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FRCC Mountaineering & Climbing Books for Sale.


In the Spring of 2014, the library of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club was established in its new home at the Armitt Museum in Ambleside. In the weeks before the move, the FRCC’s Librarian Peter Lucas set about the huge task of removing the many duplicate volumes, which have been donated to the Club over the last century.

These duplicate volumes have been given to the Museum to sell, and part of the proceeds will be used for the conservation of the many rare and valuable books within the FRCC library and also to promote interest in the historic collections held within the Armitt Library.

This sale of books has been described by a collector as ‘a once in lifetime opportunity for anyone with an interest in mountaineering literature’.

The books for sale range geographically from the Himalayas to the Alps and the mountain ranges of Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and the Arctic regions, also the Canadian Rockies down to the Andes. In fact wherever there is a mountain, the Armitt bookshop has books about them. There is also a significant collection relating to British and Irish mountaineering and a large number of rare and collectible works.

The Armitt bookshop is open Monday to Saturday 10am- 4.30pm.

Enquires to

Or telephone 015394 31212

Payment can be made by cheque, Credit/Debit Card (telephone orders), or BACS.

Bank Details for payment through BACS:

Barclays Bank – Ambleside

Sort Code No. – 20-45-28

A/C No. – 10208701

A/C: – Armitt Library & Museum Centre

If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to: Armitt Library & Museum Centre

There will be a £3-00 p&p charge on each book.


A – average for year

G – Good

VG – very good

DJ – dust jacket

DJP – protective covering on DJ    

FRCC – FRCC internal nameplate

S – slight damage (bumps on corners and/or spine; tears/chips in dj; foxing/spotting on some pages; etc)

M – metal library strip

PC – poor condition

H – hardback                       

P – paperback



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