This guidebook covers every aspect of climbing the route. There is good advice for preparation to the climbing strategy including step-by-step route instruction. Denali offers one of the world's greatest expedition challenges. While it is exceeded in elevation by peaks in South America and Asia, its great height above the Alaskan plain make it a severe test of personal strength, team work, and logistics. Colby has been a guide on Denali for a number of years, his experience shine through outlining specific hazards and obstacles and offering techniques and instruction on how best to surmount them. The guidebook pays special attention to environmental considerations and presents low-impact methods for minimizing human and garbage waste on the route. At 6194 m (20,320 ft) Denali (Mt McKinley) is the highest mountain in North America. Its arctic latitude makes for extreme weather conditions and its remote location in the Alaskan wilderness This guidebook provides a completely detailed, first-hand, safety-conscious information on the West Buttress Route, serving as a much-needed resource and a grand tribute to this historic route. . More than 425,000 people visit this world-class national park every year.
Published by The Mountaineers Edition 2010 English text
Number of pages is 128
Size is 140mm x 216 mm