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Alaska Ascents : World Class Mountaineers Tell their Stories compiled by Bill Sherwonit (Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), 289 p., paper, ISBN0882404792 (PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210). LC96-3021. Denali and other peaks in Alaska challenge the best of the mountain climbers.
Denali : a Literary Anthology Sherwonit, Bill, editor. (Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 2000), 267 pp., paper, ISBN 089886710X, 1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98134. Selection from 100 years of writings related to Alaska's highest mountain, including native sacred stories, early explorations, mountaineering, natural history, and modern adventures.
Denali : Early Photographs of Our National Parks Haigh, Jane. (Whitehorse : Wolf Creek Books, 2000), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195571, Box 31275, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7. A selection of black and white photographs of Denali National Park and Preserve, taken through the 1930s.
Denali : symbol of the Alaskan wild : an illustrated history of the Denali-Mount McKinley region, Alaska Brown, William E. / Virginia Beach : Donning (184 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23462), 1993. Author served as an historian for the National Park Service for thirty years; includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN089858608. LC93-569.
Denali Road Guide : A Traveler's Guide to the Wildlife and Wilderness of Denali National Park Heacox, Kim. (Denali National Park : Alaska Natural History Association, 1999) 52 pp., paper, ISBN 0930931009, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A revision of the author's 1986 book of the same title.
Denali Road Guide : A Traveler's Guide to the Wildlife and Wilderness of Denali National Park Heacox, Kim. (Denali National Park : Alaska Natural History Association, 1999) 52 pp., paper, ISBN 0930931009, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A revision of the author's 1986 book of the same title.
Early Photographs of Our National Parks Haigh, Jane. Denali : (Whitehorse : Wolf Creek Books, 2000), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195571, Box 31275, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7. A selection of black and white photographs of Denali National Park and Preserve, taken through the 1930s.
Facing the Extreme : One Woman's Story of True Courage, Death-Defying Survival, and Her Quest for the Summit as told to Michael Hodgson Kocour, Ruth Anne. (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998), 256 pp., cloth, ISBN0312179421, or paperback, ISBN0312969856, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. An account by the only female member of a ten-person team that began an ascent of Mt. McKinley in May 1992. Nine days later, a massive weather system, the most violent on record, slammed into the mountain, trapping them on an ice shelf at 14,000 feet for 11 days and leaving them to fight for their very survival.
Highlights in the History of Mt. McKinley by Chalon A. Harris. Online here. Provided courtesy of Alice Kidd.
In the shadow of Denali : life and death on Alaska's Mount McKinley Waterman, Jonathan. / New York : Dell Pub, 1994. 246p. Various stories of climbers, guides, and rescuers who experienced "The High One." ISBN0385312458. wln94-222643.
James Wickersham, U. S. District Judge of Alaska : Transcripts of Diaries 1-13, January 1, 1900-February 13, 1908 Wickersham, James., transcribed by Mary Anne Slemmons, (Juneau : Alaska State Library, 2000), 382 pp., unbound, P. O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. No longer available. Transcribed from original diaries held in the Alaska Historical Collections, these are the first thirteen of 47 diaries recording the life and career of Alaska's first District Judge. Included are his attempt to scale Mount McKinley and other adventures described in his 1938 book Old Yukon : Tales-Trails-and Trials.
Riding the Wild Side of Denali : Alaskan Adventures with Horses and Huskies Collins, Miki and Julie Collins. (Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1998), 224 pp., paperback, ISBN094539764X, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Twin sisters living a traditional lifestyle in the vast Interior wilderness describe their experiences with their sled dogs and uniquely sturdy Icelandic horses.
To the Top of Denali : Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak Sherwonit, Bill. (Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, c. 1990, 2000), 368 pp., ISBN 0882405322, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Tenth anniversary edition of classic anthology of McKinley stories.

 

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