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Mount McKinley : icy crown of North America

Author: Fred Beckey
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : The Mountaineers, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its discovery in the late 1700s, Alaska's Mount McKinley has captivated legions. Native Americans were the first to feel Denali's spiritual power. Mountaineers have striven for its summit. Modern "wilderness tourists" are drawn to its awesome, rugged beauty. In this selective "biography" of Mount McKinley, renowned climber and mountain historian Fred Beckey pays tribute to one of the world's great mountains.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Beckey
ISBN: 0898863627 9780898863628 0898866464 9780898866469
OCLC Number: 28376881
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Mount McKinley Enters History. 1. The European Discovery of Alaska and Mount McKinley: Russian Fur Traders Yield to American Settlement. 2. The Wilderness Explorers of the Alaska Range. 3. Judge Wickersham Discovers Gold and Finds a Glacier on Mount McKinley. 4. A Search for Fame Leads to a Great Hoax. 5. The Sourdough Expedition. 6. The Greatest Heartbreak in Mountaineering History. 7. A Missionary Leads the First Complete Ascent. 8. The Hidden Crevasse and the First Tragedy --
pt. II. The Last Half Century: A Surge of Popularity and Accidents. 9. The Western Route and the Ski-Wheel Airplane. 10. A Buttress to Each McKinley Peak. 11. Denali's Child --
1954. 12. The Parachute Brigade Expedition. 13. The Italian Climb of the South Face. 14. The Southeast Spur. 15. The Winter Ascent: The Most Desperate of Odds. 16. Two Contrasting Expeditions: Success and Tragedy in July 1967. 17. Alone Among the Elements --
pt. III. Routes, Accidents, and Logistics. 18. Four Route Descriptions. 19. Lucky Escapes and Terrible Accidents. 20. High-Altitude Medical Problems. 21. The Climbing Challenge. 22. The Logistics of Exploring and Climbing Mount McKinley: Travel, Backpacking, and Mountaineering Suggestions. 23. The Mount McKinley Experience: What to Expect --
Appendix: Chronology of Events Related to Exploration and Ascents of Mount McKinley.
Responsibility: Fred Beckey.

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