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Paperback Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide Book

ISBN: 0898865166

ISBN13: 9780898865165

Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide

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* The only available guide devoted solely to the route used by 90 percent of all climbers who summit Denali * Historic aerial photos and introduction by one of the route's pioneers -- Bradford Washburn * Author Colby Coombs is a Denali climbing guide and a 12-year veteran of the route Denali's massive West Buttress Route is one of the world's most popular -- and treacherous -- climbs. Seasoned guide Colby Coombs and legendary mountaineering photographer...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

How often do things go as planned? Mine did!

I ordered the book about climbing Mt. McKinley for my son, as it is his dream. The book came quickly, it was brand new and everything worked out perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you for making things run smoothly in December!!! That doesn't happen every time, but this was super. I was very pleased.

Trustworthy

This is one of only two books I would trust for reliable information about the West Buttress route of Denali. Very informative and practical!

Simple and to the point

This book was easy to read and provides a great historical overview of the mountain, what equipment you need and a detailed step by step guide to the West Buttress route with Maps from Brad Washburn. Although I would say this book is merely a warm up in the research you need to do and understand to climb Denali. A very practical guide.

Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley'

Required preparatory text for anyone planning the climb. Gives a clear understanding of the route and what is involved in attempting it. Written in concise, clear language by Denali authorities with emphasis on safety and sanitation. Of special interest is a chapter on women's concerns. Also, good reading for non-climbers wanting an inside view to what climbers experience enroute to the summit.

Enormously comprehensive; thoroughly practical.

A thoughtful compendium of useful knowledge: for the neophyte, as well as the experienced. Practical advice on "leave only your footsteps"; interesting historical background; lucid prose makes it an easy read
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