Ways to the Sky: A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering

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AAC Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 334 pages
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Ways to the sky charts the evolution of alpine climbing in the United States, Canada and Mexico, from the evidence of ancient native ascents to the latest cutting-edge climbs. Andy Selters highlights key personalities - from exploratory climbers like John Muir and Lt. August Kautz to technical maestros such as Mark Twight and Marko Prezelj - on the most demanding mountain routes. He then points readers to the mountains where they can experience firsthand many of these historically significant routes.

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User Review  - Kyle Jones - Goodreads

While there were a few interesting stories, this reads like a very dry history book. That very well may have been the intention, so it may be good for mountaineering scholars. But not so good for me. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Author Andy Selters has been a climber, skier, photographer, hiker, cartographer, and writer for these mountains for over 20 years. He has combed archives from the national forest, the Eastern California Museum, the Laws Railroad Museum, plus private collections to find the photographs and tales of this land. The Eastern Sierra Interpretiv

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