues.
The story of Norman Hardie’s eventful life is here told with clarity and honesty, in a fast-moving, often amusing style. Some myths are debunked in this valuable record of a pioneering era in mountain history.
ISBN1877257478

VG softback
$125 C/C
Canterbury University Press 2006, 323pp.
[#3735 ]

VG softback SIGNED BY AUTHOR
$195 C/C
Canterbury University Press 2006, 323pp.
[#3496 ]





HERZOG Maurice  
Annapurna

Conquest of the first 8000 metre Peak

VG hardback with name to fep, sunned spine ends, no dust jacket
$10 C/C
Cape 1953 cloth, 288pp + plates and folding map. French Himalayan Expedition 1950, English translation. [# 892]


HUNT John 
The Ascent of Everest

The official account of the expedition which culminated in Hillary and Tenzing summiting Mount Everest. "This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time. We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors." Sir John Hunt

VG cloth hardback with no dust jacket. Small gift inscription to fep.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1953 FIRST EDITION, xx 300pp + plates.
[#3013 ]

VG cloth hardback with no dust jacket. Spotting to closed edges.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1954 reprint, xx 300pp + plates.
[#3014/3268 ]





HUNT John  
The Ascent of Everest

Official account of the first successful attempt on summiting Everest where Ed Hillary "Knocked the bastard off"

VG- paperback that has been contact sealed, shows age browning to pages, small area of white out to first page
$5 A/B
Hodder 1957 paperback, 255pp + plates. [#256 ]


HUNT John 
Our Everest Adventure
The Pictorial History from Kathmandu to the Summit

Mainly black and white photos of the 1953 British Everest Expedition, from Kathmandu to Hillary and Tenzing on the summit.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket. Light age browning or foxing to book and to a lesser extent to dust jacket, jacket under plastic sleeve has been price clipped, small burn to front plastic sleeve and dust jacket under it only the size of a small cigarette tip
$20 B/C
Brockhampton Press 1954 FIRST EDITION, 128pp.
[#3101 ]





LOGAN Hugh 
Great Peaks of New Zealand
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Each of the sixteen chapters focuses on one of New Zealand's great alpine mountain peaks.
Also the North Island volcanic Mt.Taranaki / Mt Egmont.
With historic black and white, and modern colour, photographs, and details the classic mountaineering routes.
ISBN0868681253
Mt Cook, Mt Tasman, Mt Hicks, Mt Sefton, Malte Brun,
Mt Aspiring, Tapuae-o-Uenuku, Mt D'Archaic, Mt Earnslaw, Mt Arrowsmith,
Mt Tutoko, Mt Whitcombe, Mt Evans, Mt Rolleston, Mt Sabre.

VG softback
$25 B/C
John McIndoe 1990, 176pp.
[#4220 ]



MAHONEY Michael  
Harry Ayres: Mountain Guide
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Biography of leading guide on the New Zealand Southern Alps during the 1940s and '50s.
Harry Ayres was a pioneer in the Mount Cook region of the Southern Alps and was a climbing partner of Edmund Hillary and taught him how to climb.
ISBN0723306885
Murchison, Tasman, Hermitage, Alex Graham, Mick Bowie

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/B
Whitcoulls 1982 first edition, 160pp + plates.
[#2197/4035/4295/4512 ]



MESSNER Reinhold 
The Challenge
Two men alone at 8000m.

