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Alaska: A Climbing Guide


 Alaska: A Climbing Guide
 

by Sean Hudson

June 18, 2002

Talkeetna, Alaska-based mountain guides Michael Wood and Colby Coombs have teamed up to write Alaska: A Climbing Guide, the definitive climbing guidebook to Alaska's mountain peaks, from the Southeast to the Brooks Range.

Perfect for the more experienced climber intending to scale peaks in the nation's last, best wild places, Alaska: A Climbing Guide offers 80 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 to ensure accuracy and saftey. Interesting personal experiences are included as are accounts of first ascents by mountaineering greats such as Fred Beckey, Jon Krakauer, and David Roberts.

About the Authors

Michael Wood began climbing in Alaska in 1991. He now lives in Talkeetna, Alaska, where he is a climber and carpenter. He also instructs and guides for the Alaska Mountaineering School and Alaska Denali Guiding. Colby Coombs and his wife live in Talkeetna, Alaska, and direct the Alaska Mountaineering School and Alaska Denali Guiding. Coomb's first climb was Denali's West Buttress in 1985, and he has been climbing and instructing in Alaska ever since. He is also the author of Denali's West Butress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley's Classic Route.

For more information on any of these books, visit the Mountaineers Books website.



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