Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley, 1903-1990

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The Mountaineers Books, 1991 - Sports & Recreation - 264 pages
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The motivation for writing this book is to dispel the myth of Denali as a cakewalk, and to help climbers prepare adequately for polar, high-altitude survival. By learning from the past, climbers can avoid similar problems; this is the goal of Surviving Denali. Waterman presents an in-depth analysis of altitude medical problems, frostbite, avalanche and fall injuries, and deaths on the mountain in order to point out the mistakes that may have been made and methods that might have been used to prevent them.
  

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Review: Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley, 1903-1990

User Review  - Rich Draves - Goodreads

The book is primarily organized by the type of accident - a chapter on frostbite, on altitude sickness, on crevasses, on avalanches, etc. Very sobering and with plenty of lessons to be learned. It would be great to have a revision that included the last two decades of data. Read full review

Review: Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley, 1903-1990

User Review  - Mazola1 - Goodreads

This book is a survey of accidents on Mount McKinley. The writing is clear, and all the accidents are summarized in charts at the ends of the chapters. It covers various types of accidents, explaining ... Read full review

Contents

The Selfsufficient Pioneers
3
CHAPTER 2
19
High Altitude Cerebral Edema
43
CHAPTER 5
90
Climbing Falls
99
Crevasse Falls
137
A valances
159
The Use of Drugs at High A ltitude
237
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Jonathan Waterman

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