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The Resource Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak, Andy Hall

Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak, Andy Hall

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Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
Title
Denali's howl
Title remainder
the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
Statement of responsibility
Andy Hall
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  • Deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
  • Denalis howl
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the deadliest climbing disaster on Americas wildest peak
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Language
eng
Summary
Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an "arctic super blizzard," with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and windchill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali's Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them-Hall's father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?
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10313098
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Hall, Andy
Dewey number
796.522
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering accidents
  • McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
Target audience
adult
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the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
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Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak, Andy Hall
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053048775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593074466
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak, Andy Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053048775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593074466
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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