White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone Mckay Jenkins

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White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone  by  Mckay Jenkins

White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone by Mckay Jenkins
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In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Parks tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche soMoreIn 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt.

Cleveland, Glacier National Parks tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche so deep that their bodies would not be discovered until the following June. The White Death is the riveting account of that fated climb and of the breathtakingly heroic rescue attempt that ensued.In the spirit of Peter Matthiessen and John McPhee, McKay Jenkins interweaves a harrowing narrative with an astonishing expanse of relevant knowledge ranging from the history of mountain climbing to the science of snow.

Evocative and moving, this fascinating book is a humbling account of man at his most intrepid and nature at its most indomitable. From the Trade Paperback edition.



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