Ways To The Sky

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930410834
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 6/10/2004
  • Series: American Alpine Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Period I Discovery by summiting
Ch. 1 Mountaineering takes shape 3
Ch. 2 The pure Canadian outback 25
Ch. 3 Pioneer Alaskan expeditions 41
Ch. 4 The rise of clubs 53
Period II Adventure revitalized
Ch. 5 Frontiers of verticality 81
Ch. 6 The new explorers 105
Ch. 7 Playing immortal 123
Ch. 8 Busting through "impossible" 137
Ch. 9 The giant routes 161
Period III Better that we raise our skill
Ch. 10 The ice revolution 193
Ch. 11 Style on rock 225
Ch. 12 Style in the super-alpine 251
Pt. IV When "why" disappeared
Ch. 13 High country freedom 283
Ch. 14 The biggest arena: alpine style 305
Epilogue : the wild card 327
App Guidebooks to North American mountains 330
App Alpine grades 330
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