Messner gives an account of two Himalayan mountaineering expeditions, the South Face of Lhotse, and the ascent of Hidden Peak with Peter Habeler. Includes colour photographs.
ISBN0718211596

VG- hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket. Book has minor foxing to endpapers. Small name to fep.
$25 C/C
Kaye and Ward 1977, 205pp+ plates.
[#3129 ]





MILLEN Julia
Sketches by Barbara O'Reilly
 
Fair Weather Trampers
In the New Zealand Bush with the Cock & Bull Tramping Club
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Inspired by The Compleat Tramper an advocate of ancient equipment, oilskin parkas, woollen long-johns and the like, the Cock & Bull trampers embark on a series of adventures, and disasters, bush-bashing, struggling over the tops, battling leatherwood and sleet.
Humorous accounts of green trampers in the Ruahines, Tararuas, Nelson Lakes, Marlborough, Ureweras, Main Divide, Westland, Fiordland, Stewart Island and more.
ISBN9780473200091
new zealand, camping, hiking, tramping, memoir, humour

VG- softback, signed by Julia Millen to title page.
$25 B/B
Writes Hill Press 2011, 156pp.
[#3712 ]



MOFFAT Gwen 
Space Below My Feet
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Gwen Mary Moffat lived a bohemian lifestyle in the 1940-50s, mainly as a mountain guide.
As well as private guiding she also worked with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service in North Wales.
She later wrote detective fiction, including a series featuring Melinda Pink.
British, women, climber, autobiography

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some creasing.
$10 C/B
The Quality Book Club 1961 first thus, 286pp.
[#3772 ]

VG paperback with a lightly sunned / soiled spine
$5 A/B
Penguin 1976, 304pp + plates
ISBN0140039910 [PB# 407 ]



MOIR George M.
Edited by W S Gilkison and A H Hamilton
 
Moir's Guide Book
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Moir's Guide Book to the Tramping Tracks and Routes of the Great Southern Lakes and Fiords of Western Otago and Southland.
Revised and Enlarged.
new zealand, outdoors, tramping, sport, southland, fiordland

VG- softback
$45 C/B
The New Zealand Alpine Club Ltd. 1948 (revised Second Edition). 104pp + plates.
[#4188 ]



MOIR George M.
Edited by Gerard Hall-Jones
 
Moir's Guide Book
Southern Section. Queenstown District - Routeburn - Hollyford Southwards.
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Moir's Guide Book to the Tramping Tracks and Routes of the Great Southern Lakes and Fiords of Otago and Southland. A Tramper's Guide to the Southern Lakes.

VG softback
$30 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1959 (reprint of the edition revised by W Scott Gilkison and A H Hamilton). 154pp + plates.[#3307/3988]





MOIR George M.
Edited by Peter M. Chandler
 
Moir's Guide Book
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Moir's Guide Book to the Tramping Tracks and Routes of the Great Southern Lakes and Fiords of Otago and Southland. (Northern Section)
Reprint of the edition revised by W. Scott Gilkison and A. H. Hamilton, edited for the NZ Alpine Club by Chandler.
new zealand, outdoors, tramping, sport, southland, fiordland

G+ softback, cream covers show grubbiness from handling soiling.
$30 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1961, xiv 94pp + plates and adverts.
[#5066 ]



MOIR George M.
Edited by Lawrence D. Kennedy
 
Moir's Guide Book
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Moir's Guide Book to the Tramping Tracks and Routes of the Great Southern Lakes and Fiords of Otago and Southland. (Northern Section)
Reprint of the edition revised by Hall-Jones, Chandler and Keen.
new zealand, outdoors, tramping, sport, southland, fiordland

VG softback.
$20 C/B
New Zealand Alpine Club 1984 (5th 1977 edn revised), xiv 103pp + plates.
[#5112 ]



MONTEATH Colin 
Under a Sheltering Sky, Journeys to Mountain Heartlands

Colin documents with colour photography twelve journeys to polar and mountain heartlands in Tibet, Bhutan, Alaska, Mongolia, Nepal, Greenland, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Chinese Karakoram and Antarctica. Large format. ISBN0473095572

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$50 D/D
Hedgehog House 2003 first edition, 232pp.[#2706 exploration, travel]





MULGREW Peter  
No Place for Men
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Peter Mulgrew was on the Himalayan Scientific Expedition led by Edmund Hillary to Makalu in 1960.
Here he details the aftermath of his severe frostbite.
new zealand, mountaineering, everest, himalaya

