Mount McKinley Icy Crown of North America

Author: 
Beckey, fred
Year Published: 
1993

"This book's introductory chapters offer a prehistory and history of all Alaska up to its purchase. Succeeding chapters report six explorations of Mt. McKinley before 1914, emphasizing the ascents of Dr. F.O. Cook, the Sourdoughs, Belmore Brown, and Hudson Stuck. Eight selected climbs, made between 1951 and the mid-1980s, are also related in detail. Major climbing routes are described, with closing chapters covering accidents on the mountain, logistics, and other information valuable to potential climbers. The lack of a strong focus and infelicities of style make this account unnecessary for collections owning copies of Bradford Washburn and David Roberts's Mt. McKinley: The Conquest of Denali (Abrams, 1991) and Jonathan Waterman's Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mt. McKinley, 1903-90 (American Alpine Club, 1992. 2d ed.)."

Format: 
Book
Type: 
General
Availability: 
Available