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NORMAN CLYDE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA: RAMBLES THROUGH THE RANGE OF LIGHT 1972 1st ed Paperback Fine SIGNED by Norman Clyde
By Clyde, Norman
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SIGNED on a front endpaper, 'Dec 19 - 71 To Richard Kaufman, Sierra Heil, Norman Clyde '
 
Clyde signatures are very scarce as he died just after this book was published.  This book was signed 7 weeks before Clyde died.

CA, 1971, 1st edition. 172 pp, ills. Norman Clyde was California's Sierra Nevada premier mountain climber in the 1930's and 1940's.  This book is a collection of articles which he wrote for various magazines at the time. Also includes a short biography. Twenty-nine essays by the old gaffer, the idol of all of us who have trod the Range of Light. Softcover, Fine. 
 
Foreward by Francis Farquhar (former president of Sierra Club), Prologue by Jules Eichorn (1930's rock climber), With a long letter from Smoke Blanchard (climber and friend of Norman Clyde), 15 Photographs of the Old Gaffer . 'Three thousand copies of Norman's book were published by Noel Young Press, Santa Barbara, in November 1971'

Articles include:

  • First Ascent of Highest of Minarets (Clyde Minaret),
  • A Mountain Ramble over Mt. Barnard and Around An Ascent of the Black Kaweah,
  • Up the South Face of Mt. Lyell,
  • Southward Over the Kings-Kern Divide and Up Mt. Stanford,
  • Up the Rugged Canyon of George Creek (Mt. Williamson),
  • The First Ascent of Thunderbolt Peak,
  • The North Palisade,
  • Up and Down the North Palisade,
  • The Quest for Walter A. Starr, Jr. (lost in Sierra Nevada in 1933),
  • An Early Ascent of the East Face of Bear Creek Spire,
  • Up the North Face of Mt. Humphreys,
  • Up Mt. Thompson from the North for the First Time,
  • A Leisurely Ascent of Mt. Whitney by Trail,
  • First Ascent of the East Face of Mt. Whitney (1931),
  • Up Mt. Whitney from the North,
  • Solo Afoot Across the Sierra Nevada in Autumn,
  • Three Weeks in Autumn on the Middle Fork of the Kings River:
  • The Sierra Nevada,
  • Caught in an Autumn Snowstorm on the Summit of University Peak,
  • Snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. 'Ringtail',
  • A Mid-Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney,
  • Highest Mountain in the Continental United States,
  • Snowslides in the Sierra Nevada,
  • Up to the High Sierra Cirques on Skis in Mid-Winter,
  • Climbing Hurd Peak on Skis,
  • An Enjoyable Climb to the Crest of the Sierra and Thrilling Return on Skis,
  • The First Ascent Directly up the North Face of the North Palisade,
  • The First Ascent of the Second Highest Peak of the North Palisade,
  • The First Traverse of the Highest Peaks of the North Palisade,
  • The Rosy Finch of the Sierra Nevada,
  • Epilogue.

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