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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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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About the author (1991)

Jonathan Waterman is a photographer, the author of nine books, and an accidental filmmaker. His award-winning work often explores the North, and he recently earned a Literary Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He and his family live outside Carbondale, Colorado.

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