Library JournalA 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 Denali). While he profiles Bradford Washburn, the Old Man of Denali, and examines sympathetically two feuding climbers whose 1967 expedition ended in tragedy, the greater part of his book deals with people, events, and conditions on and around Denali in the last decade. Each chapter centers on a particular topic that Waterman interweaves with personal reminiscence; they make a whole in which the mountain is more interesting than the climbing. Libraries should buy for Alaskan or climbing collections.-- Paula M. Strain, MLS, Rockville, Md.
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