To the Top of the Continent

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90th Anniversary reprint edition of Cook's account of the first ascent of Mt. McKinley in 1906. The first to circumnavagate McKinley in 1903, Cook's claim would later be rejected by many, but in 1994 an expedition followed his route and determined that he had been where he described in his 1907 first edition. Contributions and maps by the 1994 Ruth Glacier Expedition and new photos along with the first publication of Cook's diary and index.

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Frederick A. Cook (1865-1940)was a physician, anthropologist, author and explorer. The first American to explore both Polar regions, he was part of Robert E. Peary's North Greenland Expedition in 1891-92, was credited with saving the Belgian Antarctic Expedition in 1897-99, led a relief expedition for Peary and two others in Greenland and mounted his North Polar Expedition in 1907-09. He is credited by many as the fierst to reach and describe the conditions at the North Pole in 1908. He was founder of the Arctic Club and the American Alpine Club and third president of the Explorers Club.

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"expaned to include accounts by two of Cook's climbing companions and a description of the 1994 expedition, corroborating Cook's account." -- Seattle Times

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