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Forever on the mountain : the truth behind one of the most controversial, mysterious, and tragic disasters in mountaineering history

Author: James M Tabor; Scott Brick
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In July 1967, seven young men--members of Joe Wilcox's twelve-man expedition--died on Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak. Ten days passed with no rescue attempt, while more than half an expedition was stranded and dying at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. The bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that have remained cloudy, there was no proper official investigation of the catastrophe. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)123418431
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James M Tabor; Scott Brick
ISBN: 9781415941669 1415941661
OCLC Number: 173319139
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 15:52:55.
Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 228244 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: James M. Tabor.

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In July 1967, seven young men--members of Joe Wilcox's twelve-man expedition--died on Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak. Ten days passed with no rescue attempt, while more than half an expedition was stranded and dying at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. The bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that have remained cloudy, there was no proper official investigation of the catastrophe. This book begins as a classic tale of men against nature, gambling--and losing--on one of the world's starkest and stormiest peaks. Reckoning by lives lost, it was history's third-worst mountaineering disaster when it occurred--but elements of finger pointing, incompetence, and cover-up make this disaster unlike any other. James M. Tabor draws on previously untapped sources: personal interviews with survivors and those involved in the aftermath, unpublished diaries and letters, and government documents. He consults not only mountaineers but also experts in disciplines including meteorology, forensics, and psychology. What results is the first full account of the tragedy that ended a golden age in mountaineering.

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