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket which has short repaired tears at head of spine. Gift inscription to half title page.
$25 C/C
Reed 1964 first edition, 199pp + plates.
[#3763 ]

VG hardback in G dust jacket which has edge tears and chipping and a repaired tear with associated creases at top of front cover
$15 C/C
Reed 1965, 199pp + plates.
[#890 ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket which has edge rubbing and handling soiling
$15 C/C
Reed 1965, 199pp + plates. [#1705]



New Zealand Alpine Club 
New Zealand Alpine Journal 1997
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With colour and monochrome photos.
ISBN01101080
mountaineering, climbing, NZAC

VG softback
$20 B/B
New Zealand Alpine Club 1997, 128pp.
[#4437 ]



NORBU Thubten and Heinrich HARRER  
Tibet is my Country
cover image of Tibet is my Country, the autobiography of Thubten Norbu brother of the Dalai Lama, as told to Heinrich Harrer, for sale in New Zealand

The autobiography of Thubten Norbu brother of the Dalai Lama, as told to Heinrich Harrer, in English translation.
Includes his exile after the Communist Chinese invasion.
Tibet, Dalai Lama, biography, history, Himalaya

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light edge wear.
Name to free end paper, minor scattered foxing to prelims.
$30 C/C
Hart Davis 1960 first edition, 264pp + colour plates.
[#4293 ]



NOYCE Wilfrid 
South Col; One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953

Wilfrid Noyce was the first member of the 1953 Everest expedition to accomplish the ascent of the South Col, the small plateau just below the summit. This memoir captures the numbing feeling of intense cold, the shriek of high winds, and the austere beauty of glacier and snowfall and stone.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket
$8 C/C
The Reprint Society 1955, 249pp + plates. [#2822 adventure sports, mountaineering ]





PASCOE John  
Unclimbed New Zealand

Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some wear to edges, small chips, slight fading
$30 C/C
Allen & Unwin 1954 third impression hard cover, 244pp + plates, adverts and folding map. [#1775 ]


POWELL Paul 
Just where do you think you've been?
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Powell recounts over twenty years of his experiences in the bush and mountains of New Zealand. Climbs in the mountains of Tararua, Rakaia, Arthur's Pass, Remarkables, Milford Sound, Mt Aspiring and overseas.
ISBN0589004492
mountaineering, climbing, new zealand

VG hardback in VG dustjacket. Jacket has printer error to image and a few short edge tears.
$25 B/C
Reed 1970, 211pp.
[#3478 ]





REBUFFAT Gaston, translated by Eleanor Brockett. 
Between Heaven and Earth.
Photographs by Pierre Tairraz.

Amazing photographic record of climbs in the Alps. Colour but mainly black and white, and including folding panoramas. Rebuffat put up more than 40 new routes in the Alps, and Tairraz is the great-grandson of Joseph Tairraz, a pioneer alpine photographer who was taking plate cameras to the Alps in the 1860s.
ISBN0718205138

VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket. Book boards bumped with minor split to bottom edge.
$25 B/C
Kaye and Ward 1970 first reprint in new edition, 183pp.
[#3120 ]





SHIPTON Eric 
That Untravelled World
An autobiography
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Autobiography of one of the most important 20th century Himalayan explorers. Shipton was involved with most of the Everest expeditions during the 1930s and later, and continued exploring and climbing including the Karakoram, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia and China.
ISBN0340043301

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket. Ex-Library with stamps and issue slips etc. Some tape rust to reverse of dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1970286pp + maps and plates.
[#3395 ]





SIMPSON Joe 
The Beckoning Silence
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Joe Simpson gives an account of his love-hate relationship with extreme climbing, and more so with his fascination with the Eiger.
Gives a good history of the Eiger's North Face.
ISBN9780099422433
Mountaineering, Nepal, Andes, Alps, Himalaya

