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Title Forever on the mountain : the truth behind one of mountaineering's most controversial and mysterious disasters / James M. Tabor.
Author Tabor, James M.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton, [2008]
Copyright date ©2007
Edition First pbk. edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In July 1967, seven young men--members of Joe Wilcox's twelve-man expedition--died on Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak, stranded at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days passed with no rescue attempt; the bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that have remained cloudy, there was no proper official investigation. This book begins as a classic tale of men against nature, gambling--and losing--on one of the world's starkest and stormiest peaks. In lives lost, it was then history's third-worst mountaineering disaster--but elements of finger-pointing, incompetence, and coverup make this disaster unlike any other. Author Tabor draws on previously untapped sources, and consults not only mountaineers but also experts in disciplines including meteorology, forensics, and psychology. What results is the first full account of the tragedy that ended a golden age in mountaineering.--From publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mountaineering accidents -- Alaska -- Denali, Mount.
Mountaineering -- Alaska -- Denali, Mount.
Mountaineering. (OCoLC)fst01028334
Mountaineering accidents. (OCoLC)fst01028354
Alaska -- Mount Denali. (OCoLC)fst01333516
Genre Electronic books.
Subject SPORTS & RECREATION/Mountaineering/.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Tabor, James M. Forever on the mountain. First pbk. edition 9780393331967 (OCoLC)232606692
ISBN 9780393066852 (electronic bk.)
0393066851 (electronic bk.)

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