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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting account of the time., February 4, 2003
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This review is from: The Ascent of Denali: A Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America (Mount Mckinley : a Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America) (Paperback)
The book is kind of dry at times but it's a very interesting account of the climb. The equipment they had was nothing compared to today. Now a days climbers won't go up without their fancy 400$ leather or plastic boots with clip on crampons, ultralight ice axes.. These guys went up with leather moccasins with 5 layers of wool socks in them and their ice axes and crampons were hand made from existing tools.
All in all a definate read if you are interested in the history of mountaineering.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Ascent of Denali, January 10, 2003
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This is a well-written tribute to those who made the trip. Their success is amazing, given the equipment they had at the time. I really felt like I was with them. Any climber/outdoor nut should read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hits the heights, January 17, 2011
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This review is from: Ascent of Denali (Paperback)
Hudson Stuck, first "white" man to climb Denali records his ascent. He describes his intensive year long preparation process of food, tents, supplies, base camps and his team of climbers. He finishes with the difficult ascent. Rev. Stuck reflects on the trials, the beauty, persistance and his wish that the mountain keep it's name Denali given by the people who lived in it's shadow long before "white" men "discovered" it and named it Mt. McKinley. A great outdoor true adventure read.
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