VG softback
$10 C/B
Vintage 2003, 290pp.
[#2585 ]



SIMPSON Joe 
This Game of Ghosts
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In a sequel to his Touching the Void Simpson recounts his childhood and his lifetime spent in the company of climbers on the great mountains around the world.
Poignantly recounts the death of many of his compatriats, and his own close shaves.
ISBN9780099380115
Mountaineering, Nepal, Andes, Alps, Himalaya

VG softback
$10 C/B
Vintage 1994, 330pp.
[#3628 ]



SMYTHE Frank 
The Adventures of a Mountaineer
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An autobiographical account of climbs in the European Alps; Dolomites, Mont Blanc, and the Himalayas; Kangchenjunga, Kamet and Everest.
climbing, mountaineering, twentieth century

G hardback with G+ dust jacket, trimmed to vertical edges of flaps.
Ex library cancellation, with reading wear, stamps etc.
$15 C/C
Dent 1949 reprint, 228pp + plates.
[#5019 ]



SMYTH Frank  
The Kangchenjunga Adventure

Himalayan mountaineering.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket which is rubbed and lightly soiledm with edge wear and light chipping, clothe boards sunned, fep pasted down, rear fep missing
$15 A/B
Hodder and Stoughton Black Jacket edition1946 first edition thus cloth, 344pp + plates. [# 1047 adventure sports]



SPOTSWOOD GREEN William 
The High Alps of New Zealand


A trip to the glaciers of the antipodes with an ascent of Mount Cook.
RARE early New Zealand alpine mountaineering title.
Southern alps, Victorian, mountaineering,

Original red cloth with black borders to the upper board and blind ones to the lower board.
Spine has black and gilt panelling and tooling as well as a gilt mountain motif towards the tail.
A little faded to the spine, and with some minor splitting at head.
The corners of the boards are lightly rubbed.
With the original black endpapers, front paste down has book plate of G C T Burns.
Both hinges have split and the book block was detached. This has been repaired with archival tape.
$125 C/C
MacMillan 1883 FIRST EDITION, xiv + 350 +32pp adverts.
[#3015 ]




STEELE Peter  
Doctor on Everest

International Himalayan Expedition 1971, a doctor's account

VG hardback with inscription to paste down, spine titling chipped
$9 C/C
Reader's Union 1973, 222pp + plates. [# 891 ]


TARARUA Tramping Club and GREIG B D A  
Tararua, Annual Magazine of the Tararua Tramping Club

1947 -1976 (nos 1-29) These are from the collection of Colin Tutte and the 1969 issue has a 50th anniversary commemorative crossing of the Tararuas card presented to Colin who participated int the tramp.

VG softbacks
$20 each B/A
The following issues have small pen note to front cover; 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, the 1967 issue is also water damaged ($10), 1969, 1970, 1975. Tararua Tramping Club stapled wrappers 8vo approx 85pp + adverts and plates and folding maps. 1972-1973 is a single issue. [#2621 adventure sport, new zealand]


TARARUA Tramping Club edited by Anne McCALLUM Anne  
Tararua, Annual Magazine of the Tararua Tramping Club

1977-2000 (Nos 30-53)

VG light wear where stored in box, minor foxing to the earlier issues.
$15 each B/B
Tararua Tramping Club stapled wrappers, c 48pp, b&w photos etc, 1977-78 are b&w covers, the rest are colour photocovers. 1985 and later are closer to folio size [SP 9]


TARARUA Tramping Club and GREIG B D A  
Tararua Story, Jubilee of a Mountain Club

published in Commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the Tararua Tramping Club 1919-1944

VG softcover in aged wrappers, minor spine wear, name stamp to title [H.E.EVANS]
$30 B/B
Tararua Tramping Club 1946 sewn wrappers 4to, 108pp+ plates and folding map at rear. [SP 8]


