Warmly inscribed by Barbara and Brad Washburn on the front free end paper. 120 illustrations: 77 photographs in duo tone, 41 in color, and 8 maps. Cloth cover boards are clean with sharp corners and little wear, with silver lettering on spine panel. Photographic dust jacket is clean with no stains or tears, in mylar sleeve. Text block and interior pages are clean and bright. Binding is solid. The inscription reads: "We hope that this book will tempt you to go to Alaska soon and see this marvelous wilderness at first hand. After all, we both started this on Mt. Washington and Mt. Madison!" *** A beautiful collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: North America's highest peak, Alaska's Mount McKinley, is also known as Denali. This book recounts the eventful history of the mountain which, since 1902, has been the site of mountaineering's supreme achievements.
From Publishers Weekly:
At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, presents a formidable challenge to climbers and has claimed more than 60 lives. Washburn, retired director of the Boston Museum of Science, noted cartographer and a member of the third party to reach the summit (1942), produced stunning aerial photographs and finely detailed maps that opened new routes for climbers. Roberts made his first ascent as a college student in 1963. Together and alternately, they here recount adventures--successes, failures, tragedies--on the slopes of Mt. McKinley (Denali is its Indian name). The years 1904-1913 saw explorers and prospectors rather than experienced climbers: a trio of sourdoughs reached the top of North Peak (19,450) in 1910, wearing ordinary winter clothing and carrying only walking sticks and a shovel. Frederick Cook made a false claim for the summit in 1906; Hershel Parker and Belmore Brown were forced down by a storm in 1912; Henry Karstens and Charlie McGonagall took summit honors the following year. The 1930s brought intensive exploration and mapping activities aided by the use of ski planes. In the postwar period, climbers flocked to McKinley from all over the world, attempting new routes, going solo and in winter. During the summer of 1990, 600 climbers crowded up to the summit. Dramatic photographs and lively tales make this volume a rare momento of the mountain.
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Title: Mount McKinley: The Conquest of Denali
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Publication Date: 1991
Illustrator: Washburn, Bradford
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0810936119I5N00
Book Description Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Washburn, Bradford (illustrator). The cover has brown cloth. 206 pages; color and b/w photos, mostly full page; a graytone map; bib.; index. The cloth has 3 stains, 1/8 in.to 7/8 in. The back pastedown has a 1/2 in. stain. The front FEP has 4 gift inscriptions Most of the front panel of the DJ is wrinkled. Photos of the book and DJ e-mailed upon request. Extra shipping cost will be required. Bookseller Inventory # 012235
Book Description Harry N Abrams 1991-08, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. First. 0810936119. Bookseller Inventory # 578326
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0810936119
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1991. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64750587
Book Description HARRY N ABRAMS INC, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978081093611902. Bookseller Inventory # 02978081093611902
Book Description Harry N Abrams, New York, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Rose colored cloth boards, large format. 206pp with many wonderful colored illustrations, contents clean, tight and unmarked, in like DJ. Large heavy book, may need additional shipping if other than domestic USA by USPS Media Mail. Bookseller Inventory # 90449
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No markings. Oversize. Preface by Ansel Adams. Bookseller Inventory # 23002
Book Description Harry N Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: NF. Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket.; 12.10 X 10.70 X 1.20 inches; 208 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 40153
Book Description Harry N Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0810936119 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0396267