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The Great Glacier and Its House  The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America, 1885-1925, Putnam, William L.
1 Putnam, William L. The Great Glacier and Its House The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America, 1885-1925
New York American Alpine Club 1982 0930410130 / 9780930410131 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; "Spanning forty years, this book recreates the spirit of a golden age of exploration and travel when adventure-seeking men and women made grand tours into an unknown wilderness and alpinists, scientists, photographers, and tourists discovered for the first time the secrets of a great and varied land.In the mighty Selkirk Mountains of Canada lies Rogers Pass which was the scene of three major events in the history of North America: in 1884, it presented an enormous obstacle to the Canadian Pacific Railway in its drive to connect the new nation coast-to-coast; it became the site of the first modern, European-style resort hotel in the mountains; and it was the first locality to attract the attention of serious mountaineers from around the world.Putnam blends these three events and weaves them into an accurate early history of the region. He shares with us the heroic, often tragic, tale of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He takes us into the magnificent surroundings of the Great Glacier and we see the modest Glacier House develop through the years into a world- famous luxury hotel. And as the Rogers Pass Glacier area becomes the focal point in the fledgling sport of alpinism in North America, we join the earliest expeditions undertaken in the Selkirk Range.The focus of the book, however, is on the people whose paths cross at Glacier House — and the author lets them tell their own stories. The personalities of the railroad executives and the hotel staff emerge from correspondence and reports. As a basis of much of the book, Putnam has included many firsthand accounts from the Glacier House register. Known as “The Scrapbook,” it contains the handwritten accounts of virtually every notable climber and mountain explorer of the early era.Magnificent historical photographs, many of them never before published, exquisitely illustrate the book. The forty-year saga is vividly retold through these rare photographs of the scenes those early adventurers witnessed when they first visited the Great Glacier and its house." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Sherman, Paddy; John A. Hall maps Cloud Walkers; Six Climbs on Major Canadian Peaks
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ is chipped with light creasing, 1 short tear bottom back cover. ; A tight solid book. Only light wear to book.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 161 pages; Third person accounts of ascents of Robson, Logan, Slesse, Fairweather, Waddington and Howson, mountain peaks in the Canadian Rockies. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Reaching the Summits, Thivierge, Francois-guy
3 Thivierge, Francois-guy Reaching the Summits
Montreal Sylvain Harvey 2011 2923794346 / 9782923794341 Paperback Near Fine 
As new, still in shrink wrap. Because this is still in shrink wrap, I cannot state edition or printing. Being an oversized book, it may require extra for shipping. ; Trade PB; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 240 pages; "Adventurer and mountaineer François-Guy Thivierge has conquered the highest peaks on the planet. His book, aimed at both explorers and the general public, is a passionate account of the path that led him to reach the summits. Magnificently illustrated with images taken on the spot, this 240-page coffee-table book features over a hundred colourful photographs as well as fascinating texts about mountaineering and the art of testing one’s limits.Like a true world tour, the book takes the reader in turn to Aconcagua in Argentina, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Everest in Nepal, Vinson in Antarctica, Denali in Alaska, Elbrus in Russia and the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia as well as the North and South Poles. An area map, data sheet and useful information are provided for each destination. The author also reveals secrets of the human qualities that are the cornerstone of any achievement.François-Guy Thivierge is one of the rare individuals to have reached the highest summit on each of the seven continents and also to have explored both poles. He offers an account of an extraordinary adventure dotted with pitfalls, which for readers will prove to be a source of inspiration. All will uncover a breathtaking story and a lesson on how to approach personal challenges, whatever they may be." 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Karawanken  Brucke und Bollwerk, Tuschar, Hans M
4 Tuschar, Hans M Karawanken Brucke und Bollwerk
Klagfurten Verlag Johannes Heyn 1989 3853665470 / 9783853665473 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Some chipping head of DJ spine, scuffing ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve. A beautiful photographic record of this striking terrain. ; 175 pages; (from Wikipedia) "Karawanken (German) or Karavanke (Slovenian) is a mountain range on the border between Slovenia and Austria. With a total length of 120 km, the Karawanken chain is the longest range in Europe. Together with the Kamnik Alps and the Savinja Alps, the Karawanken chain forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. There are therefore a number of mountain passes on important trade routes. Nowadays both railway and motorway run through tunnels below the Karavanke, connecting Villach (Slovenian: Beljak) and Jesenice. Karawanken offers a good opportunity for mountaineering with numerous mountain huts." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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