To The Top Of Denali: Climbing Adventures On North America's Highest Peak by Bill SherwonitTo The Top Of Denali: Climbing Adventures On North America's Highest Peak by Bill Sherwonit

To The Top Of Denali: Climbing Adventures On North America's Highest Peak

byBill SherwonitForeword byArt Davidson

Paperback | October 1, 2012

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In this revised and updated third edition, Bill Sherwonit brings to life the adventure, heroism, triumph, and tragedy of climbing North America's highest peak, Denali. He offers great insight and tales of daring adventure for both experienced climbers and armchair explorers who wonder why people climb mountains. The book contains stores about some of the best known personalities associated with the mountain --- from Bradford Washburn to Vern Tejas. Sherwonit has added new records and climbing data along with some stories of new faces who have attempted the climb. He also updated the Park Service rules regarding climbing Denali.
Sherwonit is an outdoors/nature writer.
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Title:To The Top Of Denali: Climbing Adventures On North America's Highest PeakFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:374 pages, 8.6 × 5.56 × 1.01 inShipping dimensions:8.6 × 5.56 × 1.01 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:West Margin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882408941

ISBN - 13:9780882408941

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Art Davidson, Preface, Acknowledgements, Ch 1 The Mountain, Ch 2 The Pioneers, Ch 3 The Sourdough Expedition 1910, Ch 4 Hudson Stuck and the First Ascent 1913, Ch 5 The 1932 Expeditions; Carpe and Lindley-Like, Ch 6 Bradford Washburn and the West Buttress, Ch 7 Cassin’s Conquest of the South Face, 1961, Ch 8 The First Winter Ascent, 1967, Ch 9 The Wilcox Expedition Disaster, 1967, Ch 10 Winter Solo Ascents: Waterman, Uemura, and Johnston, Ch 11 Winter Solo Ascents: Tejas and Staeheli, Ch 12 The Deadliest Season, 1992, Ch 13 Climber Self-Sufficiency and Rescues, Ch 14 Mountain of Trash, Ch 15 Guiding on McKinley, Ch 16 Looking to the Future, Notes, Glossary, Alaska Climbers Hall of Fame, Mount McKinley Firsts, Winter Ascents of Mt. McKinley Through 2011, Denali National Park and Preserve Climbing Services, Bibliography, Index.

Editorial Reviews

"These marvelous stories demonstrate the risks and challenges of this 20,320-foot peak....An engaging and informative read."   ---The Booklist