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NORMAN CLYDE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA: RAMBLES THROUGH THE RANGE OF LIGHT Norman Clyde 1971 1st ed Hardcover Fine Rare
By Clyde, Norman
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California, Noel Young Press, 1971, 1st edition. 172 pp, b/w illustrations. Hardcover. No dust jacket issued. Scarce. Fine

Twenty-nine essays by Clyde, the idol of all of us who have trod the Range of Light. Norman Clyde (April 8, 1885-December 23, 1972) was a famous mountaineer, mountain guide, freelance writer, nature photographer, and self-trained naturalist. He is well-known for achieving over 130 first ascents, many in California's Sierra Nevada and Montana's Glacier National Park. He also set a speed climbing record on California's Mount Shasta in 1923. Publisher's quarter brown cloth over decorative and printed boards. 

Foreword by Francis Farquhar (former president of Sierra Club), Prologue by Jules Eichorn (1930s rock climber), with a long letter from Smoke Blanchard (climber and friend of Norman Clyde), 15 Photographs of the old gaffer.

From last page: "Three thousand copies of Norman's book were published by Noel Young Press, Santa Barbara, in November 1971...Five hundred copies handbound by Earle Gray, Los Angeles."

Articles include:

  • First Ascent of Highest of the 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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