CLOSE UPS OF THE HIGH SIERRA
1976 REVISED EDITION
By Norman Clyde
A MINOR CLASSIC ABOUT CLIMBING IN CALIFORNIA
This is the 1976 revised edition (= 3rd printing) of CLOSE UPS OF THE HIGH SIERRA. It was published in Glendale by La Siesta Press. It measures 213mm tall x 139mm, and has 79 pages, 11 b/w photos, 5 maps, 8vo PB, index, list of Clyde’s first ascents in the Sierra Nevada. This printing contains all the content of the first printing, and has a few minor additions and modifications. Describes several of Clyde's pioneering first ascents (e.g., East Face of Whitney in sneakers) & describes the peaks above 12000'. Clyde made 127 first ascents of mountains and many new routes in the High Sierra between 1914 & 1940. Includes slightly updated biography of Clyde by Wheelock. Clyde died on 23 December 1972. This is the first reprint of the book following Clyde's passing. The first printing in 1962 was a small run.
CONDITION: Original textured & illustrated paperback binding. Covers are clean, tight binding, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, faint crease marks lower half front cover and first four pages along outside edge, otherwise Fine Price: $35.
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