Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK1217A-8364
GREAT GLACIER AND ITS HOUSE: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CENTER OF ALPINISM IN NORTH AMERICA 1885-1925 [Large Format Canada Rockies Photos] William Putnam 1982 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 4 Copies Available
By Putnam, William
Price: $3.99

List Price: $35.00
You Save $31.01 (89%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
New York, American Alpine Club, 1982, 1st edition. 223 pp, 100+ b/w photos. A well told and superbly illustrated history of Canadian mountaineering, centering on the climber's hotel at Rogers Pass. Large-format hardcover with dust jacket. New condition. Some copies still have the original shrink wrap on them!

(This book has possibly on our shelves since we started in the 1980s. More likely, we bought them from the AAC just after they moved to Colorado, in 1995. So only 20 years on our shelves.)
 
Large format book, extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail.
 
Illustrated with many never before published historical photographs. Includes direct accounts from the climbers themselves, as written in the Glacier House register spanning 40 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, the scene of three major events in the history of North America: in 1884, it presented an enormous obstacle to the Canadian Pacific Railway's 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 every notable climber and mountain explorer of the early era.
 
Magnificent historical photographs, many of them never before published, exquisitely illustrate the book. The 40-year saga is vividly retold through these rare photographs of the scenes those early adventurers witnessed when they first visited Great Glacier and its house.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
GUIDING SPIRIT: SWISS GUIDES OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Andy Kauffman and Bill Putnam 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by William Putnam
By: Kauffman, Andrew and William Putnam
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $17.01 (68%)
- Item # BK768A-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EXERCISE MUSK OX 1946 William House ARCTIC TRAVEL
By: House, William
Price $3.00
- Item # JR2
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GLITTERING MOUNTAINS OF CANADA : A RECORD OF EXPLORATIONS AND PIONEER ASCENTS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES 1914-1924 Thorington, J. Monroe 1925 Numbered Limited 1st ed Hardcover Fine Numbered
By: Thorington, J. Monroe
Price $249.99 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $250.01 (50%)
- Item # OP1717-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE GLITTERING MOUNTAINS OF CANADA : A RECORD OF EXPLORATIONS AND PIONEER ASCENTS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES 1914-1924, 1925 Numbered Limited 1st ed Hardcover Fine Signed by Monroe anThorington and Numbered
By: Thorington, J. Monroe
Price $324.99 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $175.01 (35%)
- Item # OP1717AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA 1966 6th edition Thorington & Putnam SIGNED by William Putnam
By: Thorington, J. Monroe and William Lowell Putnam
Price $50.00
- Item # GB2419F
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA NORTH Robert Kruszyna & William Putnam 1985 Latest edition
By: Putnam, William L., Robert Kruszyna
Price $75.00
- Item # GB1158
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GUIDING SPIRIT: SWISS GUIDES OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Andy Kauffman and Bill Putnam 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Kauffman, Andrew and William Putnam
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $16.00, You Save $14.01 (88%)
- Item # BK768-61420
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA 1953 Revised edition Thorington SIGNED by William Putnam
By: Thorington, J. Monroe
Price $50.00
- Item # GB2419C
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SNOW CONDITION: 5 PARTS William Putnam 1950-1952 Five As New Pamphlets
By: Putnam, William Lowell
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # JR2-479
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman 1972 or 1982 1st ed or 8th prtng Paperback Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Alt, David D. and Donald W. Hyndman
Price $9.95
- Item # OP5464-1002
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER`S GUIDE TO THE INTERIOR RANGES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Putnam 1955 3rd edition
By: Putnam, William Lowell
Price $35.00
- Item # GB2418H
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SNOW CONDITION: 5 PARTS William Putnam 1950-1952 Five As New Pamphlets
By: Putnam, William Lowell
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $10.00 (67%)
- Item # JR2-479
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA NORTH Robert Kruszyna & William Putnam 1985 Latest edition
By: Putnam, William L., Robert Kruszyna
Price $75.00
- Item # GB1158
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA SOUTH William Putnam, Boles Kruszyana 1979 Latest edition
By: Putnam, William, Glen Boles, Robert Kruszyana
Price $50.00
- Item # GB77A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PLACE NAMES OF THE CANADIAN ALPS William Putnam, Glen Boles and Roger Laurilla 1991 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Putnam, William, George Boles and Roger Laurilla
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $31.01 (89%)
- Item # BK1221-83611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA SOUTH Bill Putnam and Glen Boles 1973 6th edition Fine
By: Putnam, William L., and Glen W. Boles
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.01 (20%)
- Item # GB77B842
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER`S GUIDE TO THE INTERIOR RANGES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA William Putnam 1971 5th edition Fine
By: Putnam, William Lowell
Price $9.99
- Item # GB2418A-842
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL. Richard Temple 1887 1st ed, 2 Vols. Leather VG
By: Temple, Richard. Edited and with Introductions by his son, Richard Carnac Temple
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $1300.00, You Save $1150.00 (88%)
- Item # OP2875-559
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING James Ramsey Ullman 1954 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Ullman, James Ramsey
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP1660A-4922
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FOREST SCENES AND INCIDENTS IN THE WILDS OF NORTH AMERICA George Head 1829 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Head, George
Price $999.00
- Item # OP5387-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
L'AUTRE ANNAPURNA [THE OTHER ANNAPURNA] 1998 1st ed Softcover Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Maurice Herzog
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $150.00
- Item # OP903A-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH IN THE THIN COLD AIR 1962 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Edmund Hillary DJ
By: Hillary, Edmund and Desmond Doig
Price $175.00
- Item # OP321-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN Charles Houston and Robert Bates 1979 Used Paperback VG-Near Fine 2 Copies Avialable [Not Signed]
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $16.01 (80%)
- Item # BK691-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MARCH TO THE SOUND OF THE DRUMS [Military Mountaineering] Harold L. Oppenheimer 1966 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Oppenheimer, Harold L.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # OP3808-831
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA: PREMIER 8000 [ANNAPURNA: FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000M PEAK] 1953 Reprint Softcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED/DATED by Maurice Herzog
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $200.00 (57%)
- Item # OP106F-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
50 JAHRE SKIKLUB ARLBERG: DER WEG DES SKIKLUB ARLBERG [50 YEARS OF SKI CLUB ARLEBERG: THE PATH OF SKI CLUB ARLEBERG] 1951 Paperback Near Fine
By: Arlberg Skiklub
Price $19.99
- Item # OP5093B-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY 1979 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $125.00
- Item # OP323-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart