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MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE IN NEW ZEALAND, Bridge, L.D.
1 Bridge, L.D. MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE IN NEW ZEALAND
Wellington, New Zealand Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand 1960 First Edition Softcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
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 General, Appendices, Glossary, Biblio., more. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND MOUNTAINEERING TECHNIQUES, Cotter, Guy and Sedon, Mark
2 Cotter, Guy and Sedon, Mark A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND MOUNTAINEERING TECHNIQUES
Wanaka, New Zealand Adventure Consultants Ltd. 2003 0473092409 / 9780473092405 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 Awareness, Avalanche Rescue, Mountain Weather, Shelters, Etiquette, more. Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story, Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David
3 Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story
New South Wales, Australia Puffin Books 2007 0143006665 / 9780143006664 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO TRAILING AND MOUNTAINEERING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, Levy, Jaynee
4 Levy, Jaynee EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO TRAILING AND MOUNTAINEERING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Cape Town, South Africa C. Struik Publishers 1982 0869771574 / 9780869771570 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
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 Africa's most dramatic wilderness areas . . . In three 'parts', contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ Background & Basics. 2/ Directory of Trails. 3/ Further Information, incl. Glossary, Scientific Names of Animals and Plants referred to in Text, Index 1 & 2. Book weight approx. 1.12 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 36.43 AUD
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HOW THE ENGLISH MADE THE ALPS, Ring, Jim
5 Ring, Jim HOW THE ENGLISH MADE THE ALPS
London, England John Murray 2001 0719556910 / 9780719556913 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 nearer home. Gradually the English were taking over the Alps, scaling their peaks, driving railways through them, and introducing both winter sports and those cardinal English institutions, tea, baths, lawn tennis and churches, to remote mountain villages . . . " Contents include: Illustrations, Preface, Map, Prologue, 12 chapters, Epilogue: The Rocks Remain, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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THE BECKONING SILENCE, Simpson, Joe
6 Simpson, Joe THE BECKONING SILENCE
London Jonathan Cape 2002 0224061801 / 9780224061803 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 Eiger as a cathartic finale . . . Contents include: Prelims., Illustrations, 17 chapters, Acks., more. Book weight approx. 615g. 
Price: 27.32 AUD
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7 Smythe, F.S. EDWARD WHYMPER
London Hodder and Stoughton 1940 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 and tanned (rear worse), else minor textblock flecks. Previous owner's name to ffep. The biography of one of the great names of mountaineering: Edward Whymper (1840-1911). Feats extraordinaire, a near fatal fall, tragic companion losses - all and more . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Author's Note, 15 chapters; 1840-1859 Youth through to 1906-11 The End, Index. Book weight approx. 770g. 
Price: 77.55 AUD
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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., Smythe, Frank
8 Smythe, Frank THE SIX ALPINE /HIMALAYAN CLIMBING BOOKS : Climbs and Ski Runs, The Kangchenjunga Adventure, Kamet Conquered, Camp Six, The Valley of Flowers, Mountaineering Holiday.
London Baton Wicks 2000 1898573379 / 9781898573371 Omnibus Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 selected. These have been chosen to portray his climbing activity during his most active period in the 1920s and 1930s . . . " Contents include: Introduction, Climbs and Ski Runs, The Kangchenjunga Adventure, Kamet Conquered, Camp 6, The Valley of Flowers, Mountaineering Holiday, Appendices I-VI, Index. Book weight approx. 1.42 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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