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Climbing book sale, collectors stuff

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by climberman, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Climberman.
    Yeah, I've read a lot about old mountaineering, I've even proof read manuscripts and indexed a couple of modern books covering that era. But I don't really collect first editions or quality copies. (One of my favourite books I own is a grotty ex public library copy of Wilfred Noyce's To the unknown mountain.)

    I certainly would never pay big money for that stuff though. BUT I have a close friend who does collect that sort of stuff, especially Tibet pre 1950 Chinese invasion and Everest up to and including the first ascent in 1953. I'll certainly forward the link about lots 732 - 758 to him. There are some rare gems there. :cheers:
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Definitely one for the actual collector!
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I didn't see rumdoodle in that list, which is understandable...who would want to sell it?
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not leaving my shelf!



     
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    Moondog55 One of Us

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    A few of those in the later dates I have, a couple of the older Everest ones too but there are a couple I would like to own, not bidding tho No money for fripperies One heck of a collection tho
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fantastic !
     
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    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Personally I've never really got books like The ascent of Rum Doodle or writing in a similar style such as Three men in a boat. I know people that love them, but that sadly sort of humour doesn't work for me. :(

    Since people are nominating their favourites, here's the one I mentioned earlier.

    To The Unknown Mountain. Wilfrid Noyce
    The blurb reads: In the summer of 1960 five Englishmen and one American set out to climb an unknown peak, Trivor (25,370 ft.) in the Karakoram Himalaya. No photographs existed of the mountain-face which the expedition intended to climb, and even officials of Pakistan were unable to locate it, although the summit overlooked both China and Russia.

    Noyce writes in a self deprecating way like the expedition was just him with a mate of his and a few strangers making it up as they went along. But he was one of the worlds foremost mountaineers and had been a lead climber on the Hilary-Tenzing-Hunt Everest expedition in 1953. It's a funny and thrilling adventure. These days the book has been totally forgotten, but it's an amazing read and well worth tracking down.
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    A great set of 70's Australiana of a certain type as well. Like looking into my parents' social group!
     
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    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Found this at a school fete recently: magnificent.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    This one is highest on my list. I remember spending a night alone in the MUMC hut as a teenager. There was an article in the American Alpine Journal about their harrowing ordeal on the beast named the Ogre.Have wondered since then about the full details and what was in their hearts and minds.
     
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    Awesome find cm! I'll be at work that day but have registered as a phone bidder. After my family, skiing, mountain biking, and travel, my other obsession is old mountaineering / exploration books. Very many excite!
     
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  13. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
    I hoped someone would find it useful.
    You can online pre-bid as well.