5 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2003
This book is definitely very good, with lot of useful information necessary for any expedition to Denali. It gives very good overview of all routes and potential hazards. Problem I have is that all of the numeric information is in imperial units ONLY. I understand that Alaska is part of US (since it is both from Russia in 1867) where the imperial system is predominant (but not official since Dec. 25th 1975 by "Metric Conversion Act"). It is true that most of the English speaking counties are familiar with imperial units, but it is true that English is mostly spread second language on the planet.
Denali is mountain that is climbed by mountaineers from all over the world, and I think that all of them could get better advantage of this book if the SI units are at least specified as secondary units. For now have you calculator ready and do conversion yourself.
1 inch - 2.54 cm; 1000 feet - 304.8m; 1 mile - 1.6 km; 32 degF - 0 degC / 0 degF - -17.7 degC, 1 pound - 0.45kg,...