Forever on the Mountain The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

ISBN-10: 0393331962
ISBN-13: 9780393331967
Edition: N/A
Authors: James M. Tabor
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Description: Winner of the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival Book Awards Grand Prize (The Phyllis & Don Munday Award): "A riveting account of a long-ago mountaineering disaster."Time In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Winner of the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival Book Awards Grand Prize (The Phyllis & Don Munday Award): "A riveting account of a long-ago mountaineering disaster."Time In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded on Alaska's Mount McKinley in a vicious arctic storm. All seven perished on what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman McLean'sYoung Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that combine to make this disaster unlike any other. Maps, 8 pages of photographs.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cast of Characters
Prologue: Sharp End of the Dream
Approach
Realms of Myth
For Want of a Wrist
Fool's Gold
Ire of the Mountain King
Clash at Cougar Rock
Ascent
The Long Road North
Lone Man Walking
Divided We Falter
Friktion
Pictures of an Expedition
Terras Incognitas
Summit Conference
Blowup
Odd Man Up
Accident
Just One More Wand
Last Words
We Will Live to Tell Stories
Where Is the Cavalry?
A Most Unusual Storm
Where Death Has No Meaning
Mixed Messages
Some Will Die
Hard Men Indeed
Crossing the River
Far Too Little, Way Too Late
We Cannot Look at Him
And Two Make Three
One Hell of a Good Story
Aftermath
Hanging Jury
Memorable Quotes
Summit and ANAM
Just a Publicity Stunt
Crossing the Line
Remaking History
Twisting in the Wind
Survivors
Author's Note
Recommended Reading
Photograph Credits
Index
Maps
Alaska & Mt. McKinley / Denali
Mount McKinley, Alaska / Route of the Wilcox Expedition
1967 Tragedy Area: Camp VII to Summit

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