In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley

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Globe Pequot, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 246 pages
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Two hundred and sixteen miles south of the Arctic circle is Denali, otherwise known as Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, rising more than twenty thousand feet into the Alaskan sky. In this exhilarating account, Jonathan Waterman paints a startlingly intimate portrait of the white leviathan and the people who have lived and died on "The High One".
 

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Jonathan Waterman's crisp writing style really carries his book "In the Shadow of Denali" above the level of the typical expedition book. It's clear he loves Denali, the tallest mountain in North ... Read full review

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A climbing bum in the late 1970s, Waterman matured into journalism and writing books for the American Alpine Club. Here, he writes of his climbing goal, Mount McKinley (which Native Americans called ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
3
Foreword by Greg Child
5
Preface to the New Edition
9
Defining Our Lives
17
Death Wind
47
Lone Wolf the Other John Waterman
70
Paying for the Summit
96
Winter of Our Discontent
117
Tours of Duty
151
The Mountain by Another Means
165
In the Shadow of Denali
179
Requiem for the Bears
198
Deliverance for Fools
223
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About the author (1998)

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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