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by Hudson Stuck


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The ascent of denali (mt. Mckinley). A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska Illustrated. One of the most fascinating and altogether satisfactory books of travel which we have seen this year, or, indeed, any year. A wonderful record of indomitable pluck and endurance. Bulletin of the American Geographical Society. This startlingly brilliant book.

Stuck, Hudson, 1863-1920. New York, C. Scribner's sons.

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The last quarter of the book, where he describes the calculation of the height of the peak, the previous attempts at the summit, and the naming of various features, can be skipped.

It is embarrassing to say that I did not know who first climbed Denali before reading this book. Now I do, and it's complicated. During the 1910's, there was a lot of interest in climbing this mountain. The last quarter of the book, where he describes the calculation of the height of the peak, the previous attempts at the summit, and the naming of various features, can be skipped.

The ascent of denali. The height of denali, with a discussion of the readings on the summit and during the ascent. A narrative of the first complete ascent of the highest peak in north america. By. DENALI (MOUNT McKINLEY). Altitudes of camping stations.

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book, because forefront in the author's heart and desire, must stand a plea for the restoration to the greatest mountain in North America of its immemorial native name.

Forefront in this book, because forefront in the author's heart and desire, must stand a plea for the restoration to the greatest mountain in North America of its immemorial native name. If there be any prestige or authority in such matter from the accomplishment of a first complete ascent, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, the author values it chiefly as it may give weight to this plea. Books related to The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) A Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America.

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, N.

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. Publication Date: 1914. I have about 95,000 books listed with ABE. Formerly I issued catalogs, primarily under three headings: Natural History; Travel, Exploration & Sporting; and Americana & the West. My mailing lists, however, were very small and specialized so I am enjoying the much larger audience that the Internet provides. Also, I have greatly expanded my holdings so they are no longer restricted to the three areas above. Visit Seller's Storefront. Terms of Sale: All sales are net.

Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley): Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America......................................................Forefront in this book , because forefront in the author's heart and desire , must stand a plea for the restoration to the greatest mountain in North America of its immemorial native name....Long time ago , a prospector penetrated from the south into the neighborhood of this mountain , guessed its height with remarkable accuracy at twenty thousand feet , and , ignorant of any name that it already bore , placed upon it the name of the republican candidate for President of the United States at the approaching election--William McKinley . No voice was raised in protest , for the Alaskan Indian is inarticulate and such white men as knew the old name were absorbed in the search for gold....(from preface , courtesy of Amazon seller Fridamod)
Adrierdin
This story is awesome and engaging. The print in this book requires an electron microscope to read. The font size matches the size of the font on a legal contract to by swampland. Just eyeballing it, the font would be size 3. Unreadable for most people on this account.
Mbon
A narrative which combines exploration, trail blazing, and provisioning for an impressive conquest. The author used his years of hardship in the Arctic wilderness, and provisioned himself accordingly. That is why he succeeded in spite of his age.
Blackbeard
This historical account of the challenges faced by Stuck (the author) and his team is amazing. It's a short read and worth every minute...
huckman
We've been there and enjoyed it. Book is a great narrative and one I should have read before going there.
Ice_One_Guys
The book is printed on computer paper and the captions for the pictures are in the book but none of the pictures to go along with the caption. Absolutely horrible.
Biaemi
As I read his story, I was amazed at the tenacity needed, as well as the long-range planning, all to reach the top. The book kept my interest throughout.
Kerdana
The Rev. Hudson Stuck was born in London in 1863, ordained as an Episcopalian clergyman in Texas and moved to Alaska in 1904 where he travelled widely and became known as the Archdeacon of the Yukon. In 1913 he instigated the first expedition to reach the South summit of Denali, the highest mountain in North America at 20,237 feet. "The Ascent of Denali" is Stuck's account of that expedition.

Leaving Nenana on 17 March 1913, the expedition carried more than one and a half tons of equipment by boat and dog sled to the base of the mountain before beginning the "ceaseless grind" via the Muldrow Glacier to the summit. During the ascent a fire destroyed much of the climbers' food and equipment. Despite that, the summit was reached on 7 June 1913 and, after three months and four days, the party returned to Tanana on 20 June 1913.

Stuck writes well, interspersing keenly observed details of the journey with personal observations on the lack or unsuitability of much of the climbing equipment then available in North America compared with that available in Europe; the relative accuracy of the groups' scientific equipment; the debasement by commercial concerns of words such as "proposition", "product" and "scientist". Conversely, his slightly dated literary style includes such delightful descriptions as that of "hypsometrical equipment" (for measuring heights) and the opinion that "Contentment and satisfaction are great somnifacients".

In some respects the conquest of Denali is comparable with that of Everest; the long approach, the unpredictable weather, the danger from glaciers and crevasses, the previous unsuccessful attempts, the relatively unsuitable equipment of the time and the inclusion of local people in the expedition. Walter Harper, of mixed Scottish and Alaska Native descent, was first to reach the summit of Denali as Tenzing Norgay, of Nepalese Indian descent, was probably the first person to stand on the summit of Everest. Where it differs is the admitted amateurism of the climbers and the lack of a supporting organisation. For example, once Stuck and his party began their climb, their base camp was occupied only by a "fourteen or fifteen year old" Alaskan native whose responsibility it was to shoot game to feed the sled-dogs and who lived there alone for thirty one days despite having been told that the climbers would return in no more than two weeks.

Climbing Denali was the fulfilment of a Stuck's long term wish to see more of the country in which he worked and so much of which he had already seen by virtue of that work. "The Ascent of Denali" reveals as much about Stuck's regard for the country and its peoples as it does about his privately organised and financed expedition. Both aspects are intriguing and his book deserves a wider audience than that by which, currently, it is likely to be encountered. "The Ascent of Denali" is a worthy successor to Stuck's earlier book "Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled", which is also well worth reading.
the print is very small, which makes it hard to read. I wish this had been shown in the description.
Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley): Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America ebook
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Hudson Stuck
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