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Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America

Fred Beckey

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ISBN 10: 0898866464 / ISBN 13: 9780898866469
Published by Mountaineers Books, 1998
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Title: Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1.

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* A classic of mountaineering literature

* Beckey's name is synonymous with mountaineering in Alaska, Canada and the western US

* Peppered with personal anecdotes and unique photographs
This biography of Alaska's Mount McKinley presents a complete history of one of the world's great mountains. Author and famed mountaineer Fred Beckey starts with McKinley's geology and covers early human history, from native associations with Denali to the influx of Russian fur traders and American prospectors.
The mountaineering history of McKinley follows, with a look at the gold seekers and surveyors who were among the first to map the region. Beckey examines the efforts of those who raced to be first on McKinley's summit and details the first complete ascent by Hudson Stuck in 1913. The chronology continues with profiles of notable summit attempts, including those of the author himself.
Also included is information about the challenges and logistics of climbing Mount McKinley, with information on planning, permits, suggested routes, and what to expect. Personal anecdotes and previously unpublished photographs make this volume a must-have for historians and climbers everywhere.

About the Author:

FRED BECKEY has achieved enduring recognition as the most imaginative, persistent, and thorough explorer and mountain investigator of the Cascade Range Wilderness. He was noted as "one of America's most colorful and eccentric mountaineers," and is unofficially recognized as the all-time world-record holder for the number of first ascents credited to one man. In addition to being the author of the Cascade Alpine Guide series (V1, V2, V3), Beckey is also the author of Mountains of North America, The Range of Glaciers: Exploration and Survey of the North Cascades, and a personal narrative, Challenge of the North Cascades.

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