Alaska: A Climbing Guide

Alaska: A Climbing Guide

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* Guidebook details 80 climbing routes throughout Alaska * Includes photos, many with route overlays, topo route maps, climbing difficulty and time information, ratings, and more Alaska mountain guides Mike Wood and Colby Coombs have teamed up to write this definitive climbing guidebook targeting the more experienced climber. This is the ultimate guidebook for every climber intending to scale the mountains of one of the nation's last best wild places. Alaska: A Climbing Guide offers climbers a range of routes in the Chugach Range, the Alaska Range, the Fairweather Range, and more. Each of the routes has been climbed, documented, checked, and double-checked by the authors to ensure accuracy and safety. Interesting personal experiences are included as are accounts of first ascents from Fred Beckey, John Krakauer, and David Roberts.This snow dome is a good descent landmark as well. ... The combination creates very thin and brittle snow bridges. ... (12, 010 ft; 3660 m) Route * Southwest Ridge Difficulty a Alaska Grade 2+ Elevation gain a 6, 000 ft Average time a 2-3 weeks, 2-3 days on route Map k Gulkana (A-2) ... The wind blows the slopes clear of snow, making landings on skis difficult. Harley ... Other services have to fly over first to check weather, increasing the cost to you if weather actually prohibits landing.

Title:Alaska: A Climbing Guide
Author:Colby Coombs, Michael Wood
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2002-05-14


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