The Challenge of Rainier, 4th Edition

The Challenge of Rainier, 4th Edition

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* Special 40th anniversary edition * Featuring 125 photos, 90 illustrations, and 15 maps * Original cover art by Dee Molenaar Originally published in 1971, The Challenge of Rainier is a classic in mountaineering reference and literature, long considered the definitive work on the climbing history of Mount Rainier. Author Dee Molenaar covers geology, glaciology, and climate; early climbs dating before 1900; the pioneering efforts on over 35 routes in winter and summer; notable summit climbs; mountain tragedies on the steep slopes; and the guides who have led summit seekers over the years. For the 40th anniversary edition new information includes more recent ascents, rescues, mountain guides, and climbing trends; updated statistics through 2010; and a new foreword by famed climber (and former Rainier guide) Ed Viesturs.Generally, during the descent of the steeper parts of the slope, the climbing rope was anchored at each end by an ax or alpenstock in the hands of the guide and the tourists then used this as a hand line. Crampons were unknown or considered a dangerous nuisance, even among the guides. The climbersa#39; boots ... The first chief guide to serve the Rainier National Park Company was Asahel Curtis, a member ofThe Mountaineers and a man who contributed to early explorations andanbsp;...

Title:The Challenge of Rainier, 4th Edition
Author: Dee Molenaar
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2012-10-02

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