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The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies, on the Northwests Greatest Mounta Dee Molenaar

The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies, on the Northwests Greatest Mounta

Dee Molenaar

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ISBN : 9780916890704
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384 pages
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* Special 40th anniversary edition* Featuring 125 photos, 90 illustrations, and 15 maps* Original cover art by Dee MolenaarOriginally published in 1971, The Challenge of Rainier is a classic in mountaineering reference and literature, long consideredMore* Special 40th anniversary edition* Featuring 125 photos, 90 illustrations, and 15 maps* Original cover art by Dee MolenaarOriginally published in 1971, The Challenge of Rainier is a classic in mountaineering reference and literature, long considered the definitive work on the climbing history of Mount Rainier.Author Dee Molenaar covers geology, glaciology, and climate- early climbs dating before 1900- the pioneering efforts on over 35 routes in winter and summer- notable summit climbs- mountain tragedies on the steep slopes- and the guides who have led summit seekers over the years. For the 40th anniversary edition new information includes snowboarding and hang-gliding from the summit- more recent ascents, rescues, mountain guides, and climbing trends- updated statistics through 2010- and a new foreword by famed climber (and former Rainier guide) Ed Viesturs.