Ways To The Sky

Ways To The Sky

by Andy Selters
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930410834
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
06/10/2004
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

Foreword
Foreword
Period IDiscovery by summiting
Ch. 1Mountaineering takes shape3
Ch. 2The pure Canadian outback25
Ch. 3Pioneer Alaskan expeditions41
Ch. 4The rise of clubs53
Period IIAdventure revitalized
Ch. 5Frontiers of verticality81
Ch. 6The new explorers105
Ch. 7Playing immortal123
Ch. 8Busting through "impossible"137
Ch. 9The giant routes161
Period IIIBetter that we raise our skill
Ch. 10The ice revolution193
Ch. 11Style on rock225
Ch. 12Style in the super-alpine251
Pt. IVWhen "why" disappeared
Ch. 13High country freedom283
Ch. 14The biggest arena: alpine style305
Epilogue : the wild card327
AppGuidebooks to North American mountains330
AppAlpine grades330

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