TEMPLE Philip 
The World at Their Feet

New Zealand mountaineers in the great ranges of the World

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1969 first edition hard cover, 250pp + plates. [#2280]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket which is chipped or rubbed to edges. Tape stain to feps, name to half title.
$20 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1969 first edition hard cover, 250pp + plates. [#4639]




TEMPLE Philip
Castles in the Air, Men and mountains in New Zealand

VG VG- rubbing and small splits to spine ends and corners of DW with sunned spine

$40 C/C [NZ 63]

John McIndoe 1973 first edition hardcover 4to, 168pp well illustrated in colour and B&W with photographs and reproduced paintings. A complete history of men in the New Zealand mountains, mountaineers, explorers, climbers, guides, farmers, musterers etc.


TERRAY Lionel, translated by Geoffrey Sutton 
Conquistadors of the Useless, from the Alps to Annapurna and beyond.
cover image of Conquistadors of the Useless, from the Alps to Annapurna and beyond, for sale in New Zealand

Autobiography of Lionel Terray famed for the second ascent of North Face of Eiger (1947) and a dramatic rescue on it in 1957.
Includes climbing in the Alps, North Face Eiger, world war two in the Alps with mountain troops, Annapurna, Makalu, Chacraraju and his time guiding.
80 photographs in black and white.
mountaineering, climbing, biography

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Tidy ex library, with tidy placement of stamps and shelf mark to DW and book spine.
Minor wear or marking.
Light tape residue where DW sleeve attached to boards.
$150 C/C
Gollancz 1963 first edition hardcover, 351pp + plates.
[#4359 ]



ULLMAN James Ramsay  
Kingdom of Adventure, Everest

A Chronicle of Man's Assault on the Earth's Highest Mountain. Anthology of writings by those who participated in the various expeditions upto the 1940's, includes Younghusband, Shipton, Mallory. Travellers as well as climbers. Himalayan mountaineering.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with name to fep, faint tape stains to paste downs, DW lightly edge chipped at spine ends with small stain lower panel.
$30 C/C
Collins 1948 first edition cloth, 320pp + plates. [SP 21]


VOSTINAR Ivan and Tim WETHEY 
South Island Rock

A guide to the best rock climbing areas in the South Island (of New Zealand). 2500+ routes 1800+ boulder problems, includes photos maps, diagrams and training, access and equipment tips. the definitive work for outdoors rock climbing in the South Island. 120 x 165 x 20mm format printed on glossy paper.
ISBN0473070812

VG+ softback
$30 A/C
Macpac 2000, 495pp.
[#3267 ]





WILBY Sorrel 
Beyond The Icefalll
Australia's Everest Expedition
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An account of the Australian Bicentennial Everest Expedition (ABEE), with over 110 colour photographs.
ISBN 0867773189
nepal, mt everest, mountaineering, climbing, australia

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$35 B/D
Child and Associates 1989 first edition, 160pp.
[#4677 ]



WILKINS Brian 
Among Secret Beauties
A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas.
cover image of Among Secret Beauties, a memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas, for sale in New Zealand

Brian Wilkins shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas.
During the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas in 1954 Wilkins was closely associated with Sir Edmund Hillary, and was in a unique position to gauge his character and actions.
Wilkins achieved the first ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human endurance and a test of the ethics of mountaineering.
In this account he also submits the writings of his contemporaries to robust criticism.
ISBN9781877578489
mountaineering, climbing, alpine, memoir, NZAC

VG softback
$30 C/C
Otago University Press 2013, 215pp
[#4253 ]



WILSON Jim 
Aorangi, The Story of Mount Cook
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A history of the mountain and huiman interaction with it.
From the earliest climbs to the (then) most recent.
Includes a list of ascents.
mountaineering, aoraki, Freda du Faur, Linda Route

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$30 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1968 first edition, 253pp + col. and black and white plates.
[#4820 